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Multiple vehicles found to have more one ETC tag

The Saigon Times

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HCMC – The Directorate for Roads has said multiple vehicles have been found to have more than one electronic toll collection (ETC) tag.

A working group established by the Directorate for Roads found that ePasses of Viettel Group’s Vietnam Digital Transport JSC (VDTC) and e-Tags of the VETC Electronic Toll Collection Company have been both stuck on many vehicles while just one of the two tags is needed for each vehicle.

Therefore, certain toll payment accounts issued by one of the two companies already have user data stored by the other, according to a review of nine vehicles on the database of VDTC and VETC.

Military-run telecom giant Viettel Group earlier reported that the ePasses of nearly 40,000 vehicles had been superseded by e-Tags, thus leading to these vehicles having problems at tollgates.

According to the directorate, the tags that have been in use for a long time might deteriorate, so they need to be replaced.

The directorate urged the two ETC service providers to report by August 15, allowing relevant agencies to come up with solutions promptly.

The Ministry of Transport also assigned Vietnam Register to work closely with the ETC service providers and relevant agencies to make sure that vehicles that visit the registration centers must have toll payment tags.

Data by the General Department of Roads showed that the number of vehicles having ETC tags is 3.52 million, accounting for 75.9% of the total.

Given the current pace, the directorate expects that the target of issuing ETC tags to 80% of the automobiles in the country by the end of August can be reached.

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