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Toll fees to rise on two expressways

The Saigon Times

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HCMC – The Vietnam Expressway Corporation (VEC) will hike toll fees on heavy-duty trucks on the Cau Gie-Ninh Binh and HCMC-Long Thanh-Dau Giay expressways, starting September 1.

The fee hike will affect trucks weighing 10 tons or above, and container trucks.

For the Cau Gie-Ninh Binh expressway, tolls for group-4 vehicles, which consist of trucks of 10 tons to less than 18 tons and those carrying 20-feet shipping containers, will increase from VND88,000 to VND108,000 for the longest stretch between Liem Tuyen Commune and Cao Bo Commune.

Group-5 vehicles, which are trucks of more than 18 tons and those transporting 40-feet shipping containers, will pay VND173,000 instead of the current VND133,000 if they use the full route. Similar hikes will be applied to shorter distances.

On the HCMC-Long Thanh-Dau Giay expressway, the longest segment between Long Phuoc Commune and Dau Giay Townlet will incur a fee of VND250,000 for group-4 trucks, up from VND236,000. Group-5 trucks covering the complete route will be charged VND400,000, up from the current VND373,000.

VEC has clarified that these toll fee adjustments are aligned with Government Resolution 35/2016, designed to support business development until 2020. The corporation has been offering a toll discount of 20% for group-4 vehicles and 25% for group-5 vehicles on these routes since 2016 as per this resolution.

However, VEC sees the fee discount as no longer appropriate due to its debt repayment plan already approved by the Ministry of Transport.

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