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Trung Luong-My Thuan expy toll collection set to start Aug 8

The Saigon Times

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HCMC – Toll collection for the Trung Luong-My Thuan expressway will start from August 8.

The highest toll for the entire 51-kilometer route is nearly VND335,000 per vehicle, the local media reported.

Toll collection will last 14 years and eight months, Tran Van Bon, director of the Tien Giang Department of Transport, said yesterday (August 4).

The provincial government had earlier announced lower toll fees for the expy compared to the previous proposal by Trung Luong-My Thuan BOT JSC, the investor of the expressway.

Cars with under 12 seats, trucks below two tons and public buses are charged VND103,000 for the entire route, down VND5,000 from the level earlier proposed by the investor.

The fee for the entire route for vehicles with 12-30 seats and trucks weighing two to four tons is VND154,000.

Passenger coaches with 31 seats or above and trucks below 10 tons pay VND180,000 for the entire route, down VND10,000. In addition, trucks weighing 10-18 tons are charged VND231,700, down by VND77,300.

The toll fee charged for trucks weighing 18 tons or more and 40-foot container vehicles will be VND334,700, down VND97,300.

The Trung Luong-My Thuan expressway, which has four lanes and allows for a maximum speed of 80 kilometers per hour, was opened to traffic in late April after 13 years of construction.

The road, which starts at the HCMC-Trung Luong expressway and ends at the An Thai Trung Intersection in Tien Giang Province, helps ease the pressure on National Highway 1 and halve the travel time between HCMC and My Thuan.

Over the past 90 days of toll-free operations, over 2.2 million vehicles have used the Trung Luong-My Thuan expressway, according to the investor of the expressway.

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