PM urges quick disclosure of electronic toll collection roadmap at BOT projects

April 24, 2018 | 11:39
PM Nguyen Xuan Phuc urged the Ministry of Transport to quickly make public the roadmap for installation of non-stop toll collection systems at Build-Operate-Transfer (BOT) road projects.
pm urges quick disclosure of electronic toll collection roadmap at bot projects
PM Nguyen Xuan Phuc asks for quick publication of the roadmap for installation of electronic toll collection systems at BOT projects- Photo: VGP/Quang Hieu

The Government chief stressed the point on Monday at a meeting attended by representatives of several relevant ministries and localities.

PM Phuc also tasked the Ministry of Transport to work with the Ministry of Finance and other competent agencies to calculate appropriate fee rates for non-stop toll collection stations.

The Government encouraged all BOT projects to install non-stop toll collection systems following public rage over unreasonable toll booths and high fees.

He emphasized the necessity to continue mobilization of financial resources from non-state sectors for transport infrastructure development amid financial constraints.

According to the Ministry of Transport, BOT road projects have been inspected by the State Audit of Viet Nam since April 2014 in order to eliminate unreasonable fees.

In the first nine months of 2017, the State Audit recommended cutting time for toll collection by up to 62 years and eight months at 22 BOT projects, or equal to the reduction of VND22 trillion.

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