Updated  
August, 16 2014 09:24:00

Overloaded trucks advised to cull cargo

Photo Vnexpress.net

HA NOI (VNS)— Dozens of trucks overloaded with wood have been stuck at the La Lay border gate in central Quang Tri Province for three weeks.

Nguyen Van Long, a customs official at the border gate said that as many as 73 trucks had queued up for nearly one kilometre in front of the border gate since July 25.

Border authorities have told the drivers to unload part of their cargo before they can get a customs clearance.

He said they would not be allowed to proceed unless they complied with the order.

However, reports say the border gate area is not big enough to store all the wood.

Nguyen Huu Tho, a truck driver said his truck had been stuck for more than 10 days.

"The owner of the wood told me to unload the cargo and get a clearance, but there is no place to do the job," he said.

Nguyen Huu Dung, vice chairman of the provincial People's Committee, said that the committee was working with relevant departments and sectors to solve the problem.

He said the 12-km-long road from the border gate to HCM City was built years ago and could only handle trucks with loads of less than 18 tonnes.

"These trucks are really heavy. If they get customs clearance and pass on this road, they will damage it," he said.

To solve the problem, the People's Committee has told border officials to quickly find an area for the truck to unload.

He predicted the traffic jam at the border would disappear in the next few days. — VNS


Send Us Your Comments:
Name:
Your E-mail address:
Title:
 

VietNamNews may edit your comments and not all emails will be published.

Highlight

Authorities step in to save old trees 1    Authorities step in to save old trees

The Ha Noi People's Committee has asked Ha Noi Urban Railway Management Unit to try to avoid chopping down many old trees to make way for a future metro line.

Young travellers rescue bus accident victims Young travellers rescue bus accident victims

A group of 16 young Vietnamese motorbikers were first on the scene at last Monday's tragic bus accident on its way from the resort town of Sa Pa, which killed 13 of the 50 passengers on a sleeper bus.

Capital's new urban areas still without safe tap water Capital's new urban areas still without safe tap water

People living in apartment buildings of the capital's new urban areas are expressing concern over poor-quality tap water.

Minister acts on highway peril Minister acts on highway peril

The Ministry of Transport has urged Lao Cai People's Committee to co-ordinate the completion of the highway linking Noi Bai airport with Lao Cai and the resort town of Sa Pa.

VN film triumphs at Venice festival VN film triumphs at Venice festival

A film by Vietnamese female director Nguyen Hoang Diep beat seven other foreign debut features to win the Best Film prize at the 2014 Venice International Film Festival's International Critics' Week.