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Higher toll proposed for NH1A diversion

Update: June, 01/2015 - 17:06
A stretch of diverted road from the National Highway No 1 in central Ha Tinh Province. — Photo mt.gov.vn

HA TINH (VNS) — Car drivers will have to pay VND35,000-200,000 (US$1.5-9) from January 1, 2016, to use a 16-km diverted road from National Highway No. 1A in central Ha Tinh Province.

The toll will vary according to the loading capacity of vehicles; vehicles under 2 tonnes will pay the lowest toll and those above 18 tonnes will pay the highest.

The toll, which has been proposed by Song Da Corporation to the Ministry of Transport, is 1.75 times higher than the existing rate of VND20,000-160,000 ($0.9-7).

The diverted road, constructed on the Build-Operate-Transfer model, has been under repair on a total investment of VND 807 billion ($36.9 million) since December 2014. It is expected to be reopened before September 13. — VNS


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