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Software problems plague toll station

Update: February, 24/2016 - 15:19

The Bac Thang Long – Noi Bai Toll Station. — Photo tienphong.vn

HA NOI (VNS) — Directorate for Road of Viet Nam (DRV) wants Vietracimex 8-BOT JSC, the investor and manager of Bac Thang Long–Noi Bai Toll Station, to deal with toll collection problems there.

In an inspection conducted from January 18 to 22, the authorities discovered that the monitoring software was not working. The types of vehicles, images, videos and other information such as licence plates and fees of vehicles passing through the station had not been identified and stored.

"Due to the software problems, there is no data at the station for authorities to monitor," Nguyen Xuan Cuong, vice-general director of the DRV, said.

The Directorate asked Vietracimex 8-BOT JSC to deal with the problem and to report the results to the directorate before March 15.

The station is used by Vietracimex 8-BOT JSC to collect toll to recover its capital for building a road section of National Highway 2 over 16 years, 10 months and 11 days, beginning from January 2011.

The 11km road section was constructed with an investment of more than VND500 billion (more than US$22.3 million) under a BOT model and opened to traffic from December 2010.

The 23m-wide road has four motor vehicle lanes and two mixed lanes. — VNS

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