|Vehicles run on Hà Nội-Hải Phòng Highway. Hải Dương Province wants to reduce the fee for container trucks on this highway. – VNA/VNS Photo Minh Sơn |Viet Nam News -
HẢI DƯƠNG (VNS) — The People’s Committee of the northern province of Hải Dương has requested a reduction in the fee for container trucks using Highway No 5 and Hà Nội-Hải Phòng Highway.
The request was received by the ministries of transport and finance and the Việt Nam Infrastructure Development and Finance Investment Joint Stock Company (VIDIFI).
According to Nguyễn Anh Cương, deputy chairman of the provincial committee, many vehicles, especially container trucks, are now running on Road 391 to avoid paying high fees at two toll stations on the highways.
This has led to Road 391 being overburdened and has affected traffic safety, local residents’ lives on both sides of the road and the design of the road bed, he said.
To deal with the situation, the committee has suggested the ministries and VIDIFI reduce their fee for vehicles with a capacity of 40 feet or more running on the highways.
The suggestion aims to minimise the burden on Road 391, ensure traffic safety on that route, improve traffic flow and enhance the usage efficiency of Highway No. 5 and Hà Nội-Hải Phòng Highway.
Earlier, VIDIFI had asked the transport ministry to approve a temporary fee reduction of 35 per cent for trucks weighing more than 18 tonnes and for 40-foot container trucks.
After 2016, based on traffic flow, VIDIFI will report to the ministry on the issue of adjusting fees for 40-foot container trucks.
Also, on May 5, Phả Lại toll station on Highway No 18 in the northern province of Quảng Ninh will halt operations, the Việt Nam Road Administration said. — VNS