|Toll station No1 on National Highway 5. – VNA/VNS Photo|Viet Nam News
HÀ NỘI – The Directorate for Roads of Việt Nam has started to supervise toll collection in a National Highway 5 section in Hải Phòng City’s An Dương District to prevent loss of fees.
The move was made following reports of alleged fraud committed by employees at the station in the northern city. They allegedly collected toll from drivers at rates lower than those specified by the State without giving tickets to the drivers to pocket the money.
The assigned tasks will include round-the-clock supervision of fee collection at the toll station for 10 days, from Monday, to find the real amount collected at the toll station each day.
The station is managed by the Vietnam Infrastructure Development and Finance Investment Joint Stock Company.
All toll stations will be supervised, according to the Directorate for Roads of Việt Nam.
Earlier, after supervising toll collection at a toll station on Pháp Vân-Cầu Giẽ Expressway, a key route south of Hà Nội, inspectors found the total collection increased by VNĐ700 million (US$31,400) each day, compared with the total amount collected before the supervision.
However, a representative of the joint investor of the project to upgrade Pháp Vân-Cầu Giẽ Expressway said the increased amount resulted from an increase in the number of vehicles using the expressway.
The transport ministry has approved the Directorate for Roads of Việt Nam’s decision to prepare a master plan to increase supervision and transparency in toll collection in road projects managed by the ministry. The plan will focus on building a fee collection and supervision software and complete related legal documents and regulations. – VNS