Viet Nam News
HÀ NỘI — All cars travelling through toll tax stations on National Highway 18 in Cẩm Phả City of Quảng Ninh Province would be offered toll exemption.
The toll exemption, during the Tết (Lunar New Year) holiday, will last from February 14 to 20, online newspaper vov.vn reported.
The Biên Cương BOT Stock Company, which is an investor of the project of upgrading Hạ Long-Mông Dương road section on NH 18, started toll exemption as a trial on Monday by delivering free tickets for cars at the toll stations of Km153+45 and Km156+985 on Hạ Long-Mông Dương section of NH 18.
The free tickets to under 12-seater vehicles were also offered to locals who have residential registration in Cẩm Phả City’s seven wards of Cẩm Tây, Cẩm Bình, Cẩm Đông and Cẩm Sơn, as well as Cẩm Phú, Cẩm Thịnh and Cửa Ông.
The buses with fixed journeys through the stations and cars of State and Government offices based in Cẩm Phả City will also benefit from the toll exemption.
Under 12-seat car owners who have residential registration in nine other wards of Quang Hanh, Cẩm Thủy, Cẩm Trung and Cẩm Thành, as well as Mông Dương, Cẩm Hải, Dương Huy and Cộng Hòa will enjoy a fee reduction of 70 per cent, meaning that they have to pay only VNĐ10,000 (4.5 US cent) per ticket.
The project of upgrading Hạ Long-Mông Dương road section, which has a total length of 31.5km, has been capitalised VNĐ1.4 trillion (US$61 million) by the Biên Cương BOT Stock Company under build-operation-transfer (BOT).
The road section was widened to four lanes, which helped reduce traffic congestion in the area of Cẩm Phả City.
The project was completed after two years of construction. — VNS