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Directorate orders monitoring of overloaded trucks on expressway

Update: April, 15/2015 - 16:21
A refrigerated truck carrying seafood on the Ha Noi – Lao Cai expressway. — Photo

HA NOI (VNS) — The directorate for roads of Viet Nam (DRVN) has issued a document, ordering tighter control over overloaded trucks on the Noi Bai–Lao Cai expressway.

In Document 1751, issued on Monday, the directorate requested the department of roads number one to work with the transport departments of Vinh Phuc, Yen Bai and Phu Tho, through which the road runs, and the Viet Nam Expressway Corporation (VEC) to increase inspections and to verify a report received by the DRVN hotline that claimed 90 per cent of the refrigerated trucks carrying seafood on this road were overloaded.

The document also asked these agencies to intensify inspections on the branch roads connecting the expressway.

According to Voice of Viet Nam, DRVN General Director Nguyen Van Huyen said between March 18 and March 23, his agency and concerned agencies conducted a week-long inspection of overloaded trucks on the road. They discovered that 48 out of 2,992 trucks stopped for inspection were overloaded.

The 265km-long Ha Noi–Lao Cai expressway, which opened to traffic last September, goes through the five provinces of Ha Noi, Vinh Phuc, Phu Tho and Yen Bai, as well as Lao Cai. — VNS

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