|A new regime of exemption and fee reduction for commercial vehicles registered in nearby townships will be applied at BOT Bạc Liêu toll booth from Wednesday. — Photo dantri.com.vn |Viet Nam News
BẠC LIÊU — A new regime of exemption and fee reduction for commercial vehicles registered in nearby townships has been applied at the BOT Bạc Liêu toll booth from Wednesday.
This was announced on Tuesday by Nguyễn Văn Phương, chairman of the Board of Members of BOT Bạc Liêu Limited Company, which is also the investor at BOT Sóc Trăng on National Highway 1, in a document sent to the local authorities, including Bạc Liêu Province’s People’s Committee, the provincial transport department, the people’s committees of Châu Hưng Township and Vĩnh Lợi District’s Châu Hưng A Commune.
Starting from Wednesday, buses from Châu Hưng Township and Châu Hưng A Commune will enjoy toll exemption, while non-commercial vehicles that are not registered in Bạc Liêu Province, and other kinds of vehicles will enjoy 40 and 20 per cent fee reduction.
The toll at BOT Bạc Liêu toll booth will range from VNĐ15,000 (US$0.6) to VNĐ84,000 ($3.7), depending on the type of vehicles. The toll applied to commercial vehicles will be between VNĐ20,000 and VNĐ112,000 ($0.9-4.9).
According to Phương, for the implementation of the BOT Bạc Liêu Project, the investor did not build an overpass route through Bạc Liêu City but upgraded National Highway 1A with a total investment capital of over VNĐ6 billion ($264,000).
He also said the toll reduction for certain types of vehicles at the Bạc Liêu toll booth is being carried out in accordance with the Ministry of Transport’s instruction.
The Bạc Liêu BOT toll booth has been in operation since December 30, 2016, and has a payback period of some 15 years. — VNS