In a bid to resolve obstacles to the implementation of the national electronic toll collection (ETC) project, the government has allowed the Ministry of Transport (MoT) to decide the how much revenue to extract from BOT projects to pay for ETC service.
The HCM City Department of Transport has begun to dismantle the tollbooths in the Thủ Thiêm Tunnel under the Sài Gòn River, which have remained unused for six years, to ease the flow of traffic.
The Ministry of Transport has provided an explanation on the controversial toll collection policy on National Highway 5.
The proposal by the Innovative Technology Development (ITD) Corporation to build tollbooths around the HCM City centre has been met with criticism from experts working in various fields.
The Ministry of Transport says it is not feasible to remove toll booths on national roads because the Government would have to shell out significant sums of money to compensate private investors.
Innovative Technology Development Corporation has sent a proposal to the HCM City People’s Committee to install automatic tollbooths to collect tolls from vehicles entering the city centre.