(En.vneconomy.vn) Tolls to be applied on nine expressways.
The Ministry of Transport has proposed a pilot toll collection plan on nine expressways invested in by the State and to be put into operation before 2025.
These include the Ho Chi Minh City - Trung Luong Expressway and eight sections of the Eastern North-South Expressway during the 2017-2020 period, which are Cao Bo - Mai Son, Mai Son - National Highway No. 45, National Highway No. 45 - Nghi Son, Nghi Son - Dien Chau, Cam Lo - La Son, Vinh Hao - Phan Thiet, Phan Thiet - Dau Giay, and My Thuan Bridge 2.
Implementation will be conducted until laws are passed by the National Assembly on toll collections for expressways.
Tolls are determined on the basis of three principles. Firstly, based on the benefits and affordability of expressway users. Secondly, the total amount of tolls collected after deducting operating expenses must ensure the State budget balance. And thirdly, tolls must be calculated for each specific route in accordance with local socio-economic conditions.