Toll collection suspended in southern Vietnam to facilitate transport of goods

Thursday, 2021-07-22 11:50:27
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Deputy Minister Le Dinh Tho visits a COVID-19 checkpoint in Binh Duong Province.
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NDO - The collection of fees on toll roads in southern provinces and cities where strict COVID-19 prevention measures are in place, under the decision known as Decree 16, has been suspended to facilitate the transport of goods within the region.

Toll stations outside the areas where Decree 16 is in effect have also granted exemption for vehicles transporting medicines, medical equipment, machinery and goods.

The Ministry of Transport reported that traffic was uninterrupted in the 19 southern provinces and cities under Decree 16 following an inspection tour by Deputy Minister Le Dinh Tho in the past several days.

Speaking at a conference on July 21, Tho suggested that Ho Chi Minh City should utilise taxis to enhance the goods distribution capacity to all places within the inner city.

With regards to congestion at entrance roads to Hanoi and Hai Phong, the authorities in these two cities have adjusted their control methods to relieve the pressure at checkpoints.

Hai Phong is now allowing vehicles to travel to the port area and drivers will be checked before entering the port while Hanoi has also established “green tracks” for the transport of goods.