Deputy Prime Minister Le Van Thanh has just worked with the Ministry of Transport on the implementation of a non-stop electronic toll collection system and traffic BOT projects in general and the aviation sector in particular.
Deputy Prime Minister Le Van Thanh has just worked with the Ministry of Transport on the implementation of a non-stop electronic toll collection system. Photo: News.
At the meeting, reporting to the Deputy Prime Minister on the progress of implementing the automatic non-stop toll collection system, Director General of the Public-Private Partnership (PPP) Department of the Ministry of Transport Le Kim Thanh said that currently all toll stations Tolls with high traffic volume are installed all non-stop toll collection (ETC) to ensure that only 1 mixed lane is maintained in each direction of traffic.
However, there are still 102 lanes out of 23 toll stations, which are not yet guaranteed, requiring the toll stations to maintain only 1 mixed toll lane in each direction. Of these, there are 38 lanes out of 13 stations managed by the Ministry of Transport and 64 lanes out of 10 stations managed locally.
According to the leader of the PPP Department, for the stations managed by the Ministry of Transport, the BOT investor has completed the preparation work, however, due to the influence of the Covid-19 epidemic, the order time has been delayed. Procurement of equipment takes a long time, affecting the progress of deployment.
Out of 38 lanes out of 13 stations, 24 lanes out of 8 stations are committed by the investor to be completed in June, and the remaining 14 lanes out of 5 stations are at risk of delay due to the longer time to import equipment compared to the plan. plan. In the process of installing the remaining toll lanes, toll collection without stopping at the toll booths still takes place normally because the stations have been installed with a large number of ETC toll lanes.
For locally managed stations, it is difficult to import equipment, leading to a delay in the deployment progress. Currently, localities are committed to completing before June 30, especially 16 lanes on 2 toll stations (An Suong An Lac Station and Hanoi Highway Station) managed by the People’s Committee of Ho Chi Minh City are likely to be behind schedule.
Facing the above situation, PPP Director General Le Kim Thanh proposed that the Government direct BOT investors to install the remaining toll lanes to ensure that at each toll station, there is only one mixed toll gate in each direction. run. The Ministry of Transport also proposes to the Government to have a mechanism to stop or close the toll lanes for installing ETC behind schedule.
In addition, Mr. Le Kim Thanh also said that the number of vehicles participating in affixing tags in recent years has increased very positively. Currently, there are about 3 million vehicles participating in the service, accounting for more than 65% of the total number of vehicles nationwide.
The Ministry of Transport believes that the goal by the end of this year, the number of vehicles with ETC tags to reach 80-90% is feasible.
At the meeting, Deputy Prime Minister Le Van Thanh said that the installation progress of the automatic toll collection system did not stop at a number of highway projects managed by the Vietnam Expressway Development Investment Corporation (VEC). reason is very slow. Specifically, at BOT Cau Gie – Ninh Binh, Noi Bai – Lao Cai, Da Nang – Quang Ngai, Ho Chi Minh City – Long Thanh – Dau Giay.
“Currently, the projects managed by the Ministry of Transport have basically been completed, similar to the projects managed by the locality, have basically met the target, only VEC projects have not been completed. The goal is that by June 30, VEC must basically complete a non-stop automatic toll collection system,” directed Deputy Prime Minister Le Van Thanh.
In addition, the Deputy Prime Minister also requested that by the end of July, VEC must complete the installation of an automatic toll collection system that does not stop at 4 projects under management, otherwise, the station will have to be discharged and must be completed before it can be collected. return fee.
The preparation of scenarios and plans to deal with the case that a number of unmarked vehicles still enter the expressway before the pilot deadline for automatic toll collection without stopping all lanes on some expressways from 1/6, was also assigned by Deputy Prime Minister Le Van Thanh to the Ministry of Transport.
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