Increases from April 1 to cover extensive wear and tear on two routes.
Tolls for traveling along National Highway No. 5 and the Hanoi - Hai Phong Highway will increase on April 1, the Vietnam Infrastructure Development and Finance Investment Joint Stock Company (Vidifi) announced on March 16.
The Hanoi - Hai Phong Highway has different tolls depending on the distance traveled. The stretch from Hanoi to Highway No. 353 and Hai Phong city or Do Son is to be from VND190,000 ($8.50) to VND750,000 ($33.65), depending on the vehicle type, while from Hanoi to Dinh Vu Harbor will range from VND210,000 ($9.40) to VND840,000 ($37.70).
Travel from Hanoi to Highway No. 38B will cost VND100,000 ($4.50) to VND400,000 ($8), and from Hanoi to Highway No. 39 in Hung Yen province will range from VND40,000 ($1.80) to VND170,000 ($7.60).
Tolls on vehicles of less-than-12-seats and trucks under 12 tonnes therefore increase 25 per cent, while the toll for 40-foot container trucks remains unchanged.
On National Highway No.5, the toll for vehicles of less-than-12-seats is to be VND45,000 ($2) and VND200,000 ($9) for trucks of over 18 tonnes and container trucks.
Explaining why tolls have now increased five times, Mr. Dao Van Chien, Chairman of Vidifi, said the roads suffer extensive damage due to the number of vehicles they cater to.
The Hanoi - Hai Phong Highway is the most modern in Vietnam, with six lanes and a maximum speed of 120 km/h.