Tuesday, 12/02/2019 00:30 (GMT + 7)
Vietnam Highway Development Investment Corporation (VEC) has spoken after the social network emerged information flow to raise the issue of toll revenue for the HCMC-Long Thanh-Dau Giay highway. as transparency in tax collection on other highways.
A charging station on the highway in Ho Chi Minh City – Long Thanh – Dau Giay is just finished – Photo: A. Nguyet
On the afternoon of February 11, Vietnam Highway Development and Investment Corporation (VEC) had news about the customs revenue of the HCMC-Long Thanh-Dau Giay Expressway after the robbery took place here. February 7 (the third day of the new year of the moon) as well as transparency in toll on other highways managed and operated by VEC.
According to the VEC, just after the robbery took place the morning of February 7, at the Dau Giay station in Ho Chi Minh City-Long Thanh-Dau Giay highway, there were some information flows on social networks. in particular, this toll road transport revenue and transparency of motorway tax collection are managed and operated by the VEC in general.
Therefore, VEC has information for press releases about getting more information, which reflects public opinion in order to better understand the tax collection and the process of monitoring tolls on high roads. speed.
VEC projects are not BOT projects
Regarding the organization of the tax collection, VEC stated that this company was established in 2004, is a state-owned company, a core of national highway construction. VEC is awarded by the state to be investor, management and operation and operation of 4 high-speed roads: Cau Gie-Ninh Binh, Noi Bai-Lao Cai, Da Nang-Quang Ngai and Ho Chi Minh City-Long Thanh-Dau Giay VEC projects are not BOT projects).
Currently, the organization of customs duty on these four highway projects is awarded by VEC to its member departments: Joint Stock Company, Vietnam Expressway Operation and Maintenance Joint Stock Company (VEC O & M). Vietnam Highway Service (VEC S) and Vietnam Highway Technical Service Joint Stock Company (VEC E).
Because tax collection is one of VEC's important tasks to repay the loan and return the investment, the VEC manager must be particularly attentive and regularly manage the units to comply with applicable rules. on the organization of charging, supervision and inspection of the process of organizing fee collection.
VEC has developed processes for collecting fees, monitoring payment collection, overhaul and securing transparency, advertising, strict management against toll loss. Assign the task of directly organizing tax collection on highways as well as for each motorway; set up the internal monitoring department, after inspecting unit collection work.
To strengthen management and supervision, VEC established the Vietnam Expressway Operation Monitoring Center (VEC M Center, an independent unit) in 2015. One of the centre's main functions and tasks is to monitor the collection, maintenance, operation and utilization of motorways managed by VEC … (after inspection).
Collection method: High-speed roads invested by VEC are newly built and closed tolls. (Tollops collection methods Checking motorway entrances and exits via electrical card system. E). Vehicles must pay a fee depending on the vehicle type, the actual distance of the transport (km) and the unit price corresponding to each type of vehicle (VND / km) published. on the mass media and in customs gates on the route.
Staff involved in the fee collection process: Accounting for card tickets, fee collectors, supervisors (internal operator oversight and VEC M Center supervisors), post-inspection staff.
How is the fee collection and management process?
VEC shows members' working hours: Divide into 3 shifts / day and night (change 1 from 6:30 am to 11:30 am, change 2 from 11:30 am to 6:30 pm, change 3 from 6:30 pm to 6:30 am the next morning.
At the beginning of the shift, the staff collected the fee for receiving tickets, electronic cards from the card accounting department, and collecting fees at the prescribed station. At the end of the shift, the staff collects data to compare data with the supervisor, the mail checker, hand over the ticket number and the remaining card to account for the card ticket and pay the proceeds of the job change to the station cashier. The customs collector is responsible for maintaining the toll during the change, paying and transferring to the cashier of the station in accordance with the regulations. The cashier is responsible for managing the fee before it is transferred to the bank.
VEC signed a cooperation agreement with banks to organize collection of fees: Normal days, banks regularly collect money on customs booths on a regular basis once a day; For holidays, New Year is 2 days / time or at the request of VEC.
The fee level confirms that VEC confirms compliance with the provisions of Decision No 3789 / QD-BGTVT, dated 23 November 2016 from the Ministry of Transport for approval of the financial plan for 5 highway projects, because VEC is the first owner. investments; The Ministry of Transport's circular 35/2016 / TT-BGTVT, November 15, 2016 regulates the maximum price for road application services for investment projects to build roads for business managed by MOT.
As regards the management and use of tolls, the VEC stated that the management and use of tolls for motorway transport projects invested and managed by VEC are carried out in accordance with the financial plans for approved projects. ; Regulation on management and use of tolls Debt Management Regulation and Rules and Guidelines of Competent Authorities which prioritize motorway tolls to repay loans, management, maintenance and tax collection charges.
"Every day and every month, units that receive VEC's charge collection on highways, traffic reports, and revenue for each toll station sent to the VEC. VEC reports quarterly to the Ministry of Transport, Vietnam Road Secretary General's Road Traffic and Road Transport Administration on request. from the Ministry of Transport ".
VEC regularly publishes public traffic information through VEC highways managed on the VEC website.
How is the supervision and inspection of collection activities?
In order to ensure accurate, public and transparent charging of fees, in addition to the post-control and internal supervision of charging of high-speed operators operating by VEC (VEC O & M, VEC S, VEC E), Vietnam Expressway Operation Monitoring Center (VEC M) organizes road toll monitoring.
The supervision and inspection of the fee collection process is carried out 24 hours a day by the VEC, through many phases, many departments involved, from direct on-site supervision, surveillance through large screens to monitoring close to the camera system and monitoring software, and arranging overhaul and review. Images of computer information on toll booths and images on toll booths are sent directly to the VEC M. Field Monitoring Office.
Periodic fee collection data is supported for monitoring and inspection. That includes: database files, image files circulated through the station, video files that continuously monitor the path, backed up as datasets and stored for at least 5 years. Video files for cabin monitoring and panoramic surveillance are backed up in the form of data files and stored for at least 1 year in accordance with applicable rules.
The organization of the collection, monitoring, inspection and inspection of the VEC is in accordance with applicable rules in accordance with each field condition on each motorway project that ensures publicity and transparency. .
In addition, the General Department of Roads of Vietnam and Legal Protection Agencies regularly inspect and closely monitor the operation of the utilization and collection of tolls on motorways invested by VEC. .
"VEC wants news agencies to quickly and accurately reflect the official information related to the tax collection of VEC highway projects so that public opinion can have an objective view of the work. Investment tax, management VEC projects" – press release stated.
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