Roads Directorate to examine Dau Giay toll station hinh anh 1The Dau Giay toll station (Photo: VNA)
Hanoi (VNA) – The Directorate for Roads of Vietnam (DRVN) decided to set up a team to probe into toll collection activities at Dau Giay station on Ho Chi Minh City-Long Thanh-Dau Giay expressway, said DRVN General Director Nguyen Van Huyen on February 16.

Toll collection activities at the station are managed and operated by the State-run Vietnam Expressway Corporation (VEC). The examination will start on February 18.

The move comes after armed robbers escaped with almost 100,000 USD during a toll-station raid in early February.

Questions were raised over the amount of money stolen at the station on the busy HCM City-Long Thanh-Dau Giay expressway in southern Vietnam on the morning of February 7, the third day of the Lunar New Year.

Police said the two thieves made off with 2.2 billion VND (94,500 USD) in cash, which was reportedly the cash collected that morning alone, much higher than previous VEC’s report that the daily revenue reached no more than 1 billion VND (42,900 USD).

Results of the examination will be publicised, Huyen said.

On February 15, the VEC announced daily revenue of the combined three stations on the HCM City-Long Thanh-Dau Giay expressway in the Lunar New Year holidays, which hit 3.24 billion VND (about 140,000 USD).-VNA