Viet Nam News
HCM City – For the first time ever, the list of national Public Private Partnership projects in the 2016-2020 period was submitted to the Government late last week by the Ministry of Planning and Investment.
The list was carefully selected from three ministries and four localities that have great demand for PPP capital, including the ministries of Transport, Health, Agriculture and Rural Development and the cities of Hà Nội, HCM City and Đà Nẵng, in addition to the province of Quảng Ninh.
To be listed, such projects had to meet the requirements of large size, high feasibility, careful preparation, high importance and suitability.
A number of 68 projects have been chosen with total capital of VNĐ335 trillion (US$15 billion), of which the Government needs to prepare total capital of VNĐ115 trillion ($5.2 billion).
The 68 projects were divided into two groups with 26 listed as top priority with total capital of VNĐ255 trillion ($11.5 billion).
The Ministry of Planning and Investment has worked with the Ministry of Transport to name all 20 projects of the North–South High-Speed Railway on the list.
The top-priority list includes the Đồng Điền Reservoir, a high-technology solid waste treatment plant in Hà Nội, a waste water treatment plant in Hòa Khánh Industrial Park in central city of Đà Nẵng, the monorail project No 3 in HCM City, and one project of the Ministry of Information and Communications.
“These are projects that basically can recoup their investment and attract concern from investors,” Đào Quang Thu, deputy minister of Planning and Investment, was quoted as saying in Đầu Tư (Việt Nam Investment Review) newspaper.
The Ninh Bình-Thanh Hóa Highway project has attracted the most concern of investors. The four-lane, 107 km long project has five investors waiting approval.
“Due to the limitation of the Government’s capital, it is difficult to encourage private investors to join PPP projects, and therefore, relevant authorities must pay attention to such priority PPP projects,” the deputy minister added.
“To increase attraction for PPP projects, especially with international investors, the Government’s risk share policy should be adjusted and updated soon, including the revenue guarantee,” Nguyễn Nhật, deputy minister of Transport, said.
In addition, the ministry has also published a PPP project list on the locality level including 40 projects (mostly transport) at a total cost of VNĐ40 trillion ($1.8 billion). -- VNS