|The Cửu Long (Mekong) Delta is currently inviting bids for many construction and infrastructure packages worth billions of đồng. — Photo baodauthau.vn|Viet Nam News
MEKONG DELTA — Provinces in the Cửu Long (Mekong) Delta have invited bids for many large infrastructure works.
Kiên Giang has two traffic infrastructure packages, according to Nguyễn Văn Tư, director of the provincial Department of Transport’s investment and construction projects management board.
One, worth VNĐ200 billion (US$8.7 million), is for the construction of a section of road ĐT971 from National highway No 80 to the Hòn Trẹm crossroads and two bridges.
The bidding is open to all contractors who have experience in construction and management of infrastructure projects, implemented a similar package with a value of at least VNĐ124 billion ($5.4 million) and earned an annual income of VNĐ163 billion ($7.1 million) or more in the last three years from construction.
The second package is for building a road along the Chưng Bầu Canal in Tân Hiệp District and is worth more than VNĐ51 billion ($2.2 million).
Tư said the bidding for the two packages is very competitive and his agency has designed a very clear set of criteria to ensure fair competition and transparency.
Other provinces in the delta are also looking for contractors for many irrigation projects.
Hà Đức Hạnh, deputy director of the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development’s Irrigation Work Investment and Construction Management Board No 10, said bids are being invited for five irrigation packages in Bến Tre, Trà Vinh, Bạc Liêu, and Tiền Giang provinces totally worth VNĐ2.8 trillion ($122 million).
His agency would ensure fair assessment and award of bids, he promised.
It has also organised capacity-building programmes for its staff in preparing bid documents and awarding bids, he added. — VNS