Contractors to be chosen for Long Thành International Airport resettlement area

May 16, 2020 - 07:40
The People’s Committee of Đồng Nai Province has approved a proposal to select the contractor for building technical infrastructure in a resettlement area in Lộc Sơn Commune, Bình Sơn District.


A 280ha land plot for building the Lộc An-Bình Sơn resettlement area for households who will move to make way for the Long Thành International Airport in Đồng Nai Province. — Photo

 HCM CITY — The People’s Committee of Đồng Nai Province has approved a proposal to select the contractor for building technical infrastructure in a resettlement area in Lộc Sơn Commune, Bình Sơn District.

It is part of the land acquisition for the Long Thành International Airport. 

The total value of the packages is over VNĐ1.03 trillion (US$44.7 million).

The value of package No.24 for the construction and installation of medium- and low-voltage electrical systems, a transformer station and placement of telecommunication cables for the Lộc Sơn-Bình An resettlement area, worth VNĐ206.4 billion ($8.9 million), has attracted great attention from contractors.

There is also plenty of interest in the VNĐ87.3 billion ($3.7 million) package No.35 for building technical infrastructure for Zone 9 and VNĐ72.4 billion ($3.1 million) package No.27 for technical infrastructure for Zone 1.

Nguyễn Anh Tuấn, deputy director of the province’s construction investment project management board, told Đầu tư (Investment Review) newspaper that the selection of contractors for the above packages would be done through open bidding on the national bidding portal.

The bids would be conducted under the form of “single-stage two-envelop” method (conducting twice, once each for technical and financial proposals), to reduce the time taken to award bids, he said.

“The Management Board is completing the bidding documents and basic design documents. As soon as the bidding document is approved, we will notify and release it.”

Phạm Văn Cường, director of Băng Dương Investment, Construction and Trading Co. Ltd of HCM City, said Đồng Nai’s plan to award contracts for 15 large packages at the Lộc An-Bình Sơn resettlement area was an attractive opportunity for contractors amid the tough times caused by the Covid-19 pandemic.

“Online bidding will make the process more competitive and transparent. Contractors with real capacity will have a high chance of winning bids.”

Đới Hùng Cường, deputy general director of Cường Thuận Idico Development Investment JSC, said his company was keen to make bids.

“We keep abreast of information related to the bidding and are well prepared to participate. We determined this is an open opportunity, but the competition is also fierce because the bids this time are very transparent.”

Tuấn said the project management board had prepared carefully and hopes it would find qualified contractors who would provide the quality the packages require.

Lộc An-Bình Sơn is one of two resettlement areas to be built to relocate people whose lands and houses have been acquired to build the airport.

The first 700 households are set to receive their land lots in August.

More than 5,000ha of land are required for the airport and 364ha for the two resettlement sites.

Some 4,800 households and 26 organisations are expected to relocate. Around 70 per cent of the 15,500 people who will have to move are farmers, and the rest are rubber plantation workers and workers in other sectors.

The feasibility study for the airport has been approved by the Government.

It is a key national project that would have a significant impact on the southern key economic region.

Once fully operational, it is expected to handle 100 million passengers and five million tonnes of freight annually.

In the first phase, a runway and one terminal along with required support works will be built to serve 25 million passengers and 1.2 million tonnes of cargo.

The first phase is expected to be completed in 2025. — VNS