(KTSG Online) – Vietnam Expressway Development Investment Corporation has just approved the results of selecting contractor 319 – Vinaconex to construct the remaining part of package A1 in the western section of Long Thanh expressway project. -Ben Luc.
After the Government removed the obstacles, many bidding packages of the Ben Luc – Long Thanh expressway project have restarted after more than three years of temporary construction suspension. The project includes 11 bidding packages, currently 4 bidding packages have had their contracts terminated and are being held for re-bidding.
VNA quoted information from the Vietnam Expressway Development Investment Corporation (VEC) saying that VEC has just approved the results of selecting the contractor for package A1-1 to construct the remaining part of package A1 under the project. Long Thanh-Ben Luc expressway project.
The joint venture contractor 319 – Vinaconex won the bid for more than 447 billion VND, with a contract implementation period of 10 months. After signing the contract, VEC required the contractor to immediately deploy equipment and machinery on the construction site to quickly complete the project.
Package A1 constructs the Long Thanh-Ben Luc expressway connecting to the Ho Chi Minh City-Trung Luong expressway. This bidding package uses loans from the Asian Development Bank (ADB). Due to procedural problems, ADB stopped funding and had to stop construction from 2019 until now.
The Long Thanh-Ben Luc expressway project is about 58 km long, including 11 main packages. Currently, 4 bidding packages have been basically completed, 3 bidding packages are under construction, 1 bidding package has just had its results approved and 3 bidding packages have had their contracts terminated and are being re-bid.
The project includes 11 construction packages, including western section 1 (packages A1, A2, A3, A4) using ADB loans; Phase 2 (package J1, J2, J3 includes two bridges Binh Khanh and Phuoc Khanh in Can Gio district, Ho Chi Minh City) using loans from the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA); Eastern section 3 (packages A5, A6, A7) uses ADB loans.
After more than three years of interruption, construction packages for the Eastern section have resumed. This is a section of the route using loans from ADB that was restarted immediately after the National Assembly reallocated ODA capital to the project in June 2023.
For the western section, in addition to the successful bidding for package A1-1, VEC is currently organizing the selection of contractors for packages A2-2 and A4, expected to start construction immediately after selecting the contractor. contractor.
The western section, nearly 22 km long, has now been basically completed. After completion of construction, this section can be put into operation first to connect from the Ho Chi Minh City-Trung Luong expressway section at the Ben Luc intersection (Long An province). to the intersection of Highway 50 in Binh Chanh district (HCMC).
For the loan section from JICA, package J2 has been completed, package J1 has restarted, package J3 is consulting with JICA on the bidding documents and is expected to deploy construction in the first quarter of 2024.
VNA quoted information from the Ministry of Transport as saying that this project still has two problems related to agreement extension procedures for bidding packages using JICA loans to complete the remaining volume of the J1 bidding package. , J3 and handle costs incurred due to stopping waiting according to the contractor’s complaint.
Long Thanh-Ben Luc Expressway is about 58 km long, passing through the provinces of Long An (2.7 km), Ho Chi Minh City (26.4 km) and Dong Nai (28.7 km). The project began construction in July 2014 and is expected to be completed in 2019. Due to problems with capital and procedures, the project’s completion date has been delayed many times. In July 2023, the Prime Minister agreed to extend the project implementation period until September 2025.
This project has a total investment of 31,320 billion VND, using three sources of capital including: loan from the Asian Development Bank (ADB) of 13,654.6 billion VND, loan from the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA). is 11,975.7 billion VND and domestic counterpart capital is 5,689.7 billion VND.