Update news contractors

Recent fallen-off rubber cushion of metro line No.1 replaced

All the rubber cushions under the contract package will be reviewed in terms of quality and technical standards to ensure the safety for the project.

North-south expressway out of reach for Vietnamese because of requirements

The requirements on financial capability and experience that contractors must have for the north-south expressway project are out of reach of domestic enterprises.

Special law needed to plug BOT loopholes

Nguyen Danh Huy, general director of the Private Public Partnership Investment Project Management Department, under the Ministry of Transport, speaks to Lao Dong (Labour) newspaper about the need to revise legal documents

Experts attack road subsidence

 VietNamNet Bridge – A team of experts and professors from the University of Transport and Communications (UTC) recently submitted an analysis of the recent shifting that appeared on the country's highways.

Vietnamese lose bids for state contracts to foreign companies

VietNamNet Bridge - While the State calls to use Vietnamese goods, state agencies refuse contractors that offer Vietnamese products.

Chinese investment present in all important sectors of VN economy

It is natural that Vietnam, the second largest South East Asian market, has drawn the attention of investors from China, Hong Kong, Taiwan and Macau.

Ministry says highway costs reasonable

The Ministry of Construction (MOC) has said the investment rate of highways in Vietnam is higher than in China but lower than in developed countries, denying the assertion that Vietnamese highways are the most expensive in the world.


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Important changes to procurement law

 VietNamNet Bridge – Contractors should take note of some useful additions to the Law on Public Procurement, which took effect July 1.

Highway contractors suspended

 VietNamNet Bridge – Minister of Transport Dinh La Thang has suspended the designers, supervisors and constructors of a project to upgrade the section of National Highway No18 connecting Uong Bi City and Ha Long City in Quang Ninh Province.

Circular debt puts contractors in danger

 VietNamNet Bridge – Circular debt in the civil engineering sector has become so serious that it is believed to pose an existential threat to some construction companies.

Bidding law will offer great opportunities to small contractors

Vietnamese construction companies, which always complain that they cannot win the bids due to the small operation scale, will have bigger opportunities to obtain more contracts, once the Bidding Law takes effects on July 1, 2014.

$9 million proposed as bonus for contractors

 VietNamNet Bridge - For the first time in Vietnam, the contractors who finished their works ahead of schedule have been proposed by the Thang Long Project Management Unit to be awarded with nearly VND180 billion ($9 million).

Transport Minister to punish bad road builders

VietNamNet Bridge - "Quality is the honor of the transport sector. We have to feel shame when we see bad roads. Those who built bad roads must be seriously handled," Minister of Transport Dinh La Thang emphasized.