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Minister Nguyen Van The answered questions

This morning, Transport Minister Nguyen Van The will answer questions before the National Assembly, including the progress and quality of key national projects.

On the morning of June 9, before Mr. The posted the forum, the Governor of the State Bank Nguyen Thi Hong had more than an hour to answer questions from delegates, after the session yesterday afternoon.

Minister of Transport Nguyen Van The answered from 9:15 to 15:20, with groups of issues: progress, quality and prevention and control of loss and waste in the implementation of traffic projects and works. national key, highway system; inspection, supervision and quality assurance of traffic works invested from the state budget; current situation and solutions to handle backlogs in investment, exploitation and business of traffic projects in the form of BOT.

Deputy Prime Minister Le Van Thanh; Ministers of Planning and Investment, Finance and Construction; Government Inspector General; The State Auditor General participated in answering and explaining.

In the afternoon of the same day, Deputy Prime Minister Pham Binh Minh will clarify related issues and answer questions.

Minister of Transport Nguyen Van The.  Photo: Hoang Phong

Minister of Transport Nguyen Van The. Image: Hoang Phong

In the report sent to the delegates before the questioning session, the Ministry of Transport confirmed that it is focusing on drastically implementing key projects such as the North-South Expressway to the East; Long Thanh airport; urban railway in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City.

Whereby, North-South Expressway (period 2017-2021) spanning many localities, the area for site clearance and resettlement is large, so there are many problems in the implementation process. Among these is the determination of the compensation unit price; relocation of graves, technical infrastructure, power lines; People’s Complaints…

The procedure for licensing mines for embankment materials is lengthy. Prices of fuel and construction materials fluctuate greatly, making it difficult for investors to manage construction costs and costs; Contractors find it difficult to carry out construction, leading to a sense of moderation, waiting for prices to drop.

To solve the above problems, the Government has directed the localities to completely settle the site clearance work; reduce mining licensing procedures. The Ministry of Construction shall guide the formulation, announce prices and price indexes of various materials.

Projects under the North-South Expressway in the 2021-2025 period, will carry out investment approval procedures for 12 projects before June 30; strive to clear the entire ground before December 30.

Long Thanh Airport includes 4 component projects. The first is the construction of the headquarters of the state management agency, the Ministry has arranged capital for the Civil Aviation Administration of Vietnam to approve the investment policy. The remaining headquarters such as customs and immigration management have been assigned by the governing body to prepare for investment and are balancing capital for deployment.

With the project for flight management, Vietnam Flight Management Corporation is directing the consultancy to complete the technical design, which is expected to start before October.

Essential works in the airport are invested by the Airports Corporation of Vietnam (ACV), and the Committee for Management of State Capital at Enterprises performs the function of ACV’s owner. In the first phase (November 2020 – February 2022), ACV mainly cooperates with Dong Nai province to clear the ground, clear mines, build fences; survey, design, start the ground leveling package. However, the implementation has not been effective, not commensurate with the scale of important national projects.

After the Prime Minister’s visit in February, ACV has built a working office, the progress of implementation has made positive changes. Construction progress of ground leveling, station foundation structure, preparation for starting construction of the terminal body, flight area items “basically meet the requirements”.

Other works such as hanga, logistics… are being completed by the Civil Aviation Authority of Vietnam for investor selection.

Urban railway projects in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh Citymost behind schedule.

Nhon line – Hanoi station, explained with complicated technology, applied for the first time in Vietnam; units have no practical experience; difficult clearance…

The route South Thang Long – Tran Hung Dao (Hanoi) also has similar problems. The Hanoi People’s Committee is completing procedures to adjust investment policies, expected to be completed in September.

The Ben Thanh – Suoi Tien route (HCMC) still has some problems: appraising arising estimates, negotiating and signing contract appendices; acceptance and testing according to foreign standards; The capacity of the investor and the management board is still limited with projects with complex technology and many sources of capital.

For the Ben Thanh – Tham Luong route (HCMC), the City People’s Committee is completing the procedures to submit to the Ministry of Planning and Investment to extend the disbursement time for the project; accelerate the clearance to accelerate the progress; complete procedures for adjusting investment policies and investment projects.

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