HCM City to choose consultant
for metro project in December
The HCM City Urban Metro
Authority will open a tender round in December to find the consultant for the
city�s first metro project linking Ben Thanh Market in District 1 and Suoi Tien
Park in District 9.
The authority is preparing
bidding procedures for submission to the city government in November. If the
plan is approved, the authority will organize an international bidding round in
December to select the consultant for the metro project.
The US$73-million consulting
package is the most important bidding package of the
Ben Thanh � Suoi Tien metro project.
In related news, the consulting
firm MVA is collecting figures and technical standards for the second metro
route from Ben Thanh Market to Tham Luong Bridge and the third route from Ben
Thanh to Mien Tay Coach Station.
The geological survey for the
two projects will be tendered in August and carried out in September to provide
data for the project consulting board.
At a recent meeting, HCM City
Chairman Le Hoang Quan and Vice Chairman Nguyen Huu Tin urged relevant State
agencies to soon complete site clearance and compensation for the Ben Thanh �
Suoi Tien metro project and other two major infrastructure projects � the HCM
City � Long Thanh � Dau Giay
the road linking Tan Son Nhat Airport, Binh Loi Bridge and the outer
(HCM City, August 6, 2007)