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Contractors to be appointed for North-South expy project

By Van Phong

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HCMC – The Government has decided to choose contractors for consulting and construction packages of 12 subprojects of the eastern North-South Expressway project in the 2021-2025 period instead of organizing tenders.

According to the Government’s resolution, Minister of Transport and other competent officials can appoint contractors for consulting, infrastructure facility relocation, resettlement, site clearance and compensation packages in 2022-2023.

The prime minister will approve contractors for construction and installation packages of subprojects based on proposals of the Ministry of Transport and appraisals of the Ministry of Planning and Investment with a requirement that contractors must save at least 5% of the estimated investment for the packages.

The Government leader will also appoint contractors for other important packages if needed.

The Ministry of Transport must start work on 12 subprojects before December 31 and make sure all 12 subprojects are under construction before March 31, 2023.

Localities where the expressway will pass through are asked to hand over 70% of the site for the project before November 20 this year and the remainder in the second quarter of 2023.

The National Assembly approved the 729-kilometer North-South Expressway project in the 2021-2025 period with an estimated investment of VND146.99 trillion at its extraordinary sitting last month.

The project was expected to be basically completed by 2025 and put into operation in 2026.

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