Mekong Delta provinces invite construction bids hinh anh 1The Cuu Long (Mekong) Delta is currently inviting bids for many construction and infrastructure packages worth billions of Vietnam dong. (Photo:

Kien Giang (VNS/VNA) - Provinces in the Mekong Delta have invited bids for many large infrastructure works.

Kien Giang has two traffic infrastructure packages, according to Nguyen Van Tu, Director of the provincial Department of Transport’s investment and construction projects management board.

One, worth 200 billion VND (8.7 million USD), is for the construction of a section of road ĐT971 from National highway No 80 to the Hon Trem crossroads and two bridges.

The bidding is open to all contractors who have experience in construction and management of infrastructure projects, implemented a similar package with a value of at least 124 billion VND (5.4 million USD) and earned an annual income of 163 billion VND (7.1 million USD) or more in the last three years from construction.

The second package is for building a road along the Chung Bau Canal in Tan Hiep district and is worth more than 51 billion VND (2.2 million USD).

Tu said the bidding for the two packages is very competitive and his agency has designed a very clear set of criteria to ensure fair competition and transparency.

Other provinces in the delta are also looking for contractors for many irrigation projects.

Ha Duc Hanh, Deputy Director of the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development’s Irrigation Work Investment and Construction Management Board No 10, said bids are being invited for five irrigation packages in Ben Tre, Tra Vinh, Bac Lieu, and Tien Giang provinces totally worth 2.8 trillion VND (122 million USD).

The agency would ensure fair assessment and award of bids, he promised.

It has also organised capacity-building programmes for its staff in preparing bid documents and awarding bids, he added.-VNS/VNA