No violations in Long Thanh airport terminal bidding: ACV

By Anh Duy   August 9, 2023 | 12:01 am PT
No violations in Long Thanh airport terminal bidding: ACV
An artist's impression of Long Thanh International Airport's terminal. Photo courtesy of Airports Corporation of Vietnam
The bidding for the construction of Long Thanh International Airport’s terminal was conducted according to regulations, according to the developer Airports Corporation of Vietnam (ACV).

The bidding, which resulted in Vietur Consortium being qualified to bid in upcoming rounds while its two competitors were disqualified, was evaluated fairly by experts and independent entities, it said in response to a recent complaint by one of the losers.

Vietur, a Vietnamese consortium comprising 10 companies including Ricons, Newtecons, Sol E&C and Turkey’s IC Holdings, is being considered in terms of its financial proposal for the project and the result will be published on August 22.

After that Vietur will negotiate with ACV for contract specifics.

Last week, one of the disqualified bidders, Hoa Lu Consortium, petitioned Vietnamese authorities saying that it had evidence to show Vietur’s Turkey-based IC Holdings was not capable of building large projects, such as the terminal of Long Thanh International Airport.

Hoa Lu, a consortium of eight contractors, is led by Vietnamese construction giant Coteccons.

Long Thanh terminal, set to cost VND35 trillion ($1.47 billion), is the biggest contract in Long Thanh International Airport in Dong Nai Province. The total price tag of the airport is around VND336.63 trillion.

Its construction is divided into three phases. The first, with one runway and terminal, is expected to be completed in 2025, allowing the airport to handle 25 million passengers a year.

In the second, to be completed by 2035, another runway and terminal will be added, doubling the capacity to 50 million.

Other infrastructure will be built by 2050 in the third phase, when the capacity will again double to 100 million passengers.

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