Chairman Nguyen Thanh Phong receives President of Vinci Construction - Chairman Nguyen Thanh Phong receives President of Vinci Construction - Website Ho Chi Minh City
(HCM CityWeb) – On October 5, Chairman of HCMC People’s Committee Nguyen Thanh Phong received Mr. Jerome Stubler, President of Vinci Construction (France) and Mr. Alain Bonnot, CEO of Vinci Construction Grand Projects on a visit to study investment opportunities in HCMC.
In a brief introduction of Vinci Construction, Mr. Jerome Stubler said Vinci Construction specializes in: construction, energy, environment, traffic infrastructure, environmental treatment. Vinci Construction has carried out many large Metro projects in Cairo (Egypt), Hong Kong, Malaysia, etc. Entering into Vietnam since 1990, Vinci Construction’s affiliates have participated into many typical projects in Vietnam like Can Tho bridge, My Thuan bridge, Bai Chay bridge, Sai Gon 2 bridge, Ca Mau Power Plant, Nghi Son oil refinery plant, HCMC-Long Thanh-Dau Day Expressway, Noi Bai-Lao Cai Expressway, etc.
Mr. Jerome Stubler expressed his interest in investing in HCMC in fields of water drainage and supply, technical traffic infrastructure, Metro line, waste treatment, etc. Regarding to anti-flooding solutions, Vinci Construction is planning to build flow-control reservoirs using tuynel valve technology. Environmental and waste treatment is also strengths of Vinci Construction. He expressed his hope to invest and develop high-rise buildings in HCMC.
For his part, Mr. Nguyen Thanh Phong highly valued constructions of Vinci Construction to Vietnam in general and to HCMC in particular. He said the concerned issues of Vinci Construction are the most stressing issues of HCMC. Regarding to urban railways, Mr. Phong said the city is implementing 7 Metro lines, 1 is now under construction and expected to put into operation in 2020. The rest are under negotiation. Therefore, Mr. Phong suggested that Vinci Construction works with Executive Board of HCMC Urban Railways to study and seek investment cooperation opportunities.
Mr. Phong added transport infrastructure (inland and waterway) is now huge demand of the city and the city is calling for foreign investment. He requested HCMC Department of Transport to create favorable conditions for Vinci Construction to study the projects called for investment by the city. In term of environment, he said the city is producing 7,500 to 8,000 tons of household waste/day with only two waste treatment factories getting involved in burying or recycling, so the city is calling for investors using high technology in turning waste into energy. Mr. Phong said the city is willing to create for Vinci Construction in this field.
In term of flooding and waste water, Mr. Phong said the reasons for flooding in the city are many but mainly due to climate change, high tide, heavy rain, storm, etc. For effective solutions, the city is now listening to ideas from different parties, investors and seeking anti-flooding solutions. He said the city will create favorable conditions for Vinci Construction to invest.