This is the directing opinion of Mr. Le Huu Hoang - Vice Chairman of Khanh Hoa Provincial People's Committee at the meeting and working with the World Bank (WB) mission on the implementation of Integrated Responsive Development Project (IRDP) - Khanh Hoa subproject, taking place in the afternoon of June 3.
Proposal of Khanh Hoa subproject to invest in improving drainage system in the West of Nha Trang. Illustration by baokhanhhoa.vn.
At the meeting, Mr. Le Huu Hoang agreed with the WB’s proposal to include a memorandum of understanding on how to set up reference terms and bidding plans, and consulting contracts to ensure objectives and progress of the project. At the same time, Mr. Le Huu Hoang assigned the Provincial Development Project Management Board to coordinate with departments, branches and localities to study the contents related to the technical issues of the project. In particular, focusing on researching the coupling problem, overall hydraulic calculation in the West of Nha Trang to offer technical solutions and effective investment plans; studying the flood drainage effect of Vinh Trung canal and the alternative with the upstream improvement item of Tac river for flood drainage; advising on planning orientation, building bridge locations on the 3rd Ring road; urgently advising the follow-up steps to select a consultant to prepare a pre-feasibility and feasibility study report of the project ... Assigning the Department of Information and Communications of the province to preside over the development of investment priority list of 2nd component according to the dossier of project proposal to ensure uniformity and efficiency.
According to a report from the WB mission, Khanh Hoa province proposed investing in 3 components of the IRDP. Specifically, component 1 - flexible infrastructure will invest in items: Improving the drainage system in the western area of Nha Trang; Improving the sanitation system in Cam Ranh and constructing Nha Trang 3rd Ring Road. Component 2 – the system of integrated smart responsive planning and management, including: Infrastructure for initiatives of e-government and smart cities; maximizing data for effective decision making and service providing; smart applications and services towards Smart Nha Trang. Component 3 provides technical assistance and project implementation management. The preliminary cost estimate for general proposal of Khanh Hoa province is about USD 150 million. In order to prepare the implementation of the project closely, the WB mission asked Khanh Hoa to urgently mobilize consultancy units to conduct surveys on topographical, geological, socio-economic conditions of the province and take the necessary environmental samples to serve for pre-feasibility and feasibility study report of the project; reasonably allocate capital source for this project in 2020 and 2021.