100 PPP projects in Ho Chi Minh City are calling for investment

29/03/2017   Viewed: 800
In HCM City, more than 200 PPP projects with total investment of hundreds of trillion dong have been calling for investment in the form of PPP. Many big investors show interest in these projects.
 
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There are hundreds of domestic and foreign investors who have been researching and investing in PPP projects in Ho Chi Minh City. Photo: Internet
 
Many investors are interested in PPP projects
 

Mr. Nguyen Hoang Minh, Deputy Director of Ho Chi Minh City Department of Planning and Investment said that in the city, there are 20 investment projects in the form of public-private partnerships that have completed the signing of the project contract and the actual implementation. Currently the total investment is about 67 trillion, mainly in the field of transport and the environment.
 
According to the reporter of Bidding Newspaper, of these 20 projects, 10 projects were implemented under BT contracts, 9 projects were implemented in the form of BOT contract and 1 project implemented in the form of BT BOO contract.
 
In addition, there are 105 projects at the stages of research to prepare project proposals, make project feasibility study reports, select investors, negotiate the signing of project contracts, and issue the certificate of registration. Signed investment, with a total investment of about 356 trillion. Of which, about 70% is around in the BT form. Diversified investments include transportation, seaports, environment, apartment buildings, urban embellishment, trade in services, education, health care, culture and sport.
 
In addition, HCM also lists about 100 PPP projects calling for investment. These projects cover transportation, environment, health care, culture and education with the total investment of VND130 trillion. In this list, there are many trillion projects, such as the relocation project of households living along the canals of District 8 with total estimated investment of VND13,000 billion; Provincial road 15 (from Xang bridge to Ben Ninh bridge) more than 3,100 billion; An Binh Hospital Project: VND 1,000 billion; Multi-functional training complex combined with guest house for experts and hotels in District 11, total investment of VND 2,000 billion.
 
According to the preliminary statistics of the Department of Planning and Investment of Ho Chi Minh City, by November 2016, the number of domestic and foreign investors who have been researching and investing in PPP projects of the City are 143 investors. There are some familiar names such as: Ho Chi Minh City Infrastructure Investment Joint Stock Company (CII), Ha Tien 1 Cement Joint Stock Company, Trung Nam Construction JSC, Duc Khai Joint Stock Company, Quoc Cuong Gia Lai Joint Stock Company and Tai Nguyen Construction Trade Manufacture Co., Ltd.
 
Get rid of the PPP project
 
BT projects account for a large proportion of PPP projects in HCMC. However, the BT contract payment mechanism under the current regulations is only paid for by the land fund as one of the obstacles to the implementation of many projects in this form. Sharing with reporters Bidding Newspaper, Nguyen Hoang Minh said, the current land fund for BT projects in the city is very limited.
 
In a report sent to MPI, Ho Chi Minh City proposed adding a number of other payment methods (not using the budget) in accordance with the actual implementation such as the right to exploit advertising, commercial exploitation Other works, etc. According to the study, HCM City Department of Planning and Investment said PPP metro projects in Thailand had revenue from advertising fees up to 30% of total revenue, indicating that Is a potential revenue source for exploring and developing PPP projects. Currently, the potential to exploit this revenue in HCMC is huge.
 
In addition, the projects proposed by investors themselves account for a large proportion of PPP projects, but according to current regulations, state capital is only used to participate in project implementation by the ministry. , The provincial People's Committee proposes or projects are eligible for ODA and preferential loans of foreign donors.
 
The Department of Planning and Investment of Ho Chi Minh City said that the fact of calling for investment shows that there are some projects proposed by investors but still need to use state capital contribution, Construction of waste water treatment plants and waste water pipelines. Total investment capital and operating costs for these projects are very large (usually over VND 5,000 billion), but the revenue of the project is very small, can not guarantee the return of capital for investors.
 
It is known that in the orientation to amend Decree 15/2015 / ND-CP on investment in the form of PPP, the Drafting Board has orientation to amend the above two problems of Ho Chi Minh City as well as some other localities. .
 
In particular, the direction of additional payment method for BT project by other projects (not directly in money) such as transferring the right to exploit advertising; To facilitate the business of additional functions of the works; Allow for commercial exploitation of other works / projects; Allow local payments by material mines, minerals ...
 
The Drafting Board also proposed to allow the investor to propose a project that would require the use of state capital (including the case of proposing a project to apply the contract type BLT, BTL) in the case of state agencies It has the authority to proactively allocate its own budget or other legal sources to ensure that the overall source of funds is well balanced and that the overall socio-economic development objectives of the site are met. The department or sector they manage.
 
HCMC also lists about 100 PPP projects calling for investment. These projects cover all areas of traffic, environment, health, culture and education with a total investment of around VND130 trillion.
Viet Thang (Tender)

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