Ha Noi – Hai Phong Expressway Project
Visiting Hanoi – Hai Phong Expressway Works at this time, apart from the heat of the weather, we also feel the heat of the Works in all aspects, from the daily, weekly to monthly shifts of the Employer, the Supervision Consultant and the Contractors, etc.
For the purpose of understanding the works in the whole project and timely detecting the difficulties during the execution of the Works to enable the Employer, the contractors and the Vietnam Development Bank - VDB (the provider of loan to Hanoi – Hai Phong Expressway Project) to find out solutions for accelerating the execution progress as targeted schedule, the General Director of VDB issued Decision No.168QD-NHPT dated 25 April 2012 instructing its personnel to inspect the use of loan for the execution of Hanoi – Hai Phong Expressway Project. The working mission includes 30 people from the Headquarters, Transaction Center No.1, VDB’s branches in Hai Duong, Hung Yen and Hai Phong and is divided into 10 groups for 10 civil work packages (from EX-1 to EX-10).
The working groups are present at the site in early May. Despite the early summer, the severe sunshine heats the work site for several hours per day, the staff, engineers, workers and technicians are working very hard to catch up with the required schedule. The sound of drilling machines, bulldozers, rollers, trucks, and welding machines, etc. seems to be incessant. On the Works, there exists systems of formworks, reinforcement, concrete components, etc. thus creating a hurry atmosphere at the construction site.
Given the importance of the Project, we understand the urgency of the work. The workers (in Package EX-6) said that although the late April and early May period is a major holiday of the country, in which many people are on their holidays, they are actively doing their works at the site, even without weekends.
As we know, the execution progress of several packages are delayed as against the schedule due to different objective and subjective reasons, including the delayed land acquisition. At present, manpower and construction equipment are being mobilized for execution of the packages to the required scheduled.
The special attention to the quality control of the Works is also paid by the Empoyer with establishment of project management board and employment of the international supervision consultant for the construction supervision. The quality control systems are established by the contractors, supervision consultant and Employer in accordance with the applicable regulations so as to control the quality of the Works.
We believe that with the strong instructions and efforts by VDB, VIDIFI and the contractors, the Project will be completed in 2014 and open to traffic and operation in 2015.
Tang Ba Duc – VDB, Hai Duong Branch