Da Nang hired Singapore to redo the city planning

Director of the Department of Construction in Da Nang said, he will hire a big Singapore design and consulting firm to design and adjust the city's general planning vision 2030 - 2045. This is an experienced company in the field. Urban planning, industry and infrastructure in Singapore and ranked 35/225 design companies in the world.


Da Nang will hire Singapore to redo the city plan.


On February 20, Da Nang City People's Committee held a press conference on the "Spring 2019 Seminar" scheduled to be held on March 1.


Mr. Ho Ky Minh - Vice Chairman of Da Nang City People's Committee said, at this talk event, the city focused on attracting investment in 16 key projects of the city. In particular, there will be a signing ceremony to hire Singaporean partners to formulate a plan to adjust the general planning of Da Nang City vision 2030-2045.


View the press conference. Photo: Nguyen Thanh


Responding to reporters' questions regarding the adjustment of the general planning of Da Nang City, Mr. Vu Quang Hung (Director of Da Nang City Department of Construction) said: On April 26, 2018, Da Nang City People's Committee signed A Memorandum of Understanding with the Singapore Manufacturing Federation, between Da Nang City People's Committee and Sakae Holdings, on introducing Singaporean experts to coordinate the City's general planning.


On December 3, 2018, in the Official Dispatch No. 1709, the Prime Minister agreed to apply the provisions of the Bidding Law 2013 to select a consultant to set up a plan to adjust the general planning of Da Nang city by 2030, reach looking to 2050 and designing the economic development strategy to 2030.


On December 14, 2018, the Urban Management and Infrastructure Project Management Board representing Da Nang City People's Committee signed a principle contract with the Joint Venture of Sakae Corporate Advisory (consulting on the design of economic development strategy by 2030) and Surbana Jurong Consulting Company (consulting general planning component).

"This is not a magical drug that completely changes Da Nang urban area” said Vu Quang Hung.

“In recent years, the city's functional agencies have completed the procedures for elaboration, appraisal and approval of the outline and estimates; Plan of contractor selection; approving, notifying and issuing required documents;... in the order prescribed by Vietnamese law. The consultant is preparing a proposal to meet the requirements of the above requirements to conduct a detailed contract negotiation.” Hung said.


According to Director of Construction Department of Da Nang City, Surbana Jurong has over 50 years of experience in urban planning, industry and infrastructure in Singapore. Surbana Jurong has the precursor of the Housing Development and Jurong Town Group, businesses that have made great contributions to Singapore's industrialization and urbanization. Surbana Jurong provides one-stop consulting services for the entire process of urbanization, industrialization and infrastructure construction and has completed many projects in more than 100 countries. Ranked 35/225 design companies in the world...


Mr. Hung also emphasized: The adjustment of the general planning of Da Nang City this time is to review the whole old planning. If there is something careless, the old mistake, we adjust it. "This is not a magical drug that completely changes Da Nang urban area," Hung said.


Concerning the results of investment attraction in 2018, Da Nang Investment Promotion Board said: The situation of attracting domestic and foreign investment has increased significantly in both the number of enterprises and registered capital. In 2018, the city issued a decision on investment policy for 6 domestic investment projects with total investment capital of over VND 6,340 billion; there are 135 newly granted FDI projects, total registered investment capital is 285.89 million USD, up to 235.63% over the same period in 2017. Accumulated to 31/12/2018, the city has 322 domestic projects granted Decision on investment investment policy with total investment capital of VND 95,876 billion and 688 FDI projects with a total registered investment capital of more than USD 3,014 million.


According to Nguyen Thanh – Tien Phong