Since its inception, the Vinh Long Traffic Construction Investment Project Management Unit has received the close direction of the Provincial People's Committee, the effective coordination of agencies and localities to achieve its assigned professional tasks, and complete the synchronous, modern, and interconnected transport infrastructure system.
In the 2016-2020 period, the unit was assigned to carry out 16 traffic projects with a total investment fund of about VND2,300 billion, including some projects transitioned from the previous stage and some projects moving to the 2021 - 2025 stage. Carry-out progress met the plan, including major and key projects such as Provincial Road 902, Provincial Road 908, Provincial Road 910, Provincial Road 907 and Vo Van Kiet Street. Once completed, these projects will help further link economic regions of districts in Vinh Long province, thus reducing transport cost and boosting commodity trade. In particular, Provincial Road 902, which runs through Co Chien Industrial Complex, met enterprises’ requirements for freight transportation and investment expansion and attracted new investors to this industrial complex.
According to Deputy Director of the Vinh Long Traffic Construction Investment Project Management Unit Nguyen Minh Khoa, in 2016 - 2020, the Project Management Unit always completes its assigned tasks and plans, including outstanding results of annual budget spending allocated by the Provincial Party Committee and the Provincial People's Committee. Completed projects and operational projects all met design requirements, ensured construction quality and progress. To achieve this success, the unit always pays attention to speeding up project progress and putting into use projects as planned. It urged, supervised and inspected projects from establishment to completion and operation stages; and strengthened supervision to ensure work quality, cut investment costs and complete full disbursement procedures for projects.
When executing its assigned tasks, beside advantages, the Vinh Long Traffic Construction Investment Project Management Unit also faced numerous difficulties and challenges, with the biggest difficulty being the ground cleared for construction (ground clearance usually takes a lot of time) and capital shortage (the allocated budget is not enough to ensure the construction progress). To overcome these obstacles and ensure the progress and construction quality of projects, the unit always actively reinforces coordination with relevant agencies, especially local authorities, to solve difficulties in site clearance; strengthens coordination with local government agencies to effectively inform and mobilize people to grasp regulations and reduce complaints; promptly reports situations and proposes solutions to competent authorities to matters beyond its jurisdiction.
|Vinh Long Traffic Construction Investment Project Management Unit is subordinated to the Department of Transport; assigned by the Provincial People's Committee to be the investor and assigned by the Department of Transport to carry out projects invested by the department.|
For capital-short projects, the unit performs regular reviews to request authorities to allocate the budget capital-excessive projects; actively reports and proposes competent authorities to consider supplementing capital from residual sources of the province; and actively mobilize construction contractors to advance capital to complete investment projects when the remaining volume is not large.
Currently, Vinh Long is one of biggest recipients of domestic and foreign investment funding. This will be a launch pad for local economic growth in the coming time, a driving force for local agencies in general and the unit itself in particular to come up with reasonable strategies and solutions to successfully complete assigned tasks, play a greater part in general socioeconomic development. In the 2021 - 2025 period, the unit will focus on promoting positive achievements and deal with existing shortcomings; actively research and explore new opportunities, or apply them to perform tasks more and more effectively. It will make sure that completed and operational projects will meet development requirements and public investment outcome will be enhanced. In addition, the unit will fully prepare and promptly implement mid-term projects from 2021 to 2025 in accordance with the approved funding plan and complete transitional projects from 2020.
By Duy Anh, Vietnam Business Forum