Chairman of the Provincial People's Committee Nguyen Van Phong worked with the Directorate of the French Development Agency

Published on 08 - 04 - 2019
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On April 5, Mr. Nguyen Van Phong, Deputy Party Secretary and Chairman of the Provincial People's Committee had a working session with the Directorate of the French Development Agency (AFD) (the branch in Hanoi) on the AFD’s project funding for the province in An Thi district.

Chairman of the Provincial People's Committee Nguyen Van Phong worked with the French Development Agency at the Headquarter of the People's Council – the People's Committee of An Thi district

Chairman of the Provincial People's Committee Nguyen Van Phong and AFD's Board of Directors worked on the following contents: To implement the Irrigation Infrastructure Development Project in An Thi District, which is using the loans from the French Development Agency in Hanoi; the construction, operation and exploitation of Chua Tong pumping station.

According to the report of An Thi District People's Committee, the Irrigation Infrastructure Development Project in An Thi District has been invested and built in the period of 2014 - 2020 with a total investment capital of over VND 185.6 billion, by An Thi District People's Committee as an investor. In which, AFD's loan is more than 156.5 billion VND; AFD's non-refundable funding is over 4.1 billion VND; the reciprocal capital of the province is nearly 25 billion VND. So far, 6 bidding packages have been completed; 7 bidding packages are being carried out. Total disbursed capital until December 31, 2018 is over VND 99.6 billion.

According to the report of the Provincial Irrigation Work Exploitation One Member Co., Ltd, the project to strengthen irrigation management and improvement of the irrigation system (Chua Tong pumping station in Yen My district) is co-financed by the Asian Development Bank (ADB) and AFD, built in 2013 and completed on December 31, 2017.

The project is invested by the Department of Agriculture and Rural Development and deployed in Trung Hung commune and Thanh Long commune (Yen My). It has a total investment of nearly VND 90 billion. It includes the pumping station with 5 groups of vertical axial pumps; the management and operation area with a total area of ​​328m2. The project has been completed and put into operation, which works effectively in dumping and flooding prevention.

At the working session, Chairman of the Provincial People's Committee Nguyen Van Phong highly appreciated the efficiency of the projects funded by AFD in the province. They have contributed to promoting the province's socio-economic development, especially in the agricultural and rural areas. He stressed, the province has actively removed difficulties and obstacles for the projects to implement ahead of schedule and attain the highest efficiency. Up to now, the construction items have been basically completed and qualified according to the requirements of AFD and save big funding.

Chairman of the Provincial People's Committee hoped that AFD would continue to cooperate and invest in the saved funding in the construction process to complete a number of connecting sections of the canal and adjacent to the infrastructure of the project to form the continuous irrigation system, which is more convenient in both irrigation and drainage.

For the Irrigation Infrastructure Development Project in An Thi district, he said: With the packages being implemented, the province will direct investors to urge contractors to focus on building, complete and ensure the progress and quality in accordance with the approved estimate design and strive to complete the bidding packages in 2019.

Chairman of the Provincial People's Committee also suggested AFD continue to let investors to use the reserve amount to improve the project 's effectiveness. If AFD approves the proposal, the province will urge investors to quickly complete the investment procedures and documents. At the same time, he hoped that in the coming time, AFD would introduce enterprises investing in the province, especially in the agricultural sector.

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