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[HCMC] Ho Chi Minh City Mass Rapid Transit Lines Infrastructure Projects Conference 2018

23/07/2018 14:36

Vietnam's Ho Chi Minh City Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) Lines Infrastructure Projects Conference 2018

HoChiMinh City, Vietnam | 24th & 25th July 20018

Venue: Hoian Room, Level 3, Sheraton Saigon Hotel & Towers, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

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Progress and update on Ho Chi Minh City’s 6 MRT lines infrastructure of total value US$18 billion, including latest approved MRT line infrastructure project (approved on 22 November 2017), on the extension of HCMC MRT Line 1 to Binh Duong and Dong Nai Province in Vietnam, of total value over US$950 million, all this is geared towards reaching out to a diverse perspective and expertise to fine tune and closes the gap between aspects of planning/development and the market reality, with plenty of opportunities for industry players to review possible business opportunities in planning, constructing and maintaining MRT lines infrastructure and stations, as well as on operational, technical and procurement matters relating to systems and operations, towards achieving better rail reliability as well as cutting-edge technologies to streamline project with greater transparency and efficiency in achieving successful delivery of HCMC MRT lines infrastructure projects, within budget and on schedule

Currently, the HCMC government plans to build a total of six MRT lines infrastructure, with construction in varying stages of development. Of these, MRT Line 1 is expected to be fully in operational by the end of 2020, however, there is possibility for early partial opening for elevated section at the end of 2018 or in 2019. The opening of MRT Line 2 shall be by the end of 2020. MRT Line 5 is scheduled for completion in 2025, will be driverless, with automated ticketing systems and smart cards. MRT Line 3, Line 4 and Line 6 are still in the planning phase. Cost estimates for MRT Lines 1 to 6 are US$2.49 billion, US$2.07 billion, US$3.69 billion, US$4.45 billion, US$4.47 billion and US$1.25 billion respectively, a total of over US$18 billion. In addition, on 22 November 2017, the HCMC Urban Railway Management Board announced that the HCMC MRT line 1 to be extended to the neighboring provinces of Binh Duong and Dong Nai. The cost of extending MRT Line 1 is estimated at US$950 million. For all industry players involved in the business of planning, constructing and maintaining MRT lines infrastructure and stations, this conference is an opportunity to participate in HCMC MRT lines infrastructure projects that will boost urban development along the route and contribute in reducing traffic overloading across HCMC, as well as to serve passengers better with faster connections across the MRT network.

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PROGRAM

*Day one (24 July 2018)

08:30   Registration
09:00  

In Attendance

Representing Management Authority for Urban Railways (MAUR), Vietnam (MAUR is the stakeholder for Vietnam’s HCMC MRT lines infrastructure projects)

LE NGUYEN MINH QUANGGeneral Director, The People’s Committee of Ho Chi Minh City, Management Authority for Urban Railways (MAUR), Vietnam

09:15  

Keynote Address

Standards and technical regulations system of urban railway

PHAM QUOC CUONGHead, Science-Technology & Environment Division, Vietnam Railway Authority Ministry of Transport Vietnam

10:00   Morning Refreshments
10:15  

New test method for safety against derailing

WALTER KELLENBERGER, Vice President, Railway Technology Nencki AG, Switzerland

11:00  

Corridor mapping to bring reliable high-temporal resolution imaging for project planning, delivery and controls of the HCMC MRT line infrastructure projects.

PHILIPPE VANCAPERNOLLE, Managing Director Sixense Pte Ltd Singapore

11:45  

Design and construction aspects of precast segmental bridge decks for MRT viaducts - the challenge to choose the right structural

DR. SC. H.C. MAX MEYERGroup Technical Officer VSL International, Singapore

12:30   Lunch
14:00  

Recent developments of Vietnam's arbitration legal framework for construction dispute resolution

PHAN TRONG DAT, Deputy Secretary General, Vietnam International Arbitration Centre (VIAC), Vietnam

14:45  

Construction work in Vietnam - legal and tax considerations

WOLFRAM GRUNKORN, Managing Lawyer, Grunkorn & Partner Law Co. Ltd, Vietnam

15:30  

Major construction projects in Vietnam - common issues in contract drafting and negotiation

DO KHOI NGUYEN, Partner YKVN, Singapore/Vietnam

16:15   End of Day 1, followed by Afternoon Refreshments
     

*Day two (25 July 2018)

09:00 Introduction
09:15

Design and planning of MRT tunnel ventilation systems, aerodynamics and thermodynamics of tunnels

STEVE DEUBELBEISS, Project Manager HBI Haerter AG, Switzerland

10:00 Morning Refreshments
10:30

Roadheader technoligy for tunneling

THOMAS PEINSITT, Global Sales Support Manager – Tunneling, Sandvik Mining and Construction GmbH, Austria

11:30

Mechanical excavation of cross passages and D-Wall

HARENDRAN S/O SUBRAMANIAM, Area Sales Manager Brokk Asia Pacific Pte Ltd, Singapore

12:30 Lunch
14:00

Polymer (GRP) in Power Rail System – Solving Million Dollars Headache

ANDREW CHONG, Consultant, New Business Development, Asia Pacific REHAU, Malaysia

14:45

Levelling on the landscape value of the long corridors of land between MRT stations

PEDRO PEDALINO, Founding Partner/Landscape ArchitectLJ - Asia LandscapeArchitecture, Vietnam

15:30

No Job too Tough: The Machine and the Team for the most Challenging Conditions

BIYUE LI, Vice President, Far East Operations The Robbins Company USA

 16:15 End of Confernce, followed by Afternoon Refreshments 

 

Reviewing current status on HCMC MRT lines infrastructure projects, with discussion on key success factors and issues to be resolved including creation of a Socio-Economic Development Strategy to maximize the economic benefits arising from HCMC MRT lines infrastructure projects, including sharing of best practices and drawing parallel on success stories from world’s leading-edge MRT systems across Asia Pacific, Middle East, Africa, Europe and the region, in order to ensure successful delivery of Ho Chi Minh City MRT lines infrastructure projects, all this is geared towards a significant step in boosting urban development along the route and contribute in reducing traffic overloading plaguing Ho Chi Minh City, as well as serving passengers better with faster connections across the MRT network.

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Under the HCMC transport development plan by 2020 approved by the Prime Minister, the HCMC government has mapped out 6 MRT lines infrastructure’s master plan that will boost urban development along the route and contribute in reducing traffic overloading plaguing HCMC as well as serving passengers better with faster connections across the MRT network. Of these, MRT Line 1 is expected to be fully in operational by the end of 2020, however, there is possibility for the early partial opening for elevated section at the end of 2018 or in 2019. The opening of MRT Line 2 shall be by the end of 2020. MRT Line 5 is scheduled for completion in 2025, will be driverless, with automated ticketing systems and smart cards. MRT Line 5 (first phase) is being carried out over a period of eight years, from 2015 to 2023. The first phase of MRT Line 5, with nine stations, will have a total length of 8.9 km, including 7.46 km underground and 1.43 km above ground. In the first phase, MRT Line 5 will connect with MRT Line 1 at the Sai Gon Bridge and MRT Line 2 at the Bay Hien intersection. MRT line 5 plays an important role in shaping the urban railway system in Ho Chi Minh City, along with MRT Line 1 and Line 2. It will mark a significant step in the development of urban living and help resolve the traffic jams plaguing Ho Chi Minh City. For the second phase of MRT Line 5, which extends from the new Can Giuoc Bus Station in District 8 to the Bay Hien intersection in Tan Binh District, connect with MRT Line 3b at the Hang Xanh intersection and MRT Line 4 at the Phu Nhuan intersection. MRT Line 3, Line 4 and Line 6 are still in the planning phase. Cost estimates for MRT Lines 1 to 6 are US$2.49 billion, US$2.07 billion, US$3.69 billion, US$4.45 billion, US$4.47 billion and US$1.25 billion respectively, a total of over US$18 billion up for grab for opportunities available for all forward-thinking companies involved in the business of MRT’s planning, development and construction.

In addition, the HCMC government has given the nod to an extension of MRT Line 1 to the neighboring provinces of Binh Duong and Dong Nai. On 22 November 2017, the HCMC Urban Railway Management Board announced that the HCMC MRT Line 1 to be extended, that will link to Ben Thanh Market with Suoi Tien Tourist Park in District 9 and will be extended to the neighbouring provinces of Binh Duong and Dong Nai. To facilitate this, an additional 2km of line will link Suoi Tien Station with a station at Bình Duong from where it will be extended further to other stations in the two provinces. The cost of extending HCMC MRT Line 1 is estimated at US$950 million. The construction of the 2km section will be done in 2018-2022 while the extension to the provinces will start in 2023.

For all industry players involved in the business of planning, constructing and maintaining MRT lines infrastructure and stations, this conference is an opportunity to participate in HCMC’s 6 MRT lines infrastructure as well as the planned extended MRT lines infrastructure projects worth more than US$18 billion.

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