In the international conference “Investing in Sustainable Urbanization” organized by Danang People’s Committee in collaboration with the regional network of local authorities on human capital management (CityNet), Da Nang has called for investment in 7 strategic projects.
At the workshop, Danang People’s Committee announced the list of 7 projects calling for investment in the form of PPP (public-private partnership): Lien Chieu port; solid waste treatment complex; new railway station and integrated urban area; infrastructure development and technology for non-motorized transport solutions; Da Nang – Hoi An metro; smart city construction and industrial park construction projects.
In particular, the project of Lien Chieu port is calling for investment with the aim of becoming the main wharf of the international gateway to the Central region, accommodating ships up to 100,000 tons. The relocation and construction of Da Nang Railway Station calls for investors to pay attention and implement the project in the form of PPP, which might be through BOT contract.
Da Nang Integrated Urban Renovation Project has a total budget of more than 345 million USD (over 7,900 billion VND). Project on development of vehicles and application of smart traffic management system in the form of ODA or PPP with a total capital of about 3.300 billion VND. The project to build metro connecting Da Nang with Hoi An city (Quang Nam) with a length of 33 km, along the coastal road, this project needs funding from 7,000 to 14,000 billion VND.
According to the Vice Chairman of Danang People’s Committee, sustainable urban development is one of the priorities of the city. Da Nang has set the orientation and guidelines for sustainable development. Since 2014, the city has approved a smarter city plan with priority areas of transportation, water supply, sewerage, food safety and building better city connections. Hence, Da Nang calling for investment in 7 key projects to address sustainable issues related to transport, urban.
Mr Vijay Jagannathan, Secretary General, of CityNet said that the workshop “Investing in Sustainable Urbanization” in Da Nang is seeking financial investment in urban infrastructure in a sustainable manner, overall and resistant to climate change. He also emphasized that infrastructure is a major challenge for urbanization as demand grows. Urban communities depend largely on effective urban planning as well as access to affordable public services.