EGATi has yet to get Thai government approval for Quang Tri 1 thermal power plant

EGATi has yet to get Thai government approval for Quang Tri 1 thermal power plant

The Thai government has yet to license EGATi, the investor of Quang Tri 1 thermal power plant, to invest overseas, making construction plans uncertain.
Future outlined for BOT projects on back of PPP Law

Future outlined for BOT projects on back of PPP Law

Over the past few years, investors have not been much inclined towards build-operate-transfer (BOT) transport projects in Vietnam, while the number of schemes with financial constraints has increased.
More than two dozen road construction projects prioritised for investment in 2021-2025

More than two dozen road construction projects prioritised for investment in 2021-2025

The Ministry of Transport has issued a report asking the prime minister's approval for the road system plan for the next ten years.
New BOT approaches bring investment opportunities

New BOT approaches bring investment opportunities

As Vietnamese invesstors are moving to accelerate corporate bond issuances and new business models to raise funds for transport initiatives to ease reliance on bank loans, more opportunities are coming for international ventures.
Barriers to lending rates and VAT refunds in BOT projects soon to be resolved

Barriers to lending rates and VAT refunds in BOT projects soon to be resolved

Investors of build-operate-transfer projects are expected to rejoice over upcoming solutions related to issues surrounding lending rates and VAT refunds in August.
Vietnam signs contract of third PPP section of North-South Expressway

Vietnam signs contract of third PPP section of North-South Expressway

The BOT contract has been signed for the Cam Lam-Vinh Hao section of the Eastern Cluster of the North-South Expressway, pushing it toward construction.
All BOT toll stations in southern localities suspended amidst social distancing

All BOT toll stations in southern localities suspended amidst social distancing

Toll collection at all BOT stations in the southern localities has been suspended to reduce logistics costs for local and foreign businesses and manufacturers.
Five sub-projects of North-South Expressway to kick off construction this quarter

Five sub-projects of North-South Expressway to kick off construction this quarter

The construction of five sub-projects of the North-South Expressway will start in May and June.
BOT thermal power projects rush to meet target

BOT thermal power projects rush to meet target

Despite their difficulties, the investors of four BOT thermal power plants are rushing to start operation and begin generating power.
Crafting procedures for successful PPP schemes

Crafting procedures for successful PPP schemes

In order to achieve its economic goals, Vietnam is trying to attract deeper investment from the private sector, with public-private partnerships considered one of the more effective tools.
Bank loans to BOT, BT infrastructure projects worth $4.72 billion

Bank loans to BOT, BT infrastructure projects worth $4.72 billion

Bank loans for build-operate-transfer (BOT) and build-transfer (BT) infrastructure projects by the end of September this year reached nearly VND110 trillion (US$4.72 billion), up 1.85 per cent against the end of 2018.
PPPs take on South Korean flavour

PPPs take on South Korean flavour

With Vietnam as a focus of President Moon Jae-in’s New Southern Policy, South Korea is supporting the country’s development of the legal framework on public-private partnership investment as a way to clear the road for its businesses to join potential projects.
Financing for BOT projects on ice

Financing for BOT projects on ice

Vietnam has closed its doors to international investors joining the Eastern Cluster of the North-South Expressway initiative, catering to domestic groups only. However, the bankability of this key national project remains in question amid various concerns
Importance of financing for Vietnam’s BOT ventures

Importance of financing for Vietnam’s BOT ventures

With the Ministry of Transport recently cancelling the international bidding process and replacing it with domestic bidding for the North-South Expressway project, the feasibility for bank loans is put on the top shelf of concerns.
PM asks for push for non-stop toll collection implementation

PM asks for push for non-stop toll collection implementation

Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc has pushed for the implementation of automated non-stop toll collection on all build-operation-transfer (BOT) highways across the country with a deadline of end of the year.
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