On December 21, 2017, Mrs. Pham Thi Minh Thu, Vice Director of Implementation for Capacity Development and ODA Water Resources Projects in Ninh Thuan Province (MCDU) had a meeting for negotiating two bidding contracts under the above-mentioned activity with the Joint-name between Vietnam Academy for Water Resources (VAWR) and Vietnewday and the Joint name between Institute for Water and Environment and Eurasia Engineering Technology Company Limited. The meeting participants comprised of the representatives from Belgian Development Agency (BTC), Mr. Tran Le Nam, and the Program Officer from Technical Support Unit (TSU), Mr. Ian Wood, the International Project Coordinator, and the experts.
At the meeting, the consultants of the two packages of “Strengthening management and operation capacity of irrigation system” (PIM 4.4) and “Strengthening reservoir operation capacity” (PIM 2.5) presented the objectives, methods, implementation plan as well as expected outputs of the researches. It is also discussed and agreed that a timely implementation progress must be assured due to the impossibility of receiving extension permission of the project. During the implementation, the consultants must closely coordinate with the investor and the relevant provincial departments/agencies in the province corresponding to the local situation.
These two researches are vitally important to the province due to their support in completing institution and policy system completion, building capacity for water user groups and developing management of asset and irrigation service supply contracts.
The contracts of the two bidding packages of PIM 4.4 and PIM 2.5 are expectedly signed by the end of December, 2017 with the implementation duration of 12 months.