Vietnam Infrastructure Study Mission

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Vietnam Infrastructure Study Mission





    Ho Chi Minh City, China and Singapore

    June 22 28, 2008

    Pursuant to a grant from the U.S. Agency for International Development and

    corporate sponsorship from Nike, APL, Maersk


    1. Dang Huy Dong, Director General, Procurement Department, MPI, Head of Delegation

    2. Mai Anh Tuan, General Deputy Director, Landside Administration, Ministry of Transportation

    3. Nguyen Thi Phuong, Deputy Head, Port Division, Vinamarine

    4. Ngo Thi Lan Phuong, Deputy Manager, Banks and Financial Institutions Department, Ministry

    of Finance

    5. Nguyen Sy Hiep, Expert, General Economic Department, Government Office

    6. Tran Dang Quang, Expert, Procurement Department, MPI

    7. Pham Cong Dinh, Expert, Industry & Economy Department, MPI

    8. Tran Duc Toan, Infrastructure Department, MPI

    9. Pham Thanh Binh, Foreign Investment Agency, MPI

    10. Pham Tuan Anh, Legal Department, MPI

    11. Tran Van Quan, Deputy Director, Transportation Department, Dong Nai

    12. Nguyen Van Chu, Head of Transportation Division, Transportation Department, Ba Ria-Vung


    13. Pham Thi Minh Ha, Head, Economic Division, Hanoi People Committee

    14. Nguyen Thanh Tuan, Deputy Head, Landside administration, Ho Chi Minh City

    Corporate sponsors


    1. Robert Schiffer, CEO U.S.-Vietnam Trade Council

    2. Jim Winkler, Project Director Vietnam Competitiveness Initiative

    3. Do Hoang Anh, Project Deputy Director Vietnam Competitiveness Initiative

    4. Chris Helzer, Director, Government Affairs Nike SEA

     and International Trade

    5. Shirley Justice, General Manager Nike Vietnam

    6. Thuy Vu, Government & External Affairs Manager Nike Vietnam

    7. Barry Akbar, Country General Director APL Logistics Vietnam

    8. Minh Le, Account Manager APL Logistics Vietnam

    9. Paul Hoogwaerts, Country General Director Maersk Line Vietnam

    10. Narin Phol, Country General Manager Maersk Logistics Vietnam

Objective: The objective of the mission is to learn from the experiences in China and the

    Singapore in developing and financing infrastructure for export and import of goods

    through ports, roads, bridges and other infrastructure to achieve higher efficiency in

    transportation to attract and retain foreign investment and growth in exports. The

    focus of the mission is to study:

    (i) the design, planning and implementation of infrastructure by local and national

    authorities to serve the needs of foreign and local investors;

    (ii) the legal framework and financial and business models for developing, building,

    and maintaining public purpose infrastructure, including public-private

    partnerships (PPP), especially build-transfer-operate, build-operate-transfer,

    and build-transfer models, selecting investors associated with land use; and

    debt financing by national and local government. .

Program overview

The rapid growth of Vietnam’s economy over the past few years is putting a significant strain on

    the country’s physical infrastructure. With economic development expected to continue at a rapid

    pace, pressures on roads, ports and other infrastructure systems will increase.

The Vietnamese government has indicated a commitment to meeting these increased needs with

    new infrastructure projects. Several projects are underway and many more are in the planning

    stage. Given the urgency of inadequate infrastructure to support the rapid growth of exports and

    business expansion, and the long lead times from project planning through completion, many

    investors, donors, and local and national government officials are concerned about the likely

    impact of a projected infrastructure shortfall on the country’s economic development.

As members of a number of coalitions, and as individual companies, Nike, APL, Maersk and other

    businesses are committed to actively engaging the Vietnamese government on the urgency of

    Corporate sponsors

building new infrastructure. Through funding the study tour, the sponsors hope to provide the

    government with information from multiple sources, which will provide insight into the expected

    needs regarding infrastructure, as well as areas where associations have the greatest

    concern. Key Vietnamese government officials could gain additional insight into the importance

    and complexity of this issue by participating in a study mission that compares/contrasts Vietnam

    and another country in this area.

Given China and Singaporerapid growth, especially in international trade, its commitment to

    infrastructure development, and how infrastructure projects are funded through the PPP model,

    focus on these countries would be valuable.

VNCI is working with government agencies to develop a legal framework that will improve the

    ability of local authorities to finance infrastructure through bond issuances and support the PPP

    model with the proceeds to build world class infrastructure. Further discussions on policy options

    to encourage the mobilization of private capital, project development and project management will

    continue in parallel with this mission to find the right solutions for Vietnam’s infrastructure


Program Components

The program would involve a trip to China and the Singapore for Vietnamese officials from various

    ministries/departments and provincial authorities. The first part would take place in Shenzhen,

    China and the second in Singapore.

We envision the development of a comprehensive schedule in both cities that includes the

    following components:

    - a practical, hands-on component, that will allow officials to see, first hand, the flow of

    goods from factory to ship

    - meetings with key exporters, logistics providers

    - meeting/presentation with local government officials responsible for infrastructure/export


    - meeting/presentation with stakeholders responsible for financing, project development and

    project management.

    - discussions about various business and financing models for infrastructure projects,

    processes and methods to select investors and issues that need to be considered in the

    development of regulations/legal framework for selecting investors under the PPP model

    such as investor selection criteria, land valuation applied to selection of investors

    associated with land use right, etc.

In the study tour, the following questions on the development of a legal framework relating

    to the PPP model will be raised to local authorities/agencies:

    - On bidding conditions: for BOT, BTO, BT projects that require bidding, in which

    case international bidding (foreign investors can bid) is needed?

    Corporate sponsors

    - What requirements should be made in terms of bidders’ owner’s capital? - In which way a bidd organized should: one dossier pack, 2 dossiers packs, or

    divided into 2 bidding stages?

    - What is the bidding process to select the winning investor? - In which case is short listing of bidders used?

    - What requirements should be made for bid timing?

    - Are bidders required to submit bid guarantees? If yes, how much is appropriate for

    bid guarantees?

    - What criteria should be included in the assessment? Is there any difference between

    assessment criteria for BOT, BTO and BT projects? If yes, what differences? - In which case an investor can be appointed to implement a project? - Are investors allowed to make project proposals? If yes, what criteria for such projects?

    Corporate sponsors


    Sunday, June 22, 2008

4:30 PM Delegation departs Hanoi (Flight#: VN227)

6:30 PM Delegation arrives HCMC

     Airport pick up

    Car plate#: 34LD-0271

    Driver Dung: 0912.601.099

RON Sheraton Hotel

     88 Dong Khoi, District 1, HCMC

     Tel: +84 8 827 2828

Monday, June 23

8:00AM Meet at the Sheraton Hotel and Depart for Nike factory

     Tae Kwang Vietnam, Bien Hoa, Dong Nai

    Car plate#: 34LD-0271

    Driver Dung: 0912.601.099

900 11:00 AM Introduction


     Factory tour

12:00 1:00 PM Lunch hosted by Nike factory

    2:15 4:15 PM Port Tour

    Hosted by Nguyen Ngoc Dzung, Maersk Operations Manager

    Cell: 090 373 8280

6:30 PM Welcome Dinner hosted by Nike

     Maxim Restaurant

     13-17 Dong Khoi, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City

Tuesday, June 24

5:00 AM Hotel check out & depart for TSN airport

    Airport see off

    Car plate#: 34LD-0271

    Driver Dung: 0912.601.099

    Corporate sponsors

7:50 AM Depart for Guangzhou (Flight# CZ 368K)

11:40 AM Arrive Guangzhou

    Airport pick up- Ms. Winnie Zhong (Tel. No: 13808893856)

    Driver name: Mr Li

    Tel: +86 13808818175

    Plate number: A85003

RON Grand Hyatt Guangzhou

     12 Zhujiang West Road, Pearl River New City, Tianhe District,

     Guangzhou, People's Republic of China 510623

     Tel: + 86 20 8396 1234

     Fax: + 86 20 8550 8234

1:45 PM Bus pick-up for meetings

2:30PM Meeting with Guangzhou Transportation Bureau

    Venue: Guangzhou City Hall

    No.1 Fu Qian Road, Guangzhou

PM Dinner: OPEN

Wednesday, June 25

6:45 AM Meet at the hotel lobby

    7:00 AM Depart Grand Hyatt Hotel for Shenzhen


    Driver name: Mr Li

    Tel: +86 13808818175

    Plate number: A85003

    Contact Person from YICT to pick up the Delegation

    Name: Mr Alan Au

    Tel: +86 13902957783; 00852 94974416

10:00 AM Meeting with Shenzhen Transport Bureau

    ??Ma Yun Zhi, Head of Shenzhen Port Authority

    ?Introduction Video of entire Shenzhen

    ?PowerPoint Presentation by Mr. Ma

    ?Gift Exchange


    Shenzhen Transport Bureau

    Corporate sponsors

12:00 PM Lunch hosted by Shenzhen Port Authority

2:00 PM Depart for Yantian

3:00 PM Arrive at YICT

5:00 PM Depart YICT for dinner

5:30 PM Dinner hosted by Maersk


    VIP Room 003

    Sheraton Dameisha Resort, Shenzhen

    9 Yankui Road Dameisha, Yantian Shenzhen, Guangdong Province

    518083 China

    Phone: (86)(755) 8888 6688

7:00 PM Depart for Guangzhou

RON Arrive Guangzhou

     Grand Hyatt Guangzhou

     12 Zhujiang West Road, Pearl River New City, Tianhe District,

     Guangzhou, People's Republic of China 510623

     Tel: + 86 20 8396 1234

     Fax: + 86 20 8550 8234

Thursday, June 26 Guangzhou / Singapore

08:45AM City Tour in Guangzhou

     Visit The Ancestral Hall of Family Name of Chen

    Beijing Road

    Contact: Ms. Annie Huang (Tel. No: 13006873423)

1:00PM Back to Grand Hyatt Guangzhou

4:00 PM Hotel check out and Depart for airport

    Ms. Winnie Zhong (Tel. No: 13808893856)

7:10 PM Depart for Singapore (CZ 351)

11:05 PM Arrive Singapore

     Airport pick up

RON Hotel Swissotel The Stamford

     2 Stamford Road, Singapore 178882

     Tel: +65 633 88585

    Corporate sponsors

Friday, June 27 - Singapore

8:20 AM Delegation to meet in lobby and walk through mall to Raffles City Tower

8:30 10:00 AM Meeting with Economic Development Board with Ministry of Trade &


    Mr. Law Tat Win Deputy Director, Deputy Director, Logistics Cluster,

    Economic Development Board

     250 North Bridge Road #28-00 Raffles City Tower

     Contact: Jane Chen

    Tel: +65 68326314

9:45 AM Bus to wait at entrance of Swissotel for delegation

     Depart for Ministry of Finance

10:15 11:45 PM Meeting with Ministry of Finance

    Mr. Tan Chong Joo Head, Procurement Performance

    #10-01 The Treasury, 100 High Street

    Contact: Frederick Choo - Head, International Relations

    Tel: +65 63324640

11:45 AM Bus to standby for pick up at around 11:45 AM. Depart for Botanical

    Gardens Tyersall Avenue entrance

12:00 1:30 PM Working lunch with private sector participants (CONFIRMED)

    Halia Restaurant (private dining room)

    Botanical Gardens

    1 Cluny Road, Ginger Garden

    (enter via Tyersall Avenue)


    Bill Streeter - Managing Director & Head of Global Infrastructure & Project

    Finance, Asia Pacific, Fitch Ratings (presenting)

    Jon Sivertson Director, Project Financing Group, PWC

     Lee Seng Chee Director, Project Financing Group, PWC

     James Harris Partner, Managing Partner, Lovells Lee & Lee

    Christian Schaefer Associate, Lovells, Ho Chi Minh City (presenting)

1:30 PM Bus to depart for PSA Building

2:00 3:15 PM Meeting with Marine Port Authority of Singapore (MPA)

    Corporate sponsors

    Mr Loh Chee Kit, Deputy Director (Engineering)/ Project Director, Pasir

    Panjang Terminal Development

    Ms Jenny Lin, Assistant Director, Port Development Department

    Ms Selina Lee, Manager, Pasir Panjang Site Office

    Mr Sidney Koh, Assistant Director, Sea Transport Division, Ministry of


    Ms Regina Lim, Senior Executive, Corporate Communications Department

     460 Alexandra Road, #39-00 & #33-00 Storey

    PSA Building

    Contact: Regina Lim

    Tel: +65 6375 1628

3:15 PM Bus to depart for VivoCity for light shopping

4:15 PM Meet at pick up point and depart for PSA Building

    4:45 PM PSA Port Discussion and Tour

    Received by Mr William Pang, Pasir Panjang Terminal Manager. Mr.

    Eugene Tay (Corporate Communications Dept) present

    Briefing at Port Model

    th5:00 PM Guests proceed to Viewing Deck, 40 Floor for panoramic view of PSA

    Singapore Terminals

    Corporate video screening at Visitors Gallery 5:15 PM Bus to stand by for departure to Pasir Panjang Terminal Building

    5:30 PM Guests proceed to Pasir Panjang Terminal Building

    Briefing at Control Centre and Crane Operations Centre

    Land tour of Pasir Panjang Terminal 6:30 PM? Guests return to PSA Building

    6:45 PM NOL-APL Presentation

    456 Alexandra Road

    Penthouse, 26th floor

    7:00 PM Welcome dinner hosted by APL (TBC)

     Venue: Penthouse - 26th floor

    Corporate sponsors

     NOL Building, 456 Alexandra Road

8:30 PM Bus to Stand by for return to Swissotel

Saturday, June 28 Singapore

9:00 AM Depart Swissotel Stamford for City Tour

12:00 PM Bus to depart from Swissotel to airport

13:00 PM Arrive Changi Airport

2:30 PM Flight departure to HCMC (Flight # VN 740)

3.50PM Flight departure to Ha Noi (Flight # VN 744)


     Company Phone Do Hoang Anh VNCI

Jim Winkler VNCI

    Vu Thanh Thuy NIKE Vietnam Mobile: +84 903359824

    Blackberry: +852 63904470 Chris Helzer NIKE Singpore Mobile: +65 973 30081

    Shelly Li NIKE Guangzhou Office: +86-20- 38115123

    Mobile: +86-13503036344 Ashlee Huang Nike Guangzhou Mobile: +86-13826188049

    Paul Hoogwaerts Maersk Line Vietnam Mobile: +84 903988890

Eli Zheng Maersk Guangzhou Office: +86 (20) 38112357

    Mobile: +86 13600057191

    Coco Zhao Maersk Shenzhen Office: +86 (755) 25022431

    Mobile: +86 15811802843

    Barry Akbar APL Logistics Vietnam Mobile: +84 939036688

    Minh Le APL Logistics Vietnam Mobile: + 65-8433 5501

    Corporate sponsors

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