"Vietnam Infrastructure Report Q2 2015" now available at Fast Market Research

From: Fast Market Research, Inc.
Published: Mon Feb 02 2015

Following an estimated performance of 1.8% in 2014, we forecast a modest pick-up to 4.3% real growth for Vietnam's infrastructure industry in 2015. While we note this rate remains well below the potential suggested by the country's strong foreign direct investment and improving business environment it is, nevertheless, reflective of an improving macroeconomic environment.

The major developments in Vietnam's infrastructure sector are:

While the infrastructure sector struggled in 2014, we expect growth to pick up modestly in 2015 as the macroeconomic environment improves. Nevertheless, we note there is a lack of upside in near-term spending from the domestic public and private sectors, which is brought on by the dominance and excessiveness of the country's state-owned enterprises (SOEs). While the existence of these SOEs makes it easier for the government to channel resources directly to certain projects, their structure remains unwieldy and inefficient.

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On October 28 2014, an international consortium led by India-based road developer IL&FS Transportation Networks (ITNL) signed a contract to acquire a 70% stake in an expressway project that connects the capital city of Vietnam, Hanoi, with the port city of Hai Phong. The contract was signed with state-owned entity VIDIFI, the owner of the 105km expressway project. Besides ITNL, the international consortium consists of Philippine-based Strategic Alliance Holdings and Hong Kong-based Tung Sing Group. Under the terms of the contract, VIDIFI and the ITNL-led consortium are expected to form a joint-venture (JV) to manage the project over a 30-year period. About 70% of the expressway is completed, with the rest scheduled to be finished by the end of 2015.

The Vietnam Railway Administration has urged the transport ministry to appraise and approve a USD10bn plan to upgrade the North-South railway in the country. According to the plan, the trans-Vietnam railway, from Hanoi railway station to the Hoa Hung railway...

The Vietnam Infrastructure Report features Business Monitor International (BMI)'s market assessment and forecasts covering public procurement and spending on all major infrastructure and construction projects, including transportation and logistics by land, sea and air; power plants and utilities, and commercial construction and property development. The report analyses the impact of regulatory changes and the macroeconomic outlook and features competitive intelligence on contractors and suppliers.

BMI's Vietnam Infrastructure Report provides industry professionals and strategists, sector analysts, investors, trade associations and regulatory bodies with independent forecasts and competitive intelligence on the Vietnamese infrastructure and construction industry.

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