As one of the fastest growing economies in ASEAN, Vietnam has a seemingly endless wish list for infrastructure. Currently, just 20 per cent of the country’s national roads are paved, and a recently approved plan to build a 1,372km north-south highway by 2030 is estimated to cost $14bn. The rising population in major cities in recent years has strained and exceeded capacity of the existing connectivity networks and utilities systems. With 50% of Vietnam’s population expected to be living in cities, Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh are building rapid transit systems exceeding US$ 22 billion in the hope of reducing private vehicle ownership and improving air quality.
Various expressway projects are planned and underway to improve connectivity within major cities. Similarly, development and upgrading of urban utilities infrastructure are announced and there are 44 planed PPP projects with total investment value worth up to US$ 120 billion in the road and power sectors.
A further detail to the Vietnam’s infrastructure project given by the most recent Global Infrastructure Outlook showed that if Vietnam continues on this positive stride of investing, the country will meet 83% of its goals by 2040. Nevertheless, in order to get there, Vietnam will need an investment of $605 billion.
The Vietnam government is set to meet its ambitious goal through liberalising various industries and embracing PPP. The government has been making efforts to introduce private-sector participation in the roads and rail sectors, and actively attracting foreign direct investment to develop its infrastructure needs.
The hosting of the Infrastructure Vietnam 2019 (IVN2019) is to provide an interactive platform for potential investors and key players of the industry to gather in Vietnam and get updated on the new directions, investment policies and market potential of the construction and infrastructure sectors in Vietnam.
25 Jul 2019
07:30 am IVN 2019 Registration Begins
08:30 am Delegates Take Their Seats at Ballroom
08:30 am Arrival of Distinguished Guests
08:45 am Arrival of Guest of Honor
09:00 am OPENING CEREMONY
Vietnamese Cultural Dance
09:05 am INTRODUCTORY REMARKS
09:10 am SPECIAL ADDRESS
09:15 am KEYNOTE ADDRESS AND LAUNCH OF IVN2019 CONFERENCE AND EXHIBITION
09:45 am Networking & Refreshments Break
10:30 am PLENARY SESSION
PLENARY ADDRESS 1: WHY INVESTING IN VIETNAM: KEY ECONOMIC PRIORITIES AND FOREIGN INVESTMENT POLICY
11:00 am PLENARY ADDRESS 2: BUSINESS STRUCTURE AND FINANCING – HOW DOES VIETNAM COMPARE TO ITS NEIGHBOURS
11:30 am PLENARY ADDRESS 3: LABOUR LAWS AND REGULATIONS, TAX STRUCTURE AND TAX COMPLIANCES FOR INTERNATIONAL PLAYERS FOREIGN12:00 pm
Luncheon for Guest Speakers and Delegates
01:00 pm SESSION ONE: DETERMINANTS OF INFRASTRUCTURE INVESTMENT IN VIETNAM
PAPER 1: AN OVERVIEW ON VIETNAM URBAN DEVELOPMENT PLANS TOWARDS 2030
01:30 pm PAPER 2: VIETNAM’S POLICIES IN SUPPORTING MULTIMODAL TRANSPORTATION
02:00 pm PAPER 3: PROMOTING VIETNAM AS A REGIONAL LOGISTIC & INDUSTRIAL HUB – THE GOVERNMENT INITIATIVES
02:30 pm Open Forum
02:40 pm SESSION TWO: POLICY, REGULATORY & FINANCING FRAMEWORK FOR VIETNAM ELECTRICITY MARKET
PAPER 4: PUBLIC-PRIVATE-PARTNERSHIP FRAMEWORK FOR INFRASTRUCTURE PROJECTS IN VIETNAM
03:10 pm PAPER 5: FINANCING OPTIONS & RISK MITIGATION FRAMEWORK FOR INFRASTRUCTURE PROJECTS IN VIETNAM
03:40 pm PAPER 6: LEGAL PROTECTION AND INCENTIVES FOR FOREIGN INVESTORS & INTERNATIONAL PLAYERS
04:10 pm Open Forum
26 Jul 2019
09:00 am VIETNAM’S MASTERPLAN ON ROAD, RAIL, INLAND WATERWAY, SEA AND AIR TRANSPORT SYSTEMS NATIONWIDE
10:45 am VIETNAM’S TELECOMMUNICATION INFRASTRUCTURE NEEDS: STATUS, DIRECTION & OPPORTUNITIES
01:30 pm VIETNAM URBAN WATER, SEWERAGE & WASTE TREATMENT FACILITIES: NEEDS & DEVELOPMENT PLANS
03:15 pm INVESTING IN VIETNAM REGIONAL INDUSTRIAL PARKS & PORTS
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