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Conference 2018

24 & 25 July 2018 * Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam***

  1. Overview
  2. Programme
  3. Gallery
  4. Delegates
  5. Exhibitors
  6. Exhibition Opportunities
PROGRAMME
DAY ONE (24 July 2018)
08:30 Registration
09:00 Introduction
09:15 Progress and update on Ho Chi Minh City’s 6 MRT lines infrastructure and climate for private sector’s participation
(This session provides understanding behind the climate for private sector’s participation within the master-plan to close the gap between aspects of planning/development and the market reality in order to meet key challenges towards successful delivery of HCMC’s 6 MRT lines infrastructure projects).
10:00 Morning Refreshments
10:15 Latest project approved on the extension of HCMC MRT Line 1 to Binh Duong and Dong Nai Province in Vietnam to facilitate residents' travel in the two provinces and HCMC, as well as boosting urban development along the route and contribute in reducing traffic overloading in the northeastern part of HCMC
(On 22 November 2017, the HCMC Urban Railway Management Board announced that the HCMC MRT Line 1 to be extended, that will link to Ben Thanh Market with Suoi Tien Tourist Park in District 9 and will be extended to the neighbouring provinces of Binh Duong and Dong Nai. To facilitate this, an additional 2km of line will link Suoi Tien Station with a station at Bình Duong from where it will be extended further to other stations in the two provinces).
11:00 Drawing parallel on success stories and best practices from world’s leading-edge MRT systems across Asia Pacific, Middle East, Africa, Europe and the region in order to ensure the successful delivery of Ho Chi Minh City MRT lines infrastructure projects
11:45 Reviewing signaling system to constantly update traffic management system on the identity, location and speed of every train in order to serve passengers with much improved level of reliability and ride comfort
12:30 Lunch
14:00 Geotechnical challenges and solutions for HCMC MRT lines infrastructure construction
14:45 Creating transit oriented development (TOD) master-plan along HCMC MRT lines corridor
15:30 Afternoon Refreshments
15:45 Development of an environmental and social impact management plan during the construction phase of HCMC MRT lines infrastructure projects
16:30 Panel Discussion
17:00 End of Day 1
DAY TWO (25 July 2018)
09:00 Introduction
09:15 Creation of a Socio-Economic Development Strategy to maximize the economic benefits arising from HCMC MRT lines infrastructure projects
10:00 Morning Refreshments
10:15 Challenges in the design and construction of tunnels and underground structures for HCMC MRT lines infrastructure projects
11:00 BIM applications to design, construction and management of challenging HCMC MRT lines infrastructure projects
11:45 Innovation in associated civil works for HCMC MRT’s tracks and stations
12:30 Lunch
14:00 Developing conceptual design of HCMC MRT lines infrastructure using value engineering method to create optimum project benefits
14:45 Confronting soft soil condition along HCMC MRT lines infrastructure: ground improvement techniques and construction methods
15:30 Afternoon Refreshments
15:45 Reviewing EPC model and acceleration of development for construction and infrastructure of HCMC MRT lines projects
16:30 Concluding Panel Discussion
17:00 End of Conference

Reviewing current status on HCMC MRT lines infrastructure projects, with discussion on key success factors and issues to be resolved including creation of a Socio-Economic Development Strategy to maximize the economic benefits arising from HCMC MRT lines infrastructure projects, including sharing of best practices and drawing parallel on success stories from world’s leading-edge MRT systems across Asia Pacific, Middle East, Africa, Europe and the region, in order to ensure successful delivery of Ho Chi Minh City MRT lines infrastructure projects, all this is geared towards a significant step in boosting urban development along the route and contribute in reducing traffic overloading plaguing Ho Chi Minh City, as well as serving passengers better with faster connections across the MRT network


Under the HCMC transport development plan by 2020 approved by the Prime Minister, the HCMC government has mapped out 6 MRT lines infrastructure’s master plan that will boost urban development along the route and contribute in reducing traffic overloading plaguing HCMC as well as serving passengers better with faster connections across the MRT network. Of these, MRT Line 1 is expected to be fully in operational by the end of 2020, however, there is possibility for the early partial opening for elevated section at the end of 2018 or in 2019. The opening of MRT Line 2 shall be by the end of 2020. MRT Line 5 is scheduled for completion in 2025, will be driverless, with automated ticketing systems and smart cards. MRT Line 5 (first phase) is being carried out over a period of eight years, from 2015 to 2023. The first phase of MRT Line 5, with nine stations, will have a total length of 8.9 km, including 7.46 km underground and 1.43 km above ground. In the first phase, MRT Line 5 will connect with MRT Line 1 at the Sai Gon Bridge and MRT Line 2 at the Bay Hien intersection. MRT line 5 plays an important role in shaping the urban railway system in Ho Chi Minh City, along with MRT Line 1 and Line 2. It will mark a significant step in the development of urban living and help resolve the traffic jams plaguing Ho Chi Minh City. For the second phase of MRT Line 5, which extends from the new Can Giuoc Bus Station in District 8 to the Bay Hien intersection in Tan Binh District, connect with MRT Line 3b at the Hang Xanh intersection and MRT Line 4 at the Phu Nhuan intersection. MRT Line 3, Line 4 and Line 6 are still in the planning phase. Cost estimates for MRT Lines 1 to 6 are US$2.49 billion, US$2.07 billion, US$3.69 billion, US$4.45 billion, US$4.47 billion and US$1.25 billion respectively, a total of over US$18 billion up for grab for opportunities available for all forward-thinking companies involved in the business of MRT’s planning, development and construction.

In addition, the HCMC government has given the nod to an extension of MRT Line 1 to the neighboring provinces of Binh Duong and Dong Nai. On 22 November 2017, the HCMC Urban Railway Management Board announced that the HCMC MRT Line 1 to be extended, that will link to Ben Thanh Market with Suoi Tien Tourist Park in District 9 and will be extended to the neighbouring provinces of Binh Duong and Dong Nai. To facilitate this, an additional 2km of line will link Suoi Tien Station with a station at Bình Duong from where it will be extended further to other stations in the two provinces. The cost of extending HCMC MRT Line 1 is estimated at US$950 million. The construction of the 2km section will be done in 2018-2022 while the extension to the provinces will start in 2023.

For all industry players involved in the business of planning, constructing and maintaining MRT lines infrastructure and stations, this conference is an opportunity to participate in HCMC’s 6 MRT lines infrastructure as well as the planned extended MRT lines infrastructure projects worth more than US$18 billion.