The Group presented a 3-phase proposal to help Da Nang with a feasibility study for the project. Phase 1, funded by Geo-Data, will analyse and review existing documents and studies, and is expected to be completed in 1 month. Phase 2 is a full pre-feasibility study over 4 to 6 months to propose alternative technical scenarios and advise on financial aspects, with agreed expenses. Finally, phase 3 is a full feasibility study which is expected to take 9 to 12 months.
Vice Chairman Nguyen Ngoc Tuan greatly appreciated the capacity, competence and experience of Geo-Data, and agreed to their proposal for the metro project. The city leader assigned the Department of Transport to work closely with the team and provide necessary data to quickly implement the first stages of the cooperative plan.
Mr Astore said that the metro project is a big challenge, but it will bring about opportunities for the development of Da Nang in the future. He was also impressed by the city’s rapid growth.
Founded in 1984, Geo-Data Engineering is a world-renowned Italian group which specialises in underground works, and it has subsidiaries in 25 countries. They have designed and supervised the construction of over 3,000 kilometres of tunnels, and more than 2,500 projects worldwide, for metro lines, railways, roads, motorways, dams and hydro-electric plants.