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Vietnam, Ho Chi Minh City - vn/15


A VND450 billion contract was signed on 3rd November, 2005 by Kawasaki Heavy Industries and GTECH of Canada for E&M equipment and maintenance for the 1,490 m Thu Thiem tunnel. The tunnel, which is located on the 21.89 km east-west highway in Ho Chi Ming City, will cross the Saigon river. The tunnel comprises four immersed sections, each 98 m long, 23.3 m wide and 9 m high, and two approach roads of nearly 1 km long at each of the two mouths of the tunnel. Obayashi was awarded the contract for construction of the new Thu Thiem road and tunnel, at a total cost of VND2,085 billion. The VND9,864 billion highway is financed by the government and the Japanese Bank for International Cooperation (JBIC). Visit www.khi.co.jp/index_e.html 46/05.