​Ho Chi Minh City to auction landscaping contracts

The plan will take effect on January 2, 2018 in 12 out of the city’s 24 districts

Employees of the Greenery Parks Company chop a tree on Ton Duc Thang Street in District 1, Ho Chi Minh City. Photo: Tuoi Tre

Authorities in Ho Chi Minh City plan to open bidding on contracts for the management and maintenance of green trees across the metropolis.

Deputy Chairman of the municipal People’s Committee Tran Vinh Tuyen recently approved auctioning contracts in order to select suitable contractors to care for trees in 12 out of 24 districts in the southern city.

The plan will take effect on January 2, 2018.

Areas included in the scope of work include District 2, District 7, District 9, District 12, Tan Phu District, Tan Binh District, Thu Duc District, Hoc Mon District, Cu Chi District, Binh Chanh District, Nha Be District, and Can Gio District.

Bidding for tree management in Tao Dan, Gia Dinh, and Le Van Tam, three of the city’s major parks, will begin in the second quarter of 2018, following flower festivals and markets held in the parks in celebration of the Lunar New Year holiday in mid-February.

City officials will evaluate the effectiveness of the maintenance plan after the first year in order to determine whether it should be conducted in the remaining districts, Tuyen said.

The municipal Department of Transport will be charged with the process, the official continued.

The management and maintenance of green trees in Ho Chi Minh City was previously overseen by Greenery Parks Company and a local public services firm.

However, an unofficial auction of the management tasks was carried out and several other organizations now oversee the process.

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