Stanley Consultants Receives JICA President Award for Vietnam Expressway

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Stanley Consultants Provided Construction Supervision Services for Critical Vietnam Transportation Modernization Project

Gayle Roberts and Scott Yost with JICA award

All of Stanley Consultants’ international experience was brought to bear on this successful project for the benefit of our client and the people of Vietnam.” Gayle Roberts, P.E., Stanley Consultants President and CEO

Stanley Consultants has been awarded the 2015 JICA President Award for its work on the Noi Bai International Airport to Nhat Tan Bridge Connecting Expressway in Hanoi, Vietnam. Stanley Consultants is a global consulting engineering firm that provides program management, planning, engineering, environmental, and construction services worldwide.

Awarded by the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), the Presidential Award is given to an individual or organization that is associated with JICA and whose contribution in the field of development is recognized to be of immense significance in development of human resources, society and economy in Vietnam.

“We are proud to play an important role in supporting the development of Vietnam and future growth of Hanoi,” said Gayle Roberts, President and CEO of Stanley Consultants. “All of Stanley Consultants’ international experience was brought to bear on this successful project for the benefit of our client and the people of Vietnam.”

The Connecting Expressway, which links the Nhat Tan Bridge across the Red River to Noi Bai International Airport, is an integral element of a new international gateway to northern Vietnam. Part of a nationwide infrastructure development program, the Connecting Expressway will alleviate congestion and improve transport from Noi Bai to downtown Hanoi, improving the capital city’s investment climate. The Connecting Expressway cuts the distance between Noi Bai International Airport and the inner city of Hanoi from the 20 miles to 9 miles, reducing travel time by nearly 45 minutes.

“One of the keys to modernizing Hanoi’s transportation system and commercial economy is to improve travel efficiency between the Noi Bai International Airport and downtown Hanoi,” said Gary Foster, Vice President of Stanley Consultants, who leads business development for Vietnam. Project Manager Scott Yost noted that “the challenges were many, the construction schedule was tight, but Stanley Consultants finished the project on time.”

In 2011, the Joint Venture of Stanley Consultants (USA) and CTI Engineering International (Japan) won the Connecting Expressway contract through competitive bidding as a result of an invitation from the Vietnam Ministry of Transport (Hanoi) and Project Management Unit No. 85 (Vinh City) to provide design review and construction supervision services. The Stanley Consultants team had overall responsibility for the entire project through all stages of construction. The project received high government visibility as a result of the Vietnam Prime Minister’s direct interest.

The 7.5 mile, six-lane expressway runs through urban and rural, agricultural areas and is bordered by two-lane frontage roads. The project included two river, two highway and one railroad crossings, four major interchanges, several flyovers, and connection to Noi Bai International Airport at the north end and the JICA-financed Nhat Tan cable-stayed bridge across the Red River at the south end. Construction of the $450 million project began in late 2011 and was completed within the scheduled 40 months through five construction contracts. Following completion, an elaborate road opening ceremony took place near Dong Anh. The highway, named after General Vo Nguyen Giap, was dedicated by high government officials and representatives of JICA; and formally opened for uninterrupted traffic.

Stanley Consultants has worked with the people of Vietnam since the mid-1990s. The firm has provided consulting services for rural electrification projects countrywide, urban upgrading and improvements for the city of Nam Dinh. It has provided construction supervision services for Highway Nine in Quang Tri Province from Dong Ha to the Laotian border, the Dong Ha Bypass, and the Cam Lo Bypass.

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About Stanley Consultants: Founded in 1913, Stanley Consultants is a global consulting engineering firm that provides program management, planning, engineering, environmental and construction services worldwide. Recognized for its commitment to client service and a passion to make a difference, Stanley Consultants brings global knowledge, experience and capabilities to serve clients in the energy, water, transportation and Federal markets. Since 1913, Stanley Consultants has successfully completed more than 25,000 engagements in all 50 states, U.S. territories, and in 110 countries. For more information on Stanley Consultants, please visit http://www.stanleyconsultants.com.

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