Thailand and International Firms Submitted a Bid for Water Management Systems. “Panya Consultants and Team Group are attractive as China and Japan wish to join the bidding”.
The overall bidding will be in the package form between consulting groups and contractors or even cooperation with international contractors or consultants because of high specifications of TOR, especially water achievement such as reservoir construction and water resource development worth no less than 300 billion baht.

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Thailand and International Firms Submitted a Bid for Water Management Systems. “Panya Consultants and Team Group are attractive as China and Japan wish to join the bidding”.
The overall bidding will be in the package form between consulting groups and contractors or even cooperation with international contractors or consultants because of high specifications of TOR, especially water achievement such as reservoir construction and water resource development worth no less than 300 billion baht.
"There are only few Thai eligible contractors: Italian Thai for reservoir construction and Ch. Karnchang that used to construct dams in Laos. At the same time Shino Thai and other companies have to establish a joint venture with others if they wish to bid for the project. However, the achievement must have value of at least 2,000 million baht per contract.”
There are two Thai consulting firms that are experts on water: Team Group (water guru) and Panya Consultants. Both of them have been assigned to carry out the RID projects for a long time while others such as Progress Technology Consultants Co., Ltd. is specialized in wastewater management.
“The government’s fund source must be considered and will be a key factor that determines which contractor will be assigned. For example, in case of Chinese loans, the fund will be granted in a full package for both the consultant and contractor. In case of Japanese loans, Thai contractors have to join with Japanese companies. However, it is unclear at the moment. Until July 23, it will become clear who shows up to get the TOR.”
According to the contractors, e.g., Ch. Karnchang, Italian Thai, Shino-Thai, etc., they are interested in the project but will consider the details of TOR first as they have not yet understood what the government requires and if the construction is included due to unclear TOR.
Another source from Panya Consultants Co., Ltd disclosed that the company is interested in submitting a bid. Now, they are discussing with Team Group, to cooperate in submitting bids for the project and have been contacted by international water consulting firms from China and Korea to work together.
A news reporter reported that the government's Bt350-billion water-investment plan consists of 12 Chao Phraya River Basin and other river basin rehabilitation projects in the northeast and south; rehabilitation of forests and soils and check dams worth 10 billion baht; construction of Keng Sua Ten and Mae Wong reservoirs worth more than 50 billion baht; land use plan in river basins worth more than 50 billion baht; improvement of irrigation areas worth 60 billion baht; improvement of the Ping, Wang, Yom and Nan River Basins worth 7 billion baht; floodway management worth 120 billion baht; improvement of early warning systems worth 3 billion baht, etc.

 แหล่งที่มา : ประชาชาติธุรกิจออนไลน์ ณ วันที่ 11 ก.ค. 2555

 

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