(CPV) - The US Embassy to Hanoi on July 3 said that the US Government recently awarded two contracts as part of the environmental remediation of dioxin contamination at Da Nang airport project, which is being carried out in partnership with the Vietnamese Government.
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The groundbreaking for the project is scheduled for August 2012, expecting to complete by the end of 2016.
The project involves remediation of all contaminated soil and sediment at the airport (estimated at about 73,000 cubic meters).
The US Agency for International Development awarded an 8.34 million USD contract to CDM Smith, a US firm headquartered in Massachusetts, for construction management and oversight of the entire project in coordination with Vietnam’s Ministry of National Defense. Contract services include training and capacity building in environmental remediation of Vietnamese counterparts involved in the project’s implementation.
This agency also awarded a 17 million USD contract to Tetra Tech Inc., a California-based US firm, for the excavation and construction components. Contract services include construction of an in-pile thermal desorption (IPTD) treatment structure and the excavation, transport, and placement of dioxin-contaminated sediment and soil into the IPTD structure.
Once placed into the structure, the soil nd sediment will be treated to remove the dioxin under a separate contract to be awarded at a later date./.