Deo Ca – IlSung Joint Venture to build Khe Net railway tunnels in Vietnam

Vietnam’s Deo Ca Group, in a joint venture with South Korea’s IlSung, has secured a VND552 billion contract for the construction of two tunnels on the Hanoi – Ho Chi Minh City railway line.

Awarded by the Ministry of Transport’s Railway Project Management Unit (PMU-Rail) in December 2023, the contract package XL01 involves building two tunnels as part of the Khe Net Pass Rehabilitation Project on the Hanoi – Ho Chi Minh City railway line.

The package XL01 is located in the Huong Hoa and Kim Hoa communes, Tuyen Hoa district, Quang Binh province. The first tunnel has a length of 620 m and is scheduled for completion in 23 months, while the second tunnel spans 393 m and is expected to be completed in 13.5 months. Both tunnels feature a width of 10 m.

According to Deo Ca, by constructing mountain tunnels, the route of the railway can be adjusted to enhance speed, shorten travel time, improve railway infrastructure, and ensure safe and smooth traffic on the Hanoi – Ho Chi Minh City railway line.

Earlier, Deo Ca has won several expressway projects in Vietnam, including the Quang Ngai – Hoai Nhon, Cam Lam – Vinh Hao, and Dong Dang – Tra Linh. The group said it has also collaborated with universities, vocational colleges, and international partners to conduct training programmes and cultivate skilled personnel for railway and metro projects.

Image: Deo Ca Group