AmCham Infrastructure Committee

Purpose

Provide a forum for our members to identify, discuss and advance common interests regarding their commercial interests in infrastructure development.

Objectives

  • Look at ways to help improve the credit rating of Vietnam (Moody’s Ba3 stable) which impacts borrowing costs for projects
  • Identify opportunities and barriers to development related to infrastructure financing
  • ID key issues impacSupport importation of US-made products and services in alignment with the newly formed USIDFC
  • ting US business interest with respect to Open Tenders & Support US companies to win contracts
  • Support the transformation of managing Infrastructure and promote US based expertise. (Fam trips to see ports LAX, SFO, ORD managed by not for profit corporations.)
  • Host events to support the advancement of the above and attract new members
  • Collaborate with other organizations on matters of mutual interest.

Leadership

Mark Khan – Chair

Annual Goals

  • Establish a founding group of 3, plus 5 member-companies to to be part of the core group. Grow the committee to 12-15 active participants within the first year
  • Conduct research to determine key infrastructure projects (Master Plans) within a 5-10 year horizon. (TDA Pre-feasibility study – what’s out there on the 5 major cities
  • Expand committee knowledge base with the goal of achieving deal flow for US Companies
  • Support CSR program in alignment with AmCham’s Scholarship program

Plan

  • Establish a set of criteria for members who wish to join the committee
  • Committee to select and vote on an AmCham board liaison
  • Intern part time support 4 hours a week
  • Committee should be self- funding with proceeds from events and sponsors
  • Meetings last Thursday of every month
  • Committee Web page (communicate with members)
  • Collaborate with other committees (open), Diversity

Meetings and Information-Sharing

Apr 11, 2019 meeting

Minutes (to be provided)

Presentation; AmCham Infrastructure Committee 

Reference/Background Information from Presentation
https://www.dropbox.com/s/ainrxnim9i6o202/190411-Launch-Meeting-Core-Commmitte-v2.pptx?dl=0

Secretary Pompeo: Indo-Pacific Economic Vision, July 30, 2018
https://www.amchamvietnam.com/30515127-2/

EDGE (Enhancing Development and Growth through Energy)
https://www.usaid.gov/news-information/press-releases/jul-30-2018-administrator-mark-green-remarks-indo-pacific-business-forum

BUILD Act Review and Commentary
https://www.csis.org/analysis/build-act-has-passed-whats-next

World Bank: Trade Facilitation, Value Creation, and Competitiveness (Vietnam)
Press release: Vietnam must base future export growth on enhancing competitiveness and capturing greater value added – said latest trade facilitation report.  Has link to Full Report.

TDA Feasibility Study: Vietnam’s Transportation Infrastructure – Ports and Roads
https://www.amchamvietnam.com/transportation-infrastructure-feasibility-study/

Next meetings

May 30, 2019

Jun 27, 2019

Jul 25, 2019

Contact

Please contact us: [email protected]