Institute of Planning and Transportation Engineering (hereinafter IPTE) is an engineering and technology consultancy firm under Vietnam National University of Civil Engineering (hereinafter NUCE), established by the Hanoi Department of Science and Technology in 2006. Its former name is Center for Research and Consultancy of Transport Engineering and Traffic Safety. The firm provides services in a wide range of specialized fields such as traffic safety, highway engineering, traffic engineering; transportation network planning, urban and rural planning; topographical, hydraulic and geological engineering survey; geotechnical engineering; highway, bridge, tunnel, waterway, port and harbor transportation engineering; environmental and landscaping engineering; project construction management; and supervision.
Although a newly established research and consultancy organization, IPTE has inherited all the designing and consulting activities/experience; science and technology applications from NUCE from its establishment of 1966. IPTE has a strong capacity of many Professors, Doctors, Masters, Engineers and Architects who have made great contribution to the science and technology development of the country in all civil engineering fields, including transportation planning, transportation engineering, highway and traffic engineering, civil and industrial construction, construction materials, etc. IPTE has also incorporated and delivered strong support from related research and experimental centers and laboratories under NUCE’s faculties and institutes in order to provide effective engineering consulting services for development of infrastructure system in Vietnam, especially transport infrastructure. Furthermore, IPTE and it’s members have considerable experience of working in conjunction with Vietnamese organization/departments (such as MOT, MOC, MOET), international organizations (WB, ADB, JICA, …), international consulting firms, associations and construction companies.