Project Data Sheet

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PDS Creation Date 08 Dec 2006
PDS Updated as of

Project Name
Country Viet Nam
Project/Program Number 30076-013
Geographical Location National Highway No. 1 from Nha Trang north to Quang Ngai
In preparing any country program or strategy, financing any project, or by making any designation of, or reference to, a particular territory or geographic area in this document, the Asian Development Bank does not intend to make any judgments as to the legal or other status of any territory or area.
Sector Transport and ICT
Subsector Road Transport
Strategic Agendas
Drivers of Change
Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Categories


Type/Modality of Assistance Approval Number Source of Funding Approved Amount (thousand)

Safeguard Categories

For more information about the safeguard categories, please see

Environment B

Summary of Environmental and Social Issues

-Environmental impacts: the Project road followed the existing alignment, which had been in place for a long time. The ecology of the area has already adjusted to any negative impacts caused by improvement of the road.
-Land acquisition and Resettlement: only the minority of Project affected-households required resettlement. The vast majority of affected household lost strips of agricultural land along the side of the raod needed for widening of the shoulder and drainage.

Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples

Stakeholder Communication, Participation and Consultation

-Under the project preparatory TA, and in accordance with ADB's Guidelines on the Environmental Impacts of Infrastructure Projects, an initial environmental examination (IEE) had been carried out, reviewed by ADB. Project's design and contract documentation have given details of the neccessary environmental mitigation measures, and the contractual means by which they were included during the Project construction.The scope of the Project's supervision consulting services included environmental impact monitoring and mitigation. PMU1 has complied with requirements of the Government's environmental impact assessment regulations. The provincial road component has involved simple works within existing alignment and no significant impact.

During Project Design
During Project Implementation


The Project encourages economic integration of the northern, central, and southern regions of the country through reductions in transport costs and travel time, and to improve transport reliability and access of the rural population to social and economic opportunities. The scope of the Project is to (i) rehabilitate National Highway No.1 from Quang Ngai to Nha Trang to a standard appropriate for the existing condition and level and type of traffic using and expected to use the road (ii) improve rural accessibility and agricultural incomes, (iii) reduce transport costs by facilitating more efficient transport services, (iv) imrove road safety, and (v) strengthen the institutions concerned with road management and administration.

Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy

Viet Nam's poor infrastructure is a constraint to general economic recovery and investment from the emerging private sector. The project will improve National Highway No.1's access and economic linkage to the rural population influenced by the Project roads, enhance transport reliability, help raise agricultural productivity, and improve income opportunities. The Project will also provide support to the implementation agencies and for the implementation of sector development policy.

Development Impact

Project Outcome

Description of Outcome
Progress Towards Outcome

Outputs and Implementation Progress

Description of Project Outputs
Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)
Status of Development Objectives
Material Changes

Business Opportunities

Date of First Listing
Consulting Services
An international consulting firm will be engaged for construction supervision of both the National Highways and the Provincial Roads Components (advance action approved), in accordance with the Bank's Guidelines on the Use of Consultants. Staffing inputs are tentatively estimated to be about 400 person-months of international consultants and about 1,970 person-months of senior domestic consultants.
The National Highway Component works will be executed through four contract packages, each valued at about $25-$30 million. These will be executed by contractors selected following international competitive bidding procedures in accordance with the Bank's Guidelines for Procurement (advance action approved). The Provincial Roads Component will be executed by domestic contractors selected using procedures acceptable to the Bank, and through force account.
Procurement and Consulting Notices


Concept Clearance
Fact-finding 16 Mar 1998 to 04 Apr 1998
Management Review Meeting 17 Jun 1998
Approval 10 Dec 1998
Last Review Mission


Approval No. Approval Signing Effectivity Closing
Original Revised Actual
Loan 1653 10 Dec 1998 13 Apr 1999 20 Sep 1999 31 Dec 2003 31 Dec 2005 27 Apr 2006
Technical Assistance 2636 29 Aug 1996 06 Sep 1996 06 Sep 1996 16 Mar 1998


Date Approval Number ADB (US$ thousand) Others (US$ thousand) Net Percentage
Cumulative Contract Awards
25 Oct 2014 Loan 1653 0 0 96.00%
Cumulative Disbursements
25 Oct 2014 Loan 1653 0 0 100.00%

Status of Covenants

Covenants are categorized under the following categories—audited accounts, safeguards, social, sector, financial, economic, and others. Covenant compliance is rated by category by applying the following criteria: (i) Satisfactory—all covenants in the category are being complied with, with a maximum of one exception allowed, (ii) Partly Satisfactory—a maximum of two covenants in the category are not being complied with, (iii) Unsatisfactory—three or more covenants in the category are not being complied with. As per the 2011 Public Communications Policy, covenant compliance ratings for Project Financial Statements apply only to projects whose invitation for negotiation falls after 2 April 2012.

Approval No. Category
Sector Social Financial Economic Others Safeguards Project Financial Statements
Loan 1653

Contacts and Update Details

Responsible ADB Officer
Responsible ADB Department Southeast Asia Department
Responsible ADB Divisions Infrastructure Division, SERD
Executing Agencies PMU1, Ministry of Transport

National Committee for Population and Family

Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development

Ministry of Transport
Mr. Duong Danh Dzung

Ministry of Education and Training


Project Website
List of Project Documents