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|PDS Creation Date||06 Dec 2006|
|PDS Updated as of||09 Feb 2007|
|Project Name||GMS: East-West Economic Corridor|
|Geographical Location||Central Vietnam: from Dong Ha to Lao Bao (border with Lao PDR)|
|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
|Drivers of Change||–|
|Gender Mainstreaming Categories||–|
|Type/Modality of Assistance||Approval Number||Source of Funding||Approved Amount (thousand)|
|Loan||1728||Asian Development Fund||25,000|
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Environmental issues: In Vietnam, there are no forest areas that are affected by the Project.
Resettlement issues: The increased road width and imposition of a minimum clearance area along Road 9 from km 67 to Km 83 and the 12 km of the Dong Ha Bypass require some land acquisition and relocation.
Social issues: Transport corridor routes can have significant impacts on the transmission of sexual transmission diases and HIV/AIDS and an increase of trafficking in women and children cross-border.
- An initial environmental examination (IEE) was carried out by the feasibility consultants. The overall environmental impacts of the Project could be mitigated to acceptable levels through the implementation of clearly identified in the "Matrix of Environmental Impact and Mitigation measures".
-Resettlement plans in line with Government procedures and ADB's policy on Involutary Resettlement were prepared.
-The Government of Vietnam as well as Laos have agreed the civil works contract douments include the requirement for and information and education campaign on STD and HIV/AIDs for constructin workers as part of the health and safety program at the camsites during the construction period.
|During Project Design
|During Project Implementation
|The Project is part of the larger East-West Transport Corridor Project, which includes components in Thailand, Lao PDR and Viet Nam. The objective of the larger project is to create a road transport corridor linking north-east Thailand through Lao PDR to Da Nang Port in Viet Nam. The scope of the proposed Bank-financed Project is assisting the Government with upgrading and improving Road 9 between Lao Bao at the border with Lao PDR and Dong Ha on Highway 1 (about 83km) including upgrading of the Dong Ha Bypass.|
|Description of Outcome
|Progress Towards Outcome
|Description of Project Outputs
|Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)
|Status of Development Objectives
|Date of First Listing||2006 Dec 06|
An international consulting firm will be engaged for design review and construction supervision of the road improvement. Advance action approved.
The Bank-financed Project will be executed through civil works contracts to be procured following international competitive bidding procedures in accordance with the Bank's Guidelines for Procurement.
|Procurement and Consulting Notices
|Fact-finding||22 Feb 1999 to 10 Mar 1999|
|Management Review Meeting||18 May 1999|
|Approval||20 Dec 1999|
|Last Review Mission||–|
|Loan 1728||20 Dec 1999||28 Jun 2000||21 Sep 2000||31 Dec 2004||31 Dec 2006||30 Mar 2007|
|Date||Approval Number||ADB (US$ thousand)||Others (US$ thousand)||Net Percentage|
|Cumulative Contract Awards|
|23 Aug 2014||Loan 1728||22,308||0||98.00%|
|23 Aug 2014||Loan 1728||22,690||0||100.00%|
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|Sector||Social||Financial||Economic||Others||Safeguards||Project Financial Statements|
|Responsible ADB Officer||Thevakumar Kandiah (email@example.com)|
|Responsible ADB Department||Southeast Asia Department|
|Responsible ADB Divisions||Infrastructure Division, SERD|
Ministry of Transport
Mr. Nguyen Ngoc Tran
PMU-85, Ministry of Transport
|List of Project Documents||http://www.adb.org/projects/32105-013/documents|