Project Data Sheet

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PDS Creation Date 06 Dec 2006
PDS Updated as of 09 Feb 2007

Project Name GMS: East-West Economic Corridor
Country Viet Nam
Project/Program Number 32105-013
Status Closed
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
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)
Loan1728Asian Development Fund25,000
TOTAL US$ 25,000

Safeguard Categories

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Environment B

Summary of Environmental and Social Issues

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.

Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples

Stakeholder Communication, Participation and Consultation

- 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.

Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy

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 2006 Dec 06
Consulting Services
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


Concept Clearance
Fact-finding 22 Feb 1999 to 10 Mar 1999
Management Review Meeting 18 May 1999
Approval 20 Dec 1999
Last Review Mission


Approval No. Approval Signing Effectivity Closing
Original Revised Actual
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
14 Sep 2014 Loan 1728 22,308 0 98.00%
Cumulative Disbursements
14 Sep 2014 Loan 1728 22,690 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 1728

Contacts and Update Details

Responsible ADB Officer ()
Responsible ADB Department Southeast Asia Department
Responsible ADB Divisions Infrastructure Division, SERD
Executing Agencies Ministry of Transport
Mr. Nguyen Ngoc Tran

PMU-85, Ministry of Transport


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