Viet Nam: GMS: Phnom Penh-HCMC Road Improvement

Sovereign Project | 30316-013 Status: Approved

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Project Name GMS: Phnom Penh-HCMC Road Improvement
Project Number 30316-013
Country Viet Nam
Project Status Approved
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Loan
Source of Funding / Amount
Strategic Agendas
Drivers of Change
Sector / Subsector

Transport - Road transport (non-urban)

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming

The objective of the Project is to encourage traffic and trade flows between Cambodia and Vietnam by improving the Project Road, by improving facilities at the border crossing, and by facilitating Government efforts to reduce bureaucratic and procedural constraints to cross-border trade. The Project improves about 80 km of the Project Road to the standard required by the traffic projected to use it for domestic and international purposes over the ten-year period from 2002 to 2012. The length includes 22km of Highway 1 between Thu Duc and An Suong, which also serves as an outer ring-road to the north of Ho Chi Minh City, and 58km of Highway 22, between An Suong and the border with Cambodia at Moc Bai. Reconstruction includes the grade-separated An Suong intersection between Highways 1 and 22, a second Binh Phuoc bridge (500m long), and replacement or repair of several smaller bridges. Carriageway widths will vary from two to six lanes, and surfaced shoulders with widths of 2m to 6m will be provided for the very substantial volumes of two-wheel and nonmotirized traffic that used the road. Within the suburban area of Ho Chi Minh City, the Project Road is constructed as a divided carriageway for capacity and safety reasons. The works also includes construction of customs, immigration, and other infrastructure and buildings on the Vietnamese side of the border crossing. The Projet also includes consulting services for construction supervision, including review of contractor designs for bridges, and training of domestic Government and consultant staff.

The Project

Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy The Project, developed within the framework of the Bank's Greater Mekong Subregion initiative, will assist the Governments in responding to changed circumstances, such as economic reforms in Viet Nam taking firm hold, and the restoration of Cambodia to a relatively peaceful condition. The potential for cross-border trade is again evident.

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Description of Outcome
Progress Toward Outcome
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Description of Project Outputs
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Geographical Location

Safeguard Categories

Environment B
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples

Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects

Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
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During Project Implementation

Business Opportunities

Consulting Services Detailed design and construction supervision requiring expertise in project and contract management, materials and pavement engineering, social and environmental impact assessment, monitoring and financial accounting. About 260 person-months for international consultants and 1,040 person-months for domestic consultants will be required. Proposals received from shortlisted consultants are being evaluated.
Procurement The civil works for the Viet Nam component will be implemented through three civil works contracts, each about $30.0 million. Prequalification has been completed.

Responsible Staff

Responsible ADB Officer ADB Disclosure
Responsible ADB Department Southeast Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Infrastructure Division, SERD
Executing Agencies
Ministry of Transport
Do Ngoc Dzung
127 Dinh Tien Hoang St.,Ward 3, Binh Thanh Dis. Ho Chi Minh City
Cuu Long CIPM
127 Dinh Tien Hoang Street
Ward 3, Binh Thanh District
Ho Chi Minh City, Viet Nam


Concept Clearance -
Fact Finding 21 Apr 1997 to 09 May 1997
MRM 14 Apr 1998
Approval 15 Dec 1998
Last Review Mission -
PDS Creation Date 07 Dec 2006
Last PDS Update 23 May 2007
Title Document Type Document Date
Greater Mekong Subregion: Phnom Penh to Ho Chi Minh City Highway Project Project/Program Completion Reports Dec 2007

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  • 10 Mar 2008 | Project Result / Case Study

    Improving Transport Links between Cambodia and Viet Nam

    Upgrading the road link between Phnom Penh and Ho Chi Minh City marks a milestone in the Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS) initiative to promote economic cooperation in a formerly conflict-torn area. Cambodia - Chim Somphorse cradles her 10-month-old son, Chea Dy, in the back of a tidy motorcycle shop in southern Cambodia. Nearby, her husband, Chea Noeun, works quietly on a motorcycle engine.