Viet Nam: Central Region Transport Networks Improvement Sector Project

Sovereign Project | 34356-013

Summary

The objectives of the Project are (i) reduce transport costs and induce more efficient movement of passengers and goods; (ii) provide all-weather road connectivity between rural areas and district and provincial centers; and (iii) improve road safety, and (iv) establish sustainable road and bridge asset management systems for provincial road networks. The Project area comprises the 19 provinces of the Central Region of Viet Nam. Project components include:

1. Network Improvement

Latest Project Documents

Project Results

 

730

kilometers of roads built or upgraded

 

1,045,784

average daily vehicle-kilometers using roads built or upgraded in the first full year of operation


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Project Name Central Region Transport Networks Improvement Sector Project
Project Number 34356-013
Country Viet Nam
Project Status Closed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Grant
Loan
Source of Funding / Amount
Grant 0022-VIE: Central Region Road Sector
Asian Development Fund US$ 500,000.00
Loan 2195-VIE: Central Region Transport Networks Improvement Sector Project
Asian Development Fund US$ 94.50 million
Loan: Central Region Transport Networks Improvement Sector Project
Nordic Development Fund US$ 13.92 million
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change
Sector / Subsector Transport - Road transport (non-urban)
Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Some gender elements
Description

The objectives of the Project are (i) reduce transport costs and induce more efficient movement of passengers and goods; (ii) provide all-weather road connectivity between rural areas and district and provincial centers; and (iii) improve road safety, and (iv) establish sustainable road and bridge asset management systems for provincial road networks. The Project area comprises the 19 provinces of the Central Region of Viet Nam. Project components include:

1. Network Improvement

This component will comprise the improvement of approximately 650 km of provincial and district road networks to Viet Nam single-lane (Class V) or two-lane (Class IV) standard. All roads will be constructed with a sealed surface. The civil works will include repair or replacement of bridges and culverts either as part of improvements to a road or as separate subprojects. The civil works will be implemented in three phases. Phase 1 will cover networks in four provinces for which resettlement plans have been approved before Appraisal. Phase 2 will cover five provinces for which subprojects have been identified but not fully prepared for implementation. Work under this component will include implementation of resettlement and ethnic minority development plans and an HIV/AIDS awareness campaign.

2. Institutional Development Component

This component will address the need for improved management of provincial road networks. Activities under this component will comprise of provision of technical assistance to assist the Provincial Departments of Transport (PDOT) to carry out core road management activities. The technical assistance will be delivered through consulting services with the objectives of these services being to enable the PDOTs to: (i) prepare provincial road network plans; (ii) implement provincial road maintenance management processes; (iii) establish resettlement, social and environmental capacity; and (iv) establish a provincial road safety programme.

Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy In Viet Nam?s comprehensive poverty reduction and growth strategy (CPRGS), approved in May 2002, the development and rehabilitation of the transport system was a priority. The Asian Development Bank?s (ADB) country strategy and program update (CSPU), approved in August 2005, emphasizes (i) generating economic growth and (ii) a focus on the central region. The Project is consistent with the CPRGS and the CSP.
Impact To address economic growth in the 19 provinces of the central region of Viet Nam by improving connections to rural areas with poor, or seasonal access, and increasing the efficiency by which people can move and goods can be traded.
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome Induce more efficient and cost-efffective movement of passengers and goods in the central region
Progress Toward Outcome Project was approved 11 Nov 2005. The original loan closing date (LCD) was extended up to 30 June 2012
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs

Improvement of Provincial and district roads and associated bridges and drainage completed.

Road safety audits completed for all roads and of road safety programs established in pilot provinces

HIV/AIDS and STI awareness and prevention programs completed on all project roads

Operationalization of road maintenance budgeting and planning systems in all projects provinces completed

Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)

All the RPs, IEEs &EMPs implemented and completed timely

The total length of roads under project is now 730 km. The Project completed in June 2012

Completed. Pilot programs in 3 provinces of Dak Lak, Lam Dong and Ninh Thuan implemented

Completed with detailed results below:

-96 key persons from 19 provinces; 500 women from Ethnic minority and 2885 contractor's persons attended the training on HIV and STI awareness and prevention programs

- 76,000 handout paper, 2278 banner paper, 370 VCD,469 boxes of condoms etc...distributed to people related

Completed

Geographical Location The 19 provinces of the central region of Viet Nam
Safeguard Categories
Environment B
Involuntary Resettlement A
Indigenous Peoples A
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
Environmental Aspects completed
Involuntary Resettlement completed
Indigenous Peoples completed
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design Full participations
During Project Implementation Full participations
Business Opportunities
Consulting Services

About 300 person-months of international consultants and about 3,300 person-months of domestic consultants will be required to assist in (i) selection of subprojects, preparation of implementation documentation, and assisting in bidding; (ii) construction supervision, including implementation of resettlement plans and, if required, ethnic environment management program; (ii) project performance monitoring and evaluation; (iii) institutional strengthening and capacity building for provincial agencies in the administration and management of the provincial road networks; and (iv) preparing and implementing a provincial road safety program. The consultants will be recruited in accordance with ADB's Guidelines on the Use of Consultants and other arrangements satisfactory to ADB on the engagement of domestic consultants.

The services have been divided into three packages as follows:

(i) Civil Works Preparation Consulting Services -- these services will assist in the preparation of detailed design and civil works bidding for Phase 1 and 2 roads. Recruitment for this package of services will be based on direct selection procedures;

(ii) Project Implementation Services -- these services will include the preparation of implementation documentation for Phase 3 and the construction supervision for all Phases. Recruitment for these services will be based on international recruitment procedures;

(iii) Institutional Development Services -- these services will prepare and implement institutional strengthening, capacity building, and road safety programs for the provincial agencies responsible for the administration and management of the provincial road networks. Recruitment for these services will be based on international recruitment procedures.

Procurement

Goods.

Civil works will be determined through a number of contracts valued at between $500,000 and $2,000,000. Each province will have up to four contracts, for a total of about 40 contracts. Contracts valued at up to $2 million will be procured using local competitive bidding procedures acceptable to ADB and will follow ADB's Guidelines for Procurement. In essence, these procedure follow closely the procedures adopted for the provincial road components of the ongoing aDB-financed Provincial Roads Improvement project and WB-financed rural transport projects.

Responsible ADB Officer Le Dinh Thang
Responsible ADB Department Southeast Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Viet Nam Resident Mission
Executing Agencies
Ministry of TransportNguyen HoangRU-PMU1@FPT.VN308 Minh Khai St. Ha Noi City, Viet Nam
Timetable
Concept Clearance 07 Mar 2000
Fact Finding 16 Aug 2004 to 03 Sep 2004
MRM 17 Mar 2005
Approval 11 Nov 2005
Last Review Mission -
PDS Creation Date 26 Feb 2007
Last PDS Update 21 Mar 2013

Grant 0022-VIE

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
11 Nov 2005 30 Nov 2005 28 Feb 2006 31 Dec 2010 - 04 Oct 2011
Financing Plan Grant Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 0.50 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 0.50 11 Nov 2005 0.43 0.00 85%
Counterpart 0.00 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 11 Nov 2005 0.43 0.00 85%
Status of Covenants
Category Sector Safeguards Social Financial Economic Others
Rating - Satisfactory - - - Satisfactory

Loan

Financing Plan Loan Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 13.92 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 0.00 - 0.00 0.00 %
Counterpart 0.00 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 13.92 - 0.00 0.00 %

Loan 2195-VIE

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
11 Nov 2005 30 Nov 2005 28 Feb 2006 31 Dec 2010 30 Jun 2012 10 Jun 2013
Financing Plan Loan Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 108.42 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 94.50 11 Nov 2005 94.85 0.00 100%
Counterpart 0.00 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 13.92 11 Nov 2005 94.85 0.00 100%
Status of Covenants
Category Sector Safeguards Social Financial Economic Others
Rating - Satisfactory - - - Satisfactory

Evaluation Documents

See also: Independent Evaluation
Title Document Type Document Date
Viet Nam: Central Region Transport Networks Improvement Sector Project Validations of Project Completion Reports Oct 2014

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