Viet Nam: Ho Chi Minh City Metro Rail System Project

Sovereign Project | 39500-012 Status: Closed


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Project Name Ho Chi Minh City Metro Rail System Project
Project Number 39500-012
Country Viet Nam
Project Status Closed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 4862-VIE: Ho Chi Minh City Metro Rail System Project
Japan Special Fund US$ 1.70 million
TA 4862-VIE: Ho Chi Minh City Metro Rail System (Supplementary)
Public-Private Infrastructure Advisory Facility US$ 200,000.00
TA 4862-VIE: Ho Chi Minh City Metro Rail System Project (Second Supplementary)
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 200,000.00
TA 4862-VIE: Ho Chi Minh City Metro Rail System Project (3rd Supplementary)
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 300,000.00
Strategic Agendas Environmentally sustainable growth
Drivers of Change Governance and capacity development
Private sector development
Sector / Subsector

Transport - Urban public transport

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming No gender elements
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy

Project Outcome

Description of Outcome
Progress Toward Outcome
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs
Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)
Geographical Location Ho Chi Minh City, Viet Nam

Safeguard Categories

Environment A
Involuntary Resettlement A
Indigenous Peoples C

Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects

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

Business Opportunities

Consulting Services

The TA will be implemented by a consulting firm requiring about 60 international person-months and 100 national person-months of consulting time during calendar year 2007. It is expected that consulting services will be allocated as follows: part I (30%), part II (60%), and part III (10%). The international consulting firm will have expertise in transport and urban planning; demand forecasting; civil, structural, geotechnical, tunnel, mechanical and electrical engineering; rolling stock; rail operations; financial and economic analysis; environmental assessment; resettlement; social assessment; and institutional planning and capacity building. The international consulting firm will be supported by domestic consultants in transport and urban planning; demand forecasting; engineering; institutional arrangements; law; financial and economic analyses; resettlement, environmental and social planning; and translation. The consultants will be engaged by ADB in accordance with its Guidelines on the Use of Consultants.

The TA will use fixed budget selection, taking into account the importance of the project, the need for a high-profile consultant project team, and the fact that the work will take place in a relatively new subsector for ADB. The consulting firm will be asked to produce a simplified technical proposal as (i) the short-listing process will have already established that the firm has outstanding competence in the urban transport sector and in the region; and (ii) the detailed terms of reference mean that only limited input is expected on the methodology and technical approach.

Responsible Staff

Responsible ADB Officer Hubert Jenny
Responsible ADB Department Southeast Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Transport and Communications Division, SERD
Executing Agencies
People's Committee
Mr. Nguyen Van Quoc
23-25 Ham Nghi st, District 3, Ho Chi Minh City, Viet Nam


Concept Clearance 05 Aug 2005
Fact Finding 27 Mar 2006 to 31 Mar 2006
Approval -
Last Review Mission -
PDS Creation Date 15 Mar 2006
Last PDS Update 31 Jul 2010

TA 4862-VIE

Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
02 Nov 2006 03 May 2007 03 May 2007 30 Apr 2008 31 Dec 2009 -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
2,200,000.00 200,000.00 500,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 2,900,000.00 02 Nov 2006 2,339,694.16

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