Viet Nam: Ho Chi Minh City Urban Mass Rapid Transit Line 2

Sovereign Project | 39500-052

Summary

Viet Nam's economy is growing rapidly. This is especially the case in large cities, most notably Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City (HCMC), which are the primary centers of economic growth and will remain so for the foreseeable future. The large cities have grown rapidly over the last 15 years and are expected to continue to grow relative to the rest of the country, both in terms of population and economy. HCMC is the largest city in Viet Nam with an area of about 2,100 sq. km. and a population that has grown at an average of 2.4% over the last 15 years, to about 5.5 million in 2003, or approximately 6% of Viet Nam's total population. On current trends, the city's population is forecast to reach 7.2 million by 2020.

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Project Name Ho Chi Minh City Urban Mass Rapid Transit Line 2
Project Number 39500-052
Country Viet Nam
Project Status Closed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 7343-VIE: Ho Chi Minh City Urban Mass Rapid Transit Line 2
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 500,000.00
TA 7343-VIE: Ho Chi Minh City Urban Mass Rapid Transit Line 2 (Supplementary)
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 440,000.00
Strategic Agendas Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Governance and capacity development
Sector / Subsector

Transport - Urban public transport

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Effective gender mainstreaming
Description
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy

Viet Nam's economy is growing rapidly. This is especially the case in large cities, most notably Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City (HCMC), which are the primary centers of economic growth and will remain so for the foreseeable future. The large cities have grown rapidly over the last 15 years and are expected to continue to grow relative to the rest of the country, both in terms of population and economy. HCMC is the largest city in Viet Nam with an area of about 2,100 sq. km. and a population that has grown at an average of 2.4% over the last 15 years, to about 5.5 million in 2003, or approximately 6% of Viet Nam's total population. On current trends, the city's population is forecast to reach 7.2 million by 2020.

Although cars are becoming more common, motorcycles dominate transport in HCMC, and serve the population well, providing the poor with mobility than experienced by many non-motorized citizens in richer countries. Inspite of explosive growth in motorcycle ownership, congestion has remained tolerable. Traffic accidents, however, have become a serious concern. Increasing vehicle numbers have also lead to air quality degradation that will intensify with increasing congestion.

The People's Committee in HCMC is aware of these challenges and has developed plans for the orderly development of the city based on designated satellite growth areas and rapid development of public transport to cater for a much lager share of passenger traffic, from about 2% today to 60% in 2020.

The CSP for Viet Nam includes sustainable growth as one of the strategic priorities. If the economy is to continue growing then the major engines of this growth must not be starved of adequate transport infrastructure.

Impact Development of mass rapid transit (MRT) Line 2 in Ho Chi Minh City, with full integration with HCMC urban transport system to support HCMC 2020 public transport targets.
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome A project design and feasibility study agreed with the government of Vietnam and ADB that will be the basis for the MFF project loan.
Progress Toward Outcome
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs The TA will complete due diligence activities with the following outputs: (i) updated Feasibility Study including (a) a socio-economic analysis of the area, (b) traffic and demand studies, (c) preliminary engineering design and drawings, (d) social/gender/poverty assessment, (e) resettlement plan, (f) environmental impact assessment, and (g) MRT Masterplan strategy action plan, (ii) proposed institutional and implementation arrangements, and (iii) development of sustainable urban transport measures for MRT system integration.
Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)
Geographical Location Ho Chi Minh City, Viet Nam
Safeguard Categories
Environment B
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

Recruitment of a firm of international and local consultants with expertise in Transport Planning, Financial Management, Economics, Systems Engineering, and Institutional Capacity Building

Recruitment of individual international and local consultants with expertise in Environment, Resettlement and Social Development.

Responsible ADB Officer Robert Valkovic
Responsible ADB Department Southeast Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Transport and Communications Division, SERD
Executing Agencies
Ho Chi Minh City People's Committee Mr. Nguyen Van Quocnvquoc@gmail.com23-25 Ham Nghi st, District 3, Ho Chi Minh City, Viet Nam
Timetable
Concept Clearance 29 Jun 2009
Fact Finding 30 Jun 2009 to 03 Jul 2009
MRM -
Approval 14 Sep 2009
Last Review Mission -
PDS Creation Date 19 Oct 2009
Last PDS Update 26 Mar 2013

TA 7343-VIE

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
14 Sep 2009 29 Oct 2009 29 Oct 2009 31 Mar 2010 31 Jul 2012 -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
940,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 940,000.00 14 Sep 2009 917,451.26
Title Document Type Document Date
Ho Chi Minh City Metro Rail System (November 2010) Consultants' Reports Nov 2010

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