Viet Nam: Ha Noi Metro Rail System Project (Line 3: Nhon-Ha Noi Station Section)

Sovereign Project | 40080-013

Summary

The Project will establish an integrated sustainable public transport system in five districts of Ha Noi by constructing 12.5 kilometers of a dual track rail metro line from Nhon to Ha Noi railway station. The Project will develop a new double track metro rail line in Ha Noi, which is one of four priority lines of a planned larger urban transportation system under the Ha Noi Urban Transport Master Plan (HUTMP). Metro line 3 will (i) facilitate public transport connectivity, (ii) greatly enhance access in five districts of Ha Noi, and (iii) be an an important integral part of an improved public transport system, which aims to achieve increased public modal share through low-carbon transport that reduces greenhouse gas emissions.

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Project Name Ha Noi Metro Rail System Project (Line 3: Nhon-Ha Noi Station Section)
Project Number 40080-013
Country Viet Nam
Project Status Approved
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Loan
Source of Funding / Amount
Loan 2741-VIE: Hanoi Metro Rail System
Ordinary capital resources US$ 293.00 million
Strategic Agendas Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Partnerships
Sector / Subsector Transport - Urban public transport
Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Effective gender mainstreaming
Description The Project will establish an integrated sustainable public transport system in five districts of Ha Noi by constructing 12.5 kilometers of a dual track rail metro line from Nhon to Ha Noi railway station. The Project will develop a new double track metro rail line in Ha Noi, which is one of four priority lines of a planned larger urban transportation system under the Ha Noi Urban Transport Master Plan (HUTMP). Metro line 3 will (i) facilitate public transport connectivity, (ii) greatly enhance access in five districts of Ha Noi, and (iii) be an an important integral part of an improved public transport system, which aims to achieve increased public modal share through low-carbon transport that reduces greenhouse gas emissions.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy

The Government of Viet Nam is well aware of the impact of inadequate transport infrastructure on economic growth. Failure to invest in major public transport to support a major modal shift away from private transport in major cities will constrain economic growth and accelerate degradation of the urban environment. The government supports transport sector investment to promote economic growth and protect the enviornment through a low carbon growth path that reduces greenhouse gas emissions. The 2007-2010 Viet Nam country strategy and program of the Asian Development Bank (ADB) supports the government's investment program to improve urban transport infrastructure and reduce transportation costs.

Ha Noi is Viet Nam's capital and the second-largest city in Viet Nam; the population of the greater urban area is about 6 million, and is expected to reach almost 8 million by 2025. Private vehicles dominate transportation, with about 90% of transport modal share. Inadequate road infrastructure results in heavy congestion during peak hours, and this will worsen when motorbike riders switch to cars as their household incomes improve. While the road network is expanding slowly, the growth cannot meet the expected increase in demand, and most inner city areas face space limitations on road capacity expansion. Private transport is not sustainable as the principal transportation mode. A well-integrated high capacity pubilc urban transport system is essential to meet the demands of Ha Noi, and a metro rail system is the most appropriate solution for densely populated inner city areas. Without investment in major public transport infrastructure to support a significant modal shift to public transport, economic growth will be severely constrained and the urban enviorment will deteriorate due to high logistics costs and severe congestion. Ha Noi is at an early stage of adoption of private motorization, so investment in major public transport infrastructure represents an effective means to reduce future urban congestion.

Impact An integrated sustainable public transport system in five districts of Ha Noi
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome Competitive metro rail services along the project corridor
Progress Toward Outcome Outcomes can only be assessed after Line 3 becomes operational. Metro Line 3 under construction as of 28 February 2015.
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs

Metro line 3 is operational

Improved implementation capacity of HRB

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

As of 28 February 2015, the Metro Line 3 is under construction. Accomplished works less than 10% (0 km completed as of 28 February 2015). Four out of nine contracts have been awarded. Bidding for the ADB financed CP 3 has commenced in March 2014. The remaining four other contract packages are in various stages of procurement. Award of all the five remaining unawarded contracts is expected within 2015.

Training programs commenced in May 2013

Geographical Location Ha Noi
Safeguard Categories
Environment A
Involuntary Resettlement A
Indigenous Peoples C
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
Environmental Aspects The Project has been classified as environment category A in accordance with ADB's Safeguard Policy Statement (SPS) and an EIA has been prepared to meet the requirements of the SPS. The EIA provides a comprehensive assessment of potential adverse environmental impacts due to construction and operation of the Project. An environmental management plan (EMP) covering the depot, viaduct and tunnel sections of the Project has been prepared. The recommended environmental mitigation measures and monitoring activities cover the pre-construction, construction and operation stages of the project. Major issues that are addressed in the EMP pertain to spoils disposal and impacts on air quality and noise, traffic, culturally significant sites and undiscovered archaeological relics, groundwater quality, as well as health and safety of workers and the public. It is also recognized that during excavation works, there is a possibility that some artifacts may be unearthed that could delay works in certain sections. The Project will result to positive long-term benefits in urban air quality, public health, safety, and travel time savings. No adverse residual effects to human health will occur as a result of project construction or operation.The EMP specifies that the contractors shall develop and implement environmental management action plans in the form of specific management plans on dust and noise control, traffic management, spoils disposal, spill management, occupational and community health and safety, and emergency response. The EMP clearly defines the institutional arrangements and responsibilities for its implementation and includes an environmental training program for HRB and its project implementation unit to develop their capacity on environmental management. Estimated costs for implementing mitigation measures, monitoring activities and environmental training component are included in the EMP. In compliance with the SPS requirements, the draft full EIA was posted on ADB's website to meet the 120-day disclosure requirement.
Involuntary Resettlement

The scope of land acquisition and resettlement impacts for the project consist of land required for the Line 3 (underground and elevated section), Nhon Depot, and access line to the Depot. A draft resettlement plan was prepared for the project in February 2011 consistent with the ADB Safeguards Policy Statement. Land acquisition for Nhon Depot Phase 1 was undertaken in advance of preparation of the draft resettlement plan for the project. Supplementary mitigation measures for households displaced from Depot Phase 1 are addressed under a supplementary assistance plan prepared in parallel with updating of the resettlement plans.

Land acquisition for Depot Phase 2 and the access line of 2.2ha for the access line and Phase 2 (1.3ha) of the Depot (0.9ha). Two resettlement sites were prepared for resettlement needs. An updated resettlement plan has been prepared, approved by ADB and disclosed on the ADB website in March 2014.

The land acquisition associated with the elevated section (viaduct and above ground stations) will pose partial impacts to 2 state owned enterprises. A resettlement plan was prepared by the District Peoples Committee and implemented from June 2012. A due diligence review of the government prepared resettlement plan and implementation will be conducted and a corrective action plan (CAP) prepared (if required) to address any gaps with the agreed resettlement principles for the Project.

The land acquisition and resettlement impacts associated with the underground section are mainly limited to the impacts associated with the construction of the four underground stations. The vast majority of the underground line alignment will be constructed under existing roads and is expected to have minimal resettlement impacts. The number of affected households and scope of impacts will be determined following conduct of the detailed measurement survey.

Indigenous Peoples No indigenous people's identified within the project area
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design In compliance with ADB information and consultation requirements, several public consultations involving affected households and local officials in the project area were conducted during the preparation of the EIA. The results of these consultations are documented in the EIA while environmental concerns raised by the stakeholders are addressed in the EMP.
During Project Implementation Environment and social safeguard monitoring reports will be publicly disclosed on ADB website on a semi-annual basis. There is also a provision for a grievance redress mechanism based on existing legal provisions to facilitate resolution of complaints regarding environmental, resettlement and other impacts caused by the Project at no cost to the complainant and without retribution.
Business Opportunities
Consulting Services None
Procurement

Under ADB financing: Contract Package CP3 - underground stations and tunnels: Civil works for about 4km length of underground twin tunnel urban rail line, including 4 underground stations.

Status: procurement ongoing as 31 December 2014.

Responsible ADB Officer Arto T. Ahonen
Responsible ADB Department Southeast Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Transport and Communications Division, SERD
Executing Agencies
Ha Noi People's Committee79 Dinh Tien Hoang Street, Hoam Kiem,
Ha Noi, Viet Nam
Timetable
Concept Clearance 13 Apr 2010
Fact Finding 12 Jul 2010 to 23 Jul 2010
MRM 22 Feb 2011
Approval 29 Mar 2011
Last Review Mission -
PDS Creation Date 03 Feb 2010
Last PDS Update 04 Mar 2015

Loan

Financing Plan Loan Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 573.80 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 0.00 - 0.00 0.00 %
Counterpart 573.80 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 - 0.00 0.00 %

Loan 2741-VIE

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
29 Mar 2011 13 Oct 2011 13 Mar 2012 30 Jun 2016 30 Jun 2018 -
Financing Plan Loan Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 866.80 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 293.00 29 Mar 2011 0.00 0.00 0%
Counterpart 573.80 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 29 Mar 2011 1.44 0.00 0%

Safeguard Documents

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Title Document Type Document Date
Ha Noi Metro Rail System Project (Line 3: Nhon-Ha Noi Station Section): Updated Resettlement Policy Framework for the Underground Section Resettlement Frameworks Dec 2014
Ha Noi Metro Rail System Project (Line 3: Nhon-Ha Noi Station Section): Independent Resettlement Monitoring Report (January-June 2014) Social Monitoring Reports Jul 2014
Ha Noi Metro Rail System Project, Line 3 - Nhon-Ha Noi Station Section: Environmental Monitoring Report (January-June 2014) Environmental Monitoring Reports Jul 2014
Ha Noi Metro Rail System Project (Line 3: Nhon-Ha Noi Station Section): Environmental Monitoring Report (July-December 2013) Environmental Monitoring Reports Dec 2013
Ha Noi Metro Rail System Project (Line 3: Nhon-Ha Noi Station Section) Resettlement Plans Nov 2013
Ha Noi Metro Rail System Project (Line 3: Nhon-Ha Noi Station Section): Updated Environmental Impact Assessment Environmental Impact Assessments Aug 2013
Ha Noi Metro Rail System Project (Line 3: Nhon-Ha Noi Station Section): Environmental Monitoring Report (April-June 2013) Environmental Monitoring Reports Jun 2013
Ha Noi Metro Rail System Project (Nhon-Hanoi Station Section): Social Due Diligence Report Safeguards Due Diligence Reports May 2013
Ha Noi Metro Rail System Project: Line 3 – Nhon to Ha Noi Railway Station Environmental Monitoring Reports Apr 2012
Ha Noi Metro Rail System Project: Line 3 – Nhon to Ha Noi Railway Station (Fifth Monthly Report) Environmental Monitoring Reports Mar 2012
Ha Noi Metro Rail System Project: Line 3 – Nhon to Ha Noi Railway Station (Fourth Monthly Report) Environmental Monitoring Reports Feb 2012
Ha Noi Metro Rail System Project: Line 3 – Nhon to Ha Noi Railway Station (Third Monthly Report) Environmental Monitoring Reports Jan 2012
Ha Noi Metro Rail System Project: Line 3 – Nhon to Ha Noi Railway Station (Second Monthly Report) Environmental Monitoring Reports Dec 2011
Ha Noi Metro Rail System Project: Line 3 – Nhon to Ha Noi Railway Station (First Monthly Report) Environmental Monitoring Reports Nov 2011
Ha Noi Metro Rail System Project (Line 3: Nhon-Ha Noi Station Section): Resettlement Action Plan (as of Board approval) Resettlement Plans Feb 2011
Ha Noi Pilot Metro Light Metro Line Environmental Impact Assessments Aug 2010
Ha Noi Pilot Metro Light Metro Line Environmental Impact Assessments Aug 2010

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