Viet Nam: Ha Noi Metro Rail Extension Project (Line No.3: Ha Noi Railway Station - Hoang Mai Section)

Sovereign Project | 40080-026

Summary

The Ha Noi Urban Line 3 Extension the second phase of the priority urban rail lines in Ha Noi proposed in the urban transport masterplan, which was approved by the Prime Minister in July 2008. The initial stage, comprising 12.5 km of line 3 with 12 stations (eight elevated and four underground) is presently under the initial phases of implementation. The second phase, the extension is expected to commence from the current underground end of the first stage of Line 3 at Ha Noi railway station to Hoang Mai. Section, which is located to the south of the city centre. The estimated length is 8km, and alignment would follow an easterly direction for about 1.5km and then a south/southeast direction for the remaining 6.5km. The line is expected to continue underground for the first 3km and elevated for the remaining 5km, although final split between underground and elevated sections will be assessed and finalized under the proposed feasibility study (FS).

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Project Name Ha Noi Metro Rail Extension Project (Line No.3: Ha Noi Railway Station - Hoang Mai Section)
Project Number 40080-026
Country Viet Nam
Project Status Approved
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 8588-VIE: Ha Noi Metro Rail Extension Project (Line No.3: Ha Noi Railway Station - Hoang Mai Section)
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 1.50 million
Strategic Agendas Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change
Sector / Subsector Transport - Urban public transport
Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Effective gender mainstreaming
Description The Ha Noi Urban Line 3 Extension the second phase of the priority urban rail lines in Ha Noi proposed in the urban transport masterplan, which was approved by the Prime Minister in July 2008. The initial stage, comprising 12.5 km of line 3 with 12 stations (eight elevated and four underground) is presently under the initial phases of implementation. The second phase, the extension is expected to commence from the current underground end of the first stage of Line 3 at Ha Noi railway station to Hoang Mai. Section, which is located to the south of the city centre. The estimated length is 8km, and alignment would follow an easterly direction for about 1.5km and then a south/southeast direction for the remaining 6.5km. The line is expected to continue underground for the first 3km and elevated for the remaining 5km, although final split between underground and elevated sections will be assessed and finalized under the proposed feasibility study (FS). No depot is required along the phase 2 section as the depot under phase 1 would have sufficient capacity.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy

The Government of Viet Nam recognizes that inadequate transport infrastructure is a significant barrier to continued economic growth, especially in the primary urban centers of Ha Noi and Ho Chi Minh City. Without investment in urban public transport to support a major modal shift from private transport, economic growth in cities will be constrained and degradation of the urban environment will accelerate. The Viet Nam Socio-Economic Development Plan for 2011-2015 supports investment in public transport as a means to promote economic growth and protect the environment through a low carbon growth path. ADB's 2012 2015 Viet Nam country partnership and strategy supports the government's investment program to improve urban transport infrastructure and reduce transportation costs.

Urban transport in Ha Noi is rapidly evolving, having shifted from bicycles to motorcycles in the last 10 years, and now increasingly to cars. Private vehicles dominate urban transportation, with motorcycles accounting for about an 80% share, directly contributed to worsening congestion and poor road safety. Traffic planning and management is weak, resulting in ineffective traffic control. If the number of private vehicles in Ha Noi continues to increase at a rate of 9% per year, and motorbike owners continue to convert to cars, more frequent traffic gridlock will occur and increase in the project area.

Ha Noi's public transport system consists of an inefficient bus network that cannot compete with private transport modes, especially motorcycles. However, new policy, institutional and regulatory measures are being implemented to encourage greater use of public transport and the public transport system is expected to be improved within the next 5 years. City authorities have recognized that investment in metro infrastructure combined with major reforms are essential for an integrated public transport system.

Ha Noi's Urban Transport Master Plan (HUTMP) proposes an extensive six line metro network, with phase 1 of four lines under implementation and expected to be operational by the end of 2020. Phase 1 is expected to support an increase in public transport ridership to 15% from a current level of less than 5%. The extension of Line 3 under the Project will directly increase ridership on Metro Line 3, plus ridership on other connected lines and increase public transport usage along the corridor by over 10%. The city will establish an operations and maintenance (O&M) company for all metro line operations by 2015. Additionally a public transport authority will be established by 2016 and be responsible for regulating, integrating and planning the future development of all modes of public transport, including metro lines, buses and taxis. ADB will support public transport integration, accessibility and coordination improvements, including implementation of necessary policy, regulatory and institutional measures to encourage transport users to shift from private transport modes, including measures to ensure the necessary shift of motorcycle users to public transport.

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Project Outcome
Description of Outcome
Progress Toward Outcome
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs
Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)
Geographical Location Hanoi
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design

National, city, and commune government officials, development partners, Steering Committee for poverty reduction, small business owners, affected community representatives, and relevant mass organizations (CSOs) such as Vietnam Women's Union and Youth Union. City Authorities and metro implementation authority will be closely involved in the project design preparation. During implementation of the resettlement plan, individual and group consultations will be undertaken with affected people across a range of sites in urban areas. A participatory approach will be used to determine the location and design of some project features, such as station entrance location, underpasses and footbridges for local communities.

The ensuing project will empower poor people through provision of affordable transport service. For those with mobility impairments, the project design features will provide them with enhanced mobility compared to other forms of transport. The project design during the PPTA stage will incorporate the results of consultations with transport users from a variety of profiles, including poor and other marginalized groups, especially on issues of station and ancillary infrastructure design and fare regimes.

The key relevant CSOs are mass organizations, including the Women's Union, Youth Union and Fatherland Front.

During Project Implementation TBD
Business Opportunities
Consulting Services International and local consulting services under a firm contract to undertake planning and feasibility study
Procurement None
Responsible ADB Officer Arto T. Ahonen
Responsible ADB Department Southeast Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Transport and Communications Division, SERD
Executing Agencies
Ha Noi Metropolitan Railway Management BoardLuong Xuan Binh, Vice General DirectorLuongxuanbinh_bqldsdt@hanoi.gov.vn8 Ho Xuan Huong, Hoam Kiem, Ha Noi Vietnam
Timetable
Concept Clearance -
Fact Finding -
MRM -
Approval 16 Dec 2013
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 04 Mar 2015

TA 8588-VIE

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
16 Dec 2013 17 Oct 2014 17 Oct 2014 30 Sep 2016 30 Sep 2017 -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
1,500,000.00 0.00 2,000,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 3,500,000.00 16 Dec 2013 322,441.00

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