Viet Nam: Greater Mekong Subregion Ha Noi-Lang Son and Ha Long-Mong Cai Expressway Projects

Sovereign Project | 41414-012 Status: Closed



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Project Name Greater Mekong Subregion Ha Noi-Lang Son and Ha Long-Mong Cai Expressway Projects
Project Number 41414-012
Country Viet Nam
Project Status Closed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 7154-VIE: Greater Mekong Subregion Ha Noi-Lang Son and Ha Long-Mong Cai Expressway Projects
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 1.50 million
Strategic Agendas Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Governance and capacity development
Sector / Subsector

Transport - Road transport (non-urban)

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming No gender elements
Description tbd
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy Viet Nam?s economy has grown at 7-8% per annum over the past decade. The traffic demand is growing at about twice the rate of GDP and this high growth rate is likely to continue beyond 2020. For the critical transport infrastructure, the Government is developing safe and high-capacity expressways network linking the main urban areas with (i) each other, (ii) less-developed regions of the country and (iii) neighboring countries. ADB has provided an expressway master plan under TA 4695-VIE: Expressway Network Development Plan Project to support transport infrastructure development by the Government. In line with the expressway master plan, the Government requested ADB to finance the Ha Noi-Lang Son and the Ha Long-Mong Cai Expressways. These expressways to be linked with the expressways and highways in Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region (GZAR), People's Republic of China (PRC) will be key sections of the Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS) Eastern Corridor.
Impact The expected impact of the TA is efficient transnational movement of goods and people between Vietnam and Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region through the Greater Mekong Subregion(GMS) Hanoi-Lang Song and GMS Ha Long-Mong Cai expressway projects.
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome Together with a network of expressways linking Hanoi and Kunming, and Kunming and Nanning, the GMS Hanoi-Lang Son and Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS) Ha Long-Mong Cai Expressways will complete an "economic triangle" connecting key development centers in Vietnam and the People's Republic of China. This economic triangle in the northeastern part of the GMS will support the GMS program's strategic objectives of enhanced connectivity, competitiveness, and community in the Mekong region.
Progress Toward Outcome
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs Together with detailed design studies to be carried out under the associated TA loan project, the TA will result in the identification of economically, technically, socially, and environmentally feasible expressway projects that will link northeastern Vietnam with GZAR, which will be agreed by the Government of Vietnam, VEC and ADB. Under the TA, technical feasibility analyses and assessments will be carried out, including (i) expressway alignment, (ii) cost-effective project design, (iii) evaluation of economic feasibility and financial viability, and (iv) social and environmental viability for the GMS Hanoi-Lang Son and the GMS Ha Long-Mong Cai expressway projects.
Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)
Geographical Location Northern Viet Nam
Safeguard Categories
Environment C
Involuntary Resettlement C
Indigenous Peoples
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 consulting services will be undertaken by an international consulting firm in association with national consultants. The consultants will have expertise in (i) highway engineering; (ii) transport economics; (iii) road transport services and trade facilitation; (iv) financial analysis and expressway operations; (v) environmental impact assessment; (vi) resettlement planning; (vii) social and poverty analysis; (viii) ethnic minority; (ix) social development and gender; and (x) HIV and human trafficking. About 152 person-months of consulting inputs will be required - 55 person-months for international consultants and 97 person-months for national consultants.
Responsible ADB Officer Yasushi Tanaka
Responsible ADB Department Southeast Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Transport and Communications Division, SERD
Executing Agencies
Viet Nam Expressway Corporation
Hamlet 2, Linh Nam Ward
Hoang Mai District, Ha Noi
Concept Clearance 15 Apr 2008
Fact Finding 14 Apr 2008 to 25 Apr 2008
Approval 23 Oct 2008
Last Review Mission -
PDS Creation Date 31 Mar 2008
Last PDS Update 28 Sep 2012

TA 7154-VIE

Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
23 Oct 2008 02 Jan 2009 02 Jan 2009 30 Jun 2010 31 Dec 2011 -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
1,500,000.00 0.00 375,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 1,875,000.00 23 Oct 2008 1,443,460.57

Safeguard Documents

See also: Safeguards
Title Document Type Document Date
GMS Ben Luc - Long Thanh Expressway Project Resettlement Plans Jul 2010

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