Viet Nam: Greater Mekong Subregion Ben Luc-Long Thanh Expressway Project

Sovereign Project | 41414-023 Status: Active

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Project Name Greater Mekong Subregion Ben Luc-Long Thanh Expressway Project
Project Number 41414-023
Country Viet Nam
Project Status Active
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Loan
Source of Funding / Amount
MFF Facility Concept 0053-VIE: Multitranche Financing Facility - GMS Ben Luc-Long Thanh Expressway Project
Ordinary capital resources US$ 636.00 million
Strategic Agendas Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
Regional integration
Drivers of Change
Sector / Subsector

Transport - Transport policies and institutional development

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Some gender elements
Description
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy
Impact

Project Outcome

Description of Outcome
Progress Toward Outcome Tranche 1 of the MFF is ongoing. VEC is undertaking land acquisition and resettlement. Recruitment of the project supervision consultant and external environment monitoring consultant has been completed. Out of the 5 civil works contract packages to be funded by this loan (Tranche 1), 4 contracts have been signed and NTPs have been issued. VEC has submitted bid evaluation report to ADB for no objection.
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs
Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues) Tranche 1 of the MFF is ongoing. VEC is undertaking land acquisition and resettlement. Recruitment of the project supervision consultant and external environment monitoring consultant has been completed. Out of the 5 civil works contract packages to be funded by this loan (Tranche 1), 4 contracts have been signed and NTPs have been issued. VEC has submitted bid evaluation report to ADB for no objection.
Geographical Location Southern Viet Nam

Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects

Environmental Aspects The EIA describes the environmental baseline conditions in the project area and provides a comprehensive assessment of potential physical, biological, and socioeconomic impacts resulting from the construction and operation of the project. Major impacts identified during the construction phase include emission of elevated levels of dust and noise due to site works, operation of equipment and vehicles, and transport of construction materials and spoils. Acid sulfate soils (ASSs) constitute almost 37% of the project area (about 30% are potential ASSs and 7% actual ASSs), and disturbance of ASSs could have a detrimental effect on aquatic resources due to acidification of rivers, streams and aquaculture ponds in the vicinity of the project site. Pollution of water resources and the surrounding environment may also occur due to earthworks and generation of construction and domestic wastes. During operation, it is anticipated that noise levels at residential areas along the expressway are likely to exceed ambient standards and that exhaust emissions will contribute to air pollution in the project area. The mangrove forests in Can Gio district of HCMC have been declared as a biosphere reserve by UNESCO. The expressway alignment will run through 6 km of the transition zone of the biosphere reserve where no mangrove forests exist. The project is not anticipated to adversely affect the biosphere reserve.
Involuntary Resettlement Under MFF-Tranche 1 (ADB Loan 2730), ADB has concurred with the updated resettlement plans for Ben Luc and Can Giuoc Districts in Loan An Province; Binh Chanh (Tan Quy Tay Commune only), Nha Be, and Can Gio Districts in Ho Chi Minh City (HCMC); and Nhon Trach and Long Thanh Districts in Dong Nai Province.
Indigenous Peoples The Tay and Chinese households that will be affected by the project are well integrated into the wider socioeconomic and cultural community.
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design Consultations were carried out during the preparation of resettlement plan and conduct of social impact assessment. Focus group discussions and separate meetings with women and other vulnerable groups were undertaken during technical assistance implementation.
During Project Implementation Under MFF-Tranche 1 (ADB Loan 2730), the resettlement plans were updated following completion of the detailed design with District Compensation and Site Clearing Committee in the seven project districts. The updated district-level resettlement plans were submitted to ADB for review and concurrence before any land acquisition and relocation activities are undertaken. During updating and implementation of the resettlement plan, VEC and members of the District Compensation and Site Clearing Committee hold separate meetings with women and other vulnerable households.

Business Opportunities

Consulting Services All consulting services to be financed out of the proceeds of the ADB loan will be subject to and governed by ADB's Guidelines on the Use of Consultants (2013, as amended from time to time).
Procurement All works to be financed out of the proceeds of the ADB loan will be subject to and governed by ADB's Procurement Guidelines (2013, as amended from time to time).

Responsible Staff

Responsible ADB Officer Yasushi Tanaka
Responsible ADB Department Southeast Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Transport and Communications Division, SERD
Executing Agencies
Vietnam Expressway Corporation
Hamlet 2, Linh Nam Ward
Hoang Mai District, Hanoi

Timetable

Concept Clearance -
Fact Finding -
MRM -
Approval -
Last Review Mission -
PDS Creation Date 06 Apr 2010
Last PDS Update 19 Sep 2015

MFF Facility Concept 0053-VIE

Financing Plan Loan Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 973.00 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 636.00 - 0.00 0.00 %
Counterpart 337.00 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 - 0.00 0.00 %
Title Document Type Document Date
GMS Ben Luc - Long Thanh Expressway Project Framework Financing Agreement Nov 2010
Greater Mekong Subregion Ben Luc-Long Thanh Expressway Project Reports and Recommendations of the President Nov 2010
Greater Mekong Subregion Ben Luc-Long Thanh Expressway Project Summary Poverty Reduction and Social Strategies Nov 2010
Greater Mekong Subregion Ben Luc-Long Thanh Expressway Project Facility Administration Manual Oct 2010
GMS Ben Luc - Long Thanh Expressway Project Design and Monitoring Frameworks Aug 2010

Safeguard Documents See also: Safeguards

Safeguard documents provided at the time of project/facility approval may also be found in the list of linked documents provided with the Report and Recommendation of the President.

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