Viet Nam: Greater Mekong Subregion Ben Luc-Long Thanh Expressway Project - Tranche 1

Sovereign Project | 41414-043 Status: Active

Summary

ADB is financing preparations for a 57.1-kilometer expressway that will connect Ben Luc and Long Thanh in the southern region of Viet Nam. The expressway will be part of the Greater Mekong Subregion Southern Economic Corridor. It will help ease traffic congestion in Ho Chi Minh City, improve transport efficiency, and boost economic activities in the region.

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Project Name Greater Mekong Subregion Ben Luc-Long Thanh Expressway Project - Tranche 1
Project Number 41414-043
Country Viet Nam
Project Status Active
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Loan
Source of Funding / Amount
Loan 2730-VIE: GMS Ben Luc-Long Thanh Expressway Project (MFF $650 m) - PFR 1
Ordinary capital resources US$ 350.00 million
Strategic Agendas Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
Regional integration
Drivers of Change Partnerships
Sector / Subsector

Transport - Road transport (non-urban)

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 Fundamental baseline data for performance indicators have been collected. Tranche 2 of the MFF to build the eastern section of the Ben Luc-Long Thanh Expressway is underway.
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs
Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues) Completion of the western section is expected in early 2019.
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 ADB has concurred with 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 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 Loan shall be subject to and governed by ADB's Guidelines on the Use of Consultants (March 2013, as amended from time to time). All consultant recruitment have been completed under Tranche 1.
Procurement All works to be financed out of the proceeds of the Loan shall be subject to and governed by ADB's Procurement Guidelines (March 2013, as amended from time to time). All procurement under Tranche 1 have been completed.

Responsible Staff

Responsible ADB Officer Valerie Lisack
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 -
Last PDS Update 31 Mar 2016

Loan 2730-VIE

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
22 Dec 2010 05 May 2011 01 Dec 2011 31 Dec 2017 30 Jun 2019 -
Financing Plan Loan Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 350.00 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 350.00 22 Dec 2010 240.72 0.00 69%
Counterpart 0.00 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 22 Dec 2010 46.70 0.00 13%

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.

Title Document Type Document Date
GMS Ben Luc-Long Thanh Expressway Project - Tranche 1: Resettlement and Income Restoration Action Plan Monitoring Report (October-December 2015) Social Monitoring Reports Apr 2016
Greater Mekong Subregion Ben Luc-Long Thanh Expressway Project - Tranche 1: Environmental Monitoring Report (June-August 2015) Environmental Monitoring Reports Dec 2015
GMS Ben Luc-Long Thanh Expressway Project - Tranche 1: Due Diligence Report for Resettlement, Compensation, and Assistance Safeguards Due Diligence Reports Apr 2015
GMS Ben Luc-Long Thanh Expressway Project - Tranche 1: Resettlement Monitoring Report (February 2015) Social Monitoring Reports Feb 2015
Greater Mekong Subregion Ben Luc-Long Thanh Expressway Project - Tranche 1: Long Thanh District Resettlement Plan Resettlement Plans Sep 2014
Greater Mekong Subregion Ben Luc-Long Thanh Expressway Project - Tranche 1: Nhon Trach District District Resettlement Plans Aug 2014
GMS Ben Luc-Long Thanh Expressway Project - Tranche 1: Resettlement Monitoring Report (July 2014) Social Monitoring Reports Jul 2014
Greater Mekong Subregion Ben Luc-Long Thanh Expressway Project - Tranche 1: Binh Chanh District Resettlement Plans May 2014
Greater Mekong Subregion Ben Luc-Long Thanh Expressway Project - Tranche 1: Nha Be District Resettlement Plan Resettlement Plans Apr 2014
Greater Mekong Subregion Ben Luc-Long Thanh Expressway Project - Tranche 1: Can Gio District Resettlement Plan Resettlement Plans Mar 2014
Greater Mekong Subregion Ben Luc-Long Thanh Expressway Project - Tranche 1: Can Giuoc District Resettlement Plan Resettlement Plans Nov 2013
Greater Mekong Subregion Ben Luc-Long Thanh Expressway Project - Tranche 1: External Resettlement Monitoring (Inception Report) Social Monitoring Reports May 2013
Greater Mekong Subregion Ben Luc-Long Thanh Expressway Project - Tranche 1: Updated Resettlement Plan Resettlement Plans Apr 2013

Evaluation Documents See also: Independent Evaluation

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