Viet Nam: Ho Chi Minh City Third Ring Road Technical Assistance Project

Sovereign Project | 43393-023 Status: Active


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Project Name Ho Chi Minh City Third Ring Road Technical Assistance Project
Project Number 43393-023
Country Viet Nam
Project Status Active
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Loan
Source of Funding / Amount
Loan 3248-VIE: Ho Chi Minh City Third Ring Road Technical Assistance Project
Asian Development Fund US$ 12.58 million
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Private sector development
Sector / Subsector

Transport - Road transport (non-urban)

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming No gender elements
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy

Project Outcome

Description of Outcome
Progress Toward Outcome The recruitment of the consulting firm for preparing the Feasibility and Social/Safeguards Studies for Ben Luc NH22 and NH22 Binh Chuan sections of the HCMC RR3 under the TA Project is ongoing, with the consulting firm expected to be recruited by June 2016.
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs
Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues) Recruitment of the feasibility and safeguards study consulting firm is ongoing with the consultant expected to be mobilized by June 2016. The recruitment of the consulting services package for detailed design of the Tan Van Nhon Trach Section has not yet commenced.
Geographical Location

Safeguard Categories

Environment C
Involuntary Resettlement C
Indigenous Peoples C

Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects

Environmental Aspects The TA Project comprises preparatory work for the HCMC RR3 project, and will involve preparation of an EIA. The TA Project will include careful determination of the alignment, avoiding environmentally sensitive areas, and developing environmentally friendly highway designs. An EIA has been prepared for the Tan Van Nhon Trach section of RR3 project under the feasibility study financed by the Export-Import Bank of Korea in 2012. The feasibility study consultant will prepare an EIA, based on ADB's Safeguard Policy Statement (2009), which will cover all three sections of the RR3 project. The consultant will also prepare separate EIAs for the Binh Chuan National Highway 22 section and National Highway 22 Ben Luc section following Viet Nam's environmental requirements. The detailed design consultant will ensure that relevant aspects of the environmental management plan included in the EIA (based on ADB's Safeguard Policy Statement) are also included in the bidding and contract documents for civil works.
Involuntary Resettlement The TA Project will not cause any adverse involuntary resettlement impacts. However, construction of the RR3 will have significant involuntary resettlement impacts as a result of loss of agricultural and residential land. The detailed design consultant and detailed feasibility study consultant will work with MOT, Cuu Long CIPM, affected households, local authorities, and other stakeholders in the preparation of the resettlement plans for the Tan Van Nhon Trach Section and Binh Chuan National Highway 22 and National Highway 22 Ben Luc sections, respectively, in accordance with the Safeguard Policy Statement.
Indigenous Peoples It is anticipated that there will be no impacts on indigenous peoples or ethnic groups, but this will be confirmed during the detailed design and detailed feasibility studies.
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design
During Project Implementation Consultation and disclosure plans will be part of the resettlement plans and social action plans for the RR3 project to ensure meaningful consultation and provision of clear and timely information to the affected households and various stakeholders. The consultation and disclosure plans will include consultation meetings, focus group discussions, separate meetings with women and vulnerable households, preparation of information booklets, and use of radio and TV to disseminate information about the project and associated social and resettlement-related issues.

Business Opportunities

Consulting Services Advance contracting of Cuu Long CIPM for feasibility and safeguard study consultant and project preparation consultant for the Tan Van-Nhon Trach Section, prior to ADB approval of the TA Project.
Procurement No anticipated civil works.

Responsible Staff

Responsible ADB Officer Arto Ahonen
Responsible ADB Department Southeast Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Transport and Communications Division, SERD
Executing Agencies
Ministry of Transport
80 Tran Hung Dao
Hanoi, Viet Nam


Concept Clearance 18 Sep 2013
Fact Finding 04 Nov 2013 to 29 Nov 2013
MRM 25 Apr 2014
Approval -
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 31 Mar 2016

Loan 3248-VIE

Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
26 Feb 2015 04 May 2015 04 Nov 2015 31 Dec 2017 - -
Financing Plan Loan Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 13.21 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 12.58 26 Feb 2015 0.00 0.00 0%
Counterpart 0.63 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 26 Feb 2015 0.00 0.00 0%

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