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

Sovereign Project | 43393-023

Summary

The Third Ring Road will be constructed at radius of bout 25 km fro the HCMC center. The Tecn Luc-Nhon Trach section in the south of HCMC is financed by ADB under the GMS Ben Luc-Long Thanh Expressway Project. The Tan Van-Binh Chuan section in the north of HCMC is financed by a private sector under the build-transfer arrangement.

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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 Approved
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
Description The Third Ring Road will be constructed at radius of bout 25 km fro the HCMC center. The Tecn Luc-Nhon Trach section in the south of HCMC is financed by ADB under the GMS Ben Luc-Long Thanh Expressway Project. The Tan Van-Binh Chuan section in the north of HCMC is financed by a private sector under the build-transfer arrangement.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy Construction of Ho Chi Minh City (HCMC) ring roads to establish connectivity with neighboring cities is a high priority of the government. The proposed HCMC Third Ring Road (3RR) Project will facilitate diverting through-traffic and reducing traffic congestion in the center of HCMC. Through construction of 3RR, the connectivity of cities and towns around HCMC will also be improved, transport costs and travel times for the movement of passengers and goods in and around HCMC will be reduced. Moreover, the Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS) Eastern Corridor and Southern Corridor intersect at HCMC. The 3RR will function to accommodate the national traffic running on the national north-south expressway and also the GMS traffic to and from Bangkok and Phnom Penh. This TA Loan project will prepare the HCMC Third Ring Road Project.
Impact Successful completion of the Tan Van Nhon Trach section including extension road to NH1, contributing to reduced traffic congestion in, and improved connectivity of, HCMC with surrounding cities and towns
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome Advance readiness of the HCMC RR3 Project for financing
Progress Toward Outcome
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs

1. feasibility study for the Ben Luc-NH22 and NH22-Binh Chuan sections;

2. Updated due diligence, and completed detailed design, and project and safeguards documents required to finance construction of the Tan Van Nhon Trach section and extension road to NH1

Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)
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 ADB Officer Arto T. Ahonen
Responsible ADB Department Southeast Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Transport and Communications Division, SERD
Executing Agencies
Ministry of TransportRU-PMU1@FPT.VN80 Tran Hung Dao
Ha Noi, Viet Nam
Timetable
Concept Clearance 18 Sep 2013
Fact Finding 04 Nov 2013 to 29 Nov 2013
MRM 25 Apr 2014
Approval 26 Feb 2015
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 04 Mar 2015

Loan 3248-VIE

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
26 Feb 2015 04 May 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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