Viet Nam: Improvement of Road Safety and Climate Resilience on National Highways

Sovereign Project | 45044-001

Summary

The project is located in Ninh Thuan and Binh Thuan provinces in southern Viet Nam along NH1A. The objective of the project is to reduce economic losses and to increase social welfare of road users of national highways along Ninh Thuan and Binh Thuan provinces by providing safe and reliable roads that are accessible all-year round regardless of climate change impacts. The project will serve as a pilot project for improvement of road safety and climate resilience to be replicated on NHs across the country.

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Project Name Improvement of Road Safety and Climate Resilience on National Highways
Project Number 45044-001
Country Viet Nam
Project Status Closed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 7900-VIE: Improvement of Road Safety and Climate Resilience on National Highways
Japan Fund for Poverty Reduction US$ 1.50 million
Strategic Agendas Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change
Sector / Subsector Transport - Road transport (non-urban)
Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Effective gender mainstreaming
Description The project is located in Ninh Thuan and Binh Thuan provinces in southern Viet Nam along NH1A. The objective of the project is to reduce economic losses and to increase social welfare of road users of national highways along Ninh Thuan and Binh Thuan provinces by providing safe and reliable roads that are accessible all-year round regardless of climate change impacts. The project will serve as a pilot project for improvement of road safety and climate resilience to be replicated on NHs across the country.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy National Highway 1A (NH1A) is a backbone of Viet Nam's road transport system running from north to south and links all major industrial and economic centers to its capital Hanoi and southern economic powerhouse, the Ho Chi Minh City. It carries lion's share of freight and passenger transport along its 2,300 km length contributing heavily to about 75% of total freight and 95% of total passenger volumes carried by road transport in the entire country. With rapidly growing economic development in recent decade and maritime and railway transportation modes remaining unable to provide efficient alternative transportation, national roads have taken a heavy burden of supplying the necessary capacity. Realizing the urgency of expanding the capacity of national highways, the government has developed a master plan for expansion of NH1 in 2012 complemented by ongoing expressway development. The proposed project will support the government's master plan to expand the NH1A. Its objective is to improve road safety by eliminating hazardous section (black spots) and strengthen resilience to more frequent and intensified floods and sea level rise induced by climate change.
Impact
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome
Progress Toward Outcome
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs
Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)
Geographical Location
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design Project stakeholders include local government authorities and provincial people's committees in Nihn Thuan and Binh Thuan provinces, affected people, businesses, road users and transporters. During the feasibility study of the first project, consultations were held with relevant stakeholders including the communities affected by the road.
During Project Implementation Communication strategy will be developed and affected people will be consulted throughout the implementation of the resettlement and social action plans. Adequate grievance redress mechanism will be put in place to address grievances from the affected people
Responsible ADB Officer Rustam Ishenaliev
Responsible ADB Department Southeast Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Transport and Communications Division, SERD
Executing Agencies
Ministry of Transport80 Tran Hung Dao
Ha Noi, Viet Nam
Timetable
Concept Clearance -
Fact Finding -
MRM -
Approval 27 Oct 2011
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 01 Apr 2014

TA 7900-VIE

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
27 Oct 2011 09 Jan 2012 09 Jan 2012 15 Jan 2013 30 Jun 2014 -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
0.00 1,500,000.00 170,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 1,670,000.00 27 Oct 2011 1,414,565.75

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