Project Name GMS: Phnom Penh-HCMC Road Improvement
Project Number 30316-013
Country Viet Nam
Approval Number 1660
Type or Modality of Assistance
1660 ADF US$ 100.00 million Approved
Strategic Agendas
Drivers of Change
Sector / Subsector

Transport - Road transport (non-urban)

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming
Responsible ADB Department Southeast Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Infrastructure Division, SERD
Responsible ADB Officer ADB Disclosure
Project Sponsor(s)

The objective of the Project is to encourage traffic and trade flows between Cambodia and Vietnam by improving the Project Road, by improving facilities at the border crossing, and by facilitating Government efforts to reduce bureaucratic and procedural constraints to cross-border trade. The Project improves about 80 km of the Project Road to the standard required by the traffic projected to use it for domestic and international purposes over the ten-year period from 2002 to 2012. The length includes 22km of Highway 1 between Thu Duc and An Suong, which also serves as an outer ring-road to the north of Ho Chi Minh City, and 58km of Highway 22, between An Suong and the border with Cambodia at Moc Bai. Reconstruction includes the grade-separated An Suong intersection between Highways 1 and 22, a second Binh Phuoc bridge (500m long), and replacement or repair of several smaller bridges. Carriageway widths will vary from two to six lanes, and surfaced shoulders with widths of 2m to 6m will be provided for the very substantial volumes of two-wheel and nonmotirized traffic that used the road. Within the suburban area of Ho Chi Minh City, the Project Road is constructed as a divided carriageway for capacity and safety reasons. The works also includes construction of customs, immigration, and other infrastructure and buildings on the Vietnamese side of the border crossing. The Projet also includes consulting services for construction supervision, including review of contractor designs for bridges, and training of domestic Government and consultant staff.

The Project

Objectives and Scope
Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy

The Project Road is located in the lower reaches of the Mekong River valley, in a corridor that has long been important for regional communications.

With Vietnam's economic growth, which has the potential for cross-border trade, the Project will assist the country in responding to the growth through the investment in physical infrastrucure, and through changes in the cumbersome and inefficient regulations that impede the development of cross-border commerce and communications .

Safeguard Categories

Environment B
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples

Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects

Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation

Business Opportunities

Consulting Services Detailed design and construction supervision requiring expertise in project and contract management, materials and pavement engineering, social and environmental impact assessment, monitoring and financial accounting. About 260 person-months for international consultants and 1,040 person-months for domestic consultants will be required. Proposals received from shortlisted consultants are being evaluated.
Procurement The civil works for the Viet Nam component will be implemented through three civil works contracts, each about $30.0 million. Prequalification has been completed.

Timetable for assistance design, processing and implementation

Concept Clearance -
Due Diligence
Credit Committee Meeting 14 Apr 1998
Approval 15 Dec 1998
PDS Creation Date 07 Dec 2006
Last PDS Update 23 May 2007

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