Project Name GMS: East-West Economic Corridor
Project Number 32105-013
Country Viet Nam
Location Central Vietnam: from Dong Ha to Lao Bao (border with Lao PDR)
Approval Number 1728
Type or Modality of Assistance
1728 ADF US$ 25.00 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)
Description The Project is part of the larger East-West Transport Corridor Project, which includes components in Thailand, Lao PDR and Viet Nam. The objective of the larger project is to create a road transport corridor linking north-east Thailand through Lao PDR to Da Nang Port in Viet Nam. The scope of the proposed Bank-financed Project is assisting the Government with upgrading and improving Road 9 between Lao Bao at the border with Lao PDR and Dong Ha on Highway 1 (about 83km) including upgrading of the Dong Ha Bypass.
Objectives and Scope
Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy

The East-West Corridor is an ADB-initiated subregional developmental concept that, through the cooperative efforts of governments, aid agencies, and the private sector, will serve as the focal point for economic and social development plans and the locomotive for sustained growth in the corridor influence area. Besides transport infrastructure, a num ber of initiatives, ongoing and planned, will support the economic developmen concept.

The Government of Vietnam places emphasis on investment and infrastructure development in three focal growth areas, including Quang Nam-Da Nang-Quang Ngai corridor in the central part of the country with a high incidence of poverty, which is falling behind the north and the south. In the economic corridor approach, the linkage between infrastructure and trade expansion and production investments increases employment and income generation and help reduce poverty. The East-West Corridor initiative complements the poverty reduction strategies of Vietnam.

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 An international consulting firm will be engaged for design review and construction supervision of the road improvement. Advance action approved.
Procurement The Bank-financed Project will be executed through civil works contracts to be procured following international competitive bidding procedures in accordance with the Bank's Guidelines for Procurement.

Timetable for assistance design, processing and implementation

Concept Clearance -
Due Diligence
Credit Committee Meeting 18 May 1999
Approval 20 Dec 1999
PDS Creation Date 06 Dec 2006
Last PDS Update 09 Feb 2007

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