Viet Nam : GMS: Phnom Penh-HCMC Road Improvement

Sovereign Project | 30316-013

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.

Project Details

  • Project Officer
    ADB Disclosure
    Southeast Asia Department
    Request for information
  • Approval Date
    15 December 1998
  • Country/Economy
    Viet Nam
  • Modality
  • Sector
    • Transport
Project Name
GMS: Phnom Penh-HCMC Road Improvement
Project Number
30316-013
Country / Economy
  • Viet Nam
Project Status
Approved
Project Type / Modality of Assistance
  • Loan
Source of Funding / Amount
Strategic Agendas
    Drivers of Change
      Sector / Subsector
      • Transport / Road transport (non-urban)

      Gender
      Description

      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

      Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy
      The Project, developed within the framework of the Bank's Greater Mekong Subregion initiative, will assist the Governments in responding to changed circumstances, such as economic reforms in Viet Nam taking firm hold, and the restoration of Cambodia to a relatively peaceful condition. The potential for cross-border trade is again evident.
      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

      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

      During Project Design
      During Project Implementation

      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.

      Contact

      Responsible ADB Officer
      ADB Disclosure
      Responsible ADB Department
      Southeast Asia Department
      Responsible ADB Division
      Infrastructure Division, SERD
      Executing Agencies
      Cuu Long Corporation for Investment, Development and Project Management of Infrastructure, Ministry of Transport
      [email protected]
      127 Dinh Tien Hoang Street
      Ward 3, Binh Thanh District
      Ho Chi Minh City, Viet Nam
      Ministry of Transport
      Do Ngoc Dzung
      [email protected]
      127 Dinh Tien Hoang St.,Ward 3, Binh Thanh Dis. Ho Chi Minh City

      Timetable

      Concept Clearance
      -
      Fact Finding
      21 Apr 1997 to 09 May 1997
      MRM
      14 Apr 1998
      Approval
      15 Dec 1998
      Last Review Mission
      -
      PDS Creation Date
      07 Dec 2006
      Last PDS Update
      23 May 2007

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      Title Document Type Document Date
      Greater Mekong Subregion: Phnom Penh to Ho Chi Minh City Highway Project Project/Program Completion Reports Dec 2007

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      Tenders

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      Contracts Awarded

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      Procurement Plan

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