Viet Nam: GMS: Kunming-Haiphong Transport Corridor

Sovereign Project | 33307-012 Status: Archived
Project Name GMS: Kunming-Haiphong Transport Corridor
Project Number 33307-012
Country Viet Nam
Project Status Closed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 4050-VIE: GMS: Kunming-Haiphong Transport Corridor
Japan Special Fund US$ 1.00 million
TA 4050-VIE: GMS Kunming Haiphong Transport Corridor Project -Supplementary (GMS Hanoi-Lao Cai Railway Upgrading)
Japan Special Fund US$ 350,000.00
Strategic Agendas Regional integration
Drivers of Change Governance and capacity development
Knowledge solutions
Private sector development
Sector / Subsector

Transport - Transport policies and institutional development

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming

The purpose of the TA is to assist the Government to strengthen regional infrastructure links within GMS region and prepare a project to upgrade Kunming-Haiphong Transport Corridor Project. The project will strenghten regional infrastructure network and improve domestic transportation system connecting Hanoi with the northern provinces.

The TA will be implemented in two phases: the first phase will examine pre-feasibility and viability of the road investment versus improvements of railways to select the optimum transport mode for this corridor. Phase 1 was previously covered under AOTA: VIE 36626-01 Financing Options for Kunming-Haiphong Transport Corridor Project. Depending on the outcome of this phase, a detailed feasibility report will be prepared to undertake an investment decision on the project for either the road improvement or railway improvement.

Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy

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 A
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 Phase 1 of the study requires a total of 29 person-months of experts input inclusive of 8 person-months for the international and 21 person-months for the domestic consultants. The TA will be implemented by individual experts and the expertise needed for the consulting service will include transport planning and economics, highway and railway engineering, finance, social and environmental analysis. The team leader of the consultants will require expertise in multi-modal transport sector issues and project management. Phase 2 will require a total of about 90 person-months of experts input inclusive of 20 person-months for the international and 70 person-months for the domestic consultants. The expertise needed for the consulting service will include transport planning, highway or railway engineering, structural engineering, soil mechanics, unexploded ordnance clearance, environmental impact study, social impact analysis, drafting and contract preparation. The team leader of the consultants will require expertise in multi-modal transport, cross-border traffic, toll arrangement, institutional reform and project management. The international consultants will be recruited by ADB in accordance with its Guidelines on the Use of Consultants.
Procurement No civil works are required.

Responsible Staff

Responsible ADB Officer Broch, Peter
Responsible ADB Department Southeast Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Transport and Communications Division, SERD
Executing Agencies
Ministry of Transport
Mr. Luu Van Dung, General Director
[email protected]
80 Tran Hung Dao Hanoi, Viet Nam


Concept Clearance 09 Mar 2000
Fact Finding 30 Sep 2002 to 12 Oct 2002
Approval 18 Dec 2002
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 26 Jul 2007

TA 4050-VIE

Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
18 Dec 2002 22 Apr 2003 22 Apr 2003 30 Apr 2004 30 Apr 2008 -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
1,350,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 1,350,000.00 18 Dec 2002 1,296,682.81

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