ADB is helping Viet Nam develop an expressway that will ease traffic congestion in and around Ho Chi Minh City. The project will assist the government in completing pre-construction requirements for the Ho Chi Minh City-Long Thanh-Dau Giay Expressway, including detailed engineering designs. It will also strengthen the state-owned Vietnam Expressway Corp. as an independent infrastructure provider.
|Project Name||Ho Chi Minh City-Long Thanh-Dau Giay Expressway Technical Assistance Project|
|Project Type / Modality of Assistance||Loan
|Source of Funding / Amount||
|Strategic Agendas||Inclusive economic growth
|Drivers of Change||Governance and capacity development
Private sector development
|Sector / Subsector||
Transport - Road transport (non-urban)
|Gender Equity and Mainstreaming||No gender elements|
The proposed Ho Chi Minh City - Long Thanh - Dau Giay (HCMC - LT - DG) Expressway is to be a 55 kilometer, high speed, limited access expressway connecting Ho Chi Minh City to Long Thanh and to a junction with National Highway 1A at Dau Giay. The HCMC - LT - DG Expressway Preparation Project (the Project) will undertake activities required to (i) commence of the construction of the HCMC - LT - DG Expressway, and (ii) strengthen VEC as an independent infrastructure provider.
The outputs of the Project will be (i) detailed engineering designs approved; (ii) bidding documents issued; (iii) resettlement plans updated; (iv) Environmental Impact Assessment updated; (v) Operation and Maintenance (O&M) Concession documents prepared; (vi) a revised organizational structure for VEC prepared; (vii) training needs assessment complete and training program undertaken; and (ix) an asset management system identified and commissioned.
|Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy||
The Government?s Socio-Economic Development Plan (SEDP) for 2006?2010 identified the need for a network of high capacity, highspeed expressways to complement the network of national, provincial, and city roads. Under the Government's Expressway Master Plan, developed with Asian Development Bank (ADB) funding under the technical assistance to the Socialist Republic of Viet Nam for the Expressway Network Development Plan project approved in 2005 (TA4695-VIE) a short-term program of priority expressway projects was identified. This includes the HLD Expressway.
Greater Ho Chi Minh City (HCMC) is the largest city in Viet Nam and the country?s economic hub. However, the road network both within and around HCMC is becoming heavily congested, travel speeds are reducing, and transport costs are increasing. There is an urgent need to provide relief to the city roads connecting the center of HCMC and the port area with roads leading north from the city to central and northern Viet Nam. HCMC also lies at a critical junction on the transport network for the Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS), so improvements to the network around HCMC will remove a major bottleneck on the GMS network.
The Ho Chi Minh City?Long Thanh?Dau Giay (HLD) Expressway Technical Assistance Project (the Project) will assist the Government of Viet Nam (the Government) to (i) complete documentation required for construction of the HLD Expressway, and (ii) undertake strengthening and capacity building at Vietnam Expressway Corporation (VEC).
|Impact||A reduction in the cost and travel times for the movement of passengers and goods between Ho Chi Minh City (HCMC) and the provinces to the north and northeast and south of the city through the construction of the Ho Chi Minh City Long Thanh Dau Giay (HLD) Expressway|
|Description of Outcome||Completion of documentation required to commence construction of the HLD Expressway, and Vietnam Expressway Corporation (VEC) strengthened as a commerciallyoriented infrastructure provider with enhanced capacity|
|Progress Toward Outcome||TA Project was approved on 28 November 2007 and the Project's activities substantially completed by the extended loan closing date of 30 June 2011. Loan's account is still being opened for 3 months, i.e. until 30 September 2011|
|Description of Project Outputs||
1.1 Detailed engineering designs completed
1.2 Bidding documents prepared
1.3 Updated resettlement plans completed
1.4 Updated environmental impact assessment (EIA) completed
1.5 Civil works contracts procured by VEC
1.6 Operation and maintenance (O&M) concession documents prepared
1.7 Resettlement plan implemented by VEC
2.1 Revised organizational structure for VEC prepared
2.2 Identification of legal and regulatory constraints, and remedies, to VEC operating as an efficient, financially secure, provider of expressway facilities
2.3 Training needs assessment complete and training program
|Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)||
The implementation of Preparation Component (pre-construction activities) for the second section of 51 km was fully completed with the uRP, Stage 3 for Long Thanh district approved by ADB in December 2010. For the first section of 4 km, implementation of pre-construction activities, except the RP still being finalized, was also substantially completed. Remaining activities for the first 4km section, as agreed by parties concerned, are being be handed over to ADB's Construction Loan and JICA's Loan as well for completion and continuation after the loan closing date (LCD) of 30 June 2011 at no cost increase.
Final payment for the consulting service contract is expected to be made within the opened Loan's account of 30 September 2011.
Last payment has been settled and waiting to close loan account and PCR
|Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects|
|Environmental Aspects||The IEE and update EIA for the first 4km section were re-submitted to ADB in May 2011 for review and approval. ADB's comments were provided to VEC/EPMU HLD in July 2011. Finalization and approval of this RP is expected to be in August 2011.|
|Involuntary Resettlement||The draft RP for the first 4km section was prepared. However, due to slow progress in carrying out the detailed measurement survey (DMS) and replacement cost survey by HCMC's agencies concerned including district compensation committees, this draft RP was not finalized by the LCD be finalized by the proposed LCD of 30 June 2011. As a result, finalization of this RP, as agreed by parties concerned, will be handed over to ADB's project supervision consultant (PSC) or JICA's PSC for completion after the LCD of 30 June 2011.|
|Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation|
|During Project Design|
|During Project Implementation|
Consultants will be recruited for the Project under a single contract and will be recruited and engaged by the Viet Nam Expressway Corporation (VEC). Recruitment procedures will be in accordance with ADB's Guidelines on the Use of Consultants (2006) and other arrangements satisfactory to ADB for the engagement of domestic consultants. Consultants will be recruited using the quality and cost-based selection procedures; full technical proposals will be requested. Equipment to be financed under the Project will be procured in accordance with ADB's Procurement Guidelines (2006).
The consulting services will be undertaken by an international consulting firm for about 365 person-months (101 person-months of international and 264 person-months of domestic consulting services). The consultants will have expertise in (a) expressway design including alignments, pavements, and bridges, road safety, road traffic information and toll systems, transport economics, financial analysis and assessment, environmental impact assessment, resettlement, and social issues, and in (b) organization design, training and human resource management, asset management systems, and legal and regulatory frameworks.
|Procurement||The Project will not require civil works procurement. Procurement of equipment will be undertaken in accordance with ADB's Procurement Guidelines (2006). Since the items required will be small and few in number-mainly computers, design software and equipment, testing and survey equipment, and similar items-procurement will follow local competitive bidding or direct purchase procedures.|
|Responsible ADB Officer||Le Dinh Thang|
|Responsible ADB Department||Southeast Asia Department|
|Responsible ADB Division||Viet Nam Resident Mission|
Vietnam Expressway Corporation
LE MANH HUNG
187-189 Dinh Bo Linh - W.26 - Binh Thanh Distric - Ho Chi Minh City
|Concept Clearance||01 Mar 2006|
|Fact Finding||05 Mar 2007 to 16 Mar 2007|
|MRM||16 Jul 2007|
|Approval||28 Nov 2007|
|Last Review Mission||-|
|PDS Creation Date||15 Aug 2008|
|Last PDS Update||15 Dec 2011|
|Approval||Signing Date||Effectivity Date||Closing|
|28 Nov 2007||20 Dec 2007||05 Sep 2008||30 Jun 2010||30 Jun 2011||10 Jan 2012|
|Financing Plan||Loan Utilization|
|Total (Amount in US$ million)||Date||ADB||Others||Net Percentage|
|Project Cost||10.00||Cumulative Contract Awards|
|ADB||10.00||28 Nov 2007||9.58||0.00||99%|
|Cofinancing||0.00||28 Nov 2007||9.68||0.00||100%|
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|Title||Document Type||Document Date|
|Ho Chi Minh City-Long Thanh-Dau Giay Expressway Technical Assistance Project||Project/Program Completion Reports||Oct 2012|
|Project Agreement for Ho Chi Minh City -- Long Thanh -- Dau Giay Expressway Technical Assistance Project between Asian Development Bank and Vietnam Expressway Corporation dated 20 December 2007||Project/Program Agreements||Dec 2008|
|Loan Agreement for Ho Chi Minh City -- Long Thanh -- Dau Giay Expressway Technical Assistance Project between The Socialist Republic of Viet Nam and Asian Development Bank dated 20 December 2007||Loan Agreement (Special Operations)||Dec 2008|
|Ho Chi Minh City-- Long Thanh--Dau Giay Expressway Technical Assistance Project||Reports and Recommendations of the President||Nov 2007|
Safeguard Documents See also: Safeguards
Safeguard documents provided at the time of project/facility approval may also be found in the list of linked documents provided with the Report and Recommendation of the President.
Evaluation Documents See also: Independent Evaluation
|Title||Document Type||Document Date|
|Viet Nam: Ho Chi Minh City–Long Thanh–DauGiay Expressway Technical Assistance Project||Validations of Project Completion Reports||Dec 2014|
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