The proposed Central Mekong Delta Region Connectivity Technical Assistance Project (the TA will assist the Government of Viet Nam to prepare detailed designs for and support implementation of the ensuing Central Mekong Delta Region Connectivity Project (the Investment Project). The Investment Project is located in the Mekong Delta region of southern Viet Nam, within Dong Thap, An Giang and Can Tho provinces. It will improve transport services across and within the Central Mekong Delta through construction of a section of the Second Southern Highway (SSH) that the Government is developing to connect Ho Chi Minh City (HCMC) with the presenly-isolated south-western region of the length of 5000 meters (m) across two branches of the Mekong River, and about 25 kilometers (km) of interconnecting road.
|Project Name||Central Mekong Delta Connectivity TA|
|Project Type / Modality of Assistance||Technical Assistance
|Source of Funding / Amount||
|Strategic Agendas||Inclusive economic growth
|Drivers of Change||Partnerships
|Sector / Subsector||
Transport - Road transport (non-urban)
|Gender Equity and Mainstreaming||Some gender elements|
|Description||The proposed Central Mekong Delta Region Connectivity Technical Assistance Project (the TA will assist the Government of Viet Nam to prepare detailed designs for and support implementation of the ensuing Central Mekong Delta Region Connectivity Project (the Investment Project). The Investment Project is located in the Mekong Delta region of southern Viet Nam, within Dong Thap, An Giang and Can Tho provinces. It will improve transport services across and within the Central Mekong Delta through construction of a section of the Second Southern Highway (SSH) that the Government is developing to connect Ho Chi Minh City (HCMC) with the presenly-isolated south-western region of the length of 5000 meters (m) across two branches of the Mekong River, and about 25 kilometers (km) of interconnecting road.|
|Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy||
This Technical Assistance stems from one fundamental need for the project readiness: preparing the detailed designs for the portion of the Investment Project that ADB and DFAT are considering financing, and ensuring the early availability of social and environmental planning documents for the entire Investment Project's implementation. This is of a particular importance for the ensuing Investment Project because (i) comprehensive project readiness will reduce project start-up delays and expedite implementation of the Investment Project, (ii) responds to the Government's target for construction and commissioning of the Investment Project during 2022-2016, and (iii) reduces Government's loan servicing cost on ADB loan for the Investment Project, and (iv) includes construction supervision and capacity building which are critical for the successful implementation of the Investment Project.
Activities under item (iv) above are usually part of the investment project. The inclusion of construction supervision under the scope of the Technical Assistance is essential for ensuring efficient implementation of a technically complex project, which involves the construction of two large scale cable-stayed bridges. Each bridge will cost around $250 million, and will be significant structures having 350-meter and 450-meter main spans supported by 120-meter high towers, supporting a six-lane roadway more than 50 meters above a major international waterway, the Mekong River. The bridges will be constructed on main foundations that extend 100 meters below and bed level of the river. For bridges of this scale and complexity, the designers' supervision is critical because the structures' technical designs and the method of bridge erection will have to be continually monitored and adjusted as erection loadings change. Without such continuity, from design to supervision, there is a very significant risk of construction delays, litigation and major design and construction errors which may lead to structure failure. This approach has been discussed with the Government, DFAT and internally with transport professionals, and the conclusion is that this continuity of design and supervision is essential for the successful implementation of the Investment Project.
|Impact||Improved and sustainable road transport connectivity across and within the Central Mekong Delta Region|
|Description of Outcome||Satisfactory implementation of Ensuing Investment Project according to designs and plans acceptable to the Government, ADB, and the cofinanciers.|
|Progress Toward Outcome||
- Detailed designs completed and proof checked
- All civil works contracts have been awarded, the project implementation is on track and expected to be physically completed as scheduled by the end of 2017 by then the project outcome will be fully obtained.
|Description of Project Outputs||
Agreed detailed designs and bidding documents
Updated and agreed safeguards and social action plans
Timely procurement of civil works
Efficient implementation support for the investment project
|Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)||
- Designs are agreed and completed
- Updated procurement plan, safeguards and social action plans are disclosed on ADB website under the ensuing project
- Procurement completed in November 2014
- Implementation of investment project started in September 2013 and expected to be completed as scheduled
|Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects|
|Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation|
|During Project Design||During the feasibility study of the Project, consultations were held with relevant stakeholders including the communities affected by the road and bridges. The community perspective on the Project, in terms of positive and negative impacts, was discussed and draft social action plan was designed to ensure that a proper communication and coordination is undertaken during the preraration and implementation of the investment project.|
|During Project Implementation||
Cuu Long CIPM together with the local authorities, will be responsible for monitoring all resettlement-related activities. In addition, Cuu Long CIPM engaged an independent monitor to conduct an independent review and evaluation of resettlement activities on a quarterly basis. Environmental monitoring during construction phase includes documentation of affected people's complaints on the Project's environmental performance and the corresponding plan of action or actions taken to resolve such complaints.
To reduce the risk of poor communication and coordination, a project coordinating committee is set up, which is represented by the financiers, central government and provincial people's committee in project provinces and other stakeholders.
|Consulting Services||Recruitment of all consultants under the associated TA (TA 7822-VIE) has been completed and the consulting services are on-going.|
|Procurement||ADB's Procurement Guidelines will be applicable in any procurement activities to be nanced under the TA. Upon completion, all assets purchased under the TA will be turned over to the MOT.|
|Responsible ADB Officer||Le Dinh Thang|
|Responsible ADB Department||Southeast Asia Department|
|Responsible ADB Division||Viet Nam Resident Mission|
Ministry of Transport
80 Tran Hung Dao
Hanoi, Viet Nam
|Concept Clearance||15 Dec 2010|
|Fact Finding||14 Sep 2010 to 30 Sep 2010|
|Approval||31 May 2011|
|Last Review Mission||-|
|Last PDS Update||31 Mar 2016|
|Approval||Signing Date||Effectivity Date||Closing|
|31 May 2011||20 Jul 2011||20 Jul 2011||31 Dec 2016||30 Jun 2018||-|
|Financing Plan/TA Utilization||Cumulative Disbursements|
|0.00||26,000,000.00||0.00||0.00||0.00||0.00||26,000,000.00||31 May 2011||19,033,804.74|
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|Title||Document Type||Document Date|
|Central Mekong Delta Connectivity TA: HIV/AIDS and Human Trafficking Prevention Program||Documents Produced Under Grant/Loans/TA||May 2013|
|Central Mekong Delta Connectivity TA: Final Social Action Plan||Documents Produced Under Grant/Loans/TA||Apr 2013|
|Central Mekong Delta Connectivity TA: Inception Report||Consultants' Reports||Mar 2012|
|Central Mekong Delta Region Connectivity Technical Assistance Project||Technical Assistance Reports||May 2011|
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