|Project Name||Greater Mekong Subregion Ha Noi-Lang Son and Ha Long-Mong Cai Expressway Projects|
|Project Type / Modality of Assistance||Technical Assistance
|Source of Funding / Amount||
|Strategic Agendas||Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
|Drivers of Change||Governance and capacity development
|Sector / Subsector||
Transport / Road transport (non-urban)
|Gender Equity and Mainstreaming||No gender elements|
|Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy||Viet Nam?s economy has grown at 7-8% per annum over the past decade. The traffic demand is growing at about twice the rate of GDP and this high growth rate is likely to continue beyond 2020. For the critical transport infrastructure, the Government is developing safe and high-capacity expressways network linking the main urban areas with (i) each other, (ii) less-developed regions of the country and (iii) neighboring countries. ADB has provided an expressway master plan under TA 4695-VIE: Expressway Network Development Plan Project to support transport infrastructure development by the Government. In line with the expressway master plan, the Government requested ADB to finance the Ha Noi-Lang Son and the Ha Long-Mong Cai Expressways. These expressways to be linked with the expressways and highways in Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region (GZAR), People's Republic of China (PRC) will be key sections of the Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS) Eastern Corridor.|
|Impact||The expected impact of the TA is efficient transnational movement of goods and people between Vietnam and Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region through the Greater Mekong Subregion(GMS) Hanoi-Lang Song and GMS Ha Long-Mong Cai expressway projects.|
|Description of Outcome||Together with a network of expressways linking Hanoi and Kunming, and Kunming and Nanning, the GMS Hanoi-Lang Son and Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS) Ha Long-Mong Cai Expressways will complete an "economic triangle" connecting key development centers in Vietnam and the People's Republic of China. This economic triangle in the northeastern part of the GMS will support the GMS program's strategic objectives of enhanced connectivity, competitiveness, and community in the Mekong region.|
|Progress Toward Outcome|
|Description of Project Outputs||Together with detailed design studies to be carried out under the associated TA loan project, the TA will result in the identification of economically, technically, socially, and environmentally feasible expressway projects that will link northeastern Vietnam with GZAR, which will be agreed by the Government of Vietnam, VEC and ADB. Under the TA, technical feasibility analyses and assessments will be carried out, including (i) expressway alignment, (ii) cost-effective project design, (iii) evaluation of economic feasibility and financial viability, and (iv) social and environmental viability for the GMS Hanoi-Lang Son and the GMS Ha Long-Mong Cai expressway projects.|
|Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)|
|Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects|
|Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation|
|During Project Design|
|During Project Implementation|
|Consulting Services||The consulting services will be undertaken by an international consulting firm in association with national consultants. The consultants will have expertise in (i) highway engineering; (ii) transport economics; (iii) road transport services and trade facilitation; (iv) financial analysis and expressway operations; (v) environmental impact assessment; (vi) resettlement planning; (vii) social and poverty analysis; (viii) ethnic minority; (ix) social development and gender; and (x) HIV and human trafficking. About 152 person-months of consulting inputs will be required - 55 person-months for international consultants and 97 person-months for national consultants.|
|Responsible ADB Officer||Yasushi Tanaka|
|Responsible ADB Department||Southeast Asia Department|
|Responsible ADB Division||Transport and Communications Division, SERD|
Vietnam Expressway Corporation
Hamlet 2, Linh Nam Ward
Hoang Mai District, Hanoi
|Concept Clearance||15 Apr 2008|
|Fact Finding||14 Apr 2008 to 25 Apr 2008|
|Approval||23 Oct 2008|
|Last Review Mission||-|
|PDS Creation Date||31 Mar 2008|
|Last PDS Update||28 Sep 2012|
|Approval||Signing Date||Effectivity Date||Closing|
|23 Oct 2008||02 Jan 2009||02 Jan 2009||30 Jun 2010||31 Dec 2011||-|
|Financing Plan/TA Utilization||Cumulative Disbursements|
|1,500,000.00||0.00||375,000.00||0.00||0.00||0.00||1,875,000.00||23 Oct 2008||1,443,460.57|
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