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Viet Nam: Ben Luc-Long Thanh Expressway Project

Sovereign (Public) Project | 41414-022 Status: Closed
Project Name Ben Luc-Long Thanh Expressway Project
Project Number 41414-022
Country Viet Nam
Project Status Closed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 7155-VIE: Ben Luc-Long Thanh Expressway Project
Japan Special Fund US$ 1.50 million
TA 7155-VIE: Ben Luc-Long Thanh Expressway (Supplementary)
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 33,000.00
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 33,000.00
Strategic Agendas Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
Regional integration
Drivers of Change Knowledge solutions
Sector / Subsector

Transport / Road transport (non-urban)

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming
Description tbd
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 Ben Luc-Long Thanh section of the Southern Regional Expressway. The section will be a southern link of the planned outer ring of the Ho Chi Minh City (HCMC) urban expressway as well as a short link of the north-south expressway in the country, and will be linked with the planned HCMC-Vung Tau Expressway.
Impact The expected impact of the TA is efficient movement of goods and people in the greater Ho Chi Minh City area through the Ben Luc-Long Thanh Expressway.
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome The Expressway will strengthen connectivity in the cities and towns around HCMC, and will provide an efficient, safe and reliable express route in HCMC and its outskirt areas. It will also help reduce road traffic concerns in the greater HCMC area, such as traffic congestion, accidents, and noise and air pollution.
Progress Toward Outcome
Implementation Progress
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 project, 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 Ben Luc-Long Thanh expressway project. The TA will also help strengthen the capacity of VEC, as a financially autonomous infrastructure provider.
Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)
Geographical Location
Safeguard Categories
Environment A
Involuntary Resettlement A
Indigenous Peoples B
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 Consulting services will be undertaken by an international consulting firm in association with national consultants. About 145 person-months of consulting inputs will be required - 55 person-months international consultants and 90 person-months national. The consultants will have expertise in (i) traffic and highway engineering; (ii) transport economics; (iii) financial analysis and expressway operations; (iv) environmental impact assessment; (v) resettlement planning; (vi) social and poverty analysis; (vii) social development and gender; (viii) HIV/AIDS prevention and control, and (ix) institutional development.
Responsible ADB Officer Munawar Alam
Responsible ADB Department Southeast Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Transport and Communications Division, SERD
Executing Agencies
Vietnam Expressway Corporation
Hamlet 2, Linh Nam Ward
Hoang Mai District, Hanoi
Concept Clearance 29 Feb 2008
Fact Finding 14 Apr 2008 to 25 Apr 2008
Approval 23 Oct 2008
Last Review Mission -
PDS Creation Date 08 May 2008
Last PDS Update 15 Oct 2010

TA 7155-VIE

Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
23 Oct 2008 24 Dec 2008 24 Dec 2008 31 Dec 2009 31 Dec 2010 -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
1,566,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 1,566,000.00 23 Oct 2008 1,528,820.86

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