Viet Nam: Greater Mekong Subregion Ben Luc–Long Thanh Expressway Project – Tranche 2

Sovereign Project | 41414-063

Project Name Greater Mekong Subregion Ben Luc–Long Thanh Expressway Project – Tranche 2
Project Number 41414-063
Country Viet Nam
Project Status Active
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Loan
Source of Funding / Amount
Loan 3391-VIE: Greater Mekong Subregion Ben Luc Long Thanh Expressway Project Tranche 2
Ordinary capital resources US$ 286.00 million
Loan: GMS Ben Luc-Long Thanh Expressway - PFR 2
Japan International Cooperation Agency US$ 305.52 million
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
Regional integration
Drivers of Change Governance and capacity development
Partnerships
Sector / Subsector

Transport / Urban roads and traffic management

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming No gender elements
Description The Project constructs a 57.1 km expressway between Ben Luc and Long Thanh in the south of Ho Chi Minh City (HCMC), which is a short link of the Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS) Southern Economic Corridor. The project expressway is divided into a western section (21.14 km), a middle section (10.71 km), and an eastern section (25.25 km). For the expressway construction, ADB finances the western and eastern sections, and Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) finances the middle section. The project was estimated to cost $1.608 billion at appraisal, inclusive of local taxes, contingencies, and financing charges during development. Tranche 2 in the amount of $286 million will cover construction of the eastern section of the expressway.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy In the south of Ho Chi Minh City (HCMC), the east-west traffic is restricted due to the lack of river crossing facilities, forcing vehicles into the center of HCMC. A substantial shift has occurred from motorcycles to passenger cars in the project area, further exacerbating traffic congestion. Construction of HCMC ring roads to establish connectivity with neighboring cities through expressway links is a high priority of the government. In this regard, the project will facilitate east-west traffic south of HCMC, thereby diverting through-traffic and reducing traffic congestion in the center of HCMC. Through construction of the project expressway, the connectivity of cities and towns around HCMC will also be improved, and transport costs and travel times for the movement of passengers and goods in and around HCMC will be reduced. Moreover, the project expressway is identified as part of national north-sough expressway that links into the Mekong Delta, which is the rive basket of Asia. It will be used as a freight route to transport food produced from the Mekong Delta to the rest of the country and overseas via land and maritime transport.
Impact Competitiveness of regional economy along the Southern Economic Corridor in the southern Viet Nam and the GMS countries is increased.
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome A more efficient and safer movement of goods and people in the greater HCMC area.
Progress Toward Outcome All 3 civil works contracts were awarded on 25 September 2017 and are on-going. However, the disbursement of the three contracts is slow.The overall physical progress of the project (Loan 3391) was estimated at 47.8% compared to the elapsed project period of 62.4%.
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs Road density of HCMC increased and connection between east and west regions of HCMC enhanced.
Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues) All 3 civil works contracts were awarded on 25 September 2017, and are on-going, but with slow disbursement.The overall physical progress of the project (Loan 3391) was estimated at 47.8% compared to the planned schedule of 74.3%.
Geographical Location Nation-wide
Safeguard Categories
Environment A
Involuntary Resettlement A
Indigenous Peoples C
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
Environmental Aspects The project's safeguard categorization is A for environment. The environmental impact assessment (EIA) which covers all sections of the project expressway, was prepared at the time of MFF processing to meet the requirements of ADBs Safeguard Policy Statement (2009) and cleared by ADB in 2010. The Safeguard Policy Statement applies to all sections, including those funded by JICA. The government and VEC assure compliance with the EIA. The EIA (i) covers all sections of the expressway; (ii) describes the environmental baseline conditions in the project area; and (iii) provides a comprehensive assessment of potential physical, biological, and socioeconomic impacts resulting from the construction and operation of the project. The environmental management plan (EMP) in the EIA specifies various mitigation and pollution control measures to minimize the anticipated negative impacts of project implementation. The EMPs environmental monitoring plan covers the preconstruction, construction, and operation of the project. VEC ensures compliance with the EMP by both ADB and JICA-funded contractors. Based on the loan agreement, VEC, with assistance from the project supervision consultant, undertakes monthly monitoring of the contractors' environmental performance and compiles the results in quarterly and semi-annual environmental monitoring reports submitted to ADB. The semi-annual environmental monitoring reports covering the period until December 2020 were disclosed on ADB's website. All contractors prepared COVID-19 Action Plans, based on government regulations and guidelines on COVID-19 prevention and control and in consultation with public health agencies. They were cleared by the supervision consultant. Several review and supervision missions were conducted by ADB, with the last mission to the project sites carried out in May 2021, to ascertain the status of implementation of the EMPs. The Corrective Action Plans were prepared based on the results of the mission and are currently under implementation. The proposed time-bound actions majorly relate to building capacity in environmental management and monitoring, enhancing of environmental reporting, strengthening grievance redress mechanism, and implementation of mangrove restoration plan.
Involuntary Resettlement The project's safeguards categorization is A for involuntary resettlement. Following the resettlement plan cleared by ADB in 2010, two district-specific plans were updated and cleared in 2014 and an addendum to these two updated plans was submitted and disclosed in August 2020. The addendum covered the additionally affected households who were identified but not included in the 2014 updated resettlement plans due to their absence during the detailed measurement survey (DMS) in 2014, which hindered the Centre for Land Fund Development (CLFD) from identifying the legal land users of the affected land at that time. An additional resettlement plan was submitted in 2021 to cover additional impacts from the additional land acquisition which were not covered in the previous updated RP. Corrective actions plans are under implementation. As of 28 June 2021, 5 out of 7 actions are still pending. Income restoration program implementation in the Nhon Trach district has been delayed due to the global issue of counterpart fund allocation for the project. The participant list was completed in May 2021. The Ministry of Planning and Investment (MPI), Ministry of Finance (MOF), Commission for the Management of State Capital (CMSC), Ministry of Transport (MOT), and Vietnam Expressway Corporation (VEC) are required to resolve the issue and allocate $5.5 million of counterpart funding for the project. However, counterpart funding has not yet been allocated to the project pending government approval for VEC's financing mechanism.
Indigenous Peoples The project's safeguard categorization is C for indigenous peoples. The Tay and Chinese households that will be affected by the project are well integrated into the wider socioeconomic and cultural community.
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design
During Project Implementation VEC will publicly disclose on its website information on how loan proceeds are being used, presenting (i) procurement contract awards, including for each contract (a) list of participating bidders, (b) name of the winning bidder, (c) basic details on bidding procedures adopted, (d) amount of contract awarded, (e) list of goods and/or services purchased, (f) intended and actual utilization of loan proceeds under each contract; and (ii) internal and external resettlement reports. The website will be updated within 2 weeks from (i) each contract award, (ii) each submission of environmental and resettlement reports to be prepared by external monitoring agencies, and (iii) each submission of VEC's internal quarterly environment and resettlement reports.
Business Opportunities
Consulting Services All consulting services to be financed out of the proceeds of the Loan (Tranche 2) will be subject to and governed by ADB's Guidelines on the Use of Consultants (2013, as amended from time to time).
Procurement All works to be financed out of the proceeds of the Loan (Tranche 2) will be subject to and governed by ADB's Procurement Guidelines (2015, as amended from time to time). Procurement is ongoing for all 3 civil works under Tranche 2.
Responsible ADB Officer Nguyen, Khoa Dinh
Responsible ADB Department Southeast Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Viet Nam Resident Mission
Executing Agencies
Vietnam Expressway Corporation
Mr. Tran Xuan Sanh
Hamlet 2, Linh Nam Ward
Hoang Mai District, Hanoi
Timetable
Concept Clearance -
Fact Finding -
MRM 16 Sep 2015
Approval 20 May 2016
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 16 Aug 2021

Loan 3391-VIE

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
20 May 2016 09 Jan 2017 05 May 2017 30 Jun 2020 31 Dec 2023 -
Financing Plan Loan Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 334.30 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 286.00 29 Sep 2021 112.63 0.00 39%
Counterpart 48.30 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 29 Sep 2021 49.14 0.00 17%
Status of Covenants
Category Sector Safeguards Social Financial Economic Others
Rating - Satisfactory Satisfactory Satisfactory - Satisfactory

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Title Document Type Document Date
Greater Mekong Subregion Ben Luc–Long Thanh Expressway Project - Tranche 2: Procurement Plan Procurement Plans Mar 2021
Greater Mekong Subregion Ben Luc-Long Thanh Expressway Project - Tranches 1 & 2: Audited Project Financial Statements (January-December 2019) Audited Project Financial Statements Dec 2020
Greater Mekong Subregion Ben Luc-Long Thanh Expressway Project - Tranche 2: Audited Project Financial Statements (January-December 2018) Audited Project Financial Statements Jul 2019
Greater Mekong Subregion Ben Luc-Long Thanh Expressway Project - Tranche 2: Audited Project Financial Statements (January-December 2018) Audited Project Financial Statements Jul 2019
Greater Mekong Subregion Ben Luc-Long Thanh Expressway Project - Tranche 2: Audited Project Financial Statements (January-December 2017) Audited Project Financial Statements Jul 2018
Loan Agreement (Ordinary Operations) for Loan 3391-VIE: Greater Mekong Subregion Ben Luc-Long Thanh Expressway Project - Loan 2 Loan Agreement (Ordinary Resources) Jan 2017
Project Agreement for Loan 3391-VIE: Greater Mekong Subregion Ben Luc-Long Thanh Expressway Project - Loan 2 Project/Program Agreements Jan 2017
Dự án Đường cao tốc Bến Lức – Long Thành Tiểu vùng Mê-kông mở rộng – Giai đoạn 2: Bảng Dữ liệu Dự án Translated PDS Jun 2016
GMS Ben Luc–Long Thanh Expressway Project (Tranche 2): Periodic Financing Request Report Periodic Financing Request Reports May 2016
GMS Ben Luc–Long Thanh Expressway Project: Updated Facility Administration Manual Facility Administration Manual Mar 2016
Greater Mekong Subregion Ben Luc–Long Thanh Expressway Project (Tranche 2): Tranche Report Tranche Reports Oct 2015

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.

Title Document Type Document Date
Greater Mekong Subregion Ben Luc-Long Thanh Expressway Project - Tranches 1 and 2: Environmental Monitoring Report (July-December 2020) Environmental Monitoring Reports Jun 2021
Greater Mekong Subregion Ben Luc–Long Thanh Expressway Project - Tranches 1 and 2: Social Monitoring Report (January-March 2021) Social Monitoring Reports Jun 2021
Greater Mekong Subregion Ben Luc–Long Thanh Expressway Project - Tranches 1 and 2: Social Monitoring Report (July-September 2020) Social Monitoring Reports Feb 2021
Greater Mekong Subregion Ben Luc–Long Thanh Expressway Project - Tranche 1: Internal Social Monitoring Report (April-June 2019) Social Monitoring Reports Oct 2020
Greater Mekong Subregion Ben Luc-Long Thanh Expressway Project - Tranches 1 and 2: Social Monitoring Report (October 2019-June 2020) Social Monitoring Reports Oct 2020
Greater Mekong Subregion Ben Luc-Long Thanh Expressway Project - Tranches 1 and 2: Environmental Monitoring Report (July 2019-June 2020) Environmental Monitoring Reports Sep 2020
Greater Mekong Subregion Ben Luc-Long Thanh Expressway Project – Tranche 2: Social Monitoring Report (April-June 2019) Social Monitoring Reports Sep 2020
Greater Mekong Subregion Ben Luc-Long Thanh Expressway Project - Tranche 2: Long Thanh and Nhon Trach Districts (Dong Nai province) Resettlement Plan Addendum Resettlement Plans Aug 2020
Greater Mekong Subregion Ben Luc-Long Thanh Expressway Project - Tranche 2: Can Giuoc and Ben Luc Districts (Long An province) Resettlement Plan Addendum Resettlement Plans Aug 2020
Greater Mekong Subregion Ben Luc-Long Thanh Expressway Project - Tranches 1 and 2: Social Monitoring Report (April-June 2020) Social Monitoring Reports Jun 2020
Greater Mekong Subregion Ben Luc-Long Thanh Expressway Project - Tranche 2: Nhon Trach District (Dong Nai province) Resettlement Plan Addendum Resettlement Plans Dec 2019
Greater Mekong Subregion Ben Luc–Long Thanh Expressway Project - Tranches 1 and 2: Social Monitoring Report (July-September 2019) Social Monitoring Reports Dec 2019
Greater Mekong Subregion Ben Luc–Long Thanh Expressway Project - Tranches 1 and 2: Environmental Monitoring Report (January-June 2019) Environmental Monitoring Reports Nov 2019
Greater Mekong Subregion Ben Luc–Long Thanh Expressway Project - Tranches 1 and 2: Social Monitoring Report (April-June 2019) Social Monitoring Reports Sep 2019
Greater Mekong Subregion Ben Luc-Long Thanh Expressway Project - Tranche 2: Social Monitoring Report (October-December 2018) Social Monitoring Reports Jul 2019
Greater Mekong Subregion Ben Luc–Long Thanh Expressway Project - Tranche 2: Social Monitoring Report (July-September 2018) Social Monitoring Reports Jun 2019
Greater Mekong Subregion Ben Luc–Long Thanh Expressway Project - Tranches 1 and 2: Environmental Monitoring Report (June 2018-May 2019) Environmental Monitoring Reports Jun 2019
Greater Mekong Subregion Ben Luc–Long Thanh Expressway Project - Tranches 1 and 2: Social Monitoring Report (January-March 2019) Social Monitoring Reports May 2019
Greater Mekong Subregion Ben Luc–Long Thanh Expressway Project - Tranches 1 and 2: Dasan Environmental Monitoring Report (July-December 2018) Environmental Monitoring Reports Apr 2019
GMS Ben Luc–Long Thanh Expressway Project (Tranches 1 and 2): Social Monitoring Report (October-December 2018) Social Monitoring Reports Jan 2019
GMS Ben Luc–Long Thanh Expressway Project (Tranches 1 and 2): Social Monitoring Report (July-September 2018) Social Monitoring Reports Dec 2018
GMS Ben Luc-Long Thanh Expressway Project - Tranche 1 and 2: Updated Environmental Management Plan Environmental Management Plans Oct 2018
Greater Mekong Subregion Ben Luc-Long Thanh Expressway Project - Tranche 1 & 2: Dasan Environmental Monitoring Report (January - June 2018) Environmental Monitoring Reports Sep 2018
Greater Mekong Subregion Ben Luc-Long Thanh Expressway Project - Tranche 1 and 2: Environmental Monitoring Report (July 2017-June 2018) Environmental Monitoring Reports Aug 2018
GMS Ben Luc–Long Thanh Expressway Project (Tranches 1 and 2): Social Monitoring Report (April-June 2018) Social Monitoring Reports Aug 2018
Greater Mekong Subregion Ben Luc–Long Thanh Expressway Project – Tranche 2: Land Acquisition and Resettlement Monitoring Report (October-December 2017) Social Monitoring Reports Jul 2018
Greater Mekong Subregion Ben Luc–Long Thanh Expressway Project - Tranche 2: Social Monitoring Report (January-March 2018) Social Monitoring Reports Jul 2018
Greater Mekong Subregion Ben Luc-Long Thanh Expressway Project - Tranche 1 and 2: Environmental Monitoring Report (July-December 2017) Environmental Monitoring Reports Apr 2018
GMS Ben Luc-Long Thanh Expressway Project - Tranches 1 and 2: Land Acquisition and Resettlement Monitoring Report (April-June 2017) Social Monitoring Reports Sep 2017
GMS Ben Luc-Long Thanh Expressway Project - Tranches 1 and 2: Land Acquisition and Resettlement Monitoring Report (January-March 2017) Social Monitoring Reports Aug 2017
GMS Ben Luc-Long Thanh Expressway Project - Tranches 1 and 2: Land Acquisition and Resettlement Monitoring Report (October-December 2016) Social Monitoring Reports Jan 2017
GMS Ben Luc-Long Thanh Expressway Project - Tranches 1 and 2: Land Acquisition and Resettlement Monitoring Report (July-September 2016) Social Monitoring Reports Oct 2016
Greater Mekong Subregion Ben Luc–Long Thanh Expressway Project - Tranche 2: Long Thanh District, Dong Nai Province Resettlement Plan Resettlement Plans Sep 2014
Greater Mekong Subregion Ben Luc-Long Thanh Expressway Project - Tranche 2: Nhon Trach District, Dong Nai Province Resettlement Plan Resettlement Plans Aug 2014
Greater Mekong Subregion Ben Luc–Long Thanh Expressway Project - Tranche 2: Resettlement Plan Resettlement Plans Jul 2010

Evaluation Documents See also: Independent Evaluation

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Tenders

Tender Title Type Status Posting Date Deadline
Financial Audit Consulting Services Firm - Consulting Closed 13 Apr 2021 19 May 2021
41414-063- Greater Mekong Subregion Ben Luc – Long Thanh Expressway Project (Tranche 2) Advance Notice Archived 28 Mar 2016
41414-063- Greater Mekong Subregion Ben Luc – Long Thanh Expressway Project (Tranche 2) Advance Notice Archived 28 Mar 2016
41414-063- Greater Mekong Subregion Ben Luc – Long Thanh Expressway Project (Tranche 2) Advance Notice Archived 28 Mar 2016

Contracts Awarded

Contract Title Approval Number Contract Date Contractor | Address Executing Agency Total Contract Amount (US$) Contract Amount Financed by ADB (US$)
CONSTRUCTION SUPERVERSION CONSULTING SERVICES FOR BEN LUC - LONG THANH EXPRESSWAY PROJECT Loan 3391 01 Mar 2021 JV DASAN CONSULTANTS CO.,LTD-KUNHWA ENGINEERI | CONSULTANTS AND TECHNOCRATS 1 GANGNAM GU, SEOUL, KOREA KOREA, REPUBLIC OF Viet Nam Expressway Corporation 5,745,118.57 5,745,118.57
CONTRACT PACKAGE A7 (KM52 400 - KM57 700) NOTE: THIS IS RELATED TO PCSS 0003 Loan 3391 26 Sep 2017 CIVIL ENGINEERING CONSTRUCTION CORPORATION | 127 DINH TIEN HOANG, WARD 3,BINH THANH DISTRICT, HO CHI MINH CITY VIET NAM,SOC REP OF Viet Nam Expressway Corporation 2,064,707.00 2,064,707.00
CONTRACT PACKAGE A5 (KM32 450 - KM35 900) Loan 3391 26 Sep 2017 CIVIL ENGINEERING CONSTRUCTION CORPORATION | 127 DINH TIEN HOANG, WARD 3,BINH THANH DISTRICT, HO CHI MINH CITY VIET NAM,SOC REP OF Viet Nam Expressway Corporation 19,170,941.00 19,170,941.00
CONTRACT PACKAGE A6(KM35 900 - KM52 400) Loan 3391 26 Sep 2017 BMT CONSTRUCTION INVESTMENT JOINT STOCK CO. | 36 VO VAN TAN, WARD 6, DISTRICT 3 HO CHI MINH CITY VIET NAM,SOC REP OF Viet Nam Expressway Corporation 41,394,586.00 41,394,586.00
CONTRACT PACKAGE A7 (KM52 400 - KM57 700) NOTE: THIS IS RELATED TO PCSS 0004 Loan 3391 26 Sep 2017 CIVIL ENGINEERING CONSTRUCTION CORPORATION | 127 DINH TIEN HOANG, WARD 3,BINH THANH DISTRICT, HO CHI MINH CITY VIET NAM,SOC REP OF Viet Nam Expressway Corporation 44,004,400.00 44,004,400.00