The Asian Development Bank is helping Viet Nam and Lao People’s Democratic Republic upgrade roads along the Greater Mekong Subregion Northeastern Corridor. The project is improving key sections of the corridor linking northeastern Lao PDR and northern Viet Nam. The additional finance for Viet Nam will upgrade a 45 km section of road, which has deteriorated due to heavy traffic loads.
|Project Name||Second Northern Greater Mekong Subregion Transport Network Improvement Project - Additional Financing|
|Project Type / Modality of Assistance||Loan
|Source of Funding / Amount||
|Strategic Agendas||Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
|Drivers of Change||Gender Equity and Mainstreaming
Governance and capacity development
|Sector / Subsector||
Transport / Road transport (non-urban)
|Gender Equity and Mainstreaming||Effective gender mainstreaming|
|Description||The GMS Northeastern Corridor (encompassing Nanning in Guangxi Province, People's Republic of China; Hanoi and Thanh Hoa in Viet Nam; Louang Phrabang, Lao Peoples Democratic Republic; and Bangkok, Thailand) is one of the corridors identified in the GMS Transport Sector Strategy Study and links northeastern Lao PDR and northern Viet Nam. Many of the roads in the transport corridor have been improved including the sections of the corridor in northeastern Lao PDR and northern Viet Nam under the ongoing project (L2703 VIE) to maximize the economic potential of the GMS Northeastern Corridor and to improve northern Lao PDR with year-round access to seaports. As the road conditions between km 59.8 (where Highway 217 intersects with Ho Chi Minh Highway which connects Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh cities) and km 104.9 have significantly deteriorated due to the increased traffic (coming from Na Meo, Hanoi, and Ho Chi Minh cities) and the vehicle overloading, the Government of Viet Nam requested ADB to consider providing additional financing for full scale improvement of the road section km 59.8- 104.9 rather than simple repair as originally planned under L2703.|
|Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy||The additional financing is included in the country operations business plan, 2015 -2017 for Viet Nam. The additional financing meets the eligibility criteria for additional financing as the project is (i) technically feasible, economically viable, and financially sound based on the due diligence assessments; (ii) accorded high priority by the Government as in June 2015 the Project Outline was approved by the Government; (iii) consistent with the development objectives as it will enhance the outcome and outputs of the ongoing project, and (iv) consistent with the current country partnership strategy which aims to enhance transport connectivity in GMS countries.|
|Impact||International trade on the GMS Northern Corridor increases|
|Description of Outcome||Efficient transport across LAO PDR-Viet Nam border and on the project road sections of the GMS Northeastern Corridor|
|Progress Toward Outcome||Ongoing, all civil works contracts were awarded in December 2017.|
|Description of Project Outputs||
The project components of the GMS Northeastern Corridor in Viet Nam and Lao PDR are improved
Road safety on the project road sections of Northeastern Corridor is improved
|Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)||All civil works contracts were commenced in Feb-Mar 2018. Physical progress of three civil works contracts are slow due to raining season and some delays of LAR activities.The progress of LAR activities have been being closely monitored.|
|Geographical Location||Ba Thuoc District, Cam Thuy District|
|Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects|
|Environmental Aspects||The adverse environmental impacts will come largely during construction from dust and noise, surface run-off, erosion, traffic and utility disruptions, potential occupational and community health and safety risks, and disposal of excavated materials.|
|Involuntary Resettlement||About 1,500 households will be affected. Of these, an estimated 76 households will be required to relocate while 105 households may lose a significant amount of paddy land due to the proposed flyover in Ha Trung District and proposed realignment in the town of Cam Thuy and Ba Thuoc districts.|
|Indigenous Peoples||The ethnic groups found in the three districts are Kinh, Thai, Muong, Mong, and Dao. Ethnic groups have lived along the project road for many years, allowing them to be assimilated into the general population. Therefore, the adverse impacts and benefits the ethnic groups may experience will not be different from the Kinh people or other vulnerable households. It is unlikely that they will be disadvantaged or vulnerable because of their social or cultural identity.|
|Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation|
|During Project Design||Several consultations have been carried out in communes and villages that are located along the project road sections during the project preparation by the consultants and at loan fact finding mission in March 2015.|
|During Project Implementation||Further consultations will be carried out as reflected in the Stakeholders Communication Strategy Matrix|
|Consulting Services||All consulting services contracts were awarded and signed.|
|Procurement||All civil works contracts and removal of public utility works were awarded and signed.|
|Responsible ADB Officer||Khoa Dinh Nguyen|
|Responsible ADB Department||Southeast Asia Department|
|Responsible ADB Division||Viet Nam Resident Mission|
Ministry of Transport
80 Tran Hung Dao
Hanoi, Viet Nam
|Fact Finding||09 Mar 2015 to 20 Mar 2015|
|MRM||22 Jun 2015|
|Approval||16 Nov 2015|
|Last Review Mission||-|
|Last PDS Update||19 Sep 2018|
|Approval||Signing Date||Effectivity Date||Closing|
|16 Nov 2015||19 Feb 2016||10 May 2016||30 Jun 2019||30 Jun 2020||-|
|Financing Plan||Loan Utilization|
|Total (Amount in US$ million)||Date||ADB||Others||Net Percentage|
|Project Cost||77.85||Cumulative Contract Awards|
|ADB||71.13||16 Nov 2015||31.18||0.00||45%|
|Cofinancing||0.00||16 Nov 2015||24.31||0.00||35%|
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|Tender Title||Type||Status||Posting Date||Deadline|
|L3317-VIE (SF): The Second Northern GMS Transport Network Improvement Project - Additional Financing [UW-BT1]||Invitation for Bids||Closed||23 Feb 2018||30 Mar 2018|
|External Auditor||Firm - Consulting||Closed||01 Jan 2018||30 Jan 2018|
|Second Northern Greater Mekong Sub-region Transport Network Improvement Project||Advance Notice||Archived||11 Sep 2015|
|Contract Title||Approval Number||Contract Date||Contractor||Contractor Address||Executing Agency||Contract Description||Total Contract Amount (US$)||Contract Amount Financed by ADB (US$)|
|LAR AND RESETTLEMENT IN CAM THUY DIST. (1ST BATCH)||Loan 3317||28 May 2018||VARIOUS||VARIOUS VIET NAM,SOC REP OF||Ministry of Transport||OTHERS||3,162,186.00||3,156,639.00|
|LAR AND RESETTLEMENT IN HA TRUNG DIST. (1ST BATCH)||Loan 3317||28 May 2018||VARIOUS||VARIOUS VIET NAM,SOC REP OF||Ministry of Transport||OTHERS||1,408,136.00||1,405,666.00|
|LAR AND RESETTLEMENT IN BA THUOC DIST., 1ST BATCH||Loan 3317||28 May 2018||VARIOUS||VARIOUS VIET NAM,SOC REP OF||Ministry of Transport||OTHERS||1,146,338.00||1,144,327.00|
|CONSTRUCTION OF RAILWAY FLYOVER||Loan 3317||26 Dec 2017||JV THANG LONG - PETRO||HA NOI VIET NAM,SOC REP OF||Ministry of Transport||CONSTRUCTION||4,857,170.00||4,416,139.00|
|IMPROVEMENT OF ROAD AND BRIDGES (LOT 1: HW217-P2-1 )||Loan 3317||26 Dec 2017||JV: TAN THANH - THONG NHAT||THANH HOA - NINH BINH PROVINCE VIET NAM,SOC REP OF||Ministry of Transport||CONSTRUCTION||8,100,759.00||7,365,211.00|
|IMPROVEMENT OF ROAD AND BRIDGES (LOT 2:HW217-P2-2)||Loan 3317||26 Dec 2017||JV HOANG LONG - XD CONG TRINH GIAO THONG 1||THANH HOA - HA NOI VIET NAM,SOC REP OF||Ministry of Transport||CONSTRUCTION||8,101,184.00||7,365,597.00|
|CONSTRUCTION SUPERVISION||Loan 3317||14 Nov 2017||JV BETWEEN KUNHWA ENGINEERING & CONSULTING CO||321 TEHERAN-RO, GANGNAM-GU, SEOUL, KOREA KOREA, REPUBLIC OF||Ministry of Transport||2,216,796.00||2,015,577.00|
|Title||Document Type||Document Date|
|Second Northern Greater Mekong Subregion Transport Network Improvement Project - Additional Financing: Procurement Plan||Procurement Plans||May 2018|