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Viet Nam: Second Northern Greater Mekong Subregion Transport Network Improvement Project - Additional Financing

Sovereign (Public) Project | 41444-024 Status: Active

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 Number 41444-024
Country Viet Nam
Project Status Active
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Loan
Source of Funding / Amount
Loan 3317-VIE: Second Northern Greater Mekong Subregion Transport Network Improvement Project - Additional Financing
concessional ordinary capital resources lending / Asian Development Fund US$ 71.13 million
Strategic Agendas Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
Regional integration
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
Project Outcome
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.
Implementation Progress
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
Safeguard Categories
Environment B
Involuntary Resettlement A
Indigenous Peoples B
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
Business Opportunities
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
Executing Agencies
Ministry of Transport
[email protected]
80 Tran Hung Dao
Hanoi, Viet Nam
Timetable
Concept Clearance -
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

Loan 3317-VIE

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
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 31.17 0.00 45%
Counterpart 6.72 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 16 Nov 2015 20.75 0.00 30%

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Title Document Type Document Date
Second Northern Greater Mekong Subregion Transport Network Improvement Project - Additional Financing: Environmental Monitoring Report (July-December 2018) Environmental Monitoring Reports May 2019
Second Northern Greater Mekong Subregion Transport Network Improvement Project - Additional Financing: Social Monitoring Report (January-June 2018) Social Monitoring Reports May 2019
Second Northern Greater Mekong Subregion Transport Network Improvement Project - Additional Financing: Environmental Monitoring Report (January-June 2018) Environmental Monitoring Reports Apr 2019
Second Northern Greater Mekong Subregion Transport Network Improvement Project - Additional Financing: Social Monitoring Report Social Monitoring Reports Oct 2018
Second Northern GMS Transport Network Improvement Project - Additional Financing: Highway No. 217 Improvement, Phase 2 - Cam Thuy District Resettlement and Ethnic Minority Development Plan Combined Resettlement Plan and Indigenous Peoples Plans Mar 2018
Second Northern GMS Transport Network Improvement Project - Additional Financing: Highway No. 217 Improvement, Phase 2 - Ba Thuoc District Resettlement and Ethnic Minority Development Plan Combined Resettlement Plan and Indigenous Peoples Plans Jan 2018
Second Northern GMS Transport Network Improvement Project - Additional Financing: Highway No. 217 Improvement, Phase 2 - Ha Trung District Resettlement and Ethnic Minority Development Plan Combined Resettlement Plan and Indigenous Peoples Plans Jan 2018
Second Northern GMS Transport Network Improvement Project - Highway No. 217, Phase 2: Resettlement and Ethnic Minorities Development Plan Combined Resettlement Plan and Indigenous Peoples Plans Jun 2015

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Tenders

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

Contracts Awarded

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