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Viet Nam: Greater Mekong Subregion Corridor Towns Development Project

Sovereign (Public) Project | 43319-043 Status: Active

ADB is helping Viet Nam transform three towns along cross border corridor routes in the Greater Mekong Subregion into economic hubs. The project will upgrade roads, build wastewater treatment and solid waste management facilities, and implement flood control measures in Dong Ha, Lao Bao, and Moc Bai. It will also strengthen institutional capacities of provincial and local authorities.

 
Project Name Greater Mekong Subregion Corridor Towns Development Project
Project Number 43319-043
Country Viet Nam
Project Status Active
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Grant
Loan
Source of Funding / Amount
Grant 0329-VIE: Greater Mekong Subregion Corridor Towns Development Project
Urban Environmental Infrastructure Fund under the Urban Financing Partnership Facility US$ 1.00 million
Loan 2969-VIE: Greater Mekong Subregion Corridor Town Development Project
concessional ordinary capital resources lending / Asian Development Fund US$ 130.00 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 / Urban roads and traffic management - Water transport (non-urban)

Water and other urban infrastructure and services / Urban flood protection - Urban policy, institutional and capacity development - Urban sewerage - Urban solid waste management - Urban water supply

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Effective gender mainstreaming
Description The project will enhance the competitiveness of towns along the East West Economic Corridor (EWEC) and the Southern Economic Corridor (SEC) and support the development of the GMS transport corridors into vibrant economic corridors. The project will transform the corridor towns of Dong Ha, Lao Bao, and Moc Bai into economic hubs by improving urban environmental infrastructure and strengthening institutional capacities of provincial and local authorities. Increased climate resilience through flood control measures will significantly improve the productivity of economic enterprises in these towns. Clean wastewater, solid-waste disposal, and enhanced mobility on improved urban roads will improve the environment. The project will provide environmental infrastructure, of which wastewater treatment and solid-waste management specifically will help to reduce the carbon footprint of these towns, making them cleaner, greener, and more livable. The project finances 10 subprojects in the three towns.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy

Strategic economic development. Improved transport connectivity among GMS countries has intensified urban links and established a solid foundation for more efficient movement of people, goods, and services. It has led to significantly increased trade and commerce in border districts and corridor towns. The towns and cities along the SEC and EWEC, which link Viet Nam with Cambodia and the Lao PDR, are well positioned to serve as dynamic centers of investment and economic growth. Given the tremendous economic opportunities, the corridor towns face the challenge of meeting the demands for urban infrastructure and essential support services which are a result of rapid urban population growth and urban expansion. With the proper enabling environment for strategic local economic development, provision of adequate infrastructure, and institutional capacity to manage future development, the corridor towns are expected to attract public sector investments in urban environment infrastructure and encourage private sector interest in urban economic infrastructure.

This project is phase 1 of a long-term engagement in GMS economic corridor towns, and is aligned with the strategic framework of the GMS Economic Cooperation Program, 2012 2022, approved by the Fourth GMS Summit on 19 20 December 2011. It is also in line with the Asian Development Bank (ADB) country partnership strategy, 2012 2015 for Viet Nam, and supports ADB's urban operational plan, 2012 2020 and water operational plan, 2011 2020.

Impact Dong Ha City, Lao Bao, and Moc Bai become dynamic economic growth centers in EWEC and SEC
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome Urban infrastructure and services are adequate and operate efficiently in Dong Ha City, Lao Bao, and Moc Bai
Progress Toward Outcome The project is progressing toward outcome.
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs

1. SLEDPs are adopted and implemented in Dong Ha City, Lao Bao, and Moc Bai

2. Priority urban infrastructure implemented

3. Institutional capacities strengthened

Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)

1. SLEDPs prepared in 2012 will be updated.

2. Construction are on-going. The overall progress achieved 50%.

3.1 Capacity development and training: As of June 2018, 1165 staff was provided with training, coaching on project management and implementation. financial and procurement management, and social and environment safeguards.

3.2 Dong Ha Master Plan preparation: topographical survey and socio-economic survey completed in April 2018. The 1st consultation workshop on the draft report was held in February 2018. The final workshop is planned in December 2018.

3.3 Female staff involvement in operation and management: target of 30% over achieved.

Issues: The project requires a 2 year extension to complete the on-going activities. Internal process for the extension is taking place.

Geographical Location Dong Ha, Lao Bao, Moc Bai
Safeguard Categories
Environment B
Involuntary Resettlement A
Indigenous Peoples C
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
Environmental Aspects

The environment category for the project is B, as the proposed subprojects are not expected to have irreversible adverse environmental impacts; any impacts are easily mitigated. Initial environmental examinations (IEEs) conducted for all the project cities identified potential impacts and mitigation measures to be implemented through environmental management plans (EMPs). The IEEs also included inputs from public consultations. The IEEs are in accordance with the ADB Safeguard Policy Statement (2009) and the applicable environmental regulations of the Government of Viet Nam. At the detailed design stage, when the EMPs are finalized and updated, the final receiving environments for the wastewater treatment plants and landfill will be reviewed to ensure that local groundwater and human uses of the areas are not adversely affected.

The final EMP, cleared by ADB, will form part of the contract bidding documents. Environmental considerations during design and allocation of sufficient budget for operation and maintenance (O&M) will help mitigate potential adverse impacts during operation. Effective environmental monitoring at all stages of subproject implementation will be ensured. In compliance with ADB's information disclosure and consultation requirements, the safeguard documents will be posted on ADB's website.

Involuntary Resettlement

The safeguard category for involuntary resettlement is A. Three resettlement plans have been prepared for the subprojects which will have land acquisition and resettlement impacts. Project information has been disclosed to affected people throughout project preparation and a project information booklet will be updated and distributed during detailed measurement survey.

Resettlement and environment documents have been prepared in consultation with local communities, agreeing with ADB's Safeguard Policy Statement and Government Decree No. 69, 2009 which govern resettlement and compensation.

Indigenous Peoples There are no indigenous peoples living near or close to the subproject sites in the three participating corridor towns. The small number of indigenous peoples in any of the subproject locations who are residing in remote villages will not be affected by the implementation of the subprojects. The project is assigned category C; therefore, there is no need to prepare an indigenous peoples plan.
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design
During Project Implementation
Business Opportunities
Consulting Services

The Project will provide management support and assistance to the EAs in Quang Tri Province and in Tay Ninh Province through the respective Project Management Units (PMUs). This is intended to ensure that project implementation will fully comply with the national government regulations and with ADB's policies and operational requirements in terms of financial management, fund disbursement, procurement procedures, social and environment safeguards, and operation and maintenance (O&M).

A team of international and national consultants have been engaged by the EA to provide management support and capacity development during project implementation. Recruitment of other consulting services currently ongoing.

Procurement The laws to be followed for national competitive bidding are set forth in (i) the Law on Procurement No. 61/2005/QH11 of 29 November 2005, (ii) the Construction Law no. 16/2003/QH11 of 26 November 2003, (iii) the Amendment Law No. 38/2009/QH12 of 19 June 2009 amending and supplementing key articles of the above-mentioned two laws, and (iv) the processes described in Decree No. 85/2009/ND-CP of 15 October 2009 on _Guiding Implementation of Procurement Law and Selection of Construction Contractors under the Construction Law_. Whenever any procedure in the national procurement laws is inconsistent with the ADB Procurement Guidelines (April 2010, and as amended from time to time), the ADB Guidelines shall prevail.
Responsible ADB Officer Nguyen Binh My
Responsible ADB Department Southeast Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Viet Nam Resident Mission
Executing Agencies
Provincial People's Committee of Quang Tri Province
45 Hung Vuong, Dong Ha Town, Quang Tri
Vietnam
Provincial People's Committee of Tay Ninh Province
Cach Mang Thang 8 St., Ward No. 2
Tay Ninh Town
Tay Ninh
Timetable
Concept Clearance -
Fact Finding 10 Apr 2012 to 20 Apr 2012
MRM 11 Sep 2012
Approval 12 Dec 2012
Last Review Mission -
PDS Creation Date 19 Apr 2010
Last PDS Update 20 Sep 2018

Grant 0329-VIE

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
12 Dec 2012 17 Jan 2013 07 Jun 2013 30 Jun 2019 - -
Financing Plan Grant Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 1.00 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 0.00 12 Dec 2012 0.00 0.75 75%
Counterpart 0.00 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 1.00 12 Dec 2012 0.00 0.70 70%

Loan 2969-VIE

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
12 Dec 2012 17 Jan 2013 07 Jun 2013 30 Jun 2019 30 Jun 2021 -
Financing Plan Loan Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 146.19 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 130.00 12 Dec 2012 80.61 0.00 69%
Counterpart 16.19 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 12 Dec 2012 53.04 0.00 45%

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Title Document Type Document Date
Greater Mekong Subregion Corridor Towns Development Project: Procurement Plan Procurement Plans Jun 2019
Greater Mekong Subregion - Corridor Towns Development Project: Quang Tri Province Audited Project Financial Statements (January-December 2017) Audited Project Financial Statements Jun 2018
Greater Mekong Subregion - Corridor Towns Development Project: Tay Ninh Province Audited Project Financial Statements (January-December 2017) Audited Project Financial Statements Jun 2018
Greater Mekong Subregion - Corridor Towns Development Project: Audited Project Financial Statements (January-December 2016) Audited Project Financial Statements Jun 2017
Greater Mekong Subregion - Corridor Towns Development Project: Quang Tri Province Audited Project Financial Statements (January-December 2016) Audited Project Financial Statements Jun 2017
GMS Corridor Towns Development Project - Viet Nam: Audited Project Financial Statements (1 January 2013-31 December 2015) Project/Program Administration Manual Jun 2016
Dự án Phát triển các đô thị dọc hành lang GMS : Bảng Dữ liệu Dự án Translated PDS Mar 2013
Grant Agreement (Urban Environmental Infrastructure Fund) for GMS Corridor Towns Development Project Grant Agreement Jan 2013
Project Agreement for GMS Corridor Towns Development Project Project/Program Agreements Jan 2013
Loan Agreement (Special Operations) for GMS Corridor Towns Development Project Loan Agreement (Special Operations) Jan 2013
Greater Mekong Subregion Corridor Towns Development Project Reports and Recommendations of the President Nov 2012
Greater Mekong Subregion Corridor Towns Development Project Gender Action Plans Nov 2012
Greater Mekong Subregion Corridor Towns Development Project Project/Program Administration Manual Nov 2012

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 Corridor Towns Development Project: Tay Ninh Subproject Social Monitoring Report (July-December 2018) Social Monitoring Reports Jun 2019
Greater Mekong Subregion Corridor Towns Development: Quang Tri Province Resettlement Plan Resettlement Plans May 2019
Greater Mekong Subregion Corridor Towns Development Project: Quang Tri Subproject Social Monitoring Report (July-December 2018) Social Monitoring Reports Apr 2019
Greater Mekong Subregion Corridor Towns Development Project: Tay Ninh Subproject Environmental Monitoring Report (July-December 2018) Environmental Monitoring Reports Mar 2019
Greater Mekong Subregion Corridor Towns Development: Quang Tri Province Resettlement Plan Resettlement Plans Jan 2019
Greater Mekong Subregion Corridor Towns Development Project: Quang Tri Subproject Environmental Monitoring Report (July-December 2018) Environmental Monitoring Reports Jan 2019
Greater Mekong Subregion Corridor Towns Development Project: Quang Tri Province Subproject Environmental Management Plan Environmental Management Plans Jan 2019
Greater Mekong Subregion Corridor Towns Development: Tay Ninh Province Resettlement Plan Resettlement Plans Dec 2018
Greater Mekong Sub-Region Corridor Towns Development Project: Quang Tri Subproject Safeguards Monitoring Report (January-June 2018) Social Monitoring Reports Dec 2018
Greater Mekong Subregion Corridor Towns Development: Tay Ninh Province Subproject Environmental Management Plan Environmental Management Plans Dec 2018
Greater Mekong Subregion CorridorTowns Development: Initial Environmental Examination Initial Environmental Examination Dec 2018
Greater Mekong Subregion Corridor Towns Development Project: Tay Ninh Subproject Environmental Monitoring Report (January-June 2018) Environmental Monitoring Reports Jul 2018
Greater Mekong Subregion Corridor Towns Development Project: Tay Ninh Subproject Internal Resettlement Monitoring Report (January-June 2018) Social Monitoring Reports Jul 2018
Greater Mekong Subregion Corridor Towns Development Project: Quang Tri Subproject Safeguards Monitoring Report (January-June 2018) Social Monitoring Reports Jun 2018
Greater Mekong Sub-Region Corridor Towns Development Project: Quang Tri Subproject Internal Safeguards Monitoring Report (January-June 2018) Social Monitoring Reports Jun 2018
Greater Mekong Sub-Region Corridor Towns Development Project: Quang Tri Component Safeguards Monitoring Report No. 5 (January–June 2018) Environmental Monitoring Reports Jun 2018
Greater Mekong Subregion Corridor Towns Development Project: Quang Tri Subcomponent Environmental and Social Monitoring Report (July-December 2017) Environmental and Social Monitoring Reports Feb 2018
Greater Mekong Subregion Corridor Towns Development Project: Le Thanh Tong Road, Quang Tri Resettlement Plan Resettlement Plans Feb 2018
Greater Mekong Sub-region Corridor Towns Development Project: Tay Ninh Subcomponent Safeguards Monitoring Report (July–December 2017) Environmental and Social Monitoring Reports Jan 2018
Greater Mekong Subregion Corridor Towns Development Project: Tay Ninh Subproject External Safeguards Monitoring Report Social Monitoring Reports Dec 2017
GMS Corridor Towns Development Project: Lao Bao Solid Waste Management Subproject Resettlement and Ethnic Minority Development Plan Combined Resettlement Plan and Indigenous Peoples Plans Dec 2017
GMS Corridor Towns Development Project: Quang Tri Subproject Social Monitoring Report Social Monitoring Reports Oct 2017
Greater Mekong Subregion Corridor Towns Development Project: Tay Ninh Component Environmental and Social Monitoring Report (January-June 2017) Environmental and Social Monitoring Reports Oct 2017
Greater Mekong Subregion Corridor Towns Development Project: Hieu River Embankment Resettlement Plan Resettlement Plans Oct 2017
GMS Corridor Towns Development Project: Moc Bai Town, Tay Ninh Province Urban Roads - Due Diligence Report and Corrective Action Plan Safeguards Due Diligence Reports Sep 2017
Greater Mekong Subregion Corridor Towns Development Project: Quang Tri Component Environmental and Social Monitoring Report (January-June 2017) Environmental and Social Monitoring Reports Aug 2017
Greater Mekong Subregion Corridor Towns Development Project: Moc Bai Town, Tay Ninh Province (Subproject Road 1B) - Due Diligence Report and Corrective Action Plan Safeguards Due Diligence Reports Jul 2017
GMS Corridor Towns Development Project: Moc Bai Town, Tay Ninh Province Water Supply and Waste Water Treatment Plant - Resettlement Due Diligence Report and Corrective Action Plan Safeguards Due Diligence Reports Jun 2017
GMS Corridor Towns Development Project: Truong Chinh Road, Dong Ha City, Quang Tri Province Resettlement Plan Resettlement Planning Documents May 2017
GMS Corridor Towns Development Project: Environmental and Social Monitoring Report (July-December 2016) Environmental and Social Monitoring Reports Jan 2017
Greater Mekong Subregion Corridor Towns Development Project: Hung Vuong Road and Flooding Roads (Lao Bao) Subproject Resettlement Plan Resettlement Plans Oct 2016
Greater Mekong Subregion Corridor Towns Development Project: Dong Ha City, Quang Tri Province Resettlement Plan Resettlement Plans Oct 2016
Greater Mekong Subregion Corridor Towns Development Project: Moc Bai Water Supply Improvements Environmental Management Plan Environmental Management Plans Sep 2016
Greater Mekong Subregion Corridor Towns Development Project: Moc Bai Materials Recovery Facility Environmental Management Plan Environmental Management Plans Sep 2016
Greater Mekong Subregion Corridor Towns Development Project: Thanh Nien Road, Dong Ha City, Quang Tri Province Resettlement Plan Resettlement Plans Aug 2016
GMS Corridor Towns Development Project: Thanh Nien Road and Ward 2- Dong Luong and Dong Le Wards Subprojects (Dong Ha City) Resettlement Plan Resettlement Planning Documents Aug 2016
GMS Corridor Towns Development Project: Thanh Nien Road and Road from Ward 2 to Dong Luong and Dong Le Wards, Dong Ha City, Quang Tri Province Resettlement Plan Resettlement Planning Documents Aug 2016
Greater Mekong Subregion Corridor Towns Development Project: Lao Bao Urban Road Subproject, Quang Tri Province Resettlement Plan Resettlement Plans Jul 2016
GMS Corridor Towns Development Project: Lao Bao Urban Road Subproject Resettlement Plan Resettlement Planning Documents Jun 2016
VIE: Greater Mekong Subregion Corridor Towns Development Project Initial Environmental Examination Jul 2012
Greater Mekong Subregion Corridor Towns Development Project: Environmental Management Plan for Lao Bao Subproject, Viet Nam Environmental Management Plans Jul 2012
Greater Mekong Subregion Corridor Towns Development Project: Environmental Management Plan for Moc Bai Subproject, Viet Nam Environmental Management Plans Jul 2012
Greater Mekong Subregion Corridor Towns Development Project: Environmental Management Plan for Dong Ha Subproject, Viet Nam Environmental Management Plans Jul 2012
Greater Mekong Subregion Corridor Towns Development Project - Moc Bai, Viet Nam Resettlement Plans Jun 2012
Greater Mekong Subregion Corridor Towns Development Project - Dong Ha City, Viet Nam Resettlement Plans Jun 2012
Greater Mekong Subregion Corridor Towns Development Project - Lao Bao, Viet Nam Resettlement Plans Jun 2012

Evaluation Documents See also: Independent Evaluation

None currently available.

Related Publications

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Tenders

Tender Title Type Status Posting Date Deadline
L2969-VIE: Greater Mekong Sub-region Corridor Towns Development Project [CW-11] Invitation for Bids Active 01 Jul 2019 13 Aug 2019
L2969-VIE: Greater Mekong Sub-Region Corridor Towns Development Project [Package CW-16] Invitation for Bids Closed 20 Oct 2017 20 Nov 2017
L2969-VIE: Greater Mekong Sub-region Corridor Towns Development Project Invitation for Bids Closed 08 May 2017 06 Jun 2017
L2969-VIE: Greater Mekong Sub-region Corridor Towns Development Project.[CW-8: Construction of Moc Bai Urban Roads.] Invitation for Bids Closed 12 Apr 2017 25 May 2017

Contracts Awarded

Contract Title Approval Number Contract Date Contractor Contractor Address Executing Agency Contract Description Total Contract Amount (US$) Contract Amount Financed by ADB (US$)
DONG HA LIGHTING SYSTEM Loan 2969 07 May 2018 LUNG LO CORPORATION HOANG DIEU ROAD, DONG HA CITY VIET NAM,SOC REP OF Provincial People's Committee of Quang TriProvince CONSTRUCTION 2,576,705.00 2,336,296.00
DONG HA RIVER EMBANKMENT Loan 2969 22 Sep 2017 JV OF MINH DUNG CONST. JSC & TRUONG XUAN CONS DONG HA, QUANG TRI VIET NAM,SOC REP OF Provincial People's Committee of Quang TriProvince CONSTRUCTION 4,519,280.00 4,108,798.00
Moc Bai Construction and Equipment Installation of Wastewater Treatment Plant and Pipelines Loan 2969 26 May 2017 Seen Technologies Corporation Hanoi, Viet Nam, Soc Rep of Provincial People's Committee of Quang TriProvince Construction 7,489,613.00 6,802,143.00
Dong Ha Urban Master Plan Preparation Loan 2969 28 Apr 2017 Nippon Koei International Co. Ltd. Tokyo Japan Provincial People's Committee of Quang Tri Province Consultancy 2,155,698.92
Construction of Ba Trieu, Hoang Dieu, Le Thanh Tong and Truong Chinh Roads, Dong Ha Loan 2969 28 Apr 2017 JSC Between Thanh An JSC and Huong Cuong Construction Viet Nam Viet Nam Provincial People's Committee of Quang TriProvince Construction 6,830,618.50 6,211,018.96
Moc Bai Water Supply (CW-07) Loan 2969 09 Mar 2017 Water Supply and Sewerage Construction and Investment JSC 10 Pho Quang St., Ward 2, Tan Binh Dist. Ho Chi Minh Viet Nam Provincial People's Committee of Quang TriProvince Construction 5,293,186.31 4,837,459.04