The Project will develop an integrated public transport system in six districts of Ho Chi Minh City (HCMC) that will support effective utilization of HCMC Urban Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) Line 2 . Improved public transport will facilitate connectivity and greatly enhance access to transport services in five districts of HCMC, as well as support the HCMC Urban Transport Master Plan (HUTMP) objective of increasing public transport usage to over 40% of demand and reducing dependency on private vehicles. The Project will support HCMC's climate change mitigation efforts in adopting a low carbon transport growth path, which is more energy efficient and lowers GHG emissions.
|Project Name||Sustainable Urban Transport for Ho Chi Minh City MRT Line 2 Project|
|Project Type / Modality of Assistance||Technical Assistance
|Source of Funding / Amount||
|Strategic Agendas||Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
|Drivers of Change|
|Sector / Subsector||
Transport - Urban public transport
|Gender Equity and Mainstreaming||Effective gender mainstreaming|
|Description||The Project will develop an integrated public transport system in six districts of Ho Chi Minh City (HCMC) that will support effective utilization of HCMC Urban Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) Line 2 . Improved public transport will facilitate connectivity and greatly enhance access to transport services in five districts of HCMC, as well as support the HCMC Urban Transport Master Plan (HUTMP) objective of increasing public transport usage to over 40% of demand and reducing dependency on private vehicles. The Project will support HCMC's climate change mitigation efforts in adopting a low carbon transport growth path, which is more energy efficient and lowers GHG emissions.|
|Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy||
The Government of Viet Nam is planning major public transport infrastructure investments intended to induce a substantive modal shift from private transport to public transport modes. Currently three MRT lines are being prepared in HCMC and four lines are being prepared in Ha Noi, with all expecting to be operating by 2020.
HCMC is moving into the higher growth period of transport urbanization, shifting increasingly from heavy usage of motorcycles to cars. Private vehicles dominate urban transportation, with motorcycles being the most prevalent means at about 85% share. High private vehicle usage has resulted in severe congestion; with many major routes have travel speeds below 10 kilometers per hour and poor road safety. The situation is worsening, with transport growth around 10% and more motorbike owners convert to cars. The existing public transport system consists of a badly integrated bus network that cannot compete with private transport modes, which is expected to be improved to some extent by 2017 under a proposed World Bank loan. Traffic planning and management is weak and inadequate to effectively control traffic and discourages public transport. Importantly, there are no policy and regulatory measures to reduce private transport modes nor is there an attractive public transport system that can attract people using private vehicles.
The Project will provide infrastructure for improving accessibility to MRT2 stations, implement feeder bus links, integrated multi-modal stations with "park and ride" facilities where appropriate, infrastructure for improving accessibility to MRT2 stations as well as a parking plan for the city. Project management and institutional capacity building measures, together with expected policy and regulatory reforms, will also help achieve an improved public transport system and reduce GHG emissions. The project components, public transport services and other facilities will be designed to incorporate gender sensitive features that will compliment similar measures under the MRT2 project. In addition, any policy and regulatory measures developed will be fully inclusive.
|Description of Outcome|
|Progress Toward Outcome|
|Description of Project Outputs|
|Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)|
|Geographical Location||Ho Chi Minh City|
|Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects|
|Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation|
|During Project Design||City Authorities and the MRT implementation authority were closely involved in the project design preparation.|
|During Project Implementation||During implementation of the resettlement plan, individual and group consultations will be undertaken with affected people across a range of sites in urban areas. A participatory approach will be used to determine the location and design of some project features, such as station entrance location, underpasses and footbridges for local communities.|
|Consulting Services||23 person months of international and 61 person months of domestic consultants will be engaged|
|Responsible ADB Officer||Valkovic, Robert|
|Responsible ADB Department||Southeast Asia Department|
|Responsible ADB Division||Transport and Communications Division, SERD|
Ho Chi Minh City People's Committee
86 Le Thanh Ton Street, Ben Nghe Ward,
District 1, Ho Chi Minh City
|Approval||18 Oct 2011|
|Last Review Mission||-|
|Last PDS Update||30 Sep 2013|
|Approval||Signing Date||Effectivity Date||Closing|
|18 Oct 2011||28 Jun 2012||28 Jun 2012||30 Nov 2012||31 Oct 2014||-|
|Financing Plan/TA Utilization||Cumulative Disbursements|
|0.00||1,000,000.00||100,000.00||0.00||0.00||0.00||1,100,000.00||18 Oct 2011||974,183.92|
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|Title||Document Type||Document Date|
|Sustainable Urban Transport for Ho Chi Minh City MRT Line 2 Project||Technical Assistance Reports||Oct 2011|
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|Title||Document Type||Document Date|
|Sustainable Urban Transport for Ho Chi Minh City Metro Line 2 Project: Initial Environmental Examination||Initial Environmental Examination||Jun 2014|
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