Viet Nam: Ho Chi Minh City Integrated Public Transport Investment Program (MFF)

Sovereign Project | 48260-002

Project Details

  • Project Officer
    Mizusawa, Daisuke
    Southeast Asia Department
    Request for information
  • Country
    Viet Nam
  • Modality
    • Loan
  • Sector
    • Agriculture, natural resources and rural development
Project Name Ho Chi Minh City Integrated Public Transport Investment Program (MFF)
Project Number 48260-002
Country Viet Nam
Project Status Dropped / Terminated
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Loan
Source of Funding / Amount
MFF Facility Concept: Ho Chi Minh City Integrated Public Transport Investment Program (MFF)
Ordinary capital resources US$ 930.00 million
Asian Development Fund US$ 40.00 million
Strategic Agendas Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
Regional integration
Drivers of Change Gender Equity and Mainstreaming
Governance and capacity development
Knowledge solutions
Sector / Subsector

Agriculture, natural resources and rural development / Agriculture research and application

Transport / Urban public transport

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Effective gender mainstreaming
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy
Impact An integrated sustainable public transport system in ten districts of HCMC.
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome Efficient expansion of public transport services that are integrated with other transport modes.
Progress Toward Outcome
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs

Integrated MRT network expansion

Public transport policy enhanced

Public transport services improvement

Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)
Geographical Location
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
Environmental Aspects Category A
Involuntary Resettlement Category A
Indigenous Peoples Category C
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design

National, city, and commune government officials, metro implementing and operation authorities, development partners, small business owners, potential affected community representatives, and relevant civil society organizations will be closely involved in the project design preparation. During preparation of the project design including a resettlement plan and Environmental Management Plan, individual and group consultations will be fielded to consult with the potential affected people across a range of sites in urban areas. A participatory approach will be used to determine the location and design of project features, such as station entrance location, underpasses and footbridges for local communities.

By December 2015, the Management Authority for Urban Railways (MAUR), Department of Transport (DOT) and ADB had agreed to the PPTA scope. Because the scope of BRT from Ben Thanh to An Suong had not been included in the Ho Chi Minh Urban Transport Master Plan, DOT decided to exclude the BRT from this investment. In addition, HCMC People's Committee (HCMC PC) decided not to implement HCMC Traffic Control Center using ADB's cofinance. Hence, only MRT Line 5 Stage 1 and MRT Line 5 Integration have been considered by ADB in the scope.

During the Country Programming Mission in early 2016, as it had become clear that the MRT Line 5 Stage 1 Project would not complete within the 10-year availability period limit of the MFF modality based on lessons learned from the ongoing HCMC MRT Line 2 Project, HCMC PC, Ministry of Planning and Investment, and ADB agreed to change the modality from MFF to stand-alone projects. The current pipeline includes the MRT Line 5 Stage 1 Project in the 2020 longlist. The Line 5 Integration Project is expected to be processed after 2020 to align with the MRT Line 5 Stage 1 Project implementation schedule.

MAUR has been recruiting consulting service for front-end engineering design preparation and implementation support (FEED) to be funded by ADB TA Project since 2015. The FEED consulting service will produce designs to be used for (i) procurement of works and equipment packages and (ii) ADB's project due diligence. It is expected that the FEED consultants will be mobilized in Q4 2018 and complete service in Q1 2020. During the service, the consultant will conduct necessary survey and consultation with stakeholders to assist MAUR in forming FEED and relevant documents, such as procurement plan, financing plan, and safeguard documents (resettlement plan and environment management plan).

During Project Implementation Not yet due
Responsible ADB Officer Mizusawa, Daisuke
Responsible ADB Department Southeast Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Transport and Communications Division, SERD
Concept Clearance 18 Dec 2014
Fact Finding 15 Feb 2017 to 03 Mar 2017
MRM 22 Aug 2017
Approval -
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 23 Sep 2018

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