The ensuing loan will finance improvement of international and national transport connectivity of underdeveloped provinces of Vietnam by improving accessibility to GMS corridors. The project aims to expand the benefits of the GMS corridors to the northwestern provinces, where high poverty incidence is reported, by enhancing the road connectivity between the Noi Bai-Lao Cai Expressway and the provinces of Lao Cai, Lai Chau and Yen Bai through rehabilitation of National Highway (NH) 279 and NH32 and upgrading of Provincial Road (PR)175 to an NH.
|Project Name||Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS) Corridor Connectivity Enhancement Project|
|Project Type / Modality of Assistance||Technical Assistance
|Source of Funding / Amount||
|Strategic Agendas||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||Some gender elements|
|Description||The ensuing loan will finance improvement of international and national transport connectivity of underdeveloped provinces of Vietnam by improving accessibility to GMS corridors. The project aims to expand the benefits of the GMS corridors to the northwestern provinces, where high poverty incidence is reported, by enhancing the road connectivity between the Noi Bai-Lao Cai Expressway and the provinces of Lao Cai, Lai Chau and Yen Bai through rehabilitation of National Highway (NH) 279 and NH32 and upgrading of Provincial Road (PR)175 to an NH.|
|Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy||Vietnam's Northwestern Region, a high mountainous region comprising the provinces of Dien Bien, Hoa Binh, Lai Chau, Son La, Lao Cai and Yen Bai, is still lagging far behind the rest of the country, with the highest poverty rate (12-50%) in 2016. Over 50% of the region's population is ethnic minority groups such as Kinh, Tay, H'Mong, Thai, etc. The ethnic minority people live with nomadic habits, self-production and consumption. Industrial production of the Northwestern Region is less developed than other regions, with many industrial companies of small scale. The major industries include stone, metal ore exploitation and processing, lime brick and beer production, etc. There are no large processing manufacturing enterprises. With a relatively large area of land and fertile soil, the Northwestern region has great potential for development of agriculture, forestry, hydropower, mining, tourism and border trade. However, the underdeveloped transport infrastructure has been a major hindrance to the region's economic development. Due to its mountainous terrain, road transport is the primary mode of transport for the Northwestern Region. Currently, the region's overall road density is 0.71 km/km2, 13% less than the country's average, while the density of NH is 0.051 km/km2, 20% less than country's average of 0.064 km/km2. Therefore, the need for continuous expansion of the road network in Northwestern Vietnam, especially the NH network, is critical.|
|Description of Outcome|
|Progress Toward Outcome|
|Description of Project Outputs|
|Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)|
|Geographical Location||Lai Chau, Lao Cai, Quang Nam, Yen Bai|
|Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects|
|Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation|
|During Project Design||A team of social development and safeguards will carry out consultations and encourage participation as part of project preparation.|
|During Project Implementation||The stakeholders and main beneficiaries are the communities in Quang Nam, Lao Cai, Yen Bai and Lai Chau provinces. Meaningful consultations will be carried out to determine how community benefits could be maximized and how impacts will be properly mitigated.|
|Consulting Services||An international consulting firm was be engaged to implement the TA. Consultant inputs are 39 person-months of international and 69 person-months of national specialists. ADB selected and engaged the consulting firm in accordance with Guidelines on the Use of Consultants (2013, as amended from time to time) and other arrangements satisfactory to ADB. The quality and cost-based selection (90:10) with full technical proposal was used in the selection.|
|Responsible ADB Officer||Tawisook, Witoon|
|Responsible ADB Department||Southeast Asia Department|
|Responsible ADB Division||Transport and Communications Division, SERD|
Ministry of Transport
80 Tran Hung Dao
Hanoi, Viet Nam
|Concept Clearance||31 Oct 2016|
|Approval||29 Nov 2016|
|Last Review Mission||-|
|Last PDS Update||26 Sep 2018|
|Approval||Signing Date||Effectivity Date||Closing|
|29 Nov 2016||17 Feb 2017||17 Feb 2017||30 Sep 2018||31 Dec 2018||-|
|Financing Plan/TA Utilization||Cumulative Disbursements|
|1,800,000.00||0.00||0.00||0.00||0.00||0.00||1,800,000.00||29 Nov 2016||1,716,957.89|
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|Title||Document Type||Document Date|
|Dự án Tăng cường Kết nối Hành lang Tiểu vùng Mêkông mở rộng (GMS): Bảng Dữ liệu Dự án||Translated PDS||Dec 2016|
|Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS) Corridor Connectivity Enhancement Project: Initial Poverty and Social Analysis||Initial Poverty and Social Analysis||Nov 2016|
|Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS) Corridor Connectivity Enhancement Project: Project Preparatory Technical Assistance Report||Project Preparatory Technical Assistance Reports||Nov 2016|
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|Contract Title||Approval Number||Contract Date||Contractor||Contractor Address||Executing Agency||Contract Description||Total Contract Amount (US$)||Contract Amount Financed by ADB (US$)|
|Project Preparatory||Technical Assistance 9252||08 Aug 2017||EGIS INTERNATIONAL(FRANCE)||78 ALEE JOHN NAPIER, 34965 MONTPELLIER C 15,avenue du Cent re Saint-Quentin-en-Yv Cedex, France 78286||Ministry of Transport||1,767,000.00||—|
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