Project Data Sheet

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PDS Creation Date 07 Dec 2006
PDS Updated as of 23 May 2007

Project Name GMS: Phnom Penh-HCMC Road Improvement
Country Viet Nam
Project/Program Number 30316-013
Status Approved
Geographical Location
In preparing any country program or strategy, financing any project, or by making any designation of, or reference to, a particular territory or geographic area in this document, the Asian Development Bank does not intend to make any judgments as to the legal or other status of any territory or area.
Sector Transport and ICT
Subsector Road Transport
Strategic Agendas
Drivers of Change
Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Categories


Type/Modality of Assistance Approval Number Source of Funding Approved Amount (thousand)

Safeguard Categories

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Environment B

Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects

During the Project implementation, the construction-related impacts like dust, noise, runoff... are unavoidalbe. Land acquisition and involutary resettlement are substantial primarily social impacts; and regulating and easing the movement of people, goods, and vehicles across the Vietnam-Cambodia border are issues. The Project's potential for adversely impacting on the health of local populations is relatively limited as the component's civil works contractors are based in Ho Chi Minh City and large provincial towns, their workforces are largely local and also constitute only a very small portion of the area's population.

Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples

Stakeholder Communication, Participation and Consultation

- The Project Road follows the alignment of the existing road for most of its length, with minor realignments to improve safety and reduce social impacts. - An Inititial Environmental Examnation (IEE) was conducted as part of Project preparation. Project's civil works contracts documents include a range of environrmental impact mitigation measures implemented by the civil work contractors and monitored and enforced by the supervision consultants. -PMU-MT had a detailed measurement of survey on land acquisition and involuntary resettlement, based on the principles agreed with ADB during loan processing and subsequently approved by the Government. The compensation and resettlement to people affected by the Project Road were undertaken in accordance with Government procedures and ADB's Policy on Involutary Resettlement. -ADB places on the careful an effective implementation of the resettlement action plan. Loan Agreement contains covenants related to this issue. PMU-MT has engaged a domestic agency to monitor the implementation of the resettlement plan. ADB also monitored the resettlement process through regular review missions. -Contractors were requied to coordinate with the Government's health authorities to implement an appropriete information campain for their workforces.

During Project Design
During Project Implementation


The objective of the Project is to encourage traffic and trade flows between Cambodia and Vietnam by improving the Project Road, by improving facilities at the border crossing, and by facilitating Government efforts to reduce bureaucratic and procedural constraints to cross-border trade. The Project improves about 80 km of the Project Road to the standard required by the traffic projected to use it for domestic and international purposes over the ten-year period from 2002 to 2012. The length includes 22km of Highway 1 between Thu Duc and An Suong, which also serves as an outer ring-road to the north of Ho Chi Minh City, and 58km of Highway 22, between An Suong and the border with Cambodia at Moc Bai. Reconstruction includes the grade-separated An Suong intersection between Highways 1 and 22, a second Binh Phuoc bridge (500m long), and replacement or repair of several smaller bridges. Carriageway widths will vary from two to six lanes, and surfaced shoulders with widths of 2m to 6m will be provided for the very substantial volumes of two-wheel and nonmotirized traffic that used the road. Within the suburban area of Ho Chi Minh City, the Project Road is constructed as a divided carriageway for capacity and safety reasons. The works also includes construction of customs, immigration, and other infrastructure and buildings on the Vietnamese side of the border crossing. The Projet also includes consulting services for construction supervision, including review of contractor designs for bridges, and training of domestic Government and consultant staff. The Project

Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy

The Project, developed within the framework of the Bank's Greater Mekong Subregion initiative, will assist the Governments in responding to changed circumstances, such as economic reforms in Viet Nam taking firm hold, and the restoration of Cambodia to a relatively peaceful condition. The potential for cross-border trade is again evident.

Development Impact

Project Outcome

Description of Outcome
Progress Towards Outcome

Outputs and Implementation Progress

Description of Project Outputs
Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)
Status of Development Objectives
Status of Operation / Construction
Material Changes

Business Opportunities

Date of First Listing 2006 Dec 07
Consulting Services
Detailed design and construction supervision requiring expertise in project and contract management, materials and pavement engineering, social and environmental impact assessment, monitoring and financial accounting. About 260 person-months for international consultants and 1,040 person-months for domestic consultants will be required. Proposals received from shortlisted consultants are being evaluated.
The civil works for the Viet Nam component will be implemented through three civil works contracts, each about $30.0 million. Prequalification has been completed.
Procurement and Consulting Notices


Concept Clearance
Fact-finding 21 Apr 1997 to 09 May 1997
Management Review Meeting 14 Apr 1998
Approval 15 Dec 1998


Approval No. Approval Signing Effectivity Closing
Original Revised Actual
Loan 1660 15 Dec 1998 20 Mar 1999 09 Nov 1999 30 Jun 2003 31 Dec 2005 12 May 2006


Date Approval Number ADB (US$ thousand) Others (US$ thousand) Net Percentage
Cumulative Contract Awards
27 Sep 2016 Loan 1660 88,740 0 98.00%
Cumulative Disbursements
27 Sep 2016 Loan 1660 90,893 0 100.00%

Status of Covenants

Covenants are categorized under the following categories—audited accounts, safeguards, social, sector, financial, economic, and others. Covenant compliance is rated by category by applying the following criteria: (i) Satisfactory—all covenants in the category are being complied with, with a maximum of one exception allowed, (ii) Partly Satisfactory—a maximum of two covenants in the category are not being complied with, (iii) Unsatisfactory—three or more covenants in the category are not being complied with. As per the 2011 Public Communications Policy, covenant compliance ratings for Project Financial Statements apply only to projects whose invitation for negotiation falls after 2 April 2012.

Approval No. Category
Sector Social Financial Economic Others Safeguards Project Financial Statements
Loan 1660

Contacts and Update Details

Responsible ADB Officer Le Dinh Thang (
Responsible ADB Department Southeast Asia Department
Responsible ADB Divisions Infrastructure Division, SERD
Executing Agencies Ministry of Transport
Do Ngoc Dzung

Cuu Long CIPM


Project Website
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