Project Data Sheet

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PDS Creation Date
PDS Updated as of 13 Jan 2015

Project Name Sustainable Urban Transport for Ho Chi Minh Mass Rapid Transit Line 2
Country Viet Nam
Project/Program Number 45200-002
Status Approved
Geographical Location
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Sector Transport
Subsector Urban public transport
Strategic Agendas Environmentally sustainable growth (ESG)
Inclusive economic growth (IEG)
Drivers of Change Gender equity and mainstreaming (GEM)
Governance and capacity development (GCD)
Knowledge solutions (KNS)
Partnerships (PAR)
Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Categories Category 2: Effective gender mainstreaming (EGM)


Type/Modality of Assistance Approval Number Source of Funding Approved Amount (thousand)
Loan3113Asian Development Fund10,000
Counterpart 6,050
TOTAL US$ 16,050

Summary of Environmental and Social Issues

Environmental Aspects
The project is assessed as category B for environment. The draft initial environmental examination, which has been prepared based on ADB s Safeguard Policy Statement, has been reviewed by ADB and is being revised. The approved initial environmental examination will be disclosed on the ADB website upon receipt from the HCMC People's Committee. No natural ecosystems exist in the project area, which is heavily populated. Land use is predominantly commercial or residential. The project will not involve major civil works and is not likely to result to significant adverse environmental impacts during construction and operation. Public consultations with affected people were conducted during preparation of the initial environmental examination, in compliance with ADB s information disclosure and consultation requirements. The implementing agency will ensure that the environmental management plan is included in all bid documents. A grievance redress mechanism will be established prior to commencement of site works. The construction supervision consultant will conduct environmental management training for implementing agency in monitoring and reporting and help monitor the environmental performance of contractors.
Involuntary Resettlement
The project is assessed as category B for involuntary resettlement. The 1.6 hectares of land acquisition required will affect only government-owned land. An estimated 63 roadside stalls and small shops with 77 employees near three MRT Line 2 stations will be affected, as well as two gas stations owned by the government and employing 23 people. A resettlement plan has been prepared that is consistent with ADB s Safeguard Policy Statement and relevant legislation and policies in Viet Nam. The draft resettlement plan was posted on the ADB website on 1 August 2013 and will be updated following detailed design. Affected businesses will be provided with compensation at replacement cost and transitional and relocation assistance. One workshop and nine consultation meetings in which 283 affected business owners and employees participated were conducted in December 2012, January 2013, March 2013 and July 2013. The meetings provided an overview of the project and outlined key elements of the resettlement plan, such as anticipated impacts, mitigation measures, entitlements, consultation, and the grievance redress mechanism. In July 2013, key information from the draft resettlement plan was disclosed to all 65 affected business establishments. The agreed resettlement plan will be made available in the district offices and on ADB s website. All social monitoring reports will be disclosed.
Indigenous Peoples
The project is assessed as category C for indigenous peoples safeguards. Due diligence has confirmed that there are no ethnic minority communities in the project area

Stakeholder Communication, Participation and Consultation

During Project Design
Women, students, children, and older people are more inclined to use public transport than other social groups and are expected to benefit the most from the improved transportation services and lower costs. The Women s Union has been identified as the focal point to guide the development of gender-sensitive measures. Through government community awareness program under the MRT Line 2 project, extensive public communications about this project will be made available in a timely manner to ensure that all stakeholders and interested civil society organizations can effectively participate in the consultations and meetings to be conducted.
During Project Implementation


Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy

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 2013 Apr 09
Consulting Services
Four consulting service packages; CS01: Design and supervision CS02: Multi-modal demand and traffic platform CS03: Bus information sysytem and street management CS04: Urban transport sector development
Five civil works and two equipment packages: CP01: Infrastructure and Parking 1 CP02: Infrastructure and Parking 2 CP03: Bus infrastructure, entrance and landscaping CP04: Traffic management CP05: Subway and footbridge EQ01: Accessibility improvement EQ02: Public transport measures
Procurement and Consulting Notices


Concept Clearance
Fact-finding 01 Jan 1970
Management Review Meeting


Approval No. Approval Signing Effectivity Closing
Original Revised Actual
Loan 3113 20 Feb 2014 18 Jul 2014 30 Jun 2020


Date Approval Number ADB (US$ thousand) Others (US$ thousand) Net Percentage
Cumulative Contract Awards
30 Jan 2015 Loan 3113 0 0 0.00%
Cumulative Disbursements
30 Jan 2015 Loan 3113 0 0 0.00%

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 3113

Contacts and Update Details

Responsible ADB Officer Yasushi Tanaka (
Responsible ADB Department Southeast Asia Department
Responsible ADB Divisions Transport and Communications Division, SERD
Executing Agencies


Project Website
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