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Vietnam - Second Highway Rehabilitation Project (Inglês)

The broader developmental goal of the Second Highway Rehabilitation Project is to raise overall economic efficiency and support the country's economic and social development through an improved transport infrastructure. The specific project objectives are: to reduce transport costs through improved national road infrastructure, particularly, Highway No. 1; to enhance the efficiency by road sector institutions in periodic maintenance of the national road network; to reduce vehicle overloading and improve traffic safety; and to enhance the Ministry of Transport and Communications' institutional capacity in environmental impact assessment and monitoring. The project will comprise the following components: (1) Road maintenance and rehabilitation -this includes reconstructing the Vinh-Dong Ha section of National Highway No. 1, reconstructing two major bridges at Chanh Hoa and Quan Hau; acquiring land, resettling and rehabilitating project-affected people, and providing supervision consultant services; (2) Periodic maintenance of selected priority national roads -this aims at systematic, periodic maintenance of national highways by contract, and implementation of the new road maintenance management system being developed under the on-going first highway rehabilitation project; (3) Improvement of hazardous road sections -selected critical sections of national highways will be improved based on the Vietnam Road Safety Improvement Study made under the first highway rehabilitation project, and will include measures to improve traffic safety like providing adequate road furniture, signs, and traffic management facilities; (4) Support to the Project Management Unit for Highway No. 1 (PMU1) -this will further enhance the efficiency and effectiveness of PMU1 to manage highway projects by purchasing vehicles and office equipment, construct an operating center, and give technical support for project implementation, monitoring and evaluation functions, operation cost, staff training, and support for environmental impact assessment; (5) Support to the Vietnam Road Administration (VRA) and the Regional Road Management Unions (RRMU) -this will enhance institutional capacity by providing additional maintenance equipment for RRMUs and axle load weighing stations and equipment for VRA; (6) Training -this will train the trainers for the transport sector training system, strengthen local institutions, and enhance the skills of highway sector manpower; (7) Detailed design and engineering studies -this includes the design and engineering study of two road sections and detailed design and preparation of bid documents for future periodic maintenance components.


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    Memorandum & Recommendation of the Managing Director

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    Leste Asiático e Pacífico,

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    Vietnam - Second Highway Rehabilitation Project

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