Central Mekong Delta Region Connectivity Project (Grant)


Project 40255-033
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Type Grant
Sector Transport
Country Viet Nam
Start 2013
End 2020
Status Ongoing
Last Edited 05 Jul 2021


US$('000) 506,000
Confinancing Source: Australian Government ($134,000,000) and Export-Import Bank of Korea ($260,000,000)

Project Description

The project will improve connectivity in the Mekong Delta Region and provide efficient access from Ho Chi Minh City to the Southern Coastal Region through construction of a section of the Second Southern Highway (SSH) comprising two cable-stayed bridges across the Mekong River, one at Cao Lanh and the other at Vam Cong, and associated roads. The project is located on the boundaries of An Giang, Can Tho, and Dong Thap provinces to the west of the Mekong Delta Region. The bridges will be constructed to six-lane carriageway standard, with two lanes initially reserved for motorcycle traffic. The interconnecting road will be constructed to four-lane standard, to be widened to six-lane standard in the future. The Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the Government of Australia are proposed to finance the Cao Lanh bridge and the interconnecting road, and the Government of Korea to provide parallel financing for the Vam Cong bridge and its associated road works.

Progress (as of March 2021)

Ongoing. Component 1&2,3 (Cao Lanh Bridge and the connecting route Cao Lanh - Vam Cong, Vam Cong bridge): already completed. For addition component (Connecting route NH91 and Long Xuyen bypass): Approved Land acquisition policy, Local authority are implementing payment. Technical Design: Choosing consultant according to ADB regulations.


Contact 1
Contact Name Nguyen, Cuong Dinh
Organization Asian Development Bank
Email cnguyen@adb.org
Contact 2
Contact Name -
Organization -
Email -

News and Multimedia

  • Share of secondary sector employment in Dong Thap, Can Tho, and An Giang provinces increased from an average of 12% in 2013 to an average of 25% in 2025.
  • 170,000 road users benefit daily from the project by 2020 and increases by 5.8% per annum thereafter.
  • 5 million residents of An Giang, Can Tho, and Dong Thap provinces benefit from improved living standards by 2020 and onwards.
  • Reduce travel times and distance from Ho Chi Minh City to Long Xuyen from 3-3.5 hours to 2.5 hours; from Cao Lanh ferry to Vam Cong ferry from 1-1.5 hours to 30 minutes; and from Cao Lanh to Long Xuyen from 35.4 km to 29 km by the end of 2017.