GMS Kunming Haiphong Transport Corridor Project (GMS Hanoi-Lao Cai Railway Upgrading) (TA - Supplementary )


Project 33307-012
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Type TA
Sector Transport
Country Viet Nam
Start 2005
End 2008
Status Closed
Last Edited 05 Jul 2021


US$('000) 350

Project Description

The purpose of the TA is to assist the Government to strengthen regional infrastructure links within GMS region and prepare a project to upgrade Kunming-Haiphong Transport Corridor Project. The project will strenghten regional infrastructure network and improve domestic transportation system connecting Hanoi with the northern provinces. The TA will be implemented in two phases: the first phase will examine pre-feasibility and viability of the road investment versus improvements of railways to select the optimum transport mode for this corridor. Phase 1 was previously covered under AOTA: VIE 36626-01 Financing Options for Kunming-Haiphong Transport Corridor Project. Depending on the outcome of this phase, a detailed feasibility report will be prepared to undertake an investment decision on the project for either the road improvement or railway improvement.

Progress (as of March 2021)

Project closed


Contact 1
Contact Name Vemuri, Sasank
Organization Asian Development Bank
Contact 2
Contact Name -
Organization -
Email -

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  • The improved transport network will not only enhance access to Lao Cai Province, which is among the poorest in Viet Nam and has a number of ethnic minorities, but open up opportunities for growing trade and investment in the region.