Greater Mekong Subregion Ben Luc-Long Thanh Expressway Project - Tranche 1 (Loan - Cofinancing)


Project 41414-043
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Type Loan
Sector Transport
Country Viet Nam
Start 2013
End 2019
Status Closed
Last Edited 05 Jul 2021


US$('000) 181,450
Confinancing Source: Japan International Cooperation Agency

Project Description

The Project will construct a 57.1 kilometer (km) expressway between Ben Luc and Long Thah in the south of Ho Chi Minh City (HCMC), which is a short link of the GMS Southern Economic Corridor (SEC). The Project Expressway is divided into a western section (0.6 km-20.4 km), a middle section (20.4 km-31.4 km), and an eastern section (31.4 km-57.7 km). Scope for this first tranche includes (i) land acquisition and resettlement for the entire Expressway, (ii) unexploded ordnance clearance works for the entire Expressway, (iii) civil works for the western section of the Expressway, (iv) VEC's laboratory (building and equipment), (v) project supervision consulting services for the expressway sections to be financed by ADB, external environmental monitoring, external resettlement monitoring, and external auditing consulting services for the Project, and (vi) VEC's incremental administration cost.

Progress (as of March 2021)

Project closed


Contact 1
Contact Name Mohammad Nazrul Islam
Organization Asian Development Bank
Contact 2
Contact Name -
Organization -
Email -

News and Multimedia

  • GDP increased by 30% in HCMC and provinces in which the project expressway is constructed
  • Value of Cross-border trade between Viet Nam and Cambodia increased by at least 50%