Greater Mekong Subregion Southern Coastal Corridor Project (Additional Financing - Grant 0337)


Project 41496-014
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Type Grant
Sector Transport
Country Viet Nam
Start 2013
End 2019
Status Ongoing
Last Edited 05 Jul 2021


US$('000) 12,432
Confinancing Source: AusAID

Project Description

The Greater Mekong Subregion Southern Coastal Corridor (GMS-SCC) Project is part of the Southern Economic Corridor involving Thailand, Cambodia, and Viet Nam. In Viet Nam, the GMS-SCC runs from the Cambodia border south through Kien Giang and Ca Mau provinces to Ca Mau city on sections of national highway (QL) 80, QL61, and QL63. The project area in Vietnam includes the provinces Kien Giang (population 1.63 million) and Ca Mau (population 1.20 million). Implementation of the Viet Nam component will be undertaken under two or more stages because of funding constraints. Funding is currently available for stage 1 of the GMS-SCC Project, which includes improvement of a short section of QL80 between the border at Xa Xia and Ha Tien, and completion of the transport corridor to Ca Mau on the Minh Luong Ca Mau city section. Improvements to be funded under future stages will include improvements to the Ha Tien Rach Gia section of QL80 and a bypass to Rach Gia.

Progress (as of March 2021)


Contact 1
Contact Name Chaorin Shim
Organization Asian Development Bank
Contact 2
Contact Name -
Organization -
Email -

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  • Average per capita income in project-affected provinces will reach the national average within 5 years of project completion.
  • Total trading volume between Cambodia and Viet Nam will double in 5 years after project completion.
  • Reduction in passenger and freight vehicle operating costs by an average of 30%, in real terms, within 5 years of project completion.
  • Traffic on improved roads increases by 40% from 2008 baseline within 2 years of project completion.
  • Cross-border processing times of under 0.5 hours for passengers and under 2.0 hours for freight by project completion