Second Road Improvement


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Type Loan
Sector Transport
Country Viet Nam
Start 1996
End 2003
Status Closed
Last Edited 05 Jul 2021


US$('000) 213,400
Confinancing Source: Japan Bank for International Cooperation (JBIC)

Project Description

The Project will assist the Governmnt with improving about 161 km of National Highway 1 from the border with the People's Republic of China (PRC) south to Hanoi, help improve about 600 km of rural roads in three provinces served by the Project road, and continue the Bank's assistance to the Ministry of Transport (MOT) to strengthen the institutions charged with managing Viet Nam's road sector.

Progress (as of March 2021)

Project closed


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  • Travel time has been reduced from 5.5 to 2.5 hours, resulting in cheaper, more efficient transport. Better horizontal and vertical alignments and paved shoulders for slow-moving traffic have improved road safety.
  • The smooth surface of the rehabilitated roads requires vehicles to use less traction power and fuel, and result in less air pollution and noise. The travel time from the PRC border to Hanoi has dropped by 3 hours.