32105-013: GMS: East-West Economic Corridor

Project Data Sheet (PDS): Details

Description

The Project is part of the larger East-West Transport Corridor Project, which includes components in Thailand, Lao PDR and Viet Nam. The objective of the larger project is to create a road transport corridor linking north-east Thailand through Lao PDR to Da Nang Port in Viet Nam. The scope of the proposed Bank-financed Project is assisting the Government with upgrading and improving Road 9 between Lao Bao at the border with Lao PDR and Dong Ha on Highway 1 (about 83km) including upgrading of the Dong Ha Bypass.

Description

The Project is part of the larger East-West Transport Corridor Project, which includes components in Thailand, Lao PDR and Viet Nam. The objective of the larger project is to create a road transport corridor linking north-east Thailand through Lao PDR to Da Nang Port in Viet Nam. The scope of the proposed Bank-financed Project is assisting the Government with upgrading and improving Road 9 between Lao Bao at the border with Lao PDR and Dong Ha on Highway 1 (about 83km) including upgrading of the Dong Ha Bypass.

Safeguard Categories

Environment: B
Involuntary Resettlement:
Indigenous Peoples:

Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects

Environmental issues: In Vietnam, there are no forest areas that are affected by the Project.
Resettlement issues: The increased road width and imposition of a minimum clearance area along Road 9 from km 67 to Km 83 and the 12 km of the Dong Ha Bypass require some land acquisition and relocation.

Social issues: Transport corridor routes can have significant impacts on the transmission of sexual transmission diases and HIV/AIDS and an increase of trafficking in women and children cross-border.

 

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