Vi Thanh – Bac Lieu Project

1. Introduction of the Project:
Investment and construction of Vi Thanh – Bac Lieu Route shall bring sepcific benefits as follows:

– Going through Hau Giang, Kien Giang by the shortest direction to go to provinces of Soc Trang, Bac Lieu and eastern coastal area.

– Establish the full worked-out horizontal axis from Xa Xia (Campuchia border) to Vi Thanh and go to straight to Bac Lieu as well as East sea. In future, according to the master plan of expressway network of South area, this is the basis of expressway Ha Tien-Rach Gia-Vi Thanh-Bac Lieu.

– It is horizontal axis connecting 5 routes to follow the direction of North-South axis, including: A route of Vi Thanh-Can Tho, a route of national highway 61 (in the west), a route of Quan Lo-Phung Hiep (in the middle), a route of national highway 1A (in the east) and a route of southern Hau river (the east sea coastal area).

– Starting point: Vi Thanh town bypass according to the master plan (crossing national highway 61B and province road 925B according to the master plan).

– Ending point: Km 2170 of National Highway 1A in Bac Lieu town.

– Total of length: About 60km.

– Cross-section: Bpavement /Bembankment = 7m/9m, pavement shall be DBST (waiting for settlement).

2. Construction location: in provinces: Hau Giang, Soc Trang and Bac Lieu.

3. Total investment cost: it is estimated about 96 million USD, in there:

– Civil works : 64 million USD

– Consultant (design + supervision) : 6 million USD

– Management & other cost : 4 million USD

– Land acquisition : 22 million USD

4. Preparation of the documents and requirements of Technical Assistance (TA):

– Preparation of the documents: It has not been carried out

– Requirements of contents of TA: New implementation.

5. Interest of sponsors to the project and form of investment:

– The project received interest of JICA.

– Form of investment: ODA funds and counterpart funds from the State Budget.

6. The proposed schedule:
Preparing F/S: 2011