The Government of Australia has provided direct assistance for the development of transport infrastructure in Vietnam since 1996. Since then, Vietnam has made considerable economic and social progress, but the Ministry of Transport (MOT) of the Government of Vietnam still faces a number of constraints in developing transport projects for implementation. The MOT must conduct project preparatory studies to meet the vast and often differing standards required by domestic and external financier needs. It is also hampered by an inflexible project development process and requirements, and funding limitations that prevent more comprehensive consideration of issues and development of better projects. In the case of projects financed by multilateral development banks, the process of securing approvals and loans too often delays project implementation.
The Aus4Transport Program is implementing practical means to address each of these issues, with key elements including the following.
The Aus4Transport Program seeks to increase investment in Vietnam’s transport infrastructure, leading to an enhanced transport network that supports economic growth and poverty reduction.
Expected outcomes from this activity include:
The ultimate aim of this program is to achieve faster project development and improved quality of transport infrastructure, making use of funding from all financial sources.