Project Data Sheet

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PDS Creation Date 12 Dec 2006
PDS Updated as of 15 Aug 2008

Project Name Tea and Fruit Development Project
Country Viet Nam
Project/Program Number 30317-013
Status Closed
Geographical Location 13 Provinces (Thai Nguyen, Phu Tho, Yen Bai, Lam Dong, Tuyen Quang, Ha Giang, Bac Giang, Thanh Hoa, Hoa Binh, Binh Dinh, Khanh Hoa, Tien Giang, Ben Tre
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Sector Agriculture, natural resources and rural development
Subsector Agricultural Production and Markets
Strategic Agendas
Drivers of Change
Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Categories

Financing

Type/Modality of Assistance Approval Number Source of Funding Approved Amount (thousand)
Loan1781Asian Development Fund40,200
TOTAL US$ 40,200

Safeguard Categories

For more information about the safeguard categories, please see http://www.adb.org/site/safeguards/safeguard-categories

Environment B

Summary of Environmental and Social Issues

The environmental and social aspects of the project have been adequately addressed in implementation of the project. The farmers have been advised to avoid the use of unsuitable agrochemicals as fertilizer through extension services and provision of technical manuals. Further environmental management has been included in the business planning exercise that was conducted prior to initiating any investments. The development activities that were carried out in the project area were consistent with the findings of the socioeconomic survey done prior to any investment activities. Review missions have received positive feed backs from the villagers regarding social impacts of the project.

Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples

Stakeholder Communication, Participation and Consultation

Regular stakeholders consultations were carried out by ADB review missions and by project consultants.

During Project Design
During Project Implementation

Description

The objectives of the Project are: (i) to increase farm income and raise the value of agricultural production through development of tea and fruit; and (ii) to enhance the environment by stabilizing long-term land-use through the planting of tea and fruit on deforested land. To achieve these objectives, the Project is designed to provide a credit line for tea and fruit development in thirteen provinces. The credit line is supported by a package of technology and market information, research and training.

Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy

Agricultural development in post-war Viet Nam has focussed on rice production. This has raised the productivity of rice, enabling Viet Nam to achieve rice self-sufficiency as well as becoming the second largest rice exported in the world. While rice will continue to be an important crop, the Government recognizes a need for crop diversification for a balanced development. Tea and fruits are considered to have the same potential as cash crops such as rubber, coffee and sugarcane, which are already contributing substantially to the economy. However, constraints exist, which if not addressed, will impede the development of tea and fruits. These constraints pertain to the present low technology level in the cultivation and processing of these crops as well as scarcity of long-term credit for investment. In the case of tea, there is a need to link the improvement in field conditions to processing facilities capable of producing quality tea. The Project aims to introduce new technology to improve the productivity and quality of tea and fruit to increase farmers' income. This will have a direct and indirect impact on poverty reduction in the country. For fruits, there is a need for investments in field development for varieties acceptable to export markets and cold storage, packing and processing facilities to extend the shelf life to process the fruits during peak seasons.

Development Impact

Project Outcome

Description of Outcome
Progress Towards Outcome

Outputs and Implementation Progress

Description of Project Outputs
Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)
Status of Development Objectives
Material Changes

Business Opportunities

Date of First Listing 2006 Dec 12
Consulting Services
A total of 30 person-months of international and 38 person-months of domestic consultants will be engaged individually by PMU in accordance with the Bank's Guidelines on the Use of Consultants and other arrangements satisfactory to the Bank for engagement of domestic consultants.
Procurement
Procurement of goods and services will be in accordance with the Bank's Guidelines for Procurement. Few civil works under the proposed Project that are in small contract packages will be undertaken through local competitive bidding procedures. Supply contracts for vehicles, materials, and equipment will be done by international shopping or direct purchase procedures, depending on the size of contracts.
Procurement and Consulting Notices
http://www.adb.org/projects/30317-013/business-opportunities

Timetable

Concept Clearance
Fact-finding 05 Apr 1999 to 23 Apr 1999
Management Review Meeting 04 Jun 1999
Approval 14 Nov 2000
Last Review Mission

Milestones

Approval No. Approval Signing Effectivity Closing
Original Revised Actual
Loan 1781 14 Nov 2000 01 Oct 2001 14 Nov 2001 30 Jun 2007 31 Dec 2007 04 Sep 2008

Utilization

Date Approval Number ADB (US$ thousand) Others (US$ thousand) Net Percentage
Cumulative Contract Awards
30 Aug 2014 Loan 1781 0 0 0.00%
Cumulative Disbursements
30 Aug 2014 Loan 1781 34,974 0 100.00%

Status of Covenants

Covenants are categorized under the following categories—audited accounts, safeguards, social, sector, financial, economic, and others. Covenant compliance is rated by category by applying the following criteria: (i) Satisfactory—all covenants in the category are being complied with, with a maximum of one exception allowed, (ii) Partly Satisfactory—a maximum of two covenants in the category are not being complied with, (iii) Unsatisfactory—three or more covenants in the category are not being complied with. As per the 2011 Public Communications Policy, covenant compliance ratings for Project Financial Statements apply only to projects whose invitation for negotiation falls after 2 April 2012.

Approval No. Category
Sector Social Financial Economic Others Safeguards Project Financial Statements
Loan 1781

Contacts and Update Details

Responsible ADB Officer Loh Ai Tee ( @adb.org)
Responsible ADB Department Southeast Asia Department
Responsible ADB Divisions Environment, Natural Resources & Agriculture Division, SERD
Executing Agencies Ministry of Agriculture & Rural Development (MARD)
Mr. Nguyen The Hinh

Ministry of Finance
Mr. Phung Khac Ke

Links

Project Website http://www.adb.org/projects/30317-013/main
List of Project Documents http://www.adb.org/projects/30317-013/documents