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|PDS Creation Date||12 Dec 2006|
|PDS Updated as of||15 Aug 2008|
|Project Name||Tea and Fruit Development Project|
|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|
|In preparing any country program or strategy, financing any project, or by making any designation of, or reference to, a particular territory or geographic area in this document, the Asian Development Bank does not intend to make any judgments as to the legal or other status of any territory or area.|
|Sector||Agriculture, natural resources and rural development
|Subsector||Agricultural Production and Markets|
|Drivers of Change||–|
|Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Categories||–|
|Type/Modality of Assistance||Approval Number||Source of Funding||Approved Amount (thousand)|
|Loan||1781||Asian Development Fund||40,200|
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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.
Regular stakeholders consultations were carried out by ADB review missions and by project consultants.
|During Project Design
|During Project Implementation
|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.|
|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.|
|Description of Outcome
|Progress Towards Outcome
|Description of Project Outputs
|Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)
|Status of Development Objectives
|Date of First Listing||2006 Dec 12|
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 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
|Fact-finding||05 Apr 1999 to 23 Apr 1999|
|Management Review Meeting||04 Jun 1999|
|Approval||14 Nov 2000|
|Last Review Mission||–|
|Loan 1781||14 Nov 2000||01 Oct 2001||14 Nov 2001||30 Jun 2007||31 Dec 2007||04 Sep 2008|
|Date||Approval Number||ADB (US$ thousand)||Others (US$ thousand)||Net Percentage|
|Cumulative Contract Awards|
|30 Aug 2014||Loan 1781||0||0||0.00%|
|30 Aug 2014||Loan 1781||34,974||0||100.00%|
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.
|Sector||Social||Financial||Economic||Others||Safeguards||Project Financial Statements|
|Responsible ADB Officer||Loh Ai Tee ( @adb.org)|
|Responsible ADB Department||Southeast Asia Department|
|Responsible ADB Divisions||Environment, Natural Resources & Agriculture Division, SERD|
Ministry of Agriculture & Rural Development (MARD)
Mr. Nguyen The Hinh
Ministry of Finance
Mr. Phung Khac Ke
|List of Project Documents||http://www.adb.org/projects/30317-013/documents|