Project Name GMS: Mekong Tourism Development Project
Project Number 35345-013
Country Viet Nam
Project Status Closed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Loan
Source of Funding / Amount
Loan 1971-VIE: GMS: Mekong Tourism Development Project
Asian Development Fund US$ 8.50 million
Strategic Agendas Environmentally sustainable growth
Regional integration
Drivers of Change Governance and capacity development
Private sector development
Sector / Subsector

Industry and trade - Trade and services

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Effective gender mainstreaming
Description
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy
Impact

Project Outcome

Description of Outcome
Progress Toward Outcome Outcome is likely to be achieved.
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs
Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues) The project is physically completed. The Original project outputs have been or will be achieved.
Geographical Location Provinces of An Giang and Tien Giang

Safeguard Categories

Environment B
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples

Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects

Environmental Aspects The Project is classified as environment category B. Several of the proposed infrastructure subprojects (i.e., waste treatment, boat jetty, and road rehabilitation) may have some negative environmental impacts arising from construction and operation. However, the potential negative impacts can be mitigated to acceptable levels through appropriate design and implementation of mitigation measures included in the subprojects in line with ADB's environmental requirements and those applicable at the national and provincial levels in each GMSPCs.
Involuntary Resettlement A social impact assessment identified subprojects that would involve land acquisition and resettlement.
Indigenous Peoples
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design Participatory community consultations and consultations with NGOs, civil society, private sector operators, government tourism agencies, and regional tourism agencies have been held. The community-based participatory consultations have helped to identify the social and economic needs of the communities, their views, related to project interventions, expected benefits, modalites for community participation and participation of women and youth in tourism-related skills building and employment opportunities. As a result, the project design reflects the strategies for building partnerships with (i) poor rural communities (particularly ethnic minorities) NGOs, and civil society, and (ii) government agencies involved in tourism developmepnt, agriculture, and forestry.
During Project Implementation The Project will promote private sector participation in market research, planning, and tourism marketing and promotion through initial support for the establishment of tourism marketing and promotion board (TMPB). TMPB will have leadership from the private sector and will mainly be financed from contributions from the private sector. TMPB will promote dialogue between the private and public sectors, expand opportunities for coordination in the development of plans, strategies, legislation, and marketing; and increase the efficiency and international cmopetitiveness of the tourism sector in Viet Nam and in the subregion. The Project will also promote the establishment of micro and small tourist enterprises in rural areas, through the pro-poor community-based component. Capacity building for communiteis and small entrepreneurs involved in the tourism industry, will be provided under the Project.

Business Opportunities

Consulting Services To support the implementation of the Project, a total of 169 person-months of consulting services (63 person-months international and 106 person-months domestic) will be required. The Consultants will be engaged in accordance with the ADB's Guidelines on the Use of Consultants and other arrangements satisfactory to ADB on the engagement of domestic consultants. Separate consulting services packages will be rocured to provide assistance to the PCUs in the NTOs, and the PMUs in charge of infrastructure improvements. The consultants for PMUs will be firms and will focus on Part A. The consultants for the PCUs will be firms and will focus on overall project management and part C of the Project. Individual consultants will be engaged for Part B and will be recruited by PCU. Consulting firms will be selected and engaged following the quality and cost-based selection method. Consultants will provide on-the-job training to national and provincial govenrment officials involveed in implementation.
Procurement Goods and works to be financed by ADB will be procured in accordance with ADB Guidelines for Procurement. International competitive bidding (ICB) procedure will be used for major civil works contracts estimated to cost over $1.0 million and supply contracts valued over $500,000. Procurement of minor civil works will be undertaken through local competitive bidding (LCB) in accordance with procedures acceptable to the ADB. International shopping (IS) will be followed for materials and equipment packages estimated to cost more than $100,000 equivalent but less than $500,000 equivalent. Equipment items that are locally available, and cost less than $100,000 equivalent, may be procured through direct purchase in accordance with procedures satisfactory to ADB. For the pro-poor, community-based tourism component, where the proposed subprojects will be relatively small, and scattered throughout the provinces, the Project may fund NGOs to work in a collaborative and participatory manner with local communities.

Responsible Staff

Responsible ADB Officer Hoang Do
Responsible ADB Department Southeast Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Viet Nam Resident Mission
Executing Agencies
Vietnam National Adminstration of Tourism
Mr. Ngoi Van Tran
VNAT, 80 Quan Su St., Hanoi
Provincial People's Committee of An Giang
Le Minh Hung
An Giang, Viet Nam
Provincial People's Committee of Tien Giang
Le Van Huong
Tien Giang, Viet Nam

Timetable

Concept Clearance 08 Mar 2001
Fact Finding 09 Mar 2001 to 22 Mar 2001
MRM 26 Aug 2002
Approval -
Last Review Mission -
PDS Creation Date 01 Dec 2006
Last PDS Update 22 Mar 2011

LoanĀ 1971-VIE

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
12 Dec 2002 25 Mar 2003 25 Sep 2003 30 Jun 2008 30 Jun 2010 18 Apr 2011
Financing Plan Loan Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 12.20 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 8.50 12 Dec 2002 7.92 0.00 100%
Counterpart 3.70 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 12 Dec 2002 7.92 0.00 100%
Status of Covenants
Category Sector Safeguards Social Financial Economic Others
Rating Satisfactory Satisfactory Satisfactory Satisfactory - Satisfactory

 
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