Project Data Sheet

Project Data Sheets (PDS) contain summary information on the project or program: Because the PDS is a work in progress, some information may not be included in its initial version but will be added as it becomes available. Information about proposed projects is tentative and indicative.

PDS Creation Date
PDS Updated as of 29 Sep 2014

Country Viet Nam
Project/Program Number 35914-014
Status Approved
Geographical Location Ba Ria-Vung Tau Province, South east of Ho Chi Minh City
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 Energy
Subsector Conventional energy generation
Strategic Agendas
Drivers of Change
Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Categories

Project Sponsor



Type/Modality of Assistance Approval Number Source of Funding Approved Amount (thousand)
PS7176/1906LIBOR Based LoanUS$ 50,000
PS7176/1906PRG Guarantee of Rec without Govt GuaranteeUS$ 25,000

Safeguard Categories

For more information about the safeguard categories, please see

Environment A

Summary of Environmental and Social Issues

Environmental Aspects
Environment monitoring has been carried out since COD. The Project is in compliance with environmental guidelines with concentrations of nitrogen oxides (NOx), sulfur oxides (SOx), carbon monoxide (CO) and dust significantly below the World Bank and Viet Nam limits. It has implemented an e-monitoring system wherein conditions and performance of the plant is monitored round the clock to secure the plant s operations. The Project has also established an Environmental Management System to ensure that management and staff commit to take care of the environment and to manage for continual improvement of environmental performance, including health and safety procedures.
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples

Stakeholder Communication, Participation and Consultation



The Project involved construction and operation of a 715 MW gas-fired combined cycle power plant in the Phu My Power Generation Complex in Ba Ria-Vung Tau Province under a build-operate-transfer (BOT) contract. The Project provides additional base-load capacity to mitigate the country's projected power shortfall. The electricity is purchased by Electricity of Vietnam (EVN) under a 20-year power purchase agreement on a take-or-pay basis. The Project is Viet Nam's first private power project awarded on the basis of an international competitive bidding process. The Government guarantees the performance obligations of the Vietnamese counterparties and also the availability, convertibility, and transferability of foreign exchange.

Objectives and Scope

The Project helps (i) ease Viet Nam's power supply shortfall in a least-cost manner; (ii) minimize the power system's dependency on hydropower, which is highly seasonal; (iii) EVN rapidly expand consumer access to competitively priced and reliable power supply within a relatively short time period; and (iv) improve the power sector's governance and efficiency by promoting good commercial practices in power plant operation and management.

Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy

The Project is consistent with ADB's energy sector strategy as well as ADB's Vietnam country strategy and program that advocate private sector participation in infrastructure development and use of environmentally friendly technology.

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
Consulting Services
Procurement and Consulting Notices


Concept Clearance 17 Oct 2001
Due Diligence Mission
Investment Committee Meeting 02 May 2002
Approval 02 Jul 2002

Contacts and Update Details

Responsible ADB Officer Kevin Moss (
Responsible ADB Department Private Sector Operations Department
Responsible ADB Divisions Infrastructure Finance Division 2


Project Website
List of Project Documents