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PDS Creation Date 16 Jan 2009
PDS Updated as of 07 Sep 2013

Project Name Geo-Information Technology for Hazard Risk Assessment
Country Viet Nam
Project/Program Number 40282-012
Status Approved
Geographical Location Training to be taught at Water Resources University and applied country-wide with a pilot in Yen Bai
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 Water-Based Natural Resources Management
Strategic Agendas
Drivers of Change
Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Categories


Type/Modality of Assistance Approval Number Source of Funding Approved Amount (thousand)
Technical Assistance7220Republic of Korea e-Asia and Knowledge Partnership Fund500

Summary of Environmental and Social Issues

Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples

Stakeholder Communication, Participation and Consultation

To be determined

During Project Design
During Project Implementation


This technical assistance (TA) for Hazard Risk Assessment using Geo-Information Technology will support the Project by enhancing the Government's capability to carry out risk and vulnerability assessments. The TA will enhance capabilities to include alternative approaches, including nonstructural, to mitigate natural hazard risks, while also making use of economic tools to improve the planning, design, and sustainability of risk mitigation measures.

Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy

Government agencies responsible for managing natural disasters and their consequences lack the tools and skills needed to identify and assess vulnerable areas, and use the results to formulate appropriate development choices and disaster avoidance strategies. The TA is consistent with ADB's Disaster and Emergency Assistance Policy (2004).

Development Impact

TA will enhance the Government's capability to (i) carry out risk and vulnerability assessments, including physical, economic, social, and environmental impacts; and (ii) mainstream prevention and preparedness activities into the development process.

Project Outcome

Description of Outcome
The TA will entail two main components: (i) training, and (ii) a pilot project for a selected province. The detail of the components will be clarified in the TA design and preparation stage.
Progress Towards Outcome

Outputs and Implementation Progress

Description of Project Outputs
The outputs of the TA will be (i) improved knowledge base of different types of natural disasters, inventory of at-risk facilities, and hazard maps in selected areas; (ii) improved ability to use a computer-based GIS to assess hazard risks and prepare visual presentations of vulnerability, including the capability to assess and present risk and vulnerability in economic, social, and physical terms; (iii) capability built within the relevant disaster management agencies to operate and maintain the database and decision-making tools; and (iv) capacity built among faculty staff of WRU to use the training materials prepared under the TA.
Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)
1) Completed a case study for the use of Geo-Information Technology for Hazard Risk Assessment in Yen Bai - Northern Vietnam; 2) A fully worked out ISDR-based GITHRA methodology consisting of two text books: Spatial Modeling of Natural Hazard Processes and the GITHRA guidebook; 3) Fully worked out GITHRA exercises for hands-on training for multi-hazard risk assessment and disaster management; 4) An e-learning package to facilitate off-location internet-based training. This package includes both textbooks, all the exercises, and the required data, including the data from Yen Bai. All materials have been translated into Vietnamese to enable the newly trained trainers to conduct future courses for governmental, provincial and local staff.
Status of Development Objectives
Material Changes

Business Opportunities

Date of First Listing 2008 Dec 11
Consulting Services
The TA will be implemented over 18 months. It is anticipated that it will commence in March 2009 and be completed by August 2010. Its implementation will require the services of a multidisciplinary team of international and national consultants. The consultants, to be recruited under ADB's Guidelines on the Use of Consultants (2007, as amended from time to time), will provide 34 person-months of national and 20 person-months of international consultant inputs. The international consultants will encompass the range of technical skills needed for this TA, specifically flood modeling disaster management, GIS and remote sensing, economic analysis, and geo-hazard assessment. National consultants will provide expertise in training, flood hydrology, and computer operation for GIS.
Procurement and Consulting Notices


Concept Clearance 24 Jul 2008
Fact-finding 24 Jul 2008 to 18 Aug 2008
Management Review Meeting
Approval 08 Dec 2008
Last Review Mission


Approval No. Approval Signing Effectivity Closing
Original Revised Actual
Technical Assistance 7220 08 Dec 2008 30 Mar 2009 30 Mar 2009 31 Aug 2010 31 Aug 2011


Date Approval Number ADB (US$ thousand) Others (US$ thousand) Net Percentage
Cumulative Contract Awards
Cumulative Disbursements

TA Amount (US$ thousand)

Approval Number Approved Amount Revised Amount Total Commitment Uncommitted Balance Total Disbursement Undisbursed Balance
Technical Assistance 7220 500 500 423 77 423 77

Contacts and Update Details

Responsible ADB Officer Dennis Ellingson (
Responsible ADB Department Southeast Asia Department
Responsible ADB Divisions Viet Nam Resident Mission
Executing Agencies Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development
Pham Hong Nga, Head


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