Project Name Emergency Rehabilitation of Calamity Damage Project
Project Number 40282-013
Country Viet Nam
Project Status Closed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Loan
Source of Funding / Amount
Loan 2273-VIE: Emergency Rehabilitation of Calamity Damage Project
Asian Development Fund US$ 50.97 million
Strategic Agendas Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change
Sector / Subsector

Agriculture, natural resources and rural development - Irrigation - Rural flood protection - Rural market infrastructure - Rural water supply services

Education - Education sector development

Transport - Road transport (non-urban)

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming No gender elements
Description The Project's impact will be sustained economic growth in the 10 provinces severely affected by typhoons in 2005. Its outcome will be rapid resumption of livelihoods in the affected areas.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy


ADB's current country strategy and program for Viet Nam provides an enabling framework to respond to natural disaters. ADB therefore agreed to assist the Government to reinstate essential rural infrastructure damanged by typhoons and storms in 2005.


Project Outcome

Description of Outcome
Progress Toward Outcome The Project continues to make good progress. As of 01 Sep 2011 overall progress was 93% against the elapsed revised loan period of 90.14%. The cumulative contract awards and disbursements were $78.988 million and $77.308 million, equivalent to 98% and 96% of the net loan amount ($80.453 million).
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs

1. Essential infrastructure (roads, flood protection, irrigation systems, and social infrastructure) reinstated

2. Equivalent or enhanced storm and flood protection provided to vulnerable areas

Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)

Project Implementation Progress:

1. (i) implementation progress of 64 subprojects was on track. However, implementation of the other 6 subprojects in Ha Giang, Ha Tinh, Nam Dinh, Nghe An, Quang Binh and Phu Yen, was delayed further from 1 to 4 months in comparison with the implementation plans updated by the last review mission in October 2010; (ii) 45 subprojects were fully completed; (iii) the remaining 25 subprojects are expected to be fully completed by the end of July 2011.

The main reasons of the delays of six subprojects were (i) floods of 2010; (ii) design changes of two subprojects in Nam Dinh and Phu Yen provinces; and (iii) weak capacity of contractor of a subproject in Ha Giang Province. These issues were already overcome by the concerned PPMUs and provincial authorities.

2. (i) total ADB loan amount has been committed; and (ii) at completion, the total project cost is estimated at about $94.4 million (105% of the original cost estimate) including $79.92 million (84.7%) of ADB loan and $14.48 million equivalent (15.3%) of the counterpart funds.


1. Delays in processing civil works contract variations. There are number of civil works contracts, which should be adjusted due to increase of costs of construction materials and labor. However, many PPMUs have not processed these contract variations yet. The Mission requested these PPMUs to process them immediately according to the guidelines of the Ministry of Construction.

2. Delays in procurement of additional works. Procurements of additional works in Ha Giang, Thanh Hoa and Yen Bai provinces have not finalized yet due to the lengthy provincial procedures. As physical completion date of the Project is 30 June 2011, the Mission requested that the civil work contracts of the additional works should be awarded by 15 March 2011.

3. Design change. Change of technical design for the Lien Hop Spillway and Thuong Binh Road Subproject of Ha Giang Province is required to improve its sustainability and effectiveness and this change will delay subproject completion until the end of July 2011.

Follow-up actions:

1. PPCs of Ha Giang, Nam Dinh, Nghe An, Phu Tho, Phu Yen, Quang Binh, Quang Tri and Thanh Hoa provinces should provide adequate counterpart funds for their subprojects according to Attachment 2 before 31 March 2011, otherwise their proposals for new subprojects of Loan 2357 (Integrated Rural Development Sector Project in the Central Provinces) and Loans 2682-2683 (Sustainable Rural Infrastructure Development in Northern Mountain Provinces), and their participation in other future ADB financed projects will not be approved by ADB;

2. PPCs should provide adequate O&M funds for the completed subprojects;

3. Ha Giang, Thanh Hoa and Yen Bai PPMUs should finalize immediately the procurement of additional works;

4. Ha Giang PPMU should process immediately the change of technical design for the Lien Hop Spillway and Thuong Binh Road Subproject;

5. PPMUs should process immediately the pending payments for the completed subprojects; and

6. PPMUs should process immediately the pending civil works contract variations required by the increase of construction materials and labor costs according to the guidelines of the Ministry of Construction;

Geographical Location Ha Giang, Ha Tinh, Nam Dinh, Nghe An, Phu Tho, Phu Yen, Quang Binh, Quang Tri, Thanh Hoa, and Yen Bai provinces.

Safeguard Categories

Environment B
Involuntary Resettlement B
Indigenous Peoples B

Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects

Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design ADB's discussions with the Ministries of Planning and Investment, Agriculture and Rural Development, and Finance; other central level agencies; and the PPCs, DARDs and other provincial authorities have been frequent and intensive over the period November 2005 July 2006. During the scoping missions (November 2005 and February 2006) and damage needs and assessment mission (27 March 28 April 2006), discussions were held on site with potential beneficiaries and other affected persons. A participatory process was adopted to identify the individual subprojects for inclusion in the Project during the damage and needs assessment mission. The Project's intended support for rehabilitation of infrastructure in four subsectors was given high priority by all stakeholders. In addition, means of ensuring the participation of the poor and other disadvantaged, including women, children, and female-headed households, were prepared. Technical assistance was discussed and agreed for institutional strengthening of the executing agency (MARD) and implementing agencies (DARDs) in each province. A participatory approach will be followed during project implementation. Stakeholder participation in preparation, implementation, operation and maintenance, and monitoring of improved infrastructure will be encouraged by the EA/DARDs as an essential way of lowering costs and ensuring sustainability. Local government institutions and NGOs will be involved during all phases of project implementation and performance monitoring. Preference will be given to local labor, especially from among the landless and poor, in construction contracts. Rehabilitation of infrastructure will help the beneficiaries participate in various social and economic activities.
During Project Implementation

Business Opportunities

Consulting Services One contract for international consulting firm to provide 60 person-mnths of international and 27 person-months of national consultant inputs. Numerous contracts with national consulting firms to prepare feasibility studies and detailed designs for rehabilitation of rural infrastructure wwith a total value of $2.6 million.
Procurement Construction of small-scale rural infrastructure in 35 or more contracts with a total value of about $22.3 million. Construction of medium-scale infrastructure in four or more contracts with a total value of about $20.3 million.

Responsible Staff

Responsible ADB Officer Phong Ho
Responsible ADB Department Southeast Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Viet Nam Resident Mission
Executing Agencies
Ministry of Agriculture & Rural Development (MARD)
Dr. Hoang Van Xo
3rd Floor, 1A Nguyen Cong Tru St., Hanoi, Vietnam


Concept Clearance -
Fact Finding 27 Mar 2006 to 28 Apr 2006
MRM 25 Sep 2006
Approval 21 Nov 2006
Last Review Mission -
PDS Creation Date 21 Mar 2007
Last PDS Update 05 Sep 2011

LoanĀ 2273-VIE

Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
21 Nov 2006 07 Dec 2006 23 Apr 2007 31 Dec 2009 31 Dec 2011 08 Aug 2012
Financing Plan Loan Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 59.89 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 50.97 21 Nov 2006 78.87 0.00 99%
Counterpart 8.92 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 21 Nov 2006 80.00 0.00 100%
Status of Covenants
Category Sector Safeguards Social Financial Economic Others
Rating - Satisfactory Satisfactory - - Satisfactory

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