Project Data Sheet

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PDS Creation Date 21 Mar 2007
PDS Updated as of 21 Oct 2013

Project Name Emergency Rehabilitation of Calamity Damage Project
Country Viet Nam
Project/Program Number 40282-013
Status Approved
Geographical Location Ha Giang, Ha Tinh, Nam Dinh, Nghe An, Phu Tho, Phu Yen, Quang Binh, Quang Tri, Thanh Hoa, and Yen Bai provinces.
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Sector Agriculture, natural resources and rural development
Subsector Irrigation, Drainage, and Flood Protection
Strategic Agendas
Drivers of Change
Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Categories

Financing

Type/Modality of Assistance Approval Number Source of Funding Approved Amount (thousand)
Loan2273Asian Development Fund50,970
Counterpart 8,920
TOTAL US$ 59,890

Safeguard Categories

For more information about the safeguard categories, please see http://www.adb.org/site/safeguards/safeguard-categories

Environment B
Involuntary Resettlement B
Indigenous Peoples B

Summary of Environmental and Social Issues

The Project may lead to temporary and reversible localized negative impacts. However, no significant adverse environmental impacts are foreseen. A generic initial environmental examination (IEE) was prepared to identify potential impacts, appropriate mitigation measures, and suitable monitoring mechanisms. The main impacts of rehabilitation will be temporary loss of access to or use of small areas of land adjacent to the works; minor damage to agricultural land or other assets caused by construction works, and the movement of construction plant and materials to and from work sites; and permanent occupancy of some areas of land in isolated cases. Significant resettlement impacts are not expected because most of the rehabilitation work will be done within the existing right-of-way of the damaged infrastructure. Acquisition of some small area of land may be needed where infrastructure cannot be reinstated within the original site. This may occur if the site has been eroded or otherwise rendered unsuitable, an alternative nearby site offers greater security in terms of future flood events, or sound technical and financial reasons are given for selecting another site. The Government and ADB have agreed on a resettlement framework that sets out the compensation and other entitlements for any unanticipated land acquisition and/or resettlement impacts in accordance with the Government's applicable laws and regulations, and ADB's policy on involuntary resettlement.

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

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

n/a 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.

Development Impact

Project Outcome

Description of Outcome
Progress Towards 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).

Outputs and 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. Issues: 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;
Status of Development Objectives
Material Changes

Business Opportunities

Date of First Listing 2007 Mar 21
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.
Procurement and Consulting Notices
http://www.adb.org/projects/40282-013/business-opportunities

Timetable

Concept Clearance 10 Aug 2006
Fact-finding 27 Mar 2006 to 28 Apr 2006
Management Review Meeting 25 Sep 2006
Approval 21 Nov 2006
Last Review Mission

Milestones

Approval No. Approval Signing Effectivity Closing
Original Revised Actual
Loan 2273 21 Nov 2006 07 Dec 2006 23 Apr 2007 31 Dec 2009 31 Dec 2011 08 Aug 2012

Utilization

Date Approval Number ADB (US$ thousand) Others (US$ thousand) Net Percentage
Cumulative Contract Awards
27 Aug 2014 Loan 2273 78,871 0 99.00%
Cumulative Disbursements
27 Aug 2014 Loan 2273 80,005 0 100.00%

Status of Covenants

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.

Approval No. Category
Sector Social Financial Economic Others Safeguards Project Financial Statements
Loan 2273

Contacts and Update Details

Responsible ADB Officer Ian Fox ( @adb.org)
Responsible ADB Department Southeast Asia Department
Responsible ADB Divisions Viet Nam Resident Mission
Executing Agencies Ministry of Agriculture & Rural Development (MARD)
Dr. Hoang Van Xo

Links

Project Website http://www.adb.org/projects/40282-013/main
List of Project Documents http://www.adb.org/projects/40282-013/documents