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Project Name Capacity Building for River Basin Water Resources Planning
Country Viet Nam
Project/Program Number 41466-012
Status Closed
Geographical Location Viet Nam and Red-Thai Binh river basin
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 Agriculture, natural resources and rural development
Strategic Agendas Environmentally sustainable growth (ESG)
Inclusive economic growth (IEG)
Drivers of Change Governance and capacity development (GCD)
Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Categories


Type/Modality of Assistance Approval Number Source of Funding Approved Amount (thousand)
Technical Assistance7629Technical Assistance Special Fund580
Technical Assistance7629Technical Assistance Special Fund420
Counterpart 70
TOTAL US$ 1,070

Summary of Environmental and Social Issues

Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples

Stakeholder Communication, Participation and Consultation

During Project Design
During Project Implementation


Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy

The TA is consistent with ADB's existing Country Partnership Strategy for Viet Nam (2007-2010), the midterm review of which called for an IWRM approach to planning strategies and work practices with ADB placing a strong focus on institutional development in conjunction with water resources infrastructure. This follows from the support provided under TA4903-VIE: Water Sector Review, which identified key water management issues and led to the formulation of Government's NTP, which specifies objectives in relation to eight programs and identifies the priority river basins. However, the elaboration of river basin development strategies and investment programs is the next step and will be addressed by the TA for the Red-Thai Binh River Basin. The TA will also continue the support for the revision of the LWR, which started under TA3892-VIE: Second Red River Basin Sector Project but closes with completion of the grant from the Netherlands at the end of October 2010. The continued support is needed to finalize the draft LWR and related documents for submission to the National Assembly in March 2011. The TA is consistent with the draft Assessment Strategy and Roadmap (ASR) for the Agriculture, Natural Resources and Environment (ANRE) Sector, which includes Natural Resources and Environment as one of the three major support areas in the ANRE Sector Development Forward Strategy. The TA will also add value to ADB's program for Viet Nam and has the potential to strengthen international cooperation with IDPs who are also working for the development of the country's water resources sector through institutional and operational capacity development.

Development Impact

Better management and development of the water resources sector

Project Outcome

Description of Outcome
Greater capacity of the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (MONRE) to support policy initiatives and implement investment projects
Progress Towards Outcome
The TA activities are geared towards this direction.

Outputs and Implementation Progress

Description of Project Outputs
Guidelines and regulations on establishing minimum flows in rivers prepared The planning tasks for the development of water resources of the Red-Thai Binh river basin formulated Documents for submission of the amended LWR prepared
Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)
The first component supporting the revision of the Law on Water Resources has been completed and culminated with the Government National Assembly's passage of the new Law into legislation on 21 June 2012 (Law No. 17/2012/QH13). The second component to establish planning tasks have been completed with preparation of the following reports: (i) Status Report for the preparation of planning tasks for the Red-Thai Binh River Basin; (ii) Water Indicators for the Red-Thai Binh River Basin - the indicators and their use; (iii) Guidelines for the Preparation of Planning Tasks (summary); (iv) Guidelines for the Preparation of Planning Tasks (reference report); (v) Guidelines on the use of Water Resources Indicators for the preparation of a Status Report for a River Basin (reference document) and (vi) Guidelines on the use of Water Resource Indicators for the Preparation of a Status Report for a River Basin (Summary) Sector study reports have been submitted and found acceptable. The consulting firm and individual consultants have completed their deliverables.
Status of Development Objectives
Material Changes

Business Opportunities

Date of First Listing 2011 Oct 03
Consulting Services
The TA will require about 54 person-months of consulting services, consisting of 14 person-months international and 40 person-months national inputs for services over an implementation period of 20 months with an additional 3 months for TA closing. Existing consultants currently supporting the LWR will be extended through the firm contracted for this purpose by single source selection as the tasks involved represent a natural continuation of previous work carried out by the firm. The firm currently supporting the revision of the LWR is Kellogg Brown & Root Pty Ltd of Australia. The firm's main role under the CDTA is to provide the same 6 consultants (5 nationals and 1 international) to continue work on the revision of the LWR, which commenced in early 2009 and has proceeded effectively with their support. The consultants to be employed on the formulation of sector strategy and investment program for the development of water resources in the Red-Thai Binh river basin will be recruited by individual consultant selection (ICS) and directly contracted by ADB. All consultants will be selected in accordance with ADB's Guidelines on the Use of Consultants (2010, as amended from time to time). Any procurement under the TA will be done in accordance with ADB's Procurement Guidelines (2010, as amended from time to time). All disbursements under the TA will be done in accordance with the ADB's Technical Assistance Disbursement Handbook (May 2010, as amended from time to time).
Procurement and Consulting Notices


Concept Clearance 27 Jan 2011
Fact-finding 28 Feb 2009 to 13 Mar 2009
Management Review Meeting
Approval 23 Nov 2011
Last Review Mission


Approval No. Approval Signing Effectivity Closing
Original Revised Actual


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

Contacts and Update Details

Responsible ADB Officer Su Chin Teoh (
Responsible ADB Department Southeast Asia Department
Responsible ADB Divisions Environment, Natural Resources & Agriculture Division, SERD
Executing Agencies Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment


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