Project Data Sheet

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PDS Creation Date
PDS Updated as of 03 Mar 2014

Project Name Power Transmission Investment Program - Tranche 2
Country Viet Nam
Project/Program Number 42039-035
Status Approved
Geographical Location
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 and/or Subsector Classification Multisector
/ Multisector
Thematic Classification Economic growth
Gender Mainstreaming Categories No gender elements

Financing

Type/Modality of Assistance Approval Number Source of Funding Approved Amount (thousand)
Loan2959Ordinary capital resources110,190
Counterpart 250,780
TOTAL US$ 360,970

Safeguard Categories

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

Environment B
Involuntary Resettlement A
Indigenous Peoples B

Summary of Environmental and Social Issues

Environmental Aspects
Subprojects of tranche 2 are category B under ADB's environment guidelines. No component of any of the three subprojects is located in an environmentally sensitive or protected area, and potential impacts during construction will be mitigated by using good international construction practices. The main identified impact will be the clearing of 40 hectares of degraded forest within the right of way of the 500kV Pleiku-My Phuoc-Cau Bong transmission line. The impact will be offset through tree planting in equivalent areas. An initial environmental examination (IEE) report with an environmental management plan and implementation budget was prepared for each of the subprojects under tranche 2. The IEEs were disclosed on ADB's website in August 2012.Environmental units supported by individual national and international consultants have been formed within each PPMB to supervise implementation and assure occupational and community health and operation until operation of the transmission lines.
Involuntary Resettlement
Tranche 2 will build transmission lines that require land acquisition but no need to relocate houses is expected. A total of 4,023 household, 56 plantations owned by local communes will be affected and 64 households will be severely affected. The following plans/measures are in place to address this - combined resettlement framework and ethnic minority planning framework, resettlement plan and combined resettlement and ethnic minority development plan.
Indigenous Peoples
A total of 1,039 ethnic minority households will be affected. Where ethnic minorities will be affected by the construction of the 500kV Pleiku-My Phuoc-Cau Bong transmission line, combined resettlement and ethnic minority development plans were prepared. Implementation will be closely monitored.

Stakeholder Communication, Participation and Consultation

During Project Design
Consultations regarding land acquisition were undertaken with key government officials and the affected people for subprojects included in Tranche 2.
During Project Implementation

Description

The investment program will contribute to meeting electricity demand growth of industrial, commercial, and residential consumers in an economically and environmentally sustainable manner. The outcome of the investment program is enhanced capacity of the transmission network to balance power load. The investment program also supports partial implementation of National Power Sector Development Master Plan VII (PDMP VII) to meet growing electricity demand of industrial, commercial and residential consumers throughout Viet Nam, and improve the operational effectiveness and efficiency of the National Power Transmission Corporation (NPT) the entity responsible for financing, managing, and operating the transmission network to ensure reliable electricity supply. Tranche 2 will finance part of each of the three output components: Component 1: Expanded Transmission Network (Physical investment) Component 2: Improved Operational Effectiveness and Efficiency (Non-physical investment) Component 3: Project Implementation Support (Non-physical investment)

Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy

Recognizing the need to overcome current constraints in the power sector to ensure that rapidly growing electricity demand can be met in an economically and environmentally sustainable manner to sustain economic growth, the government of Viet Nam approved in 2011 the PDMP VII . With PDMP VII, the government approved multiple power generation and transmission projects to be implemented during 2011 -2020 and laid out a detailed road map and reform framework for (i) strengthening financial capacity, (ii) improving the operational performance of power sector entities, (iii) enhancing human resource capacity and development, (iv) improving the technological optimization and modernization of power sector infrastructure, and (v) enhancing energy efficiency in generation and consumption to sustainably develop and modernize Viet Nam s power sector. To improve the financial sustainability of power sector entities, the Prime Minister approved in July 2012 EVN s 2011- 2015 Operation and Business Plan. The plan includes a provision for revaluation of NPT s assets of D15,000 billion to raise NPT s equity to D22,000 billion by the end of 2012. The asset revaluation will contribute to progressively improve NPT s financial performance in line with the objectives under the power transmission investment program of achieving a (i) debt-service coverage ratio of 1.5, (ii) self-financing ratio of 25%, and (iii) debt-to-equity ratio of 75:25 by 2015. Financial and implementation details of the asset revaluation are currently under approval by the Ministry of Finance. The asset revaluation is scheduled to take place end of 2012.

Development Impact

Enhanced capacity to balance power load in southern Viet Nam

Project Outcome

Description of Outcome
Strengthened financial and operational capacity of NPT
Progress Towards Outcome
Tranche 2 activities are on scheduled. All procurement packages have been awarded for the 500kV Pleiku-My Phuoc-Cau Bong transmission line financed by ADB and AFD. Contract award for remaining civil works package under the 220kV Cau Bong-Hoc Mon branches and 220kV Cau Bong-Duc Hoa transmission being finalized.

Outputs and Implementation Progress

Description of Project Outputs
Component 1: Expanded Transmission Network Energized transmission lines Component 2: Improved Operational Effectiveness and Efficiency of NPT Strengthened investment planning and management capacity of NPT Component 3: Project Implementation Support Enhanced streamlined project implementation Strengthened safeguard compliance management Effective support in design and construction
Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)
Activities being closely monitored.
Status of Development Objectives
Material Changes

Business Opportunities

Date of First Listing 2013 Mar 20
Consulting Services
The procurement plan has been uploaded on ADB's website.
Procurement
The procurement plan has been uploaded in ADB's website.
Procurement and Consulting Notices
http://www.adb.org/projects/42039-035/business-opportunities

Timetable

Concept Clearance
Fact-finding
Management Review Meeting 24 Aug 2012
Approval 05 Dec 2012
Last Review Mission

Milestones

Approval No. Approval Signing Effectivity Closing
Original Revised Actual

Utilization

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

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 2959

Contacts and Update Details

Responsible ADB Officer Daniela Schmidt (dschmidt@adb.org)
Responsible ADB Department Southeast Asia Department
Responsible ADB Divisions Energy Division, SERD
Executing Agencies

Links

Project Website http://www.adb.org/projects/42039-035/main
List of Project Documents http://www.adb.org/projects/42039-035/documents