Project Name Energy Efficiency for Ho Chi Minh City Water Supply
Project Number 46265-001
Country Viet Nam
Project Status Active
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Grant
Source of Funding / Amount
Grant 0365-VIE: Energy Efficiency for Ho Chi Minh City Water Supply
Asian Clean Energy Fund under the Clean Energy Financing Partnership Facility US$ 2.00 million
Strategic Agendas Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Governance and capacity development
Sector / Subsector

Water and other urban infrastructure and services - Water supply and sanitation

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Some gender elements
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy

Project Outcome

Description of Outcome
Progress Toward Outcome
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs
Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)
Geographical Location

Safeguard Categories

Environment C
Involuntary Resettlement C
Indigenous Peoples C

Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects

Environmental Aspects N/A
Involuntary Resettlement N/A
Indigenous Peoples N/A
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design

While water supply coverage averages 82% in HCMC, some areas have only 60% coverage. Many households without access to the SAWACO supply pay far in excess of the official block tariff, which ranges between D4,000 and D10,000 m3. Tanker supply costs almost double the official tariff. HCMC's overall poverty rate of almost 12% disguises poverty incidence of more than 50% in some wards and districts. The poor are both long-term residents and migrants to the city. While the project will provide affordable and clean water to all prospective users, such as households, industries, commercial enterprises, and institutions (e.g., public buildings), it will contain specific features that will enable the poor's access to improved water supply from SAWACO. Following national decree 117/2007 and decree 124/2011, free connections, lifeline quotas, and subsidized tariffs will be principal features enforced for water suppky to 100% of poor households and households headed by women within the project area.

Several public consultation meetings were held during project preparation, including four workshops and a town hall meeting on resettlement; willingness to pay and affordability surveys; and a public consultation on water tariffs. Additionally, the Social Assessment entailed seven focus group discussions and a survey of 600 households to obtain detailed information on household water supply, including the types and coverage of sources, problems experienced, household coping strategies, beliefs and attitudes towards water, and willingness to pay for improved services

During Project Implementation Consultation and participation will be one component of a ward-level, community-based approach to water supply that will include (i) a pro-poor policy, (ii) participatory water services, and (iii) information and communication with consumers. Consultation and participation elements will include consultation with the poor and nongovernment organizations in water services planning and implementation; establishment of community supervision boards with community representation; meetings and consultation events; interactions between SAWACO and community supervision boards; community feedback incorporated into plans, designs, and construction activities; ongoing provision of information and communication that will facilitate long-term consultation and participation; development of a citizen's report card to gauge company performance, safeguarding consumer rights.

Responsible Staff

Responsible ADB Officer Hubert Jenny
Responsible ADB Department Southeast Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Urban Development and Water Division, SERD
Executing Agencies
Ho Chi Minh City People's Committee
29 Le Quy Don Street, 07th Ward
03rd District, Ho Chi Minh City
Viet Nam


Concept Clearance 13 Jun 2012
Fact Finding 24 Apr 2012 to 27 Apr 2012
MRM 25 Jul 2012
Approval -
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 28 Oct 2015

Grant 0365-VIE

Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
17 Oct 2013 26 May 2014 26 Sep 2014 30 Jun 2016 - -
Financing Plan Grant Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 3.80 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 0.00 17 Oct 2013 0.00 0.25 13%
Counterpart 1.80 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 2.00 17 Oct 2013 0.00 0.20 10%

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