Viet Nam: Northern Power Transmission Project

Sovereign Project | 32273-012 Status: Closed

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Project Name Northern Power Transmission Project
Project Number 32273-012
Country Viet Nam
Project Status Closed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 4051-VIE: Northern Power Transmission Project
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 700,000.00
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Knowledge solutions
Private sector development
Sector / Subsector

Energy - Electricity transmission and distribution

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming
Description The purpose of the TA is to support the Government's strategy for continued poverty reduction through sustained economic growth by assisting in the preparation of a power transmission project to ensure sufficient and stable power supply for the Hanoi-Haiphong-Quang Ninh development triangle that has been identified as one of the key economic zones of Viet Nam. The project will also improve system stability and security, reduce losses and improve reliability of supply through (i) the construction of 110 km of 500 kV double-circuit transmission line, (ii) construction of one 500 kV and one 220 kV substation, (iii) extension of one 500 kV and six 220 kV substations, (iv) upgrading of the existing load dispatch centers, and (v) preparation of Master Plan on Development of Load Dispatching Facilities.
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 B
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples

Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects

Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design
During Project Implementation

Business Opportunities

Consulting Services The TA will require about 18 person-months of international and 5 person-months domestic consulting services. The international consultant will have expertise in project and energy economics and macro-economic modeling, financial analysis and financial management, power system and transmission system planning, environmental impact assessment, resettlement and social issues.

Responsible Staff

Responsible ADB Officer Constantine Pappas
Responsible ADB Department Southeast Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Infrastructure Division, SERD
Executing Agencies
Viet Nam Electricity
69 Dinh Tien Hoang Street
Ha Noi, Viet Nam


Concept Clearance 21 Apr 1999
Fact Finding 23 Sep 2002 to 11 Oct 2002
Approval 18 Dec 2002
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 16 Feb 2007

TA 4051-VIE

Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
18 Dec 2002 18 Mar 2003 18 Mar 2003 31 Jan 2004 31 Aug 2005 -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
700,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 700,000.00 18 Dec 2002 696,923.78
Title Document Type Document Date
Preparing the Northern Power Transmission Project Technical Assistance Reports Dec 2002

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