Viet Nam: Rural Infrastructure and Sustainable Livelihood Improvement in Central Region

Sovereign Project | 37097-012

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Project Name Rural Infrastructure and Sustainable Livelihood Improvement in Central Region
Project Number 37097-012
Country Viet Nam
Project Status Closed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 4440-VIE: Rural Infrastructure and Sustainable Livelihood Improvement in Central Region
Japan Special Fund US$ 800,000.00
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Governance and capacity development
Knowledge solutions
Sector / Subsector

Agriculture, natural resources and rural development - Agricultural policy, institutional and capacity development

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Effective gender mainstreaming
Description The TA will help the Government prepare a detailed rural infrastructure sector investment proposal, including a prefeasibility study for the whole project and detailed feasibility studies for three or four sample subprojects, in order to contribute to the country's equitable economic growth and reduction of rural poverty through improving basic rural infrastructure within the six project provinces (Ha Tinh, Nghe An, Quang Binh, Quang Nam, Quang Tri, and Thanh Hoa).
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 C
Indigenous Peoples B
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

A total of 54.5 person-months of consulting services will be engaged through an international firm in association with local firms. The consulting team will be led by the international rural infrastructure development planner (team leader), who will supervise all the technical assistance (TA) consultants, including individual consultants (8 person-months) and the consultants to be hired by the Royal Danish Embassy in Hanoi (Danish International Development Assistance, or Danida), and be responsible for the delivery of their outputs with the domestic regional development planner (deputy team leader). The team leader will lead the consultant team in (i) conducting the sector analysis and identifying relevant constraints and investment opportunities to address the identified issues, and (ii) formulating a rural infrastructure sector project. Prior to fielding the main group of consultants, the team leader and the deputy team leader will (i) assess the lessons from similar rural infrastructure development interventions in Viet Nam and other countries; (ii) prepare a detailed work plan; and (iii) collect required secondary information and prepare sector assessment framework.

Consultants to be Recruited through a Firm:

1. Rural Infrastructure Development Planning Aspect (7 pm international, 7 pm domestic);

2. Institutional and Human Development Aspect (1 pm international, 5 pm domestic);

3. Rural Infrastructure Engineering Aspect (9 pm domestic);

4. Social Development and Community Participation Aspect (3.5 pm international, 8 pm domestic);

5. Economic and Financial Aspect (2.5 pm international, 7 pm domestic); and

6. Environmental Aspect ( 1.5 pm international, 3 pm domestic).

Individual Consultants:

1. Rural Infrastructure Engineer (4 pm international); and

2. Resettlement Specialist (1 pm international, 3 pm domestic).

Responsible ADB Officer Ahsan Tayyab
Responsible ADB Department Southeast Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Environment, Natural Resources & Agriculture Division, SERD
Executing Agencies
Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development
Mr. Le Van Minh, Director General, ICD
Room 305 Building A15 10 Nugen Cong Hoan Street Ba Dinh District, Hanoi, Vietnam
Concept Clearance 10 Mar 2003
Fact Finding 04 Mar 2004 to 12 Mar 2004
Approval 19 Nov 2004
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 22 Jul 2009

TA 4440-VIE

Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
19 Nov 2004 25 Mar 2005 25 Mar 2005 31 Dec 2005 31 Mar 2007 -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
800,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 800,000.00 19 Nov 2004 789,118.00

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