Viet Nam: Integrated Rural Development Sector Project in the Central Provinces

Sovereign Project | 37097-013

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The overall impact of the project is expected to enhance rural livelihood opportunities and standard of living for the rural population residing in the Central Region of Viet Nam. This is to be achieved through improved quality, greater coverage and bettter integration of rural infrastructure. The Project has the following components: (i) rural and coastal infrastructure, further divided into (a) rural and coastal infrastructure subprojects, and (b) design support studies and community participation; (ii) capacity building; and (iii) central project management.

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Project Name Integrated Rural Development Sector Project in the Central Provinces
Project Number 37097-013
Country Viet Nam
Project Status Approved
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Loan
Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
Grant 0103-VIE: Integrated Rural Development Sector Project in the Central Provinces
Agence Francaise de Developpement US$ 1.30 million
Loan 2357-VIE: Integrated Rural Development Sector Project in the Central Provinces
Asian Development Fund US$ 90.00 million
Loan 8236-VIE: Integrated Rural Development Sector Project in the Central Provinces
Agence Francaise de Developpement US$ 52.00 million
TA 4981-VIE: Infrastructure Policy Reform Support
Japan Special Fund US$ 1.00 million
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Governance and capacity development
Sector / Subsector Agriculture, natural resources and rural development - Irrigation - Rural market infrastructure - Rural water policy, institutional and capacity development - Rural water supply services
Transport - Road transport (non-urban)
Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Effective gender mainstreaming
Description The overall impact of the project is expected to enhance rural livelihood opportunities and standard of living for the rural population residing in the Central Region of Viet Nam. This is to be achieved through improved quality, greater coverage and bettter integration of rural infrastructure. The Project has the following components: (i) rural and coastal infrastructure, further divided into (a) rural and coastal infrastructure subprojects, and (b) design support studies and community participation; (ii) capacity building; and (iii) central project management.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy The Government's poverty reduction strategy places considerable emphasis on the provision of infrastructure at the national level, and more directly, at the province, district, and commune levels. The ADB country strategy and program has also identified limitation in physical infrastructure as one of the main hindrances to acceletated, private-sector led and socially inclusive growth.
Impact Improved livelihoods, incomes, and standards of living for the regions rural population through increased agricultural productivity, wider employment opportunities, improved health and education levels, and reduced exposure to natural disasters.
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome Improved quality, greater coverage, and better integration of rural infrastructure in the Central Region with an increased awareness for the need for O&M.
Progress Toward Outcome

Key performance indicators targeted for achievement by 2014 are (i) vehicle operating costs on improved roads reduced by 50%, (ii) travel time on improved roads reduced by 50%, (iii) agriculture production in areas with improved irrigation, flood control and drainage facilities increased by the equivalent in value of 1 ton of rice per hectare, (iv) time spent collecting water reduced by an average of 2 hours per day, and (v) proportion of off-farm income in total household income increased by 20%. At present, it is still early to assess final results of the Project as many subprojects have only been completed and handed over to users within the last 12 to 18 months. However, according to report of the baseline survey consultants, two targets of vehicle operating costs and time spent collecting water have already been achieved, the target of travel time can be achieved, but it is difficult to achieve the remaining two targets of agriculture production and proportion of off-farm income.

For all targets of the project outputs, the achievements are higher except the percentage of women participated in the project management and supervision training courses. The Project had rehabilitated 663 km of rural road (123% of the target) with 77 rural road subprojects, irrigated 120,838 ha (110% of the target) of agricultural land with 47 irrigation and drainage schemes, constructed 9 rural water supply schemes (180% of the target), built 20 rural markets (111% of the target), rehabilitated 9 flood protection schemes (225% of the target), trained 4,105 provincial staff (3,158% of the target) in technical topics/safeguard matters/participatory techniques with 35% of participants are women (higher than the women target of 25 30%) and 377 provincial staff (471% of the target) in project management and supervision with 26% of participants are women (lower than the women target, which is at least 30%).

Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs

1. A significant amount of the rural and coastal infrastructure in the project provinces is rehabilitated, upgraded, and maintained.

2. Improved capacities of national and provincial staff in technical and safeguard matters.

3. Improved project management skills for infrastructure development.

Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)

663 km of rural roads rehabilitated with 77 rural road subprojects

47 irrigation and drainage schemes covering about 120,838 ha rehabilitated

20 markets and 9 rural water supply schemes and 9 flood protection schemes constructed or rehabilitated.

Already achieved much more than target, as 4,105 provincial staff including 1,437 women (35%) were trained in technical topics, safeguard matters, and participatory techniques.

Already achieved much more than target, as 377 provincial staff including 98 women (26%) were trained in project management and supervision (lower than women target, which is at least 30%)

Geographical Location The provinces to be covered in the Central Region are Thanh Hoa, Nghe An, Ha Tinh, Quang Binh, Quang Tri, Thua Thien-Hue, Quang Nam, Quang Ngai, Kon Tum, Binh Dinh, Phu Yen, Ninh Thuan, and Binh Thuan
Safeguard Categories
Environment B
Involuntary Resettlement B
Indigenous Peoples B
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
Environmental Aspects 128 subproject initial environmental examinations (IEEs) that complied with ADB's safeguard requirements have been approved. Of these, in compliance with the Minor Change in Implementation Arrangement of environmental assessment review framework (EARF), 26 subproject IEEs have been approved by ADB and 116 subproject IEEs have been approved by the CPMU. For subproject investment report (SIR) completion, 32 subprojects needed updated environment management plans (EMPs), of which 1 EMP has been approved by ADB, 31 EMPs have been approved by CPMU. CPMU have also submitted the semiannual environmental monitoring report for the period up to June 2013, to ADB.
Involuntary Resettlement

In general, compensation, assistance and resettlement in the projects of 3 provinces Thanh Hoa, Nghe An va Quang Binh have been completed, complying with the current regulations of the Government, ADB. Complaints have been solved by provincial project management unit in collaboration with land clearance council to meet satisfactorily the demands of affected households.

All projects have been completed and put into operation at the right time with high quality in line with the progress of the whole rural development projects in Central areas. All subprojects meet the demands, ensure the quality of the donors.

All subprojects with or without resettlement in Thanh Hoa, Nghe An va Quang Binh provinces have brought into full play of investment, gradually contributing to poverty alleviation, improving the living standards of local people in subproject areas.

Independent monitoring units interviewed affected households and local communities the resettlement plan.

Indigenous Peoples
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design
During Project Implementation
Business Opportunities
Consulting Services The Project will require (i) international and national consulting services to assist the CPMU with project management and implementation; (ii) international and national training consultants to prepare and assist in the operation of the capacity building component; (iii) national consultants to assist the PPMUs with community participation, provincial level planning, subproject identification and the preparation of environmental, resettlement and social safeguards for the SIPs and SIRs; and (iv) national engineering consultants to prepare detailed engineering designs, and to supervise construction of works. The Project will require a total of 127 pm of international specialists and 279 pm of national specialists for a total of 406 pm to support the implementation and capacity building initiatives.
Procurement Goods and works financed by ADB, AFD, and RNE will be procured in accordance with ADB's Guidelines for Procurement and those of AFD and RNE. Contracts for works valued at over $2 million equivalent shall be procured through International Competitive Bidding, using ADB Standard Bidding Documents for the Procurement of Works - Small Contracts. Smaller packages for works valued at less than $2 million or equivalent but more than $100,000 or equivalent shall be procured through National Competitive Bidding procedures acceptable to ADB and AFD using a one step, two envelope system. For works below $100,000 equivalent, shopping procedures acceptable to ADB and AFD may be used. Contracts for goods valued at over $500,000 equivalent shall be procured through ICB using ADB Standard Bidding Documents for the Procurement of Goods. Goods costing less than $500,000 equivalent but more than $100,000 shall be procured through NCB procedures using a one step two envelope system acceptable to ADB and AFD. Smaller packages for goods valued at less than $100,000 may be procured through shopping procedures acceptable to ADB and AFD.
Responsible ADB Officer Ho Le Phong
Responsible ADB Department Southeast Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Viet Nam Resident Mission
Executing Agencies
Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development Dr. Hoang Van Xoduanptntthmt@viettel.vn3rd Floor, Agriculture Building, No. 2 Hoang Quoc, Viet Road, Cau Giay District, Hanoi, Vietnam
Timetable
Concept Clearance 28 Sep 2006
Fact Finding 23 Jan 2007 to 06 Feb 2007
MRM 03 Apr 2007
Approval 15 Oct 2007
Last Review Mission -
PDS Creation Date 06 Apr 2006
Last PDS Update 30 Mar 2015

Grant 0103-VIE

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
15 Oct 2007 03 Sep 2008 03 Sep 2008 30 Jun 2014 - 01 Mar 2013
Financing Plan Grant Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 1.30 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 0.00 15 Oct 2007 0.00 1.37 100%
Counterpart 0.00 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 1.30 15 Oct 2007 0.00 0.00 0%

Loan 2357-VIE

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
15 Oct 2007 20 Dec 2007 06 May 2008 30 Jun 2014 31 Dec 2014 -
Financing Plan Loan Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 114.80 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 90.00 15 Oct 2007 86.69 0.00 99%
Counterpart 24.80 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 15 Oct 2007 87.89 0.00 100%
Status of Covenants
Category Sector Safeguards Social Financial Economic Others
Rating - Satisfactory - - - Satisfactory

Loan 8236-VIE

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
12 Jul 2007 17 Dec 2007 02 Oct 2008 31 Dec 2014 - -
Financing Plan Loan Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 52.00 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 0.00 12 Jul 2007 0.00 53.06 100%
Counterpart 0.00 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 52.00 12 Jul 2007 0.00 53.06 100%

TA 4981-VIE

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
15 Oct 2007 30 Jun 2008 30 Jun 2008 31 Dec 2009 31 Mar 2011 -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
1,000,000.00 0.00 100,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 1,100,000.00 15 Oct 2007 847,757.35
Status of Covenants
Category Sector Safeguards Social Financial Economic Others
Rating - Satisfactory - - - Satisfactory

Safeguard Documents

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Title Document Type Document Date
Integrated Rural Development Sector Project in the Central Provinces - Additional Financing: Upgrading Lai Giang Reservoir Canal System Resettlement Plan Resettlement Plans Jul 2014
Integrated Rural Development Sector Project in the Central Provinces - Additional Financing: Upgrading Hoi Khanh Reservoir Canal System Resettlement Plan Resettlement Plans Jul 2014
Integrated Rural Development Sector Project in the Central Provinces - Additional Financing: Upgrading Nui Mot Reservoir Canal System Resettlement Plan Resettlement Plans Jun 2014
Integrated Rural Development Sector Project in the Central Provinces: Environmental Monitoring Report (July-December 2013) Environmental Monitoring Reports Dec 2013
Integrated Rural Development Sector Project in the Central Provinces - Additional Financing: Saloun Reservoir and Irrigation System Subproject Initial Environmental Examination Oct 2013
Integrated Rural Development Sector Project in the Central Provinces - Additional Financing: Environmental Assessment and Review Framework Environmental Assessment and Review Framework Oct 2013
Integrated Rural Development Sector Project in the Central Provinces - Additional Financing Combined Resettlement Framework and Indigenous Peoples Planning Frameworks Aug 2013
Integrated Rural Development Sector Project in the Central Provinces - Additional Financing: Upgrading Rural Saloun Reservoir, Ham Thuan Bac District, Binh Thuan Province Combined Resettlement Plan and Indigenous Peoples Plans Aug 2013
Integrated Rural Development Sector Project in the Central Provinces: 8th External Resettlement Monitoring Report - Package No. 7 Social Monitoring Reports Jul 2013
Integrated Rural Development Sector Project in the Central Provinces: Environmental Monitoring Report (January-June 2013) Environmental Monitoring Reports Jun 2013
Integrated Rural Development Sector Project in the Central Provinces: Lining and Completing the Beginning Section of Northern Main Canal of Nha Trinh - Lam Cam Irrigation Scheme, Ninh Thuan Province (Updated) Resettlement Plans Dec 2012
Integrated Rural Development Sector Project in the Central Provinces: 6th External Resettlement Monitoring Report - Package No. 8 Social Monitoring Reports Jul 2012
Integrated Rural Development Sector Project in the Central Provinces: Independent Resettlement Monitoring Report (Stage 4) - Package No. 7 Social Monitoring Reports Jun 2012
Integrated Rural Development Sector Project in the Central Provinces: Upgrading Embankment of Ky Lo River, Song Cau Town, Phu Yen Province (Updated) Resettlement Plans Jun 2012
Integrated Rural Development Sector Project in the Central Provinces: Environmental Monitoring Report (January-June 2012) Environmental Monitoring Reports Jun 2012
Integrated Rural Development Sector Project in the Central Provinces: Upgrading Chi Thanh - An Linh Inter commune Road Resettlement Plans Apr 2012
Integrated Rural Development Sector Project in the Central Provinces: 5th External Resettlement Monitoring Report - Package No. 8 Social Monitoring Reports Apr 2012
Integrated Rural Development Sector Project in the Central Provinces: Environmental Monitoring Report (July-December 2012) Environmental Monitoring Reports Dec 2011
Integrated Rural Development Sector Project in the Central Provinces: Environmental Monitoring Report (January-June 2011) Environmental Monitoring Reports Jun 2011
Integrated Rural Development Sector Project in the Central Provinces: Upgrading Chi Thanh - An Linh Inter Commune Road, Tuy An District, Phu Yen Province (Updated) Resettlement Plans Apr 2011
Integrated Rural Development Sector Project in the Central Provinces: Resettlement Plan Resettlement Plans Apr 2007
Integrated Rural Development Sector Project in the Central Provinces: Indigenous Peoples Development Framework Indigenous Peoples Planning Frameworks/Indigenous Peoples Development Frameworks Apr 2007
Integrated Rural Development Sector Project in the Central Provinces: Resettlement Framework Resettlement Plans Apr 2007

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