Viet Nam: Northern Power Transmission Expansion Project

Sovereign Project | 38196-012 Status: Closed

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Project Name Northern Power Transmission Expansion Project
Project Number 38196-012
Country Viet Nam
Project Status Closed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 4470-VIE: Northern Power Transmission Expansion Project
Japan Special Fund US$ 500,000.00
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Knowledge solutions
Sector / Subsector

Energy - Electricity transmission and distribution

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming

The purpose of the PPTA is to support the Government's strategy for continued poverty reduction through sustained rapid economic growth by assisting in the preparation of a power transmission expansion (sector) project to ensure a sufficient and stable power supply for the northern region. The project will build on and expand ADB's proposed Transmission Line Project scheduled for approval in the 4th quarter of 2004. The project will continue to support improvements in system stability and security, loss reduction, and improvements in the reliability of supply. The identified sub-projects include (i) 60 kilometers (km) of 500 kV double-circuit transmission line from Quang Ninh to Mong Durong; (ii) 200 km of 500 kV double-circuit transmission line from Son La to Soc Son; (iii) 240 km of 200 kV lines from Ha Tinh to Thack Khe and from Thanh Hou to Vinh; and (iv) expansions of a 500 kV substation to Thoung Tin Sun and a 200 kV substation in Van Tri. The PPTA will also review the latest developments on power sector reforms.

The key activities to be undertaken under the PPTA cover three key areas: (i) compliance with ADB's safeguard policies; (ii) update of economic and financial analysis and projections; and (iii) technical cost least project design.

Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy

After the doi moi (renovation) policy was introduced and through the rest of the 1990s, Viet Nam experienced rapid economic growth averaging 7.6% per year

Much of the growth stems from an export strategy in manufacturing and industry. Demand for electricity grew at an average of 14% per year during the 1990s as a result of economic growth, rapid electrification of the population, and increased living standards. Electricity demand is expected to continue to grow quickly

from current low levels of per-capita consumption. A key challenge facing the sector is ensuring that capacity is available to meet increased demand. Capacity in the transmission system will need to grow immensely.

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 Consulting services yet to be determined.
Procurement tbd
Responsible ADB Officer Anthony J. Jude
Responsible ADB Department Southeast Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Infrastructure Division, SERD
Executing Agencies
Viet Nam Electricity
Mr. Lam Du Son, Vice President
69 Dinh Tien Hoang Street Hanoi, Viet Nam
Concept Clearance 09 Mar 2004
Fact Finding 09 Aug 2004 to 13 Aug 2004
Approval 10 Dec 2004
Last Review Mission -
PDS Creation Date 27 Feb 2006
Last PDS Update 12 Mar 2008

TA 4470-VIE

Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
10 Dec 2004 16 Mar 2005 16 Mar 2005 31 Aug 2005 30 Jun 2006 -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
500,000.00 0.00 150,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 650,000.00 10 Dec 2004 426,385.14
Title Document Type Document Date
Preparing the Northern Power Transmission Expansion Sector Project Technical Assistance Reports Dec 2004

Safeguard Documents

See also: Safeguards

Safeguard documents provided at the time of project/facility approval may also be found in the list of linked documents provided with the Report and Recommendation of the President.

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Evaluation Documents

See also: Independent Evaluation

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Related Publications

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