Viet Nam: Developing Benefit Sharing Mechanisms for People Adversely Affected by Power Generation Projects

Sovereign Project | 39379-012

Summary

The TA will assist the Government of Viet Nam in developing a national policy framework for a benefit sharing mechansim for power generation projects. The purpose of the TA is to prepare guidelines on benefit sharing mechanisms of power generation projects in Viet Nam.

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Project Name Developing Benefit Sharing Mechanisms for People Adversely Affected by Power Generation Projects
Project Number 39379-012
Country Viet Nam
Project Status Closed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 4689-VIE: Developing Benefit Sharing Mechanisms for People Adversely Affected by Power Generation Projects
Poverty Reduction Fund US$ 150,000.00
Strategic Agendas Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change
Sector / Subsector Energy - Energy efficiency and conservation
Gender Equity and Mainstreaming No gender elements
Description The TA will assist the Government of Viet Nam in developing a national policy framework for a benefit sharing mechansim for power generation projects. The purpose of the TA is to prepare guidelines on benefit sharing mechanisms of power generation projects in Viet Nam.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy Electricity demand in Viet Nam has grown at a rate of 15% over the last five years and will continue to grow by 15% till 2010 and, thereafter, at 12% per annum till 2015. The Electricity of Viet Nam (EVN) need to add generation capacity and transmission networks in the next decade in order to meet the country?s growing demand. The installed capacity is currently about 10,871 mega watts (MW), of which 46% is generated from hydropower and the remainder from fossil fuels (gas, coal and oil). The power sector master plan of EVN for 2000-2010 emphasizes the importance of developing hydropower along with other generation technologies. This is mainly due to abundant water sources in the country and hydroelectricity is cheaper per kWh than electricity generated from fossil fuels. The availability of electricity at lower prices (about $0.05/kWh) to consumers has spurred economic growth in the last decade (average 7.5% per annum) and significantly reduced the overall poverty from around 58% in 1993 to 29% in 2002. The Government?s target is to reduce this poverty further to 15% in 2010. However, in some provinces, such as in Lai Chau and Son La and in Central highlands, where some large hydropower projects are located, the poverty rate is significantly higher than the national average. About 50% of ethnic minorities (about 13% of the country total population) who are mostly inhabitants of the mountainous areas still live under the poverty line. Their livelihood is land-based and when these vulnerable population groups are adversely affected by power development projects, the depth of impact and the required assistance for long term livelihood restoration are significant.
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Project Outcome
Description of Outcome
Progress Toward Outcome
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs
Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)
Geographical Location
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
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During Project Implementation
Business Opportunities
Consulting Services The TA implementation will require a total of nine person-months of consulting services comprising of six person-months of a domestic consultant and three person-months of an international consultant. The consultants will be hired on an individual basis according to ADB's Guidelines on the Use of Consultants to provide the following expertise: (i) financial management and economist; and (ii) public financial management specialist.
Responsible ADB Officer Rehan Kausar
Responsible ADB Department Southeast Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Energy Division, SERD
Executing Agencies
Ministry of Industry Mr. Pham Minh Thangthangpm@moi.gov.vn54 Hai Ba Trung St.
Ha Noi, Viet Nam
Timetable
Concept Clearance 10 Mar 2005
Fact Finding 11 Jul 2005 to 15 Jul 2005
MRM -
Approval 14 Nov 2005
Last Review Mission -
PDS Creation Date 03 Mar 2006
Last PDS Update 24 May 2010

TA 4689-VIE

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
14 Nov 2005 - 14 Nov 2005 30 Nov 2006 30 Jun 2010 -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
0.00 150,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 150,000.00 14 Nov 2005 361,293.74

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