Viet Nam: Environmental Management Plan Improvement and Implementation and Downstream Impacts Management for Son La Hydro Power Project

Sovereign Project | 39537-012

Summary

The goals of this proposed activity are to: (i) improve the EMP formulation and implementation, by having a complete EMP monitoring mechanisms, a realistic EMP implementation budget, and specific performance indicators on how these improvements will be evaluated; (ii) formulate and implement a sustainable livelihood enhancement or restoration program as part of the EMP downstream impacts management activities, (iii) build capacity of EVN and Son La HPP Management Board in EMP development and implementation for hydropower projects, and (iv) ensure such capacity building is done to ensure sustainability whereby experience accumulated is used for future hydropower projects.

The overall purpose is to support EVN's hydropower development scheme with sound Environmental Management Plan practices that is sustainable, environmentally sound, and sensitive to downstream impacts and affected stakeholders.

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Project Name Environmental Management Plan Improvement and Implementation and Downstream Impacts Management for Son La Hydro Power Project
Project Number 39537-012
Country Viet Nam
Project Status Closed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 4711-VIE: Environmental Management Plan Improvement and Implementation and Downstream Impacts Management for Son La Hydro Power Project
A.T.F. - Finnida Grant US$ 800,000.00
Strategic Agendas Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Governance and capacity development
Partnerships
Sector / Subsector Energy - Energy efficiency and conservation
Gender Equity and Mainstreaming No gender elements
Description

The goals of this proposed activity are to: (i) improve the EMP formulation and implementation, by having a complete EMP monitoring mechanisms, a realistic EMP implementation budget, and specific performance indicators on how these improvements will be evaluated; (ii) formulate and implement a sustainable livelihood enhancement or restoration program as part of the EMP downstream impacts management activities, (iii) build capacity of EVN and Son La HPP Management Board in EMP development and implementation for hydropower projects, and (iv) ensure such capacity building is done to ensure sustainability whereby experience accumulated is used for future hydropower projects.

The overall purpose is to support EVN's hydropower development scheme with sound Environmental Management Plan practices that is sustainable, environmentally sound, and sensitive to downstream impacts and affected stakeholders.

Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy The SLHPP is the largest hydropower station planned for the country, and is part of a Master Plan for the Hydropower Development Cascades on the Da River and is in the Fifth Power Development Plan. ADB is considering financing, as part of its Country Strategy and Program 2005-2006 pipeline, the Northern Power Transmission Expansion Sector Project (NPTESP) which will evacuate power from the SLHPP by around 2010.
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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)

EVN, by their letter of 29 April 2010, requested ADB to support SB4HPP for capacity building on monitoring, lessons learned and best practices from other successful hydropower projects outside Viet Nam which can be applied even by other EVN hydropower PMUs for implementation of environmental management programs. EVN thinks that the outcome of the TA could be better achieved by redirecting the focus of work from Son La Hydropower Project to Song Bung 4 Hydropower Project. Since the outcomes are similar, the change in scope is minor and was approved by ADB on 16 March 2011.

Two missions to SB4 (27 September 2010 and 20 June 2011, back-to-back with other VIE missions) were undertaken to discuss the action plan for 2011. Monitoring equipment for water, noise, dust and gases had been purchased. Training programs will be carried out in November and December 2011 (two one-week training onsite in Da Nang for 35 participants and site visit to Theun Hinboun HPP, Lao PDR for 15 participants).

Geographical Location Viet Nam
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.
Responsible ADB Officer Genandrialine Peralta
Responsible ADB Department Southeast Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Energy Division, SERD
Executing Agencies
Viet Nam Electricity69 Dinh Tien Hoang Street
Ha Noi, Viet Nam
Timetable
Concept Clearance 10 Mar 2005
Fact Finding 11 Jul 2005 to 15 Jul 2005
MRM -
Approval 02 Dec 2005
Last Review Mission -
PDS Creation Date 03 May 2006
Last PDS Update 30 Aug 2011

TA 4711-VIE

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
02 Dec 2005 03 Aug 2006 03 Aug 2006 31 Dec 2010 31 Dec 2011 -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
0.00 800,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 800,000.00 02 Dec 2005 297,688.62

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