Viet Nam: Northern Chu and Southern Ma Rivers Irrigation System

Sovereign Project | 40239-012

Summary

The project will upgrade and develop irrigation and drainage facilities to enhance food security within the Northern Chu and Southern Ma Rivers irrigation command area within Thanh Hoa Province through providing farmers with reliable irrigation services, increasing agricultural productivity and the incomes of the rural poor. The Government seeks ADB financing for the north main canal, rehabilitating existing and developing new irrigation facilities which receive irrigation water from the Cua Dat reservoir and multi-purpose project. Project activities will focus on enhancing irrigation system O&M and water management and mitigation of climate change.

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Project Name Northern Chu and Southern Ma Rivers Irrigation System
Project Number 40239-012
Country Viet Nam
Project Status Closed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 7480-VIE: Northern Chu and Southern Ma Rivers Irrigation System
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 800,000.00
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Governance and capacity development
Sector / Subsector Agriculture, natural resources and rural development - Irrigation
Gender Equity and Mainstreaming No gender elements
Description The project will upgrade and develop irrigation and drainage facilities to enhance food security within the Northern Chu and Southern Ma Rivers irrigation command area within Thanh Hoa Province through providing farmers with reliable irrigation services, increasing agricultural productivity and the incomes of the rural poor. The Government seeks ADB financing for the north main canal, rehabilitating existing and developing new irrigation facilities which receive irrigation water from the Cua Dat reservoir and multi-purpose project. Project activities will focus on enhancing irrigation system O&M and water management and mitigation of climate change.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy The Project is listed as a high priority project in ADB's Country Partnership Strategy (CPS), which supports the Government's development agenda. Viet Nam's Socio-economic Development Plan (SEDP 2007-2012) guides socio-economic development and reaffirms a political commitment to reducing poverty through a market-oriented and open economic system, in which private investment and employment play an increasing prominent role. ADB's CPS support the SEPD through the promotion of rural infrastructure expansion in poor districts, and Government priorities to increase agricultural productivity.
Impact The TA will (i) provide rural infrastructure (irrigation systems); (ii) address food security through enhanced agricultural production; and (iii) improve environmental management through the promotion of integrated water resources management.
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome The expected outcomes of the Project are increased incomes of the rural poor leading to a reduction in poverty, increased production of rice, enhanced irrigation system operation and maintenance and water management, and mitigation of climate change.
Progress Toward Outcome --
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs The TA will prepare a five-year investment program to rehabilitate and develop irrigation areas covering a target area of approximately 30,000 ha of paddy to benefit poor farmers within the Northern Chu and Southern Ma area of the Province.
Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)
Geographical Location Thanh Hoa Province of Viet Nam
Safeguard Categories
Environment B
Involuntary Resettlement B
Indigenous Peoples B
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design The TA fact-finding conducted in June/July 2009 met with senior officials and staff of the MARD and the Ministry of Planning and Investment, the Japanese Embassy (to discuss JSF financing), representatives of international development agencies (AFD, the Netherlands and JICA to discuss potential cofinancing) and other stakeholders in Hanoi. The Mission visited Thanh Hoa Province to meet with officials of the Provincial Peoples' Committee (PPC), Provincial departments of agriculture and rural development (DARD), irrigation management companies, MARD's feasibility consultants (Hydraulic Engineering Company) and made a field visit to the Cua Dat reservoir and the proposed Northern Chu and Southern Ma and irrigation command area.
During Project Implementation The Central Project Office established a central project management unit (CPMU) to provide overall management and coordination of the TA and liaise with the PPC and DARD in Thanh Hoa Province. The CPMU, assisted by the TA consultants in consultation with stakeholders in the province, prepared the feasibility studies including land acquisition and resettlement aspects in accordance with the Government's guidelines and ADB's resettlement and environment safeguard policies.
Business Opportunities
Consulting Services The TA was undertaken in 2 Phases. Phase A required 6 person-months (pm) of international and 3 pm of national consulting services recruited individually with expertise in water resources management, hydrology, economic analysis, and social and environmental safeguards. An international consulting firm was engaged to implement Phase B in accordance with ADB's Guidelines and other arrangements satisfactory to ADB, through the quality- and cost-based selection method using full technical proposals. Expertise was required in the fields of water resources management, irrigation engineering, economics, agricultural development, institutional development, environment, social sectors (poverty reduction, resettlement, gender and indigenous peoples), and geographical information systems.
Responsible ADB Officer Ki Hee Ryu
Responsible ADB Department Southeast Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Environment, Natural Resources & Agriculture Division, SERD
Executing Agencies
Ministry of Agriculture and Rural DevelopmentNguyen Van Tinhtinhnv@cpo.vn, tinhnvbnn@yahoo.com.vnFax No. (84 4) 3824 2372
Timetable
Concept Clearance 14 Jul 2009
Fact Finding 23 Jun 2009 to 02 Jul 2009
MRM -
Approval 18 Dec 2009
Last Review Mission -
PDS Creation Date 15 Jul 2009
Last PDS Update 27 Mar 2013

TA 7480-VIE

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
18 Dec 2009 24 Feb 2010 24 Feb 2010 28 Feb 2011 31 Oct 2012 -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
800,000.00 0.00 200,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 1,000,000.00 18 Dec 2009 786,418.53

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