Viet Nam: Thanh Hoa City Comprehensive Socioeconomic Development Project

Sovereign Project | 41013-013

Summary

The Project seeks to enable an intermediary state of development for Thanh Hoa and support its socioeconomic enhancement. It is a comprehensive and multisectoral project that will target priority investments and create a suitable and sustainable urban environment for Thanh Hoa and strengthen its role as provincial capital. The Project will upgrade Thanh Hoa's urban core, integrate its peri-urban areas and further develop its urban infrastructure and key economic sectors.

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Project Name Thanh Hoa City Comprehensive Socioeconomic Development Project
Project Number 41013-013
Country Viet Nam
Project Status Approved
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Loan
Source of Funding / Amount
Loan 2511-VIE: Thanh Hoa City Comprehensive Socioeconomic Development Project
Asian Development Fund US$ 72.00 million
Loan: Thanh Hoa City Comprehensive Socioeconomic Development Project
Export-Import Bank of Korea US$ 32.70 million
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Partnerships
Sector / Subsector Education - Technical and vocational education and training
Transport - Urban roads and traffic management
Water and other urban infrastructure and services - Renovation and protection of cultural heritage - Urban sewerage - Urban water supply
Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Some gender elements
Description The Project seeks to enable an intermediary state of development for Thanh Hoa and support its socioeconomic enhancement. It is a comprehensive and multisectoral project that will target priority investments and create a suitable and sustainable urban environment for Thanh Hoa and strengthen its role as provincial capital. The Project will upgrade Thanh Hoa's urban core, integrate its peri-urban areas and further develop its urban infrastructure and key economic sectors. The expected outputs will be: (i) an improved urban road network (22 km) to link peri-urban urban villages with the city center along with complementary basic urban services; (ii) an expanded and upgraded water supply distribution network, including about 19 km of primary and secondary water supply pipes and connections to expand the service to peri-urban areas and replacement of 19 km of damaged pipes in the city; (iii) improved drainage and wastewater treatment in Thanh Hoa through the construction of 47 km of interceptors for sewerage and drainage, 13 pumping stations, a central wastewater treatment pond, and three delocalized wastewater treatment facilities for the city general hospital; (iv) improved tourism infrastructure through the construction of tourism facilities at tourist sites in Ham Rong and Mat Son; and (v) improved human capacity within local utilities and line departments of Thanh Hoa and THP and improved labor skills, achieved through the upgrading of vocational training centers and other capacity building initiatives .
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy

The proposed Project will support the Government's Socio- Economic Development Plan (SEDP) 2006 2010. One of the key SEDP objectives is to support sustained urban development, in line with the Orientation Master Plan for Urban Development to 2020, which outlines the official national urban policy. This plan aims to establish population targets for cities and limit migration to Ha Noi and Ho Chi Minh City through the promotion of sustainable development of secondary cities.

The country strategy of the Asian Development Bank (ADB) for Viet Nam's urban sector emphasizes targeted infrastructure investments in small- and medium-sized towns in the central region and along economic corridors, thereby reducing migration to the large metropolises.

Thanh Hoa was selected for this comprehensive socioeconomic development initiative based on social and economic criteria such as urban population growth, urban and rural poverty levels, economic development potential, and infrastructure needs. Thanh Hoa is the capital and the only major urban center of Viet Nam's third largest, second poorest, and second most populous province. Thanh Hoa, with a population of 200,000, represents only about 5% of THP's 3.7 million people. Currently the province's gross domestic product (GDP) is half the national average. The economy is weak in all sectors, especially the industrial and social sectors, which rank well below the national average according to various indexes. Thanh Hoa is challenged to meet the ever-growing demand for basic urban services and reverse the large outflow of migration from both Thanh Hoa city and province. Thanh Hoa is thus a prime candidate for ADB assistance.

Impact The project's impact will be the establishment of Thanh Hoa City as a competitive, livable, and sustainable city, leading to socioeconomic development of Thanh Hoa Province to the benefit of about 73,000 direct beneficiaries and surrounding population of about 270,000 as indirect beneficiaries.
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome Thanh Hoa as a well managed, livable and competitive city
Progress Toward Outcome Physical construction underway to achieve outcome. All contracts expected to be finished by the original closing date except one civil works contract (wastewater treatment plant) where a loan extension of 12 months is required by the EAs to allow sufficient time for full commissioning of the wastewater treatment facilities.
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs

(1) improved urban road network and urban basic services

(2) expanded and upgraded water supply distribution network

(4) improved human resources and skills

(5) well-managed tourism development

(3) improved drainage and wastewater treatment

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

83% of total works completed

83% of total works completed

83% of total works completed

76% completed

76% completed

nonrevenue water decreased to 28%

coverage increased to 93%

THWSC to equitized by December 2014

to complete by December 2014

underway. Target to achieve by end 2014.

Package G1P4: Vocational school of Construction and Colleage of Industry: 75% completed.

Package G2P4: Vocational school of Commercial and tourism, Vocational school of Hadicraft and Blind association: 80% completed

Package G3P4: Equipment: 37% completed.

target to achieve by end 2014

52% completed

52% completed

52% completed

target to achieve by end 2014

98.5% completed

98.5% completed

51% completed

51% completed

51% completed

51% completed

50% completed

64% completed

to be achieved by end 2014

not achieved

not achieved, Grant for this activity was canceled

Geographical Location Thanh Hoa City, Thanh Hoa Province, Viet Nam (150 km South of Hanoi)
Safeguard Categories
Environment B
Involuntary Resettlement A
Indigenous Peoples C
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
Environmental Aspects EMPs upgraded.
Involuntary Resettlement RPs updated.
Indigenous Peoples There is no issue reported.
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design High level of participation from all stakeholders.
During Project Implementation High level of participation from all stakeholders.
Business Opportunities
Consulting Services Consulting services will be procured in accordance with ADB's Guidelines on the Use of Consultants by Asian Development Bank and Its Borrowers (2007, as amended from time to time).
Procurement

International Competitive Bidding (ICB) for Works Above $5,000,000,

International Competitive Bidding for Goods Above $1,000,000

National Competitive Bidding (NCB) for Works Beneath that stated for ICB, Works

National Competitive Bidding for Goods Beneath that stated for ICB, Goods

Shopping for Goods Below $100,000

Responsible ADB Officer Nguyen Binh My
Responsible ADB Department Southeast Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Viet Nam Resident Mission
Executing Agencies
Provincial People's Committee of Thanh Hoa PrvnceTrinh Van ChienViet Nam
Timetable
Concept Clearance 28 Jul 2008
Fact Finding 21 Jul 2008 to 26 Jul 2008
MRM 19 Aug 2008
Approval 05 Mar 2009
Last Review Mission -
PDS Creation Date 08 Sep 2008
Last PDS Update 26 Jan 2015

Grant 0147-VIE

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
05 Mar 2009 02 Feb 2010 11 Jun 2010 28 Feb 2013 - 06 Sep 2012
Financing Plan Grant Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 0.00 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 0.00 05 Mar 2009 0.00 0.00 0%
Counterpart 0.00 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 05 Mar 2009 0.00 0.00 0%

Loan

Financing Plan Loan Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 32.70 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 0.00 - 0.00 0.00 %
Counterpart 0.00 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 32.70 - 0.00 0.00 %

Loan 2511-VIE

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
05 Mar 2009 17 Apr 2009 09 Nov 2009 31 Dec 2014 31 Dec 2015 -
Financing Plan Loan Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 104.70 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 72.00 05 Mar 2009 66.93 0.00 96%
Counterpart 0.00 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 32.70 05 Mar 2009 57.21 0.00 82%
Status of Covenants
Category Sector Safeguards Social Financial Economic Others
Rating - - - - - Unsatisfactory

Safeguard Documents

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Title Document Type Document Date
Thanh Hoa City Comprehensive Socioeconomic Development Project: Resettlement Monitoring Report (May 2015) Social Monitoring Reports May 2015
Thanh Hoa City Comprehensive Socioeconomic Development Project: Environmental Monitoring Report (July 2014) Environmental Monitoring Reports Jul 2014
Thanh Hoa City Comprehensive Socioeconomic Development Project: Environmental Monitoring Report (January 2014) Environmental Monitoring Reports Jan 2014
Thanh Hoa City Comprehensive Socioeconomic Development Project: Environmental Monitoring Report (December 2013) Environmental Monitoring Reports Dec 2013
Thanh Hoa City Comprehensive Socioeconomic Development: Income and Livelihood Restoration Plan Resettlement Planning Documents Jun 2013
Thanh Hoa City Comprehensive Socioeconomic Development Project: Resettlement Monitoring Report (Fifth Mission) Social Monitoring Reports Jun 2013
Thanh Hoa City Comprehensive Socioeconomic Development Project: Resettlement Monitoring Report Social Monitoring Reports Mar 2013
Thanh Hoa City Comprehensive Socioeconomic Development Project: Resettlement Monitoring Report (Second Mission) Social Monitoring Reports Jan 2013
Thanh Hoa City Comprehensive Socioeconomic Development Project: Component 1 and 4 Resettlement Plans Mar 2012
Thanh Hoa City Comprehensive Socioeconomic Development Project: Resettlement Plan for Component 1 and 4 (Revised) Resettlement Plans Mar 2012
Thanh Hoa City Comprehensive Socioeconomic Development Project: Resettlement Plan for Component 3 and 5 (Revised) Resettlement Plans Mar 2012
Thanh Hoa City Comprehensive Socioeconomic Development Project: Resettlement Plan Resettlement Plans Sep 2008
Thanh Hoa City Comprehensive Socioeconomic Development Project: Resettlement Plan (Draft) Resettlement Plans Aug 2008

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