Viet Nam: Transport Connections in Northern Mountainous Provinces Project

Sovereign Project | 41433-013 Status: Active

Summary

ADB is helping Viet Nam upgrade 304 kilometers of roads in six remote northern provinces with high rates of poverty and large ethnic minority communities. The project will also develop climate proofing measures in the design of road rehabilitation works, provide jobs during construction, and help mitigate negative social impacts along the improved roads, including the spread of diseases.

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Project Name Transport Connections in Northern Mountainous Provinces Project
Project Number 41433-013
Country Viet Nam
Project Status Active
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Grant
Loan
Source of Funding / Amount
Grant: Transport Connections in Northern Mountainous Provinces Project
Nordic Development Fund US$ 2.78 million
Loan 2789-VIE: Transport Connections in Northern Mountainous Provinces Project
Asian Development Fund US$ 80.00 million
Strategic Agendas Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Governance and capacity development
Partnerships
Sector / Subsector

Transport - Road transport (non-urban)

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Effective gender mainstreaming
Description
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy
Impact

Project Outcome

Description of Outcome
Progress Toward Outcome On-going.
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs
Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)

- Due to underestimated costs at project design and continued price escalations since 2009, the target of rehabilitation of 304 km provincial roads will be partially achieved.

- As of October 2015 the portion is 70%.

- Flexible design guideline has been taken into account for all 12 project roads. Only PR 255 applied 2 road classes of V and IV.

- Adaptation measures are being implemented in 6 roads

- Up to September 2015, the accumulative rates were: of the 40.5% local unskilled used, 37% were women.

- Climate change adaptation training seminars was held during June 8th to 15, 2014 in Hai Phong with 58 participants and 25 of those are female.

- New selection of climate change consultant is on-going and mobilization is expected in November 2016.

- A majority of contractors' representatives in charge of the civil work under projects were oriented on GAEMDP, especially on related GAP target. However, sub-contractors are not yet oriented on GAP.

- Among 854 participants of the training of facilitators, 480 (56.21% of the total) were women.

Geographical Location Viet Nam

Safeguard Categories

Environment B
Involuntary Resettlement B
Indigenous Peoples A

Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects

Environmental Aspects

Results of the IEEs conducted for each province showed that the proposed road improvement works will result in minor environmental impacts. The biological environment is dominated by agriculture, production forests, and tree plantations around most stretches of the project roads. None of the project roads traverses buffer or core zones of ecologically or culturally protected areas.

The adverse environmental impacts will be largely experienced during construction due to spoil and waste disposal, traffic interruption, potential disruption of water and power supply utilities, and elevated levels of noise and dust. The works will be of short duration, causing only moderate disturbance to the surrounding areas provided the EMPs are fully implemented. The EMPs provide mitigation measures and monitoring activities to avoid or reduce anticipated negative project impacts.

Involuntary Resettlement Although about 4,700 households are affected by land acquisition, no households are losing 10% or more of their total productive assets. Impacts on structures are limited as houses and shops will be only partially affected. There will be no impacts on common property resources, and access to properties and economic opportunities will not be restricted during project construction and operation. Key information in the resettlement plans has been disclosed to the affected households through distribution of information leaflets in Vietnamese or local ethnic minority languages during market days in the communes prior to submission to ADB for review and concurrence.
Indigenous Peoples The ethnic minorities in the remote areas, especially in those that are difficult to access by road during the rainy season, are particularly poor. Road improvement will greatly benefit the ethnic minority groups but there are also increased social risks. GAEMDPs for Bac Kan, Cao Bang, Ha Giang, Tuyen Quang, and Lao Cai provinces have been designed in a culturally and linguistically gender-responsive way. The plans will be translated into ethnic minority languages since a critical source of vulnerability among women from ethnic minority groups is language, which isolates these women and reduces income-generating opportunities. Data disaggregated by ethnic group will be collected during implementation and monitoring.
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design
During Project Implementation

Business Opportunities

Consulting Services

Project Coordination Consulting Services: QCBS, 485 person-months, $5.23 million.

Project Auditing Consulting Services: QCBS, 156 person-months, $0.66 million.

Recruitment activities have been completed.

Procurement

Civil works: National competitive bidding, 23 contracts, $78.04 million.

Equipment: Shopping, 1 contract, $0.04 million.

Procurement activities have been completed.

Responsible Staff

Responsible ADB Officer Cuong Nguyen
Responsible ADB Department Southeast Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Viet Nam Resident Mission
Executing Agencies
Transport Department of Ha Giang
ADBHAGIANG@GMAIL.COM
Nguyen Trai Road - Ha Giang Town - Ha Giang Province
Transport Department of Yen Bai
PPMUYB@YAHOO.COM
Yen Ninh Ward - Yen Bai city - Yen Bai Province
Transport Department of Lao Cai
BANADBLC@YAHOO.COM.VN
Hoang Lien Road - Lao Cai city - Lao Cai Province
Transport Department of Bac Kan
LICHKHKT@GMAIL.COM
Duc Xuan Ward - Bac Kan Town - Bac Kan Province
Transport Department of Tuyen Quang
PPMU_TUYENQUANG@YAHOO.COM
Phan Thiet Road - Tuyen Quang Town - Tuyen Quang Province
Transport Department of Cao Bang
PPMUCAOBANG@GMAIL.COM
Hop Giang Ward - Cao Bang Town - Cao Bang Province

Timetable

Concept Clearance 28 Feb 2011
Fact Finding 07 Mar 2011 to 18 Mar 2011
MRM 13 Jul 2011
Approval -
Last Review Mission -
PDS Creation Date 30 Mar 2010
Last PDS Update 30 Mar 2016

Loan 2789-VIE

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
30 Sep 2011 02 Dec 2011 16 Apr 2012 30 Jun 2017 - -
Financing Plan Loan Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 80.00 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 80.00 30 Sep 2011 69.85 0.00 96%
Counterpart 0.00 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 30 Sep 2011 62.86 0.00 86%
Title Document Type Document Date
Transport Connections in Northern Mountainous Provinces Project Procurement Plans Dec 2012
Transport Connections in the Northern Mountainous Provinces Project Project/Program Administration Manual May 2012
Project Agreement for Transport Connections in the Northern Mountainous Provinces Project between Asian Development Bank and Bac Kan Provincial People's Committee Project/Program Agreement Oct 2011
Loan Agreement (Special Operations) for Transport Connections in Northern Mountainous Provinces Project between Socialist Republic of Viet Nam and Asian Development Bank dated 2 December 2011 Loan Agreement (Special Operations) Oct 2011
Transport Connections in Northern Mountainous Provinces Project Reports and Recommendations of the President Sep 2011
Transport Connections in Northern Mountainous Provinces Project Summary Poverty Reduction and Social Strategies Sep 2011
Transport Connection in Northern Mountainous Provinces Project - Ha Giang Province Gender Action Plans Apr 2011
Transport Connection in Northern Mountainous Provinces Project - Cao Bang Province Gender Action Plans Apr 2011
Transport Connection in Northern Mountainous Provinces Project: Gender Action Development Plan for Yen Bai Province (as of Board approval) Gender Action Plans Apr 2011
Transport Connection in Northern Mountainous Provinces Project - Bac Kan Province Gender Action Plans Apr 2011
Transport Connection in Northern Mountainous Provinces Project - Lao Cai Province Gender Action Plans Apr 2011
Transport Connection in Northern Mountainous Provinces Project - Yen Bai Province Gender Action Plans Apr 2011
Transport Connection in Northern Mountainous Provinces Project - Tuyen Quang Province Gender Action Plans Apr 2011

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.

Title Document Type Document Date
Transport Connections in Northern Mountainous Provinces Project: Environmental Monitoring Report (July-December 2014) Environmental Monitoring Reports Aug 2015
Transport Connections in Northern Mountainous Provinces Project: Quarterly Resettlement Monitoring Report (April - June 2015) Social Monitoring Reports Jul 2015
Transport Connections in Northern Mountainous Provinces Project: Quarterly Resettlement Monitoring Report (January-March 2015) Social Monitoring Reports Mar 2015
Transport Connections in Northern Mountainous Provinces Project: Environmental Monitoring Report (January-June 2014) Environmental Monitoring Reports Jan 2015
Transport Connections in Northern Mountainous Provinces Project: Quarterly Resettlement Monitoring Report (October-December 2014) Social Monitoring Reports Dec 2014
Transport Connections in Northern Mountainous Provinces Project: Quarterly Resettlement Monitoring Report (July-September 2014) Social Monitoring Reports Oct 2014
Transport Connections in Northern Mountainous Provinces Project: Quarterly Resettlement Monitoring Report (April-June 2014) Social Monitoring Reports Jul 2014
Transport Connections in Northern Mountainous Provinces Project: Quarterly Report on Gender Action and Ethnic Minority Development Plan (April-June 2014) Social Monitoring Reports Jul 2014
Transport Connections in Northern Mountainous Provinces Project: Quarterly Report on Gender Action and Ethnic Minority Development Plan (January-March 2014) Social Monitoring Reports Apr 2014
Transport Connections in Northern Mountainous Provinces Project: Quarterly Monitoring Report (October-December 2013) Social Monitoring Reports Dec 2013
Transport Connections in Northern Mountainous Provinces Project: Upgrading Provincial Road 176A, Ha Giang Province Resettlement Plans Oct 2013
Transport Connections in Northern Mountainous Provinces Project: Upgrading Road TL 183, Ha Giang Province Resettlement Plans Sep 2013
Transport Connections in Northern Mountainous Provinces Project: Upgrading Road TL 187, Tuyen Quang Province Resettlement Plans Aug 2013
Transport Connections in Northern Mountainous Provinces Project: Upgrading PR 202 Cao Bang Province Resettlement Plans Aug 2013
Transport Connections in Northern Mountainous Provinces Project: Upgrading PR 189 Tuyen Quang Province Resettlement Plans Aug 2013
Transport Connections in Northern Mountainous Provinces Project: Upgrading Road TL 156, Lao Cai Province Resettlement Plans Jul 2013
Transport Connections in Northern Mountainous Provinces Project: Upgrading Road TL 160, Lao Cai Province Resettlement Plans Jul 2013
Transport Connections in Northern Mountainous Provinces Project: Upgrading Road TL 151, Lao Cai Province Resettlement Plans Jul 2013
Transport Connections in Northern Mountainous Provinces Project: Upgrading PR 255-Section 2 Bac Kan Province Resettlement Plans Jul 2013
Transport Connections in Northern Mountainous Provinces Project: Upgrading Road TL 151B, Lao Cai Province Resettlement Plans Jul 2013
Transport Connections in Northern Mountainous Provinces Project: Upgrading Road TL 154, Muong Khuong District, Lao Cai Province Resettlement Plans Apr 2013
Transport Connections in Northern Mountainous Provinces Project: Upgrading Road TL 154, Muong Khuong District, Lao Cai Province (Vietnamese Translation) Resettlement Plans Apr 2013
Transport Connections in Northern Mountainous Provinces Project: Upgrading Road TL 163, Yen Bai Province Resettlement Plans Apr 2013
Transport Connections in Northern Mountainous Provinces: Tuyen Quang Province Resettlement Plans Apr 2011
Transport Connection in Northern Mountainous Provinces Project - Bac Kan Province Indigenous Peoples Plans/Indigenous Peoples Development Plans Apr 2011
Transport Connections in Northern Mountainous Provinces Project (Cao Bang Province) Initial Environmental Examination Apr 2011
Transport Connection in Northern Mountainous Provinces Project - Lao Cai Province Indigenous Peoples Plans/Indigenous Peoples Development Plans Apr 2011
Transport Connections in Northern Mountainous Provinces: Ha Giang Province Resettlement Plans Apr 2011
Transport Connections in Northern Mountainous Provinces Project (Lao Cai Province) Initial Environmental Examination Apr 2011
Transport Connections in Northern Mountainous Provinces Project (Bac Kan Province) Initial Environmental Examination Apr 2011
Transport Connection in Northern Mountainous Provinces Project - Tuyen Quang Province Indigenous Peoples Plans/Indigenous Peoples Development Plans Apr 2011
Transport Connections in Northern Mountainous Provinces Project (Yen Bai Province) Initial Environmental Examination Apr 2011
Transport Connections in Northern Mountainous Provinces: Lao Cai Province Resettlement Plans Apr 2011
Transport Connection in Northern Mountainous Provinces Project - Ha Giang Province Indigenous Peoples Plans/Indigenous Peoples Development Plans Apr 2011
Transport Connections in Northern Mountainous Provinces Project (Tuyen Quang Province) Initial Environmental Examination Apr 2011
Transport Connections in Northern Mountainous Provinces: Yen Bai Province Resettlement Plans Apr 2011
Transport Connection in Northern Mountainous Provinces Project - Cao Bang Province Indigenous Peoples Plans/Indigenous Peoples Development Plans Apr 2011
Transport Connections in Northern Mountainous Provinces Project (Ha Giang Province) Initial Environmental Examination Apr 2011
Transport Connections in Northern Mountainous Provinces: Cao Bang Province Resettlement Plans Apr 2011
Transport Connections in Northern Mountainous Provinces: Bac Kan Province Resettlement Plans Apr 2011

Evaluation Documents See also: Independent Evaluation

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