Viet Nam: Promoting Climate Resilient Rural Infrastructure in the Northern Mountain Provinces

Sovereign Project | 41461-042 Status: Active


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Project Name Promoting Climate Resilient Rural Infrastructure in the Northern Mountain Provinces
Project Number 41461-042
Country Viet Nam
Project Status Active
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 8102-VIE: Promoting Climate Resilient Rural Infrastructure in Northern Mountain Provinces
GEF-Special Climate Change Fund US$ 2.00 million
Strategic Agendas Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Governance and capacity development
Sector / Subsector

Agriculture, natural resources and rural development - Agricultural policy, institutional and capacity development

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

Project Outcome

Description of Outcome
Progress Toward Outcome TA Implementation Ongoing.
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs
Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)

The TA is implemented through a consultancy contract (with the International Centre for Environmental Management, ICEM).

The project is designed around physical implementation of rural infrastructure resilience demonstration measures at four sites (i.e., two riverbank and two road sites) as the basis for capacity development activities. These demonstration measures (physical construction of the bioengineering demonstration measures, and associated training events) were intended to be implemented in 2014 and completed by Q3 of 2015. These include one demonstration measure at a roadside being developed by the ADB loan project (L2682/3-VIE: Sustainable Rural Infrastructure Development Project [SRIDP] in the Northern Mountains) during Q4 2014.

Formal MARD approval on the design of the two riverbank demonstration sites was received in December 2014 and March 2015, respectively. Since then, the TA consultant has completed the two riverbank demonstrations and its associated bioengineering training. However, the two roadside site demonstrations have yet to be fully designed, approved, procured, and installed. This delay is caused by the ongoing construction of both target road sites under the ADB-funded SRIDP.

The completion of the roadside demonstration measures is projected to be achieved by February/March 2016. After completion of the demonstrations, further activities that are required to deliver the project's outputs include reporting on construction, delivering training on roadside bioengineering, performance monitoring, evaluating and reporting on project effectiveness and lessons learned, reporting on training, and preparing the project's key written deliverables; such as recommendations for training curricula, design procedures and contract specifications. To complete these activities, ADB approved the extension of the TA completion date to 2 December 2016.

Geographical Location Four SRIDP subprojects in two provinces.

Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects

Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design
During Project Implementation An important source of information has been consultation at local level, in particular during two fieldtrips by the TA social specialists in May and June 2013. This fieldwork resulted in identification of a variety of bioengineering techniques already used by local residents to prevent and manage erosion.

Business Opportunities

Consulting Services The CDTA would be implemented over a three year period, with consulting services consisting of 80 person-months of consultant inputs (25 international person-months and 55 national person-months). International expertise required would include civil, bio-, and geotechnical engineering, technical training, climate change adaptation and social development. National expertise required would include agricultural engineering, agronomy/forestry, technical training, civil engineering, meteorology/ hydrology, gender and indigenous people. 23. The bulk of the CDTA (23 international person-months and 55 national person-months) would be carried out by a consulting firm. Two international consulting person-months would not be included in the firm consultancy allocation.

Responsible Staff

Responsible ADB Officer Charles Salter
Responsible ADB Department Southeast Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Environment, Natural Resources & Agriculture Division, SERD
Executing Agencies
Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development
Room 305 Building A15
10 Nugen Cong Hoan Street
Ba Dinh District, Hanoi, Vietnam


Concept Clearance 28 Apr 2011
Fact Finding -
Approval -
Last Review Mission -
PDS Creation Date 30 Sep 2010
Last PDS Update 31 Mar 2016

TA 8102-VIE

Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
29 Jun 2012 09 Oct 2012 09 Oct 2012 31 Aug 2015 02 Dec 2016 -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
0.00 2,000,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 2,000,000.00 29 Jun 2012 1,328,656.54

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