Viet Nam: Capacity Building for River Basin Water Resources Planning

Sovereign Project | 41466-012

Summary

The TA will support the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment's (MONRE) adoption of integrated water resources management (IWRM) principles through (i) continued support for the revision of the Law on Water Resources, and (ii) the establishment of planning tasks leading to a sector strategy and investment program for the development of the Red-Thai Binh river basin water resources. The main outputs will be the documents needed for the submission of the amended LWR by March 2011 and the planning tasks by September 2013.

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Project Name Capacity Building for River Basin Water Resources Planning
Project Number 41466-012
Country Viet Nam
Project Status Closed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 7629-VIE: Capacity Building for River Basin Water Resources Planning
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 580,000.00
TA 7629-VIE: Capacity Building for River Basin Water Resources Planning (Supplementary)
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 420,000.00
Strategic Agendas Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Governance and capacity development
Sector / Subsector Agriculture, natural resources and rural development - Water-based natural resources management
Public sector management - Public administration
Gender Equity and Mainstreaming
Description The TA will support the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment's (MONRE) adoption of integrated water resources management (IWRM) principles through (i) continued support for the revision of the Law on Water Resources, and (ii) the establishment of planning tasks leading to a sector strategy and investment program for the development of the Red-Thai Binh river basin water resources. The main outputs will be the documents needed for the submission of the amended LWR by March 2011 and the planning tasks by September 2013.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy The TA is consistent with ADB's existing Country Partnership Strategy for Viet Nam (2007-2010), the midterm review of which called for an IWRM approach to planning strategies and work practices with ADB placing a strong focus on institutional development in conjunction with water resources infrastructure. This follows from the support provided under TA4903-VIE: Water Sector Review, which identified key water management issues and led to the formulation of Government's NTP, which specifies objectives in relation to eight programs and identifies the priority river basins. However, the elaboration of river basin development strategies and investment programs is the next step and will be addressed by the TA for the Red-Thai Binh River Basin. The TA will also continue the support for the revision of the LWR, which started under TA3892-VIE: Second Red River Basin Sector Project but closes with completion of the grant from the Netherlands at the end of October 2010. The continued support is needed to finalize the draft LWR and related documents for submission to the National Assembly in March 2011. The TA is consistent with the draft Assessment Strategy and Roadmap (ASR) for the Agriculture, Natural Resources and Environment (ANRE) Sector, which includes Natural Resources and Environment as one of the three major support areas in the ANRE Sector Development Forward Strategy. The TA will also add value to ADB's program for Viet Nam and has the potential to strengthen international cooperation with IDPs who are also working for the development of the country's water resources sector through institutional and operational capacity development.
Impact Better management and development of the water resources sector
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome Greater capacity of the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (MONRE) to support policy initiatives and implement investment projects
Progress Toward Outcome The TA activities are geared towards this direction.
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs

Guidelines and regulations on establishing minimum flows in rivers prepared

The planning tasks for the development of water resources of the Red-Thai Binh river basin formulated

Documents for submission of the amended LWR prepared

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

The first component supporting the revision of the Law on Water Resources has been completed and culminated with the Government National Assembly's passage of the new Law into legislation on 21 June 2012 (Law No. 17/2012/QH13). The second component to establish planning tasks have been completed with preparation of the following reports: (i) Status Report for the preparation of planning tasks for the Red-Thai Binh River Basin; (ii) Water Indicators for the Red-Thai Binh River Basin - the indicators and their use; (iii) Guidelines for the Preparation of Planning Tasks (summary); (iv) Guidelines for the Preparation of Planning Tasks (reference report); (v) Guidelines on the use of Water Resources Indicators for the preparation of a Status Report for a River Basin (reference document) and (vi) Guidelines on the use of Water Resource Indicators for the Preparation of a Status Report for a River Basin (Summary)

Sector study reports have been submitted and found acceptable. The consulting firm and individual consultants have completed their deliverables.

Geographical Location Viet Nam and Red-Thai Binh river basin
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

The TA will require about 54 person-months of consulting services, consisting of 14 person-months international and 40 person-months national inputs for services over an implementation period of 20 months with an additional 3 months for TA closing. Existing consultants currently supporting the LWR will be extended through the firm contracted for this purpose by single source selection as the tasks involved represent a natural continuation of previous work carried out by the firm. The firm currently supporting the revision of the LWR is Kellogg Brown & Root Pty Ltd of Australia. The firm's main role under the CDTA is to provide the same 6 consultants (5 nationals and 1 international) to continue work on the revision of the LWR, which commenced in early 2009 and has proceeded effectively with their support.

The consultants to be employed on the formulation of sector strategy and investment program for the development of water resources in the Red-Thai Binh river basin will be recruited by individual consultant selection (ICS) and directly contracted by ADB.

All consultants will be selected in accordance with ADB's Guidelines on the Use of Consultants (2010, as amended from time to time). Any procurement under the TA will be done in accordance with ADB's Procurement Guidelines (2010, as amended from time to time). All disbursements under the TA will be done in accordance with the ADB's Technical Assistance Disbursement Handbook (May 2010, as amended from time to time).

Responsible ADB Officer Su Chin Teoh
Responsible ADB Department Southeast Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Environment, Natural Resources & Agriculture Division, SERD
Executing Agencies
Ministry of Natural Resources and EnvironmentDepartment of Water Resources Management
68 Bui Thi Xuan Str., Hai Ba Trung
District, Hanoi, Viet Nam
Timetable
Concept Clearance 27 Jan 2011
Fact Finding 28 Feb 2009 to 13 Mar 2009
MRM -
Approval 28 Oct 2010
Last Review Mission -
PDS Creation Date 27 Sep 2010
Last PDS Update 31 Mar 2014

TA 7629-VIE

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
28 Oct 2010 29 Mar 2011 29 Mar 2011 30 Jun 2012 31 Mar 2014 -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
1,000,000.00 0.00 70,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 1,070,000.00 28 Oct 2010 863,977.76

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