Viet Nam: Power Transmission Investment Program (MFF)

Sovereign Project | 42039-012

Summary

The construction of 500 kilovolt (kV) and 220 kV high voltage transmission lines and associated substations will improve system stability and security, and improve the reliability of power supply in Southern Viet Nam. The transmission lines will enable evacuation of electricity to load centers from the both the planned public sector and private sector financed thermal power plants in southern Viet Nam. The Project will also reinforce the transmission system in southern Viet Nam to be able to import power from Cambodia in 2013.

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Power Transmission Investment Program (MFF) Nov 2010

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Project Name Power Transmission Investment Program (MFF)
Project Number 42039-012
Country Viet Nam
Project Status Approved
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 7742-VIE: Power Transmission Investment Program (MFF)
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 1.50 million
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change
Sector / Subsector Energy - Electricity transmission and distribution
Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Some gender elements
Description The construction of 500 kilovolt (kV) and 220 kV high voltage transmission lines and associated substations will improve system stability and security, and improve the reliability of power supply in Southern Viet Nam. The transmission lines will enable evacuation of electricity to load centers from the both the planned public sector and private sector financed thermal power plants in southern Viet Nam. The Project will also reinforce the transmission system in southern Viet Nam to be able to import power from Cambodia in 2013.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy The strong economic growth in Viet Nam over the past decade has resulted in substantial demand for electricity throughout the country. The link between economic development and power demand is very strong. In the past 10 years, gross domestic product (GDP) averaged 7.5% per annum, while electricity demand averaged about 16% per annum. Despite of the global financial crisis the demand for electricity although if decreased a bit in 2009 is still strog and about 10% for the first quarter of 2009.The demand for electricity has been triggered by ongoing electrification in new areas, expansion of transmission and distribution network, and the demand from industries from the new industrial zones and enterprises throughout the country. The rapid economic growth has contributed to Viet Nam's success in bringing down the share of population below poverty line from 58% in 1993 to 18% in 2006. A reliable and sufficient amount of electricity supply is important for economic growth and poverty reduction. In order to address the electricity deficit, and improve the quality and reliability of electricity supply to industrial, rural, commercial and residential consumers in Viet Nam, a total of 12,000 megawatts (MW) of new generating capacity is planned. The Government's Socio-Economic Development Plan (SEDP) emphasizes the role of physical infrastructure in increasing national competitiveness and market access, and attracting investments needed to sustain the economic and poverty reduction. ADB's Country Strategy Program (CSP), 2007-2010 for Viet Nam supports the objectives of the SEDP and notes the importance of removing infrastructure bottlenecks in the power sectors to increase the competitiveness of Viet Nam's private sector-led manufacturing and service sectors.
Impact Sustained economic growth and social development
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome Power transmission grid capacity increased and bottleneck removed
Progress Toward Outcome
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs Subprojects commissioned according to schedules indicated in the power development plan
Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)
Geographical Location Project will cover Northern, Central and Southern Regions of Viet Nam
Safeguard Categories
Environment B
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design
During Project Implementation Ongoing stakeholder consultations being conducted.
Business Opportunities
Consulting Services Initially, the implementation arrangements of the TA considered engaging an international consulting firm. A minor change in implementation arrangements were sought to continuously facilitate the implementation of the MFF. Six national individual consultants were engaged to provide support in completing key implementation milestones. ADB engages the consultants in accordance with its Guidelines on the Use of the Consultants (2013, as amended from time to time).
Responsible ADB Officer Daniela Schmidt
Responsible ADB Department Southeast Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Energy Division, SERD
Executing Agencies
National Power Transmission Corporation885 Hong Ha Street
Hoan Kiem District
Ha Noi
Timetable
Concept Clearance -
Fact Finding -
MRM -
Approval 03 Dec 2010
Last Review Mission -
PDS Creation Date 14 Mar 2008
Last PDS Update 27 Mar 2015

TA 7742-VIE

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
03 Dec 2010 08 Aug 2011 08 Aug 2011 31 Dec 2012 31 Aug 2015 -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
1,500,000.00 0.00 200,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 1,700,000.00 03 Dec 2010 1,347,985.63
Title Document Type Document Date
Power Transmission Investment Program (MFF) Concept Papers Nov 2010

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