Viet Nam: Support for the National Target Program on Climate Change with a Focus on Energy and Transport

Sovereign Project | 43100-012

Summary

Recognizing that climate change is a major threat to economic development, the Government of Viet Nam has made it a key priority to address the impacts of climate change. In December 2008, by Decision No 158/QD-TTg, the government approved the National Target Program (NTP) to respond to climate change. The NTP mandated a comprehensive effort to assess climate change impacts on sectors and provinces, and develop action plans. The government has identified international engagement and technical assistance (TA) from development partners as crucial elements for the successful implementation of the NTP, and requested assistance from the Asian Development Bank (ADB). The proposed policy and advisory TA (PATA) will support two ministries, a province, and two cities in developing and/or instituting action plans for effective implementation of the NTP.

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Project Name Support for the National Target Program on Climate Change with a Focus on Energy and Transport
Project Number 43100-012
Country Viet Nam
Project Status Closed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 7779-VIE: Support for the National Target Program on Climate Change with a Focus on Energy and Transport
Nordic Development Fund US$ 2.50 million
Strategic Agendas Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Governance and capacity development
Partnerships
Sector / Subsector Energy - Energy sector development and institutional reform
Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Effective gender mainstreaming
Description Recognizing that climate change is a major threat to economic development, the Government of Viet Nam has made it a key priority to address the impacts of climate change. In December 2008, by Decision No 158/QD-TTg, the government approved the National Target Program (NTP) to respond to climate change. The NTP mandated a comprehensive effort to assess climate change impacts on sectors and provinces, and develop action plans. The government has identified international engagement and technical assistance (TA) from development partners as crucial elements for the successful implementation of the NTP, and requested assistance from the Asian Development Bank (ADB). The proposed policy and advisory TA (PATA) will support two ministries, a province, and two cities in developing and/or instituting action plans for effective implementation of the NTP. ADB's country strategy and program, (CSP) for 2007 2010 supports government efforts to achieve higher levels of pro-poor economic growth, foster social equity and balanced development, and protect the environment. The mid-term review of the CSP recommended stronger emphasis on addressing climate change. The proposed TA thus directly supports this new imperative and is listed in the current country operations business plan (COBP, 2009 -2010).
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy

The policy and advisory technical assistance was designed to support the Ministry of Industry and Trade, the Ministry of Transport, and the People's Committees of Thanh Hoa, Ho Chi Minh City, and Da Nang to develop and implement actions plans to respond to climate change. The Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment was also included as an implementing agency at the request of the Government but with a limited cross-cutting role.

ADB's country strategy and program, (CSP) for 2007-2010 supports government efforts to achieve higher levels of pro-poor economic growth, foster social equity and balanced development, and protect the environment. The midterm review of the CSP recommended stronger emphasis on addressing climate change. The TA directly supports this imperative and was included in the country operations business plan (COBP, 2009-2010).

Impact Effective implementation of detailed NTP action plans by MOIT, MOT, Thanh Hoa province, and Ho Chi Minh and Da Nang cities (the target ministries, province, and cities).
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome Greater capacity to design and implement climate change response measures in the target ministries, province, and cities
Progress Toward Outcome In-depth reports and technical working papers addressing climate change have been presented to the target ministries, provinces and cities in line with TA's outcome. The TA achieved its expected outcome.
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs

1. Action plans to support NTP developed by MOIT, MOT, and the People's Committees of Thanh Hoa province, HCMC and Da Nang.

2. Stronger institutional capacity of agency staff to plan and design climate change responses.

3. Community awareness campaign designed and implemented.

4. Pilot projects developed to help reduce GHG emissions and optimize adaptation responses to climate risks.

Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues) Completed.
Geographical Location Viet Nam (Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh, Da Nang and Thanh Hoa)
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design Conducted extensively.
During Project Implementation Conducted extensively.
Business Opportunities
Consulting Services Approximately 227 person-months of consulting services (65 person-months of international consultants and 162 person-months of national consultants or services from national institutions) will be required. The TA was implemented by an international firm (NIRAS A/S) supported by national consultants. The team compromises experts on climate change modeling and risk assessment, adaptation planning, institutional strengthening, sociology and economic analysis, public communications strategy, and geographic information systems.
Responsible ADB Officer Rehan Kausar
Responsible ADB Department Southeast Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Energy Division, SERD
Executing Agencies
Ministry of Industry54 Hai Ba Trung St.
Ha Noi, Viet Nam
Timetable
Concept Clearance 06 Feb 2011
Fact Finding 12 Jul 2010 to 06 Feb 2011
MRM -
Approval 31 Jan 2011
Last Review Mission -
PDS Creation Date 15 Oct 2010
Last PDS Update 23 Mar 2015

TA 7779-VIE

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
31 Jan 2011 25 Oct 2011 25 Oct 2011 31 Mar 2013 31 Oct 2014 -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
0.00 2,500,000.00 250,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 2,750,000.00 31 Jan 2011 2,491,161.48

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