Viet Nam: Increasing the Efficiency of the National Power Transmission Corporation through Targeted Capacity Building

Sovereign Project | 44004-012

Summary

ADB has been very active in supporting the power sector in Viet Nam and more specifically the transmission subsector. ADB has two active loans with NPT. These are Loan 2128-VIE: Northern Power Transmission Sector Project and Loan 2225-VIE: Northern power Transmission Expansion Sector Project. ADB has also been actively supporting the power sector reform in Viet Nam through TA 4768-VIE: Power Market Design and SSTA 7222-VIE: Capacity Building of the National Power Transmission Corporation in a Competitive Power Market. Lastly, ADB approved n December 2009 a Guarantee to Commercial Banks for a loan in connection with the Investment Support Program for EVN. This latest project, structured under a corporate project, aims to finance transmission and distribution subprojects.

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Project Name Increasing the Efficiency of the National Power Transmission Corporation through Targeted Capacity Building
Project Number 44004-012
Country Viet Nam
Project Status Approved
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 7668-VIE: Increasing Efficiency of the National Power Transmission Corporation through Targeted Capacity Building
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 600,000.00
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Governance and capacity development
Sector / Subsector

Energy - Electricity transmission and distribution

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming
Description
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy ADB has been very active in supporting the power sector in Viet Nam and more specifically the transmission subsector. ADB has two active loans with NPT. These are Loan 2128-VIE: Northern Power Transmission Sector Project and Loan 2225-VIE: Northern power Transmission Expansion Sector Project. ADB has also been actively supporting the power sector reform in Viet Nam through TA 4768-VIE: Power Market Design and SSTA 7222-VIE: Capacity Building of the National Power Transmission Corporation in a Competitive Power Market. Lastly, ADB approved n December 2009 a Guarantee to Commercial Banks for a loan in connection with the Investment Support Program for EVN. This latest project, structured under a corporate project, aims to finance transmission and distribution subprojects.

The Country Strategy for Viet Nam emphasizes the need to support Government's energy sector development strategy to efficiently and rationally supply reliable, affordable and quality electricity to meet the rapid growth in demand. Supporting power sector reform and increasing the efficiency of the power companies is one ADB's priorities listed in the CSP. The proposed TA is necessary to continue the progress made so far and to ensure timely introduction of the Generation Competitive Power Market by early 2011.
Impact Development of a market-driven power sector.
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome NPT has an adequate and efficient organizational structure.
Progress Toward Outcome TA extension was sought in April 2013 indicating a necessary change in completion date from 30 April 2013 to 31 December 2014 to ensure that the activities in the terms of reference can be implemented within a reasonable time frame.
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs

NPT technical inputs submitted and approved by ERAV for finalization of the transmission charges regulations.

A 5-year business plan developed and endorsed by NPT management.

Trained NPT staff able to effectively work with project management procedures.

Communication guidelines approved

Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues) A consulting firm, with prior experience in capacity building work in the energy sector, has been effectively coordinating with ADB and NPT to finalize the review and assessment; recommend and provide support in implementing solutions for improving the tools, mechanisms, procedures and strategies used in meeting the TA's deliverables.
Geographical Location Viet Nam
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 Implementation arrangements have been changed to engage a consulting firm instead of individual consultants.
Procurement Not applicable.
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 09 Jul 2010
Fact Finding 19 Aug 2010 to 23 Aug 2010
MRM -
Approval 12 Nov 2010
Last Review Mission -
PDS Creation Date 26 Jul 2010
Last PDS Update 26 Mar 2015

TA 7668-VIE

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
12 Nov 2010 11 Nov 2011 11 Nov 2011 30 Apr 2012 30 Sep 2015 -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
600,000.00 0.00 120,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 720,000.00 12 Nov 2010 572,251.97

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