Viet Nam: Secondary Cities Development Program (Green Cities)

Sovereign Project | 47274-001

Summary

The proposed Secondary Cities Development Project II (Green Cities) will pilot integrated urban development and environment improvement through implementation of green city action plans (GCAPs) in three secondary cities in Viet Nam, in agreement with the Government of Viet Nam. The project cities, Ha Giang (Ha Giang Province), Hue (Thua Thien Hue Province), and Vinh Yen (Vinh Phuc Province) are provincial capitals and developing secondary cities. Ha Giang as a border town provides strategic connectivity with the People's Republic of China, Hue is one of Viet Nam's heritage centers, and Vinh Yen is strategic for industry. Inefficient urban infrastructure services, lack of resource management, and degraded environmental quality constrain their growth potential. The project will finance subprojects that respond to stakeholder priorities to improve environmental quality, strengthen disaster risk management, climate resilience, and urban infrastructure to enable competitiveness.

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Project Name Secondary Cities Development Program (Green Cities)
Project Number 47274-001
Country Viet Nam
Project Status Approved
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 8671-VIE: Secondary Cities Development Program (Green Cities)
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 800,000.00
Urban Climate Change Resilience Trust Fund under the Urban Financing Partnership Facility US$ 1.00 million
Strategic Agendas Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
Regional integration
Drivers of Change Governance and capacity development
Knowledge solutions
Partnerships
Private sector development
Sector / Subsector

Water and other urban infrastructure and services - Other urban services - Urban flood protection - Urban policy, institutional and capacity development - Urban sewerage - Urban solid waste management

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Effective gender mainstreaming
Description The proposed Secondary Cities Development Project II (Green Cities) will pilot integrated urban development and environment improvement through implementation of green city action plans (GCAPs) in three secondary cities in Viet Nam, in agreement with the Government of Viet Nam. The project cities, Ha Giang (Ha Giang Province), Hue (Thua Thien Hue Province), and Vinh Yen (Vinh Phuc Province) are provincial capitals and developing secondary cities. Ha Giang as a border town provides strategic connectivity with the People's Republic of China, Hue is one of Viet Nam's heritage centers, and Vinh Yen is strategic for industry. Inefficient urban infrastructure services, lack of resource management, and degraded environmental quality constrain their growth potential. The project will finance subprojects that respond to stakeholder priorities to improve environmental quality, strengthen disaster risk management, climate resilience, and urban infrastructure to enable competitiveness. Community awareness and competencies will be improved for integrated urban development, environment planning, disaster risk management, and climate resilience.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy Viet Nam is rapidly urbanizing with a structural shift from agriculture to industry and services, which account for nearly 80% of the economy since 2005. These sectors are key contributors to urban expansion and the rural to urban transition. Although urban poverty is reduced, inequalities remain. Disasters caused by natural hazards and climate induced impacts add to the associated social, economic, and environment costs of rapid urbanization. This is recognized in the Framework Master Plan for Urban Development in Viet Nam to 2025 and Vision to 2050 . The challenge for Viet Nam is to maintain its development prospects by minimizing risks associated with urbanization. Adapting infrastructure by building climate resilience in coastal and low-lying areas will safeguard vulnerable populations and productive sectors of the economy, including its natural resources.
Impact
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome
Progress Toward Outcome
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs
Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)
Geographical Location
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design

The project will finance subprojects that respond to stakeholder priorities to improve environmental quality, strengthen disaster risk management, climate resilience, and urban infrastructure to enable competitiveness. Community awareness and competencies will be improved for integrated urban development, environment planning, disaster risk management, and climate resilience.

The project will benefit the city population, however directly affected people will be known once the sub-projects are identified. The PPTA terms of reference emphasizes public consultations which are mandatory to identifying and consulting all stakeholders which will determine the mitigating action plans for the affected people. This will be jointly conducted to comply with safeguards requirements. Participatory stakeholder analysis will be conducted in each city with the project beneficiaries (the residents of these 3 towns), and established civil society organizations with strong community connections included as stakeholders.

During Project Implementation
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Consulting Services A team of consultants will be engaged through firms. The PPTA will require nine positions and 40 person-months (pm) of international, and 12 positions and 80 pm of national consulting services. ADB will select and engage consultants in accordance with ADB's Guidelines on Use of Consultants (2013, as amended from time to time). The quality- and cost-based selection method with quality-cost ratio of 80:20, using full technical proposal procedures, will be followed. National individual consultants will be additionally engaged after submission of the draft final report, to support start-up activities of the ensuing loan project based on the need using the contingencies.
Responsible ADB Officer Sonia Chand Sandhu
Responsible ADB Department Southeast Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Urban Development and Water Division, SERD
Executing Agencies
Provincial People's Committee-Thua ThienHueProvinc14 Le Loi Street, Hue City, Thua Thien
Hue
Viet Nam
Provincial People's Committee of Ha GiangHa Giang Province, Socialist Republic of
Viet Nam
Provincial People's Committee Vinh PhucNo.38-40, Nguyen Trai Road Dong Da Ward,
Vinh Yen Town,Vinh Phuc Province,
Socialist Republic of Viet Nam
Timetable
Concept Clearance -
Fact Finding -
MRM -
Approval 27 Jun 2014
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 02 Jul 2014

TA 8671-VIE

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
27 Jun 2014 15 Jan 2015 15 Jan 2015 30 Sep 2015 15 Dec 2015 -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
800,000.00 1,000,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 1,800,000.00 27 Jun 2014 961,877.91

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