49404-002: Water Efficiency Improvement in Drought Affected Provinces | Asian Development Bank

Viet Nam: Water Efficiency Improvement in Drought Affected Provinces

Sovereign (Public) Project | 49404-002 Status: Proposed

The proposed water efficiency improvement in drought affected provinces project (the project) aims to improve agriculture water productivity (crop per drop) by increasing water use efficiency in irrigated agriculture in five drought affected provinces in the Central Highland and South Central Coastal Regions: Binh Thuan, Dak Lak, Dak Nong, Khanh Hoa, and Ninh Thuan.

Project Details

Project Officer
Ranawana, S. Southeast Asia Department Request for information
Country
  • Viet Nam
Modality
  • Grant
  • Loan
Sector
  • Agriculture, natural resources and rural development
 
Project Name Water Efficiency Improvement in Drought Affected Provinces
Project Number 49404-002
Country Viet Nam
Project Status Proposed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Grant
Loan
Source of Funding / Amount
Grant: Water Efficiency Improvement in Drought Affected Provinces
Climate Change Fund US$ 300,000.00
Loan: Water Efficiency Improvement in Drought Affected Provinces
concessional ordinary capital resources lending / Asian Development Fund US$ 100.00 million
Strategic Agendas Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Gender Equity and Mainstreaming
Governance and capacity development
Partnerships
Sector / Subsector

Agriculture, natural resources and rural development / Irrigation

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Effective gender mainstreaming
Description The proposed water efficiency improvement in drought affected provinces project (the project) aims to improve agriculture water productivity (crop per drop) by increasing water use efficiency in irrigated agriculture in five drought affected provinces in the Central Highland and South Central Coastal Regions: Binh Thuan, Dak Lak, Dak Nong, Khanh Hoa, and Ninh Thuan.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy The project is aligned with ADB''s strategy for the agriculture, natural resources and rural development (ANR) sector which focuses on modernizing productive rural infrastructure, improving water resources management and watershed protection, and supporting agriculture commercialization. The project is consistent with ADB's Operational Plan for ANR (2015- 2020), Water Operational Plan 2011 -2020, Operational Plan for Integrated Disaster Risk Management 2014 2020, and ADB Strategy 2020 Midterm Review. The project is included in the Country Operations Business Plan (2016- 2018) and supports the adoption of a programmatic approach over the next CPS period (2016 -2020). The project also benefits from synergies with other ADB initiatives such as the Mekong Business Initiatives.
Impact Climate resilience and water productivity in agriculture improved.
Outcome Climate resilient and modernized irrigation systems in five participating provinces established.
Outputs

Irrigation management services strengthened.

Modernized irrigation systems implemented.

Efficient on-farm water management practices adopted.

Geographical Location Dak Nong, Tinh Binh Thuan, Tinh Dak Lak, Tinh Khanh Hoa, Tinh Ninh Thuan
Safeguard Categories
Environment B
Involuntary Resettlement B
Indigenous Peoples B
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
Environmental Aspects Based on the SPS (2009), the overall project is classified category B for environmental impacts. Initial environmental examinations were prepared for each of the eight irrigation modernization subprojects. Few significant adverse impacts were identified, none of which are irreversible. All works would involve temporary impacts associated with canal construction and pipe installation while road upgrading will be carried out within existing rights of ways. No civil works will be carried out in sensitive protected areas. The environmental management plans will be updated after the completion of the detailed engineering design of the irrigation subprojects, reviewed and endorsed by ADB. A climate risk and vulnerability assessment was prepared based on climate projections downscaled to the project area.
Involuntary Resettlement Based on the SPS (2009), the overall project is classified category B for involuntary resettlement. Irrigation modernization under the subprojects involves buried pipes and as such, constitute only temporary income loss compensation during installation. Road improvements are unlikely to trigger major resettlement impacts because alignments will be upgraded within existing rights-of-way. The main cause for concern will be for minor land acquisition (for pumping stations) and compensation for loss of trees, crops, or small structures that may be affected. The government and ADB have agreed on a combined resettlement and ethnic minorities development plan. Minor land acquisition, compensation, allowances, operation and administration, surveys, monitoring, and reporting will be financed by government counterpart funds.
Indigenous Peoples Based on the SPS (2009), the overall project is classified category B for indigenous people. Impacts on ethnic minorities are positive since the subprojects will be aimed at the overall economic and social improvement of the command area population. The project will not cause physical displacement from traditional or customary lands, nor negatively impact the identity, culture, or customary livelihood system of ethnic minorities. The resettlement and ethnic minority development plan will be used to ensure the inclusion of ethnic minorities and their access to project benefits. The resettlement and ethnic minority development plan also includes mitigation measures to address impacts on ethnic minorities and a grievance redress mechanism. The resettlement and ethnic minority development plan complies with ADB information disclosure and consultation requirements.
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design Central and Provincial government agencies will participate in scoping during project design while farmers and other local community groups will participate in consultation to identify their needs, opportunities, constraints. Private operators of irrigation services will be consulted on the opportunities to participate through public-private partnerships. Consultations will ensure full participation to maximized benefits and mitigate negative impacts (such as of resettlement, etc.).
During Project Implementation The project will contribute to empowering farmers and other beneficiaries engaging in agriculture practices and enterprises in the project area. A communication, participation and consultation strategy will be implemented with special emphasis on strategies to engage poor, vulnerable and excluded groups.
Responsible ADB Officer Ranawana, S.
Responsible ADB Department Southeast Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Environment, Natural Resources & Agriculture Division, SERD
Executing Agencies
Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development
Room 305 Building A15
10 Nugen Cong Hoan Street
Ba Dinh District, Hanoi, Vietnam
Timetable
Concept Clearance 01 Aug 2016
Fact Finding 20 Jun 2017 to 04 Jul 2017
MRM 29 Sep 2017
Approval -
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 29 Sep 2017

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