The Project aims to improve water supply and environmental sanitation conditions in the Project towns through integrating critically-needed infrastructure developments with community awareness and participation, improved financial management and cost recovery by WSCs, and local regulations on sanitation, wastewater management, and water source protection. The scope of the Project includes the design, development and delivery of (i) community environmental sanitation improvement program in each Project town; (ii) water supply systems to provide better quality water and greater coverage in the towns and adjoining districts, (iii) drainage and sanitation improvements; and (iv) project implementation assistance and capacity building.
|Project Name||Third Provincial Towns Water Supply and Sanitation|
|Project Type / Modality of Assistance||Loan
|Source of Funding / Amount||
|Strategic Agendas||Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
|Drivers of Change||Gender Equity and Mainstreaming
Governance and capacity development
|Sector / Subsector||
Water and other urban infrastructure and services / Urban flood protection - Urban policy, institutional and capacity development - Urban sanitation - Urban water supply
|Gender Equity and Mainstreaming||Effective gender mainstreaming|
|Description||The Project aims to improve water supply and environmental sanitation conditions in the Project towns through integrating critically-needed infrastructure developments with community awareness and participation, improved financial management and cost recovery by WSCs, and local regulations on sanitation, wastewater management, and water source protection. The scope of the Project includes the design, development and delivery of (i) community environmental sanitation improvement program in each Project town; (ii) water supply systems to provide better quality water and greater coverage in the towns and adjoining districts, (iii) drainage and sanitation improvements; and (iv) project implementation assistance and capacity building.|
|Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy||
The water supply and sanitation systems in the project towns have been deteriorating because of lack of maintenance and investment. The inadequate water supply and sanitation systems in these towns have adversely affected the quality of life and health conditions of the people living in them. The five provincial towns are selected from among seven remaining provincial towns that have not received any external assistance in water supply and sanitation. Two district towns from two relatively poor provinces are included to balance the support to economic growth and the need o reach the poor. Access to safe water supply among these towns ranges from 18-55 percent among the provincial towns, and from 4-9 percent among the district towns. Similarly, septic tank coverage among the provincial towns ranges from 44-86 percent, and that among the district towns from 6-20 percent. Lack of access to safe water supply and sanitation facilities, combined with poor drainage systems, caused great health risks to the residents, especially the poor, who often live in flood-prone areas.
The Government's development framework and priorities are reflected in a series of development plans, policy statements, and ministerial decisions. The development targets and policies for urban water supply and sanitation are reflected in he Government's Orientation Plan for Development of Urban Water Supply to 2000, and the Draft Orientation Plan for Urban Drainage Development to 2020. For water supply, the targets by 2010 are (i) 100% coverage and 180 lpcd in Class 1 cities; (ii) 95% coverage and 150 lpcd in Class 2 cities; (iii) 90% coverage and 120 lpcd in Class 3, 4, and 5 towns; and (iv) 80% coverage and 80-100 lpcd in district towns and clusters. The targets for drainage, sewerage, and urban environmental sanitation are (i) improve and complete urban drainage and sewerage systems to ensure a minimum of 80-90 % coverage by 2020; (ii) require enterprises to have on-site treatment for toxic liquid waste; (iii) eliminate pit latrines in urban areas by 2005; (iv) provide waste collection systems that treat solid and liquid wastes; and (v) gradually rehabilitate and clean the canal systems. Complementing its water sector policies, the Government issued a strategy for the development of urban drainage in November 1998, which aims at reducing subsidies to the sector in the short term, and establishing financial mechanisms to ensure sustainability of urban drainage enterprises in the long term.
|Impact||The projected impact of the Third Provincial Towns Water Supply and Sanitation Project was to enhance human development and reduce poverty. This was to be achieved through sustainable improvement of the water supply and sanitation conditions in the project towns, which would lead to (i) improved health conditions, (ii) higher rate of school attendance, and (iii) increased time for productivity, particularly for women, who are normally responsible for the provision of water for the family|
|Description of Outcome||
The project's expected outcomes were as follows:
(i) improved water supply and sanitation in the project towns
(ii) participation of local communities in local sanitation improvement
(iii) improved financial sustainability of the WSCs, and
(iv) introduction of local regulations on sanitation and environmental improvement.
|Progress Toward Outcome|
|Description of Project Outputs||Increased coverage.|
|Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)|
|Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects|
|Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation|
|During Project Design||Participatory methods, such as workshops, rapid assessment, focus group discussions, and surveys, have been employed throughout the feasibility study to ensure that the needs and demands of the weaker social groups such as women, ethnic minorities, and the poor, will be taken into consideration.|
|During Project Implementation||During Project implementation, WSCs will be trained in community consultation techniques, analysis of customer feedback, and other areas to improve participation. The public health awareness programs, the community environmental sanitation improvement programs, and the sanitation credit schemes will all use participatory approaches.|
|Consulting Services||About 1,543 person-months of consulting services (215 international and 1,328 domestic) will be required from international consulting firms in association with domestic consultants. There will be two consulting services contracts: project orientation assistance and project implementation assistance. The consultants will comprise experts in the areas of project management, water supply engineering and design, sanitation engineering and design, unaccounted-for-water improvement, construction management, community development, sanitation credit scheme, training and capacity building, and technical support to the Provincial Project Management Units and Project Coordination Unit.|
|Procurement||Civil works and supply contracts valued above $1.0 million and $0.5 million respectively will be procured under international competitive bidding procedures. This will include civil works contracts for the water supply component and a supply contract for UFW equipment. Minor civil works and supply contracts value at or below the above thresholds will be procured following local competitive bidding procedures in accordance with Government's regulations acceptable to ADB.|
|Responsible ADB Officer||van Klaveren, Paulus B.|
|Responsible ADB Department||Southeast Asia Department|
|Responsible ADB Division||Urban Development and Water Division, SERD|
Binh Duong Provincial People's Committee
Nguyen Van Chien
No. 1 Quang Trung Street, Thu Dau Mot Town Kien Giang Provincial People's Committee
Nguyen Duc Hien
No. 6 Nguyen Cong Tru Street, Rach Gia Ninh Thuan Provincial People's Committee
Nguyen The Duong
No. 238 Thong Nhat Road, Phan Rang - Thap Cham Phu Yen Provincial People's Committee
No. 1 Nguyen Truong To Street, Tuy Hoa Town Provincial People's Committee of Tay Ninh Province
Trinh Thanh Nghiem
C300 Cach Mang Thang Tam Road, Tay Ninh Town
|Concept Clearance||08 Mar 1999|
|Fact Finding||09 Mar 1999 to 22 Mar 1999|
|MRM||04 May 2001|
|Approval||13 Dec 2001|
|Last Review Mission||-|
|PDS Creation Date||28 Nov 2006|
|Last PDS Update||16 Dec 2011|
|Approval||Signing Date||Effectivity Date||Closing|
|13 Dec 2001||02 Apr 2002||17 Sep 2002||30 Jun 2008||30 Jun 2010||20 Jul 2011|
|Financing Plan||Loan Utilization|
|Total (Amount in US$ million)||Date||ADB||Others||Net Percentage|
|Project Cost||94.00||Cumulative Contract Awards|
|ADB||60.00||13 Dec 2001||66.23||0.00||100%|
|Cofinancing||11.00||13 Dec 2001||66.23||0.00||100%|
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|Title||Document Type||Document Date|
|Third Provincial Towns Water Supply and Sanitation Project||Project/Program Completion Reports||Oct 2011|
|Third Provincial Towns Water Supply and Sanitation: Summary Social Analysis||Initial Poverty and Social Analysis||Sep 2004|
|Third Provincial Towns Water Supply and Sanitation Project||Reports and Recommendations of the President||Nov 2001|
Safeguard Documents See also: Safeguards
Safeguard documents provided at the time of project/facility approval may also be found in the list of linked documents provided with the Report and Recommendation of the President.
|Title||Document Type||Document Date|
|Third Provincial Towns Water Supply and Sanitation Project: Tuy Hoa City||Initial Environmental Examination||Dec 2008|
Evaluation Documents See also: Independent Evaluation
|Title||Document Type||Document Date|
|Viet Nam: Third Provincial Towns Water Supply and Sanitation Project||Validations of Project Completion Reports||Dec 2012|
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