The main project objectives are improved quality of life, sustained urban economic growth, and reduced poverty for the population of the Project towns through sustainable water supply and sanitation improvements. The project area will cover eight towns in the five provinces of Binh Thuan, Dak Nong, Khanh Hoa, Ninh Thuan, and Phu Yen. The project outcomes are: (i) improved access to safe and sustainable water supply, adequate drainage and wastewater treatment, reduced flooding and ponding, and improved solid waste management systems, (ii) attitudinal change towards environmental hygiene and sanitation, particulary increased awareness on the importance of environmental sanitation, and (iii) sustainable management and delivery capacities of water supply and sanitation service providers.
|Project Name||Central Region Small and Medium Towns Development|
|Project Type / Modality of Assistance||Loan
|Source of Funding / Amount||
|Strategic Agendas||Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
|Drivers of Change||Governance and capacity development
Private sector development
|Sector / Subsector||
Water and other urban infrastructure and services - Urban policy, institutional and capacity development - Urban sewerage - Urban solid waste management - Urban water supply
|Gender Equity and Mainstreaming||Effective gender mainstreaming|
|Description||The main project objectives are improved quality of life, sustained urban economic growth, and reduced poverty for the population of the Project towns through sustainable water supply and sanitation improvements. The project area will cover eight towns in the five provinces of Binh Thuan, Dak Nong, Khanh Hoa, Ninh Thuan, and Phu Yen. The project outcomes are: (i) improved access to safe and sustainable water supply, adequate drainage and wastewater treatment, reduced flooding and ponding, and improved solid waste management systems, (ii) attitudinal change towards environmental hygiene and sanitation, particulary increased awareness on the importance of environmental sanitation, and (iii) sustainable management and delivery capacities of water supply and sanitation service providers. The project will have five major components comprising the following: (i) Part A: Water Supply Development and Expansion (ii) Part B: Drainage and Wastewater Management (iii) Part C: Solid Waste Management (iv) Part D: Community Environmental Sanitation and Awareness (v) Part E: Project Management and Institutional Strengthening.|
|Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy||The loan project (Project) links to the country strategy and program through its geographical focus on small and medium towns in the Central Region and its sectoral focus on expansion and rehabilitation of WSS services.|
|Impact||Improved quality of life, sustained economic growth, and reduced poverty in project towns.|
|Description of Outcome||The expected outcomes are (1) Improved access to safe and sustainable water supply, (2) Improved drainage and less flooding, (3) Improved solid waste management systems, (4) Changed attitudes toward environmental hygiene and sanitation, (5) Sustainable management and delivery capacities of WSS service providers.|
|Progress Toward Outcome||all activities completed|
|Description of Project Outputs||
Part A: Water supply development and expansion including (i) Construction and rehabilitation of existing headworks, (ii) Construction of water treatment plants andpumping stations, (iii) Construction, rehabilitation, and improvement of water distribution networks, and (iv) Installation of new piped connections and rehabilitation of existing connections
Part B: Drainage and wastewater management including (1) Construction of drainage networks, (2) Construction of interceptor sewers for the above towns, (3) Construction of wastewater stabilization
ponds for Tuy Hoa, Cam Ranh, and Phan Thiet
Part C: Solid waste management including (1) Construction and rehabilitation of landfill sites for Cam Ranh, Song Cau, and Gia Nghia, (2) Procurement of solid waste equipment; establishment of SWM management systems, and (3) Establishment of SWM management systems
Part D: Community environmental and sanitation awareness including (1) Public awareness on the importance of good environmental hygiene and sanitation, and (2) Improved environmental conditions in poor communities
Part E: Project management and institutional support including (i) Improved capacity of MOC and PPC
personnel, as well as POE and WSS personnel in the areas of project management and technical and
financial expertise, (ii) Greater managerial autonomy and operational efficiency of POEs and WSS providers, (iii) Improved tariff structure for WSS services for financial sustainability, and (iv) O&M manuals, established accounting systems, corporate plan for POEs
|Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)||
3 WTPs with a combined 18,640 m3 capacity per day were completed.
108,731 m of water supply distribution networks, in Ca Na, Gia Nghia, and Ninh Hoa were completed.
2,700 new pipe connections completed.
5,900 m of raw water pipelines from source to WTPs for Gia Nghia and Ninh Hoa was completed.
13,858 m treated water pipses completed.
total treatment capacity built is 13,000 m3/d as per detail design.
Total 13,048 m of presure mains completed as per detail design.
16 Pump stations completed as per detail design.
3 sanitary landfills completed totaling 18.2 ha
Operation Manuals for landfills issued ensuring waste pickers have access to landfill sites.
Complete the delivery of all equipment. Compactor trucks (5); bulldozers (1); sludge vacuum trucks (7); tipper trucks (7); safety equipments and maintenance tools (50 sets).
Solid waste management systems in Gia Nghia, Song Cau, and Thap Cham have been in operations.
All completed in June 2014
All completed in June 2014
project activities are design to ensure community participation
Records show that at least 55% of teams that provide information about the Project are female.
Records show that at least 50% of motivators recruited are female.
50% of female-headed households have acquired septic tanks and drainage connections
PCU have conducted 6 training courses on Procurement, Financial & Disbursement, and O&M Management with 166 participants from all PoEs, PPMUs and WSS.
All POEs except for Phu Yen's equitized. Phu Yen's to equitize by 2015.
All POEs submitted proposed tariff to PPC. Khanh Hoa and Binh Thuan issued the new tarrif.
O&M manuals for all subprojects issued.
|Geographical Location||Project towns include Phan Thiet (Binh Thuan), Gia Nghia (Dak Nong), Cam Ranh and Ninh Hoa (Khanh Hoa), Ca Na and Thap Cham (Ninh Thuan), and Song Cau and Tuy Hoa (Phu Yen).|
|Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects|
|Environmental Aspects||Although each subproject town may have unique social or environmental issues to be addressed, major issues that will be considered include (i) social impacts on affected persons, ethnic minorities/indigenous peoples, and women, and (ii) environmental impacts such as increased water discharge, noise/dust during construction, and effects of landfill improvements to nearby residents.|
|Involuntary Resettlement||Resettlement activities have been completed satisfactorily.|
|Indigenous Peoples||No issue reported.|
|Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation|
|During Project Design||High level of participation from all stakeholders.|
|During Project Implementation||High level of participation from all stakeholders, including local women.|
|Consulting Services||Consultants will be selected and engaged using ADB's quality-and cost-based selection procedures in accordance with ADB's Guidelines on the Use of Consultants by ADB and Its Borrowers. An international consulting firm in association with a domestic consulting firm(s) will be recruited by the PCU using the quality and cost based selection procedure to assist the Project Coordinating unit and Provincial Project Management Units in project management and implementation. Consultancy services will include project detailed design and supervision comprising engineering, environmental, sanitation, financial, and social aspects; social, poverty, resettlement, and environmental monitoring; and capacity building and training programs to strengthen the institutional capacities and improve operational efficiencies of public operating entities and water supply and sanitation providers. A total of 897 person months of consulting services (92 pm international and 805 pm domestic) will be required. In addition, (i) an independent resettlement monitoring consultant will be engaged using the least cost selection method engaged on an intermittent basis throughout the project, and (ii) Viet Nam women's union will be engaged through single source selection procedure to implement the community environmental and sanitation awareness component of the Project.|
|Procurement||Goods, works and services financed by ADB will be procured in accordance with ADB's Procurement Guidelines. Procurement will be generally carried out by the provincial project management units. Equipment and selected materials will be procured using international competitive bidding (ICB), national competitive bidding (NCB) and shopping procedures as appropriate. To the extent possible, civil works to be procured will be grouped into packages larger that $2 million to be suitable for ICB procedures, while civil works below $2 million will follow NCB procedures. Procurement of goods above $500,000 will follow ICB procedures, while goods between $100,000 to $500,000 will follow NCB procedures. Off-the-shelf items and standard products costing an equivalent of less than $100,000 will be procured following ADB's shopping procedures.|
|Responsible ADB Officer||Do, Hoang Nhat|
|Responsible ADB Department||Southeast Asia Department|
|Responsible ADB Division||Viet Nam Resident Mission|
Ninh Thuan Provincial People's Committee
Mr. Nguyen The Duong
23 Nguyen Trai Street, Phan Rang-Thap Cham town, Ninh Thuan Province PCU for Central Region Small & Med Towns Devt Proj
Mr. Nguyen Tuong Van
37 Le Dai Hanh, Ha Noi Phu Yen Provincial People's Committee
Mr. Nguyen Phu
Highway No. 25, Binh Ngoc district, Tuy Hoa City, Phu Yen Province Provincial People's Committee, Binh Thuan
Mr. Nguyen Ngoc Tan
Fax No.: 00 8. 62. 3. 822457
137 Le Hong Phong Street, Phan Thiet City, Binh Thuan province Provincial People's Committee, Dak Nong
Mr. Pham Van Quy
36A Nguyen Van Troi Street, Gia Nghia Town, Dak Nong province Provincial People's Committee, Kanh Hoa
Mr. Duong Van Luc
354 Tran Qui Cap street, Ninh Hoa town, Khanh Hoa province
|Concept Clearance||30 Aug 2005|
|Fact Finding||03 May 2006 to 19 May 2006|
|MRM||21 Jul 2006|
|Approval||17 Nov 2006|
|Last Review Mission||-|
|PDS Creation Date||04 Apr 2006|
|Last PDS Update||20 Nov 2014|
|Approval||Signing Date||Effectivity Date||Closing|
|17 Nov 2006||24 May 2007||27 Aug 2007||30 Jun 2012||30 Jun 2014||01 Apr 2015|
|Financing Plan||Loan Utilization|
|Total (Amount in US$ million)||Date||ADB||Others||Net Percentage|
|Project Cost||66.72||Cumulative Contract Awards|
|ADB||53.22||17 Nov 2006||51.31||0.00||99%|
|Cofinancing||0.00||17 Nov 2006||51.89||0.00||100%|
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|Title||Document Type||Document Date|
|Central Region Small and Medium Towns Development Project: Project Completion Report||Project/Program Completion Reports||Jul 2015|
|Central Region Small and Medium Towns Development Project||Procurement Plans||Sep 2013|
|Project Agreement for Central Region Small and Medium Towns Development Project between ADB and Ninh Hoa Urban Joint Stock Company||Project/Program Agreements||May 2007|
|Loan Agreement for Central Region Small and Medium Towns Development Project between Socialist Republic of Viet Nam and Asian Development Bank dated 24 May 2007||Loan Agreement (Special Operations)||May 2007|
|Central Region Small and Medium Towns Development Project||Reports and Recommendations of the President||Oct 2006|
|Central Region Small and Medium Towns Development Project||Design and Monitoring Frameworks||Jul 2006|
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.
Evaluation Documents See also: Independent Evaluation
|Title||Document Type||Document Date|
|Viet Nam: Central Region Small and Medium Towns Development Project||Validations of Project Completion Reports||Oct 2016|
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