The long-term project goals are to improve the quality of life and health status of urban residents and reduce poverty in the six projects towns and surrounding areas; and promote balanced regional economic development and reduce migration from the central region Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City. The objective of the Project is to improve urban environmental conditions in project towns. The Project comprises: Part A-awareness and pro-poor sanitation, Part B-drainage and flood protection, Part C-wastewater and public sanitation; Part D-solid waste management; and Part E-implementation assistance and institutional strengthening program.
households with new or improved sanitation
cubic million/day of waste water treatment capacity added or improved
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|Project Name||Central Region Urban Environmental Improvement|
|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 policy, institutional and capacity development
|Gender Equity and Mainstreaming||Effective gender mainstreaming|
|Description||The long-term project goals are to improve the quality of life and health status of urban residents and reduce poverty in the six projects towns and surrounding areas; and promote balanced regional economic development and reduce migration from the central region Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City. The objective of the Project is to improve urban environmental conditions in project towns. The Project comprises: Part A-awareness and pro-poor sanitation, Part B-drainage and flood protection, Part C-wastewater and public sanitation; Part D-solid waste management; and Part E-implementation assistance and institutional strengthening program.|
|Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy||
Following many years of rapid urbanization, the level of investment made for maintenance, repairs, and new capital works over the past decade in the urban sector has not been sufficient to provide the necessary urban infrastructure. Weak institutions, lack of qualified human resources, financial constraints, lack of community participation, and slow implementation of an appropriate legal framework for the urban sector have contributed to the low coverage and inefficiency of urban services. This situation has led to serious deficiencies in the availability of infrastructure and access to municipal services in urban areas, particularly for the poor. Although the Government and several funding agencies, including ADB, have made efforts in recent years to improve the situation in the larger urban centers, provincial towns, particularly in the Central Region, have received much less attention, except for the improvement of water supply systems. As a result, urban water pollution in project towns in the Central Region has increased and flooding occurs frequently.
The Project helps to (i) improve the quality of life and public health status of urban residents and reduce pollution in the streets, canals, waterways and lakes, reduce poverty in the six project towns and surrounding areas; and (ii) to promote balanced regional economic development and reduce migration from the central region to Hanoi and Ho chi Minh City.
1. To improve the quality of life and health status of urban residents and reduce poverty in the six project towns and surrounding areas
2. To promote balanced regional economic development and reduce migration from the central region to Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City
|Description of Outcome||To improve urban environmental conditions in the six project towns|
|Progress Toward Outcome|
|Description of Project Outputs||
(a) Expanded and upgraded urban environmental infrastructure
(b) Improved autonomy, managerial, and technical capacity of the URENCOs
(c) Improved urban management and planning capacities of TPCs
(d) Strengthened urban management policies through support to the newly established Department of Urban Infrastructure in the Ministry of Construction (MOC)
(e) Development of appropriate cost-recovery mechanisms to ensure sustainability of urban environmental services
(f) Increased community participation in the planning and management of urban services, particularly by the poor
(g) Enhanced public health awareness
(h) Enhanced role of women in urban management and urban institutions
|Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)||Project activites were completed and outputs were achieved.|
|Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects|
The Project is classified as environment category B. The Project will not result in any serious negative environmental impacts because proposed project activities are designed to improve the quality of life and physical environment of the urban population, and the adverse environmental impacts arising from the design, construction, and operation of proposed
activities will be temporary, minor, localized, and can be minimized to acceptable levels through mitigation measures and monitoring programs identified in an initial environmental examination (IEE).
|Involuntary Resettlement||The Project will involve land acquisition and resettlement of people and businesses.|
|Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation|
|During Project Design||All project components were formulated after discussions with concerned government officials and consultations with affected communities and beneficiaries. The Project is designed so that it is responsive to the communities' needs, will function on a sustainable basis, and will have no adverse social or environmental impacts. The scope of Part A of the Project was tightened as a result of clear identification of the primary stakeholders, and extensive consultation with project beneficiaries through participatory approaches.|
|During Project Implementation||The Project will promote grassroots participation in urban infrastructure planning and environmental improvements by providing community groups with adequate information about community and household sanitation programs; sufficient opportunities to participate during project preparation, implementation, maintenance, and operations, and concerted capacity building for poor and low-income communities in developing ownership and self-reliance. Subsequent mechanisms to increase community participation will enable community groups and individual households to set their own priorities for urban environmental improvements and to utilize and manage sanitation and solid waste subcomponents based on collective resources and contributions.|
|Consulting Services||About 1,220 person months of consulting services (116 person-months international and 1,104 person-months domestic) from an international consulting firm in association with domestic consultants will be recruited by the Project Coordination Unit in the Ministry of Construction using quality- and cost-based selection method. Consultants will be required in project management, resettlement, gender, and environmental aspects, and design and construction supervision of urban infrastructure. In addition, the consultants will support to institutional strengthening program through the preparation and delivery of on-the-job training and capacity building programs. Consultants will also support Ministry of Construction's urban infrastructure department in preparing guidelines on institutional aspects of urban management of provincial towns, and guidelines on drainage, sanitation, and solid waste tariffs.|
|Procurement||International competitive bidding (ICB) procedures will be used for major civil works contracts estimated to cost over $2.0 million and supply contracts valued over $500,000. The ICB contracts are expected to include separate contracts in each province for building drainage, flood protection, and wastewater works; O&M equipment for solid waste management; and O&M equipment for drainage and sanitation. Procurement of minor civil works will be undertaken through local competitive bidding in accordance with procedures acceptable to ADB. International shopping procedures will be followed for materials and equipment packages estimated to cost more than $100,000 equivalent but less than $500,000 equivalent. For the community-based sanitation component under Part A, where most subprojects will be relatively small, and scattered throughout the towns, the Project will consider funding suitable nongovernmental organizations or mass organizations to work in a collaborative and participatory manner with local communities.|
|Responsible ADB Officer||Do, Hoang Nhat|
|Responsible ADB Department||Southeast Asia Department|
|Responsible ADB Division||Viet Nam Resident Mission|
Provincial People's Committee of Ha Tinh Province
Mr. Ngo Duc Huy
Nguyen Tat Thanh Road, Ha Tinh, Viet Nam Provincial People's Committee of Quang Tri Province
Mr. Nguyen Duc Cuong
45 Hung Vuong Road, Dong Ha, Quang Tri, Viet Nam Provincial People's Committee of Thanh Hoa Prvnce
Mr. Le The Bac
35 Le Loi Avenue, Thanh Hoa City, Viet Nam Provincial People's Committee of Thua Thien Hue Province
Mr. Nguyen Xuan Ly
14 Le Loi Road, Hue City, Thua Thien Hue, Viet Nam Quang Nam Provincial People's Committee
Mr. Le Minh Anh
1 Hung Vuong Road, Quang Nam, Viet Nam Quang Ngai Provincial People's Committee
Mr. Nguyen Xuan Hue
52 Hung Vuong Road, Quang Ngai, Viet Nam
|Concept Clearance||05 May 2000|
|Fact Finding||14 Jul 2003 to 25 Jul 2003|
|MRM||25 Aug 2003|
|Approval||08 Dec 2003|
|Last Review Mission||-|
|PDS Creation Date||05 Dec 2006|
|Last PDS Update||26 Sep 2012|
|Approval||Signing Date||Effectivity Date||Closing|
|08 Dec 2003||06 Feb 2004||23 Jun 2004||31 Dec 2009||05 Apr 2011||25 Apr 2012|
|Financing Plan||Loan Utilization|
|Total (Amount in US$ million)||Date||ADB||Others||Net Percentage|
|Project Cost||97.20||Cumulative Contract Awards|
|ADB||44.00||08 Dec 2003||40.37||0.00||100%|
|Cofinancing||33.00||08 Dec 2003||40.37||0.00||100%|
|Status of Covenants|
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|Title||Document Type||Document Date|
|Central Region Urban Environmental Improvement Project||Project/Program Completion Reports||Apr 2013|
|Central Region Urban Environmental Improvement Project||Reports and Recommendations of the President||Nov 2003|
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|
|Central Region Urban Environmental Improvement: Updated Resettlement Plan||Resettlement Plans||Jun 2008|
|Central Region Urban Environmental Improvement: Updated Resettlement Plan||Resettlement Plans||May 2008|
Evaluation Documents See also: Independent Evaluation
|Title||Document Type||Document Date|
|Viet Nam: Central Region Urban Environmental Improvement Project||Validations of Project Completion Reports||Nov 2014|
|Title||Document Type||Document Date|
|Beyond Success: Impacts of ADB-AFD Cofinanced Projects in Viet Nam||Brochures and Flyers||Sep 2014|
|Không Chỉ Là Một Thành Công: Hiệu quả các Dự án do ADB và AFD Đồng Tài trợ tại Việt Nam||Brochures and Flyers||Sep 2014|
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