The goal of the project is to improve the living standards and reduce the prevalence of poverty of the people who will be affected by the proposed Song Bung 4 Hydropower Project, majority of which are poor (over 70% of the people are below national poverty line) and vulnerable ethnic minority people living in a remote mountainous area in Central Vietnam.
|Project Name||Livelihood Improvement of Vulnerable Ethnic Minority Communities Affected by the Song Bung 4 Hydropower Project in Quang Nam Province.|
|Project Type / Modality of Assistance||Grant
|Source of Funding / Amount||
|Strategic Agendas||Environmentally sustainable growth
|Drivers of Change||Partnerships
|Sector / Subsector||
Agriculture and Natural Resources - Forestry
|Gender Equity and Mainstreaming||Some gender elements|
|Description||The goal of the project is to improve the living standards and reduce the prevalence of poverty of the people who will be affected by the proposed Song Bung 4 Hydropower Project, majority of which are poor (over 70% of the people are below national poverty line) and vulnerable ethnic minority people living in a remote mountainous area in Central Vietnam.|
|Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy||The CSP has identified as one of the key challenge facing Vietnam is maintaining social equity and harmony in the midst of rapid economic growth. Inclusive social development and mitigating adverse impacts of rapid growth on vulnerable communities are of particular importance. The CSP has identified sustained poverty levels among ethnic minority groups inhabiting Central Vietnam in contrast to coastal provinces . The JFPR grant funded livelihood project will demonstrate how the traditional livelihoods of ethnic minority people in central highlands, affected by large infrastructure projects can be improved in a culturally sensitive and sustainable manner.|
|Impact||Improved the living standards and reduced prevalence of poverty of people affected by Song Bung 4 Hydropower Project.|
|Description of Outcome||Villagers adapted to natural and social environment after being relocated and minimized livelihood impact downstream of Song Bung 4 HPP|
|Progress Toward Outcome||JFPR activities finalized prior to completion date in February 2013.|
|Description of Project Outputs||
Restored livelihood of people affected due to reservoir inundation
Restored livelihood of people affected downstream of reservoir
Community is successfully mobilized.
Developed capacitoes of the affected people and RMIU
|Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)||JFPR account financially closed on 8 January 2014.|
|Geographical Location||Quang Nam Province, Vietnam|
|Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects|
|Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation|
|During Project Design|
|During Project Implementation||
Consultations during the process of preparation of resettlement site development plan for Pa Dhi, Thon 2, Pa Pang, Pa Rum a, Pa rum B (REMDP Vol. 2) took place in April (2009), June (2009), August (2009), November (2009)and December (2009). For 2010, consultations took place in March, April, June and July.
During the 2009 November and December consultations, the full entitlement of the resevoir affected 4 villages and the affected host village was discussed with the affected people. As a result, the entitlement matrix for the affected people was improved and included in the updated REMDP Vol 2.
|Consulting Services||A NGO or consulting firm will be recruited for implementing the JFPR grant. Approximately 150 person-months of national consultants will be needed. Third party monitors and independent auditors will be separately recruited.|
|Responsible ADB Officer||Suga, Michiko|
|Responsible ADB Department||Southeast Asia Department|
|Responsible ADB Division||Energy Division, SERD|
Provincial People's Committee of Quang Nam Prvnce
Mr. Dinh Cong Lenh
Department of Planning & Investment, Quang Nam Peoples Committee, Tam Ky, Vietnam
|Concept Clearance||20 Sep 2006|
|Fact Finding||01 Aug 2006 to 08 Aug 2006|
|Approval||26 Jun 2008|
|Last Review Mission||-|
|PDS Creation Date||12 Dec 2007|
|Last PDS Update||10 Mar 2014|
|Approval||Signing Date||Effectivity Date||Closing|
|26 Jun 2008||10 Nov 2008||10 Nov 2008||30 Nov 2012||28 Feb 2013||08 Jan 2014|
|Financing Plan||Grant Utilization|
|Total (Amount in US$ million)||Date||ADB||Others||Net Percentage|
|Project Cost||2.00||Cumulative Contract Awards|
|ADB||0.00||26 Jun 2008||0.00||0.93||47%|
|Cofinancing||2.00||26 Jun 2008||0.00||0.93||47%|
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