The project will upgrade and develop irrigation and drainage facilities to enhance food security within the Northern Chu and Southern Ma Rivers irrigation command area within Thanh Hoa Province through providing farmers with reliable irrigation services, increasing agricultural productivity and the incomes of the rural poor. The Government seeks ADB financing for the north main canal, rehabilitating existing and developing new irrigation facilities which receive irrigation water from the Cua Dat reservoir and multi-purpose project. Project activities will focus on enhancing irrigation system O&M and water management and mitigation of climate change.
|Project Name||Northern Chu and Southern Ma Rivers Irrigation System|
|Project Type / Modality of Assistance||Technical Assistance
|Source of Funding / Amount||
|Strategic Agendas||Environmentally sustainable growth
|Drivers of Change||Governance and capacity development
|Sector / Subsector||
Agriculture, natural resources and rural development / Irrigation
|Gender Equity and Mainstreaming||No gender elements|
|Description||The project will upgrade and develop irrigation and drainage facilities to enhance food security within the Northern Chu and Southern Ma Rivers irrigation command area within Thanh Hoa Province through providing farmers with reliable irrigation services, increasing agricultural productivity and the incomes of the rural poor. The Government seeks ADB financing for the north main canal, rehabilitating existing and developing new irrigation facilities which receive irrigation water from the Cua Dat reservoir and multi-purpose project. Project activities will focus on enhancing irrigation system O&M and water management and mitigation of climate change.|
|Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy||The Project is listed as a high priority project in ADB's Country Partnership Strategy (CPS), which supports the Government's development agenda. Viet Nam's Socio-economic Development Plan (SEDP 2007-2012) guides socio-economic development and reaffirms a political commitment to reducing poverty through a market-oriented and open economic system, in which private investment and employment play an increasing prominent role. ADB's CPS support the SEPD through the promotion of rural infrastructure expansion in poor districts, and Government priorities to increase agricultural productivity.|
|Impact||The TA will (i) provide rural infrastructure (irrigation systems); (ii) address food security through enhanced agricultural production; and (iii) improve environmental management through the promotion of integrated water resources management.|
|Description of Outcome||The expected outcomes of the Project are increased incomes of the rural poor leading to a reduction in poverty, increased production of rice, enhanced irrigation system operation and maintenance and water management, and mitigation of climate change.|
|Progress Toward Outcome||--|
|Description of Project Outputs||The TA will prepare a five-year investment program to rehabilitate and develop irrigation areas covering a target area of approximately 30,000 ha of paddy to benefit poor farmers within the Northern Chu and Southern Ma area of the Province.|
|Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)|
|Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects|
|Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation|
|During Project Design||The TA fact-finding conducted in June/July 2009 met with senior officials and staff of the MARD and the Ministry of Planning and Investment, the Japanese Embassy (to discuss JSF financing), representatives of international development agencies (AFD, the Netherlands and JICA to discuss potential cofinancing) and other stakeholders in Hanoi. The Mission visited Thanh Hoa Province to meet with officials of the Provincial Peoples' Committee (PPC), Provincial departments of agriculture and rural development (DARD), irrigation management companies, MARD's feasibility consultants (Hydraulic Engineering Company) and made a field visit to the Cua Dat reservoir and the proposed Northern Chu and Southern Ma and irrigation command area.|
|During Project Implementation||The Central Project Office established a central project management unit (CPMU) to provide overall management and coordination of the TA and liaise with the PPC and DARD in Thanh Hoa Province. The CPMU, assisted by the TA consultants in consultation with stakeholders in the province, prepared the feasibility studies including land acquisition and resettlement aspects in accordance with the Government's guidelines and ADB's resettlement and environment safeguard policies.|
|Consulting Services||The TA was undertaken in 2 Phases. Phase A required 6 person-months (pm) of international and 3 pm of national consulting services recruited individually with expertise in water resources management, hydrology, economic analysis, and social and environmental safeguards. An international consulting firm was engaged to implement Phase B in accordance with ADB's Guidelines and other arrangements satisfactory to ADB, through the quality- and cost-based selection method using full technical proposals. Expertise was required in the fields of water resources management, irrigation engineering, economics, agricultural development, institutional development, environment, social sectors (poverty reduction, resettlement, gender and indigenous peoples), and geographical information systems.|
|Responsible ADB Officer||Ryu, Ki Hee|
|Responsible ADB Department||Southeast Asia Department|
|Responsible ADB Division||Environment, Natural Resources & Agriculture Division, SERD|
Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development
Nguyen Van Tinh
[email protected], [email protected]
Fax No. (84 4) 3824 2372
|Concept Clearance||14 Jul 2009|
|Fact Finding||23 Jun 2009 to 02 Jul 2009|
|Approval||18 Dec 2009|
|Last Review Mission||-|
|PDS Creation Date||15 Jul 2009|
|Last PDS Update||27 Mar 2013|
|Approval||Signing Date||Effectivity Date||Closing|
|18 Dec 2009||24 Feb 2010||24 Feb 2010||28 Feb 2011||31 Oct 2012||-|
|Financing Plan/TA Utilization||Cumulative Disbursements|
|800,000.00||0.00||200,000.00||0.00||0.00||0.00||1,000,000.00||18 Dec 2009||786,418.53|
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|Title||Document Type||Document Date|
|Northern Chu and Southern Ma Rivers Irrigation System Project||Consultants' Reports||Jul 2011|
|Northern Chu and Southern Ma Rivers Irrigation System||Consultants' Reports||May 2010|
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