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Viet Nam: Second Health Human Resources Development Project

Sovereign (Public) Project | 40354-017 Status: Approved

The project will assist the Government of Viet Nam in achieving universal health coverage (UHC), including access to essential health care services, by increasing the supply of a skilled health workforce. It builds on the achievements of the Health Human Resources Sector Development Program by expanding and improving the quality of undergraduate health professional training programs. Specifically, the project will design and operationalize new campuses in Hanoi Medical University (HMU) and the University of Medicine and Pharmacy at Ho Chi Minh City (UMP). It will feature climate-resilient teaching and ancillary infrastructure, helping the universities to increase undergraduate enrolment and teaching capacity. The project will complement the proposed Local Health Care for Disadvantaged Areas Sector Development Program through innovative models of engaging teaching institutions in community health, including the application of information technology-based learning.

 
Project Name Second Health Human Resources Development Project
Project Number 40354-017
Country Viet Nam
Project Status Approved
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Grant
Loan
Source of Funding / Amount
Grant 9200-VIE: Second Health Human Resources Development Project (SHHRDP) Grant
Japan Fund for Poverty Reduction US$ 3.00 million
Loan 3764-VIE: Second Health Human Resource Development Project (SHHRDP)
concessional ordinary capital resources lending / Asian Development Fund US$ 80.00 million
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Gender Equity and Mainstreaming
Governance and capacity development
Knowledge solutions
Partnerships
Sector / Subsector

Education / Tertiary

Health / Health care finance - Health sector development and reform

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Effective gender mainstreaming
Description The project will assist the Government of Viet Nam in achieving universal health coverage (UHC), including access to essential health care services, by increasing the supply of a skilled health workforce. It builds on the achievements of the Health Human Resources Sector Development Program by expanding and improving the quality of undergraduate health professional training programs. Specifically, the project will design and operationalize new campuses in Hanoi Medical University (HMU) and the University of Medicine and Pharmacy at Ho Chi Minh City (UMP). It will feature climate-resilient teaching and ancillary infrastructure, helping the universities to increase undergraduate enrolment and teaching capacity. The project will complement the proposed Local Health Care for Disadvantaged Areas Sector Development Program through innovative models of engaging teaching institutions in community health, including the application of information technology-based learning. This will enhance the quality of health care in rural and underserved areas in response to the population's evolving health needs.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy Development context. Viet Nam's sustained economic growth has bolstered the country's progress in reducing poverty. Gross domestic product grew by an average of 6.5% per year from 1991 to 2017. Gross domestic product per capita reached $2,389 in 2017. The poverty rate (i.e., the share of the population living on less than $1.90 per day) fell from 52.9% in 1992 to 2.0% in 2016, while the Gini coefficient decreased slightly from 35.7 to 35.3 over the same period. However, poverty incidence varies significantly across regions. Ethnic minorities, who account for 14.5% of the population, make up more than half of the poor. The government has recognized that inclusive growth and public health are intricately linked, as shown by disparities in the key health indicators by region. For example, in the impoverished Central Highlands, the infant mortality rate was 24.8 per 1,000 live births in 2015, while in the affluent South East region it was 8.6 per 1,000 live births. Similar variations are also found in reproductive health and maternal mortality outcomes. Disparities in health outcomes perpetuate socio-economic disadvantage. Inclusive growth is further threatened by the growing financial burden associated with the treatment of noncommunicable diseases (NCDs). In 2015, the proportion of the total disease burden attributable to NCDs reached 73%, partly because of Viet Nam's aging population. Improving access to quality health services, particularly in poorer rural areas, will have a positive impact on health outcomes.
Impact UHC, including access to essential health care services, achieved. (Target 3.7: National Action Plan for the Implementation of the 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda.
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome Supply of skilled health workforce increased.
Progress Toward Outcome
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs

Undergraduate education facilities of new HMU and UMP campuses operationalized.

Competency of graduates to respond to community health needs strengthened.

Quality of health workforce in disadvantaged communities enhanced.

Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)
Geographical Location Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City
Safeguard Categories
Environment B
Involuntary Resettlement B
Indigenous Peoples C
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
Environmental Aspects In compliance with ADB's Safeguard Policy Statement (2009), the project is classified under category B. MOH prepared initial environmental examination (IEE) reports for HMU and UMP, which include environmental management plans. Both project locations are outside sensitive areas. Adverse environmental impacts will be avoided or mitigated through measures identified in the environmental management plans. MOH conducted public consultations and will continue throughout implementation. The IEE report on HMU was disclosed on ADB's website on 17 September and for UMP on 28 September 2018. Project consultants will support the EA to ensure effective monitoring.
Involuntary Resettlement The project is classified category B for resettlement. The project requires land for construction under phase one of each campus master plans. In the HMU campus, there are 125 affected households, of which 31 (121 people) are severely affected. In UMP campus, there are 25 affected households, of which eight are severely affected (33 people). Project information was disclosed to affected households throughout project preparation and a project information booklet was distributed. Resettlement plans have been prepared for each campus in consultation with local communities and posted on the ADB website on 19 and 28 September 2018. The resettlement plans will be updated and further disclosed after DED and cleared by ADB prior to award of contract awards. Project consultants will support the EA to ensure effective monitoring.
Indigenous Peoples The project is classified category C for indigenous peoples. No ethnic minorities will be affected by the project.
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design
During Project Implementation Awaiting signing.
Business Opportunities
Consulting Services

The consultants for project implementation (2 contracts), financial audit, preparation of detailed engineering design (DED), and construction supervision will be engaged using QCBS method, while the consultants for construction survey and estimate appraisal, quality control of DED and technical design appraisal and mid-term and completion evaluation will be engaged using LCS.40 Individual consultants will be engaged using individual consultants selection (ICS) method. The terms of reference for all consulting services are detailed in Section D.

The approved master bidding documents (MBD) and invitation for bid (IFB) are consistent with ADB procurement policy 2017, procurement regulations for ADB Borrowers (2017). The PCU, HMU, and UMP shall undertake the following activities prior to loan effectiveness (i) create a technical working group that will assist the Procurement Committee in the project procurement activities; (ii) review and finalize the bidding documents for the project's first contracts for government approval; (iii) ensure that the project's procurement plan is included in the government's procurement plan and budget allocation; and (iv) ensure that the procurement activities are undertaken following the project's procurement implementation plan.

HMU and UMP will follow the implementation arrangements as agreed with the MOH. The PCU and PIUs of HMU and UMP will act as the procuring entity of the universities in the recruitment of consulting firms.

The 18-month procurement plan in Section C indicates the procurement packages, methods, and review requirements for the works, goods, non-consulting and consulting services to be financed by the loan and grant.

HMU and UMP with the assistance of PIUs will be responsible for finalizing the list of equipment and technical specifications for each campus. This includes equipment, training, information technology management system enhancement, and due diligence and certification of equipment delivery.

Before the start of any procurement, ADB and the government will review the public procurement laws of the central and local governments to ensure consistency with Procurement Regulations for ADB Borrowers (2017, as amended from time to time).

Procurement

Procurement (including consulting services) to be financed by the loan and grant will follow ADB Procurement Policy (2017, as amended from time to time) and Procurement Regulations for ADB Borrowers (2017 as amended from time to time).

OCB procedures will be used procurement of goods valued at $100,000 or higher. Request for Quotations (RFQ) will be used for procurement of goods/equipment for contracts less than $100,000.

All goods and works packages procured through OCB method will be under prior review of ADB, while packages to be procured under RFQ will be under post review.39 All consulting services to be procured through quality cost-based section (QCBS) and least cost selection (LCS) will be under the prior review and the individual consultant selection will be under the post review.

The HMU, UMP, and the PCU shall retain all documentation of contracts under post review for the duration of the project, up to at least 1 year from project closing. This documentation includes the bid proposals, the original signed contracts, the evaluation reports (including analysis of respective proposals) and recommendations for award, for examination by ADB or by its consultants. Master copies of electronic documents must be retained in print form, suitably authenticated by HMU, UMP and the PCU. They shall furnish the required documentation to ADB as soon as the contract is awarded. If ADB determines that the goods, or services were not procured in accordance with the agreed procedures as reflected in the procurement plan, it may take appropriate actions consistent with the terms and conditions of the loan or grant agreement.

Responsible ADB Officer Elfving, Rikard N.
Responsible ADB Department Southeast Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Human and Social Development Division, SERD
Executing Agencies
Ministry of Health
138A Giang Vo Str.
Hanoi, Viet Nam
Timetable
Concept Clearance 15 Dec 2015
Fact Finding 17 Apr 2018 to 27 Apr 2018
MRM 10 Oct 2018
Approval 12 Dec 2018
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 28 Mar 2019

Grant 9200-VIE

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
12 Dec 2018 - - 30 Sep 2023 - -
Financing Plan Grant Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 3.00 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 0.00 12 Dec 2018 0.00 0.00 0%
Counterpart 0.00 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 3.00 12 Dec 2018 0.00 0.00 0%

Loan 3764-VIE

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
12 Dec 2018 - - 31 Dec 2025 - -
Financing Plan Loan Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 95.80 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 80.00 12 Dec 2018 0.00 0.00 0%
Counterpart 15.80 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 12 Dec 2018 0.00 0.00 0%

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Procurement Plan