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Viet Nam: Water Sector Investment Program PFR4

Sovereign (Public) Project | 41456-044 Status: Closed

The Asian Development Bank is helping Viet Nam carry out water service upgrades, needed to improve quality of life and health, particularly for the poor. The fourth phase of the program helps Hanoi Water Company improve water services for 3 million people, including providing piped water connections to 740,000 people for the first time, with about 23,000 of them poor.

Project Details

Project Officer
Ishii, Satoshi Southeast Asia Department Request for information
  • Viet Nam
  • Loan
  • Water and other urban infrastructure and services
Project Name Water Sector Investment Program PFR4
Project Number 41456-044
Country Viet Nam
Project Status Closed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Loan
Source of Funding / Amount
Loan 3373-VIE: Water Sector Investment Program PFR4
Ordinary capital resources US$ 205.00 million
Strategic Agendas Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Gender Equity and Mainstreaming
Governance and capacity development
Private sector development
Sector / Subsector

Water and other urban infrastructure and services / Urban water supply

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Effective gender mainstreaming
Description The proposed Project 4 to Hanoi Water Company Limited (HAWACOM) will improve water services for 3 million people, and provide piped water connections for 740,000 people for the first time, including about 23,000 poor. The Ministry of Planning and Investment is the coordinating agency for the MFF. HAWACOM is the project owner and implementing agency for Project 4, while the executing agency is the Ha Noi Peoples Committee.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy While 98% Viet Nam's the urban population has access to improved water sources (exceeding Target 7c of the Millennium Development Goals), only 61% have a household connection. The remaining urban population (37%) is dependent on shared stand posts or protected wells for access to improved water sources'. Of the country's 774 towns and urban settlements, only one third has any form of piped water, serving 77% of the total urban population.

Aligned with Prime Minister Decision 1929/2009 (Viet Nam Orientation Plan for Water Supply to 2025):

Water supply development for urban and industrial areas to contribute to industrialization and urbanization of the country

Project Outcome
Description of Outcome Improved efficiency of HAWACOM.
Progress Toward Outcome
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs

Increased water supply coverage in Ha Noi.

Improved business planning, asset management and financial management of HAWACOM.

Effective non revenue water reduction in Ha Noi.

Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)
Geographical Location Nation-wide
Safeguard Categories
Environment B
Involuntary Resettlement B
Indigenous Peoples C
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
Environmental Aspects Project 4 is categorized B for environment, as environmental impacts are not irreversible and primarily related to construction works. These would be mitigated through environmental management plan (EMP), covering design, pre-construction, construction, and operations phases. Climate resilience measures have been integrated into the project primarily pertaining to site preparation. The final EMP, cleared by ADB, will form part of the contract bidding documents. An initial environment examination (IEE) report has been prepared and will be updated during detailed design
Involuntary Resettlement Project 4 is categorized B for involuntary resettlement because the project is assessed to cause insignificant involuntary resettlement impacts. Permanent land acquisition is limited to 0.55 hectares for the construction of the booster pumping station. Project 4 includes 28 affected households (about 121 people) through loss of land, including 15 severely affected households (about 65 people). There are 15 severely affected households (about 65 people) that will lose more than 10% of their agriculture land. The main source of income of those severely affected people does not derive from agriculture; therefore their livelihood will not be significantly impacted. No main building structures and no residential land will be affected by the project. All unanticipated impacts will be mitigated in accordance to the MFF RF.
Indigenous Peoples Project 4 is categorized C for indigenous peoples. Due diligence confirmed that there are no ethnic minority peoples in the project area, who may be considered indigenous peoples based on ADB's Safeguard Policy Statement. Nevertheless, the MFF's indigenous peoples planning framework will guide the application of indigenous peoples safeguards should any unanticipated impact on ethnic minority communities arise during Project 4 implementation
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design
During Project Implementation
Responsible ADB Officer Ishii, Satoshi
Responsible ADB Department Southeast Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Viet Nam Resident Mission
Executing Agencies
Ministry of Planning and Investment
6 B Hoang Dieu street, Ba Dinh district, Hanoi, Viet Nam
Concept Clearance -
Fact Finding 31 Jul 2015 to 31 Jul 2015
MRM 08 Oct 2015
Approval 16 Dec 2015
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 22 Dec 2015

Loan 3373-VIE

Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
16 Dec 2015 - - 30 Jun 2021 - 16 Dec 2016
Financing Plan Loan Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 235.00 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 205.00 16 Dec 2015 0.00 0.00 0%
Counterpart 30.00 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 16 Dec 2015 0.00 0.00 0%

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