Viet Nam: Strengthening Water Management and Irrigation Systems Rehabilitation Project
The TA will provide three main outputs comprising two institutional development components for strengthening capacity of water-related service providers, and for improved management of irrigation and drainage systems. The third component is for construction of new infrastructure for WRU and the Bac Hung Hai irrigation and drainage systems, and upgrading of existing irrigation systems infrastructure.
Southeast Asia Department
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- Technical Assistance
- Agriculture, natural resources and rural development
|Project Name||Strengthening Water Management and Irrigation Systems Rehabilitation Project|
|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 TA will provide three main outputs comprising two institutional development components for strengthening capacity of water-related service providers, and for improved management of irrigation and drainage systems. The third component is for construction of new infrastructure for WRU and the Bac Hung Hai irrigation and drainage systems, and upgrading of existing irrigation systems infrastructure.|
|Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy||
In recent years Viet Nam has achieved remarkable economic growth. While the proportional contribution of the agriculture sector to the gross domestic product has declined, the sector remains an important source of livelihood and means of poverty reduction for a significant proportion of the population. With continued economic growth in other sectors, there will be growing demands for water and proposals for reallocations. Thus there is an urgent need to improve the quality of irrigation and drainage services, and efficiency of irrigation systems, to enable a minimum of disruption to agricultural production.
The Viet Nam Government's 5-year socioeconomic development plan (SEDP) for 2006-2010 aims to promote sustainable development and increased quality and efficiency of growth. Planned outcomes related to the water sector include: increased agricultural sector production to meet needs for food security and exports; improved crop productivity, quality and processing of high-value products; development of aquaculture; and investment in water resources infrastructure (including irrigation) to support growth, and to reduce the impact of floods and droughts.
ADB's Country Strategy and Program (CSP) for Viet Nam (2007-2010) takes a results-based approach that is directly linked to supporting the SEDP?s targeted outcomes. Weak public administration and poor governance of State-owned enterprises are key constraints to the mobilization and efficiency of public investments, which hinder the effective delivery of public services. ADB?s strategic focus for supporting Business led, Pro-Poor, and Sustainable Economic Growth includes interventions designed to address these constraints. The specific targets for the ensuing project to be designed under the proposed technical assistance would be to increase the number of engineers with qualifications in agriculture-related water management, improve the governance and management of irrigation systems, and increase agricultural production and improve productivity of project areas to increase the incomes of farmer beneficiaries.
|Impact||The impact of the TA and outcome of the Project is to srengthen the quality of water-related services. This would contribute to the impact of the Project, which is proposed as, Sustainable Management of Water Resources.|
|Description of Outcome||The expected results of the PPTA would be a project design agreed between the Government of Viet Nam and ADB to address two binding constraints that contribute to the core sector problem of poor quality and delivery of water-related services. These constraints are lack of capacity and inadequate public infrastructure. The Project would address these constraints through provision of funding and technical assistance to support improved education for water sector professionals and technicians, stronger water sector research and development programs, and education facilities with equipment to enable an increase in the number of qualified engineers in water-related fields needed to meet the heightened demands of a rapidly growing economy. The Project would also address the requirements of deteriorated irrigation and drainage infrastructure with funding to upgrade crucial components and technical assistance to modernize the management of canal irrigation schemes.|
|Progress Toward Outcome|
|Description of Project Outputs||Project components designed for: (i) strengthening institutional capacity of water-related service providers, (ii) improved management of irrigation and drainage systems, and (iii) construction of new infrastructure and upgrading of existing irrigation systems infrastructure. The outputs are to be prepared in conjunction with the project preparatory technical assistance consultants and submitted together with the draft final report by May 2009.|
|Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)|
|Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects|
|Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation|
|During Project Design|
|During Project Implementation|
|Consulting Services||A Team of international and national consultants providing inputs of 29 person-months and 46 person-months, respectively, will implement the TA over a 7 month period. Implementation will require specialists with expertise in water resources development, tertiary education, agricultural and resource economics, financial analysis and financial management assessment, civil and hydraulic structures engineering, environmental, and social resettlement and participatory approaches. The consultants will be engaged by ADB in accordance with the Guidelines on the Use of Consultants (2007, as amended from time to time).|
|Responsible ADB Officer||Ellingson, Dennis|
|Responsible ADB Department||Southeast Asia Department|
|Responsible ADB Division||Environment, Natural Resources & Agriculture Division, SERD|
Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development
Room 305 Building A15
10 Nugen Cong Hoan Street
Ba Dinh District, Hanoi, Vietnam
|Concept Clearance||25 Mar 2008|
|Fact Finding||31 Mar 2008 to 18 Apr 2008|
|Approval||28 Jul 2008|
|Last Review Mission||-|
|PDS Creation Date||12 May 2008|
|Last PDS Update||18 Mar 2011|
|Approval||Signing Date||Effectivity Date||Closing|
|28 Jul 2008||26 Sep 2008||26 Sep 2008||31 Jul 2009||30 Dec 2010||-|
|Financing Plan/TA Utilization||Cumulative Disbursements|
|1,120,000.00||0.00||250,000.00||0.00||0.00||0.00||1,370,000.00||29 Sep 2021||1,025,957.99|
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|Title||Document Type||Document Date|
|Preparing the Strengthening Water Management and Irrigation Systems Rehabilitation Project (Financed by the Japan Special Fund)||Technical Assistance Reports||Jul 2008|
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