ADB is helping rehabilitate one of Viet Nam's oldest and largest irrigation and drainage systems located in the heart of the Red-Thai Binh river basin. The project will improve the Bac Hung Hai irrigation and drainage system. It will also help build a campus for Water Resources University, the only university in Viet Nam with a full program of subjects necessary to educate water engineers.
|Project Name||Strengthening Water Management and Irrigation Systems Rehabilitation Project|
|Project Type / Modality of Assistance||Loan
|Source of Funding / Amount||
|Strategic Agendas||Inclusive economic growth
|Drivers of Change||Governance and capacity development
|Sector / Subsector||
Agriculture, natural resources and rural development - Irrigation - Rural water policy, institutional and capacity development
Education - Tertiary
|Gender Equity and Mainstreaming|
The project is designed to address two binding constraints that contribute to the core sector problem of poor quality and delivery of water-related services. These constraints are insufficient human resource capacity and inadequate public infrastructure. The project will address these constraints by funding education facilities to train engineers in water-related fields that are needed to meet the heightened demands of a rapidly growing economy. The project will also address the requirements of dilapidated irrigation and drainage infrastructure with funding to upgrade and modernize the management of irrigation canal systems. It will help the government increase the number of qualified agriculturerelated
water management engineers, improve the governance and management of irrigation systems, increase agricultural production, and improve the productivity of project areas to
increase poor farmers' incomes and reduce poverty.
|Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy||Irrigated agriculture is by far the largest user of water in Viet Nam. Paddy rice is the dominant crop, accounting for more than 80% of the total irrigated area. However, the area of paddy land has decreased in recent years with diversification to aquaculture and other crops and economic growth sectors other than agriculture. This has increased the demands placed on water resources and caused reallocation. To meet growing demand for rice and maintain food security, it is essential to increase crop productivity and the efficiency of production inputs, especially water.|
|Impact||Increased agricultural productivity in the BHH area|
|Description of Outcome||Quality of MARD's water-related services strengthened|
|Progress Toward Outcome||It is too early to assess the project impact and outcome. All major ADB-financed civil works contracts completed as of 31/12/2016.|
|Description of Project Outputs||
Increased human resource capacity for sustainable water management
Increased capacity of irrigation and drainage infrastrucure in the BHH irrigation and drainage system
Strengthened institutional capacity of water-related service providers in the BHH irrigation and drainage system
Project management is operational
|Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)||
Contract for service provision signed in Dec 2012.
All civil works subprojects commenced as of Q1/2016
PAM completed and being implemented.
Loan consultant mobilized in 2012, one year later than plan.
Construction of WRU component commenced on 15 Mar 2014 and basically completed as of 31/12/2016
PPMS fully operational within 12 months of loan effectiveness: Complied
|Geographical Location||Red River Delta in northern Viet Nam, including part or all of the provinces of Bach Ninh, Hung Yen and Hai Duong east and southeast of Ha Noi.|
|Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects|
|Environmental Aspects||Semiannual monitoring reports of BHH and WRU components were submitted and reviewed by ADB. According to the annual monitoring report and through environment review during site visits, the mission found that the project has achieved close cooperation among PPMUs, Construction Supervision Consultants (CSCs), local authorities and communities in monitoring and supervision of environment impacts and safety of construction and transport. However there are some common environment pending issues including improper management of excavated soil, inadequate water spraying for reducing dust caused by project transport, especially at the construction works near the National Road No. 38 and provincial road No. 61, and inadequate protective equipment provided for workers.|
The project includes 12 civil works subprojects, of which 10 cause acquisition of land from 1,672 affected households (AH) with 691 severely affected households losing more than 10% of agricultural land and 9 relocated households. Total compensation costs of the project are estimated at about $10.9 million and are paid by the Government.
The project is satisfactory in complying with the resettlement safeguards covenants. For the WRU subproject, all the identified remaining affected graves have been compensated and relocated. Compensation payments following the provisions in the approved RPs have been completed.
|Indigenous Peoples||The project area does not include any indigenous populations|
|Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation|
|During Project Design|
|During Project Implementation|
|Consulting Services||All consultants recruited and completed.|
|Procurement||All procurement contracts awarded and completed.|
|Responsible ADB Officer||khuc, huong thi lan|
|Responsible ADB Department||Southeast Asia Department|
|Responsible ADB Division||Viet Nam Resident Mission|
Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development
Mr. Pham Dinh Van
Central Project Office_(CPO)
23 Hang Tre St.
Hanoi, Viet Nam
|Concept Clearance||26 Jan 2011|
|Fact Finding||02 Nov 2009 to 13 Nov 2009|
|MRM||09 Dec 2009|
|Approval||20 Apr 2010|
|Last Review Mission||-|
|PDS Creation Date||06 Oct 2008|
|Last PDS Update||15 Mar 2017|
|Approval||Signing Date||Effectivity Date||Closing|
|20 Apr 2010||07 Sep 2010||19 Jan 2011||31 Dec 2016||-||-|
|Financing Plan||Loan Utilization|
|Total (Amount in US$ million)||Date||ADB||Others||Net Percentage|
|Project Cost||153.23||Cumulative Contract Awards|
|ADB||100.00||20 Apr 2010||89.74||0.00||96%|
|Cofinancing||28.00||20 Apr 2010||89.71||0.00||96%|
|Status of Covenants|
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|Title||Document Type||Document Date|
|Strengthening Water Management and Irrigation Systems Rehabilitation Project: Procurement Plan||Procurement Plans||Nov 2016|
|Loan Agreement for Strengthening Water Management and Irrigation Systems Rehabilitation Project between Socialist Republic of Viet Nam and Asian Development Bank dated 7 September 2010||Loan Agreement (Special Operations)||Sep 2010|
|Strengthening Water Management and Irrigation Systems Rehabilitation Project||Reports and Recommendations of the President||Mar 2010|
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