Viet Nam: Second Health Care in the Central Highlands Project

Sovereign Project | 44265-013 Status: Active

ADB is helping Viet Nam improve health and nutrition in the Central Highlands, in particular for women, children, the poor, and ethnic groups. The project will further reduce maternal and child mortality by addressing access to and quality gaps in commune health stations and hospitals and by strengthening provincial health management in five provinces.

Project Details

Project Officer
Servais, Gerard Southeast Asia Department Request for information
  • Viet Nam
  • Loan
  • Health
Project Name Second Health Care in the Central Highlands Project
Project Number 44265-013
Country Viet Nam
Project Status Active
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Loan
Source of Funding / Amount
Loan 3038-VIE: Second Health Care in the Central Highlands Project
concessional ordinary capital resources lending / Asian Development Fund US$ 70.00 million
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Governance and capacity development
Sector / Subsector

Health - Health system development

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Gender equity
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy
Impact Improved health and nutrition in the central highlands, in particular for women, children, the poor, and ethnic groups

Project Outcome

Description of Outcome Increased use of health services, in particular maternal and child health services in district hospitals, ICPs, and CHSs
Progress Toward Outcome Review mission fielded in December 2015
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs

1. Improved access and quality of community health care

2. Increased access and quality of hospital services

3. Strengthened provincial health system management

Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)

Output 1: Training of trainers courses for nurses and midwives on safe motherhood and for doctors have been completed. Training programs for health staff at district and commune level on IEC techniques have been completed for 314 staff (217 women, 67 from ethnic communities). Curriculum and training materials for in-service training of village health works have been finalized and approved by Dak Nong and Lam Dong provinces while training has been completed in December 2015. Qualified institutes have been selected to develop and update curriculum and training materials for pre-service training for village health works and village birth attendants; training in health center management, hygiene and quality assurance for CHS/ICP heads; in-service training for nurses, midwives and technicians; and training of trainers in medical pedagogical methodologies to improve teaching capacity of teachers/lecturers of medical schools/hospitals.

Output 2: In August 2016, 102 candidates (37 women, 53 from ethnic communities) for level one specialization and 14 candidates (3 women, 3 from ethnic communities) for level 2 specialization have started training. Around 113 candidates (55 women, 6 from ethnic communities) are enrolled in the 4-year course upgrading doctor assistants to doctors and upgrading assistant pharmacists to pharmacists. 123 scholarships have been awarded to 110 women for nursing and medical technician degrees.

Output 3: Recruitment of project consultants and contractual staff completed. Recruitment of international civil works specialist and medical equipment specialist ongoing.

Geographical Location

Safeguard Categories

Environment B
Involuntary Resettlement C
Indigenous Peoples B

Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects

Environmental Aspects To be validated during project implementation.
Involuntary Resettlement Category C. No resettlement issues envisaged.
Indigenous Peoples To be validated during project implementation.
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design Consultation and participation during PPTA or project processing were seminars and workshops conducted such as: (i) inception, midterm, and final seminars involving all the project stakeholders; and (ii) a workshop involving decision makers, planners, managers, and representatives from the provinces and districts on specific policy and regulatory framework.
During Project Implementation Continuous dialogue and consultation with government, development partners and relevant stakeholders.

Business Opportunities

Consulting Services

All procurement of goods and works will be undertaken in accordance with ADB Procurement Guidelines (2013, as amended from time to time). MOH will advertise all consulting opportunities through the Consultant Management System at EA will obtain user login credentials from ADB.

The project has completed recruitment of international individual consultants and national individual

consultants. Engagement of consulting firms will be undertaken for (i) information, education and communication (IEC); (ii) training program and health care quality insurance; (iii) civil works detail design and supervision (four firms); and (iv) financial audit. Consulting firms will be hired under Quality- and Cost-Based Selection (QCBS), Quality-Based Selection (QBS), Least Cost Selection (LCS).


International competitive bidding (ICB) procedures will be used for civil work contracts estimated to cost $5,000,000 or more; national competitive bidding (NCB) procedures will be used for civil work contracts below $5,000,000. For Goods, ICB procedures will be used for goods valued at $3,000,000 or above; NCB procedures will be used for goods valued below $3,000,000; Civil works contracts and goods costing $100,000 or less will be procured through shopping.

Civil works procurement packages and other equipment will be awarded based on local competition and will be managed by the five PPMUs with supervision by the Central level and ADB when they are below $1,000,000. Above this level the CPMU will take a leading role and the bidding methodology will be international and national but the bidding process will be launched locally in the provinces.

Medical equipment and supplies packages will be procured by CPMU on basis of ICB, NCB, shopping or direct purchase.

Vehicles (hospital ambulances and district outreach vehicles) will be procured through ICB.

Responsible Staff

Responsible ADB Officer Servais, Gerard
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


Concept Clearance 05 Dec 2011
Fact Finding 21 Jan 2013 to 02 Feb 2013
MRM 08 Apr 2013
Approval 30 Sep 2013
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 30 Sep 2016

Loan 3038-VIE

Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
30 Sep 2013 08 Nov 2013 23 Jun 2014 31 Dec 2019 - -
Financing Plan Loan Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 76.60 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 70.00 30 Sep 2013 12.45 0.00 19%
Counterpart 6.60 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 30 Sep 2013 6.96 0.00 11%

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Tender Title Type Status Posting Date Deadline
NATIONAL FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT/DISBURSEMENT SPECIALIST Individual - Consulting Active 14 Jul 2017 30 Jul 2017

Contracts Awarded

No contracts awarded for this project were found

Procurement Plan