ADB is helping improve tourism infrastructure in five provinces in Viet Nam that are located within the Greater Mekong Subregion corridors. The project will cover Dien Bien, Ha Tinh, Kien Giang, Lao Cai, and Tay Ninh provinces. It will upgrade rural roads, improve environmental services in areas important for cross-border tourism, and improve business support services and access to microfinance.
|Project Name||Greater Mekong Subregion Tourism Infrastructure for Inclusive Growth Project|
|Project Type / Modality of Assistance||Loan
|Source of Funding / Amount||
|Strategic Agendas||Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
|Drivers of Change||Gender Equity and Mainstreaming
Governance and capacity development
Private sector development
|Sector / Subsector||
Industry and trade / Small and medium enterprise development - Trade and services
Transport / Road transport (non-urban)
Water and other urban infrastructure and services / Urban sanitation
|Gender Equity and Mainstreaming||Effective gender mainstreaming|
|Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy|
|Impact||Increased tourism employment for people living in underdeveloped segments of the GMS corridors in Viet Nam|
|Description of Outcome||Increased tourism receipts in Dien Bien, Ha Tinh, Kien Giang, Lao Cai, and Tay Ninh|
|Progress Toward Outcome||
Delayed Government's approval in 2015 ODA budget and no ODA budget allocation for 2016 leaded to delay in implementing project activities (now detailed designs (DDs) for several packages are still being prepared/submitted for approval, which should have been completed in 2016 or 2017).
ADB Project Team closely monitored with MCST the yearly ODA budget allocation by government.
As a result, 2017 ODA budget was approved in February 2017; 2018 ODA budget allocation was approved in January 2018; 2018 ODA budget for each province was approved in March 2018.
|Description of Project Outputs||
Last-mile tourism access infrastructure improved.
Environmental services in cross-border tourism centers improved.
Institutional capacity to promote inclusive tourism growth strengthened.
Effective project implementation and management.
|Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)||
Upon approval of 2017 ODA budget in February 2017 and 2018 ODA budget in January 2018, Project Coordination Unit (PCU) and Project Implementation Units (PIUs) are speeding up the detailed design and bidding document preparation/approval process.
A Mid-term Review Mission was conducted in June 2018 to (i) review the project progress, (ii) identify the bottlenecks/issues and found out solutions to speed up the project progress, (iii) thoroughly assess and reach agreements with PIUs/PCU on the most achievable CADIS projections for 2018-2020. An _Agreed Actions_ to meet the target project milestones were signed by PIUs/PCU/Consultants. The revised baseline CADIS projections were reset in eOps in September 2018.
The project team closely followed up with PIUs/provincial leaders to speed up the approval process of DDs for CW packages. As a result, the contract for package TIIG-VIE- W02 was signed in Dec 17; DD for package TIIG-VIE- W01 was approved in Feb 2018 and BDs/IFBs issued on 9 May 18; DD for package TIIG-VIE- W03 was approved in March 2018 and contract signed in Aug 18; and DD TIIG-VIE-W08 was approved in Aug 18.
13 trainings on DMO establishment and DMO plan preparation were delivered for 293 participants (124 women), a heritage guide training of trainers (TOT) for 15 people (12 women), 7 trainings (including TOT) on hospitality services conducted for 206 participants (104 women).
Several trainings were conducted for 33 PIU and PCU staff (10 women) on PPMS, GAP orientation and implementation, procurement, disbursement, and safeguards.
|Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects|
|Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation|
|During Project Design|
|During Project Implementation|
|Responsible ADB Officer||Nguyen Thanh Giang|
|Responsible ADB Department||Southeast Asia Department|
|Responsible ADB Division||Viet Nam Resident Mission|
Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism (MCST)
51-53 Ngo Quyen, Quan Hoan Kiem
|Concept Clearance||30 Nov 2013|
|Fact Finding||01 Dec 2013 to 15 Dec 2013|
|MRM||13 May 2014|
|Approval||26 Sep 2014|
|Last Review Mission||-|
|Last PDS Update||25 Sep 2018|
|Approval||Signing Date||Effectivity Date||Closing|
|26 Sep 2014||25 Nov 2014||30 Mar 2015||30 Jun 2020||-||-|
|Financing Plan||Loan Utilization|
|Total (Amount in US$ million)||Date||ADB||Others||Net Percentage|
|Project Cost||55.08||Cumulative Contract Awards|
|ADB||50.00||26 Sep 2014||25.57||0.00||57%|
|Cofinancing||0.00||26 Sep 2014||14.11||0.00||32%|
|Status of Covenants|
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|Contract Title||Approval Number||Contract Date||Contractor||Contractor Address||Executing Agency||Contract Description||Total Contract Amount (US$)||Contract Amount Financed by ADB (US$)|
|TIIG-VIE-W08_NGUYEN DU TOURISM ZONE ENVIRONMENTAL IMPROVEMENTS||Loan 3165||14 Nov 2018||ANH DAO - VINH HUNG JOINT VENTURE||318 NGUYEN AI QUOC ROAD, HONG LINH COMMU NE , HA TINH PROVINCE VIET NAM,SOC REP OF||Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism (MCST)||CONSTRUCTION||1,176,211.00||1,069,237.00|
|TIIG-VIE-W01_ MUONG PHANG ACCESS ROAD IMPROVEMENT||Loan 3165||12 Nov 2018||HUY HOANG - ANH TUYET JOINT VENTURE||905 TON DUC THANG STREET, SO DAU COMMUNE , HONG BANG DISTRICT, HAI PHONG VIET NAM,SOC REP OF||Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism (MCST)||CONSTRUCTION||4,529,817.00||4,118,016.00|
|TIIG-VIE-W03_HUONG TICH PAGODA ENVIROMENTAL IMPROV EMENTS||Loan 3165||21 Aug 2018||JV KHANH MON CONST.CO.LTD.; HOA HIEP CO. LTD.||THON 1, THACH THON COMMUNE, HA TINH VIET NAM,SOC REP OF||Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism (MCST)||CONSTRUCTION||5,195,031.00||4,726,813.00|
|TIIG -VIE-W02 - LAO CAI : TA PHIN - BAN KHOANG AC CESS ROAD IMPROVEMENT||Loan 3165||29 Dec 2017||JOINT VENTURE BETWEEN ANH NGUYEN CO. LTD.||BAC HA TOWN, BAC HA PROVINCE, LAO CAI, VIET NAM,SOC REP OF||Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism (MCST)||CONSTRUCTION||4,134,288.00||3,721,187.00|
|CONSTRUCTION SUPERVISION SUPPORT||Loan 3165||15 Sep 2017||HANOI 18 INVEST PROJECT CONST & TRADING JS CO||87 THINH QUANG LANE, THINH QUANG WARD DONG DA DISTRICT, HANOI VIET NAM,SOC REP OF||Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism (MCST)||497,720.00||497,720.00|
|Construction of Workshops for PTC in Kandal, Kampong Speu and Preah Sihanouk||Loan 3165||12 Apr 2017||Various||Various Viet Nam||Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism (MCST)||Others||193,035.22||193,035.22|
|Title||Document Type||Document Date|
|Greater Mekong Subregion Tourism Infrastructure for Inclusive Growth Project: Procurement Plan||Procurement Plans||Dec 2018|