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||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||Overall progress is about 8% compared to the elapsed implementation period of 37% since the loan effectiveness. The project is delayed due the Government's delay in approving the project's annual expenditure plan (the budget). Until 24 February 2017, the budgets for 2016 and 2017 were approved by the Government. This will help accelerate contract awards and disbursement in 2017.|
|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)||
- MCST signed the project management, civil engineering and capacity building support contract with the consultant in May 2016 to prepare detailed engineering designs for 9 civil works packages. However due to the delay in budget approval, the mobilization payments can't be released yet.
- All participating provinces have engaged local firms to prepare geotechnical surveys with counterpart fund provided by Provincial People's Committees to accelerate works design and procurement once the MCST-recruited engineering firm fully mobilized.
- Capacity building activities under this output are postponed until MCST receives 2017 budget approval.
- The PCU and PIUs remain open and have sufficient staff with suitable office facilities and equipment. Five staff resigned in 2016 because their salary payments were delayed by up to 1 year. The delay also prevented the PCU/PIUs from attending several project management and capacity building activities in 2016.
|Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects|
|Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation|
|During Project Design|
|During Project Implementation|
|Responsible ADB Officer||Nguyen, Giang T.|
|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||22 Mar 2017|
|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||3.38||0.00||7%|
|Cofinancing||0.00||26 Sep 2014||2.03||0.00||4%|
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