46443-004: Second Greater Mekong Subregion Corridor Towns Development Project | Asian Development Bank

Viet Nam: Second Greater Mekong Subregion Corridor Towns Development Project

Sovereign (Public) Project | 46443-004 Status: Active

The Asian Development Bank is working with Viet Nam to boost urban and water services in Bac Giang, Mong Cai and Sa Pa, three towns located along the North-South Economic Corridor within the Greater Mekong Subregion. The project is building and upgrading wastewater treatment plants and providing wastewater treatment services.

Project Details

Project Officer
Nguyen, Binh My Southeast Asia Department Request for information
Country
  • Viet Nam
Modality
  • Loan
Sector
  • Water and other urban infrastructure and services
 
Project Name Second Greater Mekong Subregion Corridor Towns Development Project
Project Number 46443-004
Country Viet Nam
Project Status Active
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Loan
Source of Funding / Amount
Loan 3353-VIE: Second Greater Mekong Subregion Corridor Towns Development Project
concessional ordinary capital resources lending / Asian Development Fund US$ 100.00 million
Strategic Agendas Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
Regional integration
Drivers of Change Gender Equity and Mainstreaming
Governance and capacity development
Knowledge solutions
Private sector development
Sector / Subsector

Water and other urban infrastructure and services / Other urban services - Renovation and protection of cultural heritage - Urban flood protection - Urban sewerage

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Effective gender mainstreaming
Description The Second Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS) Corridor Towns Development Project (the project) represents the second phase of the ongoing GMS Corridor Towns Development Project in Cambodia, Lao PDR and Viet Nam. It supports the first four strategic thrusts of the GMS Strategic Framework 2012 2022 namely (i) strengthening infrastructure linkages; (ii) facilitating cross-border trade, investment, and tourism; (iii) enhancing private sector participation and competitiveness; and (iv) developing human resources. The focus on corridor town development follows an approach that will maximize the economic benefits of increased trade and traffic flows along the major transport corridors in the GMS with the expected positive impacts resulting from accelerated investments in strategically located towns and cities, and added value on economic growth through development oriented on green growth and climate resilience. The objective is to strengthen competitiveness of the GMS economic corridors through environmental infrastructure.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy The towns of Bac Giang, Mong Cai and Sa Pa are located along the GMS North-South Economic Corridor, on the eastern branch that links Lao PDR with China, Thailand and Myanmar, and another which links Hanoi to the cities of Kunming and Nanning in the PRC. Bac Giang is the administrative capital of Bac Giang province, and is located about 50 km northeast of Hanoi. The city has a number of development and investment fundamentals in its favor; primarily its strategic location in key transport corridors linking centers of population and ports together and providing access to larger markets, principally into PRC and within the Hanoi capital region. Mong Cai is a cross border town opposite of Dongxing town, Guangxi Province, PRC. The economic base of Mong Cai is characterized by a typical border town economy comprising of trade and services and shows a rapidly expanding economy and significant levels of urbanization. Sa Pa is a small town located about 35 km from Lao Cai City. Sa Pa is an international tourist center and highland agricultural area, where strategic corridor investments in transport infrastructure are placing increasing development pressures on the high quality mountain landscapes and cultural diversity of the predominantly ethnic minority populations. The project is in line with the ADB Country Partnership Strategy for Viet Nam; ADB's Urban Operational Plan; the GrEEEn Cities Approach, which has been piloted in several cities in Viet Nam, Thailand, Myanmar, Malaysia, and Indonesia; ADB's Water Operational Plan; the GMS Strategic Framework; and the GMS Regional Investment Framework Implementation Plan (2014-2018). The towns under this project were selected and prioritized under the GMS Regional Investment Framework.
Impact Economic, sociocultural, and environmental development in the three towns of Bac Giang, Mong Cai, and Sa Pa, improved, contributing to making Viet Nam a modern, industrial country. (Socio-economic Development Strategy, 2011 2020.)
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome Improved urban services in the three participating towns.
Progress Toward Outcome

PISC contract was signed. PISC was mobilized in April 2017.

Civil works under MC1, MC2, BG1 and BG2 has started. SP2 was awarded. MC3, SP3, BG4, BG3 and CS3 are under evaluation. SP1 and CS2 are going to be advertised.

Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs

SLEDPs and Sa Pa GCAP developed

Priority urban infrastructure investments implemented

Institutional capacities for managing public investments strengthened.

Community awareness on project activities and environmental sustainability improved

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

Not yet started. Recruitment of capacity building consultants to support these activities on-going in Bac Giang and Lao Cai. TOR of the consulting services is being appraised in Mong Cai

SLEDPs for Lao Cai and Bac Giang were approved.

SLEDP for Mong Cai was appraised, awaiting PPC approval.

Requirements relating to unskilled laborers were included in the Specific Conditions of Contracts.

DD of WWTP is on-going.

Construction just started.

(MC1 and MC2)

Appraisal of detailed design ongoing.

To be assessed in the next project quarterly report based on detailed designs.

To be assessed in the next project quarterly report based on DD.

Construction just started

(MC1 and MC2, physical progress 3%)

Construction just started (BG1 and BG2)

Contract awarded. LAR monitoring report is being revised for ADB no-objection to commencement of civil works.

Procurement on-going: BER is being reviewed by ADB

wait for cleared RP and baseline survey to proceed construction

20 PMU staff (of which 55% are female) were trained.

6 PMU staff were trained on gender aspects.

45% PMUs' staff are female and 38% PMUs staff holding position making decisions are female.

Geographical Location Nation-wide
Safeguard Categories
Environment B
Involuntary Resettlement A
Indigenous Peoples B
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
Environmental Aspects The project is classified as Category B for environment in accordance with the ADB's safeguards policy statement (SPS) 2009. One initial environmental examination (IEE) report and three environmental management plans (EMPs) (one per town) have been prepared.
Involuntary Resettlement The safeguard category for involuntary resettlement is B. Two resettlement plan (RPs), one for Bac Giang and one for Mong Cai, are prepared for those components which will trigger land acquisition and resettlement (LAR) impacts. One resettlement and ethnic minority development plan (REMDP) is prepared for Sa Pa, as Indigenous People safeguards are triggered but limited to LAR and is category B.
Indigenous Peoples For the Sa Pa subproject, indigenous peoples safeguards are triggered but limited to land acquisition and hence a resettlement, ethnic minority and development plan (REMDP) will be prepared in accordance with the requirements of the SPS (2009). The IP safeguard category is B.
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design
During Project Implementation

The Provincial People's Committees (PPCs) of Bac Giang, Lao Cai and Quang Ninh are the EAs which will oversee project activities in each of the three towns. Additionally, the PPC in Bac Giang Province is designed as the lead executing agency to coordinate among all PPCs on institutional management, project implementation and reporting.

Project management units (PMUs) will be established in each EA to undertake the day-to day management of subprojects, including the procurement of civil works and goods. As lead EA, the PMU in Bac Giang will be responsible for consultant selection for project implementation and management support; and act as coordinator between the project cities and the concerned central government agencies for project implementation. Each of the three EAs will hire consultants for detailed design, construction supervision and capacity development; and carry out procurement for their respective civil works and goods contracts. The EA in Lao Cai (Sa Pa Town) will be responsible for consultant selection for GCAP preparation. A project coordination unit (PCU) will be established within Bac Giang PMU to support the day-to-day coordination and liaison work among the three PMUs. The City People's Committees (CPCs) in Bac Giang and Mong Cai, and Lao Cai Department of Planning and Investment in Sa Pa will be the Implementing Agencies (IAs) which will coordinate and monitor the activities of the PMUs.

Responsible ADB Officer Nguyen, Binh My
Responsible ADB Department Southeast Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Viet Nam Resident Mission
Executing Agencies
Bac Giang Provincial People's Committee
Bac Giang, Viet Nam
Lao Cai Provincial People's Committee
[email protected]
Tran Hung Dao Avenue, Nam Cuong Ward,
Lao Cai City, Lao Cai Province
People's Committee
Vietnam
Quang Ninh's People's Committee
Nguyen Van Cu Road Ha Long City
Quang Ninh Province
Timetable
Concept Clearance 01 Jun 2015
Fact Finding 05 Jun 2015 to 10 Jun 2015
MRM 18 Aug 2015
Approval 01 Dec 2015
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 30 Mar 2018

Loan 3353-VIE

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
01 Dec 2015 21 Mar 2016 10 Aug 2016 30 Jun 2021 - -
Financing Plan Loan Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 121.67 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 100.00 01 Dec 2015 35.29 0.00 35%
Counterpart 21.67 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 01 Dec 2015 8.97 0.00 9%
Status of Covenants
Category Sector Safeguards Social Financial Economic Others
Rating - Satisfactory - - - Satisfactory

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Safeguard Documents See also: Safeguards

Safeguard documents provided at the time of project/facility approval may also be found in the list of linked documents provided with the Report and Recommendation of the President.

Title Document Type Document Date
Second Greater Mekong Subregion Corridor Towns Development Project: Environmental Monitoring Report (July-December 2017) Environmental Monitoring Reports Feb 2018
Second GMS Corridor Towns Development Project: Sa Pa Subproject Updated Environmental Management Plan Environmental Assessment and Measures Feb 2018
Second GMS Corridor Towns Development Project: Social Monitoring Report (July-December 2017) Environmental and Social Monitoring Reports Jan 2018
Second GMS Corridor Towns Development Project: Updated Initial Environmental Examination Environmental Assessment and Measures Nov 2017
Second GMS Corridor Towns Development Project: Sa Pa Subproject Resettlement and Ethnic Minorities Development Plan Combined Resettlement Plan and Indigenous Peoples Plans Nov 2017
Second GMS Corridor Towns Development Project: Sa Pa Urban Infrastructure Subproject Environmental Management Plan Environmental Assessment and Measures Oct 2017
Second GMS Corridor Towns Development Project: Resettlement Monitoring Report Environmental and Social Monitoring Reports Jul 2017
Second GMS Corridor Towns Development Project: Mong Cai Subproject Updated Resettlement Plan Resettlement Plans Jul 2017
Second GMS Corridor Towns Development Project: Mong Cai Subproject (Wastewater and Stormwater System Improvement, Riverbank Protection) Environmental Management Plan Environmental Management Plans Jun 2017
Second GMS Corridor Towns Development Project: Bac Giang Subproject (Urban Road Construction and Stormwater System Improvement) Environmental Management Plan Environmental Management Plans May 2017
Second GMS Corridor Towns Development Project: Sa Pa Subproject (Provincial Route 152 Upgrade) Environmental Management Plan Environmental Management Plans May 2017
Viet Nam - Second GMS Corridor Towns Development Project, Bac Giang, Mong Cai, and Sa Pa Towns: Combined Initial Environmental Examination (August 2015) and Environmental Management Plans (June 2015) Initial Environmental Examination Aug 2015
Second Greater Mekong Subregion Corridor Towns Development Project: Bac Giang Subproject - Resettlement Plan Resettlement Plans Jun 2015
Second GMS Corridor Towns Development Project: Sa Pa Subproject Resettlement and Ethnic Minorities Development Plan Combined Resettlement Plan and Indigenous Peoples Plans Jun 2015
Second Greater Mekong Subregion Corridor Towns Development Project: Mong Cai Subproject - Resettlement Plan Resettlement Plans Jun 2015

Evaluation Documents See also: Independent Evaluation

None currently available.

Related Publications

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Tenders

Tender Title Type Status Posting Date Deadline
3353-VIE: Second Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS) Corridor Towns Development Project [SP1] Invitation for Bids Active 25 Jun 2018 09 Aug 2018
Independent Resettlement Monitoring Individual - Consulting Closed 21 Feb 2018 27 Feb 2018
3353-VIE: Second Greater Mekong Sub-region (GMS) Corridor Towns Development Project [Package BG3] Invitation for Bids Closed 21 Feb 2018 23 Mar 2018
3353-VIE: Second Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS) Corridor Towns Development Project [Package BG4] Invitation for Bids Closed 12 Feb 2018 21 Mar 2018
3353-VIE: Second Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS) Corridor Towns Development Project [Package MC3] Invitation for Bids Closed 02 Jan 2018 01 Feb 2018
Green City Action Plan (GCAP) Sapa Firm - Consulting Closed 22 Nov 2017 21 Dec 2017
3353-VIE: The Second Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS) Corridor Towns Development Project [SP3] Invitation for Bids Closed 26 Oct 2017 27 Nov 2017
3353-VIE: Second Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS) Corridor Towns Development Project [BG3] Invitation for Bids Closed 04 Aug 2017 05 Sep 2017
3353-VIE: Second Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS) Corridor Towns Development Project [Package MC2] Invitation for Bids Closed 01 Aug 2017 31 Aug 2017
3353-VIE: Second Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS) Corridor Towns Development Project [Package BG1] Invitation for Bids Closed 24 Jul 2017 25 Aug 2017
3353-VIE: Second Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS) Corridor Invitation for Bids Closed 21 Jul 2017 21 Aug 2017
3353-VIE: Second Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS) Corridor Towns Development Project [Package BG2] Invitation for Bids Closed 05 Jul 2017 31 Jul 2017
3353-VIE: The Second Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS) Corridor Towns Development Project [Package SP2] Invitation for Bids Closed 16 Jun 2017 18 Jul 2017

Contracts Awarded

Contract Title Approval Number Contract Date Contractor Contractor Address Executing Agency Contract Description Total Contract Amount (US$) Contract Amount Financed by ADB (US$)
BG1 - TRAN QUANG KHAI ROAD Loan 3353 12 Dec 2017 VAN CUONG - TRANSPORT 1 CONST. & COMM. INVES. HANOI, VIETNAM VIET NAM,SOC REP OF People's Committee CONSTRUCTION 6,862,432.00 6,254,954.00
BG2 - NORTH EASTERN RING ROAD Loan 3353 12 Dec 2017 CONG TY XAY DUNG VIET DUC - 19.5 BAC NINH, VIETNAM VIET NAM,SOC REP OF People's Committee CONSTRUCTION 1,968,991.00 1,794,681.00
SP2 - ROAD 1 ROUTE 152 Loan 3353 12 Dec 2017 QUYET TIEN - DONG HAI - MINH DUC 152 NHAC SON, LAO CAI VIETNAM VIET NAM,SOC REP OF People's Committee CONSTRUCTION 6,053,048.00 5,503,740.00
MC2 - CONSTRUCTION OF THE WESTERN KALONG RIVER WAS TEWATER AND STORMWATER IMPROVEMENTS Loan 3353 15 Nov 2017 NHAC SON - SEEN - VIWASEEN HOANG MAI, HANOI VIETNAM VIET NAM,SOC REP OF People's Committee CONSTRUCTION 9,589,044.00 8,718,464.00
MC1 - CONSTRUCTION OF THE EASTERN KA LONG RIVER WA STEWATER AND STORMWATER IMPROVEMENTS Loan 3353 07 Nov 2017 NHAC SON - SEEN - UDCC VIETNAM VIET NAM,SOC REP OF People's Committee CONSTRUCTION 9,674,016.00 8,795,722.00
Project Implementation Consultancy Services Loan 3353 26 May 2017 Haskoningdhv Nederland B.V. Netherlands People's Committee Consultancy 1,375,514.72
Project Implementation Consultancy Services 3353 26 May 2017 Haskoningdhv Nederland B.V Netherland People's Committee Consulting Services 1,375,515.00 1,375,416.00