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Viet Nam: Secondary Cities Development Program (Green Cities)

Sovereign (Public) Project | 47274-001 Status: Closed

The proposed Secondary Cities Development Project II (Green Cities) will pilot integrated urban development and environment improvement through implementation of green city action plans (GCAPs) in three secondary cities in Viet Nam, in agreement with the Government of Viet Nam. The project cities, Ha Giang (Ha Giang Province), Hue (Thua Thien Hue Province), and Vinh Yen (Vinh Phuc Province) are provincial capitals and developing secondary cities. Ha Giang as a border town provides strategic connectivity with the People's Republic of China, Hue is one of Viet Nam's heritage centers, and Vinh Yen is strategic for industry. Inefficient urban infrastructure services, lack of resource management, and degraded environmental quality constrain their growth potential. The project will finance subprojects that respond to stakeholder priorities to improve environmental quality, strengthen disaster risk management, climate resilience, and urban infrastructure to enable competitiveness.

Project Details

Project Officer
Satoshi Ishii Southeast Asia Department Request for information
Country
  • Viet Nam
Modality
  • Technical Assistance
Sector
  • Water and other urban infrastructure and services
 
Project Name Secondary Cities Development Program (Green Cities)
Project Number 47274-001
Country Viet Nam
Project Status Closed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 8671-VIE: Secondary Cities Development Program (Green Cities)
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 800,000.00
ATF - Netherlands TA Grant US$ 300,000.00
Urban Climate Change Resilience Trust Fund under the Urban Financing Partnership Facility US$ 1.00 million
TA 8671-VIE: Secondary Cities Development Program (Green Cities) (Supplementary)
GEF-Special Climate Change Fund US$ 136,986.00
Strategic Agendas Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Gender Equity and Mainstreaming
Governance and capacity development
Knowledge solutions
Partnerships
Private sector development
Sector / Subsector

Water and other urban infrastructure and services / Other urban services - Urban flood protection - Urban policy, institutional and capacity development - Urban sewerage - Urban solid waste management

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Effective gender mainstreaming
Description The proposed Secondary Cities Development Project II (Green Cities) will pilot integrated urban development and environment improvement through implementation of green city action plans (GCAPs) in three secondary cities in Viet Nam, in agreement with the Government of Viet Nam. The project cities, Ha Giang (Ha Giang Province), Hue (Thua Thien Hue Province), and Vinh Yen (Vinh Phuc Province) are provincial capitals and developing secondary cities. Ha Giang as a border town provides strategic connectivity with the People's Republic of China, Hue is one of Viet Nam's heritage centers, and Vinh Yen is strategic for industry. Inefficient urban infrastructure services, lack of resource management, and degraded environmental quality constrain their growth potential. The project will finance subprojects that respond to stakeholder priorities to improve environmental quality, strengthen disaster risk management, climate resilience, and urban infrastructure to enable competitiveness. Community awareness and competencies will be improved for integrated urban development, environment planning, disaster risk management, and climate resilience.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy Viet Nam is rapidly urbanizing with a structural shift from agriculture to industry and services, which account for nearly 80% of the economy since 2005. These sectors are key contributors to urban expansion and the rural to urban transition. Although urban poverty is reduced, inequalities remain. Disasters caused by natural hazards and climate induced impacts add to the associated social, economic, and environment costs of rapid urbanization. This is recognized in the _Framework Master Plan for Urban Development in Viet Nam to 2025 and Vision to 2050_. The challenge for Viet Nam is to maintain its development prospects by minimizing risks associated with urbanization. Adapting infrastructure by building climate resilience in coastal and low-lying areas will safeguard vulnerable populations and productive sectors of the economy, including its natural resources.
Impact
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome
Progress Toward Outcome
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs
Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)
Geographical Location
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design The project will finance subprojects that respond to stakeholder priorities to improve environmental quality, strengthen disaster risk management, climate resilience, and urban infrastructure to enable competitiveness. Community awareness and competencies will be improved for integrated urban development, environment planning, disaster risk management, and climate resilience. Participatory stakeholder analysis will be conducted in each city with the project beneficiaries, and established civil society organizations with strong community connections included as stakeholders. The grant investment will provide direct support to climate vulnerable communities in Hue and Vinh Yen.
During Project Implementation Stakeholder communication, participation and consultations are continuously promoted under the project implementation. IEC campaigns will be designed integrating the needs and concerns of different vulnerable groups, including the poor and near poor, women, persons with disabilities, the elderly, and ethnic minorities. The Vinh Yen NGO, the Women's Union, and consultants will be engaged to help the PMUs deliver the IEC campaign and train and/or build the capacity of other stakeholders in various aspects of project management. Stakeholder entities like CSBs will collaborate in subproject monitoring. Community-led initiatives will require the PMUs to partner actively with community monitoring groups in wards and communes.
Business Opportunities
Consulting Services

A team of consultants will be engaged through firms. The PPTA will require nine positions and 40 person-months (pm) of international, and 12 positions and 80 pm of national consulting services. ADB will select and engage consultants in accordance with ADB's Guidelines on Use of Consultants (2013, as amended from time to time). The quality- and cost-based selection method with quality-cost ratio of 80:20, using full technical proposal procedures, will be followed. National individual consultants will be additionally engaged after submission of the draft final report, to support start-up activities of the ensuing loan project based on the need using the contingencies.

Individual consultants have been recruited to support the preparation of a grant from the Global Environment Facility.

Additional individual consultants will be recruited to complete the project processing to MRM between October 2016 and February 2017.

Responsible ADB Officer Satoshi Ishii
Responsible ADB Department Southeast Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Urban Development and Water Division, SERD
Executing Agencies
Provincial People's Committee Thua Thien Hue
14 Le Loi Street, Hue City, Thua Thien
Hue
Viet Nam
Provincial People's Committee Vinh Phuc
No.38-40, Nguyen Trai Road Dong Da Ward,
Vinh Yen Town, Vinh Phuc Province,
Socialist Republic of Viet Nam
Provincial People's Committee of Ha Giang Province
Ha Giang Province, Socialist Republic of Viet Nam
Timetable
Concept Clearance -
Fact Finding -
MRM -
Approval 27 Jun 2014
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 18 May 2018

TA 8671-VIE

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
27 Jun 2014 15 Jan 2015 15 Jan 2015 30 Sep 2015 30 Sep 2018 -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
800,000.00 1,436,986.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 2,236,986.00 27 Jun 2014 2,168,016.94

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Tenders

Tender Title Type Status Posting Date Deadline
Landscape Architect and Designer Individual - Consulting Closed 25 May 2018 03 Jun 2018
Hydraulic Engineer Individual - Consulting Closed 25 May 2018 03 Jun 2018
Environmental Due Diligence Individual - Consulting Closed 21 Mar 2018 27 Mar 2018
Involuntary Resettlement for Project Startup Individual - Consulting Closed 10 Mar 2018 16 Mar 2018

Contracts Awarded

Contract Title Approval Number Contract Date Contractor Contractor Address Executing Agency Contract Description Total Contract Amount (US$) Contract Amount Financed by ADB (US$)
Project Preparatory Technical Assistance 8671 17 Feb 2015 ICF Consulting Services Limited (United Kingdom) in association with Asean Development and Management Consulting Ltd. (Viet Nam, Soc Rep Of) 6F Watling House, 33 Cannon Street, London Provincial People's Committee-Thua Thien Hue Province 1,812,706.00

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