47274-003: Secondary Green Cities Development Project | Asian Development Bank

Viet Nam: Secondary Green Cities Development Project

Sovereign (Public) Project | 47274-003 Status: Approved

The project will demonstrate economically competitive, environmentally sustainable and socially inclusive development for Vinh Yen city (Vinh Yen), Hue city (Hue) and Ha Giang city (Ha Giang) of Viet Nam. The project cities' green and climate resilient development approaches will be scaled up for nationwide green secondary city development in Viet Nam.

Project Details

Project Officer
Ishii, Satoshi Southeast Asia Department Request for information
Country
  • Viet Nam
Modality
  • Grant
  • Loan
  • Technical Assistance
Sector
  • Water and other urban infrastructure and services
 
Project Name Secondary Green Cities Development Project
Project Number 47274-003
Country Viet Nam
Project Status Approved
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Grant
Loan
Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
Grant 0549-VIE: Secondary Green Cities Development Project
Global Environment Facility US$ 2.00 million
Grant 0550-VIE: Secondary Green Cities Development Project
Urban Climate Change Resilience Trust Fund under the Urban Financing Partnership Facility US$ 4.00 million
Loan 3590-VIE: Secondary Green Cities Development Project
Ordinary capital resources US$ 50.00 million
Loan 3591-VIE: Secondary Green Cities Development Project
concessional ordinary capital resources lending / Asian Development Fund US$ 120.00 million
TA 9417-VIE: Mainstreaming Climate Resilience and Environmental Protection for Secondary Green Cities Development
GEF-Special Climate Change Fund US$ 4.57 million
Global Environment Facility US$ 6.26 million
Urban Climate Change Resilience Trust Fund under the Urban Financing Partnership Facility US$ 2.00 million
Strategic Agendas Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Gender Equity and Mainstreaming
Governance and capacity development
Partnerships
Sector / Subsector

Energy / Energy efficiency and conservation

Transport / Urban roads and traffic management

Water and other urban infrastructure and services / Other urban services - Urban flood protection - Urban policy, institutional and capacity development - Urban sanitation - Urban water supply

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Effective gender mainstreaming
Description The project will demonstrate economically competitive, environmentally sustainable and socially inclusive development for Vinh Yen city (Vinh Yen), Hue city (Hue) and Ha Giang city (Ha Giang) of Viet Nam. The project cities' green and climate resilient development approaches will be scaled up for nationwide green secondary city development in Viet Nam.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy

In 2015, Viet Nam''s rapid urbanization enables cities to provide home to more than a third of the total population, i.e. 31.1 million people, and contribute to approximately 70% of national gross domestic product of $191.5 billion ($2,109 per capita). This was driven by a structural shift from agriculture to industry and services. The quality of urbanization in the country, however, is uneven. Compared to the first-tier five centrally-administered cities, development of secondary cities is significantly lagging behind. Less than 60% of secondary cities'' households are connected to the water supply systems and many do not have 24-hour supply. Only 10% of their urban wastewater is treated by a centralized system before discharging to the environment. Urban flooding stems from poor management of storm water to cope with increasing extreme weather events. Urban road network lacks its connectivity to accommodate increasing number of vehicles, while fails to promote greener mode of transportation. Development of secondary cities is an emerging challenge to support the country's next phase of development through: (i) providing job opportunities and livable environment for rural migrants; (ii) boosting local economy and closing income disparities by incubation of middle income groups; and (iii) promoting a domestic demand-driven economy.

The Viet Nam''s Socio-Economic Development Strategy, 2011- 2020 emphasized the need to sustain the rate of its economic growth while achieving social inclusiveness and environmental protection. This has led to the formulation of the National Program on Urban Development, 2012 -2020, that requires efficient, sustainable and equitable urbanization. However, secondary cities face limited financial resources and constrained local investment due to limited basic urban infrastructures and services. Provision development still needs to rely heavily on public investments because limited size and coverage cannot support economies of scale, and insufficient cost recovery. Their limited capacity to plan, design and prioritize investments also prevents efficient use of public funds and application of innovative ideas.



In 2013, Asian Development Bank (ADB) started a policy dialogue with the Vietnamese government by providing a capacity development technical assistance (CDTA) to support secondary cities for balancing economic growth and environmental sustainability to guide urbanization process. The technical assistance selected Vinh Yen and Hue whose government expressed strong commitments. Ha Giang was added thereby 3 cities collectively represent different socio-economic characteristics, development constraints, sector priorities and geographical locations. In 2014- 2015, a "_GrEEEn"_ city action plan (GCAP) for each city was completed and endorsed by the government to mainstream an integrated urban planning incorporating climate change adaptation and mitigation, prioritize investments and propose greener solutions.


Impact The project is aligned with the following impacts: improved efficiency, sustainability, and equitability of secondary cities development in Viet Nam.
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome Environmental sustainability, inclusiveness, and climate resilience of Ha Giang, Hue, and Vinh Yen strengthened
Progress Toward Outcome
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs

Green and resilient urban infrastructure services in Vinh Yen improved

Green and resilient urban infrastructure services in Hue improved

Green and resilient urban infrastructure services in Ha Giang improved

Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)
Geographical Location Hue, Tinh Ha Giang, Vinh Yen
Safeguard Categories
Environment B
Involuntary Resettlement A
Indigenous Peoples B
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design
During Project Implementation
Responsible ADB Officer Ishii, Satoshi
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
[email protected]
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 27 Jun 2014
Fact Finding 01 Mar 2016 to 29 Mar 2016
MRM 25 May 2017
Approval 31 Oct 2017
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 31 Oct 2017

Grant 0549-VIE

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
31 Oct 2017 - - 30 Jun 2024 - -
Financing Plan Grant Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 49.87 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 0.00 31 Oct 2017 0.00 0.00 0%
Counterpart 47.87 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 2.00 31 Oct 2017 0.00 0.00 0%

Grant 0550-VIE

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
31 Oct 2017 - - 31 Dec 2021 - -
Financing Plan Grant Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 4.00 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 0.00 31 Oct 2017 0.00 0.00 0%
Counterpart 0.00 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 4.00 31 Oct 2017 0.00 0.00 0%

Loan 3590-VIE

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
31 Oct 2017 - - 30 Jun 2024 - -
Financing Plan Loan Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 50.00 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 50.00 31 Oct 2017 0.00 0.00 0%
Counterpart 0.00 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 31 Oct 2017 0.00 0.00 0%

Loan 3591-VIE

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
31 Oct 2017 - - 30 Jun 2024 - -
Financing Plan Loan Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 120.00 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 120.00 31 Oct 2017 0.00 0.00 0%
Counterpart 0.00 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 31 Oct 2017 0.00 0.00 0%

TA 9417-VIE

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
31 Oct 2017 - - 31 Dec 2023 - -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
0.00 12,823,091.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 12,823,091.00 31 Oct 2017 0.00

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