The Asian Development Bank is working with Viet Nam to improve the living conditions of residents in the Northeast Provinces. The project is promoting the increased movement of goods, vehicles, and people within the provinces and to major markets in Viet Nam and the People’s Republic of China.
|Project Name||Basic Infrastructure for Inclusive Growth in the Northeastern Provinces Sector 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||
Agriculture, natural resources and rural development / Agricultural production - Rural market infrastructure - Rural water supply services
Transport / Road transport (non-urban)
|Gender Equity and Mainstreaming||Effective gender mainstreaming|
|Description||The proposed project will (i) rehabilitate and upgrade about 265 kilometers of roads in the four northeastern provinces (NEPs); (ii) install 10 rural domestic water supply (RDWS) schemes; (iii) provide infrastructure support for agricultural and rural value chains (ARVC) in Lang Son; and (iv) strengthen provincial infrastructure asset management.|
|Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy||
- The economic potential of the four northeastern provinces is not yet realized
- The project will help unlock the binding constraints through the development of basic infrastructure across key sectors in accordance with the Overall Development Plan of Mountainous Northeastern Provinces 2015.
- The project is aligned with important government policies and strategies
- The project supports the three pillars of ADB's Viet Nam country partnership strategy, 2016 2020
- Value added by ADB assistance: The project is aligned with ADB's long-standing support to the GMS Strategic Framework 2012 2022, which prioritizes fostering regional and local economic development through multi-sector investments that require strong cross-sector linkages and integration, particularly with special economic zones and border areas
|Impact||Subregional competitiveness of the four northeastern provinces enhanced|
|Description of Outcome||Production, service delivery, and movement of goods and passengers sustainably increased|
|Progress Toward Outcome||First phase outputs are being delivered: all DEDs for representative subprojects have been completed. Rest of DEDs being prepared. 5 works contracts being procured by 4 project provincesFirst contact award is targeted in Q1 2020.|
|Description of Project Outputs||
Road network connectivity improved
Rural water supply improved
Agriculture and rural value chain infrastructure in Lang Son province improved
Decentralized public asset management processes established
|Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)||
DED for all representative subprojects have been prepared and approved. 5 civil works contracts in Lang Son, Bac Kan, and Cao Bang being procured. Draft BDs being prepared in Ha Giang. Roads designed with calming measures where necessary.
Output 2: One water supply contract being procured in Cao Bang. BD being prepared in other provinces.
Output 3: Service provider mobilized in December 2019.
Output 4: Options for effective public asset management being explored.
|Geographical Location||Bac Kan, Cao Bang, Ha Giang, Lang Son|
|Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects|
|Environmental Aspects||PPCs and ADB have agreed upon an environmental assessment and review framework. The road works are limited to upgrades within the existing or newly established right-of-way and environmental impacts will be minor and temporary. They will not infringe on protected or environmentally sensitive areas and will require only simple mitigation measures such as proper management of construction camps or storage of building materials. Each initial environmental examination prepared for the nine representative subprojects includes an environmental management plan with appropriate mitigation measures and have been publicly disclosed.|
|Involuntary Resettlement||PPCs and ADB have agreed on a combined resettlement and ethnic minorities development framework. Resettlement and ethnic minority development plans were prepared for all representative subprojects. They are supported by public consultation and information disclosure, which will be continued during implementation. The only impacts will be minor land acquisition and compensation for roadside trees, crops, or small structures within the rights-of-way, for which compensation, allowances, operation and administration, surveys, monitoring, and reporting will be financed from government counterpart funds. The internal monitor will ensure that any impacts are evaluated properly and reported to ADB semiannually through the PPCs.|
|Indigenous Peoples||Impacts on indigenous peoples, referred to as ethnic minorities in Viet Nam, are overwhelmingly positive and will enhance economic and social improvement. The project will neither cause displacement from traditional or customary lands nor negatively impact the identity, culture, or customary livelihood systems. The resettlement and ethnic minorities development framework will ensure the inclusion of ethnic minorities within project benefits and provide the basis to prepare subproject resettlement and ethnic minority development plans with impact mitigation measures, capacity development, a grievance redress mechanism, and compliance with ADB information disclosure and consultation requirements.|
|Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation|
|During Project Design|
|During Project Implementation|
|Consulting Services||Consultants being recruited for DED, construction supervision, audit, LIC, ARVC service provider|
|Procurement||There will be 25-30 civil works contracts to be procured under project using NCB method. Procurement expected to start from Q4 2018|
|Responsible ADB Officer||khuc, huong thi lan|
|Responsible ADB Department||Southeast Asia Department|
|Responsible ADB Division||Viet Nam Resident Mission|
Provincial People's Committee of Bac Kan Province
Group 1A, Phung Chi Kien Street, Bac Zan City Provincial People's Committee of Cao Bang Province
#11 Hoang Dinh Dong Rd, Hop Giang District, Cao Bang City Provincial People's Committee of Ha Giang Province
Ha Giang Province, Socialist Republic of Viet Nam Provincial People's Committee of Lang Son Province
2 Hong Vuong Road Chi Lang Ward, Lang Son City
|Concept Clearance||16 Sep 2015|
|Fact Finding||20 Feb 2017 to 09 Mar 2017|
|MRM||10 May 2017|
|Approval||15 Dec 2017|
|Last Review Mission||-|
|Last PDS Update||06 Feb 2020|
|Approval||Signing Date||Effectivity Date||Closing|
|15 Dec 2017||12 Apr 2018||01 Oct 2018||30 Sep 2023||-||-|
|Financing Plan||Loan Utilization|
|Total (Amount in US$ million)||Date||ADB||Others||Net Percentage|
|Project Cost||190.30||Cumulative Contract Awards|
|ADB||150.00||15 Dec 2017||10.20||0.00||7%|
|Cofinancing||0.00||15 Dec 2017||2.04||0.00||1%|
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ADB to Improve Economic Connectivity, Standard of Living in Viet Nam's Northeastern ProvincesADB's Board of Directors has approved a $150 million loan to help improve economic connectivity and raise living standards in four of Viet Nam’s northeastern provinces by enhancing basic infrastructure and services.
|Contract Title||Approval Number||Contract Date||Contractor||Contractor Address||Executing Agency||Contract Description||Total Contract Amount (US$)||Contract Amount Financed by ADB (US$)|
|CONSTRUCTION||Loan 3633||23 Apr 2020||JV THANG LONG SCQ-CCU||HANOI VIET NAM,SOC REP OF||Provincial People's Committee of Ha Giang||CONSULTANCY||121,747.96||109,704.15|
|CONSTRUCTION SUPERVISION FOR 2 REPRESENTATIVE SUBPROJECTS||Loan 3633||30 Dec 2019||JV: HONG HA JSC - HA NOI JSC||HA NOI VIET NAM,SOC REP OF||Provincial People's Committee of Ha Giang||CONSULTANCY||159,812.71||145,550.07|
|Title||Document Type||Document Date|
|Basic Infrastructure for Inclusive Growth in the Northeastern Provinces Sector Project: Procurement Plan||Procurement Plans||May 2020|