Viet Nam: Climate Resilient Inclusive Infrastructure for Ethnic Minorities Project I

Sovereign Project | 49026-004

The project is aligned with the following impact: inclusive socioeconomic development of Binh Dinh and Quang Nam provinces accelerated. The project will have the following outcome: social and economic status and inclusiveness of ethnic minorities communities improved.

Project Name Climate Resilient Inclusive Infrastructure for Ethnic Minorities Project I
Project Number 49026-004
Country Viet Nam
Project Status Approved
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Grant
Loan
Source of Funding / Amount
Grant 0798-VIE: Climate Resilient Inclusive Infrastructure for Ethnic Minorities Project I
High Level Technology Fund US$ 2.00 million
Loan 4100-VIE: Climate Resilient Inclusive Infrastructure for Ethnic Minorities Project I
Ordinary capital resources US$ 29.00 million
Loan 4103-VIE: Climate Resilient Inclusive Infrastructure for Ethnic Minorities Project I
Ordinary capital resources US$ 29.00 million
Strategic Agendas Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Gender Equity and Mainstreaming
Knowledge solutions
Partnerships
Private sector development
Sector / Subsector

Agriculture, natural resources and rural development / Irrigation - Rural flood protection - Rural water supply services - Water-based natural resources management

Transport / Road transport (non-urban)

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Effective gender mainstreaming
Description

The project is aligned with the following impact: inclusive socioeconomic development of Binh Dinh and Quang Nam provinces accelerated. The project will have the following outcome: social and economic status and inclusiveness of ethnic minorities communities improved.

Output 1: Transport infrastructure improved. The project will upgrade seven district and commune roads totaling about 121.8 km, which will improve connectivity and mobility of EMCs within seven districts with a total population of 206,700 of which an average of 48% belong to EMCs. The climate-resilient transport links will integrate remote rural production into market chains and processing facilities. Freight movement of acacia and high value crops will be improved. The effort of EMCs to dependably reach essential services including health, education, and markets will be reduced. The overall transport network will be much more efficient, reducing travel time for road users and especially improving access to health, education, and market services especially for women who already suffer from time poverty.

Output 2: Water resource infrastructure improved. This output will benefit about 36,300 people through the construction, upgrade, rehabilitation, or stabilization of: (i) RDWSs to provide water to approximately 18,600 people through 115 km of piped networks; (ii) an existing reservoir to support 117 ha of irrigation command area with more reliable and efficient water supply; and (iii) cultural tourism infrastructure including one river defense - 3.6 km of embankment, visitor car parking and solid waste collection in district's communities with a total population of 17,700 of which 94% are from EMCs. Activities under this output will improve communities' health by reducing the risk of water borne diseases and will particularly benefit women by reducing their time for water collection.

Output 3: Data systems for climate risk management updated. This output will provide improved access to reliable weather and climate data, in a timely and cost-effective manner, to user agencies to inform a wide range of decisions including design of climate resilient infrastructure, strengthened early warning systems, and improved disaster response. High level online technology will be employed to improve the capacity of existing data and client interfaces managed by the provincial government, to collect, archive, and share data.

Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy

Viet Nam's gross domestic product growth is considered high by international standards having averaged 7% from 2016 to 2018. Gross domestic product per capita exceeded $2,500 for the first time in 2018, while it was $2,445 in QNP and $1,814 in BDP. Both provinces rely on agriculture, forestry, and fisheries which contribute 24% to BDP's economy and 15% to QNP's economy. Wood plantations, especially acacia wood, generate employment of 250,000 to 300,000 jobs to an estimated 27,000 to 35,000 households of whom over 75% belong to EMC. From 2010 to 2018 BDP and QNP achieved solid growth and economic diversification which was indicated by an annual increase in road-based freight (from 6% to 17%) and passenger movement (from 6% to 14%).

The economic progress of QNP is highly influenced by its proximity to the Da Nang deep seaport. In BDP, the Quy Nhon port provides access to higher order seaports for fish processing. BDP also has access to the central highlands and the resource-based industries there, especially acacia wood chips. Both provinces are integrated into the Asian Development Bank (ADB) supported east-west economic corridor and port access to regional markets and the north-south road and rail corridors. Coastal districts are linked to industrial zones and tourism especially in the Da Nang and Hoi An cluster in QNP and Quy Nhon in BDP and consequently are experiencing faster growth than the remote interior upland districts. Tourism related employment for the south-central coastal region currently generates approximately 400,000 jobs and is predicted to reach 700,000 by 2030, driving labor movement from the uplands to the coastal cities.

Impact Inclusive socioeconomic development of Binh Dinh and Quang Nam Provinces accelerated
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome Social and economic status of ethnic minorities communities improved
Progress Toward Outcome
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs

Climate-resilient transport infrastructure improved

Climate-resilient water resource infrastructure improved

Data systems for climate risk management updated

Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)
Geographical Location Tinh Binh Dinh, Tinh Quang Nam
Safeguard Categories
Environment B
Involuntary Resettlement B
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
Business Opportunities
Consulting Services 4 consulting contracts
Procurement Project will procure about 12 works contracts under OCB (1S1E) method and following ADB Procurement Policy (2017, as amended from time to time)
Responsible ADB Officer Dina, Stefania
Responsible ADB Department Southeast Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Viet Nam Resident Mission
Executing Agencies
Binh Dinh Provincial People's Committee
No. 1, Tran Phu, Quy Nhon City, Binh Dinh Province
Quang Nam Provincial People's Committee
62 Hung Vuong, Tan Thanh Ward
Tam Ky Town, QN
Viet Nam
Timetable
Concept Clearance 07 Nov 2018
Fact Finding 10 Jun 2020 to 22 Jun 2020
MRM 01 Oct 2020
Approval 25 Aug 2021
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 30 Aug 2021

Grant 0798-VIE

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
25 Aug 2021 - - 30 Nov 2026 - -
Financing Plan Grant Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 2.00 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 0.00 29 Sep 2021 0.00 0.00 0%
Counterpart 0.00 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 2.00 29 Sep 2021 0.00 0.00 0%

Loan 4100-VIE

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
25 Aug 2021 - - 30 Nov 2026 - -
Financing Plan Loan Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 50.73 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 29.00 29 Sep 2021 0.00 0.00 0%
Counterpart 21.73 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 29 Sep 2021 0.00 0.00 0%

Loan 4103-VIE

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
25 Aug 2021 - - 30 Nov 2026 - -
Financing Plan Loan Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 29.00 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 29.00 29 Sep 2021 0.00 0.00 0%
Counterpart 0.00 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 29 Sep 2021 0.00 0.00 0%

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