49404-002: Water Efficiency Improvement in Drought-Affected Provinces Project | Asian Development Bank

Viet Nam: Water Efficiency Improvement in Drought-Affected Provinces Project

Sovereign (Public) Project | 49404-002 Status: Approved

The Water Efficiency Improvement in Drought-Affected Provinces Project integrates climate-resilient agricultural practices through a transformational shift in irrigation modernization, including (i) strengthening irrigation management to improve climate resilience, (ii) modernizing irrigation infrastructure, and (iii) supporting efficient on-farm water management practices. Specifically, the project will modernize eight irrigation systems in five drought-affected provinces: Binh Thuan, Dak Lak, Dak Nong, Khanh Hoa, and Ninh Thuan. The modernized systems will enhance the provinces' ability to manage climate variability, improve the water productivity of agriculture, and increase incomes by supporting farmers in growing high-value crops (HVCs) such as coffee, peppers, grapes, apples, dragon fruits, and mangoes. The project was predicated by the El Ni?o Southern Oscillation (ENSO)-induced drought in 2014 2016, which affected Viet Nam's south-central coastal and central highlands regions.

Project Details

Project Officer
Takaku, Ryutaro Southeast Asia Department Request for information
Country
  • Viet Nam
Modality
  • Grant
  • Loan
Sector
  • Agriculture, natural resources and rural development
 
Project Name Water Efficiency Improvement in Drought-Affected Provinces Project
Project Number 49404-002
Country Viet Nam
Project Status Approved
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Grant
Loan
Source of Funding / Amount
Grant 0630-VIE: Water Efficiency Improvement in Drought Affected Provinces
Water Financing Partnership Facility-NET TF US$ 750,000.00
Grant 0631-VIE: Water Efficiency Improvement in Drought Affected Provinces
Climate Change Fund US$ 300,000.00
Loan 3745-VIE: Water Efficiency Improvement in Drought Affected Provinces
concessional ordinary capital resources lending / Asian Development Fund US$ 100.00 million
Strategic Agendas Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Gender Equity and Mainstreaming
Governance and capacity development
Knowledge solutions
Partnerships
Sector / Subsector

Agriculture, natural resources and rural development / Irrigation

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Effective gender mainstreaming
Description The Water Efficiency Improvement in Drought-Affected Provinces Project integrates climate-resilient agricultural practices through a transformational shift in irrigation modernization, including (i) strengthening irrigation management to improve climate resilience, (ii) modernizing irrigation infrastructure, and (iii) supporting efficient on-farm water management practices. Specifically, the project will modernize eight irrigation systems in five drought-affected provinces: Binh Thuan, Dak Lak, Dak Nong, Khanh Hoa, and Ninh Thuan. The modernized systems will enhance the provinces' ability to manage climate variability, improve the water productivity of agriculture, and increase incomes by supporting farmers in growing high-value crops (HVCs) such as coffee, peppers, grapes, apples, dragon fruits, and mangoes. The project was predicated by the El Ni?o Southern Oscillation (ENSO)-induced drought in 2014 2016, which affected Viet Nam's south-central coastal and central highlands regions.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy The project aligns with key government policies, strategies, and laws, including (i) the government's agriculture restructuring plan, which focuses on sustained growth, improved efficiency, and competitiveness of the sector through increased productivity, quality, and value addition; (ii) the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD) strategy that calls for adopting advanced and water-saving irrigation techniques and technologies on 500,000 ha of upland crops by 2020 to improve productivity, decrease irrigation water use, and increase household incomes; (iii) the national climate change strategy, which aims to guarantee food security and water resource security; and (iv) the Law on Hydraulic Works (2017), which allows for water pricing for irrigation services.
Impact Climate resilience and water productivity in agriculture improved.
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome Climate-resilient and modernized irrigation systems in five provinces established
Progress Toward Outcome
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs

Irrigation management services strengthened

Modern irrigation infrastructure developed

Efficient on-farm water management practices adopted

Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)
Geographical Location Dak Nong, Tinh Binh Thuan, Tinh Dak Lak, Tinh Khanh Hoa, Tinh Ninh Thuan
Safeguard Categories
Environment B
Involuntary Resettlement B
Indigenous Peoples B
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
Environmental Aspects The government prepared initial environmental examinations for each of the eight irrigation modernization subprojects, which were disclosed on the ADB website in May 2018. A climate risk and vulnerability assessment was prepared based on climate projections downscaled to the project area.
Involuntary Resettlement The government and ADB have agreed on a combined resettlement and ethnic minority development plan (REMDP) following ADB's Safeguard Policy Statement for subprojects entailing involuntary resettlement impacts as identified based on detailed engineering design. The REMDP was disclosed on the ADB website in May 2018 and will be implemented by the government prior to commencement of any civil works. The government will finance land acquisition, compensation, allowances, operation and administration, surveys, monitoring, and reporting.
Indigenous Peoples Impacts on ethnic minorities are positive, because the subprojects aim to improve overall economic and social conditions of the command area population. The project will not cause physical displacement from traditional or customary lands or negatively impact the identity, culture, or customary livelihood system of ethnic minorities. The government prepared five combined REMDPs for the five project provinces, which were disclosed on the ADB website in May 2018. The REMDPs will be used to ensure the inclusion of ethnic minorities and their access to project benefits. The REMDPs also include (i) mitigation measures to avoid land acquisition and minimize negative impacts on ethnic minorities, and (ii) a grievance redress mechanism.
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design Central and Provincial government agencies will participate in scoping during project design while farmers and other local community groups will participate in consultation to identify their needs, opportunities, constraints. Private operators of irrigation services will be consulted on the opportunities to participate through public-private partnerships. Consultations will ensure full participation to maximized benefits and mitigate negative impacts (such as of resettlement, etc.).
During Project Implementation The project will contribute to empowering farmers and other beneficiaries engaging in agriculture practices and enterprises in the project area. A communication, participation and consultation strategy will be implemented with special emphasis on strategies to engage poor, vulnerable and excluded groups.
Business Opportunities
Consulting Services

The Institute of Water Resources Planning (IWRP) will be directly recruited to develop the water resource assessment (surface and groundwater) and water allocation framework and the Center for Water Resources Software (CWRS) will be directly recruited by the provincial government under government procedure, for the development of software and guidelines for subproject management to ensure compatibility with the current nationwide system.

The climate change fund will be providing support to help recruit a technical advisory firm, using consultant qualification selection method to prepare a water charging framework, institutional arrangement and protocols to engage service providers to operate modernized irrigation systems.

Using a fixed based selection method, an international consulting firm will be recruited to do the crop monitoring online platform development working closely with IWRP and telecommunication companies.

Procurement All procurement of goods and works will be undertaken in accordance with ADB's Procurement Guidelines (2015, as amended from time to time). Procurement of works shall include construction of modern irrigation systems which are characterized by a combination of canal and pump-pipe pressure systems, together with control and flow measurement equipment, some with automation and remote SCADA monitoring and operation.
Responsible ADB Officer Takaku, Ryutaro
Responsible ADB Department Southeast Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Environment, Natural Resources & Agriculture Division, SERD
Executing Agencies
Binh Thuan Provincial People's Committee
[email protected]
137 Le Hong Phong Street, Phan Thiet
City, Binh Thuan Province
Dak Lak Provincial People's Committee
[email protected]
09 Le Duan, Buon Ma Thuot City,
Dak Lak Province, Viet Nam
Dak Nong Provincial People's Committee
[email protected]
23/3 Street, Nghia Duc Ward, Gia Nghia
Town, Dak Nong Province
Khanh Hoa Provincial People's Committee
[email protected]
No. 198, 16/7 Road, Ninh Hoa Town,
Khanh Hoa Province
Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development
[email protected]
Room 305 Building A15
10 Nugen Cong Hoan Street
Ba Dinh District, Hanoi, Vietnam
Ninh Thuan Provincial People's Committee
[email protected]
No. 283 Thong Nhat St., My Huong Ward
Phan Rang town
Ninh Thuan
Timetable
Concept Clearance 01 Aug 2016
Fact Finding 15 Jul 2017 to 31 Jul 2017
MRM 29 Jun 2018
Approval 26 Nov 2018
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 26 Nov 2018

Grant 0630-VIE

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
26 Nov 2018 - - 30 Jun 2026 - -
Financing Plan Grant Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 0.75 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 0.00 26 Nov 2018 0.00 0.00 0%
Counterpart 0.00 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.75 26 Nov 2018 0.00 0.00 0%

Grant 0631-VIE

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
26 Nov 2018 - - 30 Jun 2026 - -
Financing Plan Grant Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 0.30 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 0.30 26 Nov 2018 0.00 0.00 0%
Counterpart 0.00 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 26 Nov 2018 0.00 0.00 0%

Loan 3745-VIE

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
26 Nov 2018 - - 30 Jun 2026 - -
Financing Plan Loan Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 123.21 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 100.00 26 Nov 2018 0.00 0.00 0%
Counterpart 23.21 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 26 Nov 2018 0.00 0.00 0%

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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
Water Efficiency Improvement in Drought Affected Provinces: Khanh Hoa Province Subproject Resettlement and Ethnic Minority Development Plan Combined Resettlement Plan and Indigenous Peoples Plans Oct 2017
Water Efficiency Improvement in Drought Affected Provinces: Dak Nong Province Subprojects Resettlement and Ethnic Minority Development Plan Combined Resettlement Plan and Indigenous Peoples Plans Oct 2017
Water Efficiency Improvement in Drought Affected Provinces: Dak Lak Province Subproject Resettlement and Ethnic Minority Development Plan Combined Resettlement Plan and Indigenous Peoples Plans Oct 2017
Water Efficiency Improvement in Drought Affected Provinces: Binh Thuan Province Subprojects Resettlement and Ethnic Minority Development Plan Combined Resettlement Plan and Indigenous Peoples Plans Oct 2017
Water Efficiency Improvement in Drought Affected Provinces: Ninh Thuan Province Subprojects Resettlement and Ethnic Minority Development Plan Combined Resettlement Plan and Indigenous Peoples Plans Oct 2017
Water Efficiency Improvement in Drought Affected Provinces: Dak Nong Province Subproject Initial Environmental Examination Initial Environmental Examination Aug 2017
Water Efficiency Improvement in Drought Affected Provinces: Dak Lak Province Subproject Initial Environmental Examination Initial Environmental Examination Aug 2017
Water Efficiency Improvement in Drought Affected Provinces: Binh Thuan Province Subproject Initial Environmental Examination Initial Environmental Examination Aug 2017
Water Efficiency Improvement in Drought Affected Provinces: Khanh Hoa Province Subproject Initial Environmental Examination Initial Environmental Examination Aug 2017
Water Efficiency Improvement in Drought Affected Provinces: Ninh Thuan Province Subproject Initial Environmental Examination Initial Environmental Examination Aug 2017

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