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

Sovereign (Public) Project | 49404-002

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 Active
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Grant
Loan
Source of Funding / Amount
Grant 0630-VIE: Water Efficiency Improvement in Drought Affected Provinces
ATF - Netherlands TA Grant 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 To be achieved.
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) To be achieved.
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
Nguyen Ngoc Tan
[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
Nguyen Cong
[email protected]
23/3 Street, Nghia Duc Ward, Gia Nghia
Town, Dak Nong Province
Khanh Hoa Provincial People's Committee
Duong Van Luc
[email protected]
No. 198, 16/7 Road, Ninh Hoa Town,
Khanh Hoa Province
Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development
Mr. Le Trung Thanh
[email protected]
Room 305 Building A15
10 Nugen Cong Hoan Street
Ba Dinh District, Hanoi, Vietnam
Ninh Thuan Provincial People's Committee
Pham Hong Chau
[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 30 Sep 2020

Grant 0630-VIE

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
26 Nov 2018 28 Dec 2018 26 Jun 2019 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 07 Sep 2021 0.00 0.30 39%
Counterpart 0.00 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.75 07 Sep 2021 0.00 0.00 0%

Grant 0631-VIE

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
26 Nov 2018 28 Dec 2018 26 Jun 2019 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 07 Sep 2021 0.00 0.00 0%
Counterpart 0.00 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 07 Sep 2021 0.00 0.00 0%

Loan 3745-VIE

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
26 Nov 2018 28 Dec 2018 26 Jun 2019 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 07 Sep 2021 2.13 0.00 2%
Counterpart 23.21 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 07 Sep 2021 1.02 0.00 1%

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Title Document Type Document Date
Water Efficiency Improvement in Drought-Affected Provinces Project: Procurement Plan Procurement Plans Jul 2021
Grant Agreement (Netherlands Trust Fund) for Grant 0630-VIE: Water Efficiency Improvement in Drought-Affected Provinces Project Grant Agreement Dec 2018
Grant Agreement (Climate Change Fund) for Grant 0631-VIE: Water Efficiency Improvement in Drought-Affected Provinces Project Grant Agreement Dec 2018
Project Agreement for Loan 3745-VIE and Grants 0630-VIE and 0631-VIE: Water Efficiency Improvement in Drought-Affected Provinces Project Project/Program Agreements Dec 2018
Loan Agreement (Ordinary Operations [Concessional]) for Loan 3745-VIE: Water Efficiency Improvement in Drought-Affected Provinces Project Loan Agreement (Ordinary Resources) Dec 2018
Water Efficiency Improvement in Drought-Affected Provinces Project: Report and Recommendation of the President Reports and Recommendations of the President Oct 2018
Water Efficiency Improvement in Drought-Affected Provinces Project: Project Administration Manual Project/Program Administration Manual Oct 2018
Water Efficiency Improvement in Drought-Affected Provinces Project: Gender Action Plan Gender Action Plans Oct 2018
Nâng cao hiệu quả sử dụng nước tại các tỉnh bị ảnh hưởng bởi hạn hán: Bảng Dữ liệu Dự án Translated PDS Aug 2016
Water Efficiency Improvement in Drought Affected Provinces: Project Preparatory Technical Assistance Report Project Preparatory Technical Assistance Reports Jul 2016
Water Efficiency Improvement in Drought Affected Provinces: Initial Poverty and Social Analysis Initial Poverty and Social Analysis Jul 2016

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 Project: Environmental Monitoring Report (January-June 2021) Environmental Monitoring Reports Sep 2021
Water Efficiency Improvement in Drought Affected Provinces Project: Social Monitoring Report (January-June 2021) Social Monitoring Reports Aug 2021
Water Efficiency Improvement in Drought Affected Provinces: Environmental Monitoring Report (July-December 2020) Environmental Monitoring Reports Apr 2021
Water Efficiency Improvement in Drought Affected Provinces: Social Monitoring Report (July-December 2020) Social Monitoring Reports Apr 2021
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: 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: 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
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

Evaluation Documents See also: Independent Evaluation

None currently available.


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Tenders

Tender Title Type Status Posting Date Deadline
EXTERNAL AUDITOR Firm - Consulting Closed 26 Jan 2021 10 Mar 2021
INDEPENDENT CONSULTANT FOR SAFEGUARD MONITORING Firm - Consulting Closed 22 Jan 2021 27 Feb 2021
ONLINE CROP MONITORING SYSTEM DEVELOPMENT Firm - Consulting Closed 12 Jan 2021 24 Feb 2021
WATER RESOURCES ASSESSMENT (SURFACE AND GROUNDWATER) AND WATER ALLOCATION FRAMEWORK Firm - Consulting Closed 07 Jan 2021 26 Feb 2021
CONSTRUCTION ENGINEERING SUPPORT CONSULTANTS Firm - Consulting Closed 27 Oct 2020 09 Dec 2020
PPC-DED-NT: Consultancy Survey, design construction drawing - Total cost estimate of 02 sub-projects of irrigation development for high-tech agriculture Thanh Son - Phuoc Nhon and Nhon Hai - Thanh Hai Firm - Consulting Closed 21 Jul 2020 21 Aug 2020
Detailed engineering design Firm - Consulting Closed 07 May 2020 05 Jun 2020
Detailed Engineering Design Firm - Consulting Closed 28 Mar 2020 26 Apr 2020
Detailed engineering design Firm - Consulting Closed 29 Nov 2019 30 Jan 2020

Contracts Awarded

Contract Title Approval Number Contract Date Contractor Contractor Address Executing Agency Contract Description Total Contract Amount (US$) Contract Amount Financed by ADB (US$)
Water resources assessment (surface and groundwater) and water allocation framework Grant 0630 16 Jul 2021 CENCO Investment and Construction Joint Stock Company Trang Hamlet, Thanh Hiet Commune, That Tri District, Hanoi, Viet Nam Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development 487810.56
NINH THUAN DETAILED ENGINEERING DESIGN Loan 3745 02 Mar 2021 THUY LOI UNIV COMP LTD & HUNG THINH ENG COMP NO. 115 TRAN PHU STREET, PHAN RANG THAP CHAM CITY, NINH THUAN PROVINCE VIET NAM,SOC REP OF Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development CONSULTANCY 853689.36 776955.071
DAK LAK DETAILED ENGINEERING DESIGN Loan 3745 05 Feb 2021 CENCO INVESTMENT & CONSTRUCTION JSC TRANG VILLAGE, THANH LIET WARD THANH TRI DISTRICT, HANOI CITY, VIETNAM, SOC REP OF Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development CONSULTANCY 401804.37 368992.076
DAK NONG DETAILED ENGINEERING DESIGN Loan 3745 05 Feb 2021 CENCO INVESTMENT & CONSTRUCTION JSC TRANG VILLAGE, THANH HIET COMMUNE THANH TRI DISTRICT, HANOI CITY, VIETNAM, SOC REP OF Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development CONSULTANCY 638133.98 580978.808
KHANH HOA DETAILED ENGINEERING DESIGN Loan 3745 28 Jan 2021 THANG LONG HYDRAULIC&HYDROPOWER CONSTCONS JSC 32 ALLEY306,TAY SON ST,NGA TU SO WARD DONG DA DISTRICT,HANOI CITY, VIET NAM VIET NAM,SOC REP OF Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development CONSULTANCY 381433.708 381433.708