Viet Nam: Binh Duong Water Treatment Expansion Project

Nonsovereign (Private) Project | 54074-001

The Project involves the expansion by 100 million liters per day (MLD) water production capacity in the Tan Hiep Water Treatment Plant, Viet Nam. This capacity will serve domestic consumption and industrial zones in Ben Cat Town, Tan Uyen Town and Thu Dau Mot City. The expansion includes additional water intake pumps and 9 km of raw water transmission pipes from the Dong Nai River and the downstream distribution network. The total project cost will be $[46] million, of which the upstream water intake work and raw water transmission, downstream distribution network connection and project preparation would cost $[30] million and the additional water production capacity and works within the Tan Hiep Water Treatment Plan would be $16 million.

Project Details

  • Project Officer
    Nath, Kiron
    Private Sector Operations Department
    Request for information
  • Approval Date
    8 October 2020
  • Country
    Viet Nam
  • Sector
    • Water and other urban infrastructure and services
Project Name Binh Duong Water Treatment Expansion Project
Project Number 54074-001
Borrower/Company Binh Duong Water Environment JSC
Country Viet Nam
Location Binh Duong, Tinh Binh Duong
Type or Modality of Assistance
Loan Japan USD 8.00 million Committed
3989 Loan Ordinary capital resources USD 8.00 million Committed
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Partnerships
Private sector development
Sector / Subsector

Water and other urban infrastructure and services / Urban water supply

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Effective gender mainstreaming
Responsible ADB Department Private Sector Operations Department
Responsible ADB Division Infrastructure Finance Division 2
Responsible ADB Officer Nath, Kiron
Project Sponsor(s)
Description The Project involves the expansion by 100 million liters per day (MLD) water production capacity in the Tan Hiep Water Treatment Plant, Viet Nam. This capacity will serve domestic consumption and industrial zones in Ben Cat Town, Tan Uyen Town and Thu Dau Mot City. The expansion includes additional water intake pumps and 9 km of raw water transmission pipes from the Dong Nai River and the downstream distribution network. The total project cost will be $[46] million, of which the upstream water intake work and raw water transmission, downstream distribution network connection and project preparation would cost $[30] million and the additional water production capacity and works within the Tan Hiep Water Treatment Plan would be $16 million.
Objectives and Scope The project entails a corporate loan to support BIWASE's investment in the addition of 100,000 cubic meters per day (m3/day) of water production capacity in the Tan Hiep Water Treatment Plant (WTP) in Binh Duong province in Viet Nam.
Status of Development Objectives The project is aligned with the impact: water supply sector developed for urban and industrial areas to contribute to industrialization and urbanization in Viet Nam.
Status of Operation/Construction Target completion in Q1 2021.
Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy The project aligns with the following operational priorities of ADB's Strategy 2030: (i) making cities more livable (by providing affordable, safe, and effective water and sanitation services), (ii) addressing remaining poverty and reducing inequalities (by generating quality jobs), and (iii) accelerating progress in gender equality (by enhancing gender equality in decision-making and leadership).
Safeguard Categories
Environment B
Involuntary Resettlement C
Indigenous Peoples C
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
Environmental Aspects In compliance with ADBs Safeguard Policy Statement (2009), ADB categorized the projects as category B for environment. The external environmental and social compliance audit found that the construction and operation of the WTP expansion will not cause significant, adverse, irreversible, or diverse environmental impacts. The construction environmental management plan (EMP) was reviewed and observed to be implemented mostly in a satisfactory manner. Corrective actions were identified for improving the construction EMP implementation such as safety practices and availability of information on grievance redress mechanism in the construction sites. A review of existing standard operating procedures, a design review, and risk studies were conducted to enable BIWASE to improve its management of risks associated with WTPs and its emergency response arrangements. BIWASE has developed and adopted improved policies and procedures for managing potential environmental, health and safety risks and impacts, including the necessary organizational structure and staffing, capacity building and training program and monitoring and reporting procedures, for the operation of the expanded Tan Hiep WTP. BIWASE will submit an annual report to ADB on Tan Hiep WTP's environmental and social performance.
Involuntary Resettlement The project is classified category C for involuntary resettlement under ADB's Safeguard Policy Statement (2009). The environmental and social compliance audit confirmed that BIWASE did not acquire additional land for the expansion of Tan Hiep Water Treatment Plant. All facilities are within the existing property of BIWASE, granted with 50-year land use rights certificates to expire in 2057 and 2058, and the installed raw water transmission pipelines are along existing public roads. It was confirmed that BIWASE has adequate land available within its existing premises and people's homes in the area adjacent to the premises will not be relocated as a result of the proposed project expansion or operations.
Indigenous Peoples The project is classified category C for Indigenous Peoples under ADB's Safeguard Policy Statement (2009). The Tan Hiep WTP is located within the urban service industry complex where there are no ethnic minority communities present in the surrounding areas. The audit confirmed that no ethnic minorities were known to have been affected by the operations and construction of additional facilities of the water treatment plant.
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation BIWASE conducted a series of consultations with the concerned commune people's committees, community organizations, and nearby residents for the expansion of Tan Hiep Water Treatment Plant. A stakeholder engagement plan was established to sustain the participation of stakeholders in enhancing community benefits from the operations of the water treatment plant and mitigate potential negative impacts. BIWASE also implements its public relations and complaints management system to gather and address community grievances related to its operations. BIWASE will distribute information materials to the nearby communities and conduct activities such as the open day to promote awareness on its operations, including its emergency response arrangements.
Timetable for assistance design, processing and implementation
Concept Clearance 04 Jun 2020
Credit Committee Meeting 09 Sep 2020
Approval 08 Oct 2020
Last PDS Update 23 Mar 2021

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Title Document Type Document Date
Binh Duong Water Treatment Expansion Project: FAST Report Faster Approach to Small Nonsovereign Transactions Oct 2020
Binh Duong Water Treatment Expansion Project: Gender Action Plan Gender Action Plans Oct 2020
Binh Duong Water Treatment Expansion Project: Initial Poverty and Social Analysis Initial Poverty and Social Analysis Jun 2020

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
Binh Duong Water Treatment Expansion Project: Environmental and Social Compliance Audit Report Environment and Social Compliance Audit Reports Sep 2020

Evaluation Documents See also: Independent Evaluation

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