Viet Nam: Lotus Wind Power Project
The proceeds will fund the construction and operation of three 48MW wind farms sponsored by the same local company in Quang Tri Province, Viet Nam.
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|Project Name||Lotus Wind Power Project|
|Borrower/Company||Lien Lap Wind Power Joint Stock Company
Phong Huy Wind Power Joint Stock Company
Phong Nguyen Wind Power Joint Stock Company
|Type or Modality of Assistance||
|Strategic Agendas||Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
|Drivers of Change||Partnerships
Private sector development
|Sector / Subsector||
Energy / Renewable energy generation - wind
|Gender Equity and Mainstreaming||Effective gender mainstreaming|
|Responsible ADB Department||Private Sector Operations Department|
|Responsible ADB Division||Portfolio Management Division, PSOD|
|Responsible ADB Officer||Nath, Kiron|
|Project Sponsor(s)||Power Construction Joint Stock Company No. 1
Renova Renewables Vietnam 1 Pte. Ltd
|Description||The proceeds will fund the construction and operation of three 48MW wind farms sponsored by the same local company in Quang Tri Province, Viet Nam.|
|Objectives and Scope||
The Project entails the development, construction, operation and maintenance of three 48MW wind farms (144MW in total) and the ancillary facilities in Huong Hoa district, Quang Tri province in central Viet Nam, under a fixed-price, date-certain, turkey EPC arrangement with PCC1. Vestas will supply, deliver, install and maintain the wind turbines. The Project will be implemented under 20-year PPAs with EVN.
The Project will be one of the first and largest wind power projects financed by the private sector in Viet Nam and one of the first to have attracted international lenders. It is highly aligned with ADB's Strategy 2030 in supporting climate change mitigation and adaptation, and the Vietnamese government's Revised National Power Development Master Plan for the 2011-2020 Period with the vision to 2030 (Revised PDP 7) to promote renewable energy and specifically grow the country's wind power capacity to 2,000 MW by 2025 and 6,000 MW by 2030.
|Status of Operation/Construction||The project is expected to reach commercial operations by 1 November 2021.|
|Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy||
The Project aligns with ADB's Energy Policy, which (i) aims to prioritize and broaden support for renewable energy projects and (ii) encourages private sector participation. The Project will contribute to the targets for wind generation capacity in Viet Nam's Revised PDP 7. Consistent with a "One
ADB" approach, the Project has benefited from close cross-departmental collaboration with ADB's Southeast Asia Department (SERD) in assessing and analyzing Viet Nam's energy sector.
|Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects|
|Environmental Aspects||The borrowers' E&S consultant has prepared initial E&S examination reports and an environmental compliance audit of existing construction activities for each wind farm. The project's transmission line is not considered an associated facility under the ADB SPS definition as this will be shared with neighboring wind farms. The E&S consultant undertook a critical habitat assessment and assessed all three wind farms as modified habitats. Affected households will retain the option to relocate should their decisions change during project operations. Impacts during construction and operation will be addressed through implementation of the E&S management plans and specific sub-plans. Periodic monitoring of physical and biological impacts and stakeholder consultations will be carried out by the borrowers. Adaptive management shall be employed when unforeseen terrestrial ecological risks are identified as a result of continuous monitoring activities.|
|Involuntary Resettlement||The development of the three wind farms required acquisition of production forest and agricultural lands, conversion of portions of modified protection forest, and purchase and leasing of land from private users. The audit of the government-led land acquisition process and consultations with the affected persons confirmed that the process (i) was done in accordance with statutory requirements, where compensation payments and support meet ADB's SPS requirements on involuntary resettlement; (ii) ensured participation of the affected households in the inventory of losses and detailed measurement surveys; and (iii) provided avenues for the affected households to submit grievances.|
Aside from land loss, Van Kieu ethnic minority communities are expected to experience limited adverse impacts because of an influx of laborers as well as safety, health, and security issues during construction and operation. The project did not result in commercialization of sociocultural and traditional beliefs of the Van Kieu or any natural resources located within customary land. The project will provide beneficial measures through employment opportunities and socioeconomic development. To address the adverse impacts, share benefits, and promote opportunities to all affected households and Van Kieu communities, livelihood restoration and ethnic minority development plans were prepared for Lien Lap and Phong Huy and an ethnic minority
development plan for Phong Nguyen.
|Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation||Meaningful consultations were conducted when preparing these plans and will continue during implementation.|
|Timetable for assistance design, processing and implementation|
|Concept Clearance||12 May 2020|
|Credit Committee Meeting||27 Jan 2021|
|Approval||24 Mar 2021|
|Last PDS Update||14 Oct 2021|
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|Title||Document Type||Document Date|
|Lotus Wind Power Project: Gender Action Plan||Gender Action Plans||Feb 2021|
|Lotus Wind Power Project: Report and Recommendation of the President||Reports and Recommendations of the President||Feb 2021|
|Lotus Wind Power Project: Initial Poverty and Social Analysis||Initial Poverty and Social Analysis||Jan 2021|
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