Viet Nam : Hayat Women and Children Personal Hygiene Products Project
Private Sector Operations Department
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5 September 2022
|Project Name||Hayat Women and Children Personal Hygiene Products Project|
|Borrower / Company||Hayat Kimya Vietnam Company Limited
|Country / Economy||Viet Nam
|Type or Modality of Assistance||
|Operational Priorities||OP1: Addressing remaining poverty and reducing inequalities
OP2: Accelerating progress in gender equality
OP7: Fostering regional cooperation and integration
|Sector / Subsector||
Health / Mother and child health care
|Gender||Effective gender mainstreaming|
|Responsible ADB Department||Private Sector Operations Department|
|Responsible ADB Division||Office of the Director General, PSOD|
|Responsible ADB Officer||Kobayashi, Junnosuke|
|Objectives and Scope||The transaction involves (a) an A loan of up to 20,000,000; and (b) as a potential alternative to, or in combination with, the parallel loan described below, a B loan of up to $20,000,000 to Hayat Kimya Vietnam Company Limited (Hayat Kimya) for the Hayat Women and Children Personal Hygiene Products Project in Viet Nam. The proceeds of the Asian Development Bank (ADB) loan, and loans to be provided by Deutsche Investitions- und Entwicklungsgesellschaft mbH (DEG) and the OPEC Fund for International Development, will be used to finance or refinance the construction of a manufacturing facility, purchase of equipment, and other capital expenditure in Viet Nam for the production of baby diapers, wet wipes, and women's hygiene pads. The project will increase consumer choices and improve the affordability of baby diapers, wet wipes, and women's hygiene pads in Viet Nam, Thailand, and Malaysia.|
|Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy||The project is aligned with the following impact as detailed in the Resolution on Five-Year Socio-economic Development Plan from 2016-2020 by the National Assembly of the Socialist Republic of Viet Nam: health care sustainably developed, and health care and protection of women and children promoted. The project is in line with ADB's Operational Plan for Private Sector Operations because it will support the private manufacture of hygiene products in Viet Nam. The transaction is also aligned with three operational priorities of ADB's Strategy 2030: (i) addressing remaining poverty and reducing inequalities, (ii) accelerating progress in gender equality, and (iii) fostering regional cooperation and integration.|
|Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects|
|Environmental Aspects||The project is category B for environmental aspects. ADB undertook due diligence and reviewed the potential environmental impacts of the project and the measures to avoid, minimize, mitigate, and compensate for the adverse impacts in the safeguard reports and plans. The environmental measures, and the institutional capacity and commitment of Hayat Kimya to implement an environmental sustainability action plan and manage the project's environmental impacts are deemed adequate.|
|Involuntary Resettlement||The project is category C for involuntary resettlement as no involuntary resettlement impacts are associated with this transaction. ADB undertook due diligence and reviewed the potential social impacts of the project and the measures to avoid, minimize, mitigate, and compensate for the adverse impacts in the safeguard reports and plans. The social measures, and the institutional capacity and commitment of Hayat Kimya to manage the project's social impacts are deemed adequate.|
|Indigenous Peoples||The project is category C for indigenous peoples as no indigenous peoples impacts are associated with this transaction. ADB undertook due diligence and reviewed the potential social impacts of the project and the measures to avoid, minimize, mitigate, and compensate for the adverse impacts in the safeguard reports and plans. The social measures, and the institutional capacity and commitment of Hayat Kimya to manage the project's social impacts are deemed adequate.|
|Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation|
|Timetable for assistance design, processing and implementation|
|Concept Clearance||16 Aug 2022|
|Credit Committee Meeting||16 Aug 2022|
|Approval||05 Sep 2022|
|Last PDS Update||05 Sep 2022|
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|Title||Document Type||Document Date|
|Hayat Women and Children Personal Hygiene Products Project: FAST Report||Faster Approach to Small Nonsovereign Transactions||Sep 2022|
|Hayat Women and Children Personal Hygiene Products Project: Initial Poverty and Social Analysis||Initial Poverty and Social Analysis||Apr 2022|
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ADB, Hayat Kimya to Support Sanitation Products for Women and Children in Viet Nam, Thailand, and MalaysiaADB signed a €20 million loan with Hayat Kimya Vietnam Company Limited to support the ongoing construction of a manufacturing facility for baby diapers, wet wipes, and women’s hygiene pads in Viet Nam.