Viet Nam: Environmental Management Plan Improvement and Implementation and Downstream Impacts Management for Son La Hydro Power Project (ADB-39537-012)

  • Vietnam
Geographic location where the impacts of the investment may be experienced.
Financial Institutions
  • Asian Development Bank (ADB)
International, regional and national development finance institutions. Many of these banks have a public interest mission, such as poverty reduction.
Project Status
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Bank Risk Rating
Environmental and social categorization assessed by the development bank as a measure of the planned project’s environmental and social impacts. A higher risk rating may require more due diligence to limit or avoid harm to people and the environment. For example, "A" or "B" are risk categories where "A" represents the highest amount of risk. Results will include projects that specifically recorded a rating, all other projects are marked ‘U’ for "Undisclosed."
  • Energy
  • Hydropower
The service or industry focus of the investment. A project can have several sectors.
Investment Amount (USD)
Not Disclosed
Value listed on project documents at time of disclosure. If necessary, this amount is converted to USD ($) on the date of disclosure. Please review updated project documents for more information.
Primary Source

Original disclosure @ ADB website

Updated in EWS Apr 30, 2021

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Project Description
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According to bank documents, this ADB project would fund a study to: (i) improve the EMP formulation and implementation, by having a complete EMP monitoring mechanisms, a realistic EMP implementation budget, and specific performance indicators on how these improvements will be evaluated; (ii) formulate and implement a sustainable livelihood enhancement or restoration program as part of the EMP downstream impacts management activities, (iii) build capacity of EVN and Son La HPP Management Board in EMP development and implementation for hydropower projects, and (iv) ensure such capacity building is done to ensure sustainability whereby experience accumulated is used for future hydropower projects.

The overall purpose is to support EVN's hydropower development scheme with sound Environmental Management Plan practices that is sustainable, environmentally sound, and sensitive to downstream impacts and affected stakeholders.

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Project Officer

Peralta, Genandrialine L.Southeast Asia Department (project contacts not available at the time of disclosure)

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