Water Sector Investment Program - Tranche 3 (ADB-41456-043)

  • Vietnam
Where the impacts of the investment may be experienced.
Specific Location
Bac Giang, Cua Lo, Quang Nam, Thai Hoa, Thanh Hoa, Thanh Pho Thai Nguyen, Vinh
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  • Asian Development Bank (ADB)
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Project Status
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Voting Date
Mar 27, 2015
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Government of Vietnam
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  • Infrastructure
  • Water and Sanitation
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Investment Type(s)
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Investment Amount (USD)
$ 142.50 million
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Project Cost (USD)
$ 169.00 million
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Primary Source

Original disclosure @ ADB website

Updated in EWS Jul 3, 2020

Disclosed by Bank Sep 30, 2016

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Project Description

In November 2014, Asian Development Bank (ADB) received the State Bank of Vietnam's periodic financing request letter for project 3 requesting $142.5 million to finance seven water companies (WSCs) having completed their project preparation and initiated advance action under project 2. The investments would improve water services for 1.2 million persons, including 17,500 poor households with their own piped water connection for the first time.

Project 3 outputs will support the multitranche financing facility (MFF) outputs: (i) increased coverage; (ii) improved business planning, financial management, and asset management; and (iii) effective nonrevenue water reduction for seven WSCs for the following: Bac Giang City, Cua Lo Town, Nghi Son Economic Zone, Tam Hiep-Dien Nam, Dien Ngoc Towns, Thai Hoa Town, Thai Nguyen City and Vinh City in four provinces.

Special features of project 3 include (i) promoting technical and financial sustainability by enforcing water tariff increase to full-cost recovery, while reducing subsidies and meeting targets of selected key performance indicators; (ii) providing access to finance for second-ranked WSCs willing to secure their debt through water tariff increase, resulting in greater access to safe water for the poor; and (iii) promotion of engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) contracts.

The Ministry of Planning and Investment (MPI), coordinating agency for the MFF, is responsible for (i) selecting WSCs that can access the MFF, and (ii) consolidating reports with the assistance of the WSCs. Under project 3, the project management is delegated to the WSCs, and the provincial people committees (PPCs) are the executing agencies. Each WSC has set up a project management unit (PMU) in its organizational structure under project 2. The PMU organizes the procurement of consulting services and works. The MPI has no role in procurement.

Project 3 is structured with one loan to the government. The Ministry of Finance will sign seven subsidiary loan agreements with the participating WSCs with a letter of guarantee from the respective PPC, after the loan signing. Each WSC, acting as implementing agency, will implement its procurement plan separately. The MPI will consolidate the reporting with assistance of the WSCs. The project performance management information system was set-up under project 1 and applies to all subsequent tranches.


Investment Description
  • Asian Development Bank (ADB)

Financing Plan

Project Cost 169.00
ADB 142.50
Counterpart 26.50
Cofinancing 0.00


Contact Information

Responsible ADB Division
Viet Nam Resident Mission

Executing Agencies
Bac Giang Water Supply and Sewerage One Mem Ltd Co
No. 386 Xuong Giang Street,
Bac Giang City, Bac Giang province

Cua Lo Water Supply One Member Limited Company
Nghi Tan Ward,Cua Lo Town, Nghe An Province

Nghe An Water Supply One Member Limited Company
No. 32 Phan Dang Luu,
Vinh City, Nghe An Province

Quang Nam Wter Supply&Drainage Joint Stock Company
Lot 6, Phan Boi Chau Str,
Tam Ky city, Quang Nam province

Song Chu One Member Limited Company
24 Pham Banh, Ngoc Trao Ward,
Thanh Hoa City, Thanh Hoa Province

Thai Hoa Water Supply One Member Limited Company
Lien Thang, Hoa Hieu ward,
Thai Hoa Town, ,Nghe An Province

Thai Nguyen Water Joint Stock Company
Ben Oanh Street, Trung Vuong ward,
Thai Nguyen City, Thai Nguyen Province


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