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Secondary Cities Development Program (Green Cities) (ADB-47274-001)

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
Stage of the project cycle. Stages vary by development bank and can include: pending, approval, implementation, and closed or completed.
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."
Voting Date
Jun 27, 2014
Date when project documentation and funding is reviewed by the Board for consideration and approval. Some development banks will state a "board date" or "decision date." When funding approval is obtained, the legal documents are accepted and signed, the implementation phase begins.
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

Disclosed by Bank Mar 20, 2017

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Project Description
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DESCRIPTION The proposed Secondary Cities Development Project II (Green Cities) will pilot integrated urban development and environment improvement through implementation of green city action plans (GCAPs) in three secondary cities in Viet Nam, in agreement with the Government of Viet Nam. The project cities, Ha Giang (Ha Giang Province), Hue (Thua Thien Hue Province), and Vinh Yen (Vinh Phuc Province) are provincial capitals and developing secondary cities. Ha Giang as a border town provides strategic connectivity with the People's Republic of China, Hue is one of Viet Nam's heritage centers, and Vinh Yen is strategic for industry. Inefficient urban infrastructure services, lack of resource management, and degraded environmental quality constrain their growth potential. The project will finance subprojects that respond to stakeholder priorities to improve environmental quality, strengthen disaster risk management, climate resilience, and urban infrastructure to enable competitiveness. Community awareness and competencies will be improved for integrated urban development, environment planning, disaster risk management, and climate resilience. PROJECT RATIONALE AND LINKAGE TO COUNTRY/REGIONAL STRATEGY Viet Nam is rapidly urbanizing with a structural shift from agriculture to industry and services, which account for nearly 80% of the economy since 2005. These sectors are key contributors to urban expansion and the rural to urban transition. Although urban poverty is reduced, inequalities remain. Disasters caused by natural hazards and climate induced impacts add to the associated social, economic, and environment costs of rapid urbanization. This is recognized in the _Framework Master Plan for Urban Development in Viet Nam to 2025 and Vision to 2050_. The challenge for Viet Nam is to maintain its development prospects by minimizing risks associated with urbanization. Adapting infrastructure by building climate resilience in coastal and low-lying areas will safeguard vulnerable populations and productive sectors of the economy, including its natural resources. CONSULTING SERVICES A team of consultants will be engaged through firms. The PPTA will require nine positions and 40 person-months (pm) of international, and 12 positions and 80 pm of national consulting services. ADB will select and engage consultants in accordance with ADB's Guidelines on Use of Consultants (2013, as amended from time to time). The quality- and cost-based selection method with quality-cost ratio of 80:20, using full technical proposal procedures, will be followed. National individual consultants will be additionally engaged after submission of the draft final report, to support start-up activities of the ensuing loan project based on the need using the contingencies. Individual consultants have been recruited to support the preparation of a grant from the Global Environment Facility. Additional individual consultants will be recruited to complete the project processing to MRM between October 2016 and February 2017.
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