Vietnam Scaling Up Energy Efficiency Project (WB-P164938)

  • Vietnam
Geographic location where the impacts of the investment may be experienced.
Financial Institutions
  • Green Climate Fund (GCF)
  • World Bank (WB)
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  • Energy
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Project Cost (USD)
$ 262.30 million
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 @ WB website

Updated in EWS Jul 22, 2019

Disclosed by Bank Jun 19, 2019

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Project Description
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The Project complements the existing Vietnam Energy Efficiency for Industrial Enterprises Project (VEEIE) by supporting similar energy efficiency investments in the industrial sector and sharing implementation arrangements. According to the bank document, the project consists of 2 components: 

Component 1: Risk Sharing Facility (RSF). The RSF will provide partial credit guarantees (RSF guarantees) to participating financial institutions (PFIs) to cover potential defaults on loans (PFI Loans) provided by PFIs to industrial enterprises (IEs) and energy service companies (ESCOs) to finance eligible energy efficiency sub-projects (Sub-Projects). RSF Guarantee is expected to mobilize private sector lending and equity and contribute to opening up a market for commercially financed energy efficiency investments. IE/ESCO borrowers would benefit from access to financing at competitive terms and with low collateral requirement.

Component 2: Technical Assistance (US$8.3 million GCF Grant)

Investment Description
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Green Climate Fund US$ 11.3 million
Commercial Financing Guaranteed US$ 100.50 million
Unguaranteed Commercial Financing US$ 150.50 million

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Name: An Ha Hai
Title: Deputy General Director

2/Implementing Agencies
General Directorate of Energy, Ministry of Industry and Trade
Name: Cuong Dang Huy
Title: General Director


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