Vietnam Scaling up Urban Upgrading Project (WB-P159397)

  • Vietnam
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Specific Location
Long Xuyen, Vinh Long, Soc Trang, Tan An, Bac Lieu, Ben Tre, Vi Thanh
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May 30, 2017
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Investment Type(s)
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Investment Amount (USD)
$ 240.00 million
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Project Cost (USD)
$ 330.00 million
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Bank Documents
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Original disclosure @ WB website

Updated in EWS Oct 26, 2017

Disclosed by Bank Jan 1, 2016

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Project Description
The Scaling up Urban Upgrading Project for Vietnam aims to improve infrastructure in priority city areas and improve urban planning in the participating cities. According to the Bank document, “There are four components. The first component will support tertiary investments in approximately 30 Low Income Areas (LIAs), covering about 650 ha, including: (i) construction, rehabilitation, and upgrading of roads and lanes; (ii) construction and rehabilitation of drains; (iii) improvements to environmental sanitation by rehabilitating or constructing public sewers, constructing septic tanks, providing access to septic management services, and house connections to public sewers; (iv) improvement of water supply including the installation of metered domestic connections; (v) provision of metered domestic connections for electricity and public lighting in residential lanes and streets; and (vi) construction and rehabilitation of social infrastructure facilities such as schools, markets, community halls, public places and green spaces. The second component provides support to improve infrastructure in line with the broader city development agenda, and increase connectivity of primary and secondary infrastructure with tertiary infrastructure in LIAs. The third component will include the construction of resettlement areas for affected persons, including construction of primary, secondary and tertiary infrastructure and public facilities. The fourth component will be complemented by a Technical Assistance (TA) package under project management support which is intended to provide implementation support as well as enhance the cities’ capacity to manage urban development in a risk informed manner”.
Investment Description
  • World Bank (WB)
Borrower    90.00 International Development Association (IDA) 240.00 Total Project Cost 330.00
Contact Information
I/World Bank Contact: Hoa Thi Hoang Title: Senior Urban Development Specialist II/Borrower/Client/Recipient Name: Socialist Republic of Vietnam Contact: Mr. Le Minh Hung Title: Governor, State Bank of Viet Nam Email: III/Implementing Agencies Name: ODA Project Management Unit of Vinh Long province. Contact: Truong Dang Vinh Phuc Title: Director Telephone: 0984.481.177 Name: Construction-investment Project Management Unit of Vi Thanh city. Contact: Dong Quang Dan Title: Director Telephone: 0939.783.789 Name: Investment Projects Management Unit of Ben Tre city. Contact: Huynh Van Hai Title: Director Telephone: 0913.644.924 Name: Construction-investment Project Management Unit of Bac Lieu city. Contact: Nguyen Ba Phuoc Title: Director Telephone: 0913.763.291 Name: Urban upgrading Project Management Unit of Long Xuyen city. Contact: Nguyen Ngoc Ve Title: Director Telephone: 0913.619.556 Name: Construction-investment Project Management Unit of Tan An city. Contact: Nguyen Quoc An Title: Director Telephone: 0913.999.533 Name: Soc Trang Department of Construction. Contact: Duong Quoc Viet Title: Director Telephone: 0913.983.716 For more information contact: The World Bank 1818 H Street, NW Washington, D.C. 20433 Telephone: (202) 473-1000 Web: ACCOUNTABILITY MECHANISM OF WORLD BANK The World Bank Inspection Panel is the independent complaint mechanism and fact-finding body for people who believe they are likely to be, or have been, adversely affected by a World Bank-financed project. If you submit a complaint to the Inspection Panel, they may investigate to assess whether the World Bank is following its own policies and procedures for preventing harm to people or the environment. You can contact the Inspection Panel or submit a complaint by emailing You can learn more about the Inspection Panel and how to file a complaint at: