Vietnam - Additional Financing for Medium Cities Development Project (WB-P159426)

  • Vietnam
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Specific Location
Lao Cai, Phu Ly, and Vinh City
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Project Status
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Voting Date
Jun 9, 2017
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Socialist Republic of Vietnam, State Bank of Vietnam
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  • Water and Sanitation
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Investment Amount (USD)
$ 53.00 million
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Project Cost (USD)
$ 68.06 million
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Primary Source

Original disclosure @ WB website

Updated in EWS Oct 26, 2017

Disclosed by Bank Oct 1, 2016

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Project Description
According to WB website, the development objective of the Medium Cities Development Project for Vietnam is to increase access to improved urban infrastructure services in Lao Cai City, Phu Ly City, and Vinh City in a sustainable and efficient manner. The proposed Additional Financing (AF) will: 1. Close a financing gap caused by the appreciation of the US Dollar (USD) against the Special Drawing Rights (SDR) 2. Enable scaling-up of activities in two of the three project cities Concurrently, it is proposed a first level restructuring, which includes modifications of the Project Development Objectives (PDO) and Results Framework (RF) of MCDP as set forth in Section III below and to extend the closing date of the original IDA credit to June 30, 2018 and the closing date of MCDP to December 31, 2020.
Investment Description
This Project Paper seeks the approval of the Executive Directors to provide an additional IDA Scale-Up Facility (SUF) credit in an amount of USD 40 million and an additional credit of USD 13 million to the Socialist Republic of Vietnam for the Medium Cities Development Project (MCDP). BORROWER/RECIPIENT 15.06 International Bank for Reconstruction and Development 40.00 International Development Association (IDA) 13.00 Total Project Cost 68.06

Contact Information
Team Leader: Huyen Thi Phuong Phan Senior Urban Development Specialist, World Bank Borrower/Client/Recipient: State Bank of Vietnam Contact: Mr. Le Minh Hung, Governor Email Address: Implementing Agencies: Project Management Unit (PMU) in Lao Cai Contact: Mr. Nguyen Quang Binh Director of Lao Cai, ODA PMU Emai Addressl: Project Management Unit (PMU) in Phu Ly Contact: Mr. Nguyen Van Hoc Director of Phu Ly PMU Email Address: Project Management Unit (PMU) in Vinh Contact: Mr. Nguyen Trung Dung Vinh PMU Director Email Address: 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: