According to the project document, the Project aims to improve food safety management systems and infrastructure in targeted areas and reduce food safety risks in selected value chains.
The number of project components will depend upon the number of cities/provinces which participate in the project. Each city/province would be responsible for implementing a component, for example, Food Safe Hanoi or Food Safe Ho City Minh City. An additional component would relate to central government functions and be called Food Safety Policy and Coordination. For each city-specific Component, the structure will be identical to cover:
(i) Safe Food Practices and Infrastructure in Primary Production;
(ii) Safe Food Practices and Infrastructure in Processing and Market Distribution;
(iii) Regulatory Capacity and Consumer Engagement; and
(iv) Component Management. For the Central Component, the interventions related to institutional development, policymaking and technical support to city-level interventions.
Total project cost is expected to be between US$ 150 and 175 million, with the IBRD loan covering 50-60 percent of total project cost, primarily financing hardware investments. Remaining costs will be covered by counterpart funds of the participating municipalities and private investors.
Binh Thang Cao, Hardwick Tchale
Sr Agricultural Spec.
The Socialist Republic of Vietnam
Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development
Contact: Phong That Son Ton
Deputy Director-General - Agricultural Projects Management B
Hochiminh, Hanoi, other project cities and provinces
Contact: Trung Phuoc Nguyen
Director - Department of Agriculture and Rural Development
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