Vietnam Solar Transition Accelerator (VISTA) (WB-P172974)

  • Vietnam
Geographic location where the impacts of the investment may be experienced.
Financial Institutions
  • World Bank (WB)
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Project Status
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Bank Risk Rating
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The Government of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam
A public entity (government or state-owned) provided with funds or financial support to manage and/or implement a project.
  • Energy
  • Law and Government
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Investment Type(s)
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Grant Amount (USD)
$ 1.50 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.
Project Cost (USD)
$ 1.50 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 Apr 17, 2020

Disclosed by Bank Dec 19, 2019

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Project Description
If provided by the financial institution, the Early Warning System Team writes a short summary describing the purported development objective of the project and project components. Review the complete project documentation for a detailed description.

According to the bank document, the Development Objective is to support the Government of Vietnam in implementing a sustainable solar competitive bidding program to mobilize private investments at scale. The expected key results of the Vietnam Solar Transition Accelerator project are:

  • Launch and implementation of a Pilot Substation-Based Competitive Bidding (500 MW pilot bidding)
  • Private capital mobilized under the Pilot Substation-Based Competitive Bidding (US$ 375 million
  • Reduction in carbon emissions (18 million CO2 tons for the 25 years of the solar projects life).
  • Development of a pipeline of solar parks to be tendered as a second phase (subject to results of
    preliminary technical analysis).

As per the request from the Government of Vietnam, the World Bank will lead the Substation-Based Competitive Bidding and the Ground-Mounted Competitive Bidding whereas the Asian Development Bank
(ADB) will lead the Floating Solar Park Competitive Bidding Scheme. The World Bank and ADB will work together on the legal and contractual/risk allocation aspects to ensure full donor coordination.

Investment Description
Here you can find a list of individual development financial institutions that finance the project.

GLOBAL INFRASTRUCTURE FACILITY (Non-World Bank funding) US$ 1.5 million

Contact Information
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1/World Bank Contact

Contact: Ky Hong Tran

Title: Senior Energy Specialist

Telephone No: 5777+8388

Contact: Sabine Mathilde Isabelle Cornieti

Title: Young Professional

Telephone No: 5220+34596

2/ Borrower/Client/Recipient

Borrower: Ministry of Trade and Industry (MOIT)

3/Implementing Agency

Ministry of Industry and Trade (MOIT)

Contact: Hoang Kim Phuong

Title: General Director

Telephone No: 0084903289159



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