Project Data Sheet

Project Data Sheets (PDS) contain summary information on the project or program: Because the PDS is a work in progress, some information may not be included in its initial version but will be added as it becomes available. Information about proposed projects is tentative and indicative.

PDS Creation Date 11 Dec 2006
PDS Updated as of 18 Jul 2008

Project Name Agriculture Sector Development (Investment Loan)
Country Viet Nam
Project/Program Number 32285-033
Status Approved
Geographical Location Nationwide coverage
In preparing any country program or strategy, financing any project, or by making any designation of, or reference to, a particular territory or geographic area in this document, the Asian Development Bank does not intend to make any judgments as to the legal or other status of any territory or area.
Sector Agriculture, natural resources and rural development
Subsector Agriculture and Rural Sector Development
Strategic Agendas
Drivers of Change
Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Categories


Type/Modality of Assistance Approval Number Source of Funding Approved Amount (thousand)

Safeguard Categories

For more information about the safeguard categories, please see

Environment B

Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects

Environmental impact screening for the loan package identified no significant negative environmental impacts that cannot be mitigated. None of the representative projects are in category A. No further studies are required to complement the initial environmental examination (IEE). No resettlement issues are anticipated under the ASDP project. There will be a beneficial impact on job creation for women and women empowerment through increased income generation opportunities. No issues on indigenous peoples are anticipated under the ASDP project.

Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples

Stakeholder Communication, Participation and Consultation

A series of stakeholder consultations were undertaken during program and project preparation and processing of loans.

During Project Design
During Project Implementation


The objective of the agro-industry small- and medium-sized enterprise (SME) Loan is to support the Government's efforts to reduce poverty and promote private sector investments in agro-based businesses through credit provision. The loan will be implemented in rural areas of Vietnam, broadly defined to include communes, villages, and provincial and district towns whose economic roles and functions are closely linked to agricultural and rural enterprises. Areas inside the municipal boundaries of the major cities of Ha Noi, Ho Chi Minh City, Hai Phong, and Da Nang are excluded. Special consideration will be given to areas designated as the poorest in the country with the objective of narrowing the gap in incomes, and to attain sectoral and regional balance in growth. To ensure the effectiveness of Vietnam Bank of Agriculture and Rural Development (VBARD), the Program will strengthen their operations through: (i) development of incentive systems, (ii) charging a risk premium of from one to two percent on subloans with insufficient collateral, improvements in training, training capacity, lending practices, and benefit monitoring and evaluation.

Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy

Development Impact

Project Outcome

Description of Outcome
Progress Towards Outcome

Outputs and Implementation Progress

Description of Project Outputs
Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)
Status of Development Objectives
Status of Operation / Construction
Material Changes

Business Opportunities

Date of First Listing 2006 Dec 11
Consulting Services
None. It is planned that consultants will be provided under a 2003 Advisory TA: Support for Agriculture Reforms.
The proceeds of the loan will be utilized to finance the full foreign exchange costs (excluding local taxes and duties) of goods and services produced in and procured from ADB member countries (other than those items specified in the negative list and imports financed by other bilateral and multilateral sources). Procurement of eligible items will be on the basis of normal commercial practices for procurement by the private sector or standard Government procurement practices acceptable to ADB for procurement by the Government or its representatives.
Procurement and Consulting Notices


Concept Clearance
Fact-finding 25 Feb 2002 to 17 Mar 2002
Management Review Meeting 30 May 2002
Approval 16 Dec 2002


Approval No. Approval Signing Effectivity Closing
Original Revised Actual
Loan 1973 16 Dec 2002 22 Apr 2003 27 Oct 2003 30 Sep 2006 31 Mar 2008 22 Sep 2008


Date Approval Number ADB (US$ thousand) Others (US$ thousand) Net Percentage
Cumulative Contract Awards
02 Jul 2015 Loan 1973 0 0 0.00%
Cumulative Disbursements
02 Jul 2015 Loan 1973 34,034 0 100.00%

Status of Covenants

Covenants are categorized under the following categories—audited accounts, safeguards, social, sector, financial, economic, and others. Covenant compliance is rated by category by applying the following criteria: (i) Satisfactory—all covenants in the category are being complied with, with a maximum of one exception allowed, (ii) Partly Satisfactory—a maximum of two covenants in the category are not being complied with, (iii) Unsatisfactory—three or more covenants in the category are not being complied with. As per the 2011 Public Communications Policy, covenant compliance ratings for Project Financial Statements apply only to projects whose invitation for negotiation falls after 2 April 2012.

Approval No. Category
Sector Social Financial Economic Others Safeguards Project Financial Statements
Loan 1973

Contacts and Update Details

Responsible ADB Officer Raymond Z. H. Renfro (
Responsible ADB Department Southeast Asia Department
Responsible ADB Divisions Environment, Natural Resources & Agriculture Division, SERD
Executing Agencies Viet Nam Bank for Agriculture and Rural Dev't.
Dr. Do Tat Ngoc


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