Project Data Sheet

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PDS Creation Date 06 Oct 2008
PDS Updated as of 28 Jan 2015

Project Name River Basin Water Resources Management and Development
Country Viet Nam
Project/Program Number 40196-012
Status Terminated / Cancelled
Geographical Location
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Sector Agriculture, natural resources and rural development
Subsector Water-based natural resources management
Strategic Agendas Environmentally sustainable growth (ESG)
Inclusive economic growth (IEG)
Drivers of Change Governance and capacity development (GCD)
Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Categories


Type/Modality of Assistance Approval Number Source of Funding Approved Amount (thousand)
Technical Assistance8305Technical Assistance Special Fund700

Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects


Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples

Stakeholder Communication, Participation and Consultation

During Project Design
During Project Implementation


The project will assist the Government of Viet Nam to prepare for future national water security by establishing a national water resources information system (WRIS) that will enable fact-based integrated water resources management, including a rational policy-based system for water allocation and demand management. The WRIS, underpinned by a comprehensive national database on water sources and water demand, will provide detailed information that will allow effective water governance aimed at water security in the face of a growing gap between water supply and demand. The WRIS will align with and support the government s stated goal of promoting sustainable growth and building a knowledge-based economy. It will be consistent with the ADB s Water Operational Plan s priorities of supporting fact-based water governance as well as expanded knowledge and capacity development. The TA will assist the Government to prepare a project for ADB processing, including independent assessment of policy and technical issues and their institutional ramifications. It will assist the Government define the scope, cost, financing plan, implementation arrangements including assigning responsibility for advance action. It will assess capacity building needs within Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment and custodians of related databases and define post-project O&M arrangements. Safeguard and financial management policies of both the ADB and the Government that should be followed during project implementation will be defined. The TA will guide on actions to maximize the social and economic benefits, including the formulation of water allocation procedures, data sharing and access protocols to improve long-term sustainable management of natural resources and the environment; the planning of training required to encourage inter-agency data sharing; assured access to summary data and findings by the general public, and the setting of transparent charges for the sale of information generated from the data. It will advise on the need and scope of a phased implementation of the proposed system of data gathering, analysis and management, and for the introduction of a basin approach to water management. The TA will define the context for an assessment of the nation s water governance, as a means to assess the effort required or the likelihood to achieve lasting change for water security.

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 2010 Nov 03
Consulting Services
Procurement and Consulting Notices


Concept Clearance
Management Review Meeting
Approval 19 Dec 2012


Approval No. Approval Signing Effectivity Closing
Original Revised Actual
Technical Assistance 8305 19 Dec 2012 17 May 2013 17 May 2013 04 Nov 2013


Date Approval Number ADB (US$ thousand) Others (US$ thousand) Net Percentage
Cumulative Contract Awards
Cumulative Disbursements

TA Amount (US$ thousand)

Approval Number Approved Amount Revised Amount Total Commitment Uncommitted Balance Total Disbursement Undisbursed Balance
Technical Assistance 8305 700 700 0 700 0 700

Contacts and Update Details

Responsible ADB Officer Su Chin Teoh (
Responsible ADB Department Southeast Asia Department
Responsible ADB Divisions Environment, Natural Resources & Agriculture Division, SERD
Executing Agencies Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment


Project Website
List of Project Documents