41461-013: Sustainable Rural Infrastructure Development Project in Northern Mountain Provinces

Project Data Sheet (PDS): Overview


The project will rehabilitate and upgrade deteriorated but critical rural infrastructure in 15 mountainous provinces of northern Viet Nam. These provinces have a combined population of 12.2 million people and are among the poorest in the country. Overall poverty rates average about 27%, but are considerably higher in more isolated areas, where poverty levels may be 50%-60%. One of the main reasons for these high levels of poverty is limited access to productive assets and infrastructure ... Read More

Country Viet Nam
Project Number 41461-013
Type or Modality of Assistance Loan
Financing Public sector (Sovereign)
Status Approved
Approval Numbers Loan No. 2682
Loan No. 2683
Approval Date 22 Oct 2010
ADB Financing ($ thousand) 108,000
Geographical Location 15 northern provinces are: Bac Giang, Bac Kan, Cao Bang, Dien Bien, Ha Giang, Hoa Binh, Lai Chau, Lang Son, Lao Cai, Phu Tho, Son La, Thai Nguyen, Tuyen Quang, Vinh Phuc, and Yen Bai
Sector Agriculture, natural resources and rural development
Subsector Irrigation
Rural flood protection
Rural water policy, institutional and capacity development
Rural water supply services
Road transport (non-urban)
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth (IEG)
Drivers of Change Gender equity and mainstreaming (GEM)
Governance and capacity development (GCD)
Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Categories Category 2: Effective gender mainstreaming (EGM)
Safeguard Categories Environment: B
Resettlement: B
Indigenous People: B

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