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Coastal Cities Environment and Sanitation Project - under WB/GEF Partnership Investment Fund for Pollution Reduction in the LME of East Asia

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The development objective of the Coastal Cities Environmental Sanitation Project for Vietnam is to improve the environmental sanitation in the project cities in a sustainable manner and thereby enhancing the quality of life for city residents. The lending instrument will be a Specific Investment Loan (SIL), the project consist of the following components : component 1: investment in flood control, drainage and wastewater collection; component 2: investment in wastewater treatment plant; component 3: investment in sanitary landfills and provision of solid waste management equipment; component 4: investment in infrastructure for resettlement sites in two project cities; component 5: establishment of revolving fund to provide financing for household sanitation improvements, and to build water and sanitation facilities in schools; component 6: technical assistance for project implementation and capacity building of service providers and other stakeholders. The project will gradually introduce affordable user fees over the project life to achieve the required levels of cost recovery.
GEF ID: 2758
IBRD ID: 82295
Project Category: Land-Based Sources/Coastal Zone
Project Description:

The Viet Nam Coastal Cities Project, approved by the World Bank in April 2009, is the fifth project to be financed under the investment fund. It builds on the IDA Coastal Cities Environmental Sanitation Project, which contributes to improving the environmental sanitation and to enhance the quality of life for residents in the project cities. The GEF project was designed to pilot and promote the replication of a new and more efficient wastewater treatment technology, which would contribute to improving the health and habitat conditions of globally significant marine and coastal ecosystems along the coastline of Viet Nam and, through global oceanic circulation, other areas of the Pacific Ocean. The key objectives of the project are: (a) reduction of sewage pollution loads through the development and establishment of low cost wastewater treatment technologies producing environmental incremental benefits; (b) improvement of the management of service providers; and (c) enhancement of the dialogue between public institutions and citizens through a program of dissemination and replication of project outcomes to other cities of the region.

Project Objectives

The objective of the project is to pilot and innovative wastewater treatment technology to reduce the discharge of pollutants from the City of Quy in Binh Province into the Ha Thanh river and Thi Nai marine lagoon connected thereto, thereby contributing to improving the health and habitat conditions of the marine and coastal ecosystems of Viet Nam.

Project Area

Quy Nhon is a coastal city which is located in the south-central region of Viet Nam. IT is the capital of Binh Dinh Province. It is composed of 16 wards and 5 communities with a total of 286 square kilometers and a population of 281,000 as of 2009. Quy Nhon is recognized as a first-grade city with significant shift towards service industries, tourism and a substantial manufacturing sector. The CEPT plant will be established in Nhon Binh Ward, north of Ha Thanh River. This river flows into the Thi Nail lagoon, which is a wetland with intensive agriculture and fishing activities and is being proposed for a marine protected area. The lagoon is connected with the East sea.

Project Components

  • Construction of a chemically enhanced primary treatment plant (CEPT), an innovative aspect of the project, has high replication value throughout Viet Nam and the region. The CEPT, with secondary treatment provided by trickling filter, will have a capacity of 7,000 cubic meters per day and would serve a total of 60,000 people.
  • Public communication and replication strategy, which will establish a public communications program to promote a dialogue between public institutions and citizens to raise public awareness and understanding of the key issues related to the project and a program of dissemination and replication of project achievements
  • Project management, monitoring and evaluation, which covers additional monitoring and evaluation related to the CEPT plant. It includes, in particular, monitoring of the water quality in the Ha Thanh River, and the Thi Nai Lagoon into which the Ha Thanh River flows.
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Sub-Region: South-Eastern Asia
Project Contacts:
  • William Kingdom
    World Bank Team Leader, International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (WB),
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General Information:
Project Type FSP
Project Status Under Implementation
Start Date
Nov 10, 2005 12:00 AM
End Date
Dec 31, 2014 12:00 AM
GEF characteristic:
Strategic Priority IW-2
Operational Programme 10
Focal Area International Waters
GEF Allocation to project 5.00M US$
Total Cost of the project: 27.03M US$
IP Rating: 4
DO Rating: 3
Countries: Viet Nam
Lead Implementing Agency International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (WB)
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