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Countries:
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  • Vietnam
Banks:
International, regional and national development finance institutions. Many of these banks have a public interest mission, such as poverty reduction.
  • Asian Development Bank (ADB)
Status: Proposed
Bank Risk Rating: B
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Borrower or Client: Central Power Corp., Hanoi Power Corp., Northern Power Corp., Southern Power Corp.
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Sectors:
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  • Energy
Investment Type(s): Loan
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Investment Amount (USD): $ 335.00 million
Value listed on project documents at time of disclosure. If necessary, converted to USD$. Please review updated project documents for more information.
Loan Amount (USD): $ 335.00 million
Value listed on project documents at time of disclosure. If necessary, converted to USD$. Please review updated project documents for more information.
Project Cost (USD): $ 450.00 million
Value listed on project documents at time of disclosure. If necessary, converted to USD$. Please see updated project documentation for more information.

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Original disclosure @ ADB website
Updated in EWS: 2017-11-01
Disclosure Date: 2016-08-02
Distribution Grid Development Sector Project for Viet Nam Power Corporations
ADB-49175-003

Project Description
According to ADB website, the proposed Distribution Grid Development Sector Project for Viet Nam Power Corporations will support the Socialist Republic of Viet Nam in the implementation of its seventh Power Development Plan 2011 2020 (PDP VII) to provide adequate and reliable power supply to sustain economic growth, and expand employment and income-generating opportunities articulated in the socioeconomic development strategy of Viet Nam. The project will assist part of the government's investment program in strengthening the power distribution system, managed by the five distribution power corporations (PCs) of state-owned Vietnam Electricity (EVN). It will support: (i) upgrading and development of 220 kilovolt (kV), 110 kV, and medium voltage (6 kV to 35 kV) power networks including associated substations in the urban and industrial areas across the country; and (ii) capacity strengthening of the PCs.
Investment Description
ADB 335.00 Co-financing - ASEAN Infrastructure Fund 25.00 Government 90.00 Project total cost 450.00
Contact Information
Project Officer: Wanniachchi Kankanamalage, Aruna K. Southeast Asia Department No contact information provided at the time of disclosure. ACCOUNTABILITY MECHANISM OF ADB The Accountability Mechanism is an independent complaint mechanism and fact-finding body for people who believe they are likely to be, or have been, adversely affected by an Asian Development Bank-financed project. If you submit a complaint to the Accountability Mechanism, they may investigate to assess whether the Asian Development Bank is following its own policies and procedures for preventing harm to people or the environment. You can learn more about the Accountability Mechanism and how to file a complaint at: http://www.adb.org/site/accountability-mechanism/main
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