Update: Vietnam Sustainable Agriculture Transformation Project

On June 22, we reported that the World Bank Board of Directors was to discuss the Vietnam Sustainable Agriculture Transformation Project, worth a total of $314 million, of which $238 million is provided by the World Bank. This project is now approved.

The Project Development Outcome is to improve farming practices and value chains in the targeted project areas, and promote institutional strengthening of relevant public agencies in effective support to implementation of the Agricultural Restructuring Plan. The project consists of three different components:

  • Institutional Strengthening to Support Agricultural Transformation;
  • Supporting Sustainable Rice-Based Systems;
  • Supporting Sustainable Coffee Production and Rejuvenation;
  • Project Management.
The project will be implemented in thirteen provinces: Kien Giang, An Giang, Tien Giang, Hau Giang, Dong Thap, Can Tho, Soc Trang, and Long An (Mekong Delta Region), and Lam Dong, Dak Lak, Dak Nong, Gia Lai, and Kon Tum (Central Highlands Region). The project implementing agencies will be MARD and the Provincial People’s Committees (PPCs) of the thirteen project provinces.
For more information, please visit the Project Website of the World Bank, or access the Project Appraisal Document (PAD). The procurement information can be found from page 46 onwards.