Under the Vietnam Green Growth Strategy, GGGI supported Viet Nam’s efforts to identify and effectively developed bankable green growth investment opportunities for Vietnamese cities. The GGGI Viet Nam Country Program and ADB Viet Nam Resident Mission together identified Ben Tre City as a candidate city to collaborate to develop a bankable project for wastewater management. Ben Tre City is located in the coastal lowlands in the Mekong region, and is among one of the most vulnerable regions to extreme weather events due to climate change (floods, draughts, storms, saltwater intrusion). The City has a population of about 152,078 (2015). As the city has no wastewater treatment plant, untreated wastewater is discharged to the river and canals causing substantial pollution. GGGI produced a FS Report containing feasible technical options for sanitation improvement and wastewater treatment in the city.
Building on 2015-2016 work
In June 2015, GGGI and the Asian Development Bank (ADB) had a high-level meeting in Manila and agreed to collaborate for developing tangible green investment projects in Viet Nam. GGGI and ADB identified Ben Tre City located in the Mekong region in Viet Nam, as a candidate for collaboration for potential ADB financing for urban wastewater management. Ben Tre is one of the 10 cities for which ADB conducted City Sanitation Strategy (CSS) studies under its Technical Assistance. In July 2015, GGGI, together with the Ministry of Construction (MOC), launched the Urban Green Growth Action project in Viet Nam. During implementation of this project, stakeholders requested GGGI to work in the wastewater and sanitation sectors.
PROJECT OUTPUTS FOR 2017:
- Feasibility Study developed with feasible options for sanitation improvement and wastewater treatment in Ben Tre City
PROJECT OUTCOMES FOR 2017:
- Demonstrating project feasibility and sub-sovereign lending of up to $30m (USD) for building wastewater treatment system in Ben Tre City
The project will contribute to greener development of Ben Tre City by supporting (1) Adaptation to floods, droughts, and salinity intrusion through the increase of sewerage coverage and improvement of wastewater treatment process, and (2) Mitigation through implementation of low energy/low carbon technologies and the increase of sewerage coverage.
News • December 20, 2017
On December 20, 2017, GGGI together with the SME Development Fund of Vietnam (SMEDF), a public fund of $88m supporting Vietnamese SMEs, co-organized a consultation workshop on the draft Green Credit Handbook which details criteria for prioritizing green, innovative and women-led business proposals in accessing finance at SMEDF. GGGI also presented its international best practice […]
Scaling up Biomass Waste-to-Energy in Viet Nam
|Start Date||Q1 2017|
|Approved Budget||USD 702 000|