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  • Power Transmission Investment Program (RRP VIE 42039)

    Initial Environmental Examination Project Number: 42039-034 November 2011

    Multitranche Financing Facility Socialist Republic of Viet Nam: Power Transmission Investment Program

    500 kv/220 kV Pho Noi Substation and Connection Lines

  • CURRENCY EQUIVALENTS (29 August 2011)

    Currency unit - dong(D) D1.00 - $0.000048 $1.00 - D20,820.00

    ABBREVIATIONS

    ADB – Asian Development Bank CHSP – Community health and safety plan CPE – Commitment to Protect the Environment DoNRE – Department of Natural Resources and Environment DOT – Department of Industry and Trade EA – Executing Agency EIA – Environmental Impact Assessment EMF – Electromagnetic field EMoP – Environmental Monitoring Plan EMP – Environmental Management Plan EVN – Electricity of Viet Nam GDP – Gross Domestic Product GOV – Government of Socialist Republic of Viet Nam IA – implementing Agency ICB – International Competitive Bidding IFC – International Finance Corporation IEE – Initial Environmental Examination MFF – Multi-tranche Financing Facility MIT – Ministry of Industry and Trade MOC – Ministry of Construction MoNRE – Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment NPPMB – Northern Power Project Management Board NPT – National Power Transmission Corporation PECC4 – Power Engineering and Consulting Joint-stock Company No. 4 PPE – Personal Protective Equipment REA – Rapid Environmental Assessment ROW – Right-of-Way SPS – ADB’s Safeguard Policy Statement (2009) WHO – World Health Organization

  • WEIGHTS AND MEASURES

    0C – Celsius (centigrade) ha – hectare km – kilometer km2 – square kilometer kV – kilovolt m – meter m2 – square meter m3 – cubic meter m3/day – cubic meter per day m/s – meter per second mm – millimeter mm/kV – millimeter per kilovolt MW – megawatt MVA – megavolt-ampere t – ton

    NOTE

    In this report, “$” refers to US dollars.

  • TABLE OF CONTENTS

    Executive Summary ................................................................................................................... 2

    I. INTRODUCTION ...............................................................................................................13

    A. Purpose of the Report ......................................................................................................13

    B. Approach to IEE Preparation ............................................................................................14

    C. Structure of the Report .....................................................................................................14

    C. Definition of Study Area ...................................................................................................15

    II. Policy, Legal, and Administrative Framework .....................................................................16

    A. ADB’s Environmental Policies ..........................................................................................16

    B. Viet Nam Environmental Policies .....................................................................................17

    1. Environment Protection ...............................................................................................17

    2. Other Related Laws and Regulations ..........................................................................18

    3. Legal Documents and Approvals Required for the Project ..........................................19

    4. The EIA Process and Requirements in Viet Nam ........................................................20

    III. Description of the Project ...............................................................................................22

    A. Location..........................................................................................................................22

    B. Project Components .......................................................................................................24

    1. 500kV Pho Noi Substation ..........................................................................................24

    2. Access Road ...............................................................................................................26

    3. 500kV Connection Lines to the Substation ..................................................................26

    4. 220kV Connection Lines to the Substation ..................................................................27

    5. 22kV Transmission Line for Auxiliary Power Supply ....................................................27

    C. Implementation Program .............................................................................................27

    1. Pre-Construction Phase ..............................................................................................27

    2. Construction Phase .....................................................................................................29

    3. Operational Phase ......................................................................................................29

    D. Project Proponent .......................................................................................................29

    IV. Description of the Environment .......................................................................................30

  • A. Physical Resources ........................................................................................................30

    1. Geography ..................................................................................................................30

    2. Topography.................................................................................................................30

    3. Geology ......................................................................................................................30

    4. Climate .......................................................................................................................31

    5. Water Resources ........................................................................................................32

    6. Air and Noise Quality ..................................................................................................33

    B. Biological Resources ......................................................................................................33

    7. Forest .........................................................................................................................33

    8. Flora ...........................................................................................................................33

    9. Fauna .........................................................................................................................34

    C. Socio-economic Conditions .........................................................................................34

    1. Population and Affected Communities ........................................................................34

    2. Health Services ...........................................................................................................35

    3. Education ....................................................................................................................35

    4. Economy .....................................................................................................................35

    5. Infrastructure Facilities ................................................................................................36

    6. Transportation .............................................................................................................36

    7. Land Use ....................................................................................................................37

    8. Power Sources and Transmission ...............................................................................39

    9. Communication ...........................................................................................................39

    V. Anticipated Environmental Impacts and Mitigation Measures ...............................................40

    A. Pre-Construction Phase Impacts and Mitigation Measures .............................................40

    1. Loss of Property and Agricultural Land .......................................................................40

    2. Encroachment into Areas of Cultural/Historical Significance .......................................40

    3. Encroachment into Ecologically Significant Areas .......................................................41

    4. Impact on Aesthetics ...................................................................................................41

  • 5. Impact on Drainage and Flooding ...............................................................................41

    B. Potential Impacts During the Construction Phase .............................................................42

    1. Impact on Vegetation ..................................................................................................42

    2. Impact of BOrrow Sites .....................................