THE SOCIALIST REPUBLIC OF VIETNAM MINISTRY OF TRANSPORT VIETNAM EXPRESSWAY CORPORATION (VEC) SOUTHERN EXPRESSWAY PROJECT MANAGEMENT UNIT

(SEPMU)

INCOME RESTORATION PROGRAM Dong Nai Province

November 2009

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I. II. III. IV. V. A. B. C. VI. VII. VIII. IX. X.

INTRODUCTION INCOME RESTORATION STRATEGY, OBJECTIVES, AND ACTIVITIES SEVERELY AFFECTED AND VULNERABLE HOUSEHOLDS SOCIO-ECONOMIC PROFILE AND NEEDS ASSESSMENT IRP ACTIVITIES AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTION VOCATIONAL TRAINING AND JOB PLACEMENT TECHNICAL ADVISE ON SMALL-SCALE BUSINESS RISKS AND MITIGATION MEASURES IRP MANAGEMENT AND IMPLEMENTATION IRP COST ESTIMATES IRP IMPLEMENTATION SCHEDULE MONITORING AND EVALUATION

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I.

INTRODUCTION

1. The Ho Chi Minh City – Long Thanh – Dau Giay (HLD) Expressway Project is part of the North – South Expressway which connects District 9, Ho Chi Minh City up to Dong Nai Province with the total length of about 51km. The HLD expressway will traverse 4 wards at District 9, Ho Chi Minh City and 10 communes with 1 town of Dong Nai Province. The construction of the HCMC - Long Thanh - Dong Nai Expressways places a significant role in the development of national and local economies. It would contribute to economic development in other provinces of southern Vietnam by strengthening economic linkage between HCMC and those provinces through the Expressway. 2. A Resettlement Plan (May 2008) was agreed by both the Government of Viet Nam (GOV) and Asian Development Bank based on preliminary design and initial census and inventory of losses. The overall objectives of RP policy are (i) to avoid, if not, minimize resettlement impacts; (ii) if impacts are unavoidable, RP is prepared in a way to ensure that affected persons are not worse off; rather, they should be able to at least maintain or otherwise improve their pre-project living standards and income-earning capacity. All compensation will be based on the principle of replacement cost. In addition, allowances will also be provided and suitable income restoration program will be designed and implemented during project implementation. 3. To date, the Resettlement Plan is being updated by district by the Southern Expressway Project Management Unit (SEPMU) following the completion of detailed design. In parallel with the conduct of census and detailed measurement surveys, SEPMU, with the assistance of the TA Loan consultants, also carried out socio-economic surveys, key informant interviews, and meetings with the local officials and affected households to determine the severity of impacts and vulnerability of households and discussed suitable approach or strategy in the design and implementation of income restoration program. 4. This Income Restoration Program (IRP) will cover households who are considered severely affected due to loss of 10% or more of their productive/income generating assets (i.e., loss of productive land or business). It will also include people who on account of their position in society and/or their physical and economic situation are less capable of re-establishing themselves than the others and, therefore, face greater risks of impoverishment. These people are those who fall in any of the groups of vulnerable households. For this IRP, they will be referred to as severely affected and vulnerable households (or SAVH).

II.

INCOME RESTORATION STRATEGY, OBJECTIVES, AND ACTIVITIES

5. The overall strategy of the IRP is to stabilize the livelihood activities or sources of sustenance of the SAVHs by focusing on diversified activities to bring immediate income such that they will be able to produce for their basic needs and long-term livelihood management capacity. 6. The objectives are to (a) maximize the use of remaining productive lands for food production; (b) create career opportunities through vocational trainings and job creating activities; (c) provide technical advice or/and small business/service pilot models for those who want to venture into business. It will also include capacity building interventions for local authorities/responsible agencies and mass organizations in program management and implementation.

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7. The specific activities of the IRP are: (i) provide funds and appropriate technique for SAVHs whose remaining land are still viable to implement agricultural extension models (ii) organize training courses which are suitable to APs’ capacity; provide supplementary trainings, consulatations, allowance and other supports to participants attending the courses; and (iii) provide technical advise, pilot models on small business/services and other training courses, study tours on efficient economic enterprises.

III.

SEVERELY AFFECTED AND VULNERABLE HOUSEHOLDS

8. A total of 408 severely affected and vulnerable households in affected districts of Dong Nai province were identified during the DMS, surveys and interviews with the local officials and affected people. Table 1. IRP’s beneficiaries1.
Long Thanh Resettled No. Total % 103 258 63.24 Losing >10% 155 Nhon Trach Resettled 0 26 6.37 Losing >10% 26 Cam My Resettled 5 72 17.65 Losing >10% 67 Thong Nhat Resettled 3 52 12.75 Losing >10% 49 TOTAL Resettled 111 408 27.21 72.79 Losing >10% 297

9. The IRP will also include an additional 129 households who are relatives of owners of land with permanent residential registration (98 sub-households) and those who lack of legal documents to support their land utilization (31 households). Table 2.
Location

Other beneficiaries discovered during the DMS
Long Thanh SubHHs 92 112 86.82 Nonlegal HHs 20 Nhon Trach SubHHs 1 1 0.78 Non-legal HHs 0 Cam My SubHHs 1 12 9.3 Non-legal HHs 11 Thong Nhat SubHHs 4 4 3.1 Nonlegal HHs 0 TOTAL SubHHs 98 129 100 Nonlegal HHs 31

No. TOTAL Per. %

10. Each Updated Resettlement Plan includes the names and socio-economic profile of each household that will be entitled to participate in the income restoration activities. A complete list is attached as Annex 1.

IV.

SOCIO-ECONOMICS AND NEEDS ON INCOME RESTORATION OF SAVHs

11. Age distribution of SAVHs plays an important role in designing appropriate IRP activities so that these activities are applicable to individuals or families as well as local conditions. Data shows that the middle-aged labor group from 30-65 years old and the young labors from 16-34 years old are in the same percentage with more than 34%.
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Data were collected through Socio-economic Survey implemented by TA Consultants from Dec., 2008 to April, 2009.

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Table 3.
Location Long Thanh Nhon Trach Cam My Thong Nhat TOTAL Per. %

Population distribution of SAVHs
Up to 6 yrs. 110 9 39 30 188 8.85 From 7 to 15 yrs 132 16 88 48 284 13.37 From 16 to 34 yrs Studying 69 6 66 30 171 8.05 Working 315 26 123 91 555 26.14 From 35 to 64 yrs 427 62 147 99 735 34.62 Above 65 yrs 79 14 26 30 149 7.01 Vulnerable member 23 4 4 10 41 1.93 TOTAL 1.155 137 493 338 2.123 100%

12. Of the 345 SAVHs who provided information on their main source of income, agriculture tops the list at 53.6% followed by those who earn wages/salary as workers/laborers (20.6%). About 15% are into business and services. Table 4.
Location Long Thanh Nhon Trach Cam My

Main sources of income
Beneficiary Relocating Losing > 10% Losing > 10% Relocating Losing > 10% Agriculture 10 51 13 3 65 1 42 185 53.6 Worker/ Labour 43 21 3 0 3 0 1 71 20.6 Business/ Service 26 Seasonal work 13 Retirement 0 7 0 0 0 0 0 7 2.0 TOTAL 92 113 19 5 70 1 45 345 100.0

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2 1 1 0 0 52 15.1

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1 1 1 0 2 30 8.7

Thong Nhat TOTAL Per. %

Relocating Losing > 10%

13. In terms of income, according to the documents issued by Dong Nai People’s Committee, the poverty threshold in Dong Nai Province to date is 450,000 VND/capita/month in rural areas and 650,000/capita/month in urban areas. With an average household size of about 4 members per family, it should be noted below that there are 166 households (28%) who are already below the poverty threshold identified through the social – economic surveys (Table 5). Table 5.
Location

HH’s monthly income before implementing the HLD project
Beneficiary Relocating Below 2 million 20 25 8 2 18 1 42 116 28.0 From 2.1 to 4 million 38 46 14 3 21 0 1 123 29.7 From 4.1 to 6 million 21 26 4 0 10 0 2 63 15.2 Above 6 million 38 42 0 1 24 2 5 112 27.1 TOTAL 117 139 26 6 73 3 50 414 100

Long Thanh Nhon Trach Cam My Thong Nhat

Losing > 10% Losing > 10% Relocating Losing > 10% Relocating Losing > 10%

TOTAL Percentage %

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14. Based on needs assessment of SAVHs carried out by SEPMU, together with the TA Loan consultants, demands for access to loan (292 households) and vocational trainings (194 households) were identified in the survey. Group meetings with the affected households also showed the same results. With regard to loan requests, households want to use the money as capital for agricultural and husbandry activities and business start-up or expansion activities. On vocational trainings, specific areas of interests are driving, sewing, motorbike repair, hairdressing, and training related to construction works. Computer literacy, foreign language studies were also stated by the household members. Table 6
Demand Resettled Loan Vocational training 81 61

Beneficiaries’ demand.
Long Thanh Affected >10% 88 65 Nhon Trach Affected >10% 13 12 Cam My Resettled 5 6 Affected >10% 62 27 Thong Nhat Resettled 3 3 Affected >10% 40 20 TOTAL 292 194

V. A.

IRP ACTIVITIES AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTION

15. A number of agricultural extension models were initially designed in collaboration with the concerned Farmers' Associations, Women's Unions, Agricultural Extension Centers and affected households. Cow-raising, pig-breeding, frog-raising, duck-raising, raising local variety chicken, raising anabas fish on paddy field and raising mushroom were selected as they are suitable with local conditions, being practiced by some local residents and there is available market to sell the produce. 16. Households participating in the pilot projects will be selected. A selection criteria will be designed by VEC/SEPMU together with the concerned agencies. Households selected will be subject to trainings and will also be required to share experiences and train other affected households as well. Given the number of responsibilities in implementing these pilot projects, each selected household will be required to make a commitment in writing (similar to a contract) once they have understood the process and activities involved. 17. Participating households will visit other livelihood models within or outside Dong Nai Province as part of their training. They will also be made aware of the risks involved, for example, disease or death of animals due to lack of or increase in production inputs; or sudden drop in prices at the time of marketing and how these risks can be avoided or mitigated. The IRP team will ensure continuous support through technical training courses, and close monitoring of pilot projects to allow timely resolution of constraints and problems encountered during implementation. 18. In any case that households wish to expand their production, the Farmer's Association and Agriculture Extension Center will assist the households to have access to funds through the Social Policy Bank or Agriculture and Rural Development Bank.

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B.

VOCATIONAL TRAININGS AND JOB PLACEMENT

19. The trainings provided or being provided organized in the affected districts are limited. The training centers are mostly located in Bien Hoa City and Long Thanh District due to the presence of industrial zones and factories. • • • In Nhon Trach District: there is no center which has no government vocational centers except some small private production shops that receive limited trainees. In Cam My District: the Government vocational training center has been established but there are no training facilities. In Thong Nhat District: There is one government vocational training center but has limited facilities. There are only some old sewing machines and about 20 computers.

20. In parallel with the finalization on the type of training courses and participants, various activities will also be undertaken: • • Creation of database of interested affected households to reflect qualifications, job experience, skills and desired occupation. Establish and maintain linkages with the management of construction projects; commercial, industrial and institutional establishments within the Province with the intention of identifying their manpower requirements (i.e. number, qualification, schedule of deployment, etc.) and securing agreements (quota for hiring) for deployment of qualified SAH members to fill job vacancies. Establish a program to provide information to the affected communes on the availability of jobs through posting of job vacancies in the commune offices and through commune's local radio. Close coordination and establish linkages with the project contractors and consultants to recruit local labors, specially the affected households, on a priority basis. Labor standards will be maintained and will incorporate applicable workplace occupational safety norms. There will be no differentiation between men and women on payment for work of equal value, and no child labor will be used for construction and maintenance. Establish and maintain linkages with academic and training institutes for training of SAH members to qualify for desired job positions Conduct job fairs and providing consultation.

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21. The Project will allocate funds for supplementing the required fees and expenses to be incurred by participants. It is estimated that 148 participants will enroll in various training courses. 22. The consultants (TA or supervision) will monitor the performance of deployed SAH and provide regular progress reports to VEC/SEPMU.

C.

TECHNICAL ADVISE AND PILOT MODELS ON SMALL BUSINESS/SERVICE

23. There are households who wish to venture into small business or services. It can either be shops to sell their own products, groceries or service stalls (motorbike repair). SEPMU have signed the MOU with the Long Thanh – Nhon Trach Vocational School to provide technical advice, conduct specific trainings on entrepreneurship and carry out some pilot models on small 7

business/services. Households will also be made aware of what to look into such as the right products, market situation, competition, amount of investments and potential profit, and risks involved.

VI.

RISKS AND MITIGATION MEASURES

24. There are a number of risks related to the pursuit of the IRP. It had to be recognized that the implementers are the households themselves and that the roles of VEC/SEPMU and concerned government agencies and organizations are support in nature. Proper monitoring and appropriate and timely guidance and support is essential in the successful implementation by the SAVHs of their respective livelihood projects. Summary of the risks and mitigation is indicated in table 7 below. Table 7. Risks and Mitigations
Description Once compensation payments are given to the SAH, there is a big temptation for households to use the amount for other expenses which they believe is important but may not be related to livelihood (i.e. purchase of motorcycle, purchase of household appliances, payment of debts, etc.). Based on the land availability assessment carried out in 2008, there is an active land market in Dong Nai. The risk of not finding replacement land is low. Mitigation Advise households to refrain if not minimize the use of their money for non-livelihood related expenditures through public meetings, group consultations. Responsible VEC/SEPMU, Resettlement Committee (RC),

Risk 1. Utilization of financial resources (i.e. compensation and allowances; and loans) for nonlivelihood related expenses

2. Availability of replacement land

3. Untimely and insufficient availability of financial and support services that can compromise success of livelihood projects 4. Sudden unexpected increase in production inputs at the start of production cycle and/or sudden drop in prices of chickens/hogs at the time of marketing

Risks related to the raising of these animals may include pests and diseases brought about by lack of proper production inputs, poor sanitation, insufficient knowledge by raisers of appropriate technology, and general negligence on the part of participating households. There are instances that the behavior in the prices for production inputs and farm products in the open market becomes irregular. It is possible that prices of production inputs (i.e. feeds, veterinary medicine, breeder stock, etc.) at the time of purchase are higher than expected, and farm products get sold at the time prices are low. This will result in higher production cost, lower sales and therefore lower or even negative net income. Trainings selected may not be suitable in the area. Education level and skills of households are

• Timely provision of compensation payment. This will allow households to buy replacement land within or in nearby districts. • At the request of households, assist in finding suitable replacement land. • Adequate and timely provision of production inputs and support • Timely provision of funds to be given to concerned organization to provide trainings and support • Monitor the performance and provide timely technical support. To help avoid this highly undesirable situation, it is important that regular market information be provided by concerned government agencies to the participating households to advise them of irregularities in the prices of essential commodities thereby avoiding income losses resulting from price fluctuations.

VEC/SEPMU and RC

VEC/SEPMU, PPC, PCARB, DA, local development banks

RC, DA, CPC, mass-based organizations

5. Poor selection of vocational trainings and absence or lack

Trainings to be provided should be based on market/job demands. Establish and maintain linkages

VEC/SEPMU, RC, training institutions

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Risk of job opportunities

Description low. Local labors are not given priority or not aware of recruitment process.

5. PCARB/ DCARB and concerned offices cannot work full-time or do not have the capacity required to implement IRP, vocational training, job placement

Successful implementation of IRP depends on the quality of support, guidance, monitoring that the government and concerned groups can provide to AHs.

Mitigation with companies and contractors to prioritize local labor. Establish a program to provide information to the affected communes on the availability of jobs through posting of job vacancies in the commune offices and through commune's local radio. Training of trainers to allow households to train other households. . Establishment of Board of Community Representative (CMBs).

Responsible

VEC/SEPMU

VII.

IRP MANAGEMENT AND IMPLEMENTATION

25. In order to bring the most effective results for those above-mentioned diversified activities, below is the organizational structure:

VEC/SEPMU

TA Consultants/ Supervision Consultants

Vocational Schools (trainings, job creating, small business/service models)

District Farmer Association (agricultural pilot models, technical trainings)

Community Representative Boards

Severely Affected and Vulnerable households

Figure 1. Details of IRP Team

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26. Vietnam Expressway Corporation/Southern Expressway Project Management Unit. VEC/SEPMU has the overall responsibility in the design and implementation of the IRP. Specific to IRP activities, its roles are: to provide timely funds for conducting the agreed IRP activities; closely collaborate with local authorities, mass-based organizations and IRP Team during IRP implementation; and prepare quarterly monitoring reports to be submitted to ADB. 27. TA Loan Consultants. There are two national livelihood consultants from the TA loan who have and will continue to provide technical assistance to the IRP Team. Their contract will be completed in June 2010 and it is expected that the Loan Supervision Consultants will be mobilized in May 2009/June 2010. The TA Loan Consultants and Loan Supervision Consultants will have at least one month overlap to properly hand-over remaining IRP activities. The TA (or supervision) consultants will assist VEC/SEPMU in the preparation of quarterly progress and evaluation reports. 28. TA Loan Consultants will also work and coordinate closely with local responsible stakeholders including Vocational Training Centers (Long Thanh – Nhon Trach Vocational School is selected to conduct vocational trainings/job introduction and industrial extension activities) and Farmer Association of Long Thanh, Nhon Trach, Cam My and Thong Nhat districts as well as Community Representative Board and SAVHs to conduct other activities in the IRP. 29. Supervision Consultants. Within one transitional month between TA loan consultants and supervision consultants, all activities of the IRP will be hand-over to the supervision consultants. Specific tasks as well as all support documents, database will also be transferred. Limitation and difficulties during the implementation of the IRP need to be discussed and looked for a best solution during the transitional time. It is necessary to emphasize that all valuation, monitoring and management should be followed-up by the Supervision Consultants during the remaining time of the IRP. 30. Board of Community Representative will include one member from the severely affected and vulnerable households per commune. Their participation is crucial to ensure that the concerns and local knowledge of the affected households (or commune) they represent are reflected in the IRP management and implementation. Members of the Board of Community Representative will not be limited by their age, sex or education level. The roles of Board of Community Representative are: i) take an active part in the IRP design and implementation, management and monitoring (including monitoring fund for livelihood models); and ii) take part in finding solutions for issue arising during IRP implementation. 31. Workshops and short trainings will be carried out by the TA Loan consultants once the Boards of Community Representative are established. Members from Long Thanh – Nhon Trach Vocational School, Farmer Association of the four districts will be invited to the workshops or short training for capacity building.

VIII.

IRP COST ESTIMATES

32. The investment cost for the income restoration programs will be provided by VEC/ SEPMU directly to the concerned district resettlement committee. Estimated cost to implement the initial IRP is about 3.6 VND (USD 216,500). Table 8. Cost estimates for Income Restoration Program in Dong Nai

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No.

Activity

Unit

Quant.

Price

Total amount

A. Organization of vocational training courses Budget to organize vocational training courses which are not included in the ones organized by local government as specified in decision No. 26/2008 Long Thanh District 1 Nhon Trach District Thong Nhat District Cam My District trainee trainee trainee trainee Sub-Total 40 5 9 13 5,000,000 5,000,000 5,000,000 5,000,000 200,000,000 25,000,000 45,000,000 65,000,000 335,000,000

Additional budget for vocational training courses organizing when trainees finished training courses as stipulated in decision No. 26/2008 but do not gain full skilled yet Long Thanh District 2 Nhon Trach District Thong Nhat District Cam My District trainee trainee trainee trainee 40 5 9 13 3,000,000 3,000,000 3,000,000 3,000,000 120,000,000 15,000,000 27,000,000 39,000,000

Sub-Total 201,000,000 Daily allowance for trainees in Nhon Trach, Thong Nhat and Cam My Districts attending vocational trainings held in neighboring areas (one trainee receives allowance for 6 months) 3 Nhon Trach District Thong Nhat District Cam My District trainee trainee trainee Sub-Total Sub-Total of A B. Consultation on vocational trainings – occupation and job introduction 4 5 6 Organize job festival Establish bulletin-boards in 10 communes and one town Printing budget for job announcement Time board month Sub-Total of B 4 10 24 20,000,000 3,000,000 3,500,000 80,000,000 30,000,000 84,000,000 194,000,000 12 23 33 300,000 300,000 300,000 21,600,000 41,400,000 59,400,000 122,400,000 658,400,000

C. Activities for agricultural extension, technical trainings and visiting efficient enterprises i) Agricultural pilot models (There are 7 models and each model will be conducted by 5HHs in affected districts) 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 Raising meat cow Raising Indigenous chicken Raising super weighted duck Breeding pig farm Anabas fish culture on paddy field Raising frog Mushroom plantation (nam bao ngu) Sum Contingency for risks (additional seed, feed, medicine, feticide, chemical…) HH HH HH HH HH HH HH 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 17,120,000 31,540,000 45,020,000 68,180,000 22,500,000 38,900,000 81,200,000 85,600,000 157,700,000 225,100,000 340,900,000 112,500,000 194,500,000 406,000,000 1,522,300,000 76,115,000

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Sub-Total ii) Technical trainings and result dissemination Technical trainings for conducting 15 pilot models Model Study tours to visit success 16 models Time Services from Agriculture Extension Center to provide 17 technical support on livelihood models (7 experts within 24 month) Person Workshop for monitoring, evaluation and results dissemination of pilot models 18 workshop Sub-Total Sub-Total of C

1,598,415,000

7 7

8,000,000 10,000,000

56,000,000 70,000,000

7x24

600,000

100,800,000

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15,000,000

30,000,000 256,800,000 1,855,215,000

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D. Experience sharing and implementation of small business/service models Introduction and handover dry noodle production techniques Time 4 10,000,000 40,000,000 Model for motorbike repairing Model for seamstress Organize "Start your own business" course for HHs intend to change to business/services HH HH 4 4 30,000,000 30,000,000 120,000,000 120,000,000

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Time

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6,000,000

24,000,000 304,000,000

Sub-Total of D 23 E. IRP management and implementation Administration, accountant Month 24 Allowances for members of Board of Community Representative (11 members from affected communes working within 24 months) Person 11x24 Sub-Total of E TOTAL Contingency budget of 10% TOTAL BUDGET 8000000

192,000,000

24

400,000

105,600,000 297,600,000 3,309,215,000 330,921,500 3,640,136,500

IX.

IRP IMPLEMENTATION SCHEDULE

33. The IRP will be implemented for a period of 2 years. It should be noted that IRP planning activities have already started during the conduct of detailed measurement surveys. The households have been identified and the list of households may change depending on the final commitment of households to participate. The schedule provided below is designed for one production cycle to be implemented within 1 year. Evaluation of the pilot activities will be carried out on the 12 month and will again carry out another cycle of planning for the 2nd year depending on the success and limitation of the IRP. The TA Loan Consultants and Loan Supervision Consultants will assist in the continuous implementation of the IRP and will provide back-stop support as and when necessary. 12

Table 9

IRP Implementation Schedule

No. I 1 2 3

Activity Preparation Sign the MOUs with Vocational School, Farmer Association on implementation of IRP's activities Community consultation meetings with SAHs to re-identify number of trainees, HHs with agricultural models… Workshop to start-up the IRP, short training on implementing IRP's activities (Nhon Trach, Cam My, Long Thanh and Thong Nhat District in turn)

Year 1 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 1 2 3 4 5

Year 2 6 7 8 9 10 11 12

4 II 1 1.1

Technical trainings for HHs conducting agricultural models
IRP implementation Vocational trainings/consultations and job creating

Send APs to Vocational School, provide consultation on trainings, job creating; monitoring and evaluation

1.2 Job announcement and bulletin boards 1.3 Create linkages, sign MOU with local companies, factories, industrial zones to introduce trained people

1.4 Job festivals/send trained people to works 2 Small business/service pilot models, experience sharing

2.1 Organize course of "Start your own business" 2.2 Conduct small business/services models; monitoring and evaluation 3 Agricultural pilot models Conduct 7 pilot models for Nhon Trach, Cam My, Long Thanh and 3.1 Thong Nhat commune orderly 3.2 Study tours to visit sucessful production models 3.3 Workshop for lesson learnt, disemination of results III IRP Ending workshop

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X.

MONITORING AND EVALUATION

34. Internal Monitoring. The TA Loan consultants will hold a series of meetings with the participants and develop a set of monitoring indicators at the beginning of the IRP implementation. Monitoring forms will be developed accordingly. The District Responsible organizations (as mentioned above) and Community Representative Board together with the affected communes will prepare quarterly progress report on IRP implementation based on their respective coverage areas. Issues identified for immediate action will immediately be referred to the concerned office. Modifications in the program based on the progress and lessons learned in the course of IRP implementation and additional funds to cover additional activities and support to vulnerable households will be provided as and when necessary. VEC/SEPMU will carry out its own monitoring and submit progress reports to ADB. 35. External Monitoring. An External Monitoring Agency (EMA) had been hired by the VEC/SEPMU to monitor and evaluate the effectiveness of the IRP. This agency will develop a set of evaluation indicators for this purpose. EMA's monitoring reports will provide VEC/SEPMU time-bound action plan which will cover identification of problems, issues and recommended solutions, so that VEC/SEPMU, and IRP Team are informed about the ongoing situation, and can improve or resolve problems in timely manner. One year after the end of IRP implementation, a post project evaluation will be conducted to determine if whether the SAH had been restored to at least their pre-Project socio-economic conditions.

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APPENDIX 1 DETAILED WORK PLAN OF INCOME RESTORATION PROGRAM IN DONG NAI PROVINCE (FIRST 6 MONTHS)

1. Activities and responsible organizations/agencies In the first six months of totally 24 implementation months of the IRP, several activities including vocational trainings and agricultural pilot models will be carried out. Concerning these activities, different stakeholders including Long Thanh-Nhon Trach Vocational School (VS) and Farmer Associations (FAs) of Long Thanh, Nhon Trach, Cam My and Thong Nhat districts will be contracted. VS will responsible to conduct vocational training courses, job introduction and other small business extension for all affected districts in Dong Nai province meanwhile FA of each districts will take part in developing agriculture models for its district. To fulfill the activities, different steps will be conducted in coming weeks, such as: (i) community consultation meetings with SAVHs to re-identify their needs and desires in vocational training; (ii) working with Farmer Associations and Community Representative Boards (CRB) to select HHs running the pilot models of agricultural extension; (iii) organizing short training course and workshop to facilitate stakeholders, etc. 2. Districts to conduct IRP and schedule In the first six month of the IRP, Nhon Trach and Cam My districts are selected to proceed with the activities since Nhon Trach is accomplished for either DMS or compensation while Cam My is going to the last stage of compensation and land acquisition. In Long Thanh and Thong Nhat detailed measurement survey has not been completed yet. On the other hand, compensation documents of many APs in Long Thanh are being examined the origin of land source, a very important step in finalizing the compensation documents. Base on the result of examining, SAPs will be identified as beneficiaries of the IRP. The situation is similar in Thong Nhat district. As the result, IRP implementation in Long Thanh and Thong Nhat districts will be undertaken in the following six months or following year of the Plan. Table 1 summaries different activities, schedule and responsible agencies of the IRP in Nhon Trach and Cam My districts of Dong Nai within the first six months of the implementation.

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Table 1.

Implementation Schedule of IRP activities
Activities Schedule (for first six months)
Dec Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun

- Re-identify no. of HHs with needs on vocational trainings - Select HHs to conduct pilot models of agriculture Workshop/ Short training on implementation of IRP’s activities - Send people to Vocational School, administration and evaluation - Prepare job announcement and bulletinboards - Technical trainings for HHs conducting agricultural models - Start-up the agricultural models - Start-up small business/service pilot models - Handover IRP activities, documents to Supervision Consultants (transition stage) Note: For Nhon Trach District For Cam My District

Responsible Agency SEPMU, Phuoc Thien PC FA, CRB, SEPMU FA, CRB, SEPMU VS, SEPMU VS, SEPMU FA, SEPMU, Others FA, SEPMU, VS, SEPMU VS, SEPMU, SC

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APPENDIX 2 BUDGET AND FUND TO CONDUCT ACTIVITIES OF THE IRP (FIRST SIX MONTHS) 1. Budget According to the places and activities of the IRP to be carried out in the first 6 months, budget will be divided into two items including budget for vocational trainings/job creating and budget for running agricultural models. 1.1 Fund for vocational trainings/job creating and small business/service pilot models Fund for vocational trainings/job creating will be disbursed to the Long Thanh-Nhon Trach Vocational School depending on the activities to be conducted in the first six months. Total budget for these programs in all affected districts of Dong Nai province is 1,351,240 thousand VND (equivalent to 75,000 USD). In the first six months, Nhon Trach and Cam My districts will be selected to execute the IRP. Therefore, budget to implement different trainings, consultations, job creating and small business models for the two districts is broken down as following table. Following table 2, total budget of 396,990,000 VND (22,000 USD) will be disbursed to the Long Thanh – Nhon Trach Vocational School twice. Upon the approval of ADB on the final IRP (by the end of November, 2009), 50% of the budget (198,495,000 VND or 11,000 USD) will be transferred to the account of VS as start-up fund for running above activities. After three months of the implementation, remaining money (50%) is required to disburse to VS’s account for continuing the program. Financial reports (with support documents) will be issued two times: after 3 months (March, 2010) and at the last month of the implementation (June, 2010). Table 2. Budget for vocational trainings/job creating, consultation and small business/service models (Nhon Trach and Cam My districts)
No. A. I 1 Activity Unit Quant. Price Total amount

Budget for vocational trainings, consultations and job introduction Organization of vocational training courses Budget to organize vocational training courses which are not included in the ones organized by local government as specified in decision No. 26/2008 Nhon Trach District Cam My District trainee trainee 5 13 5,000,000 5,000,000 25,000,000 65,000,000

Sum of 1 90,000,000 Additional budget for vocational training courses organization when trainees finished training courses as stipulated in decision No. 26/2008 but do not gain full skilled yet 2 Nhon Trach District Cam My District Sum of 2 trainee trainee 5 13 3,000,000 3,000,000 15,000,000 39,000,000 54,000,000

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Additional daily allowance for trainees in Nhon Trach, Thong Nhat and Cam My Districts when attending vocational training courses held in neighboring areas (one trainee receives allowance for 6 months) Nhon Trach District Cam My District Sum of 3 Sub-total of I (1+2+3) trainee trainee 12 33 300,000 300,000 21,600,000 59,400,000 122,400,000 266,400,000

II 1 2

Provide consultation on vocational trainings and job creating Establish bulletin-boards in 10 communes and one town Printing budget for job announcement Sub-total of II (1+2+3) Administration and Management Administration and Accountant Sub-total of III (1) Total (I+II+III) month 6 2,000,000 12,000,000 12,000,000 294,900,000 29,490,000 324,390,000 Board month 2 3 3,000,000 3,500,000 6,000,000 10,500,000 16,500,000

III 1

IV

Contingency 10% Total of A (I+II+III+IV)

B. I 2 3 II 1

Handover, experience sharing and pilot small business/service models Small business/service models (for Cam My only) Model for motorbike repairing Model for seamstress Sub-total of I Administration and Management Administration and Accountant Sub-total of II Total (I+II) month 6 1,000,000 6,000,000 6,000,000 66,000,000 6,600,000 72,600,000 396,990,000 model model 1 1 30,000,000 30,000,000 30,000,000 30,000,000 60,000,000

III

Contingency budget (10%) Total of B (I+II+III) Total budget for both programs (A+B):

1.2 Fund for running agricultural pilot models a. Nhon Trach District Budget for Nhon Trach district is mostly used for conducting agricultural pilot models. Since only Phuoc Thien commune of Nhon Trach district with about 28 severely affected and vulnerable households, five models will be applied to rehabilitate livelihood for local people. Other technical trainings, study-tours for SAVHs in Nhon Trach will be carried out concurrently with Long Thanh district. Total budget for executing agricultural models within 6 months is 187,037,400 VND (10,300USD). These activities are expected to finish by the end of the 6th month of the plan (June, 2010) including transitional month to supervision consultants.

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After the final IRP is approved by ADB, 50% of the budget (93,518,700 VND or 5,150 USD) will be disbursed to the account of Nhon Trach Farmer Association for start-up fund. Two months later, remaining money will be sent to Nhon Trach FA’s account for conducting the rest activities. As above, financial reports (with support documents) will be issued to ADB into two times: after 3 months (March, 2010) and at the last month of the implementation (June, 2010) for both Nhon Trach and Cam My districts. Table 3 and 4 show a breakdown of expenditures for running agricultural pilot models in Nhon Trach and Cam My within the first six months. Table 3.
No. I 1 2 3 4 5 6 7

Budget for conducting agricultural models in Nhon Trach District
Activity Unit Quant. Price Total amount

Agricultural Pilot Models Raising meat cow Raising Indigenous chicken Raising super weighted duck Breeding pig farm Anabas fish culture on paddy field Raising frog Mushroom plantation (nam bao ngu) Sum Contingency for risks (additional seed, feed, medicine, feticide, chemical…) Sub-total of I Technical trainings and result dissemination (Organized together with Long Thanh District) Administration and Management Administration and Accountant Allowances for members of Board of Community Representative (1 members in 6 months) Sub-total of III Total (I+II+III) month 6 800,000 4,800,000 model model model model model model model 1 1 1 0 1 1 0 17,120,000 31,540,000 45,020,000 0 22,500,000 38,900,000 0 17,120,000 31,540,000 45,020,000 0 22,500,000 38,900,000 0 155,080,000 7,754,000 162,834,000 0

II III 1

2

person

1x6

400,000

2,400,000 7,200,000 170,034,000 17,003,400 187,037,400

IV

Contingency (10%) Total budget for Nhon Trach District (I+II+III+IV)

b. Cam My District Similarly to Nhon Trach, there is also one commune of Song Nhan in Cam My district with affected households (public land is affected in other commune), all agricultural extension activities under the project are focus to rehabilitate livelihood for SAPs in Song Nhan. There are over 100 SAVHs in Cam My district will be beneficiaries of the IRP with 10 agricultural models.

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Total budget for Cam My district in 24 months of the IRP is 604,678,800 VND (33,600 USD). However, within the first six months, some models will be selected to conduct depending on the weather and local conditions. As the result, amount of 340,843,800 VND (18,900 USD) will be used from this stage. Pilot models for Cam My district will be started one month later than those in Nhon Trach district, therefore 50% of the amount (170,421,900 VND or 9,467 USD) will be transferred to Cam My Farmer Association by February, 2010. Remaining money will be disbursed later (in the next six months) according to models to be executed. Table 4.
No. I 1 2 3 4 5 6 7

Budget for conducting agricultural models in Cam My District
Activity Unit Quant. Price Total amount

Agricultural Pilot Models Raising meat cow Raising Indigenous chicken Raising super weighted duck Breeding pig farm Anabas fish culture on paddy field Raising frog Mushroom plantation (nam bao ngu) Sum Contingency for risks (additional seed, feed, medicine, feticide, chemical…) Sub-total of I Technical trainings and result dissemination (Organized together with Long Thanh District) Administration and Management Administration and Accountant Allowances for members of Board of Community Representative (two members in 6 months) Sub-total of III Total (I+II+III) month 6 1,500,000 9,000,000 model model model model model model model 1 1 1 1 0 1 1 17,120,000 31,540,000 45,020,000 68,180,000 22,500,000 38,900,000 81,200,000 17,120,000 31,540,000 45,020,000 68,180,000 0 38,900,000 81,200,000 281,960,000 14,098,000 296,058,000 0

II III 1

2

person

2x6

400,000

4,800,000 13,800,000 309,858,000 30,985,800 340,843,800

IV

Contingency (10%) Total budget for Cam My District (I+II+III+IV)

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APPENDIX 3 (Memorandum of Understanding between SEPMU/VEC and responsible organizations/agencies in Dong Nai to conduct the IRP)

Memorandum of Understanding
Between Southern Expressway Project Management Unit (SEPMU, under Vietnam Expressway Corporation (VEC)) And Long Thanh – Nhon Trach Vocational School Regarding The implementation of vocational training and job introduction activities for Severely Affected and Vulnerable Households (SAVHs) of HLD Project in the areas of districts: Long Thanh, Nhon Trach, Thong Nhat and Cam My in Dong Nai Province (within HLD IRP for Dong Nai). Base on the needs for cooperation between Southern Expressway Project Management Unit (SEPMU, under Vietnam Expressway Corporation (VEC)) and Long Thanh – Nhon Trach Vocational School, (hereinafter refer as Parties) to implement the IRP for SAVHs in Dong Nai province. We are under signing and having full legal ability to be responsible for our actions ourselves: Southern Expressway Project Management Unit (SEPMU) 187 – 189 Dinh Bo Linh, Binh Thanh Dist., HCMC Representative: Mr. Le Manh Hung – Director Tel: 08-258-8178 Hereinafter refers as SEPMU And Long Thanh – Nhon Trach Vocational School Phuoc Hai Zone, Long Thanh Town, Long Thanh Dist., Dong Nai Province Representative: Mr. Le Anh Duc, Principal Tel: 0613 844237 Hereinafter refers as TCN

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After discussions, both Parties agreed to sign the MOU as below: 1. Purpose
o

SEPMU (with the assistance and representative of IRP Consultant) cooperate with TCN to implement the vocational training and job introduction activities for SAVHs of HLD Project in the areas of Long Thanh, Nhon Trach, Thong Nhat, and Cam My Districts (within the IRP for Dong Nai).

2. Working agreement 2.1 Background Organize vocational trainings as need/ desire of SAVH’s members; Establish and maintain linkages with the management of construction projects; commercial, industrial and institutional establishments within the Province with the intention of identifying their manpower requirements (i.e. number, qualification, schedule of deployment, etc.) and securing agreements (quota for hiring) for deployment of qualified SAH members to fill job vacancies; Establish a program to provide information to the affected communes on the availability of jobs through posting of job vacancies in the commune offices and through commune's local radio; Conduct job fairs and providing job consultation.

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2.2 Responsibilities of Parties A.

SEPMU will: Prepare detailed cost estimated for TCN in order that TCN can disburse for the job and vocational training activities of SAVHs on time (about 650 mil. VND for vocational trainings and about 190 mil. VND for job consultation and introduction). The Annex 1 of this MOU is cost estimated of these activities; Transfer money timely (will be mentioned in the cooperation contract); Create the database of interested affected households to reflect qualifications, job experience, skills and desired occupation; Manage and monitor the organizations of trainings, workshops, ending and evaluation workshop for vocational trainings, job introductions in the scope of Dong Nai IRP; Receive and assist TCN to resolve the comments, feedback from SAVHs about the vocational trainings, workshops,…; Popularize and promote other cooperation activities (if any).

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B.

TCN will: Implement the vocational training for SAVHs of HLD project in Long Thanh, Nhon Trach, Thong Nhat and Cam My districts; Disburse budget in a planned way (as Annex 1, the guideline of SEPMU Consultant); Store and maintain accounting documents for auditing; Closed monitor the training activities of SAVH’s members and report to SEPMU timely; Establish and maintain linkages with the management of construction projects; commercial, industrial and institutional establishments within the Province with the intention of identifying their manpower requirements (i.e. number, qualification, schedule of deployment, etc.) and securing agreements (quota for hiring) for deployment of qualified SAH members to fill job vacancies; Establish a program to provide information to the affected communes on the availability of jobs through posting of job vacancies in the commune offices and through commune's local radio (with the assistance of SEPMU Consultant); Coordinate with SEPMU Consultant to conduct job fairs and providing job consultation for SAVHs.

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3. General agreement:
o

This MOU is the basic requirement in order that the Project Donor, ADB, approves the mechanism to implement the IRP; This MOU will be replaced by a cooperation contract between both Parties after the official approval of IRP.

o

This contract will be made into 02 Vietnamese copies, each party keeps 01 copy with the same legal value. Dong Nai, 19/11/ 2009 FOR SEPMU (Signed and Sealed) FOR TCN (Signed and Sealed) Le Anh Duc FOR HLD PROJECT TA CONSULTANT (Signed) Vu Ngoc Long (International Resettlement Consultant)

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Memorandum of Understanding

Between Southern Expressway Project Management Unit (SEPMU, under Vietnam Expressway Corporation (VEC)) And Long Thanh – Nhon Trach Vocational School Regarding The implementation of technical advices and pilot models on small-scale business for Severely Affected and Vulnerable Households (SAVHs) of HLD Project in the areas of districts: Long Thanh, Nhon Trach, Thong Nhat and Cam My in Dong Nai Province (within HLD IRP for Dong Nai). Base on the needs for cooperation between Southern Expressway Project Management Unit (SEPMU, under Vietnam Expressway Corporation (VEC)) and Long Thanh – Nhon Trach Vocational School, (hereinafter refer as Parties) to implement the IRP for SAVHs in Dong Nai province. We are under signing and having full legal ability to be responsible for our actions ourselves: Southern Expressway Project Management Unit (SEPMU) 187 – 189 Dinh Bo Linh, Binh Thanh Dist., HCMC Representative: Mr. Le Manh Hung – Director Tel: 08-258-8178 Hereinafter refers as SEPMU And Long Thanh – Nhon Trach Vocational School Phuoc Hai Zone, Long Thanh Town, Long Thanh Dist., Dong Nai Province Representative: Mr. Le Anh Duc, Principal Tel: 0613 844237 Hereinafter refers as TCN

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After discussions, both Parties agreed to sign the MOU as below: 1. Purpose
o

SEPMU (with the assistance and representative of IRP Consultant) cooperate with TCN to implement the technical advices and pilot models on small-scale business for SAVHs of HLD Project in the areas of Long Thanh, Nhon Trach, Thong Nhat, and Cam My Districts (within the IRP for Dong Nai).

2. Working agreement 2.2 2.1 Background Provide advice and conduct specific training courses on entrepreneurship. Households will be made aware of what to look into such as the right products, market situation, competition, amount of investments and potential profit, and risks involved; Establish and maintain linkages with the management of construction projects; commercial, industrial and institutional establishments within the Province with the intention of identifying their manpower requirements (i.e. number, qualification, schedule of deployment, etc.) and securing agreements (quota for hiring) for deployment of qualified SAH members to fill job vacancies.

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2.2 Responsibilities of Parties A. SEPMU

Prepare detailed cost estimated for TCN in order that TCN can disburse for the technical advices and pilot models on small-scale business of SAVHs on time (about 280 mil. VND). The Annex 1 of this MOU is cost estimated of these activities; Transfer money timely (will be mentioned in the cooperation contract); Manage and monitor the organizations of trainings, workshops, ending and evaluation workshop for technical advices and pilot models on small-scale business in the scope of Dong Nai IRP; Receive and assist TCN to resolve the comments, feedback from SAVHs about the trainings, workshops,…; Popularize and promote other cooperation activities (if any).

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B. TCN
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Implement the technical advices and pilot models on small-scale business for SAVHs of HLD project in Long Thanh, Nhon Trach, Thong Nhat and Cam My districts; Disburse budget in a planned way (as Annex 1, the guideline of SEPMU Consultant); Store and maintain accounting documents for auditing;

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Coordinate with SEPMU Consultant to conduct job fairs and providing job consultation for SAVHs;

3. General agreement:
o

This MOU is the basic requirement in order that the Project Donor, ADB, approves the mechanism to implement the IRP; This MOU will be replaced by a cooperation contract between both Parties after the official approval of IRP.

o

This contract will be made into 02 Vietnamese copies, each party keeps 01 copy with the same legal value. Dong Nai, 20/11/ 2009 FOR SEPMU (Signed and Sealed) FOR TCN (Signed and Sealed) Le Anh Duc FOR HLD PROJECT TA CONSULTANT (Signed) Vu Ngoc Long (International Resettlement Consultant)

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Memorandum of Understanding

Between Southern Expressway Project Management Unit (SEPMU, under Vietnam Expressway Corporation (VEC)) And Nhon Trach Farmer Association Regarding The implementation of agriculture extension activities for Severely Affected and Vulnerable Households (SAVHs) of HLD Project in Nhon Trach district, Dong Nai Province (within HLD IRP for Dong Nai). Base on the needs for cooperation between Southern Expressway Project Management Unit (SEPMU, under Vietnam Expressway Corporation (VEC)) and Nhon Trach Farmer Association, (hereinafter refer as Parties) to implement the IRP for SAVHs in Dong Nai province. We are under signing and having full legal ability to be responsible for our actions ourselves: Southern Expressway Project Management Unit (SEPMU) 187 – 189 Dinh Bo Linh, Binh Thanh Dist., HCMC Representative: Mr. Le Manh Hung – Director Tel: 08-258-8178 Hereinafter refers as SEPMU And Nhon Trach Farmer Association Phu Hoi Commune, Nhon Trach Dist., Dong Nai Province Representative: , President Tel: Hereinafter refers as HNDNT

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After discussions, both Parties agreed to sign the MOU as below: 1. Purpose
o

SEPMU (with the assistance and representative of IRP Consultant) cooperate with HNDNT to implement the agriculture extension activities for SAVHs of HLD Project in Nhon Trach district (within the IRP for Dong Nai).

2. Working agreement 2.3 Background Organize the technical workshops related to agriculture extension for pilot SAVHs. Households selected will be subject to trainings and will also be required to share experiences and train other affected households as well; Implement agriculture pilot models for SAVHs (designed with the assistance of the concerned Farmers' Associations, Women's Unions, Agricultural Extension Centers and affected households) such as Cow-raising, pig-breeding, frog-raising, duck-raising, raising local variety chicken, raising anabas fish on paddy field and raising mushroom; Organize study tours for SAVH’s members who will visit other livelihood models within or outside Dong Nai Province as part of their training. They will also be made aware of the risks involved, for example, disease or death of animals due to lack of or increase in production inputs; or sudden drop in prices at the time of marketing and how these risks can be avoided or mitigated; Provide continuous support through technical training courses, and close monitoring of pilot projects to allow timely resolution of constraints and problems encountered during implementation.

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2.2 Responsibilities of Parties B.

SEPMU will: Prepare detailed cost estimated for HNDNT in order that HNDNT can disburse for the agriculture extension activities of SAVHs on time. The Annex 1 of this MOU is cost estimated of these activities; Transfer money timely (will be mentioned in the cooperation contract); Manage and monitor the organizations of trainings, workshops, ending and evaluation workshop for agriculture extension activities in the scope of Dong Nai IRP; Receive and assist HNDNT to resolve the comments, feedback from SAVHs about the agriculture extension activities; Popularize and promote other cooperation activities (if any).

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B.

HNDNT will: Implement the agriculture extension activities for SAVHs of HLD project in Nhon Trach district; Disburse budget in a planned way (as Annex 1, the guideline of SEPMU Consultant); Store and maintain accounting documents for auditing; Provide technical advices for SAVHs; Conduct study tours about success agriculture models for SAVHs.

• • • •

3. General agreement:
o

This MOU is the basic requirement in order that the Project Donor, ADB, approves the mechanism to implement the IRP; This MOU will be replaced by a cooperation contract between both Parties after the official approval of IRP.

o

This contract will be made into 02 Vietnamese copies, each party keeps 01 copy with the same legal value. Dong Nai, /11/ 2009 FOR SEPMU FOR HNDNT

FOR HLD PROJECT TA CONSULTANT

Vu Ngoc Long (International Resettlement Consultant)

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Memorandum of Understanding

Between Southern Expressway Project Management Unit (SEPMU, under Vietnam Expressway Corporation (VEC)) And Cam My Farmer Association Regarding The implementation of agriculture extension activities for Severely Affected and Vulnerable Households (SAVHs) of HLD Project in Cam My district, Dong Nai Province (within HLD IRP for Dong Nai). Base on the needs for cooperation between Southern Expressway Project Management Unit (SEPMU, under Vietnam Expressway Corporation (VEC)) and Cam My Farmer Association, (hereinafter refer as Parties) to implement the IRP for SAVHs in Dong Nai province. We are under signing and having full legal ability to be responsible for our actions ourselves: Southern Expressway Project Management Unit (SEPMU) 187 – 189 Dinh Bo Linh, Binh Thanh Dist., HCMC Representative: Mr. Le Manh Hung – Director Tel: 08-258-8178 Hereinafter refers as SEPMU And Cam My Farmer Association Suoi Ca Village, Long Giao Commune, Cam My Dist., Dong Nai Province Representative: Mrs. Phung Thi Thanh Tu, President Tel: 0613 878613 Hereinafter refers as HNDCM

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After discussions, both Parties agreed to sign the MOU as below: 1. Purpose
o

SEPMU (with the assistance and representative of IRP Consultant) cooperate with HNDCM to implement the agriculture extension activities for SAVHs of HLD Project in Cam My district (within the IRP for Dong Nai).

2. Working agreement 2.4 Background Organize the technical workshops related to agriculture extension for pilot SAVHs. Households selected will be subject to trainings and will also be required to share experiences and train other affected households as well; Implement agriculture pilot models for SAVHs (designed with the assistance of the concerned Farmers' Associations, Women's Unions, Agricultural Extension Centers and affected households) such as Cow-raising, pig-breeding, frog-raising, duck-raising, raising local variety chicken, raising anabas fish on paddy field and raising mushroom; Organize study tours for SAVH’s members who will visit other livelihood models within or outside Dong Nai Province as part of their training. They will also be made aware of the risks involved, for example, disease or death of animals due to lack of or increase in production inputs; or sudden drop in prices at the time of marketing and how these risks can be avoided or mitigated; Provide continuous support through technical training courses, and close monitoring of pilot projects to allow timely resolution of constraints and problems encountered during implementation.

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2.2 Responsibilities of Parties C.

SEPMU will: Prepare detailed cost estimated for HNDCM in order that HNDCM can disburse for the agriculture extension activities of SAVHs on time. The Annex 1 of this MOU is cost estimated of these activities; Transfer money timely (will be mentioned in the cooperation contract); Manage and monitor the organizations of trainings, workshops, ending and evaluation workshop for agriculture extension activities in the scope of Dong Nai IRP; Receive and assist HNDCM to resolve the comments, feedback from SAVHs about the agriculture extension activities; Popularize and promote other cooperation activities (if any).

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B.

HNDCM will: Implement the agriculture extension activities for SAVHs of HLD project in Cam My district; Disburse budget in a planned way (as Annex 1, the guideline of SEPMU Consultant); Store and maintain accounting documents for auditing; Provide technical advices for SAVHs; Conduct study tours about success agriculture models for SAVHs.

• • • •

3. General agreement:
o

This MOU is the basic requirement in order that the Project Donor, ADB, approves the mechanism to implement the IRP; This MOU will be replaced by a cooperation contract between both Parties after the official approval of IRP.

o

This contract will be made into 02 Vietnamese copies, each party keeps 01 copy with the same legal value. Dong Nai, 20/11/ 2009 FOR SEPMU (Signed and Sealed) FOR HNDLT (Signed and Sealed) Phung Thi Thanh Tu

FOR HLD PROJECT TA CONSULTANT (Signed) Vu Ngoc Long (International Resettlement Consultant)

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Memorandum of Understanding

Between Southern Expressway Project Management Unit (SEPMU, under Vietnam Expressway Corporation (VEC)) And Long Thanh Farmer Association Regarding The implementation of agriculture extension activities for Severely Affected and Vulnerable Households (SAVHs) of HLD Project in Long Thanh district, Dong Nai Province (within HLD IRP for Dong Nai). Base on the needs for cooperation between Southern Expressway Project Management Unit (SEPMU, under Vietnam Expressway Corporation (VEC)) and Long Thanh Farmer Association, (hereinafter refer as Parties) to implement the IRP for SAVHs in Dong Nai province. We are under signing and having full legal ability to be responsible for our actions ourselves: Southern Expressway Project Management Unit (SEPMU) 187 – 189 Dinh Bo Linh, Binh Thanh Dist., HCMC Representative: Mr. Le Manh Hung – Director Tel: 08-258-8178 Hereinafter refers as SEPMU And Long Thanh Farmer Association Phuoc Hai Zone, Long Thanh Town, Long Thanh Dist., Dong Nai Province Representative: Mr. Nguyen Van Ngau, President Tel: 0613 844264 Hereinafter refers as HNDLT

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After discussions, both Parties agreed to sign the MOU as below: 1. Purpose
o

SEPMU (with the assistance and representative of IRP Consultant) cooperate with HNDLT to implement the agriculture extension activities for SAVHs of HLD Project in Long Thanh district (within the IRP for Dong Nai).

2. Working agreement 2.5 Background Organize the technical workshops related to agriculture extension for pilot SAVHs. Households selected will be subject to trainings and will also be required to share experiences and train other affected households as well; Implement agriculture pilot models for SAVHs (designed with the assistance of the concerned Farmers' Associations, Women's Unions, Agricultural Extension Centers and affected households) such as Cow-raising, pig-breeding, frog-raising, duck-raising, raising local variety chicken, raising anabas fish on paddy field and raising mushroom; Organize study tours for SAVH’s members who will visit other livelihood models within or outside Dong Nai Province as part of their training. They will also be made aware of the risks involved, for example, disease or death of animals due to lack of or increase in production inputs; or sudden drop in prices at the time of marketing and how these risks can be avoided or mitigated; Provide continuous support through technical training courses, and close monitoring of pilot projects to allow timely resolution of constraints and problems encountered during implementation.

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2.2 Responsibilities of Parties D.

SEPMU will: Prepare detailed cost estimated for HNDLT in order that HNDLT can disburse for the agriculture extension activities of SAVHs on time. The Annex 1 of this MOU is cost estimated of these activities; Transfer money timely (will be mentioned in the cooperation contract); Manage and monitor the organizations of trainings, workshops, ending and evaluation workshop for agriculture extension activities in the scope of Dong Nai IRP; Receive and assist HNDLT to resolve the comments, feedback from SAVHs about the agriculture extension activities; Popularize and promote other cooperation activities (if any).

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B.

HNDLT will: Implement the agriculture extension activities for SAVHs of HLD project in Long Thanh district; Disburse budget in a planned way (as Annex 1, the guideline of SEPMU Consultant); Store and maintain accounting documents for auditing; Provide technical advices for SAVHs; Conduct study tours about success agriculture models for SAVHs.

• • • •

3. General agreement:
o

This MOU is the basic requirement in order that the Project Donor, ADB, approves the mechanism to implement the IRP; This MOU will be replaced by a cooperation contract between both Parties after the official approval of IRP.

o

This contract will be made into 02 Vietnamese copies, each party keeps 01 copy with the same legal value. Dong Nai, 20/11/ 2009 FOR SEPMU (Signed and Sealed) FOR HNDLT (Signed and Sealed) Nguyen Van Ngau

FOR HLD PROJECT TA CONSULTANT (Signed) Vu Ngoc Long (International Resettlement Consultant)

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Memorandum of Understanding

Between Southern Expressway Project Management Unit (SEPMU, under Vietnam Expressway Corporation (VEC)) And Thong Nhat Farmer Association Regarding The implementation of agriculture extension activities for Severely Affected and Vulnerable Households (SAVHs) of HLD Project in Thong Nhat district, Dong Nai Province (within HLD IRP for Dong Nai). Base on the needs for cooperation between Southern Expressway Project Management Unit (SEPMU, under Vietnam Expressway Corporation (VEC)) and Thong Nhat Farmer Association, (hereinafter refer as Parties) to implement the IRP for SAVHs in Dong Nai province. We are under signing and having full legal ability to be responsible for our actions ourselves: Southern Expressway Project Management Unit (SEPMU) 187 – 189 Dinh Bo Linh, Binh Thanh Dist., HCMC Representative: Mr. Le Manh Hung – Director Tel: 08-258-8178 Hereinafter refers as SEPMU And Thong Nhat Farmer Association Hung Loc Commune, Thong Nhat Dist., Dong Nai Province Representative: Mr. Vo Ta Mau, President Tel: 0613 771176 Hereinafter refers as HNDTN

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After discussions, both Parties agreed to sign the MOU as below: 1. Purpose
o

SEPMU (with the assistance and representative of IRP Consultant) cooperate with HNDTN to implement the agriculture extension activities for SAVHs of HLD Project in Thong Nhat district (within the IRP for Dong Nai).

2. Working agreement 2.6 Background Organize the technical workshops related to agriculture extension for pilot SAVHs. Households selected will be subject to trainings and will also be required to share experiences and train other affected households as well; Implement agriculture pilot models for SAVHs (designed with the assistance of the concerned Farmers' Associations, Women's Unions, Agricultural Extension Centers and affected households) such as Cow-raising, pig-breeding, frog-raising, duck-raising, raising local variety chicken, raising anabas fish on paddy field and raising mushroom; Organize study tours for SAVH’s members who will visit other livelihood models within or outside Dong Nai Province as part of their training. They will also be made aware of the risks involved, for example, disease or death of animals due to lack of or increase in production inputs; or sudden drop in prices at the time of marketing and how these risks can be avoided or mitigated; Provide continuous support through technical training courses, and close monitoring of pilot projects to allow timely resolution of constraints and problems encountered during implementation.

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2.2 Responsibilities of Parties E.

SEPMU will: Prepare detailed cost estimated for HNDTN in order that HNDTN can disburse for the agriculture extension activities of SAVHs on time. The Annex 1 of this MOU is cost estimated of these activities; Transfer money timely (will be mentioned in the cooperation contract); Manage and monitor the organizations of trainings, workshops, ending and evaluation workshop for agriculture extension activities in the scope of Dong Nai IRP; Receive and assist HNDTN to resolve the comments, feedback from SAVHs about the agriculture extension activities; Popularize and promote other cooperation activities (if any).

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B.

HNDTN will: Implement the agriculture extension activities for SAVHs of HLD project in Thong Nhat district; Disburse budget in a planned way (as Annex 1, the guideline of SEPMU Consultant); Store and maintain accounting documents for auditing; Provide technical advices for SAVHs; Conduct study tours about success agriculture models for SAVHs.

• • • •

3. General agreement:
o

This MOU is the basic requirement in order that the Project Donor, ADB, approves the mechanism to implement the IRP; This MOU will be replaced by a cooperation contract between both Parties after the official approval of IRP.

o

This contract will be made into 02 Vietnamese copies, each party keeps 01 copy with the same legal value. Dong Nai, 20/11/ 2009 FOR SEPMU (Signed and sealed) FOR HNDTN (Signed and sealed) Vo Ta Mau

FOR HLD PROJECT TA CONSULTANT (Signed)

Vu Ngoc Long (International Resettlement Consultant)

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