ADB/ Poverty Reduction Cooperation Fund   |   2005
Type: Research Report
Topic: Health
Country: Vietnam
Increasing evidence of the rapid deterioration of air quality and the associated potential health impacts on poor populations in Asian cities prompted the Clean Air Initiative for Asian Cities (CAI-Asia) secretariat of the Asian Development Bank (ADB) to develop a project concept on air pollution, poverty, and health effects in July 2004. The Vice President (Operations 1) approved the concept clearance request on 25 October 2004. The Fact-Finding Mission was held in Ho Chi Minh City (HCMC) and Hanoi during 1-4 February 2005. The potential partners of the technical assistance (TA)—Health Effect Institute (HEI), Norwegian Institute for Air Research (NILU), East West Center (EWC), and United States—Asia Environmental Partnership (US–AEP)—also took part in the Mission. The People’s Committee of HCMC signed a memorandum of understanding covering the impact, outcome, outputs, implementation arrangements, cost, and financing arrangements of the TA on 30 June 2005.