Preparation of a Proposal on Viet Nam: City Development Strategy for Thanh Hoa City in a Regional Development Context

Project

At-a-Glance

Approval Date
Actual Completion Date
Proposal Focus
1471
Core Focus
Secondary Cities
Country Type
Vietnam
Lesson Learned for Cities Alliance Members and Partners
Lessons learned is under review and it is uploaded under the Evaluation Report section.

Detail

Summary
Thanh Hoa City is a political, capital and economic hub of the largest Thanh Hoa Province. The city is proposed to be a part of new development triangle between Thanh Hoa City-Nghi Son – Sam Neua (Lao PDR) – Hanoi. Thanh Hoa province is striving to hasten the pace of growth and development within larger national and international context in the South-East Asia and the Greater Mekong Sub-Region. Given the large size of the province, fast economic growth of Thanh Hoa City and limited relevant information available on development issues, the Thanh Hoa City and provincial governments needs assistance in the preparation of a proposal seeking funding to develop a strategy for the city. The purpose of this activity is to prepare a grant proposal for submission to the Cities Alliance for development the “City Development Strategy for Thanh Hoa City in a Regional Development Context.”
Objectives
The objective of the proposed activity is to prepare a grant proposal for submission to Cities Alliance for developing the “City Development Strategy for Thanh Hoa City in a Regional Development Context”. The proposal will directly address the issues of urban and regional development in the economically lagging Thanh Hoa City and Province. The CDS is expected to help define the key development thrusts and strategic options for socio-economic and infrastructure development of Thanh Hoa City within its provincial, national and international (regional) setting.
Activities
1) Conducting consultations with key government agencies and stakeholders on the vital urban and regional development issues of Thanh Hoa City and Province 2) Providing a brief overview of the urban and regional development issues and their magnitude in Thanh Hoa City and Province, and the lessons learned from past/current development initiatives 3) Holding consultations with international development agencies and donors to coordinate activities and build partnerships 4) Developing a CDS grant proposal for CA funding 5) Drafting the necessary TORs.
Expected Impacts and Results
The impact of the activity is increased awareness among local stakeholders in Thanh Hoa, international financial institutions and donor agencies on the urban development and related issues in Thanh Hoa City and Province and broad consensus on Thanh Hoa’s future development. Importance of sustainable urban development was recognized by the national, provincial and city partners. The project was successful in building a constituency in support of City Development Strategy.