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|PDS Creation Date||28 Nov 2006|
|PDS Updated as of||31 Jul 2008|
|Project Name||Small Towns Water Supply and Sanitation|
Lao People's Democratic Republic
|Geographical Location||Small towns nationwide and the periurban areas of Vientiane|
|In preparing any country program or strategy, financing any project, or by making any designation of, or reference to, a particular territory or geographic area in this document, the Asian Development Bank does not intend to make any judgments as to the legal or other status of any territory or area.|
|Sector and/or Subsector Classification||Water supply and other municipal infrastructure and services
/ Water Supply and Sanitation
|Gender Mainstreaming Categories||–|
|Type/Modality of Assistance||Approval Number||Source of Funding||Approved Amount (thousand)|
|Loan||1710||Asian Development Fund||20,000|
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IEEs carried out for the Phase I subprojects show that no full environmental impact assessments are required. The provision of piped water supply and improved sanitation in the subproject towns will have an overall beneficial environmental impact.
The provision of a safe reliable water supply to the subproject areas will bring significant benefits to the intended beneficiaries, particularly the poor and women. The time saved from collecting water and firewood and boiling water sill benefit women and girls, who are the main water collectors.
|During Project Design
|During Project Implementation
|The objectives of the Project are to help (i) establish a regulatory framework for the urban water supply sector, (ii) develop sustainable operational frameworks for the decentralized management of water supply, (iii) building capacity in provincial water supply organizations, (iv) implement water supply and sanitation systems in about 12 of the highest priority small towns in the sector investment plan, and (v) expand the water supply distribution system and sanitation facilities for Vientiane. The Project has four parts: Part A - community awareness and participation program (CAPP); Part B - improved water supply and sanitation in small towns; Part C - Vientiane water supply system expansion and sanitation; and Part D - implementation assistance and capacity building.|
|A reasonable quality of life is currently unattainable for many of the people in the target small towns communities and the periurban areas of Vientiane. Attempts to improve the people's status and health are continually impeded by having to spend considerable time, energy, and financial resources acquiring their daily water needs. This is especially true for women and children, the traditional carriers of water. Currently, these communities are using shallow wells or purchasing water at high prices from vendors. Further, a lack of basic infrastructure such as water supply is constraining the economic development of these small towns and periurban areas of Vientiane. Consequently, they cannot function effectively as service centers for the surrounding rural areas. Although about 50 percent of inhabitants have sanitation services, many of the facilities are unsanitary which, together with a lack of hygiene awareness, is undermining the Government's efforts to improve health. The Project addresses the Government's highest priorities in the water supply sector, and will help the Government move toward its long-term vision of providing safe and convenient water supplies and sanitation facilities to 80 percent of all urban communities.|
|Description of Outcome
|Progress Towards Outcome
|Description of Project Outputs
|Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)
|Status of Development Objectives
|Date of First Listing||2006 Nov 28|
Package A - includes 55 person-months of international and 365 person-months of domestic consulting services to undertake feasibility studies, subproject appraisal reports, and detailed engineering design and construction supervision. Package B - includes 43 person-months of international and 36 person-months of domestic consulting services for capacity building services to support the project management unit, develop and assist in the implementation of an institutional framework, strengthen the capacity of the provincial nam papas in financial management and O&M, and strengthen the Water Supply Authority. Package C - includes 6 person-months of international and 12 person-months of domestic consulting services to formulate a strategy and prepare measures to clear unexploded ordnance from the project areas. Package D - includes a total of 168 person-months of consulting services of a domestic NGO to manage the CAPP.
Contracts for major civil works will be undertaken using international competitive bidding procedures. Procurement of utility vehicles and office equipment will be carried out using international shopping.
|Procurement and Consulting Notices
|Fact-finding||08 Apr 1999 to 29 Apr 1999|
|Management Review Meeting||28 May 1999|
|Approval||16 Nov 1999|
|Last Review Mission||–|
|Loan 1710||16 Nov 1999||14 Mar 2000||10 Jul 2000||30 Jun 2006||31 Dec 2007||29 Jul 2008|
|Date||Approval Number||ADB (US$ thousand)||Others (US$ thousand)||Net Percentage|
|Cumulative Contract Awards|
|10 Mar 2014||Loan 1710||20,183||0||97.00%|
|10 Mar 2014||Loan 1710||20,723||0||100.00%|
Covenants are categorized under the following categories—audited accounts, safeguards, social, sector, financial, economic, and others. Covenant compliance is rated by category by applying the following criteria: (i) Satisfactory—all covenants in the category are being complied with, with a maximum of one exception allowed, (ii) Partly Satisfactory—a maximum of two covenants in the category are not being complied with, (iii) Unsatisfactory—three or more covenants in the category are not being complied with. As per the 2011 Public Communications Policy, covenant compliance ratings for Project Financial Statements apply only to projects whose invitation for negotiation falls after 2 April 2012.
|Sector||Social||Financial||Economic||Others||Safeguards||Project Financial Statements|
|Responsible ADB Officer||Graham S. Jackson ( @adb.org)|
|Responsible ADB Department||Southeast Asia Department|
|Responsible ADB Divisions||Human and Social Development Division, SERD|
Ministry of Comm, Trans., Post & Construction
Dr. Somphone Dethoudom
|List of Project Documents||http://www.adb.org/projects/30451-013/documents|