Project Data Sheet

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Project Name Northern Community-Managed Irrigation Sector Project
Country Lao People's Democratic Republic
Project/Program Number 34188-012
Status Closed
Geographical Location Northern provinces of Lao PDR.
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 Agriculture, natural resources and rural development
Subsector Irrigation, Drainage, and Flood Protection
Strategic Agendas
Drivers of Change
Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Categories


Type/Modality of Assistance Approval Number Source of Funding Approved Amount (thousand)
Technical Assistance3718Japan Special Fund700

Safeguard Categories

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Environment B

Summary of Environmental and Social Issues

Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples

Stakeholder Communication, Participation and Consultation

During Project Design
During Project Implementation


The objective of the TA is to prepare a follow-on sector investment project, which will address poverty reduction, environmental protection and gender issues through the development of small-scale (less than 100 ha) CMI schemes in selected northern provinces. The TA will comprise the following major activities: (i) review lessons learnt from ongoing projects in relation to current policies; (ii) undertake analyses of institutional capacity at national, province, district and village water users associations (WUAs) levels; (iii) determine the northern provinces to be included in the proposed project taking into consideration the stakeholders' priorities and Government's implementation; (iv) review and upgrade the completed appraisal studies on sample subprojects.; (v) conduct a social and environmental assessment of sample subprojects with particular emphasis on poverty reduction and environmental protection; (vi) analyze the cost effectiveness and financial sustainability; and (vii) develop a sector investment package and necessary supporting mechanism for sustainable and affordable CMI.

Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy

Development Impact

Project Outcome

Description of Outcome
Progress Towards Outcome

Outputs and Implementation Progress

Description of Project Outputs
Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)
Status of Development Objectives
Material Changes

Business Opportunities

Date of First Listing 2007 Jun 04
Consulting Services
The TA work will be carried out by a team of experts from an international consulting firm in association with domestic consultants. Other details of consulting services to be required will be determined during the fact-finding mission. Procurement of one service vehicle will be proposed to facilitate the work of the consultants.
Procurement and Consulting Notices


Concept Clearance
Fact-finding 11 Jun 2001 to 19 Jun 2001
Management Review Meeting
Approval 11 Sep 2001
Last Review Mission


Approval No. Approval Signing Effectivity Closing
Original Revised Actual
Technical Assistance 3718 11 Sep 2001 26 Oct 2001 26 Oct 2001 31 Dec 2002 15 Dec 2004


Date Approval Number ADB (US$ thousand) Others (US$ thousand) Net Percentage
Cumulative Contract Awards
Cumulative Disbursements

TA Amount (US$ thousand)

Approval Number Approved Amount Revised Amount Total Commitment Uncommitted Balance Total Disbursement Undisbursed Balance
Technical Assistance 3718 700 700 698 2 698 2

Contacts and Update Details

Responsible ADB Officer ()
Responsible ADB Department Southeast Asia Department
Responsible ADB Divisions Environment, Natural Resources & Agriculture Division, SERD
Executing Agencies Department of Irrigation
Mr. Phuovieng Latdavong, Permanent Secretary


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