Lao People's Democratic Republic: Nam Ngum River Basin Development

Sovereign Project | 33356-012 Status: Closed

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Project Name Nam Ngum River Basin Development
Project Number 33356-012
Country Lao People's Democratic Republic
Project Status Closed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 3544-LAO: Nam Ngum River Basin Development
Japan Special Fund US$ 850,000.00
Strategic Agendas Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Partnerships
Sector / Subsector

Agriculture, natural resources and rural development - Water-based natural resources management

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming No gender elements
Description The TA will prepare the Nam Ngum River Basin profile to help develop an action agenda and an investment strategy and formulate an investment project with a focus on the integrated water resources management approach. It will adopt a holistic river basin management and development approach and will utilize the findings of the TA 2734-Lao: Nam Ngum Watershed Management that was completed in 1998. The proposed TA will be implemented in two phases over a 10-month period. The first phase (four months) will prepare a river basin profile and integrated river basin investment strategy that will include components for forestry and land use management, mini-hydropower development and rural electrification, rural roads, water supply, irrigation, flood control, fisheries, health and education. The second phase will prepare feasibility studies for each of the high priority investment activities identified in the irrigation, flood control, forestry, and fisheries components.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome
Progress Toward Outcome
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs
Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)
Geographical Location
Safeguard Categories
Environment B
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design
During Project Implementation
Business Opportunities
Consulting Services The implementation of this TA will require the services of a multidisciplinary team of international and domestic consultants. A consulting firm will be engaged to provide these services and to work closely with the counterpart staff of WRCC: a total of 76 pms of services ( 21 pms for international and 55 pms of domestic consultants) will be required. The international consultants will have expertise in: (i) water resources economist/team leadership, (ii) water resources policy and institutions specialist, (iii) environment/biodiversity conservation, (iv) social development, and (v) natural r esources law. The domestic consultants will have expertise in: (i) water resources planning, (ii) water resources institutions and training, (iii) rural infrastructure engineering, (iv) rural development economics, (v) agronomy, (vi) social anthropology, (vii) forestry/biodiversity, etc.
Responsible ADB Officer Akmal Siddiq
Responsible ADB Department Southeast Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Environment, Natural Resources & Agriculture Division, SERD
Executing Agencies
Water Resources Coordination Committee Secretariat
Mr. P. Nonthaxoy, National Proj. Director
c/o Science, Technology and Environment Organization (STENO), P.O. Box 2279 Vientiane, Lao PDR
Concept Clearance 06 Feb 1999
Fact Finding 27 Jun 2000 to 05 Jul 2000
Approval 14 Nov 2000
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 22 Mar 2007

TA 3544-LAO

Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
14 Nov 2000 28 Dec 2000 28 Dec 2000 31 Dec 2001 31 Dec 2004 -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
850,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 850,000.00 14 Nov 2000 819,913.55
Title Document Type Document Date
Nam Ngum River Basin Development Project Technical Assistance Reports Nov 2000

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