India: Assam Integrated Flood and Riverbank Erosion Risk Management Investment Program - Project 2

Sovereign Project | 38412-033 Status: Proposed

Summary

The investment program will enhance the reliability of three existing flood embankment systems that protects key urban and productive rural areas at Dibrugarh, Kaziranga, and Palasbari along 90 kilometers (km) of the Brahmaputra River in Assam. The systems protect the livelihoods of 1 million people, but these areas are vulnerable to flooding due to deteriorated embankments and progressive riverbank erosions. The investment program will bring comprehensive flood and riverbank erosion risk mitigation measures combining structural measures, such as construction of riverbank protections and renovation of flood embankments, and non-structural measures, such as formation of community disaster management committees. The investment program introduces international advanced practices to Assam, including innovative riverbank protection technologies and development of a flood warning system.

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Project Name Assam Integrated Flood and Riverbank Erosion Risk Management Investment Program - Project 2
Project Number 38412-033
Country India
Project Status Proposed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Loan
Source of Funding / Amount
Loan: Assam Integrated Flood and River Erosion Risk Management Investment Program - Project 2
Ordinary capital resources US$ 70.10 million
Strategic Agendas Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Governance and capacity development
Knowledge solutions
Partnerships
Sector / Subsector

Agriculture, natural resources and rural development - Rural flood protection - Rural water policy, institutional and capacity development

Water and other urban infrastructure and services - Urban flood protection

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Effective gender mainstreaming
Description

The investment program will enhance the reliability of three existing flood embankment systems that protects key urban and productive rural areas at Dibrugarh, Kaziranga, and Palasbari along 90 kilometers (km) of the Brahmaputra River in Assam. The systems protect the livelihoods of 1 million people, but these areas are vulnerable to flooding due to deteriorated embankments and progressive riverbank erosions. The investment program will bring comprehensive flood and riverbank erosion risk mitigation measures combining structural measures, such as construction of riverbank protections and renovation of flood embankments, and non-structural measures, such as formation of community disaster management committees. The investment program introduces international advanced practices to Assam, including innovative riverbank protection technologies and development of a flood warning system. The investment program will also assist the state-level institutional capacity strengthening for flood and erosion risk management. Resilience against the possible impacts of climate change which may increase the frequency and magnitude of flood disasters will be strengthened through the investment program, thereby contributing to the efforts of climate change adaptation.

Project 1 was planned to provide immediately required protection works in the three subproject areas, and a basis for institutional outputs. Project 2 will complete the remaining protection works in the same three subproject areas, and continue institutional strengthening activities, to accomplish the appraised investments with necessary refinement.

Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy -
Impact Reduced economic vulnerability and social disruption caused by flood and riverbank erosion in Assam.
Outcome Reduced flood and riverbank erosion risks in the subproject areas.
Outputs

Food and riverbank erosion risk mitigation functioning at subproject areas.

Strengthened institutional capacity for flood and riverbank risk management.

Geographical Location

Safeguard Categories

Environment A
Involuntary Resettlement A
Indigenous Peoples C

Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects

Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design
During Project Implementation

Responsible Staff

Responsible ADB Officer Natsuko Totsuka
Responsible ADB Department South Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Environment, Natural Resources & Agriculture Division, SARD
Executing Agencies
Flood and River Erosion Management Agency of Assam
Office of the CEO, FREMAA
4th floor, Nayantara Supermarket Building
Six Mile, Guwahati, Pin - 781022

Timetable

Concept Clearance -
Fact Finding -
MRM 01 Nov 2016
Approval -
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 03 Mar 2009

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