Re-submitted to CoM on 27/10/14. Approval by PM expected within Q1 of 2015.
River Basin Management Sub-decree:
Re-submitted to CoM on 20/01/15
Water Licensing Sub-decree:
Not yet submitted to CoM. Revised draft expected to be completed within Q1 of 2015.
Water Quality Sub-decree:
Not yet submitted to CoM
The draft Royal Decree to establish the NC WRM was revised by WG6 in January 2014 and submitted to HE Minister. Based on the Minister's request of 25 March 2014, the RD was revised and re-submitted to the Minister. RD is expected to be approved by 31 March 2015.The National Water Resources Committee will be established immediately after that
Stung Sen river basin committee is informally formed and will be legalized after relevant sub-decree is approved by COM which is expected in Q1 of 2015.
The committee in the other basin, Stung Sen River Basin, is also established informally. The first meeting of SSRBC was held in December 2014.
Training plan has been adopted. 120 student, including 30% women, have been enrolled in four batchs starting from Sep 2011. The target of 100 students annually was over ambitious and was revised later on to 30 per year.
Significant progress has been achieved as the guidelines for division of asset responsibility between the Borrower and water users, and assigning appropriate responsibilities and rights for irrigation to respective FWUCS within the project area (TC#9) have been developed and shall be adopted upon approval of relevant sub-decree.
The review of MOWRAM's organizational structure, capacity, systems and staff resources, and defining the appropriate demarcation of responsibilities with MOWRAM for water resources management and irrigation service delivery (TC#10) is ongoing and would be completed by Q1 of 2015.
The preparation of a comprehensive irrigation O&M plan (TC#11) is ongoing, with significant progress being achieved in the consultative process of completing the guidelines for O&M mechanism and budgeting. The plan is expected to be finalized within Q1 of 2015 and implemented after the approval of the sub-decree on FWUCS.
The technical skills (vocational training) plan (TC#12) has been prepared through a training needs assessment (TNA) exercise. The delivery of training courses is expected to start by 31 March 2015.
Contracts for all ten subprojects including three core-subprojects (CSPs) have been awarded by Q2 2014. Overall, the progress is about 19% on all three CSPs with O Mean at 48%, O Touk at 72% and Spean Sreng-Trapaing Ambel at about 2%. The progress on 7 NCSPs is about 17% as only four NCSPs successfully started construction with O Chik at 39%, O Andaeng at 37%, Prasart Pram at 32% and O Neak Takair at 8%. The slight delay in construction for all subprojects was due to rains and floods at subproject sites during the rainy season. However, all civil works are expected to complete in the dry season of 2015.
Eleven Farmer Water User Communities (FWUCs) will be formulated, four in three CSPs and seven in NCSPs. FWUC formation in the CSPs is 57% complete while the formation of other seven FWUCs in NCSPs is 23% complete. (ii) Continuing assistance to FWUCs in previous ADB projects includes initial operations budget and on-demand technical support. Implementation progress of these activities is approximately 60%.
FWUC trainings are being undertaken. 30% of beneficiaries to be women are likely achieved.