Regional: Sesan, Sre Pok and Sekong River Basins Development Study in Kingdom of Cambodia, Lao People's Democratic Republic, and Socialist Republic of Viet Nam

Sovereign Project | 40082-012

Summary

The major outcome of the TA will be: (i) stronger technical and institutional arrangements from cross-border management and development of the resources of the 3Ss basins; and (ii) shared vision of the development road map for the 3Ss basins with indicative funding requirements for water resources and basin development in the three basins under alternate development scenarios. The three National Mekong Committees (NMCs) of Cambodia (CNMC), Lao PDR (LNMC), and Viet Nam (VNMC) and the cooperating national agencies will, with the Mekong River Commission Secretariat (MRCS) and a team of consultants, assess the current status of institutional linkages and the ongoing and planned developments in the basins, with respect to (i) socio-economic impacts, (ii) environmental impacts, and (iii) the constraints to, and opportunities, for collaborative management.

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Project Name Sesan, Sre Pok and Sekong River Basins Development Study in Kingdom of Cambodia, Lao People's Democratic Republic, and Socialist Republic of Viet Nam
Project Number 40082-012
Country Regional
Project Status Closed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 6367-REG: Sesan, Sre Pok and Sekong River Basins Development Study in Kingdom of Cambodia, Lao People's Democratic Republic, and Socialist Republic of Viet Nam
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 980,000.00
Strategic Agendas Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
Regional integration
Drivers of Change
Sector / Subsector

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

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming No gender elements
Description The major outcome of the TA will be: (i) stronger technical and institutional arrangements from cross-border management and development of the resources of the 3Ss basins; and (ii) shared vision of the development road map for the 3Ss basins with indicative funding requirements for water resources and basin development in the three basins under alternate development scenarios. The three National Mekong Committees (NMCs) of Cambodia (CNMC), Lao PDR (LNMC), and Viet Nam (VNMC) and the cooperating national agencies will, with the Mekong River Commission Secretariat (MRCS) and a team of consultants, assess the current status of institutional linkages and the ongoing and planned developments in the basins, with respect to (i) socio-economic impacts, (ii) environmental impacts, and (iii) the constraints to, and opportunities, for collaborative management.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy
Impact
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome
Progress Toward Outcome The Regional Transboundary workshop held in Viet Nam (31 May - 1 June 2010) confirmed the support of the leading stakeholders for transboundary cooperation as the basis for sustainable use of the basins resources.
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs
Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues) Consultants mobilized on April 2008. Regional management meeting held in June 2008 to agree on work plan. National consultants to be recruited for field work commencing in May 2009. The second regional management meeting was held in February 2009 which reviewed the proposed structure of the project intranet for exchange of information and project coordination. The consultants are in the filed and the stakeholder consultation workshops were implemented with the leadership of the national Mekong committees (CNMC, LNCM and VNMC). The final regional workshop was held in Buon Me thot, Viet Nam in May 2010. Final reports have been submited and are in review.
Geographical Location The Sesan, Sre Pok, Sekong river basins extend to approximately 78,650 km2 and cover parts of Cambodia (33% of total basin area), Laos (29%) and Viet Nam (38%).
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design
During Project Implementation A consultation workshop was held in Buon Me Thot City, Dak Lak in June 2009. A series of three workshops were held in October 2009: (i) 8-9 Oct - 3S Se Kong catchment; (ii) 12-13 Oct - 3S Se San catchment; and (iii) 15-16 Oct - 3S Sre Pok catchment. A series of consultative workshops were held in November 2009: (i) 2-3 Nov in Ban Mae Thuot in Dak Lak province for Sre Pok sub-basin, and (ii) 5-6 Nov in Pleiku in Gia Lai province for Sre San sub-basin. National workshops were held in April/May 2010 and a regional workshop was held 0n 31 May - 2 June 2010 in Viet Na.
Business Opportunities
Consulting Services ADB will mobilize a team of individual consultants (total 10.5 international and 42 domestic person-months) to support the three NMCs to implement the TA. The consultants will be engaged by ADB in accordance with the Guidelines on the Use of Consultants by Asian Development Bank and its Borrowers and will include international consultants with expertise in Water Institutions (5 p-m), Participatory Planning (3.5 p-m), and additional expertise (2 p-m) to be identified during project inception phase. Domestic consultants with expertise in Participatory Planning (18 p-m), Environment (12 p-m), and Communications (12 p-m) will be mobilized.
Responsible ADB Officer Ian William Makin
Responsible ADB Department Southeast Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Environment, Natural Resources & Agriculture Division, SERD
Executing Agencies
Asian Development Bank Ian W Makinimakin@adb.org6 ADB Avenue, Mandaluyong
Metro Manila, Philippines
P.O. Box 789, 1099 Manila,
Philippines
Timetable
Concept Clearance 01 Aug 2006
Fact Finding 13 Sep 2006 to 23 Sep 2006
MRM -
Approval 15 Dec 2006
Last Review Mission -
PDS Creation Date 07 Aug 2007
Last PDS Update 25 Feb 2011

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Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
15 Dec 2006 - 15 Dec 2006 30 Nov 2008 31 Jul 2010 -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
980,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 980,000.00 15 Dec 2006 725,409.95

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