Regional: Greater Mekong Subregion Flood and Drought Risk Management and Mitigation Project

Sovereign Project | 40190-012

Summary

The Regional Technical Assistance (RETA) will improve the ability of communities in Cambodia, Lao PDR, Thailand, and Viet nam to prepare for, respond to, and recover from the negative impact of floods and droughts. The Project has prepared three separate investment projects (CAM, LAO, VIE) to provide financing for appropriate flood risk management and drought risk management interventions in each country. The outcome of the Project is the improved ability of communities and governments to prepare for, respond to, and recover from flood and drought events.

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Project Name Greater Mekong Subregion Flood and Drought Risk Management and Mitigation Project
Project Number 40190-012
Country Regional
Project Status Closed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 6456-REG: Greater Mekong Subregion Flood and Drought Risk Management and Mitigation (Supplementary)
Japan Special Fund US$ 2.00 million
TA 6456-REG: Greater Mekong Subregion Flood and Drought Risk Management and Mitigation Project
Strategic Climate Fund US$ 162,000.00
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
Regional integration
Drivers of Change Governance and capacity development
Sector / Subsector Agriculture, natural resources and rural development - Rural flood protection
Water and other urban infrastructure and services - Urban flood protection
Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Some gender elements
Description

The Regional Technical Assistance (RETA) will improve the ability of communities in Cambodia, Lao PDR, Thailand, and Viet nam to prepare for, respond to, and recover from the negative impact of floods and droughts. The Project has prepared three separate investment projects (CAM, LAO, VIE) to provide financing for appropriate flood risk management and drought risk management interventions in each country. The outcome of the Project is the improved ability of communities and governments to prepare for, respond to, and recover from flood and drought events.

Key activities of the RETA are (i) identifying and prioritizing flood and drought issues in each country (including CAM, LAO, VIE and THA) through the development of a regional and national road-maps for improved flood and drought risk management; (ii) developing a prioritized program of structural and nonstructural FRM and DRM interventions in each country; and (iii) preparing feasibility studies for national investment programs in Cambodia, Lao PDR, and Viet Nam based on the county-specific prioritized program of interventions.

The ensuing loans for CAM, LAO and VIE were approved in Quarter 4 2012. Remaing RETA resources are being used in 2013 to support the respective EAs in project start-up activities.

Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy The RETA has helped the four countries of the Lower Mekong Basin define regional and national road maps for flood and drought mitigation. The Project was implemented in close collaboration with the Mekong River Commission's Flood Management and Mitigation Program.
Impact Improved ability of communities and governments to prepare for, respond to, and recover from flood and drought events
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome Agreed design of the resulting investment projects for Cambodia, Lao PDR and Viet Nam.
Progress Toward Outcome The Final Reports for each country, which provided an agreed design of the resulting investment projects, were submitted on 11 November 2011.
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs

Regional and national road maps of prioritized interventions, with key milestones, to improve flood and

drought risk management for Cambodia, Lao PDR, Thailand and Viet Nam

Prioritized lists of country interventions to reduce risks of flood and drought

Feasibility studies for investment projects to implement prioritized country interventions

Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)

The country roadmaps were submitted in the first half of 2010. The Regional Road Map was submitted in December 2010. The Final Reports for each country were submitted on 11 November 2011.

The investment projects were approved on 6 November 2012 (LAO and VIE) and 12 December 2012 (CAM). All the financing agreements have been signed (CAM 17 January 2013, LAO 4 December 2012, and VIE 21 December 2012). The LAO project is expected to be effective in March 2013, CAM in April 2013 and VIE in May 2013.

Geographical Location Cambodia, Lao PDR, and Viet Nam
Safeguard Categories
Environment B
Involuntary Resettlement C
Indigenous Peoples B
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design
During Project Implementation Stakeholder analysis and participation in the preparation of regional and national road maps for flood and drought risk management and mitigation are key features of the project design. The consultations with national, provincial, district, and community stakeholders, held throughout the design phase of the country investment projects, ensured that the proposed investments are appropriately targeted and addressed the needs of the vulnerable communities.
Business Opportunities
Consulting Services Consulting firm inputs have been rendered. Selected individual consultants continue to assist the executing agencies with start-up activities in preparation for the expected loan effectiveness and start of implementation of the ensuing projects.
Procurement Office equipment have been procured using ADB's Procurement Guidelines. These equipment have been transferred to the implementing agencies.
Responsible ADB Officer Su Chin Teoh
Responsible ADB Department Southeast Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Environment, Natural Resources & Agriculture Division, SERD
Executing Agencies
Asian Development BankIan Makinimakin@adb.orgAsian Development Bank, No. 6 ADB Avenue, Mandaluyong City, Philippines
Timetable
Concept Clearance 08 Sep 2006
Fact Finding 30 Apr 2007 to 14 May 2007
MRM -
Approval 23 Apr 2008
Last Review Mission -
PDS Creation Date 08 May 2008
Last PDS Update 28 Mar 2014

TA 6456-REG

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
23 Apr 2008 - 23 Apr 2008 31 Mar 2010 31 Mar 2014 -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
2,000,000.00 162,000.00 500,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 2,662,000.00 23 Apr 2008 2,141,125.37

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