Regional: Greater Mekong Subregion Flood and Drought Risk Management and Mitigation Project (LAO/VIE)

Sovereign Project | 40190-023 Status: Approved

Summary

ADB is helping the Lao People's Democratic Republic and Viet Nam reduce economic losses resulting from floods and droughts. The project will pair upgrades in water management infrastructure with community-based disaster risk management and enhanced regional forecasting to improve disaster preparedness in the Greater Mekong Subregion. 

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Project Name Greater Mekong Subregion Flood and Drought Risk Management and Mitigation Project (LAO/VIE)
Project Number 40190-023
Country Regional
Project Status Approved
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Grant
Loan
Source of Funding / Amount
Grant 0316-REG: Greater Mekong Subregion Flood and Drought Risk Management and Mitigation Project (LAO/VIE)
Asian Development Fund US$ 12.50 million
Grant 0317-REG: Greater Mekong Subregion Flood and Drought Risk Management and Mitigation Project (LAO/VIE)
Australian Grant US$ 5.89 million
Loan 2936-REG: Greater Mekong Subregion Flood and Drought Risk Management and Mitigation Project (LAO/VIE)
Asian Development Fund US$ 24.00 million
Loan 2937-REG: Greater Mekong Subregion Flood and Drought Risk Management and Mitigation Project (LAO/VIE)
Asian Development Fund US$ 45.00 million
Strategic Agendas Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
Regional integration
Drivers of Change Partnerships
Sector / Subsector

Agriculture, natural resources and rural development - Agricultural drainage - Irrigation - Rural flood protection - Water-based natural resources management

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Effective gender mainstreaming
Description The impact of the Project will be reduced economic losses resulting from floods and droughts. The outcome will be improved capacities and preparedness to manage and mitigate the impacts of flood and drought events. The Project will have four key outputs: (i) Enhanced regional data, information, and knowledge base for the management of floods and droughts; (ii) Upgraded water management infrastructure; (iii) Enhanced capacity for community-based disaster risk management; and (iv) Effective project implementation.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy

The Mekong River stretches through the People's Republic of China, Myanmar, the Lao PDR, Thailand, Cambodia, and Viet Nam with a total land area of 795,000 square kilometers (km2). The Lower Mekong Basin (LMB) is home to about 60 million people in Cambodia, the Lao PDR, Thailand, and Viet Nam. The Mekong River stands apart because of the large fluctuations in seasonal discharge - very low flows in the dry season yet extensive flooding in the wet season. River flow is largely unaffected by water control structures and follows the seasonal hydrological cycle.

Countries in the LMB have varying levels of capacity to prepare for and manage flood- and drought-related disasters. Actions are mostly reactive, rather than proactive, and are uncoordinated. Better flood and drought disaster preparedness requires (i) knowledge availability and sharing of potential changes to the spatial and temporal distribution of climate and hydrological variables over the basin as a whole; (ii) capacity for timely flood and drought forecasting and dissemination of warnings to communities at risk; (iii) engagement of at-risk communities in the identification, analysis, treatment, monitoring, and evaluation of disaster risks in order to reduce their vulnerabilities and enhance their coping capacities; and (iv) improved condition of water control infrastructure.

The Project is aligned with the relevant policies, strategies, and programs such as the following: (i) Lao PDR: Disaster Management Action Frameworks, 2003 2020; and the (ii) Viet Nam: National Strategy for Natural Disaster Prevention, Response and Mitigation approved by the Prime Minister in 2007 (Decision No. 172/2007), National Targeted Program to Respond to Climate Change, Strategic Direction of Water Resources Development (to 2020 and toward 2050), the Mekong Delta Master Plan.

The Project is aligned with ADB''s Water Operational Plan, 2011 -2020, which identifies flood and drought mitigation (as part of disaster risk management) as one of the two urgent challenges to be addressed in the integrated water resource management process. The Project is also aligned with the ADB's Disaster and Emergency Assistance Policy (2004) as it will support the governments and local communities to identify and manage risks from natural hazards.

Impact Reduced economic losses resulting from flood and drought
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome Improved capacity and preparedness to manage and mitigate the impacts of flood and drought events
Progress Toward Outcome

Lao PDR: The Project was declared effective on 22 March 2013. Since then, the progress on implementation has been slow due to substantial delays in the recruitment of consulting firms. The consulting contracts for the support to the National Early Warning Center and the detailed design and construction supervision of the irrigation works were awarded in March 2015 and April 2015 respectively. The recruitment of the detailed design and construction supervision of the flood protection works and support to community-based disaster risk management are still ongoing.

Viet Nam: The project was declared effective on 10 May 2013. As of 24 June 2015, significant progress has been achieved particularly in the international competitive bidding (ICB) tenders for civil works packages, update on the RPs, implementation of the resettlement Corrective Action Plan and preparation of the environmental management plans for Go Cong subproject and Thuong Thoi Tien subproject. The ICB civil works packages for these two subprojects are expected to be awarded within 2015.

Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs

Enhanced regional data, information, and knowledge base for the management of floods and droughts

Upgraded water management infrastructure

Enhanced capacity for CBDRM

Effective project implementation

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

Output 1

LAO: The contract for the support to the National Early Warning Center was awarded in March 2015. A proposed workplan, budget, and recommendations for the implementation of Output 1 is included in the Consultant's Inception Report which is being revised to incorporate comments from ADB.

VIE: Consulting services recruitment for both (i) Design Criteria for Flood and Drought Risk Management in Cuu Long Delta (GMS 1.1) and (ii) Cross Border Flood Risk Mitigation and Diversion in the border area between Cambodia and Viet Nam (GMS 1.2) have been suspended following the withdrawal of Australia's funding from the Project. While alternate financing opportunities for these consultancies have been identified by ADB, formalizing access to the Integrated Disaster Risk Management Fund (IDRM) still needs to be completed.

Output 2:

LAO: Recruitment of detailed design consultants is ongoing. The contract is expected to be awarded in 4Q 2015. In the meantime, ADB is reviewing the draft ICB bidding document for the flood protection works package.

VIE: Civil works contracts for two out of the four subprojects, (i.e., construction of salinity intrusions control structures for Go Cong area in Tien Giang province [GMS-2.6] and anti-erosion revetment on the Tien river at Thuong Thoi Tien in Dong Thap province [GMS-2.8]) are expected to be awarded within Q4 2015.

Detailed engineering designs (DED) for the two remaining subprojects (i.e., control and mitigation of flood risk for the Ba Rai-Phu An area in Tien Giang province [GMS-2.7] and upgrading the main canal system to drain and irrigate Plain of Reeds area in Dong Thap province [GMS-2.9]) were approved in May 2015 and December 2014, respectively. The draft bidding document of the Ba Rai Phu An subproject has been submitted by CPMU to ADB for review. The civil works package of the Plain of Reeds subproject (GMS-2.9) is proposed to be restructured to two packages because of insufficiency of ADB loan allocations brought about by cost overruns. The first package (Phase 1) will cover the scope to the extent of current available budget of the project. The remaining scope of the Plain of Reeds subproject will constitute the second package (Phase 2) and will depend on available funds that the Project will be able to secure. CPMU and Dong Thap PPMU will verify the scope of the Phase 1 and Phase 2 of the Plain of Reeds subproject and adjust the DED distinguishing the two packages within Q4 2015.

Output 3:

LAO: Recruitment of the community-based disaster risk management consultants is ongoing. Mobilization is expected in Q4 2015. Disaster risk management plans will subsequently be prepared.

VIE: Recruitment of the consulting assignments has been suspended following the withdrawal of Australia's funding from the Project. ADB and the Government are presently exploring alternate financing opportunities for needed consultancies to generate this output.

OUTPUT 4:

The project implementation consultants for LAO mobilized in December 2013 and for VIE in May 2014. Initial advances to imprest accounts have been released.

Geographical Location
Safeguard Categories
Environment B
Involuntary Resettlement A
Indigenous Peoples C
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
Environmental Aspects All identified adverse impacts resulting from the location, design, construction, and operation of the water management infrastructure are expected to be small to moderate and can be mitigated by adoption of specific measures. Special environment-related assurances are prepared to mitigate any project impact on adjacent wetlands. Further updating of the environmental management plans for individual subprojects will be undertaken prior to the commencement of site-specific construction activities.
Involuntary Resettlement It is initially estimated that about 1,814 households (11,065 people) will be affected by the project, including 1,537 households (9,222 people) in Viet Nam and 277 households (1,843 people) in Lao PDR. In both countries, severely affected households are estimated at about 248 households (1,221 people), potentially losing more than 10% of their productive land and/or assets. The total land take is estimated at 75 hectares. Six resettlement plans, 2 for Lao PDR and 4 for Viet Nam, have been prepared.
Indigenous Peoples No indigenous people maintaining distinct cultural identities or separate cultural traditions was found to reside in the project areas.
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design Consultations with key stakeholders were conducted during project design.
During Project Implementation Ongoing consultations are in progress.
Business Opportunities
Consulting Services The consultants will be recruited according to ADB's Guidelines on the Use of Consultants. The Project will require a number of consulting services to assist the executing agencies and implementing agencies with: (i) project implementation support; (ii) preparation of subprojects; (iii) strengthening of the NEWC; (iv) external safeguard monitoring; (v) implementation of CBDRM; and (vi) audit of project accounts. The outputs and deliverables from all consulting services shall be in accordance with the Government policies, and in support of the provincial development strategies and the needs of the beneficiaries.
Procurement All procurement of goods and works will be undertaken in accordance with ADB's Procurement Guidelines (2010), as amended from time to time.
Responsible ADB Officer Raza Farrukh
Responsible ADB Department Southeast Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Environment, Natural Resources & Agriculture Division, SERD
Executing Agencies
Ministry of Agriculture & Forestry-Irrigation Dep
DIDMONPD@LAOTEL.COM
DIDMP, Irrigation Department, Ministry
of Agriculture and Forestry
P.O.Box 5192, Chao Anou Road
Timetable
Concept Clearance 07 Mar 2011
Fact Finding 31 Mar 2011 to 08 Apr 2011
MRM 06 Jul 2012
Approval 06 Nov 2012
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 25 Sep 2015

Grant 0316-REG

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
06 Nov 2012 04 Dec 2012 22 Mar 2013 30 Sep 2019 - -
Financing Plan Grant Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 13.09 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 12.50 06 Nov 2012 6.96 0.00 56%
Counterpart 0.59 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 06 Nov 2012 3.13 0.00 25%

Grant 0317-REG

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
06 Nov 2012 21 Dec 2012 10 May 2013 30 Sep 2019 - -
Financing Plan Grant Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 19.36 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 0.00 06 Nov 2012 0.00 0.95 16%
Counterpart 13.47 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 5.89 06 Nov 2012 0.00 0.51 9%

Loan 2936-REG

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
06 Nov 2012 04 Dec 2012 22 Mar 2013 30 Sep 2019 - -
Financing Plan Loan Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 24.00 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 24.00 06 Nov 2012 1.92 0.00 9%
Counterpart 0.00 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 06 Nov 2012 2.03 0.00 9%

Loan 2937-REG

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
06 Nov 2012 21 Dec 2012 10 May 2013 30 Sep 2019 - -
Financing Plan Loan Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 45.00 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 45.00 06 Nov 2012 16.22 0.00 39%
Counterpart 0.00 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 06 Nov 2012 3.55 0.00 9%
Title Document Type Document Date
GMS Flood and Drought Risk Management and Mitigation Project - Lao People’s Democratic Republic: Procurement Plan Procurement Plans Dec 2015
Greater Mekong Subregion Flood and Drought Risk Management and Mitigation Project (Viet Nam): Audited Project Financial Statements (May-December 2013 and January-December 2014) Audited Project Financial Statements Jul 2015
GMS Flood and Drought Risk Management and Mitigation Project (LAO/VIE): Audited Project Financial Statements (1 July-30 September 2013 and 1 October 2013-30 September 2014) Audited Project Financial Statements Jun 2015
GMS - Flood and Drought Investment Project - Viet Nam Procurement Plans Sep 2013
Greater Mekong Subregion Flood and Drought Risk Management and Mitigation Project: Project Data Sheet (Lao Translation) Translated PDS Feb 2013
Loan Agreement (Special Operations) for Greater Mekong Subregion - Flood and Drought Risk Management and Mitigation Project (Viet Nam Component) Loan Agreement (Special Operations) Dec 2012
Grant Agreement for Greater Mekong Subregion - Flood and Drought Risk Management and Mitigation Project (Viet Nam Component) Grant Agreement Dec 2012
Financing Agreement for Greater Mekong Subregion - Flood and Drought Risk Management and Mitigation Project (Lao PDR Component) between Lao PDR and ADB Financing Agreement Dec 2012
Greater Mekong Subregion Flood and Drought Risk Management and Mitigation Project - Viet Nam Project/Program Administration Manual Oct 2012
Greater Mekong Subregion Flood and Drought Risk Management and Mitigation Project (LAO/VIE) Reports and Recommendations of the President Oct 2012
Greater Mekong Subregion Flood and Drought Risk Management and Mitigation Project (LAO/VIE) Gender Action Plans Oct 2012
Greater Mekong Subregion Flood and Drought Risk Management and Mitigation Project - Lao People’s Democratic Republic Project/Program Administration Manual Sep 2012

Safeguard Documents

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Safeguard documents provided at the time of project/facility approval may also be found in the list of linked documents provided with the Report and Recommendation of the President.

Title Document Type Document Date
Greater Mekong Subregion Flood and Drought Risk Management and Mitigation Project (LAO/VIE): Resettlement Monitoring Report (August 2015) Social Monitoring Reports Aug 2015
Greater Mekong Subregion Flood and Drought Risk Management and Mitigation Project - Viet Nam: Upgrading of Saltwater Intrusion Protection System in Go Cong Area, Tien Giang Province Environmental Management Plan Environmental Management Plans Mar 2015
Greater Mekong Subregion Flood and Drought Risk Management and Mitigation Project - Viet Nam: Bank Erosion Protection for Thuong Thoi Tien Town, Hong Ngu District, Dong Thap Province Environmental Management Plan Environmental Management Plans Mar 2015
GMS Flood and Drought Risk Management and Mitigation Project: Thuong Toi Tien Subproject Corrective Action Plan Social Monitoring Reports Sep 2013
Flood and Drought Risk Management and Mitigation Project: (Cambodia) Damnak Choeukrom Irrigation Project in Pursat Province Resettlement Plans Aug 2012
GMS Flood and Drought Risk Management and Mitigation Project -- Viet Nam: Upgrading the Flood Control System in Go Cong, Tien Giang Province Resettlement Plans Jun 2012
GMS Flood and Drought Risk Management and Mitigation Project -- Lao PDR: Flood Protection and Drought Mitigation Project in Vientiane Capital Resettlement Plans Jun 2012
GMS Flood and Drought Risk Management and Mitigation Project -- Lao PDR: Irrigation Development in Vientiane Capital Resettlement Plans Jun 2012
GMS Flood and Drought Risk Management and Mitigation Project -- Viet Nam: Upgrading and Rehabilitation of Four Primary Canals in Plain of Reeds, Dong Thap Province Resettlement Plans Jun 2012
GMS Flood and Drought Risk Management and Mitigation Project -- Viet Nam: Upgrading the Flood Control System in Ba Rai - Phu An Area, Cai Lay District, Tien Giang Province Resettlement Plans Jun 2012

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