Philippines: Agusan River Basin Integrated Water Resources Management Project

Sovereign Project | 41224-012 Status: Closed


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Project Name Agusan River Basin Integrated Water Resources Management Project
Project Number 41224-012
Country Philippines
Project Status Closed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 7258-PHI: Agusan River Basin Integrated Water Resources Management Project
Japan Special Fund US$ 930,000.00
Global Environment Facility US$ 250,000.00
Strategic Agendas Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Governance and capacity development
Sector / Subsector

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

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming No gender elements
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy

Project Outcome

Description of Outcome
Progress Toward Outcome
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs
Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)
Geographical Location Agusan River Basin in Provinces of Agusan del Norte, Agusan del Sur, Compostela, and Butuan City

Safeguard Categories

Involuntary Resettlement C
Indigenous Peoples A

Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects

Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design The preparation of the TA has been strongly participatory, building on the earlier work of the Agusan Master Plan (ADB TA 4552-PHI). A program of consultations and reviews for the Master Plan proposals was undertaken during 2008 before fact-finding for the TA including workshops with local government units, regional offices of the key agencies (DENR, DPWH, AD/NIA, NCIP, and NEDA) and consultations with stakeholders. In August 2008, the outcomes of these consultations were further reviewed in a multi-stakeholder workshop held in Davao with participants from national and local government organizations, NGOs (San Antonio Concepcion Candiis Kidawa Forest Resources Development Cooperative, Conservation International, Philippines), private sector (Agusan Chamber of Commerce, Sumifru (Philippines) Corporation), and academe (Mindanao State University, University of Philippines-Mindanao, Philippine Council for Aquatic and Marine Research, Department of Science and Technology).
During Project Implementation The Government has provided experienced counterpart staff, office space and utilities, data, administration and clerical services, communications and local transport within Manila for the consultants during the TA project. Various stakeholders have been consulted during the TA project implementation.

Business Opportunities

Consulting Services The TA will require a total of 117 person-months (12.5 person-months of international consultants, and 104.5 person-months of national consultants). International expertise will include a regional planning and/or river basin management specialist as team leader and specialists in the fields of economics, environment and urban drainage, while local expertise will include environment, watershed management, municipal drainage, rural sociology, resettlement, surveying, solid waste management, water supply, water resources and hydrological modeling, financial management, economics, project performance assessment, database development and geographic information systems. The TA will be implemented by a team of consultants over 7 months, commencing April 2009.

Responsible Staff

Responsible ADB Officer Kazuhiro Watanabe
Responsible ADB Department Southeast Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Environment, Natural Resources & Agriculture Division, SERD
Executing Agencies
Department of Environment & Natural Resources
Cristina Regunay
DENR, Quezon City, Philippines


Concept Clearance 08 Feb 2008
Fact Finding 06 Oct 2008 to 20 Oct 2008
Approval -
Last Review Mission -
PDS Creation Date 21 Oct 2008
Last PDS Update 30 Mar 2012

TA 7258-PHI

Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
24 Mar 2009 19 Jun 2009 19 Jun 2009 30 Nov 2009 30 May 2011 -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
930,000.00 250,000.00 145,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 1,325,000.00 24 Mar 2009 1,108,270.00

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