Bhutan: Farm Roads to Support Poor Farmers' Livelihoods

Sovereign Project | 43279-012 Status:

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Project Name Farm Roads to Support Poor Farmers' Livelihoods
Project Number 43279-012
Country Bhutan
Project Status
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Grant
Source of Funding / Amount
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Governance and capacity development
Partnerships
Sector / Subsector

Agriculture and Natural Resources - Agricultural policy, institutional and capacity development

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Gender equity
Description
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy
Impact

Project Outcome

Description of Outcome
Progress Toward Outcome Activities are complete and outcomes achieved. EA's completion report was received on 16 December 2014 and project closing is maintained at 30 June 2014.
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs
Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)

Completed.

Completed.

Completed.

Completed.

Completed.

Achieved in Oct 2013.

Done in Oct 2013.

Completed.

Completed.

Procurement completed

Proposed groups have met this target.

Completed.

Achieved.

Achieved

Done

Done

Completed.

Completed as scheduled.

Geographical Location Bongo (Chukha Dzongkhag), Kangpara and Trimshing (Trashigang Dzongkhag)

Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects

Environmental Aspects Environmental safeguards are built into the Government's procedures for farm road development and construction, including preparation of an environment management plan and applying guidelines for envirionmentally-friendly road construction.
Involuntary Resettlement No social issues under the Project.
Indigenous Peoples No social issues under the Project
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design Stakeholders have participated in identifing and prioritizing the farm roads, which are included in the Tenth Five-Year Plan. During appraisal, stakeholder consultations were held at each of the identified project sites.
During Project Implementation Farm roads will be developed in accordance with the Department of Agriculture's Guidelines for Farm Road Development which provide for community consultations in defining the preferred road alignment and obtaining agreement in principle for voluntary land contribution.

Business Opportunities

Consulting Services The following consultants were recruited during implementation of the project: (i) Rural Roads Expert (by ADB) - individual consultant; (ii) Social Development/Gender Specialist and social mobilizers (by the EA); (iii) Survey and Design team (by the EA); and (iv) Baseline Survey (by the EA)
Procurement About 30 kilometers of selected farm roads will be developed in 2 poorest geogs (Bongo and Trimshing) in Bhutan (through local contractors for civil works) in accordance with the procedures in the Department of Agriculture's Guidelines for Farm Road Development and following the environment friendly road construction techniques.

Responsible Staff

Responsible ADB Officer Nishanthi Amerasinghe
Responsible ADB Department South Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Environment, Natural Resources & Agriculture Division, SARD
Executing Agencies
Ministry of Finance
Royal Government of Bhutan
Thimphu, Bhutan
Attention: Director
Department of Roads
Mr. Minjur Dorji
m_dorji@moaf.gov.bt
Engineering Division, Department of Agriculture

Timetable

Concept Clearance -
Fact Finding -
MRM -
Approval -
Last Review Mission -
PDS Creation Date 30 Oct 2009
Last PDS Update 27 Jul 2015

Grant 9146-BHU

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
14 Jul 2010 02 Aug 2010 02 Aug 2010 13 Jan 2014 30 Jun 2014 31 Aug 2015
Financing Plan Grant Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 0.00 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 0.00 14 Jul 2010 0.00 2.91 97%
Counterpart 0.00 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 14 Jul 2010 0.00 2.91 97%
Status of Covenants
Category Sector Safeguards Social Financial Economic Others
Rating - Satisfactory - - - Satisfactory
Title Document Type Document Date
Farm Roads to Support Poor Farmers' Livelihoods: Implementation Completion Memorandum Implementation Completion Memorandum Oct 2015
Farm Roads to Support Poor Farmers’ Livelihoods Procurement Plans May 2013
Farm Roads to Support Poor Farmers' Livelihoods Grant Implementation Manuals Mar 2012
Farm Roads to Support Poor Farmers' Livelihoods Grant Assistance Reports Jun 2010
Farm Roads to Support Poor Farmers' Livelihoods Design and Monitoring Frameworks Jan 2010

Safeguard Documents See also: Safeguards

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
Farm Roads to Support Poor Farmers' Livelihoods: Jungley-Bongo-Phatshuma Farm Road Initial Environmental Examination Aug 2011
Farm Roads to Support Poor Farmers' Livelihoods: Phegpari-Thungkhar Farm Road Initial Environmental Examination Aug 2011
Farm Roads to Support Poor Farmers' Livelihoods Project Environmental Assessment and Review Framework Mar 2010

Evaluation Documents See also: Independent Evaluation

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