Lao People's Democratic Republic: Pakse Urban Environmental Improvement Project

Sovereign Project | 43316-012 Status: Active

Summary

ADB is helping the Lao People’s Democratic Republic develop Pakse as a regional economic and tourism center in the south. The project will improve the solid waste management system, strengthen flood protection and drainage, reinforce riverbank protection along the Xenon River, improve solid waste management and sanitation in communities, and strengthen provincial urban planning and services.

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Project Name Pakse Urban Environmental Improvement Project
Project Number 43316-012
Country Lao People's Democratic Republic
Project Status Active
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Grant
Loan
Source of Funding / Amount
Grant 0297-LAO: Pakse Urban Environmental Improvement Project
Asian Development Fund US$ 3.25 million
Loan 2876-LAO: Pakse Urban Environmental Improvement Project
Asian Development Fund US$ 24.25 million
Strategic Agendas Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Governance and capacity development
Sector / Subsector

Water and other urban infrastructure and services - Urban flood protection - Urban policy, institutional and capacity development - Urban sanitation - Urban solid waste management

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Effective gender mainstreaming
Description
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy
Impact

Project Outcome

Description of Outcome
Progress Toward Outcome

(i) The contract with consulting firm was signed on 11 August 2015 and mobilized on 7 September 2015.

(ii) The overall physical project progress is estimated at 21% against 39% elapsed time.

Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs
Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues) Detailed Engineering Designs are ongoing and expect to complete by July 2016.
Geographical Location

Safeguard Categories

Environment B
Involuntary Resettlement B
Indigenous Peoples C

Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects

Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design During project preparation, consultations took the form of informant interviews and focused-group discussions with community members and government officials, household surveys of expected project beneficiaries and affected people, and mass organizations (provincial Lao Women's Union and Lao Front for National Construction). Discussions were also held with women's union representatives in the Urban Development Administration Authoirty (UDAA) in Pakse and in the Department of Public Works and Transport in Champassak. Other stakeholders included: hotel, guest house and restaurant operators; landfill waste pickers; and vendors and shop owners. Further consultation is planned during project implementation and detailed design stage. Formal mechanisms for grievance redressal have also be established.
During Project Implementation A stakeholder and communication strategy has been prepared for project implementation.

Business Opportunities

Consulting Services tbd
Procurement tbd

Responsible Staff

Responsible ADB Officer Soudalay Souannavong
Responsible ADB Department Southeast Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Lao Resident Mission
Executing Agencies
Department of Public Works and Transport, Champasack Province
DRSEUM@LAOTEL.COM
Pakse, Lao PDR

Timetable

Concept Clearance 23 Jul 2010
Fact Finding 23 Feb 2012 to 01 Mar 2012
MRM 19 Apr 2012
Approval -
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 31 Mar 2016

Grant 0297-LAO

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
28 Jun 2012 01 Aug 2012 18 Sep 2012 31 Dec 2018 31 Dec 2021 -
Financing Plan Grant Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 7.49 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 3.25 28 Jun 2012 3.22 0.00 99%
Counterpart 4.24 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 28 Jun 2012 0.89 0.00 27%
Status of Covenants
Category Sector Safeguards Social Financial Economic Others
Rating - - - - - Satisfactory

Loan 2876-LAO

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
28 Jun 2012 01 Aug 2012 18 Sep 2012 31 Dec 2018 31 Dec 2021 -
Financing Plan Loan Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 24.25 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 24.25 28 Jun 2012 2.33 0.00 10%
Counterpart 0.00 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 28 Jun 2012 1.31 0.00 6%
Status of Covenants
Category Sector Safeguards Social Financial Economic Others
Rating - - - - - Satisfactory

Safeguard Documents See also: Safeguards

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