50236-001: Sustainable Rural Infrastructure and Watershed Management Sector Project | Asian Development Bank

Lao People's Democratic Republic: Sustainable Rural Infrastructure and Watershed Management Sector Project

Sovereign (Public) Project | 50236-001 Status: Active

The project is intended to address issues of PRI and watershed management in mountainous provinces of Northern Lao PDR by using an integrated land use planning approach that integrates efficient, sustainable and climate resilient rural infrastructure, and feasible watershed protection measures. For an ecosystem based sustainable rural development, infrastructure and the watershed have to be considered simultaneously. The expected impact of the project will be to achieve sustainable and inclusive rural development. The outcome of the project will be to enhance sustainable, market oriented agricultural production and natural resources management in selected watersheds.

Project Details

Project Officer
Salter, Charles David Southeast Asia Department Request for information
Country
  • Lao People's Democratic Republic
Modality
  • Technical Assistance
Sector
  • Agriculture, natural resources and rural development
 
Project Name Sustainable Rural Infrastructure and Watershed Management Sector Project
Project Number 50236-001
Country Lao People's Democratic Republic
Project Status Active
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 9323-LAO: Sustainable Rural Infrastructure and Watershed Management Sector Project
Project Readiness Improvement Trust Fund US$ 500,000.00
Japan Fund for Poverty Reduction US$ 1.50 million
Strategic Agendas Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Gender Equity and Mainstreaming
Governance and capacity development
Knowledge solutions
Partnerships
Sector / Subsector

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

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Effective gender mainstreaming
Description The project is intended to address issues of PRI and watershed management in mountainous provinces of Northern Lao PDR by using an integrated land use planning approach that integrates efficient, sustainable and climate resilient rural infrastructure, and feasible watershed protection measures. For an ecosystem based sustainable rural development, infrastructure and the watershed have to be considered simultaneously. The expected impact of the project will be to achieve sustainable and inclusive rural development. The outcome of the project will be to enhance sustainable, market oriented agricultural production and natural resources management in selected watersheds.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy The proposed Sustainable Rural Infrastructure and Watershed Management Sector Project will increase the profitability of the agriculture, natural resources and rural development sector by enhancing sustainable, market oriented agricultural production together with natural resources management. The project will: (i) upgrade selected productive rural infrastructure (PRI) schemes to be climate resilient, efficient, and sustainable; (ii) improve land use management within the PRI scheme watersheds; and (iii) improve institutional arrangements and capacity for good agriculture practices and sustainable watershed management.
Impact Sustainable and inclusive rural development achieved.
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome Sustainable, market oriented agricultural production and natural resources management in selected watersheds enhanced.
Progress Toward Outcome
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs

PRI upgraded to be climate resilient, efficient, and sustainable.

Land use management within the PRI scheme watersheds improved.

Institutional arrangements and capacity for good agriculture practices and sustainable watershed management improved.

Effective project management activities

Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)
Geographical Location Houaphan, Luang Prabang, Vientiane, Xiangkhouang
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design
During Project Implementation
Business Opportunities
Consulting Services

(i) A TRTA firm providing 40 person-months (p-m) of international and 70 p-m of national consultants will be recruited through quality-and cost-based selection method using a quality-cost ratio of 90:10 and a full technical proposal.

(ii) The International Water Management Institute will be recruited through single source selection to provide flood and drought risk assessments (8.5 p-m).

(iii) Individual consultants, comprising international and national, will be required.

The consultants will be recruited using individual recruitment selection procedures and will be engaged on an intermittent basis by ADB.

Responsible ADB Officer Salter, Charles David
Responsible ADB Department Southeast Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Environment, Natural Resources & Agriculture Division, SERD
Executing Agencies
Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry-Planning Dept
Lane Xang Avenue, Patuxay Square
PO Box No. 811
Timetable
Concept Clearance -
Fact Finding -
MRM -
Approval 31 May 2017
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 29 Sep 2017

TA 9323-LAO

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
31 May 2017 17 Jul 2017 17 Jul 2017 30 Jun 2019 - -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
0.00 2,000,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 2,000,000.00 31 May 2017 0.00

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Tenders

Tender Title Type Status Posting Date Deadline
Transaction Technical Assistance (TRTA) Firm Firm - Consulting Closed 06 Jul 2017 15 Jul 2017

Contracts Awarded

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