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

Date: October 2012
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Document Type: Reports and Recommendations of the President
Project Number: 40190-023

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Description

The report and recommendation of the President for the proposed Greater Mekong Subregion Flood and Drought Risk Management and Mitigation Project (Lao PDR and Viet Nam components) describes the project terms and conditions for the approval of the Board of Directors of ADB.

The regional project is designed to assist three Lower Mekong Basin (LMB) countries: Cambodia, the Lao PDR, and Viet Nam. This report and recommendation covers the project interventions and proposed financing for the Lao PDR and Viet Nam.

The project will support the governments of the Lao PDR and Viet Nam to undertake structural and nonstructural measures to prepare for and manage disaster risks linked to floods and droughts. Project interventions will (i) enhance the regional data, information, and knowledge base for the management of floods and droughts; (ii) upgrade or develop water management infrastructure; and (iii) prepare communities to manage disasters such as floods and droughts and adapt to climate change. Improved drought management and irrigation water structures will benefit farmers on about 66,000 hectares of agricultural lands and at least 500,000 people will benefit from improved flood management.