Integrated Natural Resources and Environmental Management Project

Date: November 2012
Document Type: Reports and Recommendations of the President
Project Number: 41220-013

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The report and recommendation of the President for the proposed Integrated Natural Resources and Environmental Management Project in the Philippines describes the project terms and conditions for the approval of the Board of Directors of ADB.

The project will address unsustainable watershed management in four priority river basins: (i) the Chico River Basin in the Cordillera Administrative Region, Northern Luzon; (ii) the Wahig–Inabanga River Basin on the island of Bohol; (iii) the Lake Lanao Basin in the Autonomous Region of Muslim Mindanao; and (iv) the Upper Bukidnon River Basin in Bukidnon, Northern Mindanao. With particular focus on indigenous peoples and resource-poor communities, the project will reduce and reverse degradation of watersheds and associated environmental services caused by forest denudation and unsustainable farming practices. It will also provide incentives to local communities, local government units (LGUs), and the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) for improving natural resource management by generating sufficient and tangible economic benefits. 

This document is being disclosed to the public prior to Board consideration in accordance with ADB’s Public Communications Policy (2011). Subject to any revisions required following Board consideration, this document is deemed final.