Project Name
Community-Based Flood Risk Management and Disaster Response in the Chao Phraya Basin
Project Number
Country / Economy
  • Thailand
Project Status
Project Type / Modality of Assistance
  • Grant
Source of Funding / Amount
Grant 9179-THA: Community-Based Flood Risk Management and Disaster Response in the Chao Phraya Basin
Source Amount
Japan Fund for Prosperous and Resilient Asia and the Pacific US$ 2.00 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
  • Water and other urban infrastructure and services /

Effective gender mainstreaming
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy

Reduced vulnerability and improved resilience of local communities to future floods.

Project Outcome

Description of Outcome

Improved community-based flood risk management in the Chao Phraya River basin.

Progress Toward Outcome
Instead of focusing on 5 communities as originally planned EA and ADB agreed to slightly change the implementation approach and assess opportunities to utilize project resources to strengthen community-based flood risk management in all communities in the Chao Phraya River Basin. Taking into consideration that (i) most communities have already prepared flood risk management and post-flood recovery plans at different stages and quality and implemented various infrastructure improvements, and (ii) that there is no comprehensive information available on the quality of these plans and the status of improvements, it was agreed to conduct a review at community level to assess: (a) impact of DDPM training and support measures, (b) quality of existing community flood risk management and post-flood recovery plans, (c) status of public and private infrastructure improvements, (d) current community needs to improve flood risk management and post-flood recovery plans and infrastructure. Based on the results of the review, specific activities will be planned to improve community-based flood risk management programs at community level and conduct capacity building measures for communities, local authorities and DDPM (output 1) and implement small-scale infrastructure upgrading for enhanced flood protection (output 2)

Implementation Progress

Description of Project Outputs

1. Community-based flood risk management program established.

2. Community-based flood prevention and protection improvements implemented.

Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)
The consulting firm conducted the survey in the four participating provinces in Ang-Thong, Ayutthaya, Lopburi and Nonthaburi. The survey was completed with 113 communities are selected. The final was discussed with DDPM on 23 February 2018.
Geographical Location

Safeguard Categories

Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples

Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects

Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples

Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation

During Project Design
During Project Implementation
The survey was conducted in close cooperation with provincial and district administrations and with a wide range of community member using village workshops, focus group discussions and presentation at district and province offices. Results were discussed with community members and feedback from community meetings was incorporated in the final recommendations.


Responsible ADB Officer
Kubitzki, Wolfgang G.
Responsible ADB Department
Southeast Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division
Thailand Resident Mission (TRM)
Executing Agencies
Department of Disaster Prevention and Mitigation, Ministry of Interior
Ministry of Interior


Concept Clearance
27 Sep 2012
Fact Finding
20 Sep 2012 to 21 Sep 2012
22 Oct 2014
Last Review Mission
Last PDS Update
07 Mar 2018


Grant 9179-THA

Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
22 Oct 2014 21 Jan 2016 21 Jan 2016 31 Mar 2017 31 Mar 2018 02 Dec 2019
Financing Plan
  Total (Amount in US$ million)
Project Cost 2.00
ADB 0.00
Counterpart 0.00
Cofinancing 2.00
Grant Utilization
  Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Cumulative Contract Awards 23 May 2023 0.00 0.23 12%
Cumulative Disbursements 23 May 2023 0.00 0.23 12%
Status of Covenants
Category Sector Safeguards Social Financial Economic Others
Rating - Satisfactory - Partly satisfactory - -
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