Project Name Northern Community-Managed Irrigation Sector Project
Project Number 34188-012
Country Lao People's Democratic Republic
Project Status Closed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 3718-LAO: Northern Community-Managed Irrigation Sector Project
Japan Special Fund US$ 700,000.00
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Governance and capacity development
Knowledge solutions
Sector / Subsector

Agriculture, natural resources and rural development - Agricultural policy, institutional and capacity development - Irrigation

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Effective gender mainstreaming
Description The objective of the TA is to prepare a follow-on sector investment project, which will address poverty reduction, environmental protection and gender issues through the development of small-scale (less than 100 ha) CMI schemes in selected northern provinces. The TA will comprise the following major activities: (i) review lessons learnt from ongoing projects in relation to current policies; (ii) undertake analyses of institutional capacity at national, province, district and village water users associations (WUAs) levels; (iii) determine the northern provinces to be included in the proposed project taking into consideration the stakeholders' priorities and Government's implementation; (iv) review and upgrade the completed appraisal studies on sample subprojects.; (v) conduct a social and environmental assessment of sample subprojects with particular emphasis on poverty reduction and environmental protection; (vi) analyze the cost effectiveness and financial sustainability; and (vii) develop a sector investment package and necessary supporting mechanism for sustainable and affordable CMI.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy

Project Outcome

Description of Outcome
Progress Toward Outcome
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs
Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)
Geographical Location Northern provinces of Lao PDR.

Safeguard Categories

Environment B
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

Business Opportunities

Consulting Services The TA work will be carried out by a team of experts from an international consulting firm in association with domestic consultants. Other details of consulting services to be required will be determined during the fact-finding mission. Procurement of one service vehicle will be proposed to facilitate the work of the consultants.

Responsible Staff

Responsible ADB Officer Phanouvong, Sisavanh
Responsible ADB Department Southeast Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Environment, Natural Resources & Agriculture Division, SERD
Executing Agencies
Department of Irrigation
Mr. Phuovieng Latdavong, Permanent Secretary
P.O. Box 5192, Vientiane Lao People's Democratic Republic


Concept Clearance 10 Mar 2001
Fact Finding 11 Jun 2001 to 19 Jun 2001
Approval 11 Sep 2001
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 01 Jun 2007

TA 3718-LAO

Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
11 Sep 2001 26 Oct 2001 26 Oct 2001 31 Dec 2002 15 Dec 2004 -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
700,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 700,000.00 11 Sep 2001 697,544.64

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