The Asian Development Bank is working with India to working to reduce flooding and riverbank erosion in Assam. The project is improving vulnerable embankments along 90 kilometers of the Brahmaputra River, which protects the livelihoods of 1 million people in urban, suburban, and rural areas.
|Project Name||Assam Integrated Flood and Riverbank Erosion Risk Management Investment Program - Project 2|
|Project Type / Modality of Assistance||Loan
|Source of Funding / Amount||
|Strategic Agendas||Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
|Drivers of Change||Gender Equity and Mainstreaming
Governance and capacity development
|Sector / Subsector||
Agriculture, natural resources and rural development / Rural flood protection - Rural water policy, institutional and capacity development
Water and other urban infrastructure and services / Urban flood protection
|Gender Equity and Mainstreaming||Effective gender mainstreaming|
|Description||Incorporating lessons from Project 1, Project 2 for $60.16 million will fund a combination of structural and nonstructural measures in the three subproject areas (Palasbari-Gumi, Kaziranga, and Dibrugarh) along the Brahmaputra River in Assam. The structural measures will include: (i) 20 kilometers (km) of riverbank protection works with innovative technologies, combined with 5 km of pro-siltation measures; (ii) upgrade of 13 km of flood embankments; and (iii) construction of four sluice gates and one pumping station to improve drainage. Monitoring and adaptive maintenance of the infrastructure will also be included to cope with the highly dynamic morphological processes of the river. The nonstructural measures will continue the methodologies used under Project 1 and cover community involvement and community-based flood risk management activities.|
|Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy||The investment program tackles one of the critical development inhibitors of Assam: recurrent flooding from the Brahmaputra River (the world fourth largest river), exacerbated by unpredictable erosion of its riverbanks. Since the Great Assam Earthquake in 1950, the river has widened from about 6 to 9 km along its 650 km course in Assam. Natural hazards and remoteness have led to a slower development of the economy compared with the national average, while population growth and density are similar. Therefore, Assam faces high poverty and depends highly on agriculture.|
|Impact||Economic vulnerability and social disruption caused by flood and riverbank erosion risks in Assam reduced.|
|Description of Outcome||Resilience to flood and riverbank erosion risks in selected flood-prone areas along the Brahmaputra River increased.|
|Progress Toward Outcome|
|Description of Project Outputs||
Institutional and knowledge-based flood and riverbank erosion risk management (FRERM) planning strengthened
Comprehensive FRERM structural and nonstructural measures developed, implemented and maintained in three subproject areas
Multidisciplinary investment program management strengthened.
|Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)|
|Geographical Location||Dibrugarh, Kaziranga, Palasbari|
|Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects|
|Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation|
|During Project Design||TBD|
|During Project Implementation||TBD|
|Consulting Services||All advance contracting and retroactive financing will be undertaken in conformity with ADB Procurement Guidelines (2015, as amended from time to time) and ADB's Guidelines on the Use of Consultants (2013, as amended from time to time).|
|Procurement||All advance contracting and retroactive financing will be undertaken in conformity with ADB Procurement Guidelines (2015, as amended from time to time) and ADB's Guidelines on the Use of Consultants (2013, as amended from time to time). All procurement of goods and works will be undertaken in accordance with ADB's Procurement Guidelines (2015, as amended from time to time).|
|Responsible ADB Officer||Yadav, Rajesh|
|Responsible ADB Department||South Asia Department|
|Responsible ADB Division||India Resident Mission|
Flood and River Erosion Management Agency of Assam
Office of the CEO, FREMAA
4th floor, Nayantara Supermarket Building
Six Mile, Guwahati, Pin - 781022
|MRM||03 Sep 2018|
|Approval||07 Dec 2018|
|Last Review Mission||-|
|Last PDS Update||10 Dec 2018|
|Approval||Signing Date||Effectivity Date||Closing|
|07 Dec 2018||13 Dec 2018||-||18 Oct 2020||-||-|
|Financing Plan||Loan Utilization|
|Total (Amount in US$ million)||Date||ADB||Others||Net Percentage|
|Project Cost||82.34||Cumulative Contract Awards|
|ADB||60.16||07 Dec 2018||0.00||0.00||0%|
|Cofinancing||0.00||07 Dec 2018||0.00||0.00||0%|
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|Title||Document Type||Document Date|
|Loan Agreement (Ordinary Operations) for Loan 3755-IND: Assam Integrated Flood and Riverbank Erosion Risk Management Investment Program - Project 2||Loan Agreement (Ordinary Resources)||Dec 2018|
|Project Agreement for Loan 3755-IND: Assam Integrated Flood and Riverbank Erosion Risk Management Investment Program - Project 2||Project/Program Agreements||Dec 2018|
|Assam Integrated Flood and Riverbank Erosion Risk Management Investment Program - Project 2: Periodic Financing Request Report||Periodic Financing Request Reports||Dec 2018|
|Assam Integrated Flood and Riverbank Erosion Risk Management Investment Program - Project 2: Tranche-at-a-Glance Report||Tranche Reports||Nov 2018|
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|Tender Title||Type||Status||Posting Date||Deadline|
|Loan No. 38412-IND: Assam Integrated Flood and Riverbank Erosion Risk Management Investment Program - Project 2 [FREMAA/PGD/PG/2017-1]||Invitation for Bids||Closed||30 Apr 2018||15 Jun 2018|
|Resettlement Plan Implementation Support for Dibrugarh||Firm - Consulting||Closed||28 Mar 2018||26 Apr 2018|
|Resettlement Plan Implementation Support for Palashbari||Firm - Consulting||Closed||28 Mar 2018||26 Apr 2018|
|Loan No. 38412-IND: Assam Integrated Flood and Riverbank Erosion Risk Management Investment Program - Project 2 [FREMAA/Palasbari/PGP/T2 of 2017]||Invitation for Bids||Closed||20 Dec 2017||01 Feb 2018|
|IND: Assam Integrated Flood and Riverbank Erosion Risk Management Investment Program – Tranche 2||Advance Notice||Active||12 Dec 2017|
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