40190-023: Greater Mekong Subregion Flood and Drought Risk Management and Mitigation Project (LAO/VIE) | Asian Development Bank

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

Sovereign (Public) Project | 40190-023 Status: Active

ADB is helping the Lao People's Democratic Republic and Viet Nam reduce economic losses resulting from floods and droughts. The project will pair upgrades in water management infrastructure with community-based disaster risk management and enhanced regional forecasting to improve disaster preparedness in the Greater Mekong Subregion. 

Project Details

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Project Name Greater Mekong Subregion Flood and Drought Risk Management and Mitigation Project (LAO/VIE)
Project Number 40190-023
Country Regional
Lao People's Democratic Republic
Viet Nam
Project Status Active
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Grant
Loan
Source of Funding / Amount
Grant 0316-REG: Greater Mekong Subregion Flood and Drought Risk Management and Mitigation Project (LAO/VIE)
concessional ordinary capital resources lending / Asian Development Fund US$ 12.50 million
Grant 0317-REG: Greater Mekong Subregion Flood and Drought Risk Management and Mitigation Project (LAO/VIE)
Government of Australia US$ 5.89 million
Loan 2936-REG: Greater Mekong Subregion Flood and Drought Risk Management and Mitigation Project (LAO/VIE)
concessional ordinary capital resources lending / Asian Development Fund US$ 24.00 million
Loan 2937-REG: Greater Mekong Subregion Flood and Drought Risk Management and Mitigation Project (LAO/VIE)
concessional ordinary capital resources lending / Asian Development Fund US$ 45.00 million
Grant 0483-REG: Greater Mekong Subregion Flood and Drought Risk Management and Mitigation Project - Additional Financing
Integrated Disaster Risk Management Fund US$ 1.80 million
Strategic Agendas Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
Regional integration
Drivers of Change Partnerships
Sector / Subsector

Agriculture, natural resources and rural development - Agricultural drainage - Irrigation - Rural flood protection - Water-based natural resources management

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Effective gender mainstreaming
Description The impact of the Project will be reduced economic losses resulting from floods and droughts. The outcome will be improved capacities and preparedness to manage and mitigate the impacts of flood and drought events. The Project will have four key outputs: (i) Enhanced regional data, information, and knowledge base for the management of floods and droughts; (ii) Upgraded water management infrastructure; (iii) Enhanced capacity for community-based disaster risk management; and (iv) Effective project implementation.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy

The Mekong River stretches through the People's Republic of China, Myanmar, the Lao PDR, Thailand, Cambodia, and Viet Nam with a total land area of 795,000 square kilometers (km2). The Lower Mekong Basin (LMB) is home to about 60 million people in Cambodia, the Lao PDR, Thailand, and Viet Nam. The Mekong River stands apart because of the large fluctuations in seasonal discharge - very low flows in the dry season yet extensive flooding in the wet season. River flow is largely unaffected by water control structures and follows the seasonal hydrological cycle.

Countries in the LMB have varying levels of capacity to prepare for and manage flood- and drought-related disasters. Actions are mostly reactive, rather than proactive, and are uncoordinated. Better flood and drought disaster preparedness requires (i) knowledge availability and sharing of potential changes to the spatial and temporal distribution of climate and hydrological variables over the basin as a whole; (ii) capacity for timely flood and drought forecasting and dissemination of warnings to communities at risk; (iii) engagement of at-risk communities in the identification, analysis, treatment, monitoring, and evaluation of disaster risks in order to reduce their vulnerabilities and enhance their coping capacities; and (iv) improved condition of water control infrastructure.

The Project is aligned with the relevant policies, strategies, and programs such as the following: (i) Lao PDR: Disaster Management Action Frameworks, 2003 2020; and the (ii) Viet Nam: National Strategy for Natural Disaster Prevention, Response and Mitigation approved by the Prime Minister in 2007 (Decision No. 172/2007), National Targeted Program to Respond to Climate Change, Strategic Direction of Water Resources Development (to 2020 and toward 2050), the Mekong Delta Master Plan.

The Project is aligned with ADB''s Water Operational Plan, 2011 -2020, which identifies flood and drought mitigation (as part of disaster risk management) as one of the two urgent challenges to be addressed in the integrated water resource management process. The Project is also aligned with the ADB's Disaster and Emergency Assistance Policy (2004) as it will support the governments and local communities to identify and manage risks from natural hazards.

Impact Reduced economic losses resulting from flood and drought
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome Improved capacity and preparedness to manage and mitigate the impacts of flood and drought events
Progress Toward Outcome

Lao PDR: The Project was declared effective on 22 March 2013. After a substantial delay, the Project has now made significant progress with the engagement of the consulting firms to support the National Early Warning Center and the CBDRM activities. The package on Rehabilitation of Vientiane Flood Protection Embankment Subproject was awarded in March 2016 while the Vientiane Irrigation Development Subproject was awarded in September 2016.

Viet Nam: The project was declared effective on 10 May 2013. As of 31 August 2017, significant progress has been achieved implementing Output 2. One subproject has been completed. Implementation of Outputs 1 and 3 has just been started with consultant recruitment. The Outcome is highly likely to be achieved after completion of implementation of the three outputs before loan closing date.

Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs

Enhanced regional data, information, and knowledge base for the management of floods and droughts

Upgraded water management infrastructure

Enhanced capacity for CBDRM

Effective project implementation

Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)

Lao PDR: NPCO and IA offices were established as planned with full equipped. All consultants were recruited and mobilized as planned. PPMS has established and operated in Q1, 2016.

Viet Nam: The project implementation consultant (a consortium of international and national firms) was mobilized in May 2014.

Lao PDR: EA and ADB are working closely toward timely award of contracts and submission of withdrawal applications.

Viet Nam: Contract awards for all ICB civil works package have been done as scheduled. However, disbursement is restricted by government ceiling.

Lao PDR: All activities are on track with respect to the latest implementation plan.

Viet Nam: Highly likely

Lao PDR: Gender awareness trainings will be conducted during the course of project implementation.

Viet Nam: The gender action plan implementation is on track.

Viet Nam: IDRM Fund grant agreement was signed on 20 July 2017 and became effective on the same day. Consultant recruitment has already started. It is expected consultant will be mobilized in Q1, 2018.

The contracts for the supply of hydro-meteorological equipment was signed on 18 July 2016 and the four contracts for the construction of the hydro-meteorological stations were signed in June 2016.

Same as above

Viet Nam: The bidding documents for civil works include provision to require contractors to prioritize recruiting female unskilled local laborers among local workers. ADB noted during field visits that the poor and female community people in the project areas are employed.

The package for the Rehabilitation of Vientiane Flood Protection Embankment was awarded on 7 April 2016 and the contractors mobilized in May 2016. as of 31 December 2016 the progress is estimated at 2.9%

This is being ensured during the procurement process.

Not yet due.

Viet Nam: All four civil works contracts awarded and ongoing. One of them has been completed. The target will be achieved at completion of works.

O&M Plans are being prepared and will be finalized before completion of works for each package.

Viet Nam: IDRM fund grant agreement was signed on 20 July 2017. Terms of reference for consultancy inputs to be financed from the IDRM fund has been prepared and finalized. Consultant recruitment has already started and expected to be mobilized in Q1, 2018.

The consultants to support CBDRM mobilized in November 2015. CBDRM community groups have been established in 18 villages. The Midterm Review Mission, scheduled in November 2016, will further review findings of number of target communes under the project. The progress as of December 2016 was 33%.

Same as above

Geographical Location
Safeguard Categories
Environment B
Involuntary Resettlement A
Indigenous Peoples C
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
Environmental Aspects

All identified adverse impacts resulting from the location, design, construction, and operation of the water management infrastructure are expected to be small to moderate and can be mitigated by adoption of specific measures. Special environment-related assurances are prepared to mitigate any project impact on adjacent wetlands.

For Lao, the initial environment examination reports of the subprojects have been updated and cleared by ADB. For VIE project environment management plans (EMPs) of the subprojects are approved and included in the civil works contracts to implement the mitigation measures.

For Viet nam, Environmental Management Plans (EMPs) of all four civil works packages were approved. Independent/external monitoring reports were submitted. However deficiencies were noted on the implementation, and strict monitoring of its implementation by the PIC and supervision consultants is advised. An EMP time-bound action plan was prepared in April 2017 and requires EA's strict implementation.

Involuntary Resettlement

Resettlement plans (RP), prepared during PPTA, were endorsed by the government and disclosed on the ADB's website. The RPs have been updated for each civil works package after completing detailed engineering designs.

For the LAO project, the updated resettlement plans for the two subprojects have been cleared by ADB.

For the Viet Nam, resettlement plans (RPs) for 2 awarded packages 2.6 and 2.8 were approved by ADB and are being implemented. RPs of packages 2.7 and 2.9 are being implemented. RP of package 2.9 has been split in three sub-RPs because it includes 3 separate canals. Two of the three have been approved and being implemented.

Indigenous Peoples No indigenous people maintaining distinct cultural identities or separate cultural traditions was found to reside in the project areas.
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design Stakeholder consultations were conducted during the Project preparation, including during resettlement plan preparations and socio economic surveys in all areas covered by the Project
During Project Implementation

Consultation and participatory design of interventions is in process. Consultations are ongoing with the farmers and affected people during the implementation of the resettlement plan.

For Lao, a series of meetings with district governors, PIOs, NPCO were held for the development of the CBDRM workplan. CBDRM community groups have been established and 40 group facilitators have been selected. Training for the CBDRM community groups is ongoing.

Business Opportunities
Consulting Services The consultants have been recruited according to ADB's Guidelines on the Use of Consultants. The Project requires a number of consulting services to assist the executing agencies and implementing agencies with: (i) project implementation support; (ii) preparation of subprojects; (iii) strengthening of the NEWC; (iv) external safeguard monitoring; (v) implementation of CBDRM; and (vi) audit of project accounts. The outputs and deliverables from all consulting services shall be in accordance with the Government policies, and in support of the provincial development strategies and the needs of the beneficiaries.
Procurement All procurement of goods and works are being undertaken in accordance with ADB's Procurement Guidelines (2010), as amended from time to time.
Responsible ADB Officer Ho, Phong Le
Responsible ADB Department Southeast Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Viet Nam Resident Mission
Executing Agencies
Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry
DIDMONPD@LAOTEL.COM
Department of Livestock and Fisheries
Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry
Timetable
Concept Clearance 07 Mar 2011
Fact Finding 31 Mar 2011 to 08 Apr 2011
MRM 06 Jul 2012
Approval 06 Nov 2012
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 20 Sep 2017

Grant 0316-REG

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
06 Nov 2012 04 Dec 2012 22 Mar 2013 30 Sep 2019 - -
Financing Plan Grant Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 13.09 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 12.50 06 Nov 2012 9.44 0.00 76%
Counterpart 0.59 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 06 Nov 2012 7.11 0.00 57%

Grant 0317-REG

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
06 Nov 2012 21 Dec 2012 10 May 2013 30 Sep 2019 - -
Financing Plan Grant Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 19.36 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 0.00 06 Nov 2012 0.00 0.91 100%
Counterpart 13.47 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 5.89 06 Nov 2012 0.00 0.07 8%

Grant 0483-REG

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
15 Jan 2016 20 Jul 2017 20 Jul 2017 31 Dec 2018 - -
Financing Plan Grant Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 1.80 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 0.00 15 Jan 2016 0.00 0.00 0%
Counterpart 0.00 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 1.80 15 Jan 2016 0.00 0.00 0%

Loan 2936-REG

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
06 Nov 2012 04 Dec 2012 22 Mar 2013 30 Sep 2019 - -
Financing Plan Loan Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 24.00 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 24.00 06 Nov 2012 19.76 0.00 88%
Counterpart 0.00 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 06 Nov 2012 9.88 0.00 44%

Loan 2937-REG

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
06 Nov 2012 21 Dec 2012 10 May 2013 30 Sep 2019 - -
Financing Plan Loan Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 45.00 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 45.00 06 Nov 2012 32.81 0.00 78%
Counterpart 0.00 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 06 Nov 2012 20.00 0.00 48%

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Title Document Type Document Date
Amended and Restated Grant Agreement for Grants 0317 and 0483-VIE: GMS Flood and Drought Risk Management and Mitigation Project Grant Agreement Jul 2017
Greater Mekong Subregion Flood and Drought Risk Management and Mitigation Project (LAO/VIE): Procurement Plan Procurement Plans May 2017
Greater Mekong Subregion Flood and Drought Risk Management and Mitigation Project: Viet Nam Component Audited Project Financial Statements (January-December 2015) Audited Project Financial Statements Jun 2016
GMS Flood and Drought Risk Management and Mitigation Project: Lao PDR Component Audited Project Financial Statements (October 2014-September 2015) Audited Project Financial Statements Mar 2016
Greater Mekong Subregion Flood and Drought Risk Management and Mitigation Project: Viet Nam Component Audited Project Financial Statements (May-December 2013 and January-December 2014) Audited Project Financial Statements Jul 2015
GMS Flood and Drought Risk Management and Mitigation Project: Lao PDR Component Audited Project Financial Statements (1 July-30 September 2013 and 1 October 2013-30 September 2014) Audited Project Financial Statements Jun 2015
Greater Mekong Subregion Flood and Drought Risk Management and Mitigation Project: Project Data Sheet (Lao Translation) Translated PDS Feb 2013
Loan Agreement (Special Operations) for Greater Mekong Subregion - Flood and Drought Risk Management and Mitigation Project (Viet Nam Component) Loan Agreement (Special Operations) Dec 2012
Grant Agreement for Greater Mekong Subregion - Flood and Drought Risk Management and Mitigation Project (Viet Nam Component) Grant Agreement Dec 2012
Financing Agreement for Greater Mekong Subregion - Flood and Drought Risk Management and Mitigation Project (Lao PDR Component) between Lao PDR and ADB Financing Agreement Dec 2012
Greater Mekong Subregion Flood and Drought Risk Management and Mitigation Project - Viet Nam Project/Program Administration Manual Oct 2012
Greater Mekong Subregion Flood and Drought Risk Management and Mitigation Project (LAO/VIE) Reports and Recommendations of the President Oct 2012
Greater Mekong Subregion Flood and Drought Risk Management and Mitigation Project (LAO/VIE) Gender Action Plans Oct 2012
Greater Mekong Subregion Flood and Drought Risk Management and Mitigation Project - Lao People’s Democratic Republic Project/Program Administration Manual Sep 2012

Safeguard Documents See also: Safeguards

Safeguard documents provided at the time of project/facility approval may also be found in the list of linked documents provided with the Report and Recommendation of the President.

Title Document Type Document Date
GMS Flood and Drought Risk Management and Mitigation Project: Viet Nam Component Environmental Monitoring Report (January-June 2016) Environmental Monitoring Reports Jun 2017
Flood and Drought Risk Management and Mitigation Project (LAO/VIE): Viet Nam Component Resettlement Monitoring Report Social Monitoring Reports Apr 2017
Flood and Drought Risk Management and Mitigation Project (LAO/VIE): Viet Nam Component Resettlement Monitoring Report Social Monitoring Reports Dec 2016
GMS Flood and Drought Risk Management and Mitigation Project - Viet Nam: Ba Rai Flood Risk Mitigation Resettlement Plan Resettlement Plans Oct 2016
GMS Flood and Drought Risk Management and Mitigation Project - Viet Nam: Cai Cai Canal Works Resettlement Plan Resettlement Plans Sep 2016
GMS Flood and Drought Risk Management and Mitigation Project (LAO Component): Vientiane Flood Protection Embankment Resettlement Plan Resettlement Plans Mar 2016
GMS Flood and Drought Risk Management and Mitigation Project (LAO Component): Irrigation Development in Vientiane Capital Resettlement Plan Resettlement Plans Mar 2016
GMS Flood and Drought Risk Management and Mitigation Project (LAO Component): Vientiane Embankment Subproject Initial Environmental Examination Initial Environmental Examination Feb 2016
GMS Flood and Drought Risk Management and Mitigation Project (LAO Component): Vientiane Irrigation Development Subproject Initial Environmental Examination Initial Environmental Examination Feb 2016
Greater Mekong Subregion Flood and Drought Risk Management and Mitigation Project (LAO/VIE): Viet Nam Component Resettlement Monitoring Report Social Monitoring Reports Aug 2015
Greater Mekong Subregion Flood and Drought Risk Management and Mitigation Project - Viet Nam: Upgrading of Saltwater Intrusion Protection System in Go Cong Area, Tien Giang Province Environmental Management Plan Environmental Management Plans Mar 2015
Greater Mekong Subregion Flood and Drought Risk Management and Mitigation Project - Viet Nam: Bank Erosion Protection for Thuong Thoi Tien Town, Hong Ngu District, Dong Thap Province Environmental Management Plan Environmental Management Plans Mar 2015
GMS Flood and Drought Risk Management and Mitigation Project: Thuong Toi Tien Subproject Corrective Action Plan Social Monitoring Reports Sep 2013
GMS Flood and Drought Risk Management and Mitigation Project -- Lao PDR: Irrigation Development in Vientiane Capital Resettlement Plans Jun 2012
GMS Flood and Drought Risk Management and Mitigation Project -- Viet Nam: Upgrading and Rehabilitation of Four Primary Canals in Plain of Reeds, Dong Thap Province Resettlement Plans Jun 2012
GMS Flood and Drought Risk Management and Mitigation Project -- Viet Nam: Upgrading the Flood Control System in Ba Rai - Phu An Area, Cai Lay District, Tien Giang Province Resettlement Plans Jun 2012
GMS Flood and Drought Risk Management and Mitigation Project -- Viet Nam: Upgrading the Flood Control System in Go Cong, Tien Giang Province Resettlement Plans Jun 2012
GMS Flood and Drought Risk Management and Mitigation Project -- Lao PDR: Flood Protection and Drought Mitigation Project in Vientiane Capital Resettlement Plans Jun 2012

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