Lao People's Democratic Republic: National Integrated Water Resources Management Support Project

Sovereign Project | 43114-012 Status: Closed

Project Details

Project Officer
Teoh, Su Chin Southeast Asia Department Request for information
  • Lao People's Democratic Republic
  • Technical Assistance
  • Agriculture, natural resources and rural development
  • Education
Project Name National Integrated Water Resources Management Support Project
Project Number 43114-012
Country Lao People's Democratic Republic
Project Status Closed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 7780-LAO: National Integrated Water Resources Management Support Project
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 300,000.00
Spanish Cooperation Fund for Technical Assistance US$ 600,000.00
Government of Australia US$ 3.00 million
Strategic Agendas Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Governance and capacity development
Sector / Subsector

Agriculture, natural resources and rural development - Land-based natural resources management - Water-based natural resources management

Education - Tertiary

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy

Project Outcome

Description of Outcome
Progress Toward Outcome TA consultants worked with relevant Government clients in the areas of training, river basin management, and groundwater assessment to develop capacity in IWRM. An IWRM Forum was held in October 2015 to showcase the achievements of the TA and reflect on current status of capacity to implement IWRM in Lao. The forum brought together participants involved in the water sector in Lao including representatives at the national and provincial government agencies, NUOL, research institutes, development partners, state-owned enterprise, private sector and the media.
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs
Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues) All activities under the TA have been completed and final liquidation of the advance to the imprest account is being processed.
Geographical Location Lao PDR National Project

Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects

Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design A wide range of stakeholders was consulted during project design.
During Project Implementation Consultation workshops were conducted to ensure that key stakeholders participate in achieving the expected outcomes of the TA.

Business Opportunities

Consulting Services Out of 4 consulting firms, 2 (which supported Outputs 3 and 4) have completed their contracts. Individual consultants (on water resource management, ground water management, and river basin planning) have been engaged to help ensure that the final activities are conducted in accordance with the approved Work Plan and Budget.
Procurement The procurement of equipment for the TA is following ADB's Procurement Guidelines (2010, as amended from time to time). All equipment will be transferred to the implementing agencies on TA completion. The proceeds of the TA are being disbursed in line with ADB's Technical Assistance Disbursement Handbook (2010, as amended from time to time).

Responsible Staff

Responsible ADB Officer Teoh, Su Chin
Responsible ADB Department Southeast Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Environment, Natural Resources & Agriculture Division, SERD
Executing Agencies
Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment
Mr. Chanthanet Boualapha, Acting Director General of MONRE/DWR
Nahai Diew Road, Chanthabury District, Vientiane Capital, Lao PDR


Concept Clearance -
Fact Finding -
Approval -
Last Review Mission -
PDS Creation Date 17 Mar 2009
Last PDS Update 31 Mar 2016

TA 7780-LAO

Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
16 Feb 2011 21 Mar 2011 21 Mar 2011 31 Mar 2015 31 Mar 2016 -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
300,000.00 3,600,000.00 310,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 4,210,000.00 16 Feb 2011 3,803,630.59

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