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Lao People's Democratic Republic: Water Supply and Sanitation Sector Project (Additional Financing)

Sovereign (Public) Project | 45301-003 Status: Active

Recognizing the importance of provincial water utilities, or provincial nam papas (PNPs), in providing sustainable water supply and sanitation (WSS) services, the Asian Development

Bank (ADB), on 9 October 2013, approved a loan amounting to $35 million from ADB's Special Fund and a grant totaling $6 million from Phu Bia Mining Limited, to be administered by ADB, for the Water Supply and Sanitation Sector Project (current project) to the Lao PDR.

Since its approval in 2013, the current project has helped improve the performance of PNPs and expand access to better WSS services for urban residents in select small towns of the Lao PDR. Given the current project's good performance and achievements, the additional financing will continue to strengthen PNPs and expand access to more efficient, and climate- and disaster resilient WSS services for urban residents in small towns. It will support the implementation of subprojects in six new towns, in addition to those ongoing in nine towns.

Project Details

Project Officer
Swain, Wei Kim Southeast Asia Department Request for information
Country
  • Lao People's Democratic Republic
Sector
  • Water and other urban infrastructure and services
 
Project Name Water Supply and Sanitation Sector Project (Additional Financing)
Project Number 45301-003
Country Lao People's Democratic Republic
Project Status Active
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Grant
Source of Funding / Amount
Grant 0604-LAO: Water Supply and Sanitation Sector Project (Additional Financing)
concessional ordinary capital resources lending / Asian Development Fund US$ 30.50 million
Strategic Agendas Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Gender Equity and Mainstreaming
Governance and capacity development
Partnerships
Sector / Subsector

Water and other urban infrastructure and services / Urban policy, institutional and capacity development - Urban sanitation - Urban water supply

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Effective gender mainstreaming
Description

Recognizing the importance of provincial water utilities, or provincial nam papas (PNPs), in providing sustainable water supply and sanitation (WSS) services, the Asian Development

Bank (ADB), on 9 October 2013, approved a loan amounting to $35 million from ADB's Special Fund and a grant totaling $6 million from Phu Bia Mining Limited, to be administered by ADB, for the Water Supply and Sanitation Sector Project (current project) to the Lao PDR.

Since its approval in 2013, the current project has helped improve the performance of PNPs and expand access to better WSS services for urban residents in select small towns of the Lao PDR. Given the current project's good performance and achievements, the additional financing will continue to strengthen PNPs and expand access to more efficient, and climate- and disaster resilient WSS services for urban residents in small towns. It will support the implementation of subprojects in six new towns, in addition to those ongoing in nine towns.

With the additional financing, the overall project will (i) expand access to high-quality and reliable piped water supply services for the urban population, (ii) strengthen the PNPs' capacity to manage water supply systems in a resilient manner, and (iii) support government and community efforts to deliver urban WSS. The inclusion of women and poor people will remain a priority. The current project's approach and structure will apply under the additional financing.

Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy

Phu Bia Mining Limited's withdrawal resulted in a $6 million funding shortfall and reduced project benefits, accordingly. Having overcome the slow start and having strengthened the sector's oversight through the DWS, the government was keen to ramp up its efforts and therefore requested additional financing of $30.50 million to expand WSS coverage and improve PNPs' performance. Helped by an experienced DWS, project management staff, and consultants, the government is fitted to using funds successfully to achieve its 2030

WSS targets. With the additional financing, the current project will be almost doubled. Based on the DWS performance for the last six months, the government is confident of implementing the overall project successfully.

Impact Urban access to quality and reliable piped water supply and sanitation services in the Lao PDR improved
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome Performance of participating provincial nam papas (provincial water utilities) in delivering sustainable water supply and sanitation services increased
Progress Toward Outcome
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs

Sector coordination and policy implementation improved

NRW management and water supply development improved

New water supply systems in small towns developed

Community action in urban water supply and sanitation enhanced

Capacity for project implementation and O&M strengthened

Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)
Geographical Location Ban Namthouam, Ban Viangkham, Lamam, Muang Samakhixai, Sopbao, Xam Nua
Safeguard Categories
Environment B
Involuntary Resettlement B
Indigenous Peoples C
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design
During Project Implementation
Responsible ADB Officer Swain, Wei Kim
Responsible ADB Department Southeast Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Urban Development and Water Division, SERD
Executing Agencies
Ministry of Public Works and Transport
Dept of Housing and Urban Planning, Lao
PDR, Lane-Xang Ave., Vientiane Lao PDR
P.O. Box 206
Timetable
Concept Clearance -
Fact Finding 05 Mar 2018 to 16 Mar 2018
MRM 09 May 2018
Approval 13 Sep 2018
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 12 Jun 2019

Grant 0604-LAO

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
13 Sep 2018 16 Oct 2018 03 Dec 2018 30 Sep 2023 - -
Financing Plan Grant Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 35.93 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 30.50 13 Sep 2018 20.99 0.00 69%
Counterpart 5.43 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 13 Sep 2018 6.62 0.00 22%

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Title Document Type Document Date
Water Supply and Sanitation Sector Project (Additional Financing): Xamneau Subproject Land Acquisition and Compensation Plan Resettlement Plans Jul 2020
Water Supply and Sanitation Sector Project (Additional Financing): Xamneua, Houaphan Province Initial Environmental Examination Initial Environmental Examination Apr 2020
Water Supply and Sanitation Sector Project - Additional Financing: Environmental and Social Monitoring Report (January-June 2019) Environmental and Social Monitoring Reports Jan 2020
Water Supply and Sanitation Sector Project - Additional Financing: Sopbao Subproject Land Acquisition and Compensation Plan Resettlement Plans Mar 2019
Water Supply and Sanitation Sector Project - Additional Financing: Xamneau Subproject Land Acquisition and Compensation Plan Resettlement Plans Mar 2019
Water Supply and Sanitation Sector Project (Additional Financing): Samakkhyxay District, Attapeu Province Initial Environmental Examination Initial Environmental Examination Jan 2019
Water Supply and Sanitation Sector Project - Additional Financing: Lamam District, Sekong Province Initial Environmental Examination Initial Environmental Examination Nov 2018
Water Supply and Sanitation Sector Project (Additional Financing): Samakkhyxay Subproject Land Acquisition and Compensation Plan Resettlement Plans Nov 2018
Water Supply and Sanitation Sector Project (Additional Financing): Lamam Subproject Land Acquisition and Compensation Plan Resettlement Plans Nov 2018
Water Supply and Sanitation Sector Project (Additional Financing): Xamneua Subproject Environmental Management Plan Environmental Management Plans Nov 2018
Water Supply and Sanitation Sector Project - Additional Financing: Xamneua Subproject Updated Initial Environmental Examination Initial Environmental Examination Oct 2018
Water Supply and Sanitation Sector Project - Additional Financing: Sopbao Subproject Initial Environmental Examination Initial Environmental Examination Oct 2018
Water Supply and Sanitation Sector Project - Additional Financing: Xamneau Subproject Land Acquisition and Compensation Plan Resettlement Plans Apr 2018
Water Supply and Sanitation Sector Project - Additional Financing: Environmental Assessment and Review Framework Environmental Assessment and Review Framework Apr 2018
Water Supply and Sanitation Sector Project - Additional Financing: Land Acquisition and Compensation Framework Resettlement Frameworks Apr 2018
Water Supply and Sanitation Sector Project - Additional Financing: Sopbao Subproject Initial Environmental Examination Initial Environmental Examination Apr 2018
Water Supply and Sanitation Sector Project - Additional Financing: Sopbao Subproject Land Acquisition and Compensation Plan Resettlement Plans Apr 2018
Water Supply and Sanitation Sector Project - Additional Financing: Xamneua Subproject Initial Environmental Examination Initial Environmental Examination Apr 2018
Water Supply and Sanitation Sector Project: Environmental and Social Monitoring Report (January-December 2017) Environmental and Social Monitoring Reports Dec 2017

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Tenders

Tender Title Type Status Posting Date Deadline
Grant 0604-LAO: Water Supply and Sanitation Sector Project (Additional Financing) [WS-CW-39] Invitation for Bids Active 28 Sep 2020 11 Nov 2020
Grant 0604-LAO: Water Supply and Sanitation Sector Project Invitation for Bids Closed 24 Jun 2019 07 Aug 2019
G0604-LAO: Water Supply and Sanitation Sector Project (Additional Financing) [WS-CW-37] Invitation for Bids Closed 19 Oct 2018 30 Nov 2018
G0604 LAO: Water Supply and Sanitation Sector Project (Additional Financing) [WS-CW-38] Invitation for Bids Closed 19 Oct 2018 16 Nov 2018

Contracts Awarded

Contract Title Approval Number Contract Date Contractor Contractor Address Executing Agency Contract Description Total Contract Amount (US$) Contract Amount Financed by ADB (US$)
WS-CW33: REHABILITATION AND EXPANSION OF WATER SUPPLY SYSTEMS AND PUBLIC SANITATION IN LAMAM Grant 0604 24 Dec 2019 HYUP JIN-DAEYUN JV PHONSINUAN VILLAGE SISATTANAK DISTRICT LAO KOREA REPUBLIC OF Ministry of Public Works and Transport 3,966,362.04
WS-CW35: REHABILITATION AND EXPANSION OF WATER SUPPLY SYSTEMS AND PUBLIC SANITATION IN SAMAKKHYXAY Grant 0604 18 Dec 2019 PHETTHAVONE CONSTRUCTION VIENGSAVANH VILLAGE SIKHOTTABONG DISTRI CT VIENTIANE CAPITAL LAO PDR LAO PEOPLE'S DEM REP Ministry of Public Works and Transport 5,050,030.66
WS-CW37: REHABILITATION AND EXPANSION OF WATER SUPPLY SYSTEMS AND PUBLIC SANITATION IN XAM-NUA Grant 0604 04 Jul 2019 DM GROUP SOLE CO. KAYSONE ROAD PHONPHANAO VILLAGE SAYSETTHA DISTRICT VIENTIANE CAPITAL LAO PEOPLE'S DEM REP Ministry of Public Works and Transport 4,971,600.58
WATER SUPPLY DRAINAGE AND PUBLIC SANITATION WORKS IN SOPBAO HOUAPHAN PROVINCE (WS-CW-38) Grant 0604 21 May 2019 PHOUTPASEUTH CONSTRUCTION SOLE CO. LTD. PHONPAPAO ROAD PHONPAPAO VILLAGE SISATTANAK DISTRICT LAO PEOPLE'S DEM REP Ministry of Public Works and Transport 1,360,778.60
CONTRACT FOR CONSULTING SERVICES FOR PROJECT IMPLEMENTATION ASSISTANCE (PIA) Grant 0604 15 Mar 2019 LAO CONSULTING GROUP LTD. AND NIPPON KOEI CO VIENTIANE LAO PEOPLE'S DEM REP Ministry of Public Works and Transport CONSULTANCY 6,010,966.09