The project is intended to address issues of PRI and watershed management in mountainous provinces of Northern Lao PDR by using an integrated land use planning approach that integrates efficient, sustainable and climate resilient rural infrastructure, and feasible watershed protection measures. For an ecosystem based sustainable rural development, infrastructure and the watershed have to be considered simultaneously. The expected impact of the project will be to achieve sustainable and inclusive rural development. The outcome of the project will be to enhance sustainable, market oriented agricultural production and natural resources management in selected watersheds.
|Project Name||Sustainable Rural Infrastructure and Watershed Management Sector Facility|
|Country||Lao People's Democratic Republic
|Project Type / Modality of Assistance||Technical Assistance
|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 / Agricultural production - Irrigation - Rural flood protection - Water-based natural resources management
|Gender Equity and Mainstreaming||Effective gender mainstreaming|
|Description||The project is intended to address issues of PRI and watershed management in mountainous provinces of Northern Lao PDR by using an integrated land use planning approach that integrates efficient, sustainable and climate resilient rural infrastructure, and feasible watershed protection measures. For an ecosystem based sustainable rural development, infrastructure and the watershed have to be considered simultaneously. The expected impact of the project will be to achieve sustainable and inclusive rural development. The outcome of the project will be to enhance sustainable, market oriented agricultural production and natural resources management in selected watersheds.|
|Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy||The proposed Sustainable Rural Infrastructure and Watershed Management Sector Project will increase the profitability of the agriculture, natural resources and rural development sector by enhancing sustainable, market oriented agricultural production together with natural resources management. The project will: (i) upgrade selected productive rural infrastructure (PRI) schemes to be climate resilient, efficient, and sustainable; (ii) improve land use management within the PRI scheme watersheds; and (iii) improve institutional arrangements and capacity for good agriculture practices and sustainable watershed management.|
|Impact||Sustainable and inclusive rural development achieved.|
|Description of Outcome||Sustainable, market oriented agricultural production and natural resources management in selected watersheds enhanced.|
|Progress Toward Outcome|
|Description of Project Outputs||
PRI upgraded to be climate resilient, efficient, and sustainable.
Land use management within the PRI scheme watersheds improved.
Institutional arrangements and capacity for good agriculture practices and sustainable watershed management improved.
Effective project management activities
|Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)|
|Geographical Location||Houaphan, Luang Prabang, Vientiane, Xiangkhouang|
|Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects|
|Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation|
|During Project Design|
|During Project Implementation|
(i) A TRTA firm providing 40 person-months (p-m) of international and 70 p-m of national consultants has been recruited through quality-and cost-based selection method using a quality-cost ratio of 90:10 and a full technical proposal. The firm provided assistance to prepare the approved Loan and Grant Project for the Sustainable Rural Infrastructure and Watershed Management Sector Project.
(ii) The International Water Management Institute was recruited through single source selection to provide flood and drought risk assessments (8.5 p-m).
(iii) Individual consultants, comprising international and national, will be required.
The consultants will be recruited using individual recruitment selection procedures and will be engaged on an intermittent basis by ADB.
|Responsible ADB Officer||Sadeghi, Niloofar|
|Responsible ADB Department||Southeast Asia Department|
|Responsible ADB Division||Environment, Natural Resources & Agriculture Division, SERD|
Ministry of Agriculture and and Forestry - Department of Planning and Finance
Lane Xang Avenue, Patuxay Square
PO Box No. 811
|Approval||31 May 2017|
|Last Review Mission||-|
|Last PDS Update||30 Sep 2020|
|Approval||Signing Date||Effectivity Date||Closing|
|31 May 2017||17 Jul 2017||17 Jul 2017||30 Jun 2019||30 Apr 2022||-|
|Financing Plan/TA Utilization||Cumulative Disbursements|
|1,700,000.00||2,875,000.00||0.00||0.00||0.00||0.00||4,575,000.00||14 Sep 2021||9,761,228.92|
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|Title||Document Type||Document Date|
|ສາທາລະນະລັດ ປະຊາທິປະໄຕ ປະຊາຊົນລາວ: ໂຄງການຊ່ວຍເຫຼືອທາງດ້ານວິຊາການຄຸ້ມຄອງອ່າງໂຕ່ງ ແລະ ພັດທະນາພື້ນຖານໂຄງລ່າງຊົນນະບົດແບບຍືນຍົງ||Translated PDS||Sep 2017|
|Sustainable Rural Infrastructure and Watershed Management Project: Initial Poverty and Social Analysis||Initial Poverty and Social Analysis||May 2017|
|Preparing the Sustainable Rural Infrastructure and Watershed Management Sector Project: Technical Assistance Report||Technical Assistance Reports||May 2017|
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Evaluation Documents See also: Independent Evaluation
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|Title||Document Type||Document Date|
|Diversion Weirs and Fish Passages for Small-Scale Irrigation in the Lao People's Democratic Republic||Brochures and Flyers||Sep 2020|
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|Tender Title||Type||Status||Posting Date||Deadline|
|Economic and Financial Impacts Survey on Vientiane Irrigation Development and Vientiane Embankment-Cum Road Subproject||Individual - Consulting||Closed||11 Mar 2021||14 Mar 2021|
|Transaction Technical Assistance (TRTA) Firm||Firm - Consulting||Closed||06 Jul 2017||15 Jul 2017|
|Contract Title||Approval Number||Contract Date||Contractor||Contractor Address||Executing Agency||Contract Description||Total Contract Amount (US$)||Contract Amount Financed by ADB (US$)|
|Project Preparatory||Technical Assistance 9323||02 Feb 2018||INTERNATIONAL WATER MANAGEMENT INSTITUTE(SRI LANKA)||127 SUNIL MAWATHA PELAWATTE BATTARAMULLA SRI LANKA||Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry-Planning Dept||Consulting Services||173,000.00||—|
|Project Preparatory||Technical Assistance 9323||22 Dec 2017||FRASER THOMAS PARTNERS (LTD)(NEW ZEALAND) in association with COMMUNITY & ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES LTD(LAO PEOPLE'S DEM REP)||152 KOLMAR ROAD (P.O. BOX 23 273) PAPATOETOE, AUCKLAND NEW ZEALAND||Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry-Planning Dept||Consulting Services||1,352,000.00||—|
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