50236-002: Sustainable Rural Infrastructure and Watershed Conservation Project | Asian Development Bank

Lao People's Democratic Republic: Sustainable Rural Infrastructure and Watershed Conservation Project

Sovereign (Public) Project | 50236-002 Status: Proposed

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 Details

Project Officer
Salter, Charles David Southeast Asia Department Request for information
Country
  • Lao People's Democratic Republic
Modality
  • Grant
  • Loan
Sector
  • Agriculture, natural resources and rural development
 
Project Name Sustainable Rural Infrastructure and Watershed Conservation Project
Project Number 50236-002
Country Lao People's Democratic Republic
Project Status Proposed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Grant
Loan
Source of Funding / Amount
Grant: Sustainable Rural Infrastructure and Watershed Management Project
concessional ordinary capital resources lending / Asian Development Fund US$ 4.70 million
Loan: Sustainable Rural Infrastructure and Watershed Management Project
concessional ordinary capital resources lending / Asian Development Fund US$ 30.00 million
Strategic Agendas Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Gender Equity and Mainstreaming
Governance and capacity development
Knowledge solutions
Partnerships
Sector / Subsector

Agriculture, natural resources and rural development / Irrigation - 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.
Outcome Sustainable, market oriented agricultural production and natural resources management in selected watersheds enhanced.
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.

Geographical Location Houaphan, Luang Prabang, Vientiane, Xiangkhouang
Safeguard Categories
Environment B
Involuntary Resettlement B
Indigenous Peoples B
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 Salter, Charles David
Responsible ADB Department Southeast Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Environment, Natural Resources & Agriculture Division, SERD
Executing Agencies
Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry-Planning Dept
Mr. Xaypladeth Choulamany, Director General
[email protected]
Lane Xang Avenue, Patuxay Square PO Box No. 811
Timetable
Concept Clearance 31 May 2017
Fact Finding 11 Jun 2018 to 22 Jun 2018
MRM 06 Aug 2018
Approval -
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 29 Sep 2017

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