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

Sovereign Project | 50236-002

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
    Sadeghi, Niloofar
    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 Management Sector Project
Project Number 50236-002
Country Lao People's Democratic Republic
Project Status Active
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Grant
Loan
Source of Funding / Amount
Grant 0659-LAO: Sustainable Rural Infrastructure and Watershed Management Project
Asian Development Fund US$ 5.00 million
Grant 0660-LAO: Sustainable Rural Infrastructure and Watershed Conservation Project
European Union US$ 4.46 million
Loan 3817-LAO: Sustainable Rural Infrastructure and Watershed Management Project
Concessional ordinary capital resources lending US$ 40.00 million
Loan: Sustainable Rural Infrastructure and Watershed Management Sector Project
International Fund for Agricultural Development US$ 21.00 million
Grant: Sustainable Rural Infrastructure and Watershed Management Sector Project
Deutsche Gesellschaft fur Internationale Zusammenarbei US$ 24.71 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 / Agricultural production - Irrigation - Water-based natural resources management

Health / Nutrition

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Gender equity
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 Market driven and safe agricultural products developed, and rural areas integrated into the national economy
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome High-value agricultural production, natural resources management, status of women, and community nutrition improved.
Progress Toward Outcome Being assessed.
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs

1. Market-oriented agricultural production increased

2. Watershed ecological services protected

3. Command area irrigation reliability improved

4. Nutrition awareness and facilities improved

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

Start-up project management and procurement specialists were on board in Q1 2020. For the civil works packages, bidding documents for the Nam Seng Irrigation (Luang Prabang) were approved by ADB on 17 August 2020. ADB approved other packages to proceed following the Nam Seng Irrigation bidding documents.

Recruitment of Loan Implementation Consultants and other consultants is ongoing.

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 Sadeghi, Niloofar
Responsible ADB Department Southeast Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Environment, Natural Resources & Agriculture Division, SERD
Executing Agencies
Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry (MAF)
Patuxay Monument Naxay Village, Xaysatha District, Vientiane Capital, Lao PDR
Timetable
Concept Clearance 31 May 2017
Fact Finding 19 Nov 2018 to 13 Dec 2018
MRM 27 Jun 2019
Approval 19 May 2020
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 02 Oct 2020

Grant 0659-LAO

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
20 Sep 2019 30 Oct 2019 21 Jan 2020 30 Sep 2027 - -
Financing Plan Grant Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 7.00 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 5.00 18 Nov 2021 0.00 0.00 0%
Counterpart 2.00 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 18 Nov 2021 0.35 0.00 7%
Status of Covenants
Category Sector Safeguards Social Financial Economic Others
Rating - Satisfactory Satisfactory - - Unsatisfactory

Grant 0660-LAO

Financing Plan Grant Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 4.46 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 0.00 - 0.00 0.00 %
Counterpart 0.00 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 4.46 - 0.00 0.00 %

Loan 3817-LAO

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
20 Sep 2019 30 Oct 2019 21 Jan 2020 30 Sep 2027 - -
Financing Plan Loan Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 40.00 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 40.00 18 Nov 2021 8.80 0.00 22%
Counterpart 0.00 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 18 Nov 2021 2.38 0.00 6%
Status of Covenants
Category Sector Safeguards Social Financial Economic Others
Rating - Satisfactory Satisfactory - - Unsatisfactory

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Title Document Type Document Date
Sustainable Rural Infrastructure and Watershed Management Sector Project: Audited Project Financial Statements (January-December 2020) Audited Project Financial Statements Oct 2021
Sustainable Rural Infrastructure and Watershed Management Sector Project: Procurement Plan Procurement Plans Aug 2020
Grant Agreement (Special Operations) for Grant 0659-LAO: Sustainable Rural Infrastructure and Watershed Management Sector Project Grant Agreement Oct 2019
Grant Agreement (Externally Financed) for Grant 0660-LAO: Sustainable Rural Infrastructure and Watershed Management Sector Project Grant Agreement Oct 2019
Project Agreement for Loan 3817-LAO, Grant 0659-LAO, and Grant 0660-LAO: Sustainable Rural Infrastructure and Watershed Management Sector Project Project/Program Agreements Oct 2019
Loan Agreement (Ordinary Operations [Concessional]) for Loan 3817-LAO: Sustainable Rural Infrastructure and Watershed Management Sector Project Loan Agreement (Ordinary Resources) Oct 2019
Sustainable Rural Infrastructure and Watershed Management Sector Project: Report and Recommendation of the President Reports and Recommendations of the President Aug 2019
Sustainable Rural Infrastructure and Watershed Management Sector Project: Gender Action Plan Gender Action Plans Aug 2019
Sustainable Rural Infrastructure and Watershed Management Sector Project: Project Administration Manual Project/Program Administration Manual Aug 2019
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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
Sustainable Rural Infrastructure and Watershed Management Project: Nam Seng Subproject Final Land Acquisition and Resettlement Plan Resettlement Plans Jul 2019
Sustainable Rural Infrastructure and Watershed Management Project: Nam Tong Subproject Final Land Acquisition and Resettlement Plan Resettlement Plans Jul 2019
Sustainable Rural Infrastructure and Watershed Management Project: Nam Phieng Subproject Final Due Diligence Report Safeguards Due Diligence Reports Jul 2019
Sustainable Rural Infrastructure and Watershed Management Project: Final Resettlement and Ethnic Group Development Framework Combined Resettlement Framework and Indigenous Peoples Planning Frameworks Jul 2019
Sustainable Rural Infrastructure and Watershed Management Project: Nam Poua Subproject Final Land Acquisition and Resettlement Plan Resettlement Plans Jul 2019
Sustainable Rural Infrastructure and Watershed Management Project: Nam Tong Subproject Draft Land Acquisition and Resettlement Plan Resettlement Plans Jun 2019
Sustainable Rural Infrastructure and Watershed Management Project: Nam Poua Subproject Draft Land Acquisition and Resettlement Plan Resettlement Plans Jun 2019
Sustainable Rural Infrastructure and Watershed Management Project: Nam Seng Subproject Draft Land Acquisition and Resettlement Plan Resettlement Plans Jun 2019
Sustainable Rural Infrastructure and Watershed Management Sector Project: Resettlement and Ethnic Group Development Framework Combined Resettlement Framework and Indigenous Peoples Planning Frameworks Jun 2019
Sustainable Rural Infrastructure and Watershed Management Sector Project: Nam Phieng Subproject Due Diligence Report Safeguards Due Diligence Reports Jun 2019
Sustainable Rural Infrastructure and Watershed Management Sector Project: Nam Seng Irrigation Subproject Initial Environmental Examination Initial Environmental Examination Apr 2019
Sustainable Rural Infrastructure and Watershed Management Sector Project: Nam Poua Catchment Subproject Initial Environmental Examination Initial Environmental Examination Apr 2019
Sustainable Rural Infrastructure and Watershed Management Sector Project: Nam Tong Irrigation and Catchment Subproject Initial Environmental Examination Initial Environmental Examination Apr 2019
Sustainable Rural Infrastructure and Watershed Management Sector Project: Nam Phieng Irrigation Subproject Initial Environmental Examination Initial Environmental Examination Apr 2019
Sustainable Rural Infrastructure and Watershed Management Sector Project: Environmental Assessment and Review Framework Environmental Assessment and Review Framework Apr 2019

Evaluation Documents See also: Independent Evaluation

None currently available.


Related Publications

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Tenders

Tender Title Type Status Posting Date Deadline
Grant 0659; Loan 3817-LAO: Sustainable Rural Infrastructure and Watershed Management Sector Project [SRIWSM-OP3-CW02] Invitation for Bids Closed 04 Jun 2021 12 Jul 2021
Grant 0659; Loan 3817-LAO: Sustainable Rural Infrastructure and Watershed Management Sector Project [OP3-CW04] Invitation for Bids Closed 04 Jun 2021 09 Jul 2021
Grant 0659; Loan 3817-LAO: Sustainable Rural Infrastructure and Watershed Management Sector Project [OP3-CW05] Invitation for Bids Closed 04 Jun 2021 09 Jul 2021
Grant 0659; Loan 3817-LAO: Sustainable Rural Infrastructure and Watershed Management Sector Project [OP3-CW01-HW/MC/SC] Invitation for Bids Closed 28 May 2021 01 Jul 2021
Grant 0659; Loan 3817-LAO: Sustainable Rural Infrastructure and Watershed Management Sector Project [SRIWSM-OP5-S01] Invitation for Bids Closed 21 Apr 2021 25 May 2021
Social Impact Assessment and Resettlement Firm - Consulting Closed 21 Dec 2019 06 Jan 2020
Loan Implementation Consultant: Luang Prabang/Xayaboury Firm - Consulting Closed 03 Dec 2019 18 Dec 2019
Loan Implementation Consultant: Xayaboury Firm - Consulting Closed 30 Oct 2019 14 Nov 2019
Loan Implementation Consultant: Houaphan Firm - Consulting Closed 29 Oct 2019 11 Nov 2019
50236-LAO: Sustainable Rural Infrastructure and Watershed Management Sector Project Advance Notice Active 15 Oct 2019
Translation Services Firm - Consulting Closed 06 Sep 2019 06 Oct 2019
Project Management Start-up Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed 04 Sep 2019 04 Oct 2019
Procurement Start-up Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed 04 Sep 2019 04 Oct 2019
Loan Implementation Consultant: Xieng Khouang Firm - Consulting Closed 21 Aug 2019 20 Sep 2019
Independent Safeguard Monitor Firm - Consulting Closed 14 Aug 2019 12 Sep 2019
Loan Implementation Consultant: Department of Irrigation Firm - Consulting Closed 14 Aug 2019 12 Sep 2019

Contracts Awarded

Contract Title Approval Number Contract Date Contractor | Address Executing Agency Total Contract Amount (US$) Contract Amount Financed by ADB (US$)
Social Impact Assessment and Resettlement Loan 3817 22 Oct 2021 Soksay Chaluersap Consulting Sole Co. Ltd. | Nongtieng Village, 15 Access Road, Sikhothabong district, Vientiane PDR, Vientiane Capital, Lao PDR Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry 310,332.00 310,332.00
Loan Implementation Consultant for Luang Prabang/Xayaboury Loan 3817 01 Oct 2021 ASIAN MANAGEMENT AND DEVELOPMENT INSTITUTE | Trinh Van Bo Street, Xuan Phuong Ward, NamTu Liem District, Hanoi Viet Nam Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry 1,476,904.00 1,476,904.00
External/Independent Safeguard Monitoring Loan 3817 30 Sep 2021 HALCOM VIETNAM JOINT STOCK COMPANY | 9th FLOOR HOA BINH TOWER 106 HOANG QUOC VIET STREET CAU GIAY DISTRICT HANOI VIETNAM Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry (MAF) 283,140.00 283,140.00
LOAN IMPLEMENTATION CONSULTANT FOR XIENGKHOUANG PROVINCE Loan 3817 27 Jun 2021 LAO CONSULTING GROUP, LTD. | 377 LAO THAI ROAD, BAN VATNAK, MUANG SISATTANAK,P.O. BOX 397, VIENTIANE LAO PEOPLE'S DEM REP Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry 1,416,624.00 1,416,624.00
LOAN IMPLEMENTATION CONSULTANT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF IRRIGATION Loan 3817 17 May 2021 P.T.INACON LUHUR PERTIWI JV W/P.T.TETIRA INTL | GRAHA ARSA BLDG. ROOM IT-22, JL. SIAGA RAYA, NO. 31 PASAR MINGGU, JAKARTA INDONESIA Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry 4,156,020.00 4,156,020.00
LOAN IMPLEMENTATION CONSULTANT FOR HOUAPHAN Loan 3817 31 Mar 2021 SOKSAY CHALUERSAP CONSULTING SOLE CO. LTD. | ACCESS NO.15, BAN NONGTEINGNUE SIKHOTTABONG DISTRICT, VIENTIANE LAO PEOPLE'S DEM REP Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry 645,392.00 645,392.00
PROJECT MANAGEMENT START-UP SPECIALIST Loan 3817 30 Jun 2020 CHI NAI CHONG | DON CANDIDO SUBDIVISION, FUNDIDOR, MOLO ILOILO CITY, PHILIPPINES PHILIPPINES Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry 273,000.00 273,000.00