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Lao People's Democratic Republic: Sustainable Rural Infrastructure and Watershed Management Sector 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
Charles David Salter 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 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$ 5.00 million
Loan: Sustainable Rural Infrastructure and Watershed Management Project
concessional ordinary capital resources lending / Asian Development Fund US$ 40.00 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 / 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 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 Charles David Salter
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
Ministry of Agriculture and and Forestry - Department of Planning and Finance
Mr. Xaypladeth Choulamany, Director General
[email protected]
Lane Xang Avenue, Patuxay Square PO Box No. 811
Timetable
Concept Clearance 31 May 2017
Fact Finding 19 Nov 2018 to 13 Dec 2018
MRM 27 Jun 2019
Approval -
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 28 Sep 2018

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Title Document Type Document Date
Sustainable Rural Infrastructure and Watershed Management Project: Nam Tong Subproject Land Acquisition and Resettlement Plan Resettlement Plans Jun 2019
Sustainable Rural Infrastructure and Watershed Management Project: Nam Poua Subproject Land Acquisition and Resettlement Plan Resettlement Plans Jun 2019
Sustainable Rural Infrastructure and Watershed Management Project: Nam Seng Subproject Land Acquisition and Resettlement Plan Resettlement Plans 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: Resettlement and Ethnic Group Development Framework Combined Resettlement Framework and Indigenous Peoples Planning Frameworks Jun 2019
Sustainable Rural Infrastructure and Watershed Management Sector Project: Environmental Assessment and Review Framework Environmental Assessment and Review Framework Apr 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

Evaluation Documents See also: Independent Evaluation

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