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Nepal: Priority River Basins Flood Risk Management Project

Sovereign (Public) Project | 52195-001 Status: Proposed

The Government of Nepal has requested the Asian Development Bank (ADB) to support the development of the Priority River Basins Flood Risk Management Project, which focuses on seven priority river basins in the Terai Region: West Rapti, Mawa-Ratuwa, Lakhandehi, Mohana, Khutiya, East Rapti, and Bakraha. Collectively, 22,000 ha of the priority river basins and 95,000 people are exposed to 1-in-50-year flood. The project areas have minimal reactive embankment interventions, which provide limited flood protection. Between 1991 and 2015, the priority river basins experienced 390 floods, of which: (i) 35 floods caused economic damage of at least NRe1 million; (ii) 37 floods caused a total of 440 deaths; and (iii) 79 floods caused total destruction of more than 10 households. The flood risk is expected to increase as more people and assets locate in vulnerable areas in the Terai Region, which will be further exacerbated by climate change.

Project Details

Project Officer
Suzanne Marsh South Asia Department Request for information
Country
  • Nepal
Sector
  • Agriculture, natural resources and rural development
 
Project Name Priority River Basins Flood Risk Management Project
Project Number 52195-001
Country Nepal
Project Status Proposed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Grant
Loan
Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
Grant: Priority River Basins Flood Risk Management Project
concessional ordinary capital resources lending / Asian Development Fund US$ 10.00 million
Loan: Priority River Basins Flood Risk Management Project
concessional ordinary capital resources lending / Asian Development Fund US$ 40.00 million
TA: Priority River Basins Flood Risk Management Project
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 500,000.00
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 / Rural flood protection - Rural water policy, institutional and capacity development

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Effective gender mainstreaming
Description The Government of Nepal has requested the Asian Development Bank (ADB) to support the development of the Priority River Basins Flood Risk Management Project, which focuses on seven priority river basins in the Terai Region: West Rapti, Mawa-Ratuwa, Lakhandehi, Mohana, Khutiya, East Rapti, and Bakraha. Collectively, 22,000 ha of the priority river basins and 95,000 people are exposed to 1-in-50-year flood. The project areas have minimal reactive embankment interventions, which provide limited flood protection. Between 1991 and 2015, the priority river basins experienced 390 floods, of which: (i) 35 floods caused economic damage of at least NRe1 million; (ii) 37 floods caused a total of 440 deaths; and (iii) 79 floods caused total destruction of more than 10 households. The flood risk is expected to increase as more people and assets locate in vulnerable areas in the Terai Region, which will be further exacerbated by climate change. The project aims to reduce flood-related economic and social losses in the priority river basins by strengthening integrated disaster risk management approaches. The direct project beneficiaries include local communities within the project area, DWRI, and the Department of Hydrology and Meteorology (DHM). Public sector support is justified as it is unlikely that the private sector would invest as project benefits are mainly social.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy The project aligns key government policy directives and goals such as the National Water Plan, 2002 -2027, which promotes risk-reduction for severe flooding through improved infrastructure, functional water induced-disaster warning systems and integrated water resources management. The project also aligns with the National Strategy for Disaster Risk Management, which also promotes the development of a well-functioning modern hydro meteorological and early warning system aimed at enhancing government disaster risk management capacity. The project supports the Government of Nepal's Three-Year Plan 2017 2019 to achieve sustainable, broad-based, inclusive economic growth through climate change adaptation. Combined, these policy directives and goals seek to reduce the vulnerability of communities by increasing their adaptive capacity to manage flood risks.
Impact Social and economic losses due to water-induced disasters reduced
Outcome Resilience of communities to flood risks of selected river basins in the Terai region improved.
Outputs

Flood protection infrastructure improved

Flood response capacity enhanced

Flood prevention and preparedness capacity improved

Geographical Location Bakraha, Khutiya, Mawa Toribari, Mohana, Rapti Zone, Ratuwa
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
Business Opportunities
Consulting Services Consulting services will be carried out in accordance with ADB's Procurement Policy: Goods, Works, Nonconsulting and Consulting Services (2017, as amended from time to time) and shall follow the Procurement Regulations for ADB Borrowers (2017, as amended from time to time).
Procurement Procurement activities will be carried out in accordance with ADB's Procurement Policy: Goods, Works, Nonconsulting and Consulting Services (2017, as amended from time to time) and shall follow the Procurement Regulations for ADB Borrowers (2017, as amended from time to time).
Responsible ADB Officer Suzanne Marsh
Responsible ADB Department South Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Environment, Natural Resources & Agriculture Division, SARD
Executing Agencies
Ministry of Energy, Water Resources and Irrigation
Singh Durbar, Kathmandu, Nepal
Timetable
Concept Clearance 24 Jul 2019
Fact Finding 01 Oct 2019 to 11 Oct 2019
MRM 28 Feb 2020
Approval -
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 25 Jul 2019

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