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Nepal: Priority River Basins Flood Risk Management Project

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

Project Details

Project Officer
Marsh, Suzanne 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 Approved
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Grant
Loan
Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
Grant 0741-NEP: Priority River Basins Flood Risk Management Project
concessional ordinary capital resources lending / Asian Development Fund US$ 10.00 million
Loan 3977-NEP: Priority River Basins Flood Risk Management Project
concessional ordinary capital resources lending / Asian Development Fund US$ 40.00 million
TA 6568-NEP: Implementation Support for the Priority River Basin 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
Partnerships
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
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy
Impact
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome
Progress Toward Outcome
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs
Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)
Geographical Location Bakraha, Khutiya, Mawa Toribari, Mohana, Rapti Zone, Ratuwa
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
Environmental Aspects

Initial environmental examination (IEEs) were prepared for the six river basins from feasibility studies (para. 23), although the East Rapti subproject involves only construction of flood shelters and development of FFEWS. The IEEs were prepared following the national environmental provisions and ADB's Safeguard Policy Statement. The IEEs include the environmental management plan (EMP), which identifies the potential environmental impacts and proposes mitigation measures, a monitoring plan, and overall safeguards implementation institutional arrangements. The EMP also requires occupational health and safety measures for project staff and nearby communities, including managing the spread of COVID-19. The IEEs will be disclosed on ADB's website based on the requirements of the Safeguard Policy Statement and ADB's Access to Information Policy.

The project will not encroach upon national parks and buffer zones, protected or sensitive ecosystems, and ancient heritage sites. The project's key activities that attract environmental concerns are construction of embankments, flood shelters, FFEWS, and quarry operation. The environmental impacts predicted during implementation are mainly restricted to the construction stage and will be site specific, short in duration, reversible, and of low significance, such as temporary dust in the air, sediments in water, and noise pollution.

The DHM and DWRI have adequate capacity to manage the potential impacts, and the PIC environmental specialist will provide additional training to DHM and DWRI. The PMU environmental officer will be responsible for addressing overall environmental concerns related to construction. The field offices will oversee the implementation of the IEEs' recommendations and the EMP, assisted by the PIC environmental specialist. All contractors will have an environmental specialist who will manage environmental impacts related to construction. The project's safeguards performance will be reported through quarterly progress reports and semiannual environmental compliance monitoring reports during construction, and annual monitoring reports during O&M. Consultation with stakeholders and affected people was carried out during project preparation and will continue during implementation. The project grievance redress mechanism will resolve complaints in a timely and systematic manner.

Involuntary Resettlement The social safeguards due diligence confirms that there is no physical or economic displacement because of involuntary land acquisition or involuntary restriction on land use under the project. Project infrastructure is estimated to require (i) about 50 ha of land for construction of embankments (with a width of up to 12 meters) across five river basins, (ii) 1.6 ha of land for construction of 48 community flood shelters (about 340 square meters per flood shelter) across six river basins, and (iii) 0.02 ha of land for the 30 rain gauge stations (about 5 square meters per station). The project will satisfy land use requirements through a combination of government land, negotiated settlement, and voluntary land contributions from direct project beneficiaries.
Indigenous Peoples Most project beneficiaries are from ethnically distinct and vulnerable groups. The consultation process identified multiple ethnic groups that are anticipated to benefit from the project activities; these groups include the Bote, Chepang, Gurung, Magar, Madheshi, Newar, Rai, Tamang and Tharus. Consultations confirm that project activities will not adversely affect the dignity, human rights, livelihood systems, culture, territory, natural, or cultural resources of indigenous peoples. As per Appendix 3, para. 17 of ADB's Safeguard Policy Statement, a separate indigenous peoples plan is not required, as indigenous peoples are the majority of direct project beneficiaries, and only positive impacts are identified. The project design has mainstreamed a culturally sensitive approach to information sharing, meaningful consultation, and benefit sharing.
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 Marsh, Suzanne
Responsible ADB Department South Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Environment, Natural Resources & Agriculture Division, SARD
Executing Agencies
Department of Hydrology and Meteorology
[email protected]
Akhtiyaar Marga, Kathmandu 44600
Department of Water Resources and Irrigation formerly known as Department of Irrigation, Jawalakhel
Jawalakhel, Lalitpur
Nepal
Ministry of Energy, Water Resources and Irrigation
[email protected]
Singh Durbar, Kathmandu, Nepal
Timetable
Concept Clearance -
Fact Finding -
MRM -
Approval -
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 28 Sep 2020

Grant 0741-NEP

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
28 Sep 2020 - - 30 Sep 2027 - -
Financing Plan Grant Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 10.00 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 10.00 28 Sep 2020 0.00 0.00 0%
Counterpart 0.00 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 28 Sep 2020 0.00 0.00 0%

Loan 3977-NEP

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
28 Sep 2020 - - 30 Sep 2027 - -
Financing Plan Loan Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 53.00 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 40.00 28 Sep 2020 0.00 0.00 0%
Counterpart 13.00 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 28 Sep 2020 0.00 0.00 0%

TA 6568-NEP

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
28 Sep 2020 - - 30 Sep 2023 - -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
500,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 500,000.00 28 Sep 2020 0.00

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Tenders

Tender Title Type Status Posting Date Deadline
52195-NEP: Priority River Basins Flood Risk Management Project [PRBFRMP/WORKS/MR-Basin/CW-02] Invitation for Bids Active 18 Sep 2020 03 Nov 2020
52195-NEP: Priority River Basins Flood Risk Management Project [PRBFRMP/WORKS/MK-Basin/CW-01] Invitation for Bids Active 18 Sep 2020 04 Nov 2020
Project Implementation Consultant Firm - Consulting Closed 31 Oct 2019 29 Nov 2019
52195-NEP: Priority River Basins Flood Risk Management Project Advance Notice Active 30 Sep 2019

Contracts Awarded

No contracts awarded for this project were found

Procurement Plan