According to ADB website, the project will represent one consolidated investment grant of $12.0 million to target four diverse geographic and agro-ecological regions of the country. This will enable the implementation of different interventions based on topography, agricultural production systems, and natural resource management regimes. The project will focus on two inter-related sets of activities: (i) improvements and upgrades of social and productive infrastructure; and (ii) improvement of capacities of communities, project line agencies at the local and state levels, and to a lesser degree at the central levels. Envisaged interventions include community-prioritized interventions such as development of small-scale infrastructure at VT level, inter alia, community irrigation and drainage systems, rural access roads, bridges and foot-paths, potable water systems at the village level, and provision of social infrastructure such as community health centers, enhancement of existing or provision of new education facilities, and rural electrification needs at the household level. Support will also be extended for traditional cottage/home based small scale industries for which there is an increasing demand such as lacquer work and handicraft production. Training for enhanced livelihood opportunities will include functional English literacy training, skills development for the emerging tourism market, and training for improved crop production, agricultural diversification, and agribusiness, especially in the Delta and the Dry Zone. The primary focus will be on confidence building at local levels by re-invigorating cooperative societies, self-help groups, and traditional rural level leadership as key local level centers for planning and development.
Project Officer: Ramachandran, Pavit
Southeast Asia Department
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