Sustainable Rural Infrastructure and Watershed Management Project (ADB-50236-001)

  • Laos
Where the impacts of the investment may be experienced.
Specific Location
Northern Laos
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Financial Institutions
  • Asian Development Bank (ADB)
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Project Status
Bank Risk Rating
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Voting Date
May 31, 2017
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Government of Laos
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  • Infrastructure
  • Technical Cooperation
  • Water and Sanitation
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Project Cost (USD)
$ 2.00 million
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Primary Source

Original disclosure @ ADB website

Updated in EWS Aug 11, 2017

Disclosed by Bank May 16, 2017

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Project 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. CONSULTING SERVICES (i) A TRTA firm providing 40 person-months (p-m) of international and 70 p-m of national consultants will be recruited through quality-and cost-based selection method using a quality-cost ratio of 90:10 and a full technical proposal. (ii) The International Water Management Institute will be recruited through single source selection to provide flood and drought risk assessments (8.5 p-m). (iii) Individual consultants, comprising international and national, will be required. The consultants will be recruited using individual recruitment selection procedures and will be engaged on an intermittent basis by ADB.
Investment Description
  • Asian Development Bank (ADB)
Japan Fund for Poverty Reduction
Contact Information
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