Assam Integrated River Basin Management Program (WB-P174593)

  • India
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Voting Date
Jan 20, 2022
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  • Water and Sanitation
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Investment Amount (USD)
$ 100.00 million
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Project Cost (USD)
$ 125.00 million
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Primary Source

Original disclosure @ WB website

Updated in EWS Jan 29, 2021

Disclosed by Bank Dec 10, 2020

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According to the bank's documents, "The proposed project would include five components: (i) Institutional Strengthening, aiming to modernize and strengthen the capacity of WRD and ASDMA, in addition to other related agencies such as the Assam Water Research and Management Institute (AWRMI); (ii) Integrated River Basin Planning and Management, aiming to develop an integrated planning framework for multi-sectoral investment planning and effective management of the Brahmaputra and Barak Basins that involves all relevant stakeholders; (iii) Flood and Erosion Risk Management, aiming to strengthen disaster risk management in Assam, particularly for the two major water-related risks of floods and riverbank erosion, that are already serious and could be exacerbated under a changing climate; (iv) Project Management, aiming to ensure effective implementation of project activities and monitoring and evaluation (M&E) of project implementation progress, outputs and outcomes; and (v) Contingent Emergency Response Component (CERC), which will allow for rapid reallocation of loan uncommitted funds in the event of an eligible emergency as defined in OP 8.00."

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World Bank
Contact:Halla Maher Qaddumi
Title:Senior Water Economist
Telephone No:5785+47629

Contact:Anup Karanth
Title:Senior Disaster Risk Management Specialist
Telephone No:5785+47789 / 91-11-49247789

Contact:Satya Priya LNU
Title:Senior Water Resources Management Specialist
Telephone No:5785+47797

Implementing Agency:
Government of Assam, Water Resources Department
Syed Abbasi, ACS
Flood and River Erosion Management Agency of Assam
Siddharth Singh, CEO
Assam State Disaster Management Authority
M.S. Manivannan, CEO


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