Greater Mekong Subregion Flood and Drought Risk Management and Mitigation Project (SF) (Grant - Lao PRD)


Project 40190-023
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Type Grant
Sector Agriculture, Natural Resources and Rural Development
Country Lao PDR
Start 2012
End 2021
Status Ongoing
Last Edited 05 Jul 2021


US$('000) 13,090

Project Description

The impact of the Project will be reduced economic losses resulting from floods and droughts. The outcome will be improved capacities and preparedness to manage and mitigate the impacts of flood and drought events. The Project will have four key outputs: (i) Enhanced regional data, information, and knowledge base for the management of floods and droughts; (ii) Upgraded water management infrastructure; (iii) Enhanced capacity for community-based disaster risk management; and (iv) Effective project implementation.

Progress (as of March 2021)

Ongoing. Project team working on extending the closing date to 21 May 2021 to complete outstanding activities which were delayed due to Covid-19. With possible savings, the EA will propose to install additional drainage pumps.


Contact 1
Contact Name Vanthong Inthavong
Organization Lao Resident Mission, ADB
Email vintha-
Contact 2
Contact Name -
Organization -
Email -

News and Multimedia

  • By 2020, average annual economic losses reduced by 50% in project areas from the baseline 2000-2010 average ($40 million).
  • By 2017, National Early Warning Center (NEWC) operational and providing timely data to the Mekong River Commission Flood Management and Mitigation Programme (2012 baseline: NEWC not established). 20,000 ha of irrigation and drainage upgraded and operational (2012 baseline = no dry season production).