|Client:||Asian Development Bank|
|Funding Agency:||Asian Development Bank|
|Period:||May 2021 to May 2023|
|Consulting Association:||Joint Venture of ICEM Asia and GEOCE Consultants (P) Ltd|
|Approx. Value of Services:||Total US$ 926,759, GEOCE’s part- US$ 142,995|
|Professional Staff Input:||ICEM-31person months and GEOCE-36 person months|
The main objective of the TA assignment is to support the government to implement the project by strengthening flood risk management planning of Department of Water Resources and Irrigation (DWRI) and develop a flood infrastructure asset management system.
The key outputs of the TA consultant’s services include:
⦁ Output 1- Strategic Flood Risk Management Planning Improved
The TA will build capacity of Department of Water Resources and Irrigation (DWRI), provincial governments and local governments (municipalities) in prioritizing flood protection works through consultant support and tailored training program. The TA will support the implementation of the ADB funded Priority River Basin Flood Risk Management Project (PRBFRMP) of DWRI.
⦁ Output 2- Flood infrastructure asset management system Improved
The TA will (i) support the DWRI to develop a simple asset management system for embankments (geographic information system-based open freeware), and (ii) provide guidance to the DWRI on improving monitoring, evaluation, and maintenance of the flood management infrastructure.
PRBFRMP focuses on six priority river basins in the Terai Region: West Rapti, Mawa-Ratuwa, Lakhandehi, Mohana-Khuriya, East Rapti, and Bakraha. Collectively, 29,356 hectares of the priority river basins and 70,428 people are exposed to 1-in-50-year flood. Between 1991 and 2014, these river basins experienced 199 floods affecting 143,486 people, with 273 reported deaths and destruction of 4,284 households. The project aims to reduce flood-related economic and social losses in these river basins by constructing flood control infrastructure, such as embankments and river erosion protection measures, strengthening integrated disaster risk management approaches, mainstreaming community-based disaster risk management (CBDRM) within the project areas, and installing flood forecasting and early warning systems (FFEWS). The direct project beneficiaries include local communities in the Terai that experience flooding. The project cost is US$ 50 million.