Project

Project Reference Profiles – Lao PDR(LA05) Preparatory work for the KOICA project on wastewater and solid waste management

At a Glance

Strategic Outcomes SO3
Start Date Q1  Jan 1 2019
End Date q1 July 26, 2019
Funding Source Core
Actual Budget (USD) 49,106
Budget Percentage 99%
Actual Expenditure (USD) 48,562
Status Active
GGGI Share (USD)
Poverty and Gender Policy Markers poverty
Name of Client (Lead/Prime implementer if GGGI is part of a consortium) Department of Water Supply under Ministry of Public Works and Transport
Participating Organization (Funding/donor)
Name of consortium members, if any

Project context, objectives and description

The project is focused on conducting pre-F/S on building decentralized wastewater treatment (DEWATS) and fecal sludge treatment systems in Pakse, Laos. Since September 2017, GGGI has worked on a proposal for KOICA, which has been approved, focused on supporting the Government of Lao PDR for solid waste and wastewater management. The proposed activities will occur from January to March in 2019, and the results of the activities will feed into the final implementation plan of the KOICA project starting in Q3 2019. 

KOICA asked GGGI to conduct a preliminary cost analysis and site selections, similar to a pre-feasibility study, before the official launch of the project. The cost analysis for decentralized waste treatment systems (DEWATs) and fecal sludge treatment plant (FSTP) in Pakse will be a straightforward exercise for experienced engineers estimating the cost of labor, materials, transport for constructing the facilities. The Government of Lao PDR (GOL) has suggested six potential sites for DEWATs and the analysis will focus on building DEWATs in those six sites. Once the construction costs are estimated, the site will be selected in consideration of the fund availability from KOICA. For FSTP, GoL has proposed the facility to be built in the landfill. 

The proposed activities are i.) Cost analysis and site selection for decentralized waste treatment systems (DEWATs) and fecal sludge treatment plant (FSTP) in Pakse ii.) Cost analysis and site selection for decentralized waste collection points in Vientiane iii.) Development of the implementation plan for the KOICA project starting in Q3 2019. 

The results of the activities will lead into a KOICA funded project in the amount of USD 6.5 million. This project is a 3-year project, designed in two phases. During the first phase (years 1 and 2) the project will focus on green cities action planning, piloting and adjusting key interventions in the solid waste and wastewater sectors. The second phase of the project (year 3) will focus on implementation and scale up. Out of the USD 6.5 million, USD 4.2 million will be used in phase 1 and USD 2.3 million will be used in phase 2. This project is aligned with IO2. Increased green growth investment flows which enable partner governments to implement green growth policies. 

Type of services provided, and results achieved

Impact: Increased access to sustainable services. 

Outcome:  

  • Increased green growth investment flows which enable partner governments to implement green growth policies. Grant arrangement signed with KOICA. 

Project Outputs completed in 2019: 

i. Green Growth Policies:N/A

ii. Green Investments: 

  • Green investments catalyzedThe MOU with KOICA committed USD 6.5 million to a waste management and wastewater project in Vientiane and PaskeUSD 2.3 million is mobilized for green investments as it constitutes the cost of materials for implementing waste collection services as well as construction costs for 5 wastewater projects. The remaining USD 4.2 million is “resource” mobilized as it constitutes for staff costs, and conducting capacity building, feasibility studies. 

iii. Capacity Building and Knowledge Products: N/A 

Number of staff provided

Project Manager: Jaeseung Lee 

Annaka Peterson 

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