PIM MODEL - VNPIM AND TECNICAL ASSISTANT PROJECT
Le Thu Hang
PIM – technical assistant project TA-No.1968-VIE
Together with Project Loan No.1259 – VIE (2), technical assistant project TA No.1968-VIE “Strengthening operation and maintenance” (1) are funded by Asian Development Bank. Minister of Ministry of Water Resources (now is Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development authorized to Department of Hydraulic work and Water Management (now is Department of Water Resources) to implement this project. The Department submitted to Minister a head of project TA.1968-VIE .(1)
This is a first foreign and large-funded project implemented by this Department. Therefore during implementation process of this project, there were many difficulties not in local and central levels but also inside the department, because of lack of experience, knowledge and especially project approaches.
However, the project gained considerable results, expressed nice impression for both international and national for the following activities:
- Organization of training course for over 500 staff of IDMCs, DARD and other concerned units in MARD.
- Development of "Water User Cooperative" "Water User Association" models with inter-commune scale. These are first water user organization models in Vietnam. Currently, these still exist. After that VNPIM in cooperation with NGOs including Oxfam Great Braint to develop smaller-scale model (village, commune).
- A first " NATIONAL SEMINAR ON PARTICIPATORY IRRIGATION MANAGEMENT ", with largest scale was organized in Cua Lo, Nghe An from 7-10/4/1997 with participation of more than 10 international organization ( ADB, WB, DANIDA...) NGOs including Oxfam Great Britain, Hong Kong, CIDSE..., representatives from INPIM and over 100 representatives from DARD, IDMCs.
The seminar was co-chaired by : Vu Trong Hong, Vice Minister of MARD
Mr Paul Stotl ( WB office in Vietnam)
Mr Hamand ( ADB consultant )
MC: Nguyen Xuan Tiep, Nguyen Van Hien, Doan The Uong
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