Project Data Sheets (PDS) contain summary information on the project or program: Because the PDS is a work in progress, some information may not be included in its initial version but will be added as it becomes available. Information about proposed projects is tentative and indicative.
|PDS Creation Date||29 Nov 2006|
|PDS Updated as of||11 Dec 2006|
|Project Name||Community Groundwater Development|
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|Sector and/or Subsector Classification||Agriculture and natural resources
/ Irrigation, Drainage, and Flood Protection
|Gender Mainstreaming Categories||–|
|Type/Modality of Assistance||Approval Number||Source of Funding||Approved Amount (thousand)|
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Develop environmental monitoring program (EIP) for groundwater levels and application of chemicals. Substantial women's participation in all Project activities.About 50% of group members are women. However, their representation in WUA executive committee level is about 20%, which needs to be improved.
|During Project Design
|During Project Implementation
|The long-term development objectives are to: (i) enhance agricultural productivity and production in Terai; (ii) reduce poverty by providing incomes and employment; (iii) support an effective institutional framework for increased and effective use of groundwater irrigation.|
|Description of Outcome
|Progress Towards Outcome
|Description of Project Outputs
|Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)
|Status of Development Objectives
|Date of First Listing||2006 Nov 29|
An estimated 336 person-months of consulting services consisting of about 56 person-months of international consultants and 28 person-months of domestic consultants will be required. The consultants will develop processes and strategies for strengthening the capacity of Department of Irrigation, Nepal Rastra Bank, Department of Agriculture and participating financial institutions to provide their services to water users' groups and associations, and assist the Project Management Unit in project management and supervision. It is expected that the international and domestic consultants will be recruited by CIDA from suitably qualified consulting firms.
Farmers will procure drilling services and pumps directly from private suppliers using direct purchase procedures. Civil works will be small, simple, labor-intensive and dispersed widely in the Project area and therefore, they will be carried out following local competitive bidding procedures acceptable to the Bank. Simple concrete and earth works costing less than $2,500 may be carried out by water users associations. Equipment and service vehicles will be procured through international shopping procedures and in cases where the costs are less than $50,000, through direct purchase procedures.
|Procurement and Consulting Notices
|Concept Clearance||17 Nov 1994|
|Fact-finding||12 May 1997 to 30 May 1997|
|Management Review Meeting||30 Jun 1997|
|Approval||26 Feb 1998|
|Last Review Mission||–|
|Loan 1609||26 Feb 1998||17 Nov 1998||03 Mar 1999||31 Jul 2005||31 Jul 2007||21 Jan 2008|
|Date||Approval Number||ADB (US$ thousand)||Others (US$ thousand)||Net Percentage|
|Cumulative Contract Awards|
|06 Dec 2013||Loan 1609||9,919||0||98.00%|
|06 Dec 2013||Loan 1609||10,162||0||100.00%|
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|Sector||Social||Financial||Economic||Others||Safeguards||Project Financial Statements|
|Responsible ADB Officer||Michael Dembinski ( @adb.org)|
|Responsible ADB Department||South Asia Department|
|Responsible ADB Divisions||Urban Development and Water Division, SARD|
Department of Irrigation, Kathmandu
Moti Bahadur Kunwar
|List of Project Documents||http://www.adb.org/projects/29236-013/documents|