Project Data Sheet

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PDS Creation Date
PDS Updated as of 08 Sep 2010

Project Name Agricultural Rehabilitation Project
Country Tajikistan
Project/Program Number 32494-012
Status Approved
Geographical Location To be selected
In preparing any country program or strategy, financing any project, or by making any designation of, or reference to, a particular territory or geographic area in this document, the Asian Development Bank does not intend to make any judgments as to the legal or other status of any territory or area.
Sector Agriculture, natural resources and rural development
Subsector Agriculture and Rural Sector Development
Strategic Agendas
Drivers of Change
Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Categories


Type/Modality of Assistance Approval Number Source of Funding Approved Amount (thousand)
Technical Assistance3514-0

Safeguard Categories

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Environment B

Summary of Environmental and Social Issues

Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples

Stakeholder Communication, Participation and Consultation

During Project Design
During Project Implementation


The objective of the technical assistance (TA) is to formulate a Project aimed at reducing poverty in selected areas of the country by rehabilitating critically needed rural infrastructure, revitalizing agricultural productivity, improving access to markets, expanding employment opportunities, and ultimately increasing incomes, while allowing the beneficiaries to be more self-reliant with food security. The TA will substantiate priority areas in Khatlon and Leninabad provinces for ADB assistance in (i) support for farm privatization, including information and advisory services, and other initiatives aimed at easing the transition to private farming; (ii) cost-effective rehabilitation of selected irrigation and drainage systems, focusing on the most critical main and field level infrastructure, with parallel establishment of water users associations (WUA) and enabling requisites for the operation and maintenance of the systems, and capacity development for monitoring environmental impacts; and (iii) rehabilitation and provision of water supply and sanitation facilities in selected locations, with parallel development of organizational arrangements and mechanisms for sustained operation and management of the facilities. The TA will prepare the proposed Project for possible ADB financing. In preparing the Project, the TA will provide recommendations to (i) overcome critical constraints facing agricultural development; and (ii) improve institutional arrangements and the necessary enabling conditions at the national, regional and local level. The TA is also expected to reach a consensus among concerned stakeholders at the national, regional and local levels on the objectives, scope, and the implementation arrangements of the proposed Project.

Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy

Development Impact

Project Outcome

Description of Outcome
Progress Towards Outcome

Outputs and Implementation Progress

Description of Project Outputs
Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)
Status of Development Objectives
Material Changes

Business Opportunities

Date of First Listing 2007 Feb 22
Consulting Services
The TA will require (i) 22 person-months of international consultant services, including an agricultural economist (team leader), an irrigation/drainage engineer, a water supply/sanitation engineer, a project economist, an institutional/water users specialist, a community development specialist, a farm management/cropping systems specialist, a water resource/environmental assessment specialist, and an agrarian/land reform legal specialist; and (ii) 25 person-months of domestic consultants, including two irrigation/drainage engineers, a water supply/sanitation engineer, a rural economist, a rural sociologist, a cropping systems agronomist, an environmental assessment specialist and a livestock specialist.
To be determined.
Procurement and Consulting Notices


Concept Clearance 10 Aug 2001
Fact-finding 02 Jun 2000 to 24 Jun 2000
Management Review Meeting
Approval 10 Oct 2000
Last Review Mission


Approval No. Approval Signing Effectivity Closing
Original Revised Actual
Technical Assistance 3514 10 Oct 2000 28 Nov 2000 28 Nov 2000 31 Oct 2002


Date Approval Number ADB (US$ thousand) Others (US$ thousand) Net Percentage
Cumulative Contract Awards
Cumulative Disbursements

TA Amount (US$ thousand)

Approval Number Approved Amount Revised Amount Total Commitment Uncommitted Balance Total Disbursement Undisbursed Balance
Technical Assistance 3514 750 750 573 177 573 177

Contacts and Update Details

Responsible ADB Officer M. Ahraf Malik ()
Responsible ADB Department Central and West Asia Department
Responsible ADB Divisions CWAE
Executing Agencies Ministry of Water Resources


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