Project Data Sheet

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PDS Creation Date
PDS Updated as of 09 Aug 2011

Project Name Aquatic Resource Development and Quality Improvement
Country Sri Lanka
Project/Program Number 34318-012
Status Closed
Geographical Location
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Sector Agriculture, natural resources and rural development
Subsector Fishery
Strategic Agendas
Drivers of Change
Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Categories


Type/Modality of Assistance Approval Number Source of Funding Approved Amount (thousand)
Technical Assistance3639Japan Special Fund800

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 TA is to prepare an investment project for the sustainable development and management of inland fisheries and aquaculture in Sri Lanka. The TA will assess strategies for increasing production and quality of fish and fish products from freshwater fisheries and aquaculture to create new income-generating opportunities in coastal and non-coastal areas. Based on the assessment, the TA will develop economically viable models for demonstration and replication by community-based organizations and the private sector. The TA will also assess the insitutional framework and capacity development needs, and review the regulatory framework to identify the need for rationalization and further development. The information systems and technology needs will be assessed and a systems design and development framework will be recommended.

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 15
Consulting Services
A team of consultants will be recruited through a firm. The international consultants (about 22 person-months) will have expertise in institutional development, fisheries information systems, social development, economic/financial analysis, and national consultants (about 26 pms) will have expertise in brackish water aquaculture, institutional regulatory development, market assessment, environmental impact assessment, community development, credit, financial analysis and information technology.
Procurement and Consulting Notices


Concept Clearance
Fact-finding 22 Nov 2000 to 29 Nov 2000
Management Review Meeting
Approval 19 Mar 2001
Last Review Mission


Approval No. Approval Signing Effectivity Closing
Original Revised Actual
Technical Assistance 3639 19 Mar 2001 22 May 2001 22 May 2001 30 Nov 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 3639 800 800 727 73 727 73

Contacts and Update Details

Responsible ADB Officer Snimer K. Sahni (
Responsible ADB Department South Asia Department
Responsible ADB Divisions Environment, Natural Resources & Agriculture Division, SARD
Executing Agencies Ministry of Fisheries and Ocean Resources
Mr. S. Amarasekera, Secretary


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