Tajikistan: Irrigation Rehabilitation Project

Sovereign Project | 33042-013

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Project Results

 

3,848

households with new or improved water supply

 

55,368

hectares of land improved through irrigation, drainage and/or flood management


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Project Name Irrigation Rehabilitation Project
Project Number 33042-013
Country Tajikistan
Project Status Closed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Loan
Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
Loan 2124-TAJ: Irrigation Rehabilitation Project
Asian Development Fund US$ 22.70 million
TA 4472-TAJ: Support for Monitoring Policy Reforms and Improving Farm and Water Management
Japan Special Fund US$ 500,000.00
Strategic Agendas Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change
Sector / Subsector Agriculture, natural resources and rural development - Agricultural production - Irrigation - Rural water supply services
Gender Equity and Mainstreaming
Description The Project goal is to achieve sustainable improvement in living standards of the rural population in the project area. The objective of the Project is to increase the income of rural communities through (i) rehabilitation of irrigation and drainage infrastructure and support to improve water management; (ii) improvement of selected potable water supply systems; (iii) support for agricultural development; and (iv) project management, monitoring and evaluation. The Project will also support policy reforms with regard to farm profitability, and cost recovery for operation and maintenance.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy ADB's current country strategy and program identifies rural development as a strategic focus to support more inclusive growth; improve productivity and profitability in the rural sector through institution building that strengthens policy implementation and promotes private sector activities; and improve infrastructure (irrigation). The CSP update recognizes ADB's role in spearheading the assistance to the Government in resolving the cotton farm debt issues, noting that the cotton debt problem needs to be addressed through a well-designed restructuring program in phases. The CSP also states that ADB will continue its support for (i) rehabilitation of I&D facilities, (ii) improvements in rural potable water supply, (iii) establishment of community-based organizations, and (iv) improvements in agricultural support services and financing.
Impact Living standards of the rural population in the project areas (Asht, Farkhor-Chubek, Panj, Vahdat, and Rushon) are improved.
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome Agricultural productivity, incomes and access to potable water supply systems for rural communities are improved.
Progress Toward Outcome

1. The Project was pysically completed by end of December 2010.

2. The government project completion report is being prepared.

3. Financial closing is being processed.

4. After the receipt of the government completion report and financial closing, ADB will undertake project completion review which is tentatively scheduled in 2012, and the achievement of the outcome will be reviewed at that time and will be highlithted in ADB's project completion report.

Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs

1. Selected I&D systems rehabilitated and improved O&M is in place.

2. Improved potable drinking water supply systems in the selected project areas are available.

3. Farmers have adopted improved agricultural technologies.

4. Agricultural policy and market reforms are operational.

Recruitment of consultants

Capacity building

Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)

1. The Project was pysically completed by end of December 2010.

2. The government project completion report is being prepared.

3. Financial closing is being processed.

4. After the receipt of the government completion report and financial closing, ADB will undertake project completion review which is tentatively scheduled in 2012, and the achievement of each output will be reviewed at that time and will be highlithted in ADB's project completion report.

Geographical Location Asht-1 in Sughd, Vahdat in the Region of Republican Subordination, Farkhor and Pianj in Kathlon, and Rushan in GBAO.
Safeguard Categories
Environment B
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design The nine districts proposed by the Goverment were ranked through a systematic screening and stakeholder consultation process.
During Project Implementation
Business Opportunities
Consulting Services The Project will provide a total of 684 person-months of consulting services, comprising 78 person-months of international and 606 person-months of domestic consultants to advise and assist PMO in implementing the Project, particularly in the areas where technical capacity is limited in Government agencies. The consultants will assist the MWRLR in (i) institutional capacity building; (ii) design, preparation of bidding documents, bid evaluation, and construction supervision; (iii) monitoring of agriculture support services; and (iv) project management, monitoring, and evaluation. These services will be provided by an international consulting firm(s) in association with domestic consulting firm(s) to be engaged by MWRLR in accordance with ADB's Guidelines on the Use of Consultants.
Procurement

Machinery, equipment, civil works, and services for rehabilitating irrigation, drainage, and potable water supply systems; vehicles, and office equipment, materials required for project implementation and monitoring will be procured following ADB's Guidelines for Procurement. To the extent possible, the Project will procure similar items in groups to optimize volume discounts. Equipment and materials procurement contracts estimated to $500,000 or more will be awarded on the basis of international competitive bidding. Contracts costing less than $500,000 will be awarded on the basis of international shopping procedures acceptable to ADB. Small supply contracts costing less than $100,000 will be procured through direct purchase.

Each civil works contract estimated to cost the equivalent of $1.0 million or more will be awarded on the basis of international competitive bidding among prequalified contractors as described in ADB's Guidelines for Procurement. Civil works packages costing less than $1.0 million will be carried out on the basis of local competitive bidding procedures acceptable to ADB. For works whose size, nature, and location make them unsuitable for competitive bidding, and if MWRLR has the facilities and capacity to implement these works expeditiously and at a reasonable cost, ADB may agree to force account procedures. The works to be implemented through force account will be determined during implementation. The upper limit for a force account works package will be $50,000.

Responsible ADB Officer Randall Jones
Responsible ADB Department Central and West Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Environment, Natural Resources & Agriculture Division, CWRD
Executing Agencies
Agency of Land Reclamation and IrrigationPMO-CLIMATEAGENCY@MAIL.RU5/1 Shamci Street
Dushanbe, Tajikistan
Timetable
Concept Clearance 08 Mar 2003
Fact Finding 28 Jun 2004 to 16 Jul 2004
MRM 30 Aug 2004
Approval 10 Dec 2004
Last Review Mission -
PDS Creation Date 14 Nov 2006
Last PDS Update 08 Aug 2011

Loan 2124-TAJ

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
10 Dec 2004 25 May 2005 06 Sep 2005 30 Jun 2011 31 Aug 2011 23 Aug 2011
Financing Plan Loan Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 28.99 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 22.70 10 Dec 2004 23.24 0.00 100%
Counterpart 6.29 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 10 Dec 2004 23.24 0.00 100%
Status of Covenants
Category Sector Safeguards Social Financial Economic Others
Rating Satisfactory - - - - Satisfactory

TA 4472-TAJ

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
10 Dec 2004 18 Feb 2005 18 Feb 2005 31 Dec 2007 - -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
500,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 500,000.00 10 Dec 2004 372,308.77
Status of Covenants
Category Sector Safeguards Social Financial Economic Others
Rating Satisfactory - - - - Satisfactory
Title Document Type Document Date
Irrigation Rehabilitation Project Project/Program Completion Reports Nov 2012
Irrigation Rehabilitation Project Project/Program Administration Manual Oct 2005
Irrigation Rehabilitation Project Reports and Recommendations of the President Nov 2004

Safeguard Documents

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Evaluation Documents

See also: Independent Evaluation
Title Document Type Document Date
Tajikistan: Irrigation Rehabilitation Project Validations of Project Completion Reports Dec 2013

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