Philippines: Irrigation System Operation Efficiency Improvement Project

Sovereign Project | 33453-012

Summary

The Government's key development objective is the reduction of poverty in rural areas through increased farm productivity and diversification of the rural economy. The proposed project will have a positive impact on agricultural production and poverty reduction in accordance with the Government's and Bank's strategy. The Project will (i) refine and institutionalize the processes and strategies for transferring O & M and ownership of below secondary level of irrigation canals in National Irrigation Systems, (ii) transfer the O & M and ownership of several National Irrigation Systems. The Project will improve the performance of irrigation system for increasing agricultural production and farm income, generating employment.

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Project Name Irrigation System Operation Efficiency Improvement Project
Project Number 33453-012
Country Philippines
Project Status Closed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 7141-PHI: Irrigation System Operation Efficiency Improvement Project
Japan Special Fund US$ 1.00 million
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change
Sector / Subsector

Agriculture, natural resources and rural development - Irrigation

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming No gender elements
Description The Government's key development objective is the reduction of poverty in rural areas through increased farm productivity and diversification of the rural economy. The proposed project will have a positive impact on agricultural production and poverty reduction in accordance with the Government's and Bank's strategy. The Project will (i) refine and institutionalize the processes and strategies for transferring O & M and ownership of below secondary level of irrigation canals in National Irrigation Systems, (ii) transfer the O & M and ownership of several National Irrigation Systems. The Project will improve the performance of irrigation system for increasing agricultural production and farm income, generating employment.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy The TA is in line with the Philippines' priorities under the Medium-Term Philippine Development Plan 2004-2010 to reduce poverty by improving agricultural productivity through rehabilitation and improved management of irrigation schemes. Irrigation modernization is also one component of the Philippine government's Food Self-Sufficiency Plan 2009-2010 which aims to reduce the country's exposure to elevated staple food grain prices experienced in 2008.
Impact The impact of the proposed investment project is increased farm household incomes and reduced rural poverty.
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome The outcome of the PPTA will be the formulation of an investment project that will improve agricultural productivity and production by (i) improving irrigation services and institutional arrangements that increase the role of water users in system O&M; and (ii) upgrading rural infrastructure, including irrigation systems, roads, and postharvest facilities of selected irrigation systems in Mindanao and the Visayas.
Progress Toward Outcome The design of the proposed investment project that will improve agricultural productivity and production in Mindanao and Visayas has been completed.
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs The outputs are (i) agriculture sector and irrigation subsector analysis, and (ii) investment project design.
Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)
Geographical Location Visayas and Mindanao
Safeguard Categories
Environment B
Involuntary Resettlement C
Indigenous Peoples B
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design Ten consultation workshops and community mobilization events have been undertaken of core subprojects during the project design stage.
During Project Implementation Participatory methods for detailed stakeholder consultations were undertaken during project implementation including workshops on Design and Monitoring Framework, Inception and Midterm Review.
Business Opportunities
Consulting Services A team of international consultants in association with domestic consulting firms will be engaged using the simplified technical proposal procedures based on the quality-and cost-based selection method in accordance with ADB's Guidelines on the Use of Consultants and other arrangements satisfactory to ADB for the selection and engagement of domestic consultants. The technical assistance will require a total of 50 person-months (15 person-months of international consultants, and 35 person-months of domestic consultants). International expertise will include a team leader cum irrigation engineer and specialists in the fields of agricultural economics, sociology, environment, and institutional management, while local expertise will include irrigation engineering, hydrology, institution building, agronomy, rural sociology, resettlement, data base and geographic information system and workshop facilitation.
Responsible ADB Officer Kazuhiro Watanabe
Responsible ADB Department Southeast Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Environment, Natural Resources & Agriculture Division, SERD
Executing Agencies
National Irrigation AdministrationAntonio GalvezNational Government Center E. Delos Santos Avenue Diliman, Quezon City
Timetable
Concept Clearance 08 Jul 2005
Fact Finding 02 Jun 2008 to 13 Jun 2008
MRM -
Approval 30 Sep 2008
Last Review Mission -
PDS Creation Date 23 Feb 2006
Last PDS Update 30 Mar 2012

TA 7141-PHI

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
30 Sep 2008 06 Nov 2008 06 Nov 2008 30 Sep 2009 31 Aug 2011 -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
1,000,000.00 0.00 250,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 1,250,000.00 30 Sep 2008 974,824.00

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