Sri Lanka: Aquatic Resource Development and Quality Improvement

Sovereign Project | 34318-013

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Project Name Aquatic Resource Development and Quality Improvement
Project Number 34318-013
Country Sri Lanka
Project Status Closed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Loan
Source of Funding / Amount
Loan 1910-SRI: Aquatic Resource Development and Quality Improvement
Ordinary capital resources US$ 6.20 million
Loan 1911-SRI: Aquatic Resource Development and Quality Improvement
Asian Development Fund US$ 13.80 million
Loan: Aquatic Resource Development and Quality Improvement
National Development Trust Fund US$ 1.60 million
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Private sector development
Sector / Subsector Agriculture, natural resources and rural development - Agricultural policy, institutional and capacity development - Fishery
Finance - Inclusive finance
Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Effective gender mainstreaming
Description

The Project will promote market-driven and sustainable management of inland fisheries and aquaculture through resource development and quality improvement. It will initially be implemented in nine districts in six provinces in the dry zone. Model aquaculture and fish processing enterprises will be developed, which may be replicated in other parts of the country, including the north and east, where the water resources exist.

The Project is organized in five parts: inland fisheries and aquaculture development, fish quality improvement and marketing, facilitation of access to credit, institutional strengthening, and project management. The successful implementation of these is expected to result in the

following outcomes: (i) increased production of freshwater fish and other aquatic products for the rural, urban, and export markets; (ii) improved quality and increased consumption of inland fish; (iii) improved access to credit for use in inland fisheries and aquaculture; and (iv) strengthened capacity of NAQDA and other sector institutions. Increased investment by small- and medium-scale private entrepreneurs will be encouraged, and community-based fisheries management will be strengthened.

Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy

Fish are the principal source of protein for Sri Lanka?s population, and play a vital role in meeting basic nutritional and livelihood needs. Extensive water bodies constitute a potentially rich source of food and income for the rural population living in their proximity. However, in 2000, only 12% of the country?s fish production came from inland fisheries and aquaculture. The production potential of the freshwater and brackish water resources has not been optimally utilized due to

several factors, including lack of (i) fish seed for stocking, (ii) trained extension staff and outreach, and (iii) medium-term credit to finance increased production. An analysis of consumption trends shows a growing demand for fish

in both rural and urban markets. Significant opportunities are also emerging for sale of freshwater fish and aquatic products beyond traditional local markets. Both community-based and private sector initiatives and interest exist to avail of these opportunities, given appropriate support to invest in developing inland fisheries and aquaculture production and marketing.

Fish are the principal source of protein for Sri Lanka's population, and play a vital role in meeting basic nutritional and livelihood needs. Extensive water bodies constitute a potentially rich source of food and income for the rural population living in their proximity. However, in 2000, only 12% of the country?s fish production came from inland fisheries and aquaculture. The production potential of the freshwater and brackish water resources has not been optimally utilized due to several factors, including lack of (i) fish seed for stocking, (ii) trained extension staff and outreach, and (iii) medium-term credit to finance increased production.

An analysis of consumption trends shows a growing demand for fish in both rural and urban markets. Significant opportunities are also emerging for sale of freshwater fish and aquatic products beyond traditional local markets. Both community-based and private sector initiatives and interest exist to avail of these opportunities, given appropriate support to invest in developing inland fisheries and aquaculture production and marketing.

ADB?s strategy in Sri Lanka focuses on assisting the country's poverty reduction efforts through improved efficiency, more sustainable pro-poor growth, and better development opportunities for the poor. ADB's support for aquatic resource development and quality improvement will boost generation of productive employment opportunities and increase rural incomes. The intervention recognizes that both investment, and policy and institutional development are required to enhance productivity and increase employment opportunities for the poor. The Project is in line with the operations of ADB in the fisheries sector, which are steered by the objectives of resource sustainability, equity in balancing interests of various resource users, and efficiency in developing and managing aquatic resources.

Impact Improved food security and reduced poverty, especially in rural areas.
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome Sustainable management of market-driven inland fisheries and acquaculture. [Taken from the Project Framework.]
Progress Toward Outcome The Review Mission in February 2010 noted continued good progress made and the management, planning and organization by the Project Director and his team will hope to complete the project as scheduled by 30 June 2010.
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs

1. Inland Fisheries and Aquaculture Development

1.1 Fish Production Enhancement

1.2 Community-based fisheries management

1.3 Enterprise Development

1.4 Applied Research

2. Fish Quality Improvement and Marketing

3. Facilitating Access to Credit

4. Institutional Strengthening

5. Project Management

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

Construction completed at Anuradhapura, Monaragala,Polonnaruwa and Kurunegala RAEO.

Construction work for Ampara office is also complete

Stockings completed in 3129ha seasonal tanks (283 tanks) identified under 2008/09 programme

97 tanks covering 10,075 ha utilized under 2008/09 programme.(cumulative). About 7 million fish fingerlings stocked during 2009.

25 mini hatcheries established and fully operational and reared about 8 fingerlings during 2009.

A consignment of GIFT Tilapia, brought with the help of WorldFish Center. Negotiating with Chinese Govt. for import of Grass carp. A total of 10 fish species/varieties/stock supplied.

50 tanks selected for the introduction of community based fisheries under 2009 programme. CBOs strethened. Representives of CBO's trained in CBO's trained in CBO management and leader (50 tanks cumulative)

NGOs completed services in respect of 4 districts.

NAQDA has signed agreements with the private partner. Construction of Tissue culture laboratory is complete and equipment supplied. production is in progress.

NAQDA has signed agreements with the private partner. Broodstocks are being raised and reared and fish are maturing.

NAQDA has signed agreement with the private partner. Production of Artemia in progress. Post harvest processing and canning successful and production is introduced to the market and farming operations are continuing.

(d) Private partner identified. Agreement signed. Construction of ponds and other facilities at Pelwehera, Dambulla completed.

(e) Very poor response for the EOI.

(f) Very poor response for the EOI.

Construction of the laboratory building completed. Scientific equipment supplied; The center is in operation.

Construction of the laboratory building has been completed at battuluoya and is in operation

Two model drying/smoking units operational. Three sites for establishment of solar drier units identified and construction at Hakwatunawa is in progress.

32 fisheries organization (cumulative) have been registered as partner organization, Rs.10.13m (cumulative ) of loans disbursed.

121 loans approved amounting to Rs.72 million and Rs.67 million disbursed

The contract was awarded in 2008 and completed the construction and the building is occupied

Construction is complete and in operation

Information system handedover to NAQDA. Frame survey data analysis completed. Field officers trained on samling based on catch assesment is completed. 5 double cabs; 6 crew cabs; 50 motor bicycles; 1 tractor; 3 hand tractors procured and supplied.1 truck supplied.

Submersible/sledge pumps netting materials, office equipment, Generators, computers, scientific equipment etc. procured and supplied;

9 contracts awarded for the supply of scientific equipment.

training of fisheremen is completed..

cumulative 25 persons (9 p/m)

cumulative 3,585 offices (6,982.5 p/d)

cumulative 3050 farmers (4864 p/d)

2.89 p/m (cumulative 49.65 p/m) International and 14.08 p/m (cumulative 1540 p/m) inputs provided. Total inputs are provided.

Consultants contracted for design/construction supervision of 10 civil works contracts which was completed as of 30 June 2010.

Geographical Location The Project will initially be implemented in nine districts in six provinces in the Dry Zone of the country. Sites have also been identified in other districts, including Vavuniya, Ampara, and Batticaloa in the northeast, which can be developed.
Safeguard Categories
Environment B
Involuntary Resettlement C
Indigenous Peoples C
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design
During Project Implementation
Business Opportunities
Consulting Services A team of consultants will be engaged by Ministry of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources Development (MFOR) to support PMO in Project management and provided technical advice and assistance in the implementation of specific interventions. The consultants will be engaged through an international consulting firm in accordance with ADB Guidelines on Consultant Selection. Consulting services requirement is estimated at a total of 197 person-months, comprising 51 person-months of international; and 146 person-months of domestic consultants. The Project Management Support Specialists will assist and support PMO and the PIUs in project implementation. The Technical Support Specialists will provide technical advice and guidance to PMO and the PIUs in the following areas: (i) inland fisheries and aquaculture; (ii) mariculture; (iii) fish health management; (iv) fish processing and quality improvement; (v) marketing; (vi) community development; (vii) institutional development and training; (viii) fisheries information systems; and (ix) policy and legislation. Advance action for recruitment of consultants will be taken.
Procurement

All procurement under the Project will be done in accordance with ADB?s Guidelines for Procurement. Major items to be procured through international competitive bidding will be equipment and a small number of vehicles. Civil works will comprise many small contracts for establishing small-scale infrastructure and facilities,

which will be contracted through local competitive bidding. Nongovernment organizations and other service providers will also be contracted through local competitive bidding.

Responsible ADB Officer Nissanka Salgado
Responsible ADB Department South Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Sri Lanka Resident Mission
Executing Agencies
National Aquaculture Development Authority11 Mahawella Lane
Dematagoda, Colombo 09
Sri Lanka
Ministry of Fisheries and Ocean ResourcesFSDP@SLT.LK108/4, Rosmead Place
Colombo 07
Sri Lanka
Timetable
Concept Clearance 08 Mar 2002
Fact Finding 05 Mar 2002 to 15 Mar 2002
MRM 30 Apr 2002
Approval 05 Sep 2002
Last Review Mission -
PDS Creation Date 02 Feb 2007
Last PDS Update 03 Jun 2011

Loan

Financing Plan Loan Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 10.00 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 0.00 - 0.00 0.00 %
Counterpart 8.40 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 1.60 - 0.00 0.00 %

Loan 1910-SRI

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
05 Sep 2002 08 Jul 2003 03 Nov 2003 30 Jun 2010 - 16 Jul 2012
Financing Plan Loan Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 16.20 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 6.20 05 Sep 2002 0.65 0.00 100%
Counterpart 8.40 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 1.60 05 Sep 2002 0.65 0.00 100%

Loan 1911-SRI

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
05 Sep 2002 08 Nov 2002 07 May 2003 30 Jun 2010 - 26 Nov 2010
Financing Plan Loan Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 13.80 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 13.80 05 Sep 2002 14.96 0.00 100%
Counterpart 0.00 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 05 Sep 2002 14.96 0.00 100%
Title Document Type Document Date
Aquatic Resource Development and Quality Improvement Project Project/Program Completion Reports Dec 2011
Aquatic Resource Development and Quality Improvement Project Loan Change in Scope, Amount, and Implementation Arrangements Jul 2007
Aquatic Resource Development and Quality Improvement Project Reports and Recommendations of the President Aug 2002

Safeguard Documents

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Evaluation Documents

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Title Document Type Document Date
Sri Lanka: Aquatic Resource Development and Quality Improvement Project Validations of Project Completion Reports Dec 2013

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