Pakistan: Ensure Due Diligence and Prepare PFRs for Islam, Khanki, Sulemanki, and Trimmu Barrages of MFF 2299/2300-PAK: Punjab Irrigated Agriculture Investment

Sovereign Project | 37231-022

Summary

To finalize the preparation and sequencing of periodic financing requests (PFRs) Islam, Khanki, Sulemanki and Trimmu Barrages under the Punjab Irrigated Agriculture Investment Program (PIAIP).

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Project Name Ensure Due Diligence and Prepare PFRs for Islam, Khanki, Sulemanki, and Trimmu Barrages of MFF 2299/2300-PAK: Punjab Irrigated Agriculture Investment
Project Number 37231-022
Country Pakistan
Project Status Closed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 7412-PAK: Ensure Due Diligence and Prepare PFRs for Islam, Khanki, Sulemanki, and Trimmu Barrages of MFF 2299/2300-PAK: Punjab Irrigated Agriculture Investment Program
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 225,000.00
Strategic Agendas Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Governance and capacity development
Sector / Subsector Agriculture, natural resources and rural development - Irrigation
Gender Equity and Mainstreaming No gender elements
Description To finalize the preparation and sequencing of periodic financing requests (PFRs) Islam, Khanki, Sulemanki and Trimmu Barrages under the Punjab Irrigated Agriculture Investment Program (PIAIP).
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy
Impact The S-PPTA will further the impact of the PIAIP that supports economic growth and increased sustainability of water and land resources through improved management of Punjab's water resources and increased productivity of irrigated agriculture.
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome Fully prepared and approved projects and associated PFRs for the rehabilitation and upgrading of Islam, Sulemanki and Trimmu Barrages, and constructionof a new replacement barrage for Khanki Barrage to be financed under the PIAIP.
Progress Toward Outcome --
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs

1. Due diligence on proposed projects for Islam, Khanki, Sulemanki and Trimmu Barrages.

2. Implementation and management plan.

3. A report on enviroment/social safeguards requirements and compliance.

Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)
Geographical Location Punjab Province
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design

The consultants are working on due diligence of Khanki, Sulemanki and Trimmu Barrages and Pakpattan and Thal canals. Main project stakeholders are the households that will benefit from the improved access and more reliable irrigation water. The consultants were requested to also provide support to the New Khanki Barrage Project to be processed under tranche 2 of the MFF.

Both, formal and informal consultations, will be held with key project stakeholders during TA through field visits and a workshops.

Consultation will take place with regard to social safeguards, mainly resettlement under the TA. The interventions comprise rehabilitation and reconstruction of existing infrastructure, so that social impact should be minimal. Farmers are utilizing and benefitting and benefiting substantially from the existing infrastructure and disruption to irrigation water supply would significantly impact rural livelihoods. Farmers understand that the proposed interventions will help sustain their livelihoods.

During Project Implementation The due diligence (technical, social, environmental) of the work carries out by the consultants that assess, whether the stakeholders are consulted/participated in project preparation process.
Business Opportunities
Consulting Services

Qualified consultants will be recruited individually in accordance with ADB's procedures for recruitment of the following individual consultants:

International experts:

economist and team leader (2.5 person-months);hydraulic and irrigation engineering specialist (2.5 person-months); social specialist/land acquisition and resettlement planning (1.0 person-month)

National experts:

hydraulic and irrigation engineering specialist (4.0 person-months); and social specialist/land acquisition and resettlement planning (2.0 person-months).

Responsible ADB Officer Akhtar Ali
Responsible ADB Department Central and West Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Environment, Natural Resources & Agriculture Division, CWRD
Executing Agencies
Punjab Irrigation Department Mr. Rab NawazIrrigation Secretariate Lahore
Timetable
Concept Clearance -
Fact Finding -
MRM -
Approval 04 Dec 2009
Last Review Mission -
PDS Creation Date 16 Apr 2010
Last PDS Update 02 Sep 2011

TA 7412-PAK

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
04 Dec 2009 - 04 Dec 2009 31 Dec 2010 31 Dec 2012 -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
225,000.00 0.00 5,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 230,000.00 04 Dec 2009 173,195.87

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