Pakistan: Punjab Irrigated Agriculture Investment Program-Project 1

Sovereign Project | 37231-023 Status: Approved

Summary

ADB is helping Pakistan improve water resource management and increase productivity of irrigated agriculture in Punjab province. The first project under the multitranche financing facility will improve Balloki Barrage and the Lower Bari Doab Canal system that supply irrigation water to more than 700,000 hectares.

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Project Name Punjab Irrigated Agriculture Investment Program-Project 1
Project Number 37231-023
Country Pakistan
Project Status Approved
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Loan
Source of Funding / Amount
Loan 2299-PAK: MFF-Punjab Irrigated Agriculture Investment Program Subproject 1: Punjab Irrigated Agriculture Project Preparation Facility (PFR1)
Ordinary capital resources US$ 217.80 million
Loan 2300-PAK: MFF-Punjab Irrigated Agriculture Investment Program Subproject 1: Punjab Irrigated Agriculture Project Preparation Facility (PFR1)
Asian Development Fund US$ 10.00 million
Strategic Agendas Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Governance and capacity development
Sector / Subsector

Agriculture, natural resources and rural development - Irrigation - Rural water policy, institutional and capacity development - Water-based natural resources management

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Effective gender mainstreaming
Description

The project seeks to promote economic growth, increase farm incomes and improve resource sustainability through enhanced productivity of irrigated agriculture and improved management of Punjab's water resources. Project components include (i) rehabilitation and upgrading of Balloki Barrage including the Lower Bari Daub Canal (LBDC) and BS Link Canal head regulators; (ii) rehabilitation and upgrading of the LBDC main canal and appurtenant structures as well as branch, distributary and minor canals comprising the LBDC distribution system; (iii) intensified and rationalized systematic groundwater monitoring and strengthened groundwater resource management in the LBDC command; (iv) improved on-farm water management practice and agriculture support; and (v) institutional reform and strengthening to ensure improved operation and management of the LBDC system.

The Punjab Irrigated Agriculture Project Preparation Facility (PIAPPF) will ensure that (i) forthcoming projects are expeditiously prepared to fully utilize Program resources, (ii) future projects are well designed and meet ADB guidelines, and (iii) the PIAIP is well managed.

Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy The infrastructure has seriously deteriorated due to (i) age (much is nearly 100 years old), (ii) no asset management planning, and (iii) chronic underfunding and ineffective implementation of O&M. The poor condition of some large infrastructure poses serious risks, yet the deteriorated system more generally means unreliable irrigation service delivery, particulary to the tail ends of the canals. Farmers have adapted to unreliable and inadequate canal water by developing private tubewells.
Impact Increased agricultural production and farm income in Lower Bari Doab Canal (LBDC) command area (Okara, Sahiwal, Khanewal, Vehari, and Multan districts)
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome LBDC command area receives a sustainably improved delivery of water services and management
Progress Toward Outcome Of total 10 civil works contracts, 8 ICBs and 2 NCBs civil works contract are awarded of which 5 have completed.
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs

The LBDC and distribution system rehabilitated on time and within budget.

A groundwater management plan and conjunctive use strategy for LBDC is operational

Farmers use improved on-farm water management practices

Area Water Board (AWB) and Farmers Organizations (FOs) take responsibility for operations of canal systems.

Due diligence of subsequent tranches

Balloki Barrage rehabilitated on time and within budget

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

Ouput 1: The LBDC and distribution system rehabilitated on time and within budget.

The awarded rehabilitation works comprises 201 km of main canal and 2,264 km of distribution system. Of this 201 km of main canal have been completed under three contracts; ICB-1, 2, and 3. The contracts for a total length of 2,264 km of distributaries & minors have been awarded. Of this, 809 km has been completed, while 1,092 km is in progress (through ICB-4, 5 & 6B). Work on last contract ICB-6A, comprising 363 km (awarded on 23 June 2015) has commenced in August 2015.

2. Works on 3,547 appurtenant structures comprising 214 main canal structures and 3,333 distribution system structures are awarded. Of this, 214 structures of main canal and 471 structures on distribution system have completed. Work on 2,164 structures of distribution system under contracts ICB-4, 5 & 6B is on-going. Work on last contract ICB-6A comprising 698 structures has commenced in August 2015.

There is likely cost overrun.

Output 2: A groundwater management plan and conjunctive use strategy for LBDC is operational

Output achieved. Groundwater data base was developed and handed over to PID, staff was trained and database has been in use of Punjab Irrigation Department.

Development and validation of Groundwater Model was completed and model was transferred to Punjab Irrigation Department on 7 March 2013.

Completed.

Output 3: Farmers use improved on-farm water management practices

53 demonstration plots were established with each plot measuring 100 acres or 40 ha.

Output 4: Area Water Board (AWB) and Farmers Organizations (FOs) take responsibility for operations of canal systems.

Output achieved. One AWB, 52 FOs and 3,779 KPs have been established. FOs are operational and performing their functions. One pilot demonstration plot has been established in each FO.

Ongoing

The assessment will be undertaken after completion of Project.

Output 5: Due diligence of subsequent tranches

Tranche 2: New Khanki Barrage Project ($270 million) approved in Dec 2011, signed in Jan 2012 and effective in Feb 2012.

Tranche 3: Suleimanki Barrage and Pakpattan Canal Improvement Project ($73 million) approved on 13 December 2012. Signed on 30 April 2013 and became effective on 6 June 2013

Trimmu and Punjnad Barrages ($150 million) (standalone loan) approved on 22 September 2014. Signed on 5 December 2014 and became effective on 21 January 2015.

Pakpattan distribution system ($120 million) and Thal canal ($250 million). Pakpattan Canal: Feasibility study and detailed design completed. PC-1 prepared. Climate change assessment study to be carried out as it became requirements now. Project is ready.

Thal Canal: Feasibility study is complete. Detailed design completed. PC-1 is under preparation. Climate change assessment study to be carried out as it became requirements now. Project is ready.

Cholistan Water Resources Development Project Feasibility study is in progress

Link Canals Remodeling Feasibility study is in progress

Output 6: Balloki Barrage rehabilitated on time and within budget

Contractors performance is very poor; the

completion period has elapsed with only 72% progress achieved.

Contractors performance is very poor; the

completion period has elapsed with only 72% progress achieved.

Geographical Location Punjab in Okara, Sahiwal and Khanewal districts
Safeguard Categories
Environment B
Involuntary Resettlement A
Indigenous Peoples C
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
Environmental Aspects The environmental assessment has been completed and environmental management plan (EMP) has been prepared for each works contract package and included in the works contract agreement. Implementation of EMPs is being monitored and six monthly monitoring reports are prepared.
Involuntary Resettlement Land acquisition and resettlement plans (LARPs) of all works packages have been approved. Their implementation is in different phases for each works package. Regular internal and external monitoring is being done and six monthly reports are prepared.
Indigenous Peoples There are no indigenous people in the project area
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design Stakeholders, beneficiaries, and people directly affected have been consulted, and will continue to be consulted during finalization of project design and implementation. A participatory and consultative methodology was adopted to undertake social analysis during the project preparatory technical assistance. It involved (i) initial field reconnaissance discussions with project stakeholders, (ii) focus group discussions with women in core subproject areas, (iii) detailed household survey with male respondents in core subproject areas, (iv) key informant interviews, and (v) detailed survey questionaires of households directly affected by land acquisition and civil works on the rights-of- way.
During Project Implementation Farmer Organizations (FOs) and Water User Associations (WUAs) have been formed. FOs are participating in rehabilitation and upgradation of distributory canals. They are also responsible for i) collecting water charges (Abiana) and ii) operation and management of canals.
Business Opportunities
Consulting Services The IPPMU will be supported by a package of consulting services for the PIAPPF to prepare and carry out final design for the ensuing projects to be financed under MFF. This package will provide for 216 person-months of international consultants and 700 person-months of domestic specialists to prioritize investment options, prepare projects to the feasibility level, and carry out detailed design and tender document preparation. For LBDCIP, contracts for five packages of consultant services will be awarded comprising of about 333 person-months of international specialists and 1,423 person-months of domestic experts to support all facets of Project implementation. All consultants to be financed under PIAIP including those for LBDCIP will be recruited in accordance with Guidelines on the Ue of Consultants by Asian Development Bank and Its Borrowers, April 2006. The selection and engagement of required services will be through firms selected under quality- and cost-based selection procedures and individuals as required. The PMU will recruit NGOs for resettlement activities that will be contracted on a competitive basis acceptable to ADB.
Procurement All procurement will be undertaken following ADB's Procurement Guidelines (April 2006) as amended from time to time. Civil works packages for the R&U of Balloki barrage, the LBDC main canal and the bulk of the irrigation distribution system will be awarded under international competitive bidding (ICB) among suitably pre-qualified contractors. Civil works contracts costing less than $4.0 million including those for the rehabilitation and upgrading of the Jhandraka and 15-L distributary and minor canals which will be awarded in two "distributary" defined civil works contracts of only medium scale (to facilitate their early construction) will not be suitable for or of interest to international contractors. Moreover, adequate domestic contracting capacity exists to successfully underatke these works at a reasonable cost; thus they will be undertaken under national competitive bidding procedures among suitably pre-qualified local contractors. Supply contracts estimated to cost the equivalent of $100,000 up to $500,000 will be awarded on the basis of limited international bidding. Minor items costing $100,000 equivalent or less will be procured under direct shopping. Since none among pre-qualified bidders, submit their bids for ICB-06, a Minor Change in Scope for Repackaging of LBDC-ICB-06 was approved to split it, in two i.e. ICB-06 (A) and ICB-06 (B) on 18 October 2012.
Responsible ADB Officer Asad Zafar
Responsible ADB Department Central and West Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Pakistan Resident Mission
Executing Agencies
Punjab Irrigation Department
Syed Mehmood-Ul-Hassan
pd_lbdcip@yahoo.com
Canal Bank Mustafa Abad, Lahore
Timetable
Concept Clearance 08 Sep 2005
Fact Finding 10 Jul 2006 to 04 Aug 2006
MRM 12 Sep 2006
Approval 18 Dec 2006
Last Review Mission -
PDS Creation Date 14 Apr 2008
Last PDS Update 18 Sep 2015

Loan 2299-PAK

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
18 Dec 2006 22 Jun 2007 24 Aug 2007 30 Sep 2013 30 Sep 2016 -
Financing Plan Loan Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 271.40 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 217.80 18 Dec 2006 206.13 0.00 99%
Counterpart 53.60 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 18 Dec 2006 164.32 0.00 79%

Loan 2300-PAK

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
18 Dec 2006 22 Jun 2007 24 Aug 2007 30 Sep 2013 30 Sep 2016 -
Financing Plan Loan Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 10.00 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 10.00 18 Dec 2006 9.16 0.00 91%
Counterpart 0.00 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 18 Dec 2006 8.47 0.00 84%

Safeguard Documents

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Safeguard documents provided at the time of project/facility approval may also be found in the list of linked documents provided with the Report and Recommendation of the President.

Title Document Type Document Date
Punjab Irrigated Agriculture Investment Program-Project 1: Lower Bari Doab Canal Improvement Project External Social Monitoring Report (January-August 2015) Social Monitoring Reports Sep 2015
Punjab Irrigated Agriculture Investment Program-Project 1: Lower Bari Doab Canal Improvement Project Biannual Environmental Monitoring Report (January-June 2015) Environmental Monitoring Reports Jul 2015
Punjab Irrigated Agriculture Investment Program - Project 1: Lower Bari Doab Canal Improvement Project: Balloki Barrage (BB/ICB-01) Short Resettlement Plan Resettlement Plans Jun 2015
Punjab Irrigated Agriculture Investment Program - Project 1: Lower Bari Doab Canal Improvement Project: Fourth External Monitoring Report (January-December 2014) Social Monitoring Reports Mar 2015
Punjab Irrigated Agriculture Investment Program - Project 1: Initial Environmental Examination Initial Environmental Examination Mar 2015
Punjab Irrigated Agriculture Investment Program: Lower Bari Doab Canal Improvement Project Biannual Environmental Monitoring Report (July-December 2014) Environmental Monitoring Reports Jan 2015
MFF-Punjab Irrigated Agriculture Investment Program Subproject 1: Lower Bari Doab Canal Improvement Project: Environmental Monitoring Report (January-June 2014) Environmental Monitoring Reports Jun 2014
MFF-Punjab Irrigated Agriculture Investment Program Subproject 1: Lower Bari Doab Canal Improvement Project: Environmental Monitoring Report (July-December 2013) Environmental Monitoring Reports Dec 2013
Punjab Irrigated Agriculture Investment Program - Subproject 1: Lower Bari Doab Canal Improvement Project: Internal Monitoring Report (December 2013) Social Monitoring Reports Dec 2013
MFF-Punjab Irrigated Agriculture Investment Program Subproject 1: Lower Bari Doab Canal Improvement Project: Environmental Monitoring Report (January-June 2013) Environmental Monitoring Reports Jun 2013
Punjab Irrigated Agriculture Investment Program - Subproject 1: Lower Bari Doab Canal Improvement Project: Internal Monitoring Report (June 2013) Social Monitoring Reports Jun 2013
Punjab Irrigated Agriculture Investment Program - Subproject 1: Lower Bari Doab Canal Improvement Project (LBDC Main Canal (ICB-05)) Resettlement Plans Apr 2013
MFF-Punjab Irrigated Agriculture Investment Program Subproject 1: Lower Bari Doab Canal Improvement Project: Environmental Monitoring Report (July-December 2012) Environmental Monitoring Reports Jan 2013
Punjab Irrigated Agriculture Investment Program - Subproject 1: Lower Bari Doab Canal Improvement Project: Internal Monitoring Report (January 2013) Social Monitoring Reports Jan 2013
Lower Bari Doab Canal Improvement Project and the Punjab Irrigated Agriculture Project: Bi-annual Environmental Monitoring Report Environmental Monitoring Reports Nov 2012
Punjab Irrigated Agriculture Investment Program - Subproject 1: Lower Bari Doab Canal Improvement Project (LBDC Main Canal (ICB-04)) Resettlement Plans Jul 2012
Punjab Irrigated Agriculture Investment Program - Subproject 1: Lower Bari Doab Canal Improvement Project: Second External Monitoring Report Social Monitoring Reports May 2012
Punjab Irrigated Agriculture Investment Program - Subproject 1: Lower Bari Doab Canal Improvement Project: Internal Monitoring Report (April 2012) Social Monitoring Reports Apr 2012
Punjab Irrigated Agriculture Investment Program - Subproject 1: Lower Bari Doab Canal Improvement Project: Third External Monitoring Report Social Monitoring Reports Jan 2012
Punjab Irrigated Agriculture Investment Program - Subproject 1: Lower Bari Doab Canal Improvement Project: First External Monitoring Report Social Monitoring Reports Nov 2011
Punjab Irrigated Agriculture Investment Program (PIAIP) - Lower Bari Doab Canal Improvement Project (LBDCIP) Tranche 1 - Jandraka Distributary System Subproject (June 2011) Resettlement Plans Jun 2011
Punjab Irrigated Agriculture Development Program Social Monitoring Reports Apr 2011
Punjab Irrigated Agriculture Investment Program - Subproject 1: Lower Bari Doab Canal Improvement Project (LBDC Main Canal (ICB-02)) Resettlement Plans Mar 2011
Punjab Irrigated Agriculture Investment Program - Subproject 1: Lower Bari Doab Canal Improvement Project (LBDC Main Canal (ICB-03)) Resettlement Plans Mar 2011
Punjab Irrigated Agriculture Investment Program - Subproject 1: Lower Bari Doab Canal Improvement Project (LBDC Main Canal (ICB-01)) Resettlement Plans Dec 2010
Punjab Irrigated Agriculture Development Program: Lower Bari Doab Canal Improvement Project Resettlement Plans Nov 2009
Punjab Irrigated Agriculture Development Program: Resettlement Framework Resettlement Frameworks Aug 2006

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