Uzbekistan: Land Improvement Project

Sovereign Project | 37536-012 Status: Closed

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Project Name Land Improvement Project
Project Number 37536-012
Country Uzbekistan
Project Status Closed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 4343-UZB: Land Improvement Project
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 550,000.00
Strategic Agendas Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Knowledge solutions
Sector / Subsector

Agriculture, natural resources and rural development - Land-based natural resources management

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Gender equity
Description The objective of the TA is to prepare a feasibility study for the Land Improvement Project. The broad goal of the ensuing investment Project will be to improve the rural living standards and reduce poverty in the Project areas. The Project purposes will be to improve productivity of irrigated agriculture and increase farm incomes of rural communities through low-cost land reclamation, and improved land and water management.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy
Impact Provided in TA Paper

Project Outcome

Description of Outcome Provided in TA Paper
Progress Toward Outcome
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs Provided in TA Paper
Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)
Geographical Location (i) rehab of drainage facilities & land reclamation in selected areas of Bukhara, Kashkadarya & Navoi provinces; (ii) land reclamation in areas of Syrdarya & Djizak provinces; & (iii) rehab. & improv. of Hazarbag-Akkapachagai irrig scheme in Surkhandarya

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
During Project Implementation

Business Opportunities

Consulting Services

Consultants will be recruited through an international consulting firm, following the ADB's Guidelines on the Use of Consultants. The selection of the firm will follow ADB's quality and cost-based selection method.

The TA will require a total of 15 person-months (pm) international consultants inputs: drainage engineering/land reclamation/team leader (6 pm), soil management/land improvement (1 pm), water control and measurement structures (1 pm), agricultural economy (3 pm), on-farm technologies/crop diversification (1 pm), water users/institutional development (1 pm), water sector policy (1 pm), environmental assessment (1 pm); and a total of 50 person-months domestic consultants inputs: irrigation-drainage engineering (14 pm), water resources management (2 pm), civil engineering (3 pm), electrical-mechanical engineering (2 pm), geohydrology (2 pm), land use/land tenure practices (2 pm), on-farm soil and water management (3 pm), agronomy (3 pm), agricultural economy (4 pm), water users/institutional development (3 pm), rural sociology (4 pm), povertry and gender assessment (2 pm), project impact evaluation (2 pm), and environmental assessment (4 pm).

Procurement None.

Responsible Staff

Responsible ADB Officer Dewi N. Utami
Responsible ADB Department Central and West Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Energy Division, CWRD
Executing Agencies
Ministry of Agriculture and Water Resources
4, Navoi Street
Tashkent, 100004
Republic of Uzbekistan


Concept Clearance 10 Mar 2003
Fact Finding 29 Feb 2004 to 16 Mar 2004
Approval 31 May 2004
Last Review Mission -
PDS Creation Date 18 Oct 2006
Last PDS Update 07 Mar 2006

TA 4343-UZB

Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
31 May 2004 30 Sep 2004 30 Sep 2004 31 Mar 2005 30 Mar 2006 -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
550,000.00 0.00 300,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 850,000.00 31 May 2004 513,348.09

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