Pakistan: Community Water Storage and Irrigated Agriculture Development Project

Sovereign Project | 39364-012

Summary

The technical assistance will prepare a sector-like project to increase social and economic development of the rural population in Barani areas of North West Frontier Province and Punjab by introducing sustainable irrigated agriculture and providing water for domestic and other uses. Subprojects to be financed under the ensuing investment project will comprise (i) small to medium dams and associated irrigation systems; (ii) other community water services; (iii) improved watershed management; and (iv) agricultural support services. Agreement will be reached on the scope, components, subproject selection criteria, environmental and social safeguard assurance and mitigation measures, cost, and financing and implementation arrangements for the project.

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Project Name Community Water Storage and Irrigated Agriculture Development Project
Project Number 39364-012
Country Pakistan
Project Status Closed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 4802-PAK: Community Water Storage and Irrigated Agriculture Development Project
Japan Special Fund US$ 900,000.00
Strategic Agendas Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change
Sector / Subsector Agriculture, natural resources and rural development - Irrigation - Water-based natural resources management
Gender Equity and Mainstreaming No gender elements
Description The technical assistance will prepare a sector-like project to increase social and economic development of the rural population in Barani areas of North West Frontier Province and Punjab by introducing sustainable irrigated agriculture and providing water for domestic and other uses. Subprojects to be financed under the ensuing investment project will comprise (i) small to medium dams and associated irrigation systems; (ii) other community water services; (iii) improved watershed management; and (iv) agricultural support services. Agreement will be reached on the scope, components, subproject selection criteria, environmental and social safeguard assurance and mitigation measures, cost, and financing and implementation arrangements for the project.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy ADB previously executed a small dams project in Pakistan (Loan 0750 PAK) during the 1990s. Lessons learned from the previous ADB small dams project include the need for greater support for (i) command area development; (ii) agriculture services; and (iii) community participation to reap the full benefits from the infrastructure investment. The proposed new small dams program would seek to address these shortcomings. Although ADB is proposing a small dams project that would be designed for implementation in different areas of Pakistan, ADB does not support a federally administered umbrella project approach, yet would seek implementation through provincial or other local agencies. Opportunities to explore innovation in small dam development and management that may include the private sector and divestiture of assets and management to local communities would be sought in development of the project.
Impact
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome
Progress Toward Outcome
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs
Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)
Geographical Location NWFP, Punjab
Safeguard Categories
Environment A
Involuntary Resettlement A
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 It is estimated that a total of 23 person-months of international consulting services and 45 person-months of domestic, in agricultural development, institutions, irrigation planning, economics, watershed management, dam planning and design, rural water use, and social and environmental assessment will be required. All consultants will be recruited through a firm in accordance with the Guidelines on the Use of Consultants by Asian Development Bank and Its Borrowers and other arrangements satisfactory to ADB for the selection and engagement of domestic consultants. A simplified technical proposal will be used and the selection method will be quality- and cost-based. Equipment will be procured in accordance with ADB's Procurement Guidelines and transferred to the Government after completion of the TA.
Responsible ADB Officer Binsar P. Tambunan
Responsible ADB Department Central and West Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Energy Division, CWRD
Executing Agencies
Punjab Irrigation DepartmentArif NadeemPunjab
Timetable
Concept Clearance 08 Sep 2005
Fact Finding 22 Jan 2006 to 09 Feb 2006
MRM -
Approval 16 Jun 2006
Last Review Mission -
PDS Creation Date 24 Feb 2006
Last PDS Update 23 Oct 2008

TA 4802-PAK

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
16 Jun 2006 10 Oct 2006 10 Oct 2006 31 Mar 2007 30 Jun 2008 -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
900,000.00 0.00 225,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 1,125,000.00 16 Jun 2006 883,530.05

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