Achievement of the target will be made when the S.Hs construction is completed and fully operational. The target date for this output is March 2017.
Construction of the FLCCs is ongoing. Of the 19 FLCCs, 14 have been completed and the remaining five are expected to be completed by November 2015.
Achievement of the target of waste reduction will be made when the S.Hs construction is completed. The target date for this output is 2017. During evaluation the capacity of waste water treatment plant increased from 40m3 to 150m3 in order to meet demand of slaughterhosue. Also fund is allocated for pre-fessibility study and design of bio-gas plant.
MAIL requested excluding the sub-component for upgrading three quality control testing laboratories from the Project. Following further assessments as advised by CWER, MAIL informed that: (i) accreditation of the laboratories will take three years, which is beyond the intended closure of the project; and (ii) other organizations have undertaken establishment of analytical and control testing laboratories which also covers the type of services originally planned for the quality control laboratories. Thus, it is no longer necessary to fund upgrading of the MAIL laboratories.
A total of 113 cooperatives are surveyed and 19 of them (including women cooperatives) selected for intervention.
Under one package the below provinces are identified to carry out the procurement process:
1. Kabul, Paktia and Nangarhar
2. Kunduz and Mazar
3. Hirat and Kandahar
The package was advertised on 28 Aug 2013.
PMO has been established and is already functioning.
Quarterly and Annual progress reports have been submitted regularly.
Submission of project EMP delayed due to unavailability of the National Environmental Expert. Work resumed completing the report and the first draft was submitted to ADB in May 2013. The EMR and EMP have been sent for Oct 2014 to ADB and were accepted for disclosure.
The Project Monitoring Plan was submitted to ADB in May 2013, and has been kept updated.
Consultant contract was signed on 21 Dec 2011.
S.Hs Contract was signed on 24 Sep 2011.
FLCC contract was signed on 29 October 2014.
"Selection criteria have been adopted and a full package of designs was submitted to ADB in May 2013.
The Invitation for bids was advertised on 28 Aug 2013. The BER is being reviewed, PRS finalized with ADB no objection granted. The contract being awarded with good rate or progress.
Once the facilities are constructed the step toward training will be taken. Training manual and methodology have been developed, training will be conducted after handover of FLCC to the cooperatives.
Project has provided technical support to ANSA and MAIL on the development and adoption of the standards, up to now 4 standards for the sensitive products (Almond, Pomegranate, shelled pistachio, unshelled) have been developed and apporved by ANSA as national standards, four other standards ( fresh and dried apricot, Hallal and meat cuts standards) are under review by ANSA and will be approved and accepted as national standard within within 2015.
Target is feasible; Project has developed SPS policy which is under review for further improvement.
Works are ongoing. The five slaughterhouses are in various stages of construction: (i) Reshkor, 74.16%; (ii) Shakar Dara, 50%; (iii) Herat, 29.6%; (iv) Kunduz, 21%; and (v) Mazar-i-Sharif,25.55%. Progress has been slow due to delays in commencement of construction work due to changes in the slaughterhouse sites over the land ownership dispute, and delayed release of construction equipment from the customs, security threats in few sites and contractor financial problem due to prolonged implementation.