Pakistan: Sindh Water Resource Development and Management Investment Program (formerly Sindh Province Water Resource Development)

Sovereign Project | 41514-012

Summary

The objectives are the development of the water resources infrastructure and improvement of water management which were identified as key development priorities in Pakistan.

The scope covers the (i) development of ADB Financing requirements under the Multitranche Financing Facility modality; (ii) rehabilitation and upgrade of the Lower Indus Basin in Sindh (LIBS); and (iii) development of small to medium size dams outside the LIBS.

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Project Name Sindh Water Resource Development and Management Investment Program (formerly Sindh Province Water Resource Development)
Project Number 41514-012
Country Pakistan
Project Status Closed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 7180-PAK: Sindh Water Resource Development and Management Investment Program (formerly Sindh Province Water Resource Development)
Japan Special Fund US$ 800,000.00
Strategic Agendas Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Governance and capacity development
Sector / Subsector

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

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming No gender elements
Description

The objectives are the development of the water resources infrastructure and improvement of water management which were identified as key development priorities in Pakistan.

The scope covers the (i) development of ADB Financing requirements under the Multitranche Financing Facility modality; (ii) rehabilitation and upgrade of the Lower Indus Basin in Sindh (LIBS); and (iii) development of small to medium size dams outside the LIBS.

Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy As there is a strong nexus between sound management of water, agriculture productivity and economic growth in Pakistan, the ADB 2008?2012 Country Partnership Strategy lists irrigation and water resources as priority sectors for Pakistan?s social and economic development. With 14 canal commands and 5 million ha of irrigated agriculture, Sindh province is the second biggest beneficiary of the Indus Basin Irrigation System after Punjab. Yet the province suffers from low water productivity, and water availability outside the Lower Indus Irrigation and Drainage System is extremely scarce. The PPTA and its ensuing program aim to improve availability and productivity of water resources in Sindh province.
Impact Improved availability and productivity of water resources with an emphasis on irrigation infrastructure and water management.
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome An ADB project design that includes preparation of an investment program for ADB financing under a possible Multitranche Financing Facility (MFF) modality that includes (i) infrastructure, (ii) institutional strengthening, and (iii) capacity development.
Progress Toward Outcome
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs

The TA will address the due diligences requirements for an MFF program and support investment preparation for core sub-projects to be financed through the first tranche of the MFF, including the (i) comprehensive rehabilitation and upgrading of canal command of the LIIDS, and (ii) the development of small dams/underground water recharge structures outside the LIIDS.

The first component of the PPTA will focus on addressing the due diligence of MFF processing requirements. The following outputs will be delivered: (i) a refined policy framework, (ii) a sector roadmap, (iii) a medium term investment program, (iv) a program financing plan, (v) a program design and monitoring framework, (vi) necessary safeguards frameworks (environment, resettlement and socials) and institutional and governance frameworks. Importantly, the TA will provide recommendations to establish the Program Management Facility (PMF), which will assist with the implementation of the investment program, and the activities under the first financing tranche (covering safeguards, institutional, technical, etc.) as well as the preparation of physical and non physical investments for inclusion under the subsequent MFF tranches. The TA will also prepare the bidding documents for the PMF consultants and equipment procurement to ensure quick start up of the program implementation.

The second component of the PPTA will consist of preparing the program first tranche investment and due diligence requirements. The outputs will include the following (i) sub-projects selection criteria and a list of representatives sample sub-projects; (ii) completed representatives sample sub-projects feasibility studies including technical, economic, financial, legal, social and environmental due diligence; (iii) recommendations for improving irrigation and drainage, service delivery and water management; (iv) a first tranche investment plan, design and monitoring framework, implementation plan and TORs and tender documents for sample sub-projects detail design studies.

The duration of the PPTA is anticipated to be 9 months

Cost Estimates and Financing Plan ($'000)

a

A. Asian Development Bank Financing

1. Consultants

a. Remuneration and Per Diem

i. International Consultants (517.0)

ii. National Consultants (132.0)

b. International and Local Travel (48.0)

c. Reports and Communications (4.0)

2. Equipment (0.0)

3. Workshops (0.0)

b

4. Technical Work and Surveys (15.0)

5. Misc Administration and Support Costs (6.0)

c

6. Vehicle Rental (25.0)

7. Representative for Contract Negotiations (0.0)

8. Contingencies (53.0)

Subtotal (A) 800.0

d

B. Government Financing

1. Office Accommodation (20.0)

2. Logistical Support (30.0)

3. Data Collection and Management (0.0)

4. Workshop Facilitation (0.0)

Subtotal (B) 50.0

Total 850.0

a

Financed by the Japan Special Fund, funded by the Government of Japan.

b

Technical work and surveys include (i) $10,000 for topographical surveys, (ii) $4,000 for remuneration for land acquisition and resettlement plans, and (iii) $1,000 for social assessment surveys.

c

Includes 25 months car rental at US1,000 per month

d

In-kind counterpart funding from the Government of Sindh.

Source: ADB estimates.

Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)
Geographical Location Sindh Province
Safeguard Categories
Environment B
Involuntary Resettlement C
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 To be determined
Responsible ADB Officer Ryutaro Takaku
Responsible ADB Department Central and West Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Environment, Natural Resources & Agriculture Division, CWRD
Executing Agencies
Sindh Irrigation and Power Dept.Mr. Shuja Ahmed Junejosecy.irrigation@sindh.gov.pkSindh Secretariat, Building II, Karachi
Timetable
Concept Clearance 30 Jun 2008
Fact Finding 30 Jul 2008 to 11 Aug 2008
MRM -
Approval 26 Nov 2008
Last Review Mission -
PDS Creation Date 02 Jul 2008
Last PDS Update 28 Oct 2010

TA 7180-PAK

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
26 Nov 2008 30 Jan 2009 30 Jan 2009 31 Jul 2009 30 Jun 2010 -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
800,000.00 0.00 50,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 850,000.00 26 Nov 2008 790,812.49

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