Afghanistan: Water Resources Development

Sovereign Project | 42091-012

Summary

The goals of the PPTA is to prepare a project using the multitranche financing facility (MFF) that will develop Afghanistan's water resources and irrigated agriculture potential through infrastructure investment, improve water management, institutional strengthening, and capacity development. The project will build core competencies and develop ongoing programs within the water resources and irrigated agriculture sectors to facilitate development and implementation of an investment pipeline.

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Project Name Water Resources Development
Project Number 42091-012
Country Afghanistan
Project Status Closed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 7088-AFG: Water Resources Development
Japan Special Fund US$ 1.80 million
Strategic Agendas 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 goals of the PPTA is to prepare a project using the multitranche financing facility (MFF) that will develop Afghanistan's water resources and irrigated agriculture potential through infrastructure investment, improve water management, institutional strengthening, and capacity development. The project will build core competencies and develop ongoing programs within the water resources and irrigated agriculture sectors to facilitate development and implementation of an investment pipeline.

The PPTA will provide analytical sector work to create development plan for water resources and irrigated agriculture. This will include (i) confirming sector objectives, (ii) assessing the current status of sector institutions, (iii) defining needed capacity development, institutional strengthening, and needed reforms, and (iv) providing a sector roadmap as a part of the financial framework for the MFF modality. Following this, the PPTA will prepare there priority core subprojects involving irrigation rehabilitation, development of new irrigation infrastructure, and bank and flood protection for financing under the ensuing loan. The investment preparation will comprise the bulk of the PPTA activities.

Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy The Afghanistan National Development Strategy (ANDS - approved 2009) prioritzes development of water resources for irrigation as a key activity for economic growth and poverty reduction. ADB's Country Partnership Strategy is in line with ANDS and also highlights water resources and one of the focal areas for ADB support.
Impact The TA and ensuing Project will be development and improved management of water resources with an emphasis on irrigation infrastructure.
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome The outcome will be an ADB project design that includes preparation of: (i) a sector strategy to guide a long-term ADB program for water resources and irrigation agriculture; (ii) an investment project[s] for ADB financing; (iii) capacity development program; and (iv) a project preparation facility for subsequent projects.
Progress Toward Outcome
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs The TA will include the following outputs: (i) a sector strategy, road map, and investment plan; (ii) criteria to select subprojects to be financed under the Project; (iii) feasibility-level technical preparation (excepting detailed designs), with economic, financial, social, and environmental assessments of representative core subprojects and their impacts, and analysis of the proposed Project as a whole; (iv) an initial list of prioritized investments based on the selection criteria and preparation of the core subprojects; (v) detailed implementation arrangements, including methodologies and modalities for subproject selection and preparation, project management, procurement, and financial management, inter alia; (vi) a project investment and financing plan; (vii) institutional and policy analyses with recommendations to enhance project impact; (viii) due diligence for financial management, governance, procurement, and safeguards according to ADB guidelines including a resettlement framework with compensation matrix and possible plans for core subprojects, initial environmental examinations and environmental impact assessments as required for the core subproject, and indigenous peoples plans as required; (ix) terms of reference for implementation consultants; (x) workshops, consultations, training, and seminars; (xi) a project design and monitoring framework; and (xii) a monitoring and evaluation framework.
Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)
Geographical Location Afghanistan
Safeguard Categories
Environment B
Involuntary Resettlement C
Indigenous Peoples B
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 ADB will engage a multidisciplinary team of specialists that will be comprised of international and national members who will work closely with MEW and MAIL to execute the PPTA. The team will require the following expertise inter alia: water resources management; irrigation, hydrology, river training, river morphology, hydraulics, groundwater and geotechnical engineering; project and resource economics; agriculture; institutional analysis; finance and economics; environment; capacity development; social assessment and resettlement; and geographic and management information systems. It is anticipated that the TA will require about 45 person months of international and 15 person months of national consulting services in water resources development and planning, hydrology, river training, river morphology, irrigation planning, economics and social and environmental assessment inter alia.
Responsible ADB Officer Binsar P. Tambunan
Responsible ADB Department Central and West Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Environment, Natural Resources & Agriculture Division, CWRD
Executing Agencies
Ministry of FinancePashtunistan Watt,Kabul,Islamic Republic
of Afghanistan
Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock(DO NOT USE)Kabul
Afghanistan
Ministry of Energy and WaterDarul Aman Road, Kabul, Islamic Republic
of afghanistan
Timetable
Concept Clearance 26 Feb 2008
Fact Finding 04 Feb 2008 to 24 Feb 2008
MRM -
Approval 10 Jun 2008
Last Review Mission -
PDS Creation Date 31 Mar 2008
Last PDS Update 26 Jul 2010

TA 7088-AFG

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
10 Jun 2008 30 Jun 2008 30 Jun 2008 31 Oct 2009 31 May 2010 -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
1,800,000.00 0.00 75,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 1,875,000.00 10 Jun 2008 1,657,065.08

Safeguard Documents

See also: Safeguards
Title Document Type Document Date
Water Resources Development Project: Initial Environmental Examination Initial Environmental Examination Jul 2009

Evaluation Documents

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