Nepal: Water Resources Project Preparatory Facility

Sovereign Project | 45206-001 Status: Active

Summary

ADB is helping Nepal address constraints to the upgrading of irrigation, drainage, and flood control infrastructure. The project covers feasibility studies for priority projects in water resources management. It will also strengthen the capacity of the Department of Irrigation and the Department of Water Induced Disaster Prevention, and update the irrigation master plan.

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Project Name Water Resources Project Preparatory Facility
Project Number 45206-001
Country Nepal
Project Status Active
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Grant
Source of Funding / Amount
Grant 0299-NEP: Water Resources Project Preparatory Facility
Asian Development Fund US$ 11.00 million
Strategic Agendas Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Governance and capacity development
Sector / Subsector

Agriculture, natural resources and rural development - Irrigation - Rural flood protection - Rural water policy, institutional and capacity development

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Effective gender mainstreaming
Description
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy
Impact

Project Outcome

Description of Outcome
Progress Toward Outcome Activities are ongoing.
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs
Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)

1. Recruitment on individual consultants for prefeasibility studies (package 5 and 6) are ongoing.

2. Guidelines on environment and social safeguards, as well as indigenous peoples planning and GESI are completed and are being implemented. Staff training is regularly conducted.

3. Consultants for updating of the irrigation master plan (package 4) were mobilized in January 2016.

Consultants preparing flood hazard and risk mapping in 25 river basin have completed their assignment on February 2016.

Geographical Location

Safeguard Categories

Environment C
Involuntary Resettlement C
Indigenous Peoples C

Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects

Environmental Aspects The Project mainly entails studies and preparing candidate projects for future funding as well as some capacity building activities. With environment category C, no environmental assessments will be required for the Facility itself. An environmental assessment and review framework (EARF) will be prepared to guide environmental assessment of and safeguards document preparation for the projects to be prepared under the project.
Involuntary Resettlement The proposed Project aims to support the Department of Irrigation (DOI) and the Department of Water Induced Disaster Prevention for detailed feasibility of future water resources management projects. The scope of the project is limited to study and preparation of reports for future projects and institutional support to DOI. The Project will not require acquisition of land and associated properties, and will not affect means of livelihood and sources of income. Hence, the safeguard requirements 2 will not apply, as there is no involuntary resettlement. A resettlement framework will be prepared to guide preparation of involuntary resettlement documents for projects to be prepared under the Project.
Indigenous Peoples The proposed Project aims to support the Department of Irrigation (DOI) and the Department of Water Induced Disaster Prevention (DWIDP) for detailed feasibility of future water resources management projects. The scope of the project is limited to study and preparation of reports for future projects and institutional support to DOI and DWIDP. The Project will neither directly nor indirectly affect the dignity, human rights, livelihood systems, or culture of indigenous people. Hence, the safeguard requirements 3 will not trigger, as there is no impact on territories or natural or cultural resources that indigenous peoples own, use, occupy or claim as their ancestral domain. An Indigenous People Planning Framework will be prepared to guide preparation of indigenous people planning documents for projects to be prepared under the Project.
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design An initial consultation process with the government agencies and development partners active in promoting water resources development and preventing water related disasters in Nepal was undertaken during the consultation and reconnaissance missions . National level consultation meetings with MOI, DOI, and DWIDP were carried out during the missions. The Mission visited two districts jointly with the Government to assess status of various existing irrigation schemes and held discussions with the regional irrigation directorate and irrigation division offices, WUAs, stakeholders and the beneficiaries. Further stakeholder consultations will be undertaken during the fact-finding mission of project processing, and during the design of the individual projects.
During Project Implementation

Responsible Staff

Responsible ADB Officer Arnaud Cauchois
Responsible ADB Department South Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Environment, Natural Resources & Agriculture Division, SARD
Executing Agencies
Ministry of Irrigation
INFO@MOIR.GOV.NP
Office of the Secretary
Singhadurbar, Kathmandu
Nepal

Timetable

Concept Clearance 30 Nov 2011
Fact Finding 07 Feb 2012 to 21 Feb 2012
MRM 28 Mar 2012
Approval -
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 03 Feb 2016

Grant 0299-NEP

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
27 Jul 2012 02 Nov 2012 13 Dec 2012 30 Jun 2017 30 Jun 2019 -
Financing Plan Grant Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 13.80 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 11.00 27 Jul 2012 6.81 0.00 62%
Counterpart 2.80 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 27 Jul 2012 3.82 0.00 35%

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