Pakistan: Trimmu and Panjnad Barrages Improvement Project

Sovereign Project | 47235-001

Summary

1. Trimmu and Panjnad Barrages Project (TPBP) will rehabilitate and upgrade the Trimmu and Panjnad barrages on the Chenab River, which supply irrigation water to 1.74 million ha through six main canals. The project will (i) rehabilitate and upgrade the two barrages, and (ii) build institutional capacity in flood risk management. Trimmu barrage is located downstream of the confluence of Jhelum and Chenab rivers. Its flood passing capacity (FPC) is reduced from originally 18,265 cubic meters per second (m3s-1) to 12,743 m3s-1. The project will enhance the FPC to 23,220 m3s-1. Panjnad barrage is located downstream of confluence point of Sutlej and Chenab rivers. The project will enhance the barrage's FPC originally, from 19,822 m3s-1 to 24,495 m3s-1.

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Project Name Trimmu and Panjnad Barrages Improvement Project
Project Number 47235-001
Country Pakistan
Project Status Approved
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Loan
Source of Funding / Amount
Loan 3159-PAK: Trimmu and Panjnad Barrages Improvement Project
Ordinary capital resources US$ 50.00 million
Loan 3160-PAK: Trimmu and Panjnad Barrages Improvement Project
Asian Development Fund US$ 100.00 million
Strategic Agendas Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Governance and capacity development
Knowledge solutions
Sector / Subsector Agriculture, natural resources and rural development - Irrigation - Rural flood protection
Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Effective gender mainstreaming
Description 1. Trimmu and Panjnad Barrages Project (TPBP) will rehabilitate and upgrade the Trimmu and Panjnad barrages on the Chenab River, which supply irrigation water to 1.74 million ha through six main canals. The project will (i) rehabilitate and upgrade the two barrages, and (ii) build institutional capacity in flood risk management. Trimmu barrage is located downstream of the confluence of Jhelum and Chenab rivers. Its flood passing capacity (FPC) is reduced from originally 18,265 cubic meters per second (m3s-1) to 12,743 m3s-1. The project will enhance the FPC to 23,220 m3s-1. Panjnad barrage is located downstream of confluence point of Sutlej and Chenab rivers. The project will enhance the barrage's FPC originally, from 19,822 m3s-1 to 24,495 m3s-1.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy

Irrigated agriculture in Punjab (i) accounts for 28% of Punjab's gross domestic product (GDP) output; (ii) employs 54% of the labor force; (iii) produces 90% of Punjab's agricultural output; and (iv) uses more than 90% of the water resources. Punjab's agricultural GDP is 66% of the national agricultural GDP. Irrigated agriculture is crucial to generating higher incomes and attaining Punjab's targeted 6% 7% growth rate (3% in 2011-2012). The Punjab Irrigation Department (PID) is responsible for operation and maintenance (O&M), and management of the irrigation system that covers 8.4 million hectares. The PID's infrastructure has an estimated replacement value of $20 billion.

The irrigation infrastructure in Punjab has seriously deteriorated due to aging (much is nearly 100 years old) and deferred maintenance. The estimated cost of the deferred maintenance of the irrigation system is about $2 billion; the estimated cost to upgrade the system to modern standards is $3.5 billion. The barrages structural deterioration and increasing water leakage through the gates pose serious risks and unreliable irrigation service delivery to the tail ends of the canals. Farmers have adapted unreliable and inadequate canal water by developing private tubewells. Increasing pumping, declining groundwater depth and saltwater intrusion in the downstream canal areas are causing land degradation, low productivity and high production cost.

The Country Partnership Strategy (2009-2013) prioritizes improving the irrigation infrastructure. ADB's agriculture sector evaluation (2006) for Pakistan emphasizes improving water resources and irrigation. The water sector roadmap identifies improving the infrastructure, institutions and agricultural production to drive sustainable agricultural growth. The Medium-Term Development Framework (2007-2012; extended to 2015) estimates an investment requirement of over $100 million per year for irrigation sector and allocates PKR9.0 billion ($95 million equivalent) for new irrigation projects. The PID is working with ADB, World Bank and Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) on the improvement of irrigated agriculture.

Impact Sustained agricultural production in the command areas of the barrages.
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome Safe Trimmu and Panjnad barrages deliver reliable irrigation water supplies to their canals.
Progress Toward Outcome
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs

1. Rehabilitated and upgraded Trimmu barrage

2. Rehabilitated and upgraded Panjnad barrage.

3. Improved capacities of the communities and PID.

Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues) Recruitment of consultants ongoing. Tenders for CW floated.
Geographical Location Punjab
Safeguard Categories
Environment B
Involuntary Resettlement A
Indigenous Peoples C
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
Environmental Aspects The environment impacts are site-specific, mostly reversible and mitigation measures can be designed more readily. However, due diligence during fact-finding mision will further confirm the categorization.
Involuntary Resettlement A total of 75 households including 28 kiosks will be affected and 250 m of rural road will be relocated. However, due diligence during fact-finding mision will further confirm the categorization.
Indigenous Peoples Indigenous Peoples are not identified in the project area; therefore, no impacts are expected.
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design

The main stakeholders are project displaced persons, local community, Punjab irrigation department and other concerned departments, and local NGOs. The stakeholders were consulted at design stage during preparation of feasibility study.

During Project Implementation Stakeholders will be participated through i) community consultations; ii) project awareness campaigns; iii) grievance redress committees; iv) project displaced person committee; and v) engage locals in the project related jobs, preference will be given to the displaced persons particularly the vulnerable people.
Business Opportunities
Consulting Services Advance contracting is requested and retroactive financing up to $1.5 million is considered.
Procurement Advance contracting is requested and retroactive financing up to $6.0 million is considered.
Responsible ADB Officer Akhtar Ali
Responsible ADB Department Central and West Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Environment, Natural Resources & Agriculture Division, CWRD
Executing Agencies
Punjab Irrigation Departmentc/o Superintending Engineer
Link Canal Circle, Canal Bank
Mughalpur, Lahore, Pakistan
Timetable
Concept Clearance 25 Nov 2013
Fact Finding 02 Dec 2013 to 02 Dec 2013
MRM 18 Jun 2014
Approval 22 Sep 2014
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 30 Mar 2015

Loan 3159-PAK

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
22 Sep 2014 05 Dec 2014 21 Jan 2015 31 Mar 2021 - -
Financing Plan Loan Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 73.00 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 50.00 22 Sep 2014 0.00 0.00 0%
Counterpart 23.00 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 22 Sep 2014 0.00 0.00 0%

Loan 3160-PAK

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
22 Sep 2014 05 Dec 2014 21 Jan 2015 31 Mar 2021 - -
Financing Plan Loan Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 100.00 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 100.00 22 Sep 2014 0.00 0.00 0%
Counterpart 0.00 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 22 Sep 2014 0.00 0.00 0%

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