Project Name Preparing the Greater Thal Canal Irrigation Investment Program
Project Number 49372-001
Country / Economy Pakistan
Project Status Active
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 9458-PAK: Greater Thal Canal Irrigation Investment Program
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 1.40 million
TA 9458-PAK: Preparing the Greater Thal Canal Irrigation Investment Program
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 650,000.00
Strategic Agendas Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Gender Equity and Mainstreaming
Governance and capacity development
Sector / Subsector

Agriculture, natural resources and rural development / Agricultural production - Irrigation - Rural water policy, institutional and capacity development

Gender Some gender elements
Description The proposed investment program will enhance food security and rural economic growth in Punjab province. It will increase the agricultural production by developing a new seasonal irrigation system in Bhakkar, Jhang, Khushab, and Layyah districts of Punjab. The Greater Thal Canal Irrigation scheme will convert about 704,000 hectares of unproductive lands to irrigated lands. The scheme was partially constructed or is planned to be constructed by the government's fund. The proposed investment program will support the construction of the remaining parts covering about 440,000 hectares to complete the development of the scheme and provide support to farmers for on-farm development and management.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy The transaction TA will help the government prepare the investment program.
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome
Progress Toward Outcome
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs
Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)
Geographical Location Nation-wide
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 The TA consultant team has been engaged.
Procurement There will be no procurement under the TRTA.
Responsible ADB Officer Kawamoto, Takatoshi
Responsible ADB Department Central and West Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Environment, Natural Resources & Agriculture Division, CWRD
Executing Agencies
Irrigation Department of the Government of Punjab
Concept Clearance -
Fact Finding -
Approval 11 Dec 2017
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 26 Sep 2018

TA 9458-PAK

Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
11 Dec 2017 09 Jan 2018 09 Jan 2018 30 Sep 2019 11 Dec 2022 -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
2,050,000.00 0.00 100,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 2,150,000.00 03 Feb 2023 1,327,146.38
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