Pakistan: Punjab Irrigated Agriculture Development Sector Project

Sovereign Project | 37231-012 Status: Closed

Summary

The overall goal is to improve rural livelihoods and reduce rural poverty through improved irrigation service delivery, enhanced agricultural practices, and strengthened water resources and environmental management to increase the productivity of irrigated agriculture in Punjab. The TA and the ensuing project have the following interrelated objectives: (i) improve water resources management at all levels in LBDC, (ii) strengthen capacity and institutional frameworks to manage irrigated agriculture and water resources for improved productivity and enhanced environmental sustainability, (iii) rehabilitate and modernize irrigation and water resources infrastructure and stimulate sustainable O&M, and (iv) enhance the enabling environment for improved agricultural productivity.

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Project Name Punjab Irrigated Agriculture Development Sector Project
Project Number 37231-012
Country Pakistan
Project Status Closed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 4642-PAK: Punjab Irrigated Agriculture Development Sector Project
Japan Special Fund US$ 595,000.00
Netherlands Fund (with LoA) US$ 557,000.00
Strategic Agendas Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Governance and capacity development
Partnerships
Sector / Subsector

Agriculture, natural resources and rural development - Irrigation

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming No gender elements
Description The overall goal is to improve rural livelihoods and reduce rural poverty through improved irrigation service delivery, enhanced agricultural practices, and strengthened water resources and environmental management to increase the productivity of irrigated agriculture in Punjab. The TA and the ensuing project have the following interrelated objectives: (i) improve water resources management at all levels in LBDC, (ii) strengthen capacity and institutional frameworks to manage irrigated agriculture and water resources for improved productivity and enhanced environmental sustainability, (iii) rehabilitate and modernize irrigation and water resources infrastructure and stimulate sustainable O&M, and (iv) enhance the enabling environment for improved agricultural productivity. The TA will prepare a sector investment program that includes the following: studies and plans for civil works, institutional frameworks, implementation arrangements, capacity development programs, service delivery mechanisms, and M&E and safeguard procedures.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy
Impact

Project Outcome

Description of Outcome
Progress Toward Outcome
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs
Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)
Geographical Location

Safeguard Categories

Environment B
Involuntary Resettlement A
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

It is anticipated that additional co-financing will be avaiable bringing the total TA amount to approximately $1.1 million.

A consulting firm will be recruited that will have the following skills or specializations among others: irrigation and drainage design and engineering; hydraulic engineering; water users associations and irrigation management transfer; irrigation policy and institutions; integrated water resources management; agriculture; economics; social assessment and social safeguards; and environment.

Procurement tbd

Responsible Staff

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 Department
Mr. Khalid Masood, Secretary
[email protected]
c/o Superintending Engineer Link Canal Circle, Canal Bank Mughalpur, Lahore, Pakistan

Timetable

Concept Clearance -
Fact Finding 19 Feb 2005 to 08 Mar 2005
MRM -
Approval 01 Sep 2005
Last Review Mission -
PDS Creation Date 23 Feb 2006
Last PDS Update 30 Oct 2009

TA 4642-PAK

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
01 Sep 2005 11 Nov 2005 11 Nov 2005 28 Feb 2006 30 Nov 2007 -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
595,000.00 557,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 1,152,000.00 01 Sep 2005 1,142,809.67

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