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Pakistan: MFF-Punjab Irrigated Agriculture Investment Program (Facility)

Sovereign (Public) Project | 37231-013 Status: Closed

The Asian Development Bank is working with Pakistan to promote economic growth and increase the sustainability of water and land resources through improved management of Punjab’s water resources. The project is rehabilitating irrigation infrastructure and improving the management of ground and surface water. 

Project Name MFF-Punjab Irrigated Agriculture Investment Program (Facility)
Project Number 37231-013
Country Pakistan
Project Status Closed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Loan
Source of Funding / Amount
MFF Facility Concept 0009-PAK: MFF-Punjab Irrigated Agriculture Investment Program (Facility)
Ordinary capital resources US$ 420.00 million
Ordinary capital resources US$ 420.00 million
concessional ordinary capital resources lending / Asian Development Fund US$ 280.00 million
concessional ordinary capital resources lending / Asian Development Fund US$ 280.00 million
Strategic Agendas Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Gender Equity and Mainstreaming
Governance and capacity development
Sector / Subsector

Agriculture and Natural Resources / Irrigation

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Some gender elements
Description The Punjab Irrigated Agriculture Investment Program (PIAIP) will result in economic growth and improved sustainability of water and land resources. This will be achieved through improved management of Punjab's water resources and resulting increased productivity of irrigated agriculture. The outcomes from the Program and its investment projects include: (i) physical rehabilitation and upgrading (R&U) of irrigation infrastructure, (ii) improved practices and strengthened institutional frameworks for ground and surface water management, (iii) modernized irrigation management systems operation and procedures, (iv) reformed and restructured institutions for improved and sustainable irrigation service delivery, and (v) capacity development at all levels to support the management and institutional changes. The approach to implementation of projects supported under the PIAIP is based on comprehensive integration of components to achieve the aforementioned outcomes. This approach when combined with MFF modality will not only achieve success in a particular project, but facilitates sustained ADB engagement to have a transformative effective on the entire sector.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy


Strong engagement in the water sector in Pakistan is supported by (i) the ADB Pakistan country strategy and program, which identifies water as one of the key areas for economic development; (ii) ADB?s Medium-Term Strategy II, which lists investment in water resources as a core ADB activity; and (iii) the national Government and the Government of Punjab, which both identify investment in irrigation and water management as a priority for Pakistan for economic development and poverty reduction

Impact Increased agricultural productivity and farm income in Punjab irrigated agricultural areas
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome Punjab irrigated agriculture program areas receives a sustainably improved delivery of water services and management
Progress Toward Outcome
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs

1. Irrigation infrastructure upgraded and rehabilitated

2. Flood risks in the program area are reduced

3. Groundwater in the program area is used sustainably

4. Improved on-farm water management and agricultural support practices adopted in the program area

5. Water management institutions improved

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 tbd
During Project Implementation tbd
Business Opportunities
Consulting Services

The IPPMU will be supported by a package of consulting services for the PIAPPF to prepare and carry out final design for the ensuing projects to be financed under MFF. This package will provide for 216 person-months of international consultants and 700 person-months of domestic specialists to prioritize investment options, prepare projects to the feasibility level, and carry out detailed design and tender document preparation.

All consultants to be financed under PIAIP including those for LBDCIP will be recruited in accordance with Guidelines on the Use of Consultants by Asian Development Bank and Its Borrowers, April 2006. The selection and engagement of required services will be through firms selected under quality- and cost-based selection procedures and individuals as requierd. The PMU will recruit NGOs for resettlement activities that wil be contracted on a competitive basis acceptable to ADB.

Procurement All procurement under PIAIP and LBDCIP will be undertaken following ADB's Procurement Guidelines (April 2006) as amended from time to time.
Responsible ADB Officer Zafar, Asad A.
Responsible ADB Department Central and West Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Environment, Natural Resources & Agriculture Division, CWRD
Concept Clearance 08 Sep 2005
Fact Finding 10 Jul 2006 to 04 Aug 2006
MRM 12 Sep 2006
Approval 13 Dec 2006
Last Review Mission -
PDS Creation Date 23 Feb 2006
Last PDS Update 15 Apr 2011

MFF Facility Concept 0009-PAK

Financing Plan Loan Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 3,080.00 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 1,400.00 - 0.00 0.00 %
Counterpart 1,680.00 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 - 0.00 0.00 %

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Title Document Type Document Date
Punjab Irrigated Agriculture Investment Program: Completion Report Project/Program Completion Reports Sep 2018
Amendments to Framework Financing Agreement for Punjab Irrigated Agriculture Investment Program Framework Financing Agreement May 2012
Punjab Irrigated Agriculture Investment Program Reports and Recommendations of the President Dec 2006

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