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

Sovereign Project | 37231-013 Status: Active

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 Active
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
concessional ordinary capital resources lending / Asian Development Fund US$ 280.00 million
Strategic Agendas Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Governance and capacity development
Sector / Subsector

Agriculture and Natural Resources - Irrigation

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Some gender elements
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy

Project Outcome

Description of Outcome
Progress Toward Outcome
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs
Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)
Geographical Location Punjab, Pakistan between Lahor and Multan

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 Staff

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 -
Fact Finding -
Approval -
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 1,540.00 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 700.00 - 0.00 0.00 %
Counterpart 840.00 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 - 0.00 0.00 %

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Title Document Type Document Date
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

Safeguard Documents See also: Safeguards

Safeguard documents provided at the time of project/facility approval may also be found in the list of linked documents provided with the Report and Recommendation of the President.

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Evaluation Documents See also: Independent Evaluation

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Related Publications

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No tenders for this project were found.

Contracts Awarded

No contracts awarded for this project were found

Procurement Plan

None currently available.