The technical assistance will prepare a sector-like project to increase social and economic development of the rural population in Barani areas of North West Frontier Province and Punjab by introducing sustainable irrigated agriculture and providing water for domestic and other uses. Subprojects to be financed under the ensuing investment project will comprise (i) small to medium dams and associated irrigation systems; (ii) other community water services; (iii) improved watershed management; and (iv) agricultural support services. Agreement will be reached on the scope, components, subproject selection criteria, environmental and social safeguard assurance and mitigation measures, cost, and financing and implementation arrangements for the project.
|Project Name||Community Water Storage and Irrigated Agriculture Development Project|
|Project Type / Modality of Assistance||Technical Assistance
|Source of Funding / Amount||
|Strategic Agendas||Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
|Drivers of Change||Governance and capacity development
|Sector / Subsector||
Agriculture, natural resources and rural development - Irrigation - Water-based natural resources management
|Gender Equity and Mainstreaming|
|Description||The technical assistance will prepare a sector-like project to increase social and economic development of the rural population in Barani areas of North West Frontier Province and Punjab by introducing sustainable irrigated agriculture and providing water for domestic and other uses. Subprojects to be financed under the ensuing investment project will comprise (i) small to medium dams and associated irrigation systems; (ii) other community water services; (iii) improved watershed management; and (iv) agricultural support services. Agreement will be reached on the scope, components, subproject selection criteria, environmental and social safeguard assurance and mitigation measures, cost, and financing and implementation arrangements for the project.|
|Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy||ADB previously executed a small dams project in Pakistan (Loan 0750 PAK) during the 1990s. Lessons learned from the previous ADB small dams project include the need for greater support for (i) command area development; (ii) agriculture services; and (iii) community participation to reap the full benefits from the infrastructure investment. The proposed new small dams program would seek to address these shortcomings. Although ADB is proposing a small dams project that would be designed for implementation in different areas of Pakistan, ADB does not support a federally administered umbrella project approach, yet would seek implementation through provincial or other local agencies. Opportunities to explore innovation in small dam development and management that may include the private sector and divestiture of assets and management to local communities would be sought in development of the project.|
|Description of Outcome|
|Progress Toward Outcome|
|Description of Project Outputs|
|Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)|
|Geographical Location||NWFP, Punjab|
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
|Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation|
|During Project Design|
|During Project Implementation|
|Consulting Services||It is estimated that a total of 23 person-months of international consulting services and 45 person-months of domestic, in agricultural development, institutions, irrigation planning, economics, watershed management, dam planning and design, rural water use, and social and environmental assessment will be required. All consultants will be recruited through a firm in accordance with the Guidelines on the Use of Consultants by Asian Development Bank and Its Borrowers and other arrangements satisfactory to ADB for the selection and engagement of domestic consultants. A simplified technical proposal will be used and the selection method will be quality- and cost-based. Equipment will be procured in accordance with ADB's Procurement Guidelines and transferred to the Government after completion of the TA.|
|Responsible ADB Officer||Tambunan, Binsar P.|
|Responsible ADB Department||Central and West Asia Department|
|Responsible ADB Division||Energy Division, CWRD|
Punjab Irrigation Department
|Concept Clearance||08 Sep 2005|
|Fact Finding||22 Jan 2006 to 09 Feb 2006|
|Approval||16 Jun 2006|
|Last Review Mission||-|
|PDS Creation Date||24 Feb 2006|
|Last PDS Update||23 Oct 2008|
|Approval||Signing Date||Effectivity Date||Closing|
|16 Jun 2006||10 Oct 2006||10 Oct 2006||31 Mar 2007||30 Jun 2008||-|
|Financing Plan/TA Utilization||Cumulative Disbursements|
|900,000.00||0.00||225,000.00||0.00||0.00||0.00||1,125,000.00||16 Jun 2006||883,530.05|
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|Title||Document Type||Document Date|
|Preparing the Community Water Storage and Irrigated Agriculture Development Project||Technical Assistance Reports||Jun 2006|
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