The implementation of Construction of slaughterhouses has been affected by the financial constraints of the contractor. Recently as decided by MAIL a new approach will be hired to help the financial status of the contractor by assigning a considerable amount of the remaining work to a local contractor, in agreement with the contractor. As per PPP unit requirements most of the documents are prepared and submitted to PPP unit for approval.
The targets will be met and achieved when the S.Hs construction is completed and fully operational. The target date for this output was March 2017, but looking at the current status of the project it will not be completed on the said the date and may need extension, since the new approach of assigning a considerable portion of the works to another partner, needs detailed assessment and review (financial and technical capacity of the local partner)
Achievement of the target of waste reduction will be made when the S.Hs construction is completed. The target date for this output is 2017. During evaluation the capacity of waste water treatment plant increased from 40m3 to 150m3 in order to meet the demand of slaughterhouse. Also fund is allocated for pre-feasibility study and design of bio-gas plant.
The works are moving but not as much in good pace as required. The five slaughterhouses are in various stages of construction the civil work progress is: (i) Reshkor, 73%; (ii) Shakar Dara, 60%; (iii) Herat, 58%; (iv) Kunduz, 44%; and (v) Mazar-i-Sharif, 48%. Progress has been slow due to delays in commencement of construction work due to changes in the slaughterhouse sites over the land ownership dispute, delay in finalization of drawing and specifications, late mobilization of consultants, delays in release of construction equipment from the customs, securiity threats in few sites , contractor financial problem due to prolong implementation and due to design changes and additional work.
Construction of all 19 FLCCs completed in Q1 2016 and seven FLCCS in Herat and Kandahar have been handed over to cooperatives and operation and management contract of 12 remaining FLCCs has been signed with private company, Agroindust and handover of these centers to said company is going on.
during Q2 2016 thirty MAIL/DAIL staff and two marketers of fruits and vegetables have received three weeks trainings in Quality Management, HACCP system development and Good Manufacturing Practices for FLCCs. Further, other trainings were also provided namely, post-harvest management, supply chain management and business administration. The trained people through the abovementioned program will be providing training at province level to FLCC operators and will be supervising their day today activities. The subject trainings were also provided to staff of Agroindust (operator of 12 FLCCs) during Q4 2016.
Project has provided technical support to ANSA and MAIL on the development and adoption of the standards, up to now 9 standards for the sensitive products (Almond, Pomegranate, shelled pistachio, unshelled, fresh and dried apricot, Hallal and meat cuts standards) have been developed and approved by ANSA as national standards.
Target is feasible; Project provided technical support in regard of Agri policy development and project has also developed SPS policy which is under review for further improvement.
PMO has been established and is already functioning.
Quarterly and Annual progress reports have been submitted regularly.
Submission of project EMP delayed due to unavailability of the National Environmental Expert. Work resumed completing the report and the first draft was submitted to ADB in May 2013. The EMR and EMP have been sent for Oct 2014 to ADB and were accepted for disclosure.
The Project Monitoring Plan was submitted to ADB in May 2013, and has been kept updated.
Consultant contract was signed on 21 Dec 2011.
S.Hs Contract was signed on 24 Sep 2011.
FLCC contract was signed on 29 October 2014.
Selection criteria have been adopted and a full package of designs was submitted to ADB in May 2013.
The Invitation for bids was advertised on 28 Aug 2013. The BER is being reviewed, PRS finalized with ADB no objection granted. The contract being awarded and construction work completed in Q1 2016.
Construction work of all 19 FLCCs is completed in Q1 2016.