46528-002: Jalalpur Irrigation Project | Asian Development Bank

Pakistan: Jalalpur Irrigation Project

Sovereign (Public) Project | 46528-002 Status: Active

The proposed Jalalpur Irrigation Project (JIP) is located along right bank of River Jhelum in Punjab, Pakistan. It will create new non-perennial irrigation services for enhanced agricultural production on 79,750 ha in Pind Daden Khan and Khushab districts. The project will increase kharif crop intensity by 50%, improve crop yield and reduce land degradation. It will directly benefit over 200,000 rural people; mostly poor. The project will (i) construct over 200 km new irrigation canals, (ii) introduce institutional reforms and establish farmers' organizations (FOs), and (iii) build farmers capacity. The project is included in country operations business plan (COBP: 2013-2014) and it will contribute to food security and economic growth and will alleviate rural poverty in the project area.

Project Details

Project Officer
Shimasaki, Akihiro Central and West Asia Department Request for information
Country
  • Pakistan
Modality
  • Loan
Sector
  • Agriculture, natural resources and rural development
 
Project Name Jalalpur Irrigation Project
Project Number 46528-002
Country Pakistan
Project Status Active
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Loan
Source of Funding / Amount
Loan 3599-PAK: Jalalpur Irrigation Project
Ordinary capital resources US$ 274.63 million
Strategic Agendas Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Gender Equity and Mainstreaming
Governance and capacity development
Sector / Subsector

Agriculture, natural resources and rural development / Agricultural production - Irrigation

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Effective gender mainstreaming
Description

The proposed Jalalpur Irrigation Project (JIP) is located along right bank of River Jhelum in Punjab, Pakistan. It will create new non-perennial irrigation services for enhanced agricultural production on 79,750 ha in Pind Daden Khan and Khushab districts. The project will increase kharif crop intensity by 50%, improve crop yield and reduce land degradation. It will directly benefit over 200,000 rural people; mostly poor. The project will (i) construct over 200 km new irrigation canals, (ii) introduce institutional reforms and establish farmers' organizations (FOs), and (iii) build farmers capacity. The project is included in country operations business plan (COBP: 2013-2014) and it will contribute to food security and economic growth and will alleviate rural poverty in the project area.

The project impact will be the increased agricultural production in the project area (Pind Daden Khan and Khushab districts). The project outcome will be irrigation water supplies and agricultural support services available in the project area. The project outputs will be (i) new irrigation canals and appurtenant structures constructed, (ii) farmers organizations established, (iii) private agriculture support services (PASS) available and (iv) capacity of the farmers and the staff from PID and Punjab Irrigation and Drainage Authority (PIDA) improved.

Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy

Pakistan's population of 180 million in 2011 is projected to be 221 million in 2025. The population increase combined together with changed living standards will require 40-50% additional food by 2025. This additional food can be achieved through increased crop yield and expanded irrigated area, wherever opportunities exist. Punjab contributes to about 80% of the Pakistan's food requirements and $60 billion to the national gross domestic product (GDP). Irrigated agriculture accounts for 28% of Punjab's GDP and employs over 50% of its labor force. Punjab manages an existing irrigation system serving 8.4 million ha irrigated land. Replacement cost of Punjab's irrigation infrastructure is about $18 billion.

The Country Partnership Strategy (CPS) (2009-2013) prioritizes improving the irrigation infrastructure. ADB's agriculture sector evaluation (2006) for Pakistan emphasizes improving water resources and irrigation. The water sector roadmap identifies improving the infrastructure, institutions and agricultural production to drive sustainable agricultural growth. The Medium-Term Development Framework (MTDF) (2007-2012) estimated an investment requirement of over $100 million per year for irrigation sector. The Punjab Irrigation Department (PID) is working with ADB, World Bank and Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) on improvement of irrigated agriculture. ADB's $700 million multitranche financing facility (MFF) for Punjab Irrigated Agriculture Investment Program (PIAIP) is supporting upgrading the irrigation infrastructure, on-farm agriculture and institutional reforms over 2 million ha. Punjab has already transferred operational management of distributary canals serving another 1.5 million ha to FOs under different projects. Punjab allocated PKR9.0 billion ($95 million equivalent) in the MTDF 2012-15 for new irrigation projects.

A stand-alone project loan is proposed as (i) the project scope is limited to only one irrigation system, (ii) project area is well-defined, (iii) project implementation period will be shorter, and (iv) policy reforms agreed under the PIAIP MFF will also be applied here

Impact Improved agricultural production in the proposed Jalalpur Irrigation Project area (Pind Daden Khan and Khushab districts)
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome Irrigation water supplies and agricultural support services available in the project area.
Progress Toward Outcome
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs

Irrigation canals and appurtenant structures constructed.

Farmers organizations established.

Private agricultural support services (PASS) available.

Capacity of the farmers and staff from Punjab Irrigation Department and Punjab Irrigation and drainage Authority improved.

Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)

The first Civil works package (construction of the main canal, intake structure, etc.) was advertised on 7 August 2018.

Recruitments of the consultants are ongoing for the three consulting services packages: (I) project Implementation Consultants, (ii) PMO Support Consultants, (iii) Command Area Development Consultants.

Geographical Location Jalalpur Sharif
Safeguard Categories
Environment A
Involuntary Resettlement A
Indigenous Peoples C
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
Environmental Aspects

The project is classified as Category A for environment aspects. The environmental impact assessment has been prepared by PID in accordance with ADB's Safeguard Policy Statement (SPS) 2009. To ensure compliance with the ADB's SPS, Punjab Environmental Protection Act, 1997 (amended 2012); Pakistan Environmental Protection Agency (Pak_EPA) Regulations, 2000 for review of Initial Environmental Examination and EIA, Pakistan EIA procedures, and Sectoral guidelines for environmental reports, PID, through the PMO-Canals, will follow the Environmental guidelines for Environmental Impact Assessment and Environmental Management Plan.

Environmental Impact Assessment uploaded in ADB website in July 2017

Involuntary Resettlement The project is classified as Category A for Involuntary Resettlement. The government through PID, and PMO-Canal shall ensure that the design of the Jalalpur Irrigation System minimizes land acquisition and resettlement impacts by exploring design alternatives and all other activities under the project are carried out in full compliance with all applicable laws and regulations of Pakistan, ADB's SPS 2009, and the approved LARP. Resettlement plan uploaded in ADB website in August 2017.
Indigenous Peoples The project is classified as Category C for Indigenous peoples (IPs) as there are no known IP communities within the project area. However, if during implementation, any change to the scope, location or alignment of the canal are identified and IPs are found to be affected by the project, PID shall take all steps required to ensure that the Project complies with the applicable laws and regulations of Pakistan and the ADB's SPS 2009.
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design

The main stakeholders of the project are famers with and without land holdings, landowners on the canals routes that will be negatively affected and Punjab Irrigation and agricultural department and relevant non-governmental organizations in the project area. The project design include developing framework for (i) establishing water users associations and farmers organization (ii) operational management of the distributary and minor canals and water courses, (iii) irrigation water allocation and use of subsurface water, all will require social mobilization and consultation. General consensus on the issues will be possible through effective consultation and participation of the stakeholders.

Institutional mechanism for farmers management of distributary and minor canals, collection of water fee and spending on the operation and maintenance will result engaging and empowerment of the farmers as the main stakeholders. PPTA will further assess and firm up the requirement.

During Project Implementation Farming communities will be sensitized, consulted and mobilized for formation of farmers organization for operational management of irrigation system constructed under the project.
Business Opportunities
Consulting Services Design and supervision consultancy contract
Procurement Several ICB and NCB works contract to be identified by the PPTA
Responsible ADB Officer Shimasaki, Akihiro
Responsible ADB Department Central and West Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Environment, Natural Resources & Agriculture Division, CWRD
Executing Agencies
Agriculture Department, Government of the Punjab
21-Sir Agha Khan Soyem Road (Davis Road)
Government of the Punjab
Lahore, Pakistan
Punjab Irrigation Department
c/o Superintending Engineer
Link Canal Circle, Canal Bank
Mughalpur, Lahore, Pakistan
Timetable
Concept Clearance 18 Jul 2013
Fact Finding 28 Jul 2017 to 04 Aug 2017
MRM 19 Sep 2017
Approval 24 Nov 2017
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 18 Sep 2018

Loan 3599-PAK

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
24 Nov 2017 13 Apr 2018 31 May 2018 30 Jun 2024 - -
Financing Plan Loan Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 360.59 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 274.63 24 Nov 2017 4.95 0.00 2%
Counterpart 85.96 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 24 Nov 2017 2.40 0.00 1%

Loan 6006-PAK

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
01 Feb 2016 11 Mar 2016 11 Mar 2016 15 Dec 2017 31 May 2018 31 May 2018
Financing Plan Loan Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 0.00 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 0.00 01 Feb 2016 0.00 0.00 0%
Counterpart 0.00 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 01 Feb 2016 0.00 0.00 0%

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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.

Title Document Type Document Date
Jalalpur Irrigation Project: Resettlement Plan Resettlement Plans Aug 2017
Jalalpur Irrigation Project: Environmental Impact Assessment Environmental Impact Assessments Jul 2017

Evaluation Documents See also: Independent Evaluation

None currently available.

Related Publications

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Tenders

Tender Title Type Status Posting Date Deadline
JIP/CSC-03 Firm - Consulting Closed 13 Sep 2018 18 Oct 2018
PMO Support Consultants Firm - Consulting Closed 11 Apr 2018 29 May 2018
Construction Supervision of Jalalpur Irrigation Project Firm - Consulting Closed 18 Mar 2017 10 May 2017

Contracts Awarded

Contract Title Approval Number Contract Date Contractor Contractor Address Executing Agency Contract Description Total Contract Amount (US$) Contract Amount Financed by ADB (US$)
DETAILED DESIGN CONSULTANTS Loan 3599 10 Jul 2018 NATIONAL ENGINEERING SERVICES PAKISTAN PVT PAKISTAN PAKISTAN Punjab Irrigation Department CONSULTANCY 2,277,764.00 1,189,259.00
DETAILED DESIGN CONSULTANTS Loan 3599 25 Jun 2018 NATIONAL ENGINEERING SERVICES PAKISTAN PVT NESPAK HOUSE, 1-C BLOCK-N, MODEL TOWN PAKISTAN PAKISTAN Punjab Irrigation Department Consulting Services 2,277,764.00 1,657,977.00

Procurement Plan

Title Document Type Document Date
Jalalpur Irrigation Project: Procurement Plan Procurement Plans Oct 2017