Pakistan : Federally Administered Tribal Areas Water Resources Development Project

Sovereign Project | 47021-002

The scope of the proposed project will be based on the recommendations of the water assessment study carried out under FRDP, which address the issues such as water scarcity, insufficient irrigation facilities, water conservation, and weak water resource management. The study identified that groundwater aquifers in all the watersheds were depleting even under average weather conditions because of unplanned exploitation of groundwater for irrigation and domestic use, and recommended shift from groundwater to surface water. It identified potential for developing surface water resources for irrigated agriculture and other uses, and integrating that with the watershed management and command area development to ensure sustainable use of the resources without degrading the watersheds. It proposed sites for small reservoirs/ponds and diversion weirs in 44 watersheds of Mohamand, Bajaur, and Khyber Agencies to bring new land under irrigation along with improved watershed management.

Project Details

  • Project Officer
    Zafar, Asad A.
    Central and West Asia Department
    Request for information
  • Country/Economy
    Pakistan
  • Modality
  • Sector
    • Agriculture, natural resources and rural development
Project Name Federally Administered Tribal Areas Water Resources Development Project
Project Number 47021-002
Country / Economy Pakistan
Project Status Closed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Loan
Source of Funding / Amount
Loan 3239-PAK: FATA Water Resources Development Project
Asian Development Fund US$ 42.97 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 / Forestry - Irrigation - Water-based natural resources management

Gender Some gender elements
Description

The scope of the proposed project will be based on the recommendations of the water assessment study carried out under FRDP, which address the issues such as water scarcity, insufficient irrigation facilities, water conservation, and weak water resource management. The study identified that groundwater aquifers in all the watersheds were depleting even under average weather conditions because of unplanned exploitation of groundwater for irrigation and domestic use, and recommended shift from groundwater to surface water. It identified potential for developing surface water resources for irrigated agriculture and other uses, and integrating that with the watershed management and command area development to ensure sustainable use of the resources without degrading the watersheds. It proposed sites for small reservoirs/ponds and diversion weirs in 44 watersheds of Mohamand, Bajaur, and Khyber Agencies to bring new land under irrigation along with improved watershed management. The Project will provide irrigation supplies in three agencies to increase crop production of the rain fed area and unutilized land to be brought under cultivation. It will (i) construct small reservoirs/ponds, diversion weirs, and conveyance channels; (ii) develop command area; and (iii) improve watershed management.

The project impact will be increased farm incomes in the project area thereby reducing poverty and increasing household food security. The project outcome will be improved agricultural productivity of selected watersheds and their associated natural resource base. Project outputs include (i) construction of new irrigation infrastructure, including nine small concrete gravity dams with a maximum height of 15 meters each, 31 diversion weirs, and 95 kilometers of main and secondary irrigation channels; (ii) improved on-farm management through construction of 144 kilometers of lined watercourses, terracing and land leveling on a command area of 4,615 ha, along with installation of rain and stream gauges to measure water availability; (iii) improved watershed management on 5,050 ha through afforestation of the degraded watersheds and, where appropriate, construction of check dams; and (iv) efficient project management and evaluation.

Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy

FATA is one of the most poor and deprived regions in Pakistan. Its total population is around 4.5 million and about 97% of the population lives in rural area. Socioeconomic indicators, such as health, education, water supply, roads, and agriculture land holdings are lowest in FATA as compared to country and neighboring Khyber Pakhtunkhawa (KP) province. The predominant rural population relies mainly on subsistence agriculture and livestock rearing for their livelihood. Only 8% of the total 2.7 million hectares area is cultivated, and 38% of the cultivated area is irrigated while remaining 62% is rain fed. Land holdings are small, nearly 85% of the households own less than 2 hectare of land, which is insufficient for sustaining livelihoods. Climatic conditions in FATA are arid. Water scarcity is one of the greatest challenges, which undermines efforts to improve socioeconomic conditions of the FATA inhabitants. Groundwater aquifers are depleting rapidly in most of the watersheds due to reduced rainfall and unplanned exploitation. The unplanned utilization of water resources particularly groundwater, deforestation, and over grazing of rangelands has put immense pressure on the natural resources. The watersheds are consequently in a degraded condition resulting in depletion of water resources and vegetation cover, and affecting the overall environmental equilibrium.

The proposed Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) Water Resources Development Project (FWRDP) is located along the western border of Pakistan with Afghanistan. It complements ADB's investments in three agencies of FATA (Mohmand, Bajaur, and Khyber) made through ADB-financed FATA Rural Development Project (FRDP), which was completed in March 2012.

Impact

Farm income in the project area (Bajaur, Khyber, and Mohmand agencies) is increased.

Project Outcome
Description of Outcome

Improved agricultural productivity of selected watersheds and their associated natural resource base

Progress Toward Outcome Project Management Unit and Project Implementation Units are operational. The office accommodation has been arranged. Procurement of goods is complete. Procurement of vehicles is completed. The design and construction supervision consultant in onboard.
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs

Construction of new irrigation infrastructure

On-farm water management is improved

Watershed management is improved

Project management

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

Output-1: (i) Construction of new irrigation infrastructure

(ii). (iii). Improved watershed management (iv) Efficient project management and evaluation.

1. Site selection process and feasibility studies progress is extremely slow. Progress on awarded awarded sub-projects lags from the approved schedule primarily due to weak contractors performance and project administration by PMU and PIU's.

2. Civil Works on diversion and distribution system is not complete, hence on-farm water management works have not started.

3. Degraded watershed areas are being selected.

4. Ongoing

2. Project planning, management, and support strengthened:

Contract awards are delayed. The schedule will be updated in Q4 2018 along with CAD forecast after expected completion of site selection process and feasibility studies.

Geographical Location
Safeguard Categories
Environment B
Involuntary Resettlement C
Indigenous Peoples C
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
Environmental Aspects Initial Environmental Examinations (IEE) for the identified subprojects and an Environmental Assessment and Review Framework (EARF) that provides the steps to be taken for subprojects to be selected during the project implementation stage have been prepared and posted to the web.
Involuntary Resettlement Construction of new reservoirs, weirs and channels may require land acquisition. Land required for each subproject will be few hectares and most of which expected to be barren communal land. The land acquisition and resettlement framework (LARF) for the Project and land acquisition and resettlement plan (LARP) for each core subproject have been prepared and posted to the web.
Indigenous Peoples There are no indigenous people in the project area
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design The main stakeholders of the project are the households that will benefit from additional land brought under irrigation and improved access and more reliable irrigation water. Negative effects are not envisaged. The beneficiaries have been consulted during the project design.
During Project Implementation Beneficiaries will be mobilized through social mobilization process and community organizations (COs) will be formed. These will participate in identification, planning, design and implementation of the subprojects.
Business Opportunities
Consulting Services

The consulting services will be required for design and management support. A National consulting firm for Design and Supervision will be recruited due to high security risk for International Consultants in the Project area.

Procurement The anticipated procurement will include small works contracts, which will be procured by using ADB's national competitive bidding procedures.
Responsible ADB Officer Zafar, Asad A.
Responsible ADB Department Central and West Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Pakistan Resident Mission (PRM)
Executing Agencies
FATA Secretariat
Timetable
Concept Clearance 29 Jul 2013
Fact Finding 22 May 2014 to 02 Jun 2014
MRM 04 Nov 2014
Approval 15 Dec 2014
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 26 Sep 2018

Loan 3239-PAK

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
15 Dec 2014 17 Apr 2015 07 Aug 2015 30 Sep 2020 31 Dec 2022 29 Aug 2023
Financing Plan Loan Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 47.90 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 42.97 17 Jan 2024 28.02 0.00 100%
Counterpart 4.93 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 17 Jan 2024 28.02 0.00 100%
Status of Covenants
Category Sector Safeguards Social Financial Economic Others
Rating Satisfactory Satisfactory Satisfactory Satisfactory - Satisfactory

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Title Document Type Document Date
Federally Administered Tribal Areas Water Resources Development Project: Audited Project Financial Statements (July 2022-June 2023) Audited Project Financial Statements Feb 2024
Federally Administered Tribal Areas Water Resources Development Project: Audited Project Financial Statements (July 2021-June 2022) Audited Project Financial Statements Dec 2022
Federally Administered Tribal Areas Water Resources Development Project: Audited Project Financial Statements (July 2020-June 2021) Audited Project Financial Statements Dec 2021
Federally Administered Tribal Areas Water Resources Development Project: Audited Project Financial Statements (July 2019-June 2020) Audited Project Financial Statements Dec 2020
Federally Administered Tribal Areas Water Resources Development Project: Audited Project Financial Statements (July 2018-June 2019) Audited Project Financial Statements Dec 2019
Federally Administered Tribal Areas Water Resources Development Project: Procurement Plan Procurement Plans Nov 2019
Federally Administered Tribal Areas Water Resources: Audited Project Financial Statement (July 2017-June 2018) Audited Project Financial Statements Dec 2018
Federally Administered Tribal Areas Water Resources Development Project: Audited Project Financial Statements (1 July 2016 to 30 June 2017) Audited Project Financial Statements Jan 2018
Federally Administered Tribal Areas Water Resources Development Project: Audited Project Financial Statements (1 July 2015 to 30 June 2016) Audited Project Financial Statements Dec 2016
Loan Agreement (Special Operations) for Federally Administered Tribal Areas Water Resources Development Project Loan Agreement (Special Operations) Apr 2015
Federally Administered Tribal Areas Water Resources Development Project: Report and Recommendation of the President Reports and Recommendations of the President Nov 2014
Federally Administered Tribal Areas Water Resources Development Project: Project Administration Manual Project/Program Administration Manual Nov 2014
Federally Administered Tribal Areas Water Resources Development Project: Project Data Sheet (Urdu Translation) Translated PDS Oct 2013
Federally Administered Tribal Areas Water Resources Development Project Initial Poverty and Social Analysis Oct 2013

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
Federally Administered Tribal Areas Water Resources Development Project: Environmental Monitoring Report (July-December 2022) Environmental Monitoring Reports Jan 2023
Federally Administered Tribal Areas Water Resources Development Project: Environmental Monitoring Report (January-June 2022) Environmental Monitoring Reports Aug 2022
Federally Administered Tribal Areas Water Resources Development Project: Environmental Monitoring Report (July-December 2021) Environmental Monitoring Reports Mar 2022
Federally Administered Tribal Areas Water Resources Development Project: Environmental Monitoring Report (January-June 2021) Environmental Monitoring Reports Jul 2021
Federally Administered Tribal Areas Water Resources Development Project: Environmental Monitoring Report (July-December 2020) Environmental Monitoring Reports Mar 2021
Federally Administered Tribal Areas Water Resources Development Project: Internal Social Monitoring Report (January-June 2020) Social Monitoring Reports Sep 2020
Federally Administered Tribal Areas Water Resources Development Project: Magoo Dand Dam Subproject Land Acquisition and Resettlement Plan Resettlement Plans Sep 2020
Federally Administered Tribal Areas Water Resources Development Project: Warsak Left Bank Canal Initial Environmental Examination Initial Environmental Examination Aug 2020
Federally Administered Tribal Areas Water Resources Development Project: Environmental Monitoring Report (January-June 2020) Environmental Monitoring Reports Jul 2020
Federally Administered Tribal Areas Water Resources Development Project: Command Area Development of Khurshid Dam Initial Environmental Examination Initial Environmental Examination Jun 2020
Federally Administered Tribal Areas Water Resources Development Project: Magoo Dand Dam Initial Environmental Examination Initial Environmental Examination Jun 2020
Federally Administered Tribal Areas Water Resources Development Project: Badakhel Weir Initial Environmental Examination Initial Environmental Examination Jun 2020
Federally Administered Tribal Areas Water Resources Development Project: Dawawo Weir Initial Environmental Examination Initial Environmental Examination Jun 2020
Federally Administered Tribal Areas Water Resources Development Project: Tor Dara and Tarkhokas Weirs Initial Environmental Examination Initial Environmental Examination Jun 2020
Federally Administered Tribal Areas Water Resources Development Project: Environmental Monitoring Report (July-December 2019) Environmental Monitoring Reports Jan 2020
Federally Administered Tribal Areas Water Resources Development Project: Derakai Weir Initial Environmental Examination Initial Environmental Examination Jan 2020
Federally Administered Tribal Areas Water Resources Development Project: Barkas Small Dam Initial Environmental Examination Initial Environmental Examination Jan 2020
Federally Administered Tribal Areas Water Resources Development Project: Tabai Small Dam Initial Environmental Examination Initial Environmental Examination Jan 2020
Federally Administered Tribal Areas Water Resources Development Project: Command Area Development of Raghagan Dam Initial Environmental Examination Initial Environmental Examination Oct 2019
Federally Administered Tribal Areas Water Resources Development Project: Daman Lift Irrigation Initial Environmental Examination Initial Environmental Examination Jul 2019
Federally Administered Tribal Areas Water Resources Development Project: Neeli Tangi Weir Initial Environmental Examination Initial Environmental Examination Jul 2019
Federally Administered Tribal Areas Water Resources Development Project: Ganjyano Danish Kool Lift Irrigation Initial Environmental Examination Initial Environmental Examination Jul 2019
Federally Administered Tribal Areas Water Resources Development Project: Saro Shah and Serai Bazar Shah Weir Initial Environmental Examination Initial Environmental Examination Jun 2019
Federally Administered Tribal Areas Water Resources Development Project: Lar Dand Weir Initial Environmental Examination Initial Environmental Examination Jun 2019
Federally Administered Tribal Areas Water Resources Development Project: Badi Samoor Weir Initial Environmental Examination Initial Environmental Examination Jun 2019
Federally Administered Tribal Areas Water Resources Development Project: Shunga Nalaikas Weirs Initial Environmental Examination Initial Environmental Examination May 2019
Federally Administered Tribal Areas Water Resources Development Project: Damano Weir Initial Environmental Examination Initial Environmental Examination May 2019
Federally Administered Tribal Areas Water Resources Development Project: Kharkai Weir Initial Environmental Examination Initial Environmental Examination Feb 2019
Federally Administered Tribal Areas Water Resources Development Project: Mundara Weir Initial Environmental Examination Initial Environmental Examination Feb 2019
Federally Administered Tribal Areas Water Resources Development Project: Had Kalay Weir Initial Environmental Examination Initial Environmental Examination Jan 2019
Federally Administered Tribal Areas Water Resources: Environmental Monitoring Report (July-December 2018) Environmental Monitoring Reports Jan 2019
Federally Administered Tribal Areas Water Resources Development Project: Environmental Monitoring Report (January-June 2018) Environmental Monitoring Reports Aug 2018
Federally Administered Tribal Areas Water Resources Development Project: Consolidated Report for 8 Sub-Projects in District Bajaur, Initial Environmental Examination Initial Environmental Examination May 2018
Federally Administered Tribal Areas Water Resources Development Project: Shangade Weirs Initial Environmental Examination Initial Environmental Examination Apr 2018
Federally Administered Tribal Areas Water Resources Development Project: Jay Dam Initial Environmental Examination Initial Environmental Examination Apr 2018
Federally Administered Tribal Areas Water Resources Development Project: Madar Irrigation Subproject Initial Environmental Examination Initial Environmental Examination Mar 2018
Federally Administered Tribal Areas Water Resources Development Project: Environmental Monitoring Report (July-December 2017) Environmental Monitoring Reports Dec 2017
Federally Administered Tribal Areas Water Resources Development Project: Shangede Dam Initial Environmental Examination Aug 2014
Federally Administered Tribal Areas Water Resources Development Project Environmental Assessment and Review Framework Aug 2014
Federally Administered Tribal Areas Water Resources Development Project: Jay Kalay Dam Initial Environmental Examination Initial Environmental Examination Aug 2014
Federally Administered Tribal Areas Water Resources Development Project Resettlement Frameworks Aug 2014
Federally Administered Tribal Areas Water Resources Development Project: Kharkai Dam Initial Environmental Examination Aug 2014

Evaluation Documents See also: Independent Evaluation

None currently available.


Related Publications

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Tenders

Tender Title Type Status Posting Date Deadline
3239-PAK: FATA Water Resources Development Project [NCB-15/PMU-FWRDP; NCB-16/PMU-FWRDP] Invitation for Bids Closed
Loan No. 3239-PAK: Federally Administered Tribal Areas Water Resources Development Project [1- PQ-PMU-FWRDP] Invitation for Bids Closed

Contracts Awarded

Contract Title Approval Number Contract Date Contractor | Address Executing Agency Total Contract Amount (US$) Contract Amount Financed by ADB (US$)
CONSTRUCTION OF (I) NEELI TANGI WEIR; (II) TARKHO KAS WEIR; AND (III) TOR DARA WEIR, DISTRICT KHYBER Loan 3239 20 Apr 2021 M/S SYED YAQOOB SHAH & SONS -M/S HAQ NAWAZ & | HOUSE 198 STREET 13 SECTOR F-9 PHASE 6 HAYATABAD PESHAWAR PAKISTAN FATA Secretariat 1,647,091.38 1,477,741.81
CONSTRUCTION OF COMMAND AREA DEVELOPMENT OF WARSAK LEFT BANK CANAL DISTRICT MOHMAND Loan 3239 29 Dec 2020 M/S ALI & CO | SABIR BUSINESS CENTER SABIR ROADOPPOSIT E PMC BABU GAREE PESHAWAR PAKISTAN FATA Secretariat 1,437,081.97 1,292,148.24
CONSTRUCTION OF MAGOO DAND DAM SUBPROJECT KHYBER Loan 3239 07 Oct 2020 M/S NATIONAL RCC WORKS PVT LTD | HOUSE 58/101 UZAIR TOWN PIR BALA WARSAK ROAD PESHAWAR PAKISTAN FATA Secretariat 1,133,649.42 1,049,248.83
CONSTRUCTION OF BARKAS SMALL DAM DISTRICT KHYBER Loan 3239 23 Jul 2020 M/S TRIBAL GLOBAL CONSTRUCTION PVT LTD | PLOT NO. 111 E INDUSTRIAL ESTATE HAYATABAD PESHAWAR PAKISTAN PAKISTAN FATA Secretariat 1,501,203.44 1,352,967.09
UMBRELLA PCSS FOR 2018 Loan 3239 19 Dec 2018 VARIOUS | VARIOUS PAKISTAN FATA Secretariat 1,007,919.37 1,007,919.37
CONSTRUCTION OF JAY DAM, MOHMAND AGENCY Loan 3239 24 Oct 2017 M/S ALI & CO | NO.8 SABIR BUSINESS CENTER, WARSAK ROAD PESHAWAR PAKISTAN PAKISTAN FATA Secretariat 1,617,336.00 1,454,013.00

Procurement Plan

Title Document Type Document Date
Federally Administered Tribal Areas Water Resources Development Project: Procurement Plan Procurement Plans Nov 2019