Pakistan: Trimmu, Panjnad and Islam Barrages Improvement Project

Sovereign Project | 47235-001

ADB is helping upgrade two key barrages in Pakistan’s Punjab region, which will support the livelihood of farming families and reduce flood risks. The project will rehabilitate and upgrade the Trimmu and Panjnad barrages, which supply irrigation water to 1.74 million hectares of farmland through six main canals. It will also improve flood risk and water resource management.

Project Details

  • Project Officer
    Zafar, Asad A.
    Central and West Asia Department
    Request for information
  • Country/Economy
    Pakistan
  • Modality
    • Loan
  • Sector
    • Agriculture, natural resources and rural development
Project Name Trimmu, Panjnad and Islam Barrages Improvement Project
Project Number 47235-001
Country / Economy Pakistan
Project Status Active
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Loan
Source of Funding / Amount
Loan 3159-PAK: Trimmu and Panjnad Barrages Improvement Project
Ordinary capital resources US$ 50.00 million
Loan 3160-PAK: Trimmu and Panjnad Barrages Improvement Project
Asian Development Fund US$ 100.00 million
Strategic Agendas Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Gender Equity and Mainstreaming
Governance and capacity development
Knowledge solutions
Sector / Subsector

Agriculture, natural resources and rural development / Irrigation - Rural flood protection

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Effective gender mainstreaming
Description 1.Trimmu and Panjnad Barrages Project (TPBP) will rehabilitate and upgrade the Trimmu and Panjnad barrages on the Chenab River, which supply irrigation water to 1.74 million ha through six main canals._The project will (i) rehabilitate and upgrade the two barrages, and (ii) build institutional capacity in flood risk management. Trimmu barrage is located downstream of the confluence of Jhelum and Chenab rivers. Its flood passing capacity (FPC) is reduced from originally 18,265 cubic meters per second (m3s-1) to 12,743 m3s-1. The project will enhance the FPC to 23,220 m3s-1. Panjnad barrage is located downstream of confluence point of Sutlej and Chenab rivers. The project will enhance the barrage's FPC originally, from 19,822 m3s-1 to 24,495 m3s-1.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy

Irrigated agriculture in Punjab (i) accounts for 28% of Punjab's gross domestic product (GDP) output; (ii) employs 54% of the labor force; (iii) produces 90% of Punjab's agricultural output; and (iv) uses more than 90% of the water resources. Punjab's agricultural GDP is 66% of the national agricultural GDP. Irrigated agriculture is crucial to generating higher incomes and attaining Punjab's targeted 6%7% growth rate (3% in 2011-2012). The Punjab Irrigation Department (PID) is responsible for operation and maintenance (O&M), and management of the irrigation system that covers 8.4 million hectares. The PID's infrastructure has an estimated replacement value of $20 billion.

The irrigation infrastructure in Punjab has seriously deteriorated due to aging (much is nearly 100 years old) and deferred maintenance. The estimated cost of the deferred maintenance of the irrigation system is about $2 billion; the estimated cost to upgrade the system to modern standards is $3.5 billion. The barrages structural deterioration and increasing water leakage through the gates pose serious risks and unreliable irrigation service delivery to the tail ends of the canals. Farmers have adapted unreliable and inadequate canal water by developing private tubewells. Increasing pumping, declining groundwater depth and saltwater intrusion in the downstream canal areas are causing land degradation, low productivity and high production cost.

The Country Partnership Strategy (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 (2007-2012; extended to 2015) estimates an investment requirement of over $100 million per year for irrigation sector and allocates PKR9.0 billion ($95 million equivalent) for new irrigation projects. The PID is working with ADB, World Bank and Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) on the improvement of irrigated agriculture._

Impact

Sustained agricultural production in the command areas of the barrages (Punjab Growth Strategy 2018)

Project Outcome
Description of Outcome

Safe Trimmu, Panjnad, and Islam barrages delivered reliable irrigation water supplies to their canals

Progress Toward Outcome The work on project outputs is going well to achieve the project the outcome. The project is on-track
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs

1.Rehabilitated and upgraded Trimmu barrage

2.Rehabilitated and upgraded Panjnad barrage.

3.__ Islam barrage rehabilitated and upgraded

4.__Capacities of the communities and PID improved

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

The project work is progressing at good pace._Details of project outputs and their progress status is mentioned below.

Output1.Rehabilitated and upgraded Trimmu barrage

Contract Awarded in Nov 2015. Civil Work Progress is 60.5%. 51 gates of main barrage and 15 gates of canal head regulators have been replaced.

Output2. Rehabilitated and upgraded Panjnad barrage.

Contract Awarded in March 2018, contractor commenced work in July 2018 and project work will start with full swing in October 2018.

Output3. Improved capacities of the communities and PID.

Government girls Primary school identified in Canal Colony which will be upgraded to Middle school. MOU has been signed with TEVTA Lahore for training of 50 women. O&M Manual will be finalized at completion.

13 Engineers trained in IHE Delft.

Geographical Location
Safeguard Categories
Environment B
Involuntary Resettlement A
Indigenous Peoples C
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
Environmental Aspects The environment impacts are site-specific, mostly reversible and mitigation measures can be designed more readily. However, due diligence during fact-finding mision will further confirm the categorization.
Involuntary Resettlement A total of 75 households including 28 kiosks will be affected and 250 m of rural road will be relocated. However, due diligence during fact-finding mision will further confirm the categorization.
Indigenous Peoples Indigenous Peoples are not identified in the project area; therefore, no impacts are expected.
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design

The main stakeholders are project displaced persons, local community, Punjab irrigation department and other concerned departments, and local NGOs. The stakeholders were consulted at design stage during preparation of feasibility study._

During Project Implementation Stakeholders will be participated through i) community consultations; ii) project awareness campaigns; iii) grievance redress committees; iv) project displaced person committee; and v) engage locals in the project related jobs, preference will be given to the displaced persons particularly the vulnerable people.
Business Opportunities
Consulting Services The consulting contract was awarded in September 2015 and currently the firm supervises the ongoing works for ICB-01 as well as ongoing procurement for ICB-02.
Procurement Contract for ICB-01 (Rehabilitation and Upgrading of Trimmu Barrage) civil works was awarded in December 2015 and currently ongoing. Procurement works ongoing for ICB-02 (Rehabilitation and Upgrading of Panjnad Barrage) and expected contract award is in December 2017.
Responsible ADB Officer Zafar, Asad A.
Responsible ADB Department Central and West Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Pakistan Resident Mission
Executing Agencies
Irrigation Department of the Government of Punjab
Timetable
Concept Clearance 25 Nov 2013
Fact Finding 02 Dec 2013 to 02 Dec 2013
MRM 18 Jun 2014
Approval 22 Sep 2014
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 26 Sep 2018

Loan 3159-PAK

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
22 Sep 2014 05 Dec 2014 21 Jan 2015 31 Mar 2021 31 Dec 2023 -
Financing Plan Loan Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 73.00 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 50.00 26 Oct 2022 44.07 0.00 88%
Counterpart 23.00 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 26 Oct 2022 33.70 0.00 67%

Loan 3160-PAK

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
22 Sep 2014 05 Dec 2014 21 Jan 2015 31 Mar 2021 31 Dec 2023 -
Financing Plan Loan Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 100.00 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 100.00 26 Oct 2022 80.62 0.00 90%
Counterpart 0.00 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 26 Oct 2022 76.07 0.00 85%

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Title Document Type Document Date
Trimmu, Panjnad and Islam Barrages Improvement Project: Audited Project Financial Statements (July 2020-June 2021) Audited Project Financial Statements Dec 2021
Trimmu, Panjnad and Islam Barrages Improvement Project: Audited Project Financial Statements (July 2019-June 2020) Audited Project Financial Statements Dec 2020
Amendment to the Loan Agreements for Loans 3159-PAK and 3160-PAK: Trimmu and Panjnad Barrages Improvement Project Loan Agreement (Ordinary Resources) Apr 2020
Amendment to the Project Agreement for Loans 3159-PAK and 3160-PAK: Trimmu and Panjnad Barrages Improvement Project Project/Program Agreements Apr 2020
Trimmu Panjnad Barrages Improvement Project: Audited Project Financial Statement (July 2018-June 2019) Audited Project Financial Statements Dec 2019
Trimmu and Panjnad Barrages Improvement Project: Gender Action Plan Gender Action Plans Nov 2019
Trimmu and Panjnad Barrages Improvement Project: Major Change in Project Loan Change in Scope, Amount, and Implementation Arrangements Nov 2019
Trimmu and Panjnad Barrages Improvement Project: Updated Project Administration Manual Project/Program Administration Manual Oct 2019
Trimmu Panjnad Barrages Improvement Project: Audited Project Financial Statement (July 2017-June 2018) Audited Project Financial Statements Dec 2018
Trimmu and Panjnad Barrages Improvement Project: Audited Project Financial Statements (1 July 2016-30 June 2017) Audited Project Financial Statements Dec 2017
Trimmu and Panjnad Barrages Improvement Project: Audited Project Financial Statements (1 July 2015-30 June 2016) Audited Project Financial Statements Dec 2016
Project Agreement for Trimmu and Panjnad Barrages Improvement Project Project/Program Agreements Dec 2014
Loan Agreement for Trimmu and Panjnad Barrages Improvement Project Loan Agreement (Ordinary Resources) Dec 2014
Loan Agreement (Special Operations) for Trimmu and Panjnad Barrages Improvement Project Loan Agreement (Special Operations) Dec 2014
Trimmu and Panjnad Barrages Improvement Project: Project Administration Manual Project/Program Administration Manual Sep 2014
Trimmu and Panjnad Barrages Improvement Project: Procurement Plan Procurement Plans Sep 2014
Trimmu and Panjnad Barrages Improvement Project: Gender Action Plan Gender Action Plans Sep 2014
Trimmu and Panjnad Barrages Improvement Project: Report and Recommendation of the President Reports and Recommendations of the President Sep 2014
Trimmu and Panjnad Barrages Improvement Project: Project Data Sheet (Urdu Translation) Translated PDS Mar 2014
Trimmu and Panjnad Barrages Project Initial Poverty and Social Analysis Dec 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
Trimmu and Panjnad Barrages Improvement Project: Trimmu Barrage NCB-01 Supplementary Initial Environmental Examination Initial Environmental Examination May 2022
Trimmu and Panjnad Barrages Improvement Project: Trimmu Barrage Subproject Environmental Monitoring Report (July-December 2021) Environmental Monitoring Reports Mar 2022
Trimmu and Panjnad Barrages Improvement Project: Panjnad Barrage Subproject Environmental Monitoring Report (July-December 2021) Environmental Monitoring Reports Mar 2022
Trimmu and Panjnad Barrages Improvement Project: Islam Barrage Subproject Environmental Monitoring Report (July-December 2021) Environmental Monitoring Reports Mar 2022
Trimmu and Panjnad Barrages Improvement Project: Trimmu Barrage Subproject Environmental Monitoring Report (January-June 2021) Environmental Monitoring Reports Aug 2021
Trimmu, Panjnad and Islam Barrages Improvement Project: Panjnad Barrage Environmental Monitoring Report (January-June 2021) Environmental Monitoring Reports Aug 2021
Trimmu, Panjnad and Islam Barrages Improvement Project: Islam Barrage Social Monitoring Report (July-December 2020) Social Monitoring Reports Apr 2021
Trimmu and Panjnad Barrages Improvement Project: Panjnad Barrage Subproject Environmental Monitoring Report (July-December 2020) Environmental Monitoring Reports Feb 2021
Trimmu and Panjnad Barrages Improvement Project: Trimmu Barrage Subproject Environmental Monitoring Report (July-December 2020) Environmental Monitoring Reports Feb 2021
Trimmu and Panjnad Barrages Improvement Project: Islam Barrage Initial Environmental Examination Initial Environmental Examination Jan 2021
Trimmu and Panjnad Barrages Improvement Project: Islam Barrage Social Safeguards Due Diligence Report Safeguards Due Diligence Reports Dec 2020
Trimmu and Panjnad Barrages Improvement Project: Trimmu Barrage Subproject Environmental Monitoring Report (January-June 2020) Environmental Monitoring Reports Jul 2020
Trimmu and Panjnad Barrages Improvement Project: Panjnad Barrage Subproject Environmental Monitoring Report (January-June 2020) Environmental Monitoring Reports Jul 2020
Trimmu and Panjnad Barrages Improvement Project: Social Monitoring Report (As of 31 December 2019) Social Monitoring Reports Feb 2020
Trimmu and Panjnad Barrages Improvement Project: Trimmu Barrage Subproject Environmental Monitoring Report (July-December 2019) Environmental Monitoring Reports Feb 2020
Trimmu and Panjnad Barrages Improvement Project: Panjnad Barrage Subproject Environmental Monitoring Report (July-December 2019) Environmental Monitoring Reports Feb 2020
Trimmu and Panjnad Barrages Improvement Project: External Resettlement Monitoring Report No. 2 Social Monitoring Reports Sep 2019
Trimmu and Panjnad Barrages Improvement Project: Panjnad Barrage Subproject Environmental Monitoring Report (January-June 2019) Environmental Monitoring Reports Jul 2019
Trimmu and Panjnad Barrages Improvement Project: Trimmu Barrage Subproject Environmental Monitoring Report (January-June 2019) Environmental Monitoring Reports Jul 2019
Trimmu and Panjnad Barrages Improvement Project: Trimmu Barrage Subproject Environmental Monitoring Report (July-December 2018) Environmental Monitoring Reports Feb 2019
Trimmu and Panjnad Barrages Improvement Project: Panjnad Barrage Subproject Environmental Monitoring Report (July-December 2018) Environmental Monitoring Reports Feb 2019
Trimmu and Panjnad Barrages Improvement Project: External Resettlement Monitoring Report No. 1 Social Monitoring Reports Aug 2018
Trimmu and Panjnad Barrages Improvement Project: Bi-Annual Environmental Monitoring Report (January-June 2018) Environmental Monitoring Reports Aug 2018
Trimmu and Panjnad Barrages Improvement Project: Bi-Annual Environmental Monitoring Report (July-December 2017) Environmental Monitoring Reports Jul 2018
Trimmu and Panjnad Barrages Improvement Project: Bi-Annual Environmental Monitoring Report (January-June 2017) Environmental Monitoring Reports Oct 2017
Trimmu and Panjnad Barrages Improvement Project: Social Monitoring Report (October-December 2016) Social Monitoring Reports Feb 2017
Trimmu and Panjnad Barrages Improvement Project: Social Monitoring Report (July-September 2016) Social Monitoring Reports Jan 2017
Trimmu and Panjnad Barrages Improvement Project: Social Monitoring Report (April-June 2016) Social Monitoring Reports Aug 2016
Trimmu and Panjnad Barrages Improvement Project: Social Monitoring Report Social Monitoring Reports Jan 2016
Trimmu and Panjnad Barrages Improvement Project: Rehabilitation and Upgrading of Trimmu Barrage Initial Environmental Examination Jun 2014
Trimmu and Panjnad Barrages Improvement Project: Rehabilitation and Upgrading of Panjnad Barrage Initial Environmental Examination Jun 2014
Trimmu and Panjnad Barrages Improvement Project Resettlement Plans Jun 2014

Evaluation Documents See also: Independent Evaluation

None currently available.


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Contracts Awarded

Contract Title Approval Number Contract Date Contractor | Address Executing Agency Total Contract Amount (US$) Contract Amount Financed by ADB (US$)
Construction of Trimmu Canal Circle Infrastructure Loan 3159 14 Sep 2022 M/s Ramzan & Sons Pvt Ltd | Office No. 3, 2nd Floor Dean Arcade, Clifton, Karachi Irrigation Department of the Government of Punjab 1,518,318.06 1,038,219.03
REHABILITATION AND MODERNIZATION OF ISLAM BARRAGE Loan 3159 11 May 2021 M/S DESCON ENGINEERING LIMITED | FEROZEPUR ROAD LAHORE PAKISTAN Irrigation Department of the Government of Punjab 20,194,834.57 14,215,550.23
REHABILITATION AND MODERNIZATION OF ISLAM BARRAGE Loan 3160 11 May 2021 M/S DESCON ENGINEERING LIMITED | FEROZEPUR ROAD LAHORE PAKISTAN Irrigation Department of the Government of Punjab 20,194,834.57 3,711,641.08
CONSTRUCTION OF ADDITIONAL BRIDGES AND COLONY WORK S AT TRIMMU BARRAGE Loan 3159 29 Dec 2020 RAMZAN & SONS PVT LTD (RSL) | KHYABAN-E-IQBAL CLIFFTON BLOCK 8 KARACHI PAKISTAN Irrigation Department of the Government of Punjab 3,592,977.69 2,369,118.30
CONSTRUCTION SUPERVISION CONSULTANT FOR ISLAM BARRAGE Loan 3160 03 Jun 2020 JV OF NDC PVT LTD, ACE PVT LTD, NESPAK PVT LT | LAHORE PAKISTAN PAKISTAN Irrigation Department of the Government of Punjab 1,252,547.35 1,078,752.86
REHABILITATION & UPGRADING OF PANJNAD BARRAGE Loan 3160 18 Apr 2018 M/S SWEG - RSL JV | BEIJING CHINA CHINA,PEOPLE'SREP.OF Punjab Irrigation Department 47,194,502.00 40,587,272.00
ADB-HNPC-TD-W01: Construction 110KV Substation Loan 3160 24 Jan 2017 Pmo | Lahore, Pakistan Pakistan Punjab Irrigation Department 278,674.76 278,807.72

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