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Sri Lanka: Mahaweli Water Security Investment Program - Tranche 1

Sovereign (Public) Project | 47381-002 Status: Active

The Asian Development Bank is working with Sri Lanka to deliver surplus water from the Mahaweli river basin to the dry zone region where 70% of rural dwellers depend on agriculture for their livelihoods. The program is building or upgrading canals, reservoirs and other irrigation infrastructure. Tranche 1 supports infrastructure and systems for improving water management.

Project Details

Project Officer
Ranawana, Sanath South Asia Department Request for information
Country
  • Sri Lanka
Modality
  • Loan
Sector
  • Agriculture, natural resources and rural development
 
Project Name Mahaweli Water Security Investment Program - Tranche 1
Project Number 47381-002
Country Sri Lanka
Project Status Active
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Loan
Source of Funding / Amount
Loan 3267-SRI: Mahaweli Water Security Investment Program - Tranche 1
Ordinary capital resources US$ 76.00 million
Ordinary capital resources US$ 76.00 million
Loan 3268-SRI: Mahaweli Water Security Investment Program - Tranche 1
concessional ordinary capital resources lending / Asian Development Fund US$ 74.00 million
concessional ordinary capital resources lending / Asian Development Fund US$ 74.00 million
Strategic Agendas Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Governance and capacity development
Knowledge solutions
Partnerships
Sector / Subsector

Agriculture, natural resources and rural development / Irrigation - Water-based natural resources management

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming No gender elements
Description ADB and the Government of Sri Lanka are working together to deliver surplus water from the Mahaweli river basin to its dry zone, where scarce supplies undermine agricultural output and household incomes. The Mahaweli Water Security Investment Program is helping the government complete a decades-old program that is moving water from the country's largest river to its dry zone, made up of North Central Province, Central Province, North Western Province and Eastern Province. The project is building more than 260 kilometers of new and upgraded canals, reservoirs, and other irrigation infrastructure. It is also helping to conduct studies on improving water management and delivery systems. In addition to providing more irrigation water, the project is delivering clean drinking water to over 350,000 people, resulting in improved community health in areas where chronic kidney diseases are prevalent. The long term goal of the project is to reduce poverty while boosting economic growth and food security.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy Sri Lanka has abundant water resources but they are not distributed evenly across the country. The dry zone region (including North Central Province, Central Province, North Western Province and Eastern Province) is home to nearly a third of the country's population, with 70% of rural dwellers dependent on agriculture for their livelihood. However, the zone receives less than 1,500 millimeters of rain per year, and droughts are common, which severely constrains agricultural output. Local communities have managed this water stress by building many small cascade systems of reservoirs, transfer canals, and irrigation schemes. These have been sufficient to provide supplementary irrigation for a single paddy crop each year, and limited storage for drinking water supply. In many places, communities rely on groundwater, some of which is contaminated, causing high incidences of chronic kidney disease. Lack of year-round access to water resources constrains the agricultural and commercial production of the region, suppressing social and economic development. As a result, average household incomes are around 10% lower than in other parts of the country. This situation is expected to worsen as the population grows and rainfall in the region diminishes further due to climate change.
Impact improved agricultural production and sustained economic growth in the North Central Province, Central Province, North Western Province and Eastern Province
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome secured access to water resources for agricultural and drinking purposes in project areas
Progress Toward Outcome Civil works ongoing. Consultants were mobilized in November 2015. Tranche closing date was extended to 30 June 2021.
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs

1. New and improved water conveyance and storage infrastructure constructed

2. Systems for improving water resources management and productivity developed

3. Multi-disciplinary investment program management operational

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

Output 1 - Civil works ongoing.

Output 2 - ISEWP consultants mobilized. Draft inception report submitted in Q2 2019.

Output 3 - In progress. completion dates extended. Tranche 2 approved on 13 December 2017. The third request is expected in 2021.

Geographical Location Dambulla, Elahera, Minipe
Safeguard Categories
Environment A
Involuntary Resettlement B
Indigenous Peoples C
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
Environmental Aspects For environment: The Central Environment Authority approved the Environment Impact Assessments for the Upper Elahera Canal Project (Category A) and the North Western Province Canal Project (also Category A); it has also approved the initial environmental examination for the Minipe Left Bank Canal Rehabilitation Project (Category B).
Involuntary Resettlement For involuntary resettlement: The first tranche of the investment program is Category B and a resettlement plan has been prepared. A resettlement framework has also been prepared for the investment program.
Indigenous Peoples Not applicable.
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design The main stakeholders include Ministry of Mahaweli Development and Environment (MMDE), the Department of Irrigation and the Mahaweli Authority of Sri Lanka in the project provinces, the farmers in the command areas who are the end users of the irrigation water and beneficiaries, and approximately 194 project affected families in the entire MFF who will need to be relocated to accommodate the new canals for water transfer. The MMDE is responsible for the project design. The project affected families will participate through consultations in the resettlement planning exercise.
During Project Implementation The primary stakeholders comprising the Ministry of Mahaweli Development and Environment, the Department of Irrigation and the Mahaweli Authority of Sri Lanka are already involved with the technical design of the project with due consideration for minimally affecting human settlements and increasing the area of the elephant habitat that the humans have encroached upon. The project affected families including the poor and the excluded, will be involved in the project design with reference to developing a resettlement framework and the resettlement planning exercise.
Business Opportunities
Consulting Services All consulting services will be carried out using ADB's Consulting Guidelines. Advance contracting and retroactive financing option will be used.
Procurement All procurement activities will be carried out using ADB's Procurement Guidelines.
Responsible ADB Officer Ranawana, Sanath
Responsible ADB Department South Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Environment, Natural Resources & Agriculture Division, SARD
Executing Agencies
Ministry of Irrigation (formerly Ministry of Mahaweli Development & Environment)
[email protected]
82, Sampathpaya, Rajamalwatte Road, Battaramulla, Sri Lanka
Timetable
Concept Clearance -
Fact Finding -
MRM 13 Mar 2015
Approval 02 Jul 2015
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 09 Dec 2020

Loan 3267-SRI

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
02 Jul 2015 17 Sep 2015 26 Oct 2015 30 Jun 2020 30 Jun 2022 -
Financing Plan Loan Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 232.00 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 152.00 02 Jul 2015 64.50 0.00 85%
Counterpart 80.00 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 02 Jul 2015 31.97 0.00 42%

Loan 3268-SRI

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
02 Jul 2015 17 Sep 2015 26 Oct 2015 30 Jun 2020 30 Jun 2022 -
Financing Plan Loan Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 148.00 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 148.00 02 Jul 2015 75.20 0.00 99%
Counterpart 0.00 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 02 Jul 2015 45.57 0.00 60%

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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
Mahaweli Water Security Investment Program - Tranche 1: Minipe Left Bank Canal Rehabilitation Project Environmental Monitoring Report (July 2019-June 2020) Environmental Monitoring Reports Jul 2020
Mahaweli Water Security Investment Program - Tranche 1: Resettlement Monitoring and Evaluation Report (January-June 2020) Social Monitoring Reports Jul 2020
Mahaweli Water Security Investment Program – Tranche 1: Upper Elahera Canal Project Environmental Monitoring Report (July-December 2019) Environmental Monitoring Reports Apr 2020
Mahaweli Water Security Investment Program - Tranche 1: Resettlement Monitoring and Evaluation Report (July-December 2019) Social Monitoring Reports Apr 2020
Mahaweli Water Security Investment Program - Tranche 1: North Western Canal Project Environmental Monitoring Report (July-December 2019) Environmental Monitoring Reports Jan 2020
Mahaweli Water Security Investment Program - Tranche 1: Minipe Left Bank Canal Rehabilitation Project Environmental Monitoring Report (June 2018–June 2019) Environmental Monitoring Reports Dec 2019
Mahaweli Water Security Investment Program - Tranche 1: North Western Canal Project Environmental Monitoring Report (January-June 2019) Environmental Monitoring Reports Dec 2019
Mahaweli Water Security Investment Program – Tranche 1: Upper Elahera Canal Project Environmental Monitoring Report (January-June 2019) Environmental Monitoring Reports Dec 2019
Mahaweli Water Security Investment Program – Tranche 1: North West Province Canal Project (ICB-2) Resettlement Implementation Plan Resettlement Plans May 2019
Mahaweli Water Security Investment Program – Tranche 1: North Western Canal Project Environmental Monitoring Report (July-December 2018) Environmental Monitoring Reports Apr 2019
Mahaweli Water Security Investment Program – Tranche 1: North West Province Canal Project (NCB-1) Resettlement Implementation Plan Resettlement Plans Apr 2019
Mahaweli Water Security Investment Program: Involuntary Resettlement Due Diligence Report Safeguards Due Diligence Reports Jan 2019
Mahaweli Water Security Investment Program - Tranche 1: Resettlement Monitoring and Evaluation Report (January-June 2018) Social Monitoring Reports Aug 2018
Mahaweli Water Security Investment Program – Tranche 1: Upper Elahera Canal Project Environmental Monitoring Report (January-June 2018) Environmental Monitoring Reports Jul 2018
Mahaweli Water Security Investment Program – Tranche 1: North Western Canal Project Environmental Monitoring Report (January-December 2018) Environmental Monitoring Reports Jul 2018
Mahaweli Water Security Investment Program – Tranche 1: Minipe Left Bank Canal Rehabilitation Project Environmental Monitoring Report (June 2017-June 2018) Environmental Monitoring Reports Jul 2018
Mahaweli Water Security Investment Program - Tranche 1: Upper Elahera Canal Project Environmental Monitoring Report (September-December 2017) Environmental Monitoring Reports Apr 2018
Mahaweli Water Security Investment Program - Tranche 1: North Western Canal Project Environmental Monitoring Report (July-December 2017) Environmental Monitoring Reports Mar 2018
Mahaweli Water Security Investment Program - Tranche 1: Resettlement Monitoring and Evaluation Report No. 6 (July-December 2017) Social Monitoring Reports Feb 2018
Mahaweli Water Security Investment Program - Tranche 1: Resettlement Monitoring and Evaluation Report No. 5 (January-June 2017) Social Monitoring Reports Jan 2018
Mahaweli Water Security Investment Program - Tranche 1: Resettlement Monitoring and Evaluation Report No. 4 (October-December 2016) Social Monitoring Reports Dec 2017
Water Resources Development Investment Program - Tranches 1 and 2: Upper Elahera Canal - Addendum to Environmental Impact Assessment Environmental Impact Assessments Sep 2017
Mahaweli Water Security Investment Program - Tranche 1: Minipe Left Bank Canal Rehabilitation Project Annual Environmental Monitoring Report No. 1 (June 2016-June 2017) Environmental Monitoring Reports Sep 2017
Water Resources Development Investment Program - Tranches 1 and 2: Upper Elahera Canal Environmental Management Plan Environmental Management Plans Aug 2017
Mahaweli Water Security Investment Program - Tranche 1: Upper Elahera Canal Project Environmental Monitoring Report (January-August 2017) Environmental Monitoring Reports Aug 2017
Mahaweli Water Security Investment Program - Tranche 1: North Western Canal Project Environmental Monitoring Report (January-June 2017) Environmental Monitoring Reports Jul 2017
Water Resources Development Investment Program - Tranche 1: North Western Province Canal Project Addendum to the Environmental Impact Assessment Environmental Impact Assessments May 2017
Mahaweli Water Security Investment Program - Tranche 1: Environmental Monitoring Report (July-December 2016) Environmental Monitoring Reports May 2017
Mahaweli Water Security Investment Program - Tranche 1: Minipe Left Bank Canal Rehabilitation Resettlement Due Diligence Report Safeguards Due Diligence Reports Feb 2017
Mahaweli Water Security Investment Program - Tranche 1: North Western Province Canal Access Roads Resettlement Due Diligence Report Safeguards Due Diligence Reports Jan 2017
Mahaweli Water Security Investment Program - Tranche 1: Resettlement Monitoring and Evaluation Report No. 3 (July-September 2016) Social Monitoring Reports Oct 2016
Mahaweli Water Security Investment Program - Tranche 1: Resettlement Monitoring and Evaluation Report No. 2 (April-June 2016) Social Monitoring Reports Jul 2016
Mahaweli Water Security Investment Program - Tranche 1: Environmental Monitoring Report (December 2015-May 2016) Environmental Monitoring Reports Jul 2016
Mahaweli Water Security Investment Program - Tranche 1: Minipe Left Bank Canal Rehabilitation Project Environmental Management Plan Environmental Management Plans Jun 2016
Mahaweli Water Security Investment Program - Tranche 1: Minipe Anicut Heightening and Left Bank Canal Rehabilitation Resettlement Due Diligence Report Safeguards Due Diligence Reports Jun 2016
Mahaweli Water Security Investment Program - Tranche 1: Resettlement Monitoring and Evaluation Report No. 1 (January-March 2016) Social Monitoring Reports May 2016
Mahaweli Water Security Investment Program - Tranche 1: Minipe Left Bank Canal Rehabilitation Project Addendum to Initial Environmental Examination Initial Environmental Examination Apr 2016
Mahaweli Water Security Investment Program - Tranche 1: North Western Province Canal Project Resettlement Plan Resettlement Plans Mar 2015
Water Resources Development Investment Program: North Western Province Canal Project Environmental Impact Assessment Environmental Impact Assessments Dec 2014
Mahaweli Water Security Investment Program - Tranche 1: Minipe Left Bank Canal Rehabilitation Project Initial Environmental Examination Initial Environmental Examination Oct 2014

Evaluation Documents See also: Independent Evaluation

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Contracts Awarded

Contract Title Approval Number Contract Date Contractor Contractor Address Executing Agency Contract Description Total Contract Amount (US$) Contract Amount Financed by ADB (US$)
CONST OF MAHAKITHULA INLET TUNNEL, MAHAKITHULA & MAHAKIRULA RESERVOIR AND FEEDER CANALS PACKAGE NWPC-ICB-1 Loan 3267 22 Dec 2020 CAMCE-QMCG JOINT VENTURE NO. 5A WEST TOWER, SEYLAN TOWERS NO. 90 GALLE ROAD, COLOMBO, SRI CHINA,PEOPLE'SREP.OF Ministry of Irrigation CONSTRUCTION 59,026,189.10 14,884,553.26
CONST OF MAHAKITHULA INLET TUNNEL, MAHAKITHULA & MAHAKIRULA RESERVOIR AND FEEDER CANALS PACKAGE NWPC-ICB-1 Loan 3268 22 Dec 2020 CAMCE-QMCG JOINT VENTURE NO. 5A WEST TOWER, SEYLAN TOWERS NO. 90 GALLE ROAD, COLOMBO, SRI CHINA,PEOPLE'SREP.OF Ministry of Irrigation CONSTRUCTION 59,026,189.10 10,214,889.81
CONSULTING SERVICES FOR IMPROVING SYSTEM EFFICIENCIES AND WATER PRODUCTIVITY PROJECT FOR THE MAHAWELI WATER SECURITY INVESTMENT PROGRAM Loan 3268 02 Oct 2018 M/S EGIS EAU - EGIS INTERNATIONAL JV 889 RUE DE LA VIEILLE POSTE-24965 MONTPELLIER CEDEX 2 FRANCE Ministry of Mahaweli Development & Environment Consulting Services 3,873,103.00 3,308,476.00
CONSTRUCTION OF MAIN CANALS FROM NEBADAGAHAWATTA TO MAHAKITHULA RESERVOIR INLET TUNNEL Loan 3267 20 Jul 2018 CHINA STATE CONSTRUCTION ENGINEERING CORP LTD NO. 15 SANLIHE ROAD, HAIDAN DISTRICT BEIJING CHINA,PEOPLE'SREP.OF Ministry of Mahaweli Development & Environment CONSTRUCTION 45,194,628.00 23,081,017.00
CONSTRUCTION OF MAIN CANAL FROM NEBADAGAHAWATTA TO MAHAKITHULA RESERVOIR INLET TUNNEL Loan 3268 20 Jul 2018 CHINA STATE CONSTRUCTION ENGINEERING CORP LTD NO. 15 SANLIHE ROAD, HALDIAN DISTRICT BEIJING CHINA,PEOPLE'SREP.OF Ministry of Mahaweli Development & Environment CONSTRUCTION 45,194,628.00 15,839,913.00
HEIGHTENING OF MINIPE ANICUT INCLUDING WATER CONTROL AND MEASUREMENT FACILITIES FOR LEFT BANK & RIGHT BANK CANALS (MLBCR/ICB-1) Loan 3267 05 Mar 2018 CHINA GEZHOUBA GROUP CO. LTD WUHAN CITY, HUBEI PROVINCE CHINA,PEOPLE'SREP.OF Ministry of Mahaweli Development & Environment CONSTRUCTION 13,831,161.00 7,031,218.00
HEIGHTENING OF MINIPE ANICUT INCLUDING WATER CONTROL & MEASUREMENT FACILITIES FOR LEFT BANK AND RIGHT BANK CANALS (MLBCRP/ICB-1) Loan 3268 05 Mar 2018 CHINA GEZHOUBA GROUP CO. LTD. WUHAN CITY, HUBEI PROVINCE CHINA,PEOPLE'SREP.OF Ministry of Mahaweli Development & Environment CONSTRUCTION 13,831,161.00 4,825,346.00
REHAB & ELECTRIFICATION OF RADIAL GATED STRUCTURES AT 8 LOCATIONS & IMPROVEMENT TO CROSS REGULATOR STRUCTURE AT 3 LOCATIONS OF MINIPE (MLBCRP-NCB5) Loan 3267 24 Jan 2018 DOCKYARD GENERAL ENGINEERING SERVICES PVT LTD 223 JAYANTHA MALLIMARACHCHI MAWATHA COLOMBO SRI LANKA Ministry of Mahaweli Development & Environment CONSTRUCTION 3,174,906.00 1,402,747.00
REHAB & ELECTRIFICATION OF RADIAL GATED STRUCTURES AT 8 LOCATIONS & IMPROVEMENT TO CROSS REGULATOR STRUCTURE AT 3 LOCATIONS OF MINIPE (MLBCRP-NCB5) Loan 3268 24 Jan 2018 DOCKYARD GENERAL ENGINEERING SERVICES PVT LTD 223 JAYANTHA MALLIMARACHCHI MAWATHA COLOMBO SRI LANKA Ministry of Mahaweli Development & Environment CONSTRUCTION 2,764,782.00 962,670.00
Rehabilitation of Minipe Left-Bank Canal (Stage 2) (30,140 KM to 49,820 KM) Loan 3268 12 Apr 2017 Gamini Construction No 39-A, Ranala Sri Lanka Ministry of Mahaweli Development and Environment Construction 1,627,693.45 566,519.24
Rehabilitation of Minipe Left-Bank Canal (Stage 3) (49,820 KM to 63,650 KM) Loan 3268 12 Apr 2017 Gamini Construction No. 39/A Ranala Sri Lanka Ministry of Mahaweli Development and Environment Construction 2,260,890.32 786,903.62
Dashaba Wastewater Treatment Plant (WWTP) Leveling Loan 3268 12 Apr 2017 Nawaloka Construction Pvt. Ltd. 115 Sir James Peris Mw., Colombo 02 Sri Lanka Ministry of Mahaweli Development and Environment Construction 5,463,543.66 1,901,588.18
Rehabilitation of Minipe Left-Bank Canal (Stage 2) (30,140 KM to 49,820 KM) Loan 3267 12 Apr 2017 Gamini Construction No 39-A, Ranala Sri Lanka Ministry of Mahaweli Development and Environment Construction 1,627,693.45 825,499.47
Rehabilitation of Minipe Left-Bank Canal (Stage 3) (49,820 KM to 63,650 KM) Loan 3267 12 Apr 2017 Gamini Construction No. 39/A, Ranala Sri Lanka Ministry of Mahaweli Development and Environment Construction 2,260,890.32 1,146,630.99
Refurbishement of Idq-01, Idq-11 and Idq-03 at Hasalaka, MLBCRP (3 Contracts) Loan 3267 12 Apr 2017 Nawaloka Construction Pvt. Ltd. 115 Sir James Peris Mw., Colombo 02 Sri Lanka Ministry of Mahaweli Development and Environment Construction 5,463,543.66 2,770,885.63
W/A00006 for IA Replenishment Based on SOEs Loan 3268 31 Mar 2017 M/S Wasana Contractors 23, Kurunegala Road, Dambulla Sri Lanka Ministry of Mahaweli Development and Environment Construction 105,046.58 36,822.03
Rehabilitation of Minipe Left-Bank Canal (Stage 4) (63,650 KM to 73,960 KM) Loan 3268 31 Mar 2017 Various Various Sri Lanka Ministry of Mahaweli Development and Environment Others 122,279.31 7,365.06
W/A00004 for IA Replenishment Based on SOEs Loan 3267 31 Mar 2017 M/S Wasana Contractors 23, Kurunegala Road, Dambulla Sri Lanka Ministry of Mahaweli Development and Environment Construction 105,046.58 53,654.96
Rehabilitation of Minipe Left-Bank Canal (Stage 4) (63,650 KM to 73,960 KM) Loan 3267 31 Mar 2017 Various Various Sri Lanka Ministry of Mahaweli Development and Environment Others 122,279.31 9,822.21

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