The Northern Province Sustainable Fisheries Development Project will support investments to revive the fisheries sector in the conflict affected coastal districts of Jaffna, Mannar, Mullaitivu, and Killinochchi. Investments are required to (i) rebuild large scale infrastructure, such as harbors, anchorages, and associated facilities, (ii) introduce new fishery technologies, (iii) expand aquaculture sustainably (iv) strengthen community based organizations and related institutions, and (v) develop economic activities for households headed by women, war widows and single women. The project is aligned with the following impacts: (i) investments in the fisheries sector promoted; and (ii) employment and livelihood opportunities in the Northern Province promoted. The outcome will be Fisheries production and livelihood opportunities in four coastal districts of the Northern Province increased.
|Project Name||Northern Province Sustainable Fisheries Development Project|
|Project Status||Dropped / Terminated|
|Project Type / Modality of Assistance||Loan
|Source of Funding / Amount||
|Strategic Agendas||Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
|Drivers of Change||Gender Equity and Mainstreaming
Governance and capacity development
Private sector development
|Sector / Subsector||
Agriculture, natural resources and rural development / Fishery
|Gender Equity and Mainstreaming||Effective gender mainstreaming|
|Description||The Northern Province Sustainable Fisheries Development Project will support investments to revive the fisheries sector in the conflict affected coastal districts of Jaffna, Mannar, Mullaitivu, and Killinochchi. Investments are required to (i) rebuild large scale infrastructure, such as harbors, anchorages, and associated facilities, (ii) introduce new fishery technologies, (iii) expand aquaculture sustainably (iv) strengthen community based organizations and related institutions, and (v) develop economic activities for households headed by women, war widows and single women. The project is aligned with the following impacts: (i) investments in the fisheries sector promoted; and (ii) employment and livelihood opportunities in the Northern Province promoted. The outcome will be Fisheries production and livelihood opportunities in four coastal districts of the Northern Province increased. The proposed outputs will be: (i) Marine fisheries infrastructure constructed; (ii) Aquaculture developed; and (iii) Entrepreneurial skills, market links and credit access for local communities; and capacities of government staff strengthened; The project processing has been ceased based on the new priorities of Government of Sri Lanka for ADB funding|
|Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy||The Northern Province, that bore the brunt of the 30-year conflict which ended in 2009, is showing signs of economic revival following development projects initiated by the government, development partners, and other agencies. The provinces' contribution to the country's gross domestic product rose from 3.2% in 2008 to 3.6% in 2013. The incidence of poverty in the province declined from 30% in 2010 to 10.9% in 2013. Despite these positive developments, there are wide disparities within the province and the poverty incidence in Mannar and Mullaitivu districts still remains high at 20.1% and 28.8% respectively. This compares to 6.7% nationally. The monthly per capita household income at Rs. 8,330 is the second lowest among the nine provinces following the Eastern Province, which was also impacted by the conflict. Agriculture, fishery, and livestock are the mainstay of the economy of the Northern Province, and in 2012 comprised 19.6% of the provincial gross domestic product. Of the 1.2 million people in the Northern Province, a majority (85%) lives in rural areas and is engaged in fisheries and agriculture. Prior to escalation of the conflict in 1983, the Northern Province which has 40% of the coastal belt, recorded a marine fish catch of 75,740 t accounting for 40% of the national total. In 1995, it dropped to an all-time low of 4,500 t. Following end of the conflict, with the lifting of security restrictions on access to coastal waters and on-going support towards the revival of this sector, the production increased from 13,840 t in 2008 to 55,640 t in 2013. Nevertheless, it still remains below the 1983 production levels. T Since 2009, the government and development partners have supported the recovery of the fisheries sector, through provision of boats, engines, nets, rebuilding infrastructure, re-establishing the cooperative societies, and provision of credit. Non-conventional aquaculture, such as production of sea cucumber, sea weed culture, and crab fattening, that have high export and income earning potential, are currently being piloted. Improvements to the roads and railways have reconnected the Northern Province with the rest of the country. Improved connectivity has resulted in greater access to markets and promoted private sector investments. Many public and private banks have opened offices in the province enabling access to financial services. Despite these developments that have created an enabling environment to develop the fishing industry, there are still needs in essential infrastructure and capacity strengthening of the fishery societies and related institutions in the North. While Sri Lanka has 20 major fishery harbors, the Northern Province has none. Due to lack of harbor facilities and multi day boats, the fishermen are unable to engage in deep sea fishing. To further develop the fishery sector in the province, investments are required to (i) rebuild large scale infrastructure, such as harbors, anchorages, and associated facilities; (ii) introduce new fishery technologies; (iii) expand aquaculture sustainably; (iv) strengthen community based organizations and related institutions; and (v) develop economic activities for households headed by women, war widows and single women. As stated above processing has been ceased.|
(a) Investments in the fisheries sector promoted
(b) Employment and livelihood opportunities in the Northern Province promoted
|Description of Outcome||Fishery production and livelihood opportunities in four coastal districts of the Northern Province increased|
|Progress Toward Outcome|
|Description of Project Outputs||
Marine fisheries infrastructure constructed
Entrepreneurial skills, market links, and credit access for local communities; and capacities of government officials strengthened
|Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)|
|Geographical Location||Jaffna, Kilinochchi, Mannar, Mullaittivu|
|Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects|
|Environmental Aspects||Project Management Unit (PMU) has prepared 8 initial environmental examinations (IEE) for Output 1 and Output 2 activities in consultation with stakeholders . The environmental assessments include steps to be taken to minimize environmental impacts during the construction and operation of the facilities. Adequate provisions will be made for the environmental mitigation measures, monitoring requirements, and their associated costs in the environmental management plans (EMPs). Mitigation measures related to construction and specified in the EMPs will be incorporated into civil works contracts. The contractors will be primarily responsible for implementing the mitigation measures, and PMU is responsible for to monitor and periodically report to ADB on overall project implementation including implementation of EMPs. PMU adhere to ADB s Safeguard Policy Statement (2009) and government environmental regulations. The project is classified category B for environment|
|Involuntary Resettlement||Output 1 project component will have few significant social safeguard impacts. The project is classified category B for involuntary resettlement impacts. PMU prepared three resettlement plans for Output 1.|
|Indigenous Peoples||No impact on Indigenous Peoples and the project is classified category C for impacts on indigenous peoples|
|Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation|
|During Project Design||Fisher communities and other key stakeholders were consulted during project designs. Detailed design completed for output 1.|
|During Project Implementation||As government has excluded this project from ADB financing this is no longer applicable|
|Consulting Services||Designs included recruitment of consulting firms as project management and design consultants to assist the executing agency in detailed design, supervision, and project implementation. The consultants will be recruited using the quality- and cost-based selection method with a 90:10 ratio. Government has cancelled this process now.|
|Procurement||All procurement will follow ADB''s Procurement Guidelines.|
|Responsible ADB Officer||Amerasinghe, Nishanthi Manjula|
|Responsible ADB Department||South Asia Department|
|Responsible ADB Division||Sri Lanka Resident Mission|
Ministry of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (formerly Ministry of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources Development and Rural Economic Affairs)
New Secretariat, Maligawatta
Colombo 10, Sri Lanka Ministry of Resettlement, Rehabilitation, Northern Development and Hindu Religious Affairs
#146, Galle Road, Colombo-03
|Concept Clearance||16 Dec 2015|
|Fact Finding||13 Jan 2020 to 14 Jan 2020|
|MRM||09 Mar 2020|
|Last Review Mission||-|
|Last PDS Update||11 Jun 2020|
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|Tender Title||Type||Status||Posting Date||Deadline|
|Loan No. 49325-SRI: Northern Province Sustainable Fisheries Development Project [MFARE/NPSFDP/OCB/ADB/Output -1/CP-01]||Invitation for Bids||Closed||10 Sep 2018||23 Nov 2018|
|Project Management and Livelihood Development Consultants||Firm - Consulting||Closed||29 Jul 2018||14 Sep 2018|
|Design, Supervision and operational Start up Consultants for Aquaculture Development||Firm - Consulting||Closed||28 Jul 2018||14 Sep 2018|
|Construction Supervision, Construction Management and Contract Administration for Development of Fishery Harbours, Anchorages and Landing Sites in Northern Province||Firm - Consulting||Closed||28 Jul 2018||14 Sep 2018|
|SRI: Northern Province Sustainable Fisheries Development Project||Advance Notice||Active||27 Jul 2018|
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