49325-002: Northern Province Sustainable Fisheries Development Project | Asian Development Bank

Sri Lanka: Northern Province Sustainable Fisheries Development Project

Sovereign (Public) Project | 49325-002 Status: Proposed

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 Details

Project Officer
Amerasinghe, Nishanthi Manjula South Asia Department Request for information
Country
  • Sri Lanka
Sector
  • Agriculture, natural resources and rural development
 
Project Name Northern Province Sustainable Fisheries Development Project
Project Number 49325-002
Country Sri Lanka
Project Status Proposed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Loan
Source of Funding / Amount
Loan: Northern Province Sustainable Fisheries Development Project
Ordinary capital resources US$ 111.00 million
concessional ordinary capital resources lending / Asian Development Fund US$ 63.00 million
Strategic Agendas Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Gender Equity and Mainstreaming
Governance and capacity development
Partnerships
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;
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. The government has requested ADBs support to help rebuild the fisheries sector in the Northern Province.
Impact

(a) Investments in the fisheries sector promoted

(b) Employment and livelihood opportunities in the Northern Province promoted

Outcome Fishery production and livelihood opportunities in four coastal districts of the Northern Province increased
Outputs

Marine fisheries infrastructure constructed

Aquaculture developed

Entrepreneurial skills, market links, and credit access for local communities; and capacities of government officials strengthened

Geographical Location Jaffna, Kilinochchi, Mannar, Mullaittivu
Safeguard Categories
Environment B
Involuntary Resettlement B
Indigenous Peoples C
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. Steps will be taken to minimize environmental impacts during the construction as suggested in the IEEs. 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 are being consulted. Detailed design is completed for Point Pedro and the Details designs are on going for the balance work under output 1.
During Project Implementation Consultations to continue during implementation.
Business Opportunities
Consulting Services A consulting firm will be recruited 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.
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
Executing Agencies
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
Sri Lanka
Timetable
Concept Clearance 16 Dec 2015
Fact Finding 08 May 2018 to 28 May 2018
MRM 31 Jul 2018
Approval -
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 07 Nov 2018

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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
Northern Province Sustainable Fisheries Development Project: Athikovilady Protected Landing Site (Jaffna District) Initial Environmental Examination Initial Environmental Examination Jul 2018
Northern Province Sustainable Fisheries Development Project: Munai Protected Landing Site (Jaffna District) Initial Environmental Examination Initial Environmental Examination Jul 2018
Northern Province Sustainable Fisheries Development Project: Point Pedro Harbor-Jaffna Resettlement Plan Resettlement Plans Jul 2018
Northern Province Sustainable Fisheries Development Project: Fishery Landing Sites Initial Environmental Examination Initial Environmental Examination Jul 2018
Northern Province Sustainable Fisheries Development Project: Pesalai Fisheries Harbor-Mannar Resettlement Plan Resettlement Plans Jul 2018
Northern Province Sustainable Fisheries Development Project: Environmental Assessment and Review Framework Environmental Assessment and Review Framework Jul 2018
Northern Province Sustainable Fisheries Development Project: Mandaithevu Anchorage (Jaffna District) Initial Environmental Examination Initial Environmental Examination Jul 2018
Northern Province Sustainable Fisheries Development Project: Anchorage and Landing Sites Resettlement Plan Resettlement Plans Jul 2018
Northern Province Sustainable Fisheries Development Project: Point Pedro Harbor Initial Environmental Examination Initial Environmental Examination Jul 2018
Northern Province Sustainable Fisheries Development Project: Thalaithurai Protected Landing (Jaffna District) Initial Environmental Examination Initial Environmental Examination Jul 2018
Northern Province Sustainable Fisheries Development Project: Pesalai Fishery Harbor Initial Environmental Examinationh Initial Environmental Examination Jul 2018
Northern Province Sustainable Fisheries Development Project: Aquaculture Development Initial Environmental Examination Initial Environmental Examination Jun 2018

Evaluation Documents See also: Independent Evaluation

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Contracts Awarded

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Procurement Plan

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