The Asian Development Bank is providing advance design assistance to help Sri Lanka lay the groundwork for a project to revive the fishing industry in four conflict-affected coastal districts of Jaffna, Mannar, Mullaittivu, and Kilinochchi. Fishing is a key part of the northern economy and investing in new boats and infrastructure will help boost incomes and cut the high incidence of poverty.
|Project Name||Northern Province Sustainable Fisheries Development Project (PDA)|
|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 projects impacts are aligned to improve (i) the nutritional status and food security, and (ii) incomes of fisher communities. The outcome will be fisheries production in the Northern Province sustainably increased. The proposed outputs will be: (i) climate resilient infrastructure developed and operational; (ii) aquaculture developed; (iii) entrepreneurial skills, market links and credit access for local communities including women are strengthened; and (iv) management of coastal and fishery resources improved.|
|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; (v) develop a fisheries management and zoning plan to ensure resources are not over exploited; 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.|
_Nutritional status and food security improved (Ten Year Development Policy and Framework of the Fisheries and Aquatic Resources Sector. 2007-2016*)
Incomes of fisher communities improved (Ten Year Development Policy and Framework of the Fisheries and Aquatic Resources Sector. 2007-2016*)
|Description of Outcome||Fisheries production in the Northern Province sustainably increased|
|Progress Toward Outcome||Detailed designs are underway, outcome will be achieved only upon completion of the ensuing loan.|
|Description of Project Outputs||
Climate-resilient infrastructure developed and operational
Entrepreneurial skills, market links, and credit access for local communities including women are strengthened
Management of coastal and fishery resources improved
|Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)||
Under the PDA detailed designs are underway.
Not yet due
Not yet due
|Geographical Location||Jaffna District, Kilinochchi District, Mannar District, Mullaitivu District|
|Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects|
|Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation|
|During Project Design||Stakeholders are being consulted and will continue to be consulted during finalizing the detailed designs.|
|During Project Implementation|
|Consulting Services||There is only one consultant recruitment package under QCBS with 90:10. This is to recruit a national consulting firm for detailed engineering design of fishery harbors, anchorages and landing sites|
|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 Development and Rural Economic Affairs
New Secretariat, Maligawatta
Colombo 10, Sri Lanka
|Approval||08 Mar 2017|
|Last Review Mission||-|
|Last PDS Update||19 Mar 2018|
|Approval||Signing Date||Effectivity Date||Closing|
|08 Mar 2017||17 Mar 2017||20 Mar 2017||01 Jun 2018||31 Mar 2019||-|
|Financing Plan||Loan Utilization|
|Total (Amount in US$ million)||Date||ADB||Others||Net Percentage|
|Project Cost||1.30||Cumulative Contract Awards|
|ADB||1.30||08 Mar 2017||1.10||0.00||85%|
|Cofinancing||0.00||08 Mar 2017||0.37||0.00||28%|
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|Title||Document Type||Document Date|
|Project Design Advance Loan Agreement (Ordinary Operations [Concessional]) for Loan 6011-SRI: Northern Province Sustainable Fisheries Development Project||Loan Agreement (Ordinary Resources)||Mar 2017|
|Northern Province Sustainable Fisheries Development Project (PDA): Project Administration Manual||Project/Program Administration Manual||Mar 2017|
|Northern Province Sustainable Fisheries Development Project: Project Design Advance||Project Design Advance||Mar 2017|
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|Contract Title||Approval Number||Contract Date||Contractor||Contractor Address||Executing Agency||Contract Description||Total Contract Amount (US$)||Contract Amount Financed by ADB (US$)|
|NORTHERN PROVINCE SUSTAINABLE FISHERIES DEVELOPMEN T PROJECT (PDA) - INTERNATIONAL HARBOUR DESIGN ENG INEER||Loan 6011||08 Sep 2017||ENG. HERALD VERVOORN||CDR INTERNATIONAL , KONINGIN WILHELMINAL AAN 43 , 3818HN AMERSFOOT, NETHERLANDS NETHERLANDS||Ministry of Fisheries & Aquatic Resources Devt||122,416.00||122,416.00|
|NORTHERN PROVINCE SUSTAINABLE FISHERIES DEVELOPMEN T PROJECT (PDA) - INTERNATIONAL ENVIRONMENTAL SPEC IALIST||Loan 6011||08 Sep 2017||MR. STEPHEN RICHARD LINDSAY||71 WALSH CAIRNS AUSTRALIA QUEENSLAND ,AUSTRALIA 4870 AUSTRALIA||Ministry of Fisheries & Aquatic Resources Devt||118,900.00||118,900.00|
|Consultancy Services for Detailed Engineering Designs of Fishery Harbours, Anchorages and Landing Site||Loan 6011||27 Apr 2017||EML Consultants Pvt. Ltd.||Rajamahavihara Road, Pita Kotte Sri Lanka||Ministry of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources Development||Consultancy||887,727.13||—|
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