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Pakistan: Greater Thal Canal Irrigation Project

Sovereign (Public) Project | 49372-002 Status: Proposed

The proposed project will support the construction of the Choubara branch of the Greater Thal Canal irrigation scheme covering around 119,000 hectares, along with support for on-farm command area development (CAD) for the Main Canal, Mankera and Choubara area and capacity development of the government entities and water users for efficient water uses and management, improved agricultural practices and sustainability of infrastructure. The Main Canal and the Mankera branch covering about 144,000 hectares of command areas have been constructed by the Government in 2009. The proposed project is designed as the first project of potential phased-support for sequentially completing the development of the entire GTC scheme.

Project Details

Project Officer
Totsuka, Natsuko Central and West Asia Department Request for information
Country
  • Pakistan
Sector
  • Agriculture, natural resources and rural development
 
Project Name Greater Thal Canal Irrigation Project
Project Number 49372-002
Country Pakistan
Project Status Proposed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Loan
Source of Funding / Amount
Loan: Greater Thal Canal Irrigation Project
Ordinary capital resources US$ 200.00 million
Strategic Agendas Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Gender Equity and Mainstreaming
Governance and capacity development
Partnerships
Sector / Subsector

Agriculture, natural resources and rural development / Irrigation

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Some gender elements
Description The proposed project will support the construction of the Choubara branch of the Greater Thal Canal irrigation scheme covering around 119,000 hectares, along with support for on-farm command area development (CAD) for the Main Canal, Mankera and Choubara area and capacity development of the government entities and water users for efficient water uses and management, improved agricultural practices and sustainability of infrastructure. The Main Canal and the Mankera branch covering about 144,000 hectares of command areas have been constructed by the Government in 2009. The proposed project is designed as the first project of potential phased-support for sequentially completing the development of the entire GTC scheme.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy The project will contribute to enhancing food security and rural economic growth in Punjab Province. It will increase the agricultural production of the project area by developing a new irrigation system. The Greater Thal Canal (GTC) irrigation scheme will convert about 704,000 hectares of arid or semi-arid lands in Bhkkar, Jhang, Muzaffargarh, Khushab and Layyab districts of Punjab to irrigated productive lands.
Impact

Food security increased.

Rural poverty in Punjab reduced.

Outcome Agricultural production in the project area increased.
Outputs

Irrigation system infrastructure developed

On-farm command area developed in the Main Canal, Mankera and Choubara branch areas with enhanced capacity stakeholders including the PAD and beneficiaries

PID's institutional system for irrigation scheme and water resource management strengthened

Geographical Location Punjab
Safeguard Categories
Environment A
Involuntary Resettlement A
Indigenous Peoples C
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
Environmental Aspects The project is likely to be categorized A for environment. The categorization, potential impacts and mitigation measures will be assessed, and EIA including the EMP will be prepared during the project preparation.
Involuntary Resettlement The project is likely to be categorized A for involuntary resettlement. Necessary due diligence and documentation will be conducted during project preparation.
Indigenous Peoples The project is likely to be categorized C for indigenous peoples. The categorization will be assessed during the project preparation.
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design Stakeholders will be duly consulted during the project preparation.
During Project Implementation Stakeholders will be duly consulted during the project implementation.
Business Opportunities
Consulting Services To be determined
Procurement To be determined
Responsible ADB Officer Totsuka, Natsuko
Responsible ADB Department Central and West Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Environment, Natural Resources & Agriculture Division, CWRD
Executing Agencies
Irrigation Department of the Government of Punjab
c/o Superintending Engineer
Link Canal Circle, Canal Bank
Mughalpur, Lahore, Pakistan
Timetable
Concept Clearance 11 Dec 2017
Fact Finding 05 Feb 2020 to 19 Feb 2020
MRM 11 May 2020
Approval -
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 28 Feb 2020

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