Pakistan : Greater Thal Canal Irrigation Investment Program

Sovereign Project | 49372-003

The Greater Thal Canal irrigation scheme was partially constructed by the government. The proposed project will support the construction of the remaining parts of the scheme and will provide support for on-farm development.

Project Details

  • Project Officer
    Totsuka, Natsuko
    Central and West Asia Department
    Request for information
  • Country/Economy
    Pakistan
  • Sector
    • Agriculture, natural resources and rural development
Project Name
Greater Thal Canal Irrigation Investment Program
Project Number
49372-003
Country / Economy
  • Pakistan
Project Status
Proposed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance
  • Loan
Source of Funding / Amount
MFF Facility Concept: Greater Thal Canal Irrigation Investment Program
Source Amount
Ordinary capital resources US$ 200.00 million
Operational Priorities
  • OP1: Addressing remaining poverty and reducing inequalities
  • OP2: Accelerating progress in gender equality
  • OP3: Tackling climate change, building climate and disaster resilience, and enhancing environmental sustainability
  • OP5: Promoting rural development and food security
  • OP6: Strengthening governance and institutional capacity
Sector / Subsector
  • Agriculture, natural resources and rural development / Agricultural production - Irrigation - Rural water policy, institutional and capacity development

Gender
Some gender elements
Description
The Greater Thal Canal irrigation scheme was partially constructed by the government. The proposed project will support the construction of the remaining parts of the scheme and will provide support for on-farm development.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy
Impact

Food insecure population reduced; Rural poverty in Punjab reduced

Outcome

Agricultural production in the project area increased

Outputs

Three branches of the Greater Thal Canal Irrigation System constructed

Farmer's on-farm and water management capacity improved

Institutional system for irrigation scheme management strengthened

Geographical Location

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 necessary safeguards documents like IEE/EIA including the EMP will be prepared during the project preparation.
Involuntary Resettlement
The project is likely to be categorized A for involuntary resettlement due to land acquisition. Necessary due diligence and documentation will be conducted during the 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.

Contact

Responsible ADB Officer
Totsuka, Natsuko
Responsible ADB Department
Central and West Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division
Environment, Natural Resources & Agriculture Division, CWRD

Timetable

Concept Clearance
11 Dec 2017
Fact Finding
05 Feb 2020 to 19 Feb 2020
MRM
30 Mar 2020
Approval
-
Last Review Mission
-
Last PDS Update
26 Sep 2018

Funding

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Title Document Type Document Date
Greater Thal Canal Irrigation Investment Program: Project Data Sheet (Urdu translation) Translated PDS Dec 2017

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Evaluation Documents See also: Independent Evaluation

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Tenders

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Contracts Awarded

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Procurement Plan

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