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Kazakhstan: Irrigation Rehabilitation Project

Sovereign (Public) Project | 50387-001 Status: Approved

The project will support the rehabilitation and improvement of irrigation networks serving about 171,100 hectares (ha) of land in Kazakhstan's East Kazakhstan, Karaghandy, Kyzylorda, and Zhambyl provinces. The project will promote the diversification from traditional low-yielding and low-value grain crops into high-value cash crops. It will also build the capacity of farmers and KVK for improved water and irrigation management.

Project Details

Project Officer
Zhou, Yaozhou Central and West Asia Department Request for information
Country
  • Kazakhstan
Modality
  • Loan
Sector
  • Agriculture, natural resources and rural development
 
Project Name Irrigation Rehabilitation Project
Project Number 50387-001
Country Kazakhstan
Project Status Approved
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Loan
Source of Funding / Amount
Loan 3813-KAZ: Irrigation Rehabilitation Project
Ordinary capital resources US$ 249.80 million
Strategic Agendas Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Gender Equity and Mainstreaming
Governance and capacity development
Knowledge solutions
Sector / Subsector

Agriculture, natural resources and rural development / Agricultural drainage - Irrigation - Rural water policy, institutional and capacity development

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Effective gender mainstreaming
Description The project will support the rehabilitation and improvement of irrigation networks serving about 171,100 hectares (ha) of land in Kazakhstan's East Kazakhstan, Karaghandy, Kyzylorda, and Zhambyl provinces. The project will promote the diversification from traditional low-yielding and low-value grain crops into high-value cash crops. It will also build the capacity of farmers and KVK for improved water and irrigation management.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy

Agriculture is an important but neglected sector in the national economy, employing 18.0% of the labor force and contributing 4.4% of gross domestic product (GDP) in 2017. Despite its economic potential, the sector's contribution to GDP has been decreasing. Moreover, about 42% of the country's population is in rural areas where living standards depend heavily on income generated from agricultural production.

Further development of the irrigation subsector is a key focus of the government's efforts to diversify Kazakhstan's economy, increase rural employment opportunities, promote food security, and reduce poverty. During the Soviet period Kazakhstan witnessed extensive, centrally planned irrigation systems that were locally managed and operated. After independence in 1991, many of these systems fell into a state of disrepair. An ambitious target to rehabilitate 600,000 ha of irrigation systems by 2021 has been set to meet the economic development agenda. To meet this target, the Ministry of Agriculture has initiated a large series of irrigation investment projects for support from international financial institutions (IFIs), which largely consist of rehabilitation of former irrigation schemes that were plagued by problems and abandoned.

Impact Contribution of agricultural production to GDP increased (Strategy Kazakhstan 2050)
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome Farm productivity increased in East Kazakhstan, Karaghandy, Kyzylorda, and Zhambyl provinces
Progress Toward Outcome
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs

Irrigation infrastructure rehabilitated and/or improved

Water management improved and beneficiaries' capacity enhanced

KVK's capacity strengthened

Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)
Geographical Location East Kazakhstan, Karaganda, Kyzylorda, Zhambyl Oblysy
Safeguard Categories
Environment B
Involuntary Resettlement C
Indigenous Peoples C
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design
During Project Implementation
Responsible ADB Officer Zhou, Yaozhou
Responsible ADB Department Central and West Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Environment, Natural Resources & Agriculture Division, CWRD
Executing Agencies
RSE KazvodKhoz
[email protected]
No. 50 Imanov Street, Office No. 503
010000, Astana City, Kazakhstan
Timetable
Concept Clearance 12 May 2017
Fact Finding 13 Mar 2019 to 19 Mar 2019
MRM 25 Jun 2019
Approval 11 Sep 2019
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 11 Sep 2019

Loan 3813-KAZ

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
11 Sep 2019 - - 30 Jun 2025 - -
Financing Plan Loan Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 320.88 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 249.80 11 Sep 2019 0.00 0.00 0%
Counterpart 71.08 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 11 Sep 2019 0.00 0.00 0%

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