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Pakistan: Punjab Water Resources Management Projects

Sovereign (Public) Project | 51359-001 Status: Approved

The project readiness financing will help review the government's priority projects and develop project pipelines for ADB financing. It will improve the readiness of water resources management priority projects by (i) completing the detailed design, and procurement and safeguards documents met with ADB requirements and procedures of the five priority projects; and (ii) improving the capacity of executing and implementing agencies for project implementation readiness. Thus, the project will contribute to the improvement of the irrigation infrastructure that will enhance water availability and increase productivity of the agriculture sector in the Punjab, and subsequently alleviating rural poverty, and improving food security and economic growth.

Project Details

Project Officer
Noriko Sato Central and West Asia Department Request for information
Country
  • Pakistan
Sector
  • Agriculture, natural resources and rural development
 
Project Name Punjab Water Resources Management Projects
Project Number 51359-001
Country Pakistan
Project Status Approved
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Loan
Source of Funding / Amount
Loan 6027-PAK: Project Readiness Financing for Punjab Water Resources Management Projects
concessional ordinary capital resources lending / Asian Development Fund US$ 8.32 million
Strategic Agendas Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Gender Equity and Mainstreaming
Governance and capacity development
Sector / Subsector

Agriculture, natural resources and rural development / Agricultural production - Irrigation

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Some gender elements
Description The project readiness financing will help review the government's priority projects and develop project pipelines for ADB financing. It will improve the readiness of water resources management priority projects by (i) completing the detailed design, and procurement and safeguards documents met with ADB requirements and procedures of the five priority projects; and (ii) improving the capacity of executing and implementing agencies for project implementation readiness. Thus, the project will contribute to the improvement of the irrigation infrastructure that will enhance water availability and increase productivity of the agriculture sector in the Punjab, and subsequently alleviating rural poverty, and improving food security and economic growth.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy Agriculture production in Punjab has benefitted from the Indus Basin Irrigation System (IBIS) that provides irrigation water to 15 million hectares (ha) of land, of which about 60% lies in Punjab. The IBIS is the lifeline of the Punjab agriculture sector. However, deteriorated century-old structures and inefficient water management within irrigation schemes and/or on-farm resulted to the unreliable surface irrigation water delivery in the IBIS. Some cultivable lands in Punjab remain outside of the IBIS and rely on unpredictable scarce rainfall or ground water that may lower the water table. Although the Government of Punjab has placed a high priority on improving irrigation infrastructure and its efficiency, additional efforts are required for improved agriculture productivity and water-use efficiency to achieve economic growth target and food security in the province.
Impact
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome
Progress Toward Outcome
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs
Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)
Geographical Location Punjab
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 Noriko Sato
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 -
Fact Finding 03 Sep 2018 to 10 Sep 2018
MRM 11 Oct 2019
Approval 06 Dec 2019
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 13 Dec 2019

Loan 6027-PAK

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
06 Dec 2019 - - 30 Jun 2024 - -
Financing Plan Loan Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 8.62 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 8.32 06 Dec 2019 0.00 0.00 0%
Counterpart 0.30 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 06 Dec 2019 0.00 0.00 0%

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Tenders

Tender Title Type Status Posting Date Deadline
Consulting Service for Detailed Design for Irrigation Canal and Link Canal Projects Firm - Consulting Active 24 Jan 2020 27 Feb 2020
Consulting Services for Detailed Design for Harnessing of Hill Torrents in DG Khan and Rajanpur Firm - Consulting Closed 28 Dec 2019 27 Jan 2020

Contracts Awarded

No contracts awarded for this project were found

Procurement Plan