52051-002: Preparing Kurram Tangi Integrated Water Resources Development Project | Asian Development Bank

Pakistan: Preparing Kurram Tangi Integrated Water Resources Development Project

Sovereign (Public) Project | 52051-002 Status: Active

The proposed SS-KSTA aims to support WAPDA, as the proposed executing agency, to review the existing data and studies, to identify essential design and information gaps, and determine the scope and implementation arrangements for the additional investigations and other engineering, social, and environmental analytical works that are necessary to ensure adequate due diligence. The SS-KSTA is likely to result in the comprehensive proposal for a subsequent transaction TA (TRTA) to undertake any recommended due diligence works, to confirm the viability of the project for ADB financing and to provide inputs into the development of a project concept paper, should the proposed project be considered suitable for ADB financing. As the proposed TA will support additional upstream investigation work before processing a TRTA, a KSTA would be an ideal vehicle.

Project Details

Project Officer
Tayyab, Ahsan Central and West Asia Department Request for information
Country
  • Pakistan
Sector
  • Agriculture, natural resources and rural development
 
Project Name Preparing Kurram Tangi Integrated Water Resources Development Project
Project Number 52051-002
Country Pakistan
Project Status Active
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 9614-PAK: Preparing Kurram Tangi Integrated Water Resources Development Project
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 225,000.00
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Gender Equity and Mainstreaming
Partnerships
Sector / Subsector

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

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Some gender elements
Description The proposed SS-KSTA aims to support WAPDA, as the proposed executing agency, to review the existing data and studies, to identify essential design and information gaps, and determine the scope and implementation arrangements for the additional investigations and other engineering, social, and environmental analytical works that are necessary to ensure adequate due diligence. The SS-KSTA is likely to result in the comprehensive proposal for a subsequent transaction TA (TRTA) to undertake any recommended due diligence works, to confirm the viability of the project for ADB financing and to provide inputs into the development of a project concept paper, should the proposed project be considered suitable for ADB financing. As the proposed TA will support additional upstream investigation work before processing a TRTA, a KSTA would be an ideal vehicle.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy

Ensuring food, water, and energy security is Pakistan's overarching goal. Augmenting the country's critically low water storage capacity is the government's key strategic thrust to achieve this goal. The Kurram Tangi Integrated Water Resources Development Project (KTIWRDP) is one of the priority projects and involves construction of a large rock-fill dam (98-meter high with gross storage of 1.5 billion cubic meters), three hydropower plants with combined capacity of 65 MW, and construction/upgrading of irrigation systems covering 140,000 ha. The government has recently obtained support of the local population (who has long objected to the project in the past) and intends to accelerate the project preparation for financing support from development partners.

A feasibility study was carried out in 2004, and detailed engineering study completed in 2011, both by the consulting firms engaged and funded by the Water and Power Development Authority (WAPDA). The project's total cost was estimated at about $600 million. In support of the project preparation, the US Agency for International Development (USAID) carried out in 2013 a comprehensive environmental impact assessment study as the first step of external due diligence review. While confirming technical feasibility of the project, the USAID's assessment revealed several significant design gaps, including possible underrating of probable maximum flood, seismic force, and sediment inflow to the reservoir, and lack of environmental impact assessment on downstream riparian users. Without filling up these critical gaps in due diligence works, WAPDA will not be able to proceed with the necessary project preparatory works.

Impact Access to an adequate availability of water for all, and increased storage capacity in particular
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome Additional upstream investment opportunities identified.
Progress Toward Outcome
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs

Technical, social and environmental gaps in the existing project design identified.

Detailed scope of services identified to address the gaps in existing design along with the resources requirements and estimated costs, such as additional investigation, engineering analyses, and possible modification of detailed engineering design.

Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)
Geographical Location Kuram
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 Tayyab, Ahsan
Responsible ADB Department Central and West Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Environment, Natural Resources & Agriculture Division, CWRD
Executing Agencies
Water and Power Development Authority
Mr. Nasir Hanif, Adviser, WAPDA, WAPDA House, Lahore
[email protected]
701 WAPDA House Lahore, Pakistan
Timetable
Concept Clearance -
Fact Finding -
MRM -
Approval 05 Oct 2018
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 30 Oct 2018

TA 9614-PAK

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
05 Oct 2018 - 05 Oct 2018 28 Feb 2019 - -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
225,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 225,000.00 05 Oct 2018 0.00

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Tenders

Tender Title Type Status Posting Date Deadline
Environment Specialist Individual - Consulting Active 09 Nov 2018 21 Nov 2018
Resettlement Specialist Individual - Consulting Active 09 Nov 2018 21 Nov 2018
Geotechnical Specialist Individual - Consulting Active 09 Nov 2018 21 Nov 2018
Hydrologist Individual - Consulting Active 08 Nov 2018 21 Nov 2018
International Water Resources Development Planning Specialist Individual - Consulting Active 08 Nov 2018 21 Nov 2018
Dam Engineer Individual - Consulting Active 08 Nov 2018 21 Nov 2018

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