Sri Lanka: Integrated Water Productivity Improvement Project
The transaction technical assistance (TRTA) will prepare the proposed Integrated Water Productivity Improvement Project. The project will improve water management within the selected river basins and irrigation subprojects will be improved under the project with the following outputs and interventions. Output 1: resource management systems improved, will (i) strengthen river basin coordination and management by undertaking river basin mapping and modelling and preparing river basin management plans; (ii) increase hydrological and meteorological data collection and strengthening the national hydrology archive; and (iii) provide modern asset management tools and procedures. Output 2: irrigation infrastructure modernized, will (i) implement irrigation modernization works; (ii) expand irrigation systems where there is adequate water availability; and (iii) increase overall water storage capacity.
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- Agriculture, natural resources and rural development
|Project Name||Integrated Water Productivity Improvement Project|
|Country / Economy||Sri Lanka
|Project Type / Modality of Assistance||Technical Assistance
|Source of Funding / Amount||
|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 / Irrigation - Rural water policy, institutional and capacity development - Water-based natural resources management
|Gender Equity and Mainstreaming||Effective gender mainstreaming|
|Description||The transaction technical assistance (TRTA) will prepare the proposed Integrated Water Productivity Improvement Project. The project will improve water management within the selected river basins and irrigation subprojects will be improved under the project with the following outputs and interventions. Output 1: resource management systems improved, will (i) strengthen river basin coordination and management by undertaking river basin mapping and modelling and preparing river basin management plans; (ii) increase hydrological and meteorological data collection and strengthening the national hydrology archive; and (iii) provide modern asset management tools and procedures. Output 2: irrigation infrastructure modernized, will (i) implement irrigation modernization works; (ii) expand irrigation systems where there is adequate water availability; and (iii) increase overall water storage capacity. Output 3: modern crop production and marketing promoted, will assist farmers with modern best practices for improving on-farm water management and increase their crop productivity by (i) implementing training programs for farmers (including targeting women farmers) and government staff on improved water management and crop production; (ii) establishing new demonstration farms; and (iii) strengthening farmer organizations. These outputs will result in the following outcome: water productivity in irrigated lands of selected river basins increased. The project will be aligned with the following impact: food security and water use efficiency enhanced recognizing the impact of climate change. The Country Operations Business Plan for Sri Lanka 2019 2021 includes a TRTA for approval in 2018 and an investment loan amounting to $170 million from ADB's regular ordinary capital resources for Board consideration in 2020.|
|Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy||The TRTA is required to develop the project concept to feasibility level. The objectives of the TRTA are to: (i) assist the government to select priority river basins to be covered under the project; (ii) develop hydrologic models and river basin management plans in two sample river basins; (iii) identify representatives sample subprojects representing at least 30% of the works and prepare subproject pre-feasibility and feasibility studies; (iv) assess the irrigation and agriculture sectors policy and institutional frameworks, identify gaps associated with achieving the project objectives and improvement recommendations; (v) update irrigation design guidelines to address modern best practices, farmers evolving needs, and resilience to climate change; (vi) prepare draft loan documents for ADB Board consideration; (vii) prepare consulting packages for the remaining subproject feasibility studies, detailed designs, construction supervision, project implementation support, farmers agriculture support services and institutional strengthening; and (viii) undertake social and environmental impact assessments in sample subproject locations, prepare safeguard and gender related documents.|
|Description of Outcome|
|Progress Toward Outcome|
|Description of Project Outputs|
|Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)|
|Geographical Location||North Western Province, Province of Uva|
|Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects|
|Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation|
|During Project Design|
|During Project Implementation|
|Responsible ADB Officer||Ranawana, Sanath|
|Responsible ADB Department||South Asia Department|
|Responsible ADB Division||Environment, Natural Resources & Agriculture Division, SARD|
Asian Development Bank
6 ADB Avenue,
Mandaluyong City 1550, Philippines
|Approval||09 Nov 2018|
|Last Review Mission||-|
|Last PDS Update||23 Dec 2021|
|Approval||Signing Date||Effectivity Date||Closing|
|09 Nov 2018||12 Feb 2019||12 Feb 2019||31 Oct 2021||31 Oct 2022||-|
|Financing Plan/TA Utilization||Cumulative Disbursements|
|1,000,000.00||200,000.00||50,000.00||0.00||0.00||0.00||1,250,000.00||17 Jun 2022||1,020,250.18|
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|Title||Document Type||Document Date|
|Integrated Water Productivity Improvement Project: Technical Assistance Report||Technical Assistance Reports||Nov 2018|
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|Tender Title||Type||Status||Posting Date||Deadline|
|National Safeguards and Gender Specialist||Individual - Consulting||Closed||27 Nov 2019||03 Dec 2019|
|National Institutions Specialist||Individual - Consulting||Closed||23 Nov 2019||06 Dec 2019|
|National Environment Specialist||Individual - Consulting||Closed||09 Nov 2019||22 Nov 2019|
|International Safeguards and Gender Specialist||Individual - Consulting||Closed||13 Sep 2019||19 Sep 2019|
|International Economist||Individual - Consulting||Closed||16 Jul 2019||22 Jul 2019|
|National Economist||Individual - Consulting||Closed||16 Jul 2019||05 Aug 2019|
|International Agricultural Specialist||Individual - Consulting||Closed||04 Jul 2019||10 Jul 2019|
|National Irrigation Planning and Design Engineer/Deputy Team Leader||Individual - Consulting||Closed||04 Jul 2019||15 Jul 2019|
|National Irrigated Agricultural Specialist / Agronomist||Individual - Consulting||Closed||04 Jul 2019||15 Jul 2019|
|International Irrigation Planning and Design Engineer||Individual - Consulting||Closed||19 Jun 2019||25 Jun 2019|
|International Hydrologist||Individual - Consulting||Closed||19 Jun 2019||25 Jun 2019|
|National Hydrologist||Individual - Consulting||Closed||19 Jun 2019||25 Jun 2019|
|Junior Engineer (Hydraulic Design and Water Resources)||Individual - Consulting||Closed||19 Jun 2019||25 Jun 2019|
|Financial Management Specialist||Individual - Consulting||Closed||07 Jun 2019||15 Jun 2019|
|Team Leader / Water Resources Engineer||Individual - Consulting||Closed||15 Feb 2019||21 Feb 2019|
|Contract Title||Approval Number||Contract Date||Contractor | Address||Executing Agency||Total Contract Amount (US$)||Contract Amount Financed by ADB (US$)|
|Project Preparatory||Technical Assistance 9636||17 May 2019||INTERNATIONAL WATER MANAGEMENT INSTITUTE (SRI LANKA) | 127 SUNIL MAWATHA PELAWATTE BATTARAMULLA SRI LANKA||Asian Development Bank||110,704.00||—|
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