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Sri Lanka: Integrated Water Productivity Improvement Project

Sovereign (Public) Project | 52156-002 Status: Active

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.

Project Details

Project Officer
Cauchois, Arnaud M. South Asia Department Request for information
Country
  • Sri Lanka
Sector
  • Agriculture, natural resources and rural development
 
Project Name Integrated Water Productivity Improvement Project
Project Number 52156-002
Country Sri Lanka
Project Status Active
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 9636-SRI: Integrated Water Productivity Improvement Project
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 1.00 million
Multi-Donor Trust Fund under the Water Financing Partnership Facility US$ 200,000.00
Strategic Agendas Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Gender Equity and Mainstreaming
Governance and capacity development
Knowledge solutions
Partnerships
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 2. The proposed TRTA is required to develop the project concept to feasibility level and support the recruitment and management of the project readiness financing (PRF) consultants (PRFC). 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; (viii) undertake social and environmental impact assessments in sample subproject locations, prepare safeguard and gender related documents; and (ix) support the early recruitment of the PRFC and their management for meeting the project readiness criteria.
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 North Western Province, Province of Uva
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 Cauchois, Arnaud M.
Responsible ADB Department South Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Environment, Natural Resources & Agriculture Division, SARD
Executing Agencies
Asian Development Bank
6 ADB Avenue,
Mandaluyong City 1550, Philippines
Timetable
Concept Clearance -
Fact Finding -
MRM -
Approval 09 Nov 2018
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 12 Nov 2018

TA 9636-SRI

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
09 Nov 2018 12 Feb 2019 12 Feb 2019 31 Oct 2021 - -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
1,000,000.00 200,000.00 50,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 1,250,000.00 09 Nov 2018 714,294.34

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Tenders

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
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 Agricultural Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed 04 Jul 2019 10 Jul 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
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
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

Contracts Awarded

Contract Title Approval Number Contract Date Contractor Contractor Address Executing Agency Contract Description 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 Consulting Services 110,704.00

Procurement Plan

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