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Azerbaijan: Irrigation and Drainage System Development in Nakhchivan Autonomous Republic

Sovereign (Public) Project | 53098-001 Status: Proposed

The project will support rehabilitation and modernization of the irrigation and drainage networks serving about 23,230 ha land in Nakhchovan Autonomous Republic (NAR) of Azerbaijan. The project will also help strengthen institutional capacity of the irrigation system management including support to water user associations. The project will include two indicative outputs: (i) irrigation and drainage infrastructure improved and/or constructed; and (ii) capacity of State Amelioration and Water Managmeent Committee (SAWMC) and water users associations (WUAs) in irrigation and project management improved.

Project Details

Project Officer
Zhou Yaozhou Central and West Asia Department Request for information
Country
  • Azerbaijan
Sector
  • Agriculture, natural resources and rural development
 
Project Name Irrigation and Drainage System Development in Nakhchivan Autonomous Republic
Project Number 53098-001
Country Azerbaijan
Project Status Proposed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Loan
Source of Funding / Amount
Loan: Irrigation and Drainage System Development in Nakhchivan Autonomous Republic
Ordinary capital resources US$ 85.00 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 drainage - Irrigation - Rural water policy, institutional and capacity development

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Effective gender mainstreaming
Description The project will support rehabilitation and modernization of the irrigation and drainage networks serving about 23,230 ha land in Nakhchovan Autonomous Republic (NAR) of Azerbaijan. The project will also help strengthen institutional capacity of the irrigation system management including support to water user associations. The project will include two indicative outputs: (i) irrigation and drainage infrastructure improved and/or constructed; and (ii) capacity of State Amelioration and Water Managmeent Committee (SAWMC) and water users associations (WUAs) in irrigation and project management improved.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy The lagging performance of agriculture points to its low productivity, providing mainly low wage and seasonal jobs that contribute to poverty vulnerability. Improving agricultural productivity is central to developing the rural economy and is the most direct route to improving employment and income opportunities. A number of bottlenecks need to be resolved in order to realize these opportunities. One of the most pressing constraints lies in the irrigation sub-sector. Total irrigated area was 1,446,000 hectares (ha) in 2017, accounting for 64.55% of the total cultivated land in Azerbaijan. However, the irrigation systems are not performing to its designed capacity. There is a need to fill in gaps in irrigation, introduce new technologies, improve access to finance and essential logistics, and develop a quality infrastructure.
Impact
Outcome
Outputs
Geographical Location
Safeguard Categories
Environment B
Involuntary Resettlement B
Indigenous Peoples C
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
Environmental Aspects Environment categorisation will be reconfirmed during project preparation. Detailed environmental impacts will be assessed and an initial environmental examination report including environmental management plan will be prepared during project preparation.
Involuntary Resettlement Involuntary resettlement categorisation will be reconfirmed during project preparation. Detailed impacts will be assessed and resettlement plan will be prepared during project preparation.
Indigenous Peoples Indigenous peoples categorisation will be reconfirmed during project preparation.
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design

Key stakeholders including government agencies, local administrations, farmer communities, and civil society organisations

will be consulted during project preparation through various means including interviews, focused group discussions, meetings and questionnaire.

During Project Implementation The executing and implementing agencies will continue to consult relevant key stakeholders during project implementation.
Business Opportunities
Consulting Services Details of the consulting services required for the project will be discussed and agreed during the project preparation.
Procurement Procurement plan for works, goods, and consulting services will be prepared during project preparation.
Responsible ADB Officer Zhou Yaozhou
Responsible ADB Department Central and West Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Environment, Natural Resources & Agriculture Division, CWRD
Executing Agencies
State Amelioration & Water Management Committee of Nakhchivan Autonomous Republic
Khatai district, Nakhchivan City
Nakhchivan Autonomous Republic
Azerbaijan
Timetable
Concept Clearance 21 Dec 2020
Fact Finding 01 Mar 2021 to 05 Mar 2021
MRM 03 May 2021
Approval -
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 26 Sep 2019

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