Azerbaijan : Preparing Irrigation and Drainage System Development in Nakhchivan Autonomous Republic
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.
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- Agriculture, natural resources and rural development
|Project Name||Preparing Irrigation and Drainage System Development in Nakhchivan Autonomous Republic|
|Country / Economy||Azerbaijan
|Project Type / Modality of Assistance||Technical Assistance
|Source of Funding / Amount||
|Operational Priorities||OP1: Addressing remaining poverty and reducing inequalities
OP2: Accelerating progress in gender equality
OP3: Tackling climate change, building climate and disaster resilience, and enhancing environmental sustainability
OP5: Promoting rural development and food security
OP6: Strengthening governance and institutional capacity
|Sector / Subsector||
Agriculture, natural resources and rural development / Agricultural drainage - Irrigation - Rural water policy, institutional and capacity development
|Gender||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.|
|Description of Outcome|
|Progress Toward Outcome|
|Description of Project Outputs|
|Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)|
|Geographical Location||Nakhchivan, Nakhichevan|
|Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects|
|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 meetings, and questionnaire.|
|During Project Implementation||The executing and implementing agencies will continue to consult local administrations, farmer communities, and social organisations will be consulted during project implementation.|
|Consulting Services||The project preparation will require a team of international and national specialists to conduct the due diligence in terms of technical, financial and economic, social, environmental, and institutional aspects and prepare project feasibility studies to meet the requirements of ADB and the Government of Azerbaijan. Detailed expertise required and terms of references will be disclosed in due course.|
|Procurement||To be confirmed.|
|Responsible ADB Officer||Zhou, Yaozhou|
|Responsible ADB Department||Central and West Asia Department|
|Responsible ADB Division||Environment, Natural Resources & Agriculture Division, CWRD|
State Amelioration & Water Management Committee of Nakhchivan Autonomous Republic
|Approval||06 Feb 2020|
|Last Review Mission||-|
|Last PDS Update||06 Feb 2020|
|Approval||Signing Date||Effectivity Date||Closing|
|06 Feb 2020||29 Feb 2020||29 Feb 2020||31 Dec 2021||30 Jun 2024||-|
|Financing Plan/TA Utilization||Cumulative Disbursements|
|1,370,000.00||0.00||0.00||0.00||0.00||0.00||1,370,000.00||14 Mar 2023||704,642.33|
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|Title||Document Type||Document Date|
|Preparing Irrigation and Drainage System Development in Nakhchivan Autonomous Republic: Technical Assistance Report||Technical Assistance Reports||Feb 2020|
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|Tender Title||Type||Status||Posting Date||Deadline|
|Consulting Firm||Firm - Consulting||Closed|
|Contract Title||Approval Number||Contract Date||Contractor | Address||Executing Agency||Total Contract Amount (US$)||Contract Amount Financed by ADB (US$)|
|Project Preparatory||Technical Assistance 9945||07 Dec 2020||SOFRECO (Societe Francaise de Realization d'Etudes(FRANCE) in association with BETS Consulting Services Ltd.(BANGLADESH) | 92-98, BLD VICTOR HUGO 92115 CLICHY CEDEX FRANCE||State Amelioration & Water Mgmt Committee(SAWMCNAR||974,490.00||—|
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