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Azerbaijan: Preparing Irrigation and Drainage System Development in Nakhchivan Autonomous Republic

Sovereign (Public) Project | 53098-002 Status: Active

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 Preparing Irrigation and Drainage System Development in Nakhchivan Autonomous Republic
Project Number 53098-002
Country Azerbaijan
Project Status Active
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 9945-AZE: Irrigation and Drainage System Development in Nakhchivan Autonomous Republic
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 1.20 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
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome
Progress Toward Outcome
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs
Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)
Geographical Location Nakhchivan, Nakhichevan
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
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.
Business Opportunities
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
Executing Agencies
State Amelioration & Water Management Committee of Nakhchivan Autonomous Republic
Khatai district, Nakhchivan City
Nakhchivan Autonomous Republic
Azerbaijan
Timetable
Concept Clearance -
Fact Finding -
MRM -
Approval 06 Feb 2020
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 06 Feb 2020

TA 9945-AZE

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
06 Feb 2020 29 Feb 2020 29 Feb 2020 31 Dec 2021 - -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
1,200,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 1,200,000.00 06 Feb 2020 0.00

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Tenders

Tender Title Type Status Posting Date Deadline
Consulting Firm Firm - Consulting Closed 10 Mar 2020 05 May 2020

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