Tajikistan: Preparing the Irrigation and Drainage Modernization in the Vaksh River Basin Project

Sovereign Project | 53109-002

The TA will support the government to prepare feasibility studies of the Yavan and (priority components) of Kumsangir irrigation and drainage (I&D) systems. These studies will identify proposed interventions and include technical (engineering design) and environmental, social and economic and financial assessments. A TA grant of $1 million will be required to prepare the ensuing grant project. It will identify targeted interventions for gender empowerment and inclusion in I&D modernization, decision making and income generation. The TA will identify suitable interventions to be made for improved on-farm water management, including land and water management initiatives and application of technologies, particularly for high value crops. It will also highlight areas for capacity building support in technical, procurement, financial management, etc., for the Agency of Land Reclamation and Irrigation (ALRI)

Project Details

  • Project Officer
    Yoshida, Kazuhiro
    Central and West Asia Department
    Request for information
  • Country
    Tajikistan
  • Sector
    • Agriculture, natural resources and rural development
Project Name Preparing the Irrigation and Drainage Modernization in the Vaksh River Basin Project
Project Number 53109-002
Country Tajikistan
Project Status Active
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 9867-TAJ: Preparing the Irrigation and Drainage Modernization in the Vaksh River Basin Project
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 1.00 million
Strategic Agendas 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 Gender equity
Description The TA will support the government to prepare feasibility studies of the Yavan and (priority components) of Kumsangir irrigation and drainage (I&D) systems. These studies will identify proposed interventions and include technical (engineering design) and environmental, social and economic and financial assessments. A TA grant of $1 million will be required to prepare the ensuing grant project. It will identify targeted interventions for gender empowerment and inclusion in I&D modernization, decision making and income generation. The TA will identify suitable interventions to be made for improved on-farm water management, including land and water management initiatives and application of technologies, particularly for high value crops. It will also highlight areas for capacity building support in technical, procurement, financial management, etc., for the Agency of Land Reclamation and Irrigation (ALRI)
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy The proposed project will modernize the Yavan and (priority components of) Kumsangir I&D systems in the Lower Vaksh river basin in Tajikistan. It will also increase capacities of ALRI, water user associations (WUAs) and specifically target women irrigators. The project will improve agricultural water productivity with: (i) climate resilient and modernized I&D infrastructure at the Yavan and (priority components of) Kumsangir schemes to improve drainage and conveyance, and measurement and control of irrigation water; (ii) inclusive and reliable OFWM with targeted interventions for women irrigators, including improved land and water management practices and application of technologies; and (iii) policy and institutional strengthening of ALRI for asset management, operation and maintenance planning and service orientation.
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 Kumsangir, Sovkhoz Yavan
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design
During Project Implementation
Business Opportunities
Consulting Services

The services will be under the overall direction of the International Team Leader/Irrigation Modernization Engineer (to be engaged as an individual consultant). The feasibility design services will include technical appraisals of the selected subprojects, including data collection, surveys; studies, scheme modernization, engineering design; and management and operation and maintenance (O&M) aspects. It will also include relevant requirements for social and gender aspects, economic and financial analysis, financial management, procurement capacity and risk assessment and social and environmental safeguards in accordance with ADB guidelines.

The feasibility design services (to be engaged under one package) will be implemented over a period of 5 months from about January 2020. A total of 66 person-months (pm) are required.

Responsible ADB Officer Yoshida, Kazuhiro
Responsible ADB Department Central and West Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Environment, Natural Resources & Agriculture Division, CWRD
Executing Agencies
Agency for Land Reclamation and Irrigation
5/1 Shamci Street
Dushanbe
Tajikistan
Timetable
Concept Clearance -
Fact Finding -
MRM -
Approval 19 Nov 2019
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 27 Nov 2019

TA 9867-TAJ

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
19 Nov 2019 14 Dec 2019 14 Dec 2019 31 May 2020 31 Dec 2021 -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
1,000,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 1,000,000.00 29 Sep 2021 638,664.20

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Tenders

Tender Title Type Status Posting Date Deadline
Needs assessment advisor Individual - Consulting Closed 23 Sep 2021 29 Sep 2021
Information Management Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed 23 Sep 2021 29 Sep 2021
Institutional Development Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed 31 Jul 2021 06 Aug 2021
Environment Specialist/Asbestos Management Expert Individual - Consulting Closed 18 Mar 2021 24 Mar 2021
Remote Sensing Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed 11 Jan 2020 24 Jan 2020
Feasibility Design Firm - Consulting Closed 24 Dec 2019 30 Dec 2019
National Water User's Association Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed 19 Dec 2019 25 Dec 2019
Project Economist Individual - Consulting Closed 28 Nov 2019 04 Dec 2019
Climate change Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed 28 Nov 2019 04 Dec 2019
National Water Users Association Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed 28 Nov 2019 04 Dec 2019
National Remote Sensing Specialist/GIS Individual - Consulting Closed 28 Nov 2019 04 Dec 2019
Irrigation Modernization Engineer/Team Leader Individual - Consulting Closed 28 Nov 2019 04 Dec 2019
Institutional Development Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed 28 Nov 2019 11 Dec 2019

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