Water Resources Management in Pyanj River Basin Project (Additional Financing) (ADB-47181-004)

Countries
  • Tajikistan
Where the impacts of the investment may be experienced.
Financial Institutions
  • Asian Development Bank (ADB)
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Project Status
Proposed
Bank Risk Rating
C
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Borrower
Government of Tajikistan
The holder of the loan, grant, or other investment.
Sectors
  • Agriculture and Forestry
  • Water and Sanitation
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Investment Type(s)
Grant
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Investment Amount (USD)
$ 15.00 million
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Grant Amount (USD)
$ 15.00 million
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Project Cost (USD)
$ 15.00 million
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Primary Source

Original disclosure @ ADB website

Updated in EWS May 14, 2020

Disclosed by Bank Mar 31, 2020


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Project Description

DESCRIPTION

  • The proposed grant will help finance the cost overruns of the original project for constructing a sediment excluding basin (SEB), which is the key infrastructure for the sustainability of the project to decrease the sediment inflow by 85% to the upper stream of the Chubek Irrigation System (CIS).
  • ADB approved the original project on 28 September 2016 to support the agricultural development in the Pyanj River Basin (PRB) by improving the government's water resources management (WRM) capacity, and increasing agricultural productivity and water use efficiency in irrigated agriculture. The project became effective on 8 August 2017. The Ministry of Energy and Water Resources (MEWR) and the Agency for Land Reclamation and Irrigation (ALRI) are the project executing agencies.
  • Under the MEWR-led component, the project has established river basin organizations and strengthened their capacity for river basin management, including improved monitoring of water use for irrigation. The project also supports Tajikistan's contribution to the joint management of the PRB through the Afghanistan-Tajikistan Pyanj River Basin commission.
  • Under the ALRI-led component, the CIS is to be modernized and climate-proofed, including the irrigation and drainage infrastructure and pumping stations. The project also supports capacity building of farmers and water user associations on water use efficiency and agricultural productivity.

The second additional financing would be spent for:

  • reduction of sediments entering the CIS canal,
  • Increase in irrigation conveyance efficiency of on-farm canals in CIS,
  • Increase in pump efficiency of select pump stations in CIS,
  • Provision of access to water for select households.
Investment Description
  • Asian Development Bank (ADB)
Contact Information

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Contact information in Tajikistan:

1.The Ministry of Energy and Water Resources (MEWR)

2.Agency for Land Reclamation and Irrigation
5/1 Shamci Street
Dushanbe
Tajikistan