According to the bank document, the Northern Province Sustainable Fisheries Development Project will support investments to revive the fisheries sector in the conflict-affected coastal districts of Jaffna, Mannar, Mullaitivu, and Killinochchi. Investments are required to:
(i) rebuild large-scale infrastructures, such as harbors, anchorages, and associated facilities,
(ii) introduce new fishery technologies,
(iii) expand aquaculture sustainably
(iv) strengthen community-based organizations and related institutions, and
(v) develop economic activities for households headed by women, war widows, and single women.
The project's impacts are aligned to improve: (i) the nutritional status and food security, and (ii) incomes of fisher communities.
The outcome will be fisheries production in the Northern Province sustainably increased. The proposed outputs will be:
(i) climate resilient infrastructure developed and operational;
(ii) aquaculture developed;
(iii) entrepreneurial skills, market links and credit access for local communities including women are strengthened; and (iv) management of coastal and fishery resources improved.
Loan: Northern Province Sustainable Fisheries Development Project
Concessional ordinary capital resources lending / Asian Development Fund US$ 63.00 million
Ordinary capital resources US$ 111.00 million
Responsible ADB Officer Amerasinghe, Nishanthi Manjula
Responsible ADB Department South Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Sri Lanka Resident Mission
Ministry of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources Development and Rural Economic Affairs
New Secretariat, Maligawatta
Colombo 10, Sri Lanka
Ministry of Prison Reforms, Rehabilitation, Resettlement, and Hindu Religious Affairs
#146, Galle Road, Colombo-03
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