According to bank documents, "the proposed project will support the construction of the Choubara branch of the Greater Thal Canal (GTC) irrigation scheme covering around 119,000 hectares, along with support for on-farm command area development (CAD) for the Main Canal, Mankera and Choubara area and capacity development of the government entities and water users for efficient water uses and management, improved agricultural practices and sustainability of infrastructure.
The Main Canal and the Mankera branch covering about 144,000 hectares of command areas have been constructed by the Government in 2009. The proposed project is designed as the first project of potential phased-support for sequentially completing the development of the entire GTC scheme."
Outcomes of the project will be enhanced food security and reduced rural poverty as agricultural production in the project area increases.
Responsible ADB Officer: Totsuka, Natsuko
Responsible ADB Department: Central and West Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division: Environment, Natural Resources & Agriculture Division, CWRD
Irrigation Department of the Government of Punjab
c/o Superintending Engineer
Link Canal Circle, Canal Bank
Mughalpur, Lahore, Pakistan
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