According to the bank website, "in December 2016, the Government of Bihar approached ADB for funding support. ADB noted that the modernization envisaged by Bihar Water Resources Department was limited, with focus on improving conveyance efficiency through canal lining. In October 2017, BWRD recruited Tractebel Engineering Private Limited under a lump sum contract to prepare a modernization plan for the Ara canal system that would follow the framework for modernization of major- and medium-sized irrigation that was elaborated under the ADB-financed Scoping Study for a National Water Use Efficiency Improvement Support Program. The Tractebel Engineering Private Limited proposed project concept was reviewed by ADB reconnaissance mission and several technical and institutional improvements identified and agreed with BWRD. The project concept was therefore expanded to include for a balance of engineering works including conjunctive use and pressure pipes for smaller flows, measures for improved management, operation and maintenance, and agriculture support."
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Responsible ADB Officer Cauchois, Arnaud M.
Responsible ADB Department South Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Environment, Natural Resources & Agriculture Division, SARD
-Asian Development Bank
6 ADB Avenue, Mandaluyong City 1550, Philippines
-Bihar Department of Agriculture
Department of Agriculture, Barrack no. 13, Main Secretariat, Patna, India 800015
-Bihar Water Resources Department
Sinchai Bhawan, Patna
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