Emergency Flood Assistance Project - Additional Financing (ADB-56312-002)

  • Pakistan
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Voting Date
Feb 16, 2023
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  • Agriculture and Forestry
  • Humanitarian Response
  • Water and Sanitation
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$ 5.00 million
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Primary Source

Original disclosure @ ADB website

Updated in EWS Feb 25, 2023

Disclosed by Bank Feb 17, 2023

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Project Description
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According to the ADB, the proposed additional financing is an emergency assistance and is aligned with the ADB Strategy 2030. It will support Operational Priority (OP) 1 on addressing remaining poverty and reducing inequalities; OP 2 on accelerating progress in gender equity; OP 3 on tackling climate change, building climate and disaster resilience, and enhancing environmental sustainability; and OP 5 on promoting rural development and food security. This will support (i) urgent provision of climate-resilient seeds for staple crop cultivation and (ii) women-led livelihoods to meet basic household needs.

It will support rural farm households, including women, in the four districts in Nasirabad Division that have canal-irrigated cropland. It will provide 60,000 out of a total of 188,000 households in the target districts with climate-resilient rice seed (2023 kharif [summer] sowing crop) (footnote 10). The seeds will be sown on 54,000 hectares (ha) out of a total of 139,000 ha of rice cultivated area in the province. The proposed additional financing will also provide women from the targeted farm households with durable farming tool kits to assist them in undertaking farming activities. Protective footwear will also be provided for safer rice transplanting. The additional financing will also incorporate measures to strengthen community resilience to disasters caused by natural hazards.

n Balochistan is Nasirabad Division, which has six districts: Jaffarabad, Jhal Magsi, Kacchi, Nasirabad, Sohbatpur, and Usta Muhammad. Jaffarabad, Nasirabad, Sohbatpur, and Usta Muhammad are the only districts that have canal-irrigated cropland. These are the 'breadbasket of the province. These districts produce 98% of the annual rice production and 53% of the wheat cultivated in the province. They are the major contributors to the province's food security. Farmers lost their agricultural assets, such as staple crop seeds, animals, animal feed, farm equipment and machineries, and farming tools.

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Contacts of the Executing Agencies:

Officer's Name: Mr. Imran Atta Soomro
Position: Secretary, Works and Services Department
Telephone: 0092-21-99212992, 0092-21-99218225
Email address: shahzad.qamar@hotmail.com
Office Address: New Sindh Secretariat Building No. 1, 3rd Floor, Opp: Income
Tax Building, Shahrah-e-Kamal Atta Turk, Karachi, Sindh

Officer’s Name: Ikramus Saqlain Haider
Position: General Manager Planning
Telephone: +92 51 9032721
Email: ishaidernha@gmail.com 
Office Address: National Highway Authority, 28 Mauve Area, Sector G-9/1,
Sirinagar Highway, Service Road South, Islamabad.

Officer’s Name: Mr. Muhammad Ayaz
Position: Secretary, Irrigation Department, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa
Telephone: 091-9210845
Email Address: irrigationpsh@gmail.com

Officer’s Name: Mr. Abdul Fateh Bhangar
Position: Secretary, Irrigation, Balochistan
Telephone: 081-9201074
Email Address: quettairrigation@gmail.com
Office Address: Block No.7, Civil Secretariat, Quetta

Officer’s Name: Mr. Umaid Ali Khokhar
Position: Secretary, Agriculture & Cooperatives Department, Balochistan
Telephone: 081-9201261- 9201116
Email Address: umaidpaki@gmail.com ; agbuzumaidpaki@gmail.com
Office Address: Block No. 2, Room 21, Civil Secretariat, Quetta

ADB Team:

Staff Name: Yong Ye
Position: Country Director
Telephone No.: +92 (51) 208 7300
Email address: yyong@adb.org 
Office Address: Level 8, Serena Business Complex, G-5/1, Islamabad

Staff Name: Zheng Wu
Position: Principal Transport Specialist, CWRD
Telephone No. +63 (2) 8632 4444
Email address: zhengwu@adb.org 

Staff Name: Shaukat Shafi
Position: Head, Urban Unit, Pakistan Resident Mission
Telephone No.: +92 (51) 208 7300
Email address: mshafi@adb.org

Staff Name: Noriko Sato
Position: Senior Natural Resources Specialist
Telephone No.: +63 2 8683 1757
Email address: nsato@adb.org 


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