Irrigation and Land Market Development Project (WB-P133828)

  • Europe and Central Asia
Geographic location where the impacts of the investment may be experienced.
  • Georgia
Geographic location where the impacts of the investment may be experienced.
Specific Location
Kvemo Kartli, Shida Kartli, Kakheti
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Financial Institutions
  • World Bank (WB)
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Project Status
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Bank Risk Rating
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Government of Georgia
A public entity (government or state-owned) provided with funds or financial support to manage and/or implement a project.
  • Agriculture and Forestry
  • Infrastructure
  • Water and Sanitation
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Investment Amount (USD)
$ 70.43 million
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Project Cost (USD)
$ 70.43 million
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Bank Documents
Primary Source

Original disclosure @ WB website

Updated in EWS Aug 3, 2023

Disclosed by Bank Aug 23, 2022

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Project Description
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According to the World Bank, the objective of the Irrigation and Land Market Development Project for Georgia is to: (i) improve delivery of irrigation and drainage services in selected areas and (ii) develop improved policies and procedures as a basis for a national program of land registration. There are three components to the project, the first component being irrigation and drainage improvement. This component includes two sub-components: (i) irrigation and drainage rehabilitation and modernization, and (ii) strengthening of irrigation and drainage institutions. The implementing agency for the component will be the MOA through the MOA Project Planning and Monitoring Division. The second component is the land market development. The component will finance the pilot phase of a land registration program in order to redefine and test the policies and procedures for registration of agricultural land that will allow the majority of existing land ownership rights to be registered (regularization). The pilot will inform the design of a national land registration program (which is not funded under the project). Finally, the third component is the project management. 

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World Bank Team Leaders:

Nadege Orlova
Pierrick Fraval
Rufiz Vakhid Chirag-Zade


Public Debt Management Department, Ministry of Finance of Georgia

Implementing Agencies -

Ministry of Environment Protection and Agriculture:

Mr. Ilia Kvitiashvili
Phone: +995322376657

National Agency of Public Registry (NAPR):

No contacts available at the time of disclosure.

Ministry of Justice:

Mr. Mikheil Sarjveladze
Phone: +995322405919


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