This Project Development Objective is to increase crop yields and cropping intensity in selected existing irrigation sites in the Recipient’s Bago East, Nay Pyi Taw, Mandalay, and Sagaing regions.
Targeted direct project beneficiaries are all farm households, regardless of their farm size, who have access to irrigated land in the project irrigation sites in Bago East, Sagaing, Mandalay, and Nay Pyi Taw regions. These regions have a large number of poor estimated at 34 percent of all poor in Myanmar, and account for 80 percent of the existing dam-related irrigation systems in the country. It is estimated that the project will benefit about 22,000 farm households who have land in about 8 irrigation systems over 35,000 ha, which would span over 16 townships in the four above mentioned regions. The total estimated number of direct project beneficiaries is 120,000 members of the participating farm households. In addition the project would benefit households in targeted communities who may not have access to irrigated land through participation in extension activities which would cover the whole irrigation areas, including nonirrigated lands.
IDA Credit: US $100.0 million equivalent
Component 1: Irrigation and Drainage Management (US$78.4 million)
Component 2: Farm Advisory and Technical Services (US$17.2 million)
Component 3: Project Coordination and Management (US$4.4 million)
Component 4: Contingent Emergency Response (US$0 million)
Terms: Maturity = 38 years, Grace = 6 years
Ministry of Finance
Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Irrigation;Republic of the Union of Myanmar
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