NP Modernization of Rani Jamara Kulariya Irrigation Scheme - Phase 2 (WB-P158364)

  • Nepal
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Specific Location
Kailali District, Far Western Development Region
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Voting Date
Mar 29, 2018
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  • Infrastructure
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Investment Amount (USD)
$ 66.00 million
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Project Cost (USD)
$ 72.00 million
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Bank Documents
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Original disclosure @ WB website

Updated in EWS Nov 26, 2018

Disclosed by Bank May 5, 2017

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Project Description

According to the bank documents, the project Phase 1 focused on modernizing the irrigation infrastructures; intakes and feeder and branch canals, including related flood protection, enhance capacity of WUAs to operate and maintain the improved/new irrigation infrastructure, and preparation and initiation of an agricultural development program. The proposed project Phase 2 will modernize the irrigation system include subbranches, tertiary canals, and watercourses so that irrigation water can reach farmer fields with the optimal flows.

Investment Description
  • World Bank (WB)

Government of Nepal US$ 3 million
Local Farmer Organizations US$ 3 million
World Bank US$ 66 million (Credit)


Contact Information
World Bank
Ahmed Shawky M. Abdel Ghany
Sr Water Resources Mgmt. Spec.
Purna Bahadur Chhetri
Sr Agricultural Spec

Implementing Agencies
Department of Irrigation
Rajendra Prasad Adhikari
Director General, Department of Irrigation


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