Chashma Right Bank Irrigation Project
||Chashma Right Bank Irrigation Project (Stage III)
||Loan No. 1146-PAK (SF)
In August 2004, the ADB Board of Directors approved the CRP to monitor the implementation of the Board decision on the Inspection Request for the Chashma Right Bank Irrigation Project (Stage III).
The Chashma Project was approved by the Board in December 1991 and covers a total cultivable command area of 135,000 hectares (ha) of arid but potentially productive land. It is the third and final stage of the overall Chashma Right Bank Irrigation Project (CRBIP), which has a total area of 231,000 ha in the NWFP and Punjab (see Map). Stages I and II were financed by ADB and their operations were commissioned in January 1987 and May 1993, respectively. The Project has four components: (i) construction of the main canal and related facilities, including protection against flooding and erosion; (ii) construction of distributary canal and drainage facilities; (iii) on-farm water management; and (iv) agricultural and livestock extension. It also includes support for operation and maintenance and project monitoring. A grant of $1 million, financed from ADB’s Japan Special Fund, was also provided to strengthen environmental management for water resources development. The project executing agencies are the Water and Power Development Authority (WAPDA); NWFP's Planning, Environment and Development Department; and Punjab's Planning and Development Department.
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