Brief of Projects on Irrigation, Drainage and Flood Control

 

Program Management and Implementation Consultant (PMISC), Small Irrigation Programme (SIP) Phase – I

Program management and implementation of Small Irrigation Program to develop or improve approximately 15,000 ha command area in about 1800 small irrigation systems in nine districts (Achham, Dailekh, Jajarkot, Kalikot, Ramechhap, Okhaldhunga, Khotang, Udayapur and Sindhuli) of Nepal through a community managed driven process targeted to poor, women and other disadvantaged groups. The program will provide support for (i) rehabilitation of existing and construction of surface water irrigation schemes, (ii) construction of water storage irrigation schemes, (iii) construction of small lift irrigation schemes, (iv) non-conventional irrigational development, (v) institutional strengthening and capacity building of both the executing agency as well as WUAs. The Program cost is CHR 16.946 million.

Client: Department of Local Infrastructure & Agriculture Roads/SDC Funding Agency: SDC/Government of Switzerland
Period: March 2015 to March 2019 Approx. Value of Services: CHR 936,440

 

Detailed Survey, Design and Estimate of Dodhara-Chandani Area of Mahakali Irrigation Stage III Area

Detailed survey, design and cost estimate preparation of irrigation system covering 3,510 ha command area from Dodhara-Chadani Main Canal of Mahakali Irrigation Project Stage III, design of river training (36.4 km) of Jogbudha River, which flows along west and south border of the command area.

Client: Department of Irrigation Funding Agency: GON
Period: April 2012 to January 2014 Approx. Value of Services: NRs 3,778,000

 

Detailed Engineering Planning and Design of Irrigation System of Siddaniya Branch Canal of Sikta Irrigation Project

Detail surveys and investigation (topography, geological socio-economic, agriculture, soil), planning and design and preparation of implementation plan of irrigation system (in block of 28 ha) and drainage system covering 3,000 ha command area of Siddaniya branch canal (off-taking at 30+050 of Main Canal) of Sikta Irrigation Project.

Client: Department of Irrigation Funding Agency: GON
Period: February, 2012 to July 2013 Approx. Value of Services: NRs 7,018,430

 

Preparation of Subproject Preparation Report including IEE, Agricultural Development Plan and Livelihood Plan of 42 Irrigation Subprojects of Batch II; Community Managed Irrigated Agricultural Sector Project

Feasibility study and preparation of Sub-project Preparation Report (SPPR) of 42 irrigation subprojects of Batch II covering aggregate 5,106 ha command area. The scope of study also included IEE, Resettlement Plan, Agricultural Development Plan and Livelihood Enhancement Plan and preparation of Sub-project Preparation Report (SPPR). IEE Report and Resettlement Plan were carried out in accordance with Safeguard Policy Statement (SPS) of Asian Development Bank.

Client: Department of Irrigation Funding Agency: ADB/OPEC
Period: July 2009 to December 2010 Approx. Value of Services: NRs 19,000,000

 

Canal Alignment Survey and Detail Engineering Design of Surkhet Valley Irrigation Development Project (First Phase)

Survey and design of irrigation system covering 2,900 ha (first phase). Services included geological survey, socio-economic survey, hydro-meteorological analysis, map preparation using GIS, irrigation system planning, agriculture planning, assessment of diversion requirement, canal system design, cost estimation, benefit assessment, economic analysis, and preparation of ToR for environment assessment

Client: Department of Irrigation Funding Agency: GON
Period: May 2007 to January 2008 Approx. Value of Services: NRs 758,569

 

Detailed Study for the Preparation of River Training Master Plan of West Rapti River, Banke

Preparation of master plan of river training works of West Rapti River from Agaiya (East West Rapti) to Indo-Nepal Border. Services include topographical survey of 42 km stretch of river length, sediment survey of the whole river reach at sample locations representing the bed sediment pattern; socio- economic impact assessment due to floods and erosions and identified required parameters for IEE study as per Environmental Regulation 2054, carried out hydraulic and hydrologic analysis and run HEC RAS software for simulating the flow derived for different return periods by inputting the X-sectional and L- sectional survey data obtained from the field survey. Determined the embankment height and other parameters and interpreted the results in GIS based module; identified the areas that would be reclaimed after the implementation of the proposed works and suggested ways in which such reclaimed land areas could be utilized for other purposes; detailed design/drawings for the given river stretch for River control works; cost estimate of proposed river training works.

Client: Department of Water Induced Disaster Prevention Funding Agency: GoN
Period: June, 2007 to May 2009 Approx. Value of Services: NRs. 2,034,000

 

Irrigation Development Project, Mid - Western Development Region

Design and implementation of irrigation systems in four districts (Kalikot, Surkhet, Dailekh and Banke) of Mid-Western Development Region covering 4,400 ha command area under the participatory scheme development and programme process. The main aim of the project was to uplift the economic condition of the project area specific to the selected irrigation sub-projects by community based organization and activities by providing irrigation facilities to increase the agriculture production which would be the supported by number of activities such as environment protection, women development, non-formal education and agriculture extension service. Approximate Project Cost was EU 8.1 million.

Client: European Commission Funding Agency: EU
Period: January, 1998 to July, 2002 Approx. Value of Services: NRs. 58,280,000

 

Praganna Irrigation Project [KFAED Loan No. 552]

The project is to irrigate a gross command area of 6,684 ha (with population of about 31,700) on right bank of Rapti River in Deukhuri Valley of the Dang district. There are eighteen individual farmers managed irrigation systems (FMISs) having a total canal length of about 150 km. with different discharge capacities, command area and length with Rapti, Dolai and Kaudiya rivers as their sources of water. These systems were designed to integrate into two systems (one for Barahakhutti system and another for the rest) with controlled intakes under one project. Approximate project cost is NRs. 403 million.

Client: Department of Irrigation Funding Agency: KFAED
Period: April, 2000 to December, 2000 Approx. Value of Services: NRs. 10,805,765

 

Community Groundwater Irrigation Sector Project

Design and implementation of groundwater irrigation project to provide irrigation facilities to 60,000 ha of land and benefit 657,000 people of 110,000 households of which 50 percent live below the poverty line in 12 districts in the Terai of Central and Eastern Development Regions. The main objective of the project is to increase agricultural productivity on sustainable basis; to improve incomes of small farmers through participatory, demand driven and integrated group shallow tube well development, and increase capacity development of water users groups. The project is expected to have a direct and positive impact on crop production and farm incomes and increase rural employment opportunities and poverty alleviation. The total cost of the project is estimated at US $ 42.8 million (including US$ 30 million from ADB and US$ 2.8 million grant of Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA).

Client : CIDA Funding Agency : CIDA
Period : August, 1998 to April, 2006 Approx. Value of Services : NRs. 10,000,000

 

Capacity Building Training for Water Users Association in East Rapti Irrigation Project [TA No 1969-NEP]

The East Rapti Irrigation Project has rehabilitated farmers managed irrigation schemes in the project area covering about 5,200 ha. The existing water users association (informal) were hesitant to take up the new dimensions of their scheme. A coordination committee was formed for the interest of the water users association within the project command area. Capacity building training programs were provided for the revitalisation of the Water Users Associations (WUAs).

Client: Asian Development Bank Funding Agency: ADB
Period: August, 1998 to November, 1998 Approx. Value of Services: NRs. 1,600,000

 

Study on Socio - economic and Irrigated Agricultural Aspects in the West Gandak Irrigation System

Assessment of various constraints faced in agriculture production and other related activities such as role of WUAs, their participation in O & M, on farm water management etc. The study made recommendation for improved packages and training programs for increased and sustained agriculture production and better irrigation system for the project with 10,300 ha command area.

Client: Department of Irrigation Funding Agency: GoN
Period: February, 1996 to June, 1996 Approx. Value of Services: NRs. 181,000,000

 

Master Plan Preparation of Bagmati - Bishnumati River Improvement Works

Master plan of river bank and flood improvement work of Bagmati and Bishnumati River in Kathmandu valley.

Client: Department of Irrigation Funding Agency: GoN
Period: April, 1996 to July, 1996 Approx. Value of Services: NRs. 823,100,000

 

Rajapur Irrigation Rehabilitation Project

The project consists of one of the largest farmer managed irrigation schemes in Nepal. It comprises 15,800 GCA and 13,160 CCA on the island formed by Karnali and Genuwa rivers. The project area covers 11 VDCs and population of 98,615 (census 2000). Existing 6 systems were integrated to a single irrigation project. Main features of the project comprised rehabilitation of irrigation systems including headworks/intake at Karnali and Genuwa; irrigation distribution structures; river training, drainage; construction of road (total 37 km) and bridges (total 8 nos. above 10 m span). The project cost was approximately US $ 20 million.

Client: Department of Irrigation Funding Agency: ADB
Period: March, 1994 to December, 2000 Approx. Value of Services: NRs. 11,500,000

 

Feasibility Study on the Rehabilitation for Government Developed Irrigation Scheme in the Kathmandu Valley

Feasibility study for the rehabilitation of thirteen (13) agency managed irrigation schemes in the Kathmandu Valley.

Client: JICA Funding Agency: JICA
Period: April, 1994 to May, 1994 Approx. Value of Services: NRs. 176,700

 

Preparation Mission on Intensification of Small Farming and Ethnic Group Development of the Mid and Far - Western Terai

Project preparation to develop groundwater resources for small farming in six districts viz Dang, Banke, Bardiya, Kailali and Kanchanpur district in Mid and Far-Western Development Regions.

Client: IFAD/FAO Funding Agency: FAO
Period: May, 1994 to June, 1994 Approx. Value of Services: NRs. 220,000

 

Technical Assistance to Irrigation Line of Credit Pilot Project

Technical assistance to Department of Irrigation (DOI) to consolidate, improve and extend the Irrigation Line of Credit (ILC) implementation processes; strengthen the capacity of DOI/ILC units so as to efficiently institutionalize the project cycle approach on a sustainable basis; and compile and consolidate ILC experience so as to facilitate the conversion of the ILC Pilot Project to a fully fledged programme covering the three western development regions.

Client : Department of Irrigation Funding Agency : WB
Period: June, 1994 to July, 1997 Approx. Value of Services: NRs. 12,120,000

 

Mahakali Irrigation Project - Stage II (Construction Phase)

Advisory services for agriculture development activities in Stage I area comprising 4,800 ha CCA.

Client : Department of Irrigation Funding Agency : WB
Period: December, 1994 to December, 1996 Approx. Value of Services: NRs. 650,000

 

Feasibility Study on Rajkudwa Irrigation Project

Feasibility study conducted to formulate irrigation development plan in 5,000 ha area.

Client: JICA Funding Agency: JICA
Period: January, 1993 to February, 1993 Approx. Value of Services: NRs. 200,000

 

Feasibility Study, Detail Design and Project Preparation of Brahamadev Irrigation Project

Feasibility study, detail design and project preparation of 5,000 ha Terai irrigation project.

Client: Department of Irrigation Funding Agency: GoN
Period: April, 1993 to May, 1994 Approx. Value of Services: NRs. 3,600,000

 

Master Plan Study on the Rehabilitation for Government Developed Irrigation Scheme in the Kathmandu Valley

Surveys (farm and soil) carried out for 16 irrigation sub-projects covering total 4,400 ha command area in Kathmandu, Lalitpur and Bhaktapur districts.

Client: JICA Funding Agency: JICA
Period: April, 1993 to June, 1993 Approx. Value of Services: NRs. 610,000

 

Groundwater Study for Small Farm and Ethnic Group Development in Mid and Far West Terai

The groundwater study in Dang, Banke, Bardiya, Kailali and Kanchanpur districts for the project preparation of Small Farm and Ethnic Group Development in Mid and Far West Terai Project.

Client : IFAD Funding Agency : FAO
Period: December, 1993 to January, 1994 Approx. Value of Services: NRs. 117,150

 

Strengthening PPME in Narayani Zone Irrigation Project (NZIDP)

Technical assistance to the Department of Irrigation at project level to plan and implement programs to strengthen the institutional capability of the NZIDP in project planning, monitoring and evaluation activities; and organize farmers' organizations in the pilot area.

Client: Department of Irrigation Funding Agency: SDC
Period: February, 1992 to June, 1993 Approx. Value of Services: NRs. 2,100,000

 

Reappraisal of Khutiya River Irrigation Project, Phase II

Participation with UNCDF Re-appraisal Mission for the reappraisal of the project.

Client: UNCDF/UNDP Funding Agency: UNCDF
Period: February, 1992 to March, 1992 Approx. Value of Services: NRs. 74,550

 

Irrigation Management Transfer Project (ADB TA 1435-NEP)

Feasibility study and preparation of an investment project for turnover and participatory management of irrigation schemes covering an aggregate area of 90,000 ha.

Client : ADB Funding Agency : ADB
Period: November, 1992 to June, 1993 Approx. Value of Services: NRs. 2,250,000

 

Irrigation Management Project

Technical assistance to Department of Irrigation to institutionalize community based participatory approach in irrigation development within the Department; and to improve and strengthen institutional capability of DOI and farmers organization in planning, implementation and management of irrigation schemes.

Client: Department of Irrigation Funding Agency: USAID
Period: January, 1991 to June, 1995 Approx. Value of Services: NRs. 20,850,000

 

Case Studies for a Manual on Appropriate Design of Hill Irrigation Schemes

Study for the preparation of an appropriate design manual for hill irrigation schemes.

Client : ILO Funding Agency : ILO
Period: September, 1991 to December, 1991 Approx. Value of Services: NRs. 225,000

 

Budget and Accounting Review of the Department of Irrigation

Review of DOI's annual programming and budgeting processes, accounting system and financial reporting system, foreign loan administration, management information system; analysis of major problems encountered and recommendation for improvement.

Client: Department of Irrigation Funding Agency: WB
Period: October, 1990 to December, 1990 Approx. Value of Services: NRs. 175,000

 

Feasibility Study of Naya Belhani Irrigation Project

Detail feasibility study of 4356 ha terai irrigation project.

Client: Department of Irrigation Funding Agency: GoN
Period: January, 1989 to July, 1989, 1989 Approx. Value of Services: NRs. 400,000

 

Feasibility Study of Dhoba Khola Irrigation Project

Detail feasibility study of 120 ha hill irrigation project.

Client: Department of Irrigation Funding Agency: GoN
Period: February, 1989 to July, 1989 Approx. Value of Services: NRs. 250,000

 

Medium Scale Irrigation: Arjun Khola

Prefeasibility study for the rehabilitation and improvement of six (6) farmer managed irrigation schemes comprising 2,284 ha command area in Dang District.

Client: European Economic Community Funding Agency: UNCDF/UNDP
Period: February, 1989 to July, 1989 Approx. Value of Services: NRs. 360,000

 

Feasibility Study of Fawa Khola Irrigation Project

Detail feasibility study of 120 ha hill irrigation project.

Client: Department of Irrigation Funding Agency: GoN
Period: March, 1989 to July, 1989 Approx. Value of Services: NRs. 250,000

 

East Rapti Irrigation Project

Detail engineering design of irrigation works for 9000 ha.

Client: Nippon Koei Co. Ltd. Funding Agency: ADB
Period: March, 1989 to June, 1989 Approx. Value of Services: NRs. 1,150,000

 

Mahakali Irrigation Project - Stage II (Construction Phase)

Construction supervision (quality control) of irrigation works covering 6,800 ha CCA.

Client: Department of Irrigation Funding Agency: WB
Period: September, 1989 to December, 1993 Approx. Value of Services: NRs. 650,000

 

Irrigation Sector Project-Subproject Assessment Study

Appraisal, feasibility assessment and project preparation for development of eleven (11) farmer managed irrigation schemes (covering total 2,220 ha area) in Dhanusha, Sindhuli and Ramechhap districts.

Client: Department of Irrigation Funding Agency: ADB
Period: December, 1989 to March, 1990 Approx. Value of Services: NRs. 521,000

 

Detail Engineering of Khutiya River Irrigation Project, Phase II (NEP/89/001)

Detail design of project to improve and extend Phase I irrigation network up to 1,500 ha including headwork for whole 5000 ha area.

Client : UNCDF/UNDP Funding Agency : UNCDF/UNDP
Period: December, 1989 to February, 1990 Approx. Value of Services: NRs. 248,650

 

Mahakali Irrigation Project Stage II (Design Phase)

Assistance to design of irrigation works in Stage II covering 6,800 ha CCA.

Client: Sir William Halcrow & Partners Funding Agency: WB
Period: May, 1987 to August, 1987 Approx. Value of Services: NRs. 225,000

 

Rehabilitation Study of Rampurtar Irrigation Project

Rehabilitation study of 210 ha hill irrigation scheme damaged by landslides and washout of headwork due to river action.

Client: Department of Irrigation Funding Agency: GoN
Period: June, 1987 to July, 1987 Approx. Value of Services: NRs. 195,000