Client: Department of Irrigation
Funding Agency: Asian Development Bank
Period: March 1994 to December 2000
Consulting Association: Mott Mac Donald, Sir William Halcrow, EAST Consult and GEOCE Consultants (P) Ltd
Approx. Value of Services: GEOCE part- NRs 11.5 million
Professional Staff Input: International (37) National (104) person months
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.
The scope of services included detail design and construction supervision of irrigation works, roads and bridges. Major services provided consisted of