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Rajapur Irrigation Rehabilitation Project

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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

Salient Details:

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

  • topography surveys of irrigation, roads and bridges;
  • geotechnical investigation of major irrigation structures, roads,  bridges (8 no) and major canal crossings;
  • hydrological study of bridge sites;
  • design of irrigation intake structures, weir cum offtakes, head regulators etc;
  • design of flood protection and river training works;
  • design of roads (East West 13 km and North-South 24 km) including drainage and cross drainage;
  • design of bridges (Budhi Kulo, 60 m; Maila Nala, 23 m; Rataiya Nala I & II,10 m and 14.5 m; Dhobinipur Jharan, Duranagar Kulo, Dalai Kulo and Patabhar Kulo, each 10 m)
  • preparation of drawings, cost estimates
  • preparation of bidding documents for ICB and LCB
  • assistance to procurement of works
  • assist and advise the project for construction supervision and quality control of irrigation, river training, road and bridge works by LCB and ICB contracts as per FIDIC 4.

Community Groundwater Irrigation Sector Project

Client: Department of Irrigation
Funding Agency: Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA)
Period: August 1998 to April 2006
Consulting Association: Canadian Centre for International Studies and Co-operation (CECI), GEOCE Consultants (P) Ltd
Approx. Value of Services: CECI- US$ 2.4 million, GEOCE- NRs 10 million
Professional Staff Input: International National (200) and National (164) person months

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.

Salient Details:

The main objective of the project was 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 covers 12 districts in the Tarai of Central and Eastern Development Regions. It will provide irrigation facilities to an additional 60,000 ha of land and benefit 657,000 people of 110,000 households of which 50 % live below the poverty line. 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.  Project Cost was US $ 42.8 million.

The scope of services consisted of preparation and implementation of Management Plan for institutional strengthening and capacity building of different units of the project viz. Project Management Unit, Environmental Unit, Groundwater Field Offices, Technology Transfer Centre and Training Unit, Shallow Tubewell Development Section.

The details of services comprised of

  • Farmer needs assessment among STW farmers in the Project area and assist in the planning of the irrigated agriculture research programs to be undertaken by Nepal Agriculture Research Centre;
  • Design and planning of activities to demonstrate improved irrigated agricultural techniques and crops to farmers and to motivate and training them to adoption of new approaches;
  • Development of an integrated pest management (program, including appropriate training courses for farmers and agricultural workers;
  • Preparation of the training programs including planning and co-ordination of the field training and the overseas tours,
  • Conduct training to Department of Irrigation, Department of Agriculture, Nepal Rastra Bank (NRB), PFI and NGO Staffs;
  • Planning and design of small technology transfer training to STW drillers and pump maintenance and repair mechanics;
  • Monitoring and evaluation of the impact and effectiveness of the various trainings;
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Irrigation Development Project-Mid Western Development Region

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Client: Department of Irrigation
Funding Agency: European Commission
Period: January 1998 to July 2002
Consulting Association: GITEC Consult GmbH, GEOCE Consultants (P) Ltd
Approx. Value of Services: GITEC- US$ 2.1 million, GEOCE- NRs 58.28 million
Professional Staff Input: International National (132) and National (829) person months

Salient Details:

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.

Main scope of work included:

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 details of services comprised of

  • Preparation of inventory for potential irrigation resources;
  • Development of participatory scheme development and programme process;
  • Feasibility studies, detailed design and construction supervision of surface and groundwater irrigation sub-projects and related infrastructures (e.g. farm to market roads);
  • Quality assurance and quality control in construction;
  • Water management;
  • Agriculture support and extension;
  • Monitoring and evaluation;
  • Environmental impact assessment, conservation and protection;
  • Institutional development of community based organizations such as water users groups, forest users groups, non-formal education groups etc.;
  • Training to the beneficiaries in various aspects of community development, implementation of development programmes such as irrigation system, farm roads,  agriculture development programmes, community forest etc.; and
  • Training to staff of Department of Irrigation, Department of Agriculture and NGOs in their respective fields.
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Detailed Study for the Preparation of River Training Master Plan of West Rapti River, Banke

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Client: Department of Water Induced Disaster Prevention
Funding Agency: Government of Nepal
Period: June 2007 to May 2009
Consulting Association: PRECAR-GEOCE JV
Approx. Value of Services: NRs 2.03 million, GEOCE- NRs 0.8 million
Professional Staff Input: National (14) person months

Salient Details:

Preparation of master plan of river training works of West Rapti River from Agaiya (East West Rapti) to Indo-Nepal Border.

The scope of services include

  • Cross-sectional and longitudinal surveys of the West Rapti River from Agaiya to the foot of the hill up to the Indo-Nepal border (42 km) indicating existing river training works, damages caused by the river and spots prone to river bank retreat and inundation in future;
  • River-layout survey, Bench-Mark survey and Flood-mark survey simultaneously;
  • Bed sediment survey of the whole river reach at sample locations representing the bed sediment pattern;
  • Socio-economic impact assessment due to floods and erosions in the past 10 years by adopting RRA and PRA methodologies and identified required parameters for IEE study as per Environmental Regulation 2054;
  • Preparation of appropriate structural as well as non-structural flood mitigation measures such as watershed management, river control and community development components;
  • Socio-economic and river morphological impact assessment of the proposed flood mitigation plan and quantified the outcome;
  • Hydraulic and hydrologic analysis using 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 and cost estimates of river control works  for the given river stretch West Rapti River;
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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

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Client: Department of Irrigation
Funding Agency: Asian Development Bank
Period: July 2009 to December 2010
Consulting Association: GITEC – PRECAR- EAST – GEOCE JV
Approx. Value of Services: Total- NRs 19 million
Professional Staff Input: National (117) person months

Salient Details:

The Project has two components:(i) participatory irrigated agriculture development for farmer-managed irrigation systems (FMIS) comprising  improvement of agriculture productivity and sustainability of about 210 existing FMIS (covering 34,000 ha command area) suffering from low productivity and high poverty incidence, and thus enhance the livelihood of about 270,000 poor men and women including ethnic minorities and dalit living in the project area; and (ii) institutional strengthening and project management (ISPM) component to culminate in operation of mechanisms for improved service delivery to develop productive and sustainable FMIS through further improved irrigation policies, regulations, and plans; strengthened Department of Irrigation (DOI) (in terms of human resources and management capacity), Department of Agriculture (DOA), local governance institutions (LGIs), and WUAs; and enhanced institutional linkages to deliver services in coordination with NGOs and the private sector. The project covered 35 districts of Central and Eastern Regions. The project cost is US$ 22 M.

The scope of work included Feasibility study and preparation of Sub-project Preparation Report (SPPR) of following 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). SPPR is a feasibility level study by using GPS tracking field survey. IEE Report and Resettlement Plan were carried out in accordance with Safeguard Policy Statement (SPS) of Asian Development Bank.

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Name of Sub-project

Location

C A in ha

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Name of Sub-project

Location

C A in ha

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Name of Sub-project

Location

C A in ha

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Hattisar

Terahthum

76

15

Dobhan ISP

Okhaldunga

81

29

Diwalitole

Makwanpur

25

2

Hinguwa

Terahthum

83

16

Haribole

Okhaldunga

44

30

Ghoptebhir

Ramechhap

31

3

Bajrahi Guthi

Saptari

216

17

Kampek

Solukhumbu

61

31

Milti khola

Ramechap

39

4

Balan

Saptari

206

18

Charchare

Solukhumbu

64

32

Betegauda

Rasuwa

59

5

Mainawati

Siraha

304

19

Bagaiya Jamuni

Bara

217

33

Lamasoti Kundale

Rasuwa

32

6

Saraswoti

Khola

Siraha

201

20

Manikarnika-gahat

Bhaktapur

25

34

Lohiniya

Rautahat

200

7

Nagin Sarkari Kulo

Panchthar

101

21

Champawoti

Bhaktapur

25

35

Gaindatar

Rautahat

254

8

Labung Lewa

Panchthar

77

22

Niurenipani

Chitwan

69

36

Parwanipur Kalinjor

Sarlahi

395

9

Khahare Chuwabote

Taplejung

25

23

Riutamtagaghar

Chitwan

122

37

Banke Baba

Sarlahi

269

10

Unnat Katunje

Taplejung

39

24

Kamichaur

Dolakha

25

38

Tari

Sindhuli

32

11

Janta Kulo

Sankhuwas-abha

91

25

Srabesi

Dolakha

25

39

Bhaluwahi Barikulo

Sindhuli

270

12

Sahutar

Sankhuwasabha

31

26

Koirale Khola

Kathmandu

25

40

Thaljing Budepa

Sindhupalchok

48

13

Gaunfark

Khotang

109

27

Mahankal

Kathmandu

50

41

Ripini Dhotar

Sindhupalchok

32

14

Mewa Khola

Khotang

47

28

Motipur

Makwanpur

74

42

Vilwa Jamuni

Bara

876

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

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Client: Department of Irrigation
Funding Agency: Government of Nepal
Period: February 2012 to July 2013
Consulting Association: PRECAR- GEOCE JV
Approx. Value of Services: Total- NRs 7.01 million, GEOCE’s part- NRs 2.82 million
Professional Staff Input: National (64) person months

Salient Details:

Detail survey 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.

Main scope of work included:

  • Preparation of layout plan of the secondary and lower order canals to a level that enable water delivery to a block of 28 ha overlay the whole planning of such irrigation system on the topographical map.
  • Collection of information of existing irrigation schemes from secondary sources and from field.
  • Collection of socio-economic and agricultural data from secondary sources and from the field.
  • Collection of geological data from secondary sources and from the field.
  • Collection of hydro-meteorological data and assess irrigation water requirement for the Project Area.
  • Proposed suitable cropping patterns for the Project Area for with project condition.
  • Preparation of Irrigation system plan of the Project Area considering the available water in Rapti River and Mahakali River and the water requirement for Left Command Area.
  • Detailed survey of canal networks for command area development works of Chandani-Dodhara canal command.
  • Optimize canal system plan to the tune of available water to be optimally diverted from Rapti River towards the command area in the right bank of Rapti River.
  • Detailed design of canal system including canal and drainage structures and command area development works.
  • Preparation of drainage development plan and design field, tertiary as well as secondary level drainage systems including associated structures, outfall to natural stream and protection works where found necessary.
  • Preparation of detailed design drawings and cost estimates.
  • Preparation of implementation plan of canal system.
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Detailed Survey, Design and Estimate of Dodhara-Chandani Area of Mahakali Irrigation Stage III Area

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Client: Department of Irrigation
Funding Agency: Government of Nepal
Period: April 2012 to January 2014
Consulting Association: PRECAR- GEOCE JV
Approx. Value of Services: Total- NRs 3.77 million, GEOCE’s part- NRs 1.51 million
Professional Staff Input: National (64) person months

Salient Details:

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

The Mahakali River in the east and the Jogbudha River in the west and south form the boundaries of the command area. Typically, the command area is north-south treading – about 16 km long and 2.4 km wide. The net command area is 3,510 ha excluding about 470 ha between Jogbudha and Indo-Nepal border outside the reach of Dodhara-Chandani Main Canal (DCMC). Long siphons are required; making the irrigation development for 450 ha areas uneconomical.

Main scope of work included:

  • Preparation of layout plan of the secondary and lower order canals to a level that enable water delivery to a block of 28 ha overlay the whole planning of such irrigation system on the topographical map.
  • Collection of information of existing irrigation schemes from secondary sources and from field.
  • Collection of socio-economic and agricultural data from secondary sources and from the field.
  • Collection of geological data from secondary sources and from the field.
  • Collection of hydro-meteorological data and assess irrigation water requirement for the Project Area.
  • Proposed suitable cropping patterns for the Project Area for with project condition.
  • Preparation of Irrigation system plan of the Project Area considering the available water in Sharada Canal and Mahakali River and the water requirement for Command Area.
  • Detailed survey of canal networks for command area development works of Chandani-Dodhara canal command.
  • Optimize canal system plan to the tune of available water to be optimally diverted from Sharada Canal, India towards the command area in the left bank of Sharada Canal.
  • Detailed design of canal system including canal and drainage structures and command area development works, which comprised design of main canal-35 km, branch canal-44 km,  structures -1710 nos. including main, branch and tertiaries canals; main structures: C/D works-36 nos., field outlet-877 nos; shallow tube well development- 26 nos; drain escape- 10 nos; road pipe culvert-10 nos; double barrel VRB-18 nos; single barrel VRB for secondary canals- 45 nos; single barrel VRB for tertiary canals-107 nos; drop structures for DCMC-10 nos; drop structures for secondary canals- 36 nos; drop structures for tertiary canals-143 nos; drop cum double barrel VRB for DCMC- 9 nos; drop cum single barrel VRB for secondary canals – 12 nos; drop cum single barrel VRB for tertiary canals- 40 nos; aqueducts- 4 nos., HP siphon- 3 nos; head regulators and cross regulators -11 nos., gate keeper house 1 no, WUA building 1 no, O&M building 1 no. and Irish bridge- 2 nos.
  • Design of Jogbudha river training work, 36.4 km
  • Preparation of detailed design drawings and cost estimates.
  • Preparation of implementation plan of canal system.
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Program Management and Implementation Consultant (PMISC), Small Irrigation Programme, Phase – I

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Client: Department of Local Infrastructure Development & Agricultural Roads/SDC
Funding Agency: Swiss Agency for Development & Cooperation (SDC)
Period: March, 2015 to March, 2019
Consulting Association: JV of GEOCE Consultants (P) Ltd, Total Management Services Pvt Ltd & Aviyaan Approx. Value of Services: Total- CHR 936,440, GEOCE’s part-CHR 374,576
Professional Staff Input: International (5) and National (1188) person months

Salient Details

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Program management and implementation of Small Irrigation Program to develop or improve approximately 15,000 ha command area in about 1,800 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 overall expected impact of the programme is to increase agriculture income of the rural poor. Productivity will be measured through (i) yields of major crops increased by at least 30% in project areas, and (ii) cropping intensity in irrigated areas increased by at least 30%. The programme will also offer optimal ‘backward and forward linkages’ to farmers accessing agricultural support services for extension, agriculture inputs and linkage to agriculture production value chains. This will be done through synergy with the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) funded Nepal Agricultural Services Development Programme (NASDP) and Nepal Agriculture Market Development Programme (NAMDP).

The program will provide support for

  1. Rehabilitation of existing and construction of surface water irrigation schemes,
  2. Construction of water storage irrigation schemes,
  3. Construction of small lift irrigation schemes,
  4. Non-conventional irrigational development,
  5. Institutional strengthening and capacity building of both the executing agency as well as WUAs.
  6. Empowerment of Water User Associations for irrigation system management, and
  7. Improved agricultural practices

The Program cost is CHR 16.946 million.