Conducting Socio-Economic Survey for Amu Bukhara Irrigation System Rehabilitation Project TA 7917–UZB, ADB PPTA

Title of task:

Conducting Socio-Economic Survey for Amu Bukhara Irrigation System Rehabilitation Project TA 7917–UZB, ADB PPTA

Country: Uzbekistan

Location within country: Bukhara Province

Name of client:

Asian Development Bank (ADB)

Implementation period(month/year):

October 15, 2012 - December 31, 2012

Name of senior professional staff of your firm involved and functions performed (indicate most significant profiles such as Project Director/Coordinator, Team Leader):

Madina Khalmirzaeva – Team Leader Azamat Halbaev – Project Coordinator

Project description:

Amu-Bakhara Magistral Canal (ABMC) supplying water to more than 285,000 ha of the irrigated lands for domestic and industrial needs of Bukhara region requires considerable modernization, as it exceeded its economic life span. Amu-Bakhara Irrigation System Rehabilitation Project aims to rehabilitate the prioritized components of main irrigation system, i.e. provide the state-of-the-art technologies and equipment to ensure efficient operation of the irrigation scheme including four main pump stations. The modernization of ABIS’s pump stations will result in reduced O&M costs, enhanced efficiency of water use and services, and reduced water and energy consumption. Socioeconomic assessment was carried out to ensure that the Project has in general positive social benefits and, if there are any negative effects, they are not distributed disproportionately on the poor and vulnerable groups of population. Where potential negative effects are available, the Project includes measures to avoid, minimize and mitigate them at reasonable level.