Implementation through Project Coordination Unit PCU under Ministry of Energy and Water has six regional offices throughout the country with Technical assistant of FAO.
• To improve access to irrigation in targeted areas • Strengthen the capacity to plan and manage dams more safely • To plan and implement water resources management and development at the basin-level and nationally
Likelihood of achieving the PDO and implementation progress are rated moderately satisfactory. The following is a summary of the progress in the implementation of each component:
The Government of Afghanistan (GoA) through the Ministry of Energy and Water (MEW) is implementing the Irrigation Restoration and Development Project (IRDP) with assistance from the World Bank (WB). The initial cost of IRDP was 148.7 million USD. The project became effective on June 15, 2011, and the current closing date is December 31, 2017. Due to its successful implementation, World Bank and ARTF decided that IRDP will be restructured with the additional financing of US$70 million in June 2016 with an extension of the closing date to December 31, 2019. Accordingly, the IRDP is nationwide large project across the entire country of Afghanistan and implementing through Project Coordination Unit (PCU) with the Technical Assistant of FAO.
Ministry of Energy and Water Irrigation Restoration & Development Project (IRDP-AFG)