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The project will assist the government's efforts in the rehabilitation of irrigation and road infrastructure damaged by the severe flooding affected the roads, bridges, dams, canals and irrigation structures in northern Afghanistan in the month of March to June 2014. The project was awarded and signed the agreement on 3rd November 2014 for the period of three years. The funds are allotted from Asian Development Bank (ADB) Special Funds (SF) resources ($40 Million) & Afghanistan Infrastructure Trust Fund (AITF) $16.66 Million.
It will assist the rehabilitation of selected:
1. Small-Scale irrigation and rural road infrastructure in 15 worst-affected provinces based on the damage and needs assessment (DNA) undertaken by the Ministry of Rural Rehabilitation and Development (MRRD): MRRD as implementing agency, will manage the project process to support the rehabilitation of (i) traditional irrigation infrastructure such as canals, intakes, small dams, culverts and rehabilitate or construct new retaining walls as required to protect damaged lands from further erosion and (ii) local bridges and roads.
2. Larger-Scale irrigation system infrastructure in three provinces based on the DNA undertaken by the Ministry of Energy and Water (MEW): MEW, as implementing agency, will manage the project process to support the rehabilitation of formal irrigation infrastructures such as canals, spillways, weirs and intakes identified by MEW in the provinces of Balkh, Jowzjan and Samangan, as requiring repairs or reconstruction.
The project is to deploy of Mobile Village Development Teams (MVDTs) in the villages to mobilization process is a development approach taking into consideration the absolute need of a continuous dialogue between the government services and the villagers as well as considering the sparse base of human resource at district level.
€20.5 Million for 5 years from 2004-2008, funded by the European Union and managed by GTZ International Services (GTZ IS).
The goal is “to contribute to the reduction of poverty and facilitate the change from an opium-based economy to an alternative economic and social system”. This is to accomplish by using an implementation strategy based on three main components: (1) the identification and implementation of community/village development activities with special focus on alternative income earning enterprises and associated infrastructure; (2) Capacity Building of village/community organizations, district and provincial administration to assist them to prepare and implement their own development plans; (3) Policy advice to central government and international organizations.