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WSIP Projects


Sindh Water Sector Improvement Project (WSIP) is a World Bank funded Project with an estimated cost of US $ 175 million. The project aims to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of irrigation water distribution in three Area Water Boards (AWBs) i.e. Ghotki Feeder Area Water Board, Nara Canal Area Water Board and Left Bank Canal Area Water Board, particularly with respect to measures of reliability, equity and user satisfaction. Three Area Water Boards cover the districts of Ghotki, Sukkur, Khairpur, Sanghar, Mirpurkhas, Umerkot, Tando Muhammad Khan, Hyderabad and Badin.

The project targets are: (i) Rehabilitation and Improvement of 07 Main Canals, 28 Branch Canals, and 173 Distributaries / Minors; (ii) improvement of drainage in 200,000 hectares of farmland managed by FOs; (iii) conducting detailed diagnostic feasibility studies for Guddu & Sukkur Barrages; (iv) preparation of Regional Master Plan to address the floods and drainage issues of left side of Indus River, including LBOD system and designing measures for improvement of the Indus delta and the coastal zone; and (v) Institutional Strengthening & Capacity Building for SIDA/AWBs/FOs.

The Planning & Development Department is responsible for overall project management, monitoring and coordination, through Project Coordination and Monitoring Unit (PCMU) assisted by Consultants. Sindh Irrigation & Drainage Authority (SIDA) is the lead implementing agency with support of AWBs, Farmers Organizations (FOs), Irrigation Department, Govt. of Sindh; Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of United Nations; and Transparency International Pakistan (TIP). The closing date of the Project is 28th February, 2015.