Lower Usuthu Smallholder Irrigation Study
- Reference: P-SZ-AAC-004
- Approval date: 22/05/2009
- Start date: 31/05/2011
- Appraisal Date: 01/02/2009
- Status: OngoingOnGo
- Implementing Agency: MINISTRY OF AGRICULTURE - CO-OPERATIVES
- Location: LOWER USUTHU
Component 1: Feasibility Studies "Sub-Component 1: Water Resources Development Studies oOutput1: Engineering feasibility study report for the extension of the main irrigation canal 51km to the south as well as secondary and tertiary systems for the irrigation of 5000ha of land. oOutput2: Water Master Plan and feasibility studies report for potable water supply and sanitation facilities, including pilot ecological sanitation units. "Sub-Component 2: oOutput 3: Environmental and Social Impact Assessment (ESIA) reports and plans (ESIA, Environment and Social Management Plan (ESMP), Comprehensive Mitigation Plan (CMP), Resettlement plan). oOutput 4: Chiefdom Development plans based on transformative participatory processes for the 3 chiefdoms in the project area. "Sub-Component 3: oOutput 5: Updated Financial and Economic Analyses Report of LUSIP and the Proposal for Funding Report. Component 2: Detailed Designs and Tender Document Preparation oOutput 6: Detailed design documents for irrigation infrastructure and potable water supply and sanitation facilities, including ecological sanitation on a pilot scale. oOutput 7: Tender documentation for irrigation infrastructure and for potable water supply and sanitation facilities, including ecological sanitation on a pilot scale.
Component 3: oOutput 8: Project Management Results (Procured Consultant Services, acquired vehicles, organized study validation work-shops and donors' conference and approved study reports).
1.Preparation of the feasibility studies, detailed designs and tender documents required for the implementation of the LUSIP II infrastructure investments; 2.Mobilisation of funds required for the implementation of LUSIP II infrastructure investments.
The sector goals, as expressed in the Swaziland 2007 PRSAP, include the reduction of poverty in Swaziland through the introduction of improved agricultural techniques in rural areas. The proposed study will assist the GoS in securing financing for the physical implementation of LUSIP Phase II and thereby in making progress towards the attainment of its sector goals.
The objectives of the study are the following:
(i) the preparation of documents required for the implementation of the LUSIP II infrastructure investments - these documents include the feasibility studies reports, the detailed designs, the proposal for funding and the tender documents and
(ii) the mobilisation of funds required for the implementation of LUSIP II infrastructure investments - this will be done mainly through the organization of a donors' conference at the end of the study.
EL SADANI SALEM Abdel-Kader - AWTF