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Katmandu, Nepal, June 30, 2015

Aim Texas Trading, LLC Overseas Management Group has attended to the tender for consultancy services for Technical Assistance to the Department of Irrigation for IWRMP Component- A Irrigation Infrastructure Development and Improvement in association with Birat Infrastructure Development (a Nepali Consultant – associate partner).

The World Bank has had a long-standing role in the development of Nepal’s irrigation and water resources sector. In order to continue this role, the World Bank and The Government of Nepal have signed the agreement of Irrigation and Water Resources Management Project (IWRMP) on the 31st January, 2008.

The first phase of the agreement ended on June 30, 2013 and extension of one year till June 30, 2014 was done. In December 2012, the GoN requested to the World Bank to provide an additional financing of US$50 million in order to complete the original commitment of rehabilitation and internalize, institutionalize and replicate the gains made so far in both irrigation water management and agricultural practices. As a result Additional Financing of the Project signed with a closing date of June 30, 2018, with a credit support of US$ 30 million and Grant support of US$ 20 million.

IWRMP consists of four components as follows;

(A) Irrigation Infrastructure Development and Improvement
(B) Irrigation Management Transfer
(C) Institution and Policy Support for Improved Water Management
(D) Integrated Crop and Water Management

The objective of the Irrigation Infrastructure Development and Improvement (Component-A) is to improve irrigation water service delivery in selected schemes in the 40 districts of the western regions and to expand and improve groundwater irrigation in the Terai. The initial scope of the IWRMP is the improvement and development of about 168 FMIS and 60 deep tube-well (DTW) groundwater schemes covering 26,392 ha and 2,100 ha, respectively.

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