September 22, 2022
On September 21, the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) signed a grant agreement with the Government of Nepal in Kathmandu to provide grant aid of up to 2.256 billion yen for the Project for the Rehabilitation of Irrigation System in Eastern Terai Area.
This project aims to secure the stable supply and efficient use of irrigation water by rehabilitating existing irrigation facilities in the eastern part of the Terai Plain, which accounts for approximately 80% of the total irrigated area in Nepal. This project is expected to improve agricultural productivity in the target area, contributing to SDGs (Sustainable Development Goals) Goals 1 (No poverty) and 2 (Zero hunger).
Details for the project are provided below.
|Project title||The Project for the Rehabilitation of Irrigation System in Eastern Terai Area|
|Planned implementation period||47 months, including detailed design work and the bidding period|
|Executing agency||Ministry of Energy, Water Resources and Irrigation, Government of Nepal|
|Target region, facilities||Saptari District, Madhesh Province|
|Specific project details (provisional)||①Facilities
Rehabilitation of 8 canal siphons, 9 cross drainage facilities, and 15 canal crossing bridges
Detailed design work, bidding assistance, construction supervision, guidance for facility operation, and maintenance of the irrigation canal siphons etc.