The implementation arrangements with roles and responsibilities of Project partners are defined in the approved Project documents i.e. Project Appraisal Document (PAD) and PC-I. These are summarized as under:
The Planning & Development Department
is responsible for project management, monitoring and coordination through establishment of Project Coordination and Monitoring Unit (PCMU) assisted by a group of Consultants for effective monitoring & evaluation/impacts & procurement and supervisions of consultancy services, works and goods of project.
The SIDA is primary lead implementing agency and responsible for procurement of major contracts under the Project; building capacity of FOs and providing post-Irrigation and Drainage Management Transfer Agreement (IDMTA) support; maintaining consolidated project accounts; preparation of the master plan for flood and drainage management on left bank of Indus river and plans for delta area and coastal zone.
The Area Water Boards (AWB’s) are responsible for implementing civil works for improvement of main and branch canals; entering into IDMTA with FOs; assisting FOs in identifying, preparing and implementing sub-projects for rehabilitation of distributary/minor canals; improvements of the drainage system of the project area.
Farmer’s Organizations (FOs) have a central role in project implementation and are eligible for project assistance for improving distributary/minor canals and would themselves carry out rehabilitation works costing up to US$100,000 under community contracts with AWBs.
Irrigation Department (ID) to carry out the feasibility studies for rehabilitation of barrages and coordinate in preparation of the master plan for the Indus left bank, delta and coastal zones.
The Transparency International Pakistan (TIP) has also been involved under the project as an observer, to ensure that the procurement process under the project carried out is in fair and transparent manner.