Sindh Water and Agriculture Transformation Project (SWAT) (ESMF)
Sindh Water and Agriculture Transformation (SWAT) is the proposed project by the Government of Sindh for the World Bank funding. The objective of the SWAT is to boost the rural economy and promote sound water resources management for agricultural development, economic growth, and environmental sustainability. The SWAT supports a series of investments to increase agricultural productivity in selected Farmer Organizations of three Area Water Boards of Ghotki, Nara and Left Bank Canals and improve the institutional framework for water resources management and rehabilitation of the Akram Wah Canal. The Project Coordination & Monitoring Unit (PCMU) of the Planning and Development (P&D) Department is preparing the project in coordination with the ‘Agriculture, Supply and Prices Department’ and ‘Irrigation Department’ supported by SIDA.
A team of environmental and social consultants are carrying out the environmental and social assessment of the SWAT and prepared a draft Environmental and Social Management Framework (ESMF). The draft ESMF is available from the following link for public review. As part of this study and in accordance with the World Bank Operational Policy 4.01, the Implementing Agencies of the SWAT are soliciting input and feedback from various stakeholders on the draft ESMF. The readers are requested to submit their comments to Mr. Abdul Basit Khan, Deputy Director Environment, PCMU (email: firstname.lastname@example.org) before 31st August 2021.