Project Coordination Meeting

The BIWRMD project team including team members from the project management unit and project implementation units of the Nari and Porali river basins participated in a project coordination meeting on October 30th. The team discussed the project implementation status, planning, processes and roles and responsibilities. The deputy project directors of the Nari and Porali river basins, Sikander Zehri and Shafi Muhammed Mengal, comprehensively discussed the implementation status, processes, challenges and way forward. The components’ focal person delivered presentations regarding the work plans and provided feedback on the implementation process. The interactive discussion, largely on irrigation, agriculture, forest, matching grants, social and environmental safeguards and gender based activities clarified the processes and the upcoming activities. The project director, Abdul Hameed Mengal responded to the queries by the PIU and PIU team members.

IDA-WBG Implementation Support Mission Visits PMU

PROJECT REVIEW MEETING:

The Mission of International Development Association of the World Bank Group (IDA-WBG) comprising Senior Water Resource Specialist, Sheikh Javed Ahmed; Environmental Specialist, Ms. Rahat Jabeen and Social Safeguards Specialist, Ms. Najam-us-Sahar reviewed the implementation status of the project activities with the PMU team on October 24-25, with reference to the actions agreed during the last Mission of August 2017. The participants discussed the implementation arrangements, challenges, opportunities, solutions and way forward. The specialists and the team briefed the Mission regarding the status of their areas and discussed the challenges and progress. The matching grants, social safeguards and environmental specialists and monitoring and evaluation specialist delivered presentations on the status of their components’ progress and discussed processes, challenges and upcoming activities with their counterparts in IDA. The Mission and project management provided component specific feedback. The Mission emphasized the need for expediting the pace of project implementation, through short team work planning to enable a decisive breakthrough in project implementation, while ensuring quality standards.