We work on Irrigation Infrastructure Development
Dhakmar ISP, Mustang
Sustanable Irrigation Infrastructure Development
Lohardabre ISP, Dang
Ground Water for Conjunctive Water use
Daiji Deep Tubewell, Kanchanpur
Irrigation Infrastructure Development
Bahun Dada ISP, Dang
Jhuleni to Rangagaun ISP Dolpa
We Contribute for Round the Year Irrigation
Subeda Tallo Jhula ISP, Bajhang
Socio-Economic Development and environmental protection
Mass meeting with WUA during IDP preparation, Malarani Sahare (KBIRD) ISP, Surkhet
Hill Irrigation for life line
Bhairabnath ISP

Irrigation and Water Resources Management Project (IWRMP) has been initiated with the aim of supporting the national goal of poverty reduction and to develop Nepalese irrigated agriculture through irrigation development and management with the financial assistance of the World Bank (WB) including financed by the Government of Nepal (GON) and contribution from Water User’s Associations (WUAs).

In this context, the World Bank and the Government of Nepal had signed an agreement for the original scope (OS) of Irrigation and Water Resources Management Project (IWRMP-OS) on January 31st 2008. The cost of the project being US$ 65 million, out of which US$ 50 million was grant assistance from the Bank and the remaining US$ 10 million and US$ 5 million were contributed by GoN and WUAs respectively. The original phase of the project ended on 30th June, 2016.

Further, the World Bank (WB) and the Government of Nepal signed an agreement for the Additional Financing (AF) of Irrigation and Water Resources Management Project (IWRMP-AF) starting on March 31, 2014 and ending on June 30, 2018. The total project cost is US$ 58.10 million, out of which WB share is US$ 50 (Loan $ 30 M: Grant $ 20M) and the remaining US$ 5.0 M and US$ 3.10 M are contributed by GoN and Water Users Associations (WUAs) respectively.


The Project Development Objective (PDO) of both phase of the project is “to improve irrigated agriculture productivity and management of selected irrigation schemes, and enhance institutional capacity for integrated water resource management.”

The projects (IWRMP-OS and IWRMP-AF) have four components:

Component A: Irrigation Infrastructure Development and Improvement

Component B: Irrigation Management Transfer Reform

Component C: Institutional and Policy Support for Improved Water Management (Implementing under WECS)

Component D: Integrated Crop and Water Management (Implementing under Ministry of Agriculture Development)