Amu Bukhara Irrigation System (ABIS) Rehabilitation Project


The Amu Bukhara Irrigation System (ABIS) was built in the 1960s to supply water to over 285,000 ha of irrigated land, cities, settlements, and industries in Bukhara province. The system has been in operation far beyond its economic life. Its declining pump capacity and risk of catastrophic failure limit agricultural production and endanger rural livelihoods. The government attaches high priority to the sustained operation of ABIS and has already mobilized funds to rehabilitate small pump stations serving independent irrigation sub-areas.

Improvement of ABIS drainage facilities using the Government Amelioration Fund administered by the Ministry of Agriculture and Water Resources (MAWR) is also considered. However, major pump stations need to be upgraded and the main irrigation facilities rehabilitated to restore ABIS water delivery capacity and introduce effective water management.

The rehabilitation of Amu Bukhara Irrigation System—one of the largest pump irrigation schemes in the country—will increase the reliability, efficiency, and sustainability of irrigation water supply.

“InfoCapital Group” in association with “Lahmayer International” prepared an ABIS rehabilitation project, sector and systems assessments, detailed ABIS assessment, feasibility studies under the agreed scope, climate change risks and adaptation options assessment, climate change mitigation and clean development mechanism assessment, financial and economic assessment, resettlement, indigenous peoples, environmental assessments, institutional development, financial management assessment, social assessments, project packaging, projects packaging.


Client: ADB

Duration: 2012 – 2013