Background :
The Government of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan (GIRoA) has received a USD 303 million grant from the Asian Development Bank (ADB) to finance the Water Resources   Development Investment Program (WRDIP), which consists of three Tranches.  Tranche-2 of the facility will fund the rehabilitation and up-grade of the 74,300 ha Lower Kokcha Irrigation Scheme. The estimated value of the single ICB contract for the civil works is USD 70 million and the construction period is 36 months.