Consulting Services to Develop Master Plans for Pre – Identified Lagoons Cluster B: Jaffna Lagoon, Uppu Aru Lagoon and Thondamanaru Lagoon. Phase II Including Implementation and Construction Supervision.

Client : Ministry of Fisheries & Aquatic Resources Development and Rural Economy

The Government has identified the requirement to increase fish production in 5 (five) of the total of 18 selected lagoons and is keen to implement the requisite activities to enable these lagoons to make a significant contribution to the GDP through an increased production of fish as well as through other economic activities. Financial allocations have been provided for the year 2018, and activity plans have been prepared. Key infrastructural programs such as dredging, lagoon boundary demarcation, and conduct of bathymetric studies are already underway. The project needs to be based on the co-management process and sustainable development programming and should target the uplift of the social and economic conditions of the lagoon-based stakeholder communities. In the above context, the Ministry of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources Development (MFARD) seeks to obtain the services of qualified and competent consultancy firms to prepare Master Plans for the selected lagoons.

Public infrastructure development plan, Fisheries infrastructure development plan, Dredging/cleaning plan (if required), Aquaculture development plan, Annual stocking plan with species to be stocked, Integrated development plan for tourism and related activities, Integrated development plan for urban development related activities, Proposal for implementing effective Public Private Partnership (PPP) projects for selected lagoons which will include recommendation for maximum utilization of under-utilized resources, Proposals on alternative livelihood developments, Resettlement plan including physical and livelihood resettlements, Environment Impact Assessment (EIA)/Initial Environment Examination (IEE) reports including impact mitigation plan, Recommendation on project sustainability including community participation, community-based management, institutional arrangement etc. Recommendation for next stage of development including further actions to be undertaken (identification of future projects, programme ideas and detailed TOR for pre-feasibility and feasibility studies)