Time and Cost Performance Status of Sikta Irrigation Contract

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Anjay Kumar Mishra
Prakash Yadav
Aithal P. S.


Purpose: The government of Nepal (GoN) is implementing many small, medium, and large types of Irrigation Projects. Sikta Irrigation Project (SIP) is the National Pride Project implemented by the GoN. The command area of the project has 42766.00 ha and beneficiaries of the project have 46715 households consisting of 449588 population of  Banke district.  The paper aims to assess the contract performance in terms of the Time and Cost of the Sikta Irrigation Project, Banke, Nepal.

Design/Methodology/Approach: Using secondary data of contract, content Analysis of Project documents review and Key Informant Interviews were used for assessing the contract performance.

Findings/Result: Sikta Irrigation Project has a total of 52 contracts out of which consider for study based on documentation, only 18 contracts completed based on schedule time whereas 16 contracts behind schedule. However, 16 contracts are still on going far behind the schedule and one contract terminated. The actual expenditure of the project has 16.26 billion (64.90% of estimated cost) and the allocated budget was 18.26 billion (72.99% of estimated cost) whereas the estimated cost has 25.032 billion. It indicates that the progress of the project was 64.90% and fails to complete the scheduled time 2076/077. The client should prepare the project well before implementation with proper planning, designing, and detailed study from the beginning.

Originality/Value: It is empirical research to assure the project performance based on lessons from Sikta Irrigation Project.

Paper Type: Analytical Policy Research


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Anjay Kumar Mishra, Prakash Yadav, & Aithal P. S. (2021). Time and Cost Performance Status of Sikta Irrigation Contract. International Journal of Management, Technology and Social Sciences (IJMTS), 6(1), 286–305. https://doi.org/10.47992/IJMTS.2581.6012.0145

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