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Act No. 2 of 1965 as made
An Act relating to the Indus Basin Development Fund Supplemental Agreement.
Administered by: Foreign Affairs and Trade
Date of Assent 02 Apr 1965
Date of repeal 23 Mar 2006
Repealed by Statute Law Revision Act 2006

Indus Basin Development Fund Supplemental Agreement

No. 2 of 1965

An Act relating to the Indus Basin Development Fund Supplemental Agreement.

[Assented to 2 April, 1965]

BE it enacted by the Queen’s Most Excellent Majesty, the Senate, and the House of Representatives of the Commonwealth of Australia, as follows:—

Short title.

1.  This Act may be cited as the Indus Basin Development Fund Supplemental Agreement Act 1965.

Commencement.

2.  This Act shall be deemed to have come into operation on the first day of October, One thousand nine hundred and sixty-four.

Definition.

3.  In this Act, “the Supplemental Agreement” means The Indus Basin Development Fund (Supplemental) Agreement, 1964, being the agreement a copy of which is set out in the Schedule to this Act.

Appropriation.

4.  The amounts required from time to time for the purpose of the making of payments in respect of Australia’s contribution under the Supplemental Agreement to the Indus Basin Development Fund are payable out of the Consolidated Revenue Fund, and the appropriation made by section 3 of the Indus Basin Development Fund Agreement Act 1960 extends to payments made in respect of that contribution.


 

Section 3.                                            THE SCHEDULE

THE INDUS BASIN

DEVELOPMENT FUND (SUPPLEMENTAL)

AGREEMENT, 1964

AGREEMENT between the Governments of the Commonwealth of Australia (Australia), Canada (Canada), the Federal Republic of Germany (Germany), New Zealand (New Zealand), Pakistan (Pakistan), the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (United Kingdom) and the United States of America (United States) and the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (the Bank).

Whereas on the 19th day of September, 1960, Australia, Canada, Germany, New Zealand, Pakistan, the United Kingdom, the United States and the Bank entered into The Indus Basin Development Fund Agreement, 1960 (being hereinafter called the “1960 Agreement” and the parties thereto being hereinafter collectively called the “Parties”) providing for the creation and administration of, and contributions to, the Indus Basin Development Fund (hereinafter called the “Fund”);

And Whereas in the 1960 Agreement the Parties agreed to make certain contributions to the Fund on the terms and conditions therein set forth;

And Whereas the Parties have agreed to make additional contributions to the Fund on the terms and conditions and for the purposes hereinafter in this Agreement set forth;

Now Therefore, the Parties hereby agree as follows:

ARTICLE I

Effect of this Agreement

Section 1.01. The arrangements set out in this Agreement are accepted by Pakistan and by the other Parties hereto as a full and complete discharge of all obligations, whether legal or moral, expressed or implied, of the said other Parties under the 1960 Agreement.

Section 1.02. To the extent that the following provisions of this Agreement are inconsistent with the provisions of the 1960 Agreement the provisions hereof shall prevail and the 1960 Agreement shall henceforth be read and construed as having been modified and superseded by the provisions of this Agreement, but shall in all other respects remain in full force and effect.

ARTICLE II

Increase in Non-Rupee Contributions

Section 2.01. Each of the following Parties undertakes, subject to such parliamentary or congressional action as may be necessary, to make a supplemental contribution to the Fund of the nature and in the amount specified opposite its name below:

 

 

Grant

Contributions Repayable by Pakistan

Australia........................

£A

4,669,643

 

Canada..........................

Can $

16,810,794

 

Germany.......................

DM

80,400,000

 

New Zealand.................

£NZ

503,434

 

United Kingdom............

£

13,978,571

 

United States.................

US $

118,590,000

US $ 51,220,000

Bank..............................

 

 

US $ 58,540,000

(in various currencies)

Section 2.02. The supplemental contribution of New Zealand shall be payable in the amount of £NZ 41,953 in each half-year, commencing October 1, 1964.

Section 2.03. The United States supplemental loan contribution will be in the form of the proceeds of a U.S. dollar loan to Pakistan on terms to be agreed between Pakistan and the United States.

Section 2.04. The supplemental Bank contribution will be in the form of the proceeds of a loan in various non-rupee currencies to Pakistan from the Bank or of a credit in various non-rupee currencies to Pakistan from the International Development Association (the Association), or of both, as may be determined between the Bank and the Association. To the extent that the supplemental Bank contribution is in the form of the proceeds of a credit from the Association, such credit shall, for the purpose of this Agreement and the 1960 Agreement, be deemed to be a Bank loan.

Section 2.05. The supplemental contributions of Australia, Canada, Germany, the United Kingdom, the United States and the Bank shall be payable in the same proportions among them, and in the same proportions between grants and loans, and


 

The Schedule—continued

shall be governed by the same provisions of the 1960 Agreement, as their original contributions under the 1960 Agreement, except as may be otherwise provided in this Agreement.

ARTICLE III

Increase in Rupee Contributions

Section 3.01. The Bank, as Administrator of the Fund (the Administrator) shall make no further purchases of Pakistan rupees (rupees) pursuant to Section 3.03 (b) (ii) or Section 4.03 of the 1960 Agreement.

Section 3.02. Pakistan undertakes to pay to the Fund in accordance with the provisions of Section 3.01 of the 1960 Agreement (whether by use, in agreement with the United States, of United States counterpart funds, or from Pakistan’s own resources) all such amounts of rupees, determined by the Administrator in accordance with Section 3.05 of the 1960 Agreement, as will be required to meet, by disbursements from the Fund, the rupee portion of the costs referred to in Section 4.01 (a) of this Agreement, to the extent that such costs are not covered by (i) the rupees payable, or treated as payable, pursuant to Section 3.03 (a) of the 1960 Agreement and (ii) the rupees payable pursuant to Section 3.03 (b) (i) of the 1960 Agreement on account of the United States rupee contribution under Section 2.03 of the 1960 Agreement, until that contribution has been fully called up for payment.

ARTICLE IV

Disposition of the Fund

Section 4.01. (a) Subject to the provisions of Section 4.03 of this Agreement, the assets of the Fund, as augmented by the supplemental contributions herein provided for, shall be applied first to: (i) the cost of goods required to construct the Dam and Related Works on the Jhelum River as set forth in 2A (1) of Annexure D to the 1960 Agreement; (ii) the cost of goods required to construct the Link Canals, Barrages and Other Works as set forth in 2B, 2C and 2E of said Annexure as already modified by agreement between Pakistan and the Administrator with the approval of the Parties; (iii) overhead and engineering costs related to (i) and (ii) above; and (iv) expenses incurred by the Administrator solely because of services rendered under the 1960 Agreement and this Agreement; provided, however, that the above schedule of works may be amended by agreement between Pakistan and the Administrator for reasons of economy or sound engineering practice.

(b) In addition, the costs, including the rupee costs, of the Study hereinafter referred to in Section 5.01 of this Agreement shall be met from the non-rupee assets of the Fund.

Section 4.02. After the costs and expenses referred to in Section 4.01 (a) and (b) above have been provided for any balance of the non-rupee assets remaining in or payable to the Fund, together with any uncalled amounts of the non-rupee contributions provided for in the 1960 Agreement, as augmented by this Agreement, will be disbursed, in accordance with procedures to be agreed between Pakistan and the Bank, to be used by Pakistan as required to meet non-rupee costs of the Tarbela project (if Pakistan and the Bank agree that Tarbela is justified on the basis of the report hereinafter referred to in Section 5.01 of this Agreement), or, otherwise, of some other development project or projects in the water and power sector in West Pakistan, to be agreed between Pakistan and the Bank on the basis of the Study referred to in said Section 5.01.

Section 4.03. Similarly, any amounts in or retainable for the Special Reserve under the provisions of Section 4.01 of the 1960 Agreement not required for payments by the Administrator to India pursuant to Section 4.02 thereof shall be applied towards the costs referred to in Section 4.01 (a) above not covered by the non-rupee resources of the Fund as augmented by this Agreement, and to the extent not so applied shall be treated in the same manner as the balance referred to in Section 4.02 above. Income from investments of the Special Reserve shall hereafter be added to the principal thereof.

ARTICLE V

Study of the Water and Power Resources of West Pakistan

Section 5.01. The Administrator shall organize and administer a Study of the water and power resources of West Pakistan which would provide the Government of Pakistan with a basis for development planning in the water and power sectors of the economy within the context of their successive Five Year Plans. It is intended that this Study will be completed within two years from the date of its commencement. The first objective of the Study will be the completion of a report covering the technical feasibility, the construction cost and the economic return of a dam on the Indus at Tarbela. The Administrator will use its best endeavours to ensure that this report will be completed by the end of 1964.


 

The Schedule—continued

Section 5.02. The financing by the Fund of the Study shall not constitute or imply any commitment by the Parties to participate in any financing of any development project arising out of the Study, other than as provided in Section 4.02 of this Agreement.

ARTICLE VI

Signature and Entry into Force

Section 6.01. This Agreement shall be open for signature on behalf of the Parties until April 8, 1964, or such later date as may be fixed by the Administrator.

Section 6.02. This Agreement shall come into force and effect and shall become binding upon each of the Parties on the date, but not before the date, when it has been signed on behalf of all the Parties. The Bank shall promptly after such date notify each of the other Parties and shall transmit to each of them certified copies, showing signatories and dates of signature.

ARTICLE VII

Title

Section 7.01. This Agreement may be cited as “The Indus Basin Development Fund (Supplemental) Agreement, 1964”.

Done at Washington in a single original, which shall remain deposited in the Archives of the Bank.

(Here follow signatures on behalf of the following parties to the Agreement:—the Governments of the Commonwealth of Australia, Canada, Federal Republic of Germany, New Zealand, Pakistan, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland. United States of America and the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development.)