Project Name Urban Development and Low Income Housing (Sector) Project
Project Number 28163-013
Country Sri Lanka
Project Status Approved
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Loan
Source of Funding / Amount
Strategic Agendas
Drivers of Change
Sector / Subsector

Water and other urban infrastructure and services - Water and other urban infrastructure and services

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming
Description Following the successful implementation of the Low-income Housing Development Project and the Urban Development Sector Project, the Project will support the Government in the urban development and housing sectors with emphasis on promoting regional economic growth through infrastructure and service provision, strengthening local institutional capabilities, developing overall housing finance sector, addressing housing needs of the poor, and improving the access to land by low-income group.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy The Project, which is formulated as a sector loan, will support the Government's Urban Sector Policy Action Plan, in particular the devolution to urban local authorities of greater responsibility for the provision and financing of urban infrastructure and municipal services. It is based on the Government's overall long-term sector plan (1996-2015) and will support a three-year time slice of the Government's five-year investment plan (1998/99-2002/03). The Project will also support the Bank's regional development strategy outside Colombo and will be complementary to other Bank development initiatives.

Project Outcome

Description of Outcome
Progress Toward Outcome
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs
Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)
Geographical Location Sri Lanka/Secondary Towns

Safeguard Categories

Environment B
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples

Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects

Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design
During Project Implementation

Business Opportunities

Consulting Services A total of 90 person-months of international consultants and 180 person-months of local consultants' input for project implementation will be required.
Procurement Civil works and supply of materials and equipment for road improvements and traffic management, water supply improvements, town center improvements, solid waste management, stormwater drainage improvements, sanitation and sewerage improvements, and low-income community upgrading will be required.

Responsible Staff

Responsible ADB Officer ADB Disclosure
Responsible ADB Department South Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Urban Development and Water Division, SARD
Executing Agencies
Central Bank of Sri Lanka (B)
Dr. N. L. Sirisena
58 Sri Jayawardenapura Mawatha
Rajagiriya, Sri Lanka
The Central Bank of Sri Lanka
S. Easparathasan
Equity II Bldg, No. 61 Janadhipathi
Mawatha P.O. Box 590, Colombo 1
Sri Lanka
Ministry of Urban Development, Housing and Constru
G. Alawattegama
Sethsiripaya, Sri Jayawardanapura
Battaramulla Kotte
Sri Lanka


Concept Clearance -
Fact Finding 04 May 1998 to 19 May 1998
MRM 17 Jun 1998
Approval 24 Sep 1998
Last Review Mission -
PDS Creation Date 19 Feb 2007
Last PDS Update 19 Feb 2007

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