Project Data Sheet

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PDS Creation Date 05 Feb 2007
PDS Updated as of 21 Oct 2013

Project Name North East Province Coastal Community Development
Country Sri Lanka
Project/Program Number 33249-013
Status Approved
Geographical Location Batticaloa, Trincomalee, Ampara
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Sector Agriculture, natural resources and rural development
Subsector Water-Based Natural Resources Management
Strategic Agendas
Drivers of Change
Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Categories


Type/Modality of Assistance Approval Number Source of Funding Approved Amount (thousand)
Loan2027Asian Development Fund20,000
TOTAL US$ 20,000

Safeguard Categories

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Environment B

Summary of Environmental and Social Issues

The Project is expected to have significant environmental benefits, with direct protection of environmentally sensitive and valuable natural resources. Some activities may give rise to temporary negative impacts which are mitigated through adoption of suitable environmental measures, described in the IEE. The targeted beneficiaries are poor and vulnerable, and there is a risk that they may not participate in project activities. The project design addressed this risk, by focussing on interventions that meet immediate community needs. Also, since the Project is implemented in conflict affected areas, progress has been affected during escalations of violence.

Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples

Stakeholder Communication, Participation and Consultation

The Project design includes a bottom up approach, thereby all activities implemented includes extensive consultation with the beneficiaries during the entire implementation period.

During Project Design
During Project Implementation


The goal of the Project is to reduce proverty in vulnerable coastal communities in the three districts (Trincomalee, Batticoloa, and Ampara) of eastern Sri Lanka. The Project purpose is sustainable livelihood development and sound management of natural resources. The Project is organized into five components: (i) Coastal Resource Planning; (ii) Natural Resource Management and Development; (iii) Livelihood Improvement in Vulnerable Communities Outside the Special Management Areas; (iv) Provision of Fisheries Infrastructure; and (v) Project Implementation Support.

Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy

Coastal communities in the East are characterized by high levels of poverty, weak and fragmented social institutions, inadequate and damaged physical infrastructure, and reduced access to services and markets. The long period of conflict has disrupted livelihoods, resulted in a loss of productive assets (fishing boats and gear) and household possessions, limited access to the natural resource base, and encouraged nonsustainable resource use practices. Communities lack social cohesiveness, and displacement and loss of family members and property have traumatized people, thus diminishing self-reliance and motivation. Women have been particularly affected and have experienced conflict differently from men. The conflict has resulted in a large proportion of households with female heads (FHHs) without social acceptance and the means to earn a livelihood. Institutional capacity at the provincial and district levels for natural resource management and planning is also extremely limited. In addition, nonenforcement of environmental rules and regulations is resulting in increasingly adverse impacts on coastal communities and the natural resource base upon which residents depend for their livelihood. The scale of the economic damage and social dislocation due to the conflict has severely strained the Government's ability to provide development assistance. It has therefore turned to the international community, particularly the Asian Development Bank (ADB), for support. The Project was designed in line with the Governments poverty reduction strategy. Also, ADB's Country Strategy and Program endorsed the Government's priority to reduce poverty and faciliate development of sustainable natural resource management system with the aim of improving livelihoods and supporting sustainable long-term economic growth.

Development Impact

Reduce poverty and meet basic needs in coastal communities of the Eastern Province

Project Outcome

Description of Outcome
Sustainable livelihood improvement and sound management of natural resources in the Eastern Province [Taken from the Project Framework]
Progress Towards Outcome

Outputs and Implementation Progress

Description of Project Outputs
Component 1: Sustainable Livelihood Improvement Output 1: Livelihoods improved in a sustainable manner Output 2: Livelihoods of coastal Vedda communities improved in a sustainable Manner Component 2: Resource Management in 3 SMAs Output 1: Community-level resource management improved Output 2: SMA plans prepared and operationalized Output 3: Study of coastal resource management issues in Northern Province Component 3: Coastal Resource Planning Output 1: Coastal resource management capacity strengthened and improved Output 2: Environmental enforcement strengthened and improved 4. FISHERIES DEVELOPMENT Output 1: Harbor facilities at Valaichchenai and Cod Bay rehabilitated Output 2: Harbor management and operational efficiency improved Output 3: Productivity of east coast fishing industry improved Component 5: Project Implementation Support Project management and monitoring services established
Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)
8,460 beneficiaries (50% to women) received micro credit to the amount of Rs. 256 Mn for various types of livelihood activities. 20 Micro-credit NGOs are enaged with NDTF and disbursed funds worth of Rs. 256 million. Trincomalee 04 Batticaloa 06 Ampara - 08 Agreement signed between respective GAs and LEDS providers (Agromart, Practical Action & SEEDS). Training programs for over13,764 benficiaries have been held. There are no Veddah communities at present in the project area. However 4 villages identified. The so called Veddah communities totally refused any special treatment which they considered as derogatory remarks on them. PNA of Vedda communities completed in 4 GN Divisions of Trincomallee districts so far User groups are being established Completed Target is not realistic. smaller scale and larger scale interventions were finalized and 58 completed 3 SMA committees established and committee meetings held regularly. SMA plans approved by ABD and CEA has prepared environmental profiles for 3 SMAs Smaller scale and larger scale interventions were finalized and 58 completed. 3 Natural Resource Planners were recruited and fieled. The Natural Resources Planner from Trincomalee was fielded on 15 April 2005 while the Natural Resource Planner from Batticaloa and Ampara were fielded on 2 May 2005. Consultants in package II has been recruited bu t were only mobilized in November 2007, due to the volatile security situation. On GOSL's request, Northern Study will not be underatken through the project funds. The PPS has been unable to provide key staff to be deployed full time, due to lack of staff. Consultancy team is stationed in the PPS Provincial inter agency planning group established and meetings are held regularly. Preparation of coastal resource management plan completed. Prepration of Coastal Resourse Plans are completed. Inter Agency Planning group meeting held regularly with CCD, CEA, NARA, UDA and other relevant provincial agencies. Valuable materials for preparation of coastal resource plan have been collected from CCD, CEA, NARA and Department of Physical Planning. Construction work at Valachchenai and Cod Bay is completed. Completed Completed The PMO and DPOs are fully staffed and have sufficient equipment. The PO was established on 1 December 2003 and district project offices (DPOs) were established on 1 January 2004. The PO and DPOs are fully staffed according to the revised staffing schedule, which was approved by the Department of Management Services and subsequently by ADB. Adding the DPD to the PO staff could ease the responsibilities currently shouldered by the PD. IEC Audio & Video Equipments procured and distributed to 3 districts. Staff trained on that field. Reporting systems Monitoring formats in use. Web-site developed on the project is being regularly updated MIS developed .
Status of Development Objectives
Material Changes

Business Opportunities

Date of First Listing 2007 Feb 05
Consulting Services
The Project will require consultants for (i) project management and implementation; (ii) provision of core technical advisory services; (iii) strategic and technical feasibility studies in coastal resource planning; (iv) community level interventions in small-scale social infrastructure, livelihood improvement, and environmental restoration/management; (v) establishment of a livelihood and enterprise development unit; (vi) delivery of micro-credit; (vii) designs and feasibility studies for fisheries harbor rehabilitation; (viii) preparation of a resettlement plan for the rehabilitation of Valaichchenai harbor; and (ix) baseline surveys for evaluating Project impacts. Generally, the consultants will be recruited domestically, but there will be a requirement for some international inputs in specialized areas. The consultants will be engaged in accordance with ADB's Guidelines on the Use of Consultants and other arrangements satisfactory to ADB for the recruitment of domestic consultants.
Goods and services financed from the proceeds of the ADB loan will be procured in accordance with ADB's Guidelines for Procurement. All goods to be purchased through local competitive bidding (LCB) will be procured in accordance with the Government procedures acceptable to ADB. ADB-financed civil works contracts estimated to cost the equivalent of $1.0 million and above will be awarded on the basis of international competitive bidding (ICB), while other ADB-financed civil works contracts of less than $1.0 million will be carried out by prequalified contractors selected under the Government's LCB procedures satisfactory to ADB. The award of contracts with a value equivalent to $500,000 and above will need prior ADB approval. Supply contracts estimated to cost the equivalent of more than $500,000 will be awarded on the basis of ICB and $500,000 or less will be awarded on the basis of international shopping. Minor items costing less than $100,000 equivalent may be procured through direct purchase.
Procurement and Consulting Notices


Concept Clearance 23 Jul 2002
Fact-finding 19 May 2003 to 06 Jun 2003
Management Review Meeting 15 Aug 2003
Approval 16 Jun 2004
Last Review Mission


Approval No. Approval Signing Effectivity Closing
Original Revised Actual
Loan 2027 28 Nov 2003 16 Jun 2004 16 Nov 2004 30 Jun 2010 30 Jun 2011 24 Jan 2012


Date Approval Number ADB (US$ thousand) Others (US$ thousand) Net Percentage
Cumulative Contract Awards
20 Sep 2014 Loan 2027 19,452 0 98.00%
Cumulative Disbursements
20 Sep 2014 Loan 2027 19,764 0 100.00%

Status of Covenants

Covenants are categorized under the following categories—audited accounts, safeguards, social, sector, financial, economic, and others. Covenant compliance is rated by category by applying the following criteria: (i) Satisfactory—all covenants in the category are being complied with, with a maximum of one exception allowed, (ii) Partly Satisfactory—a maximum of two covenants in the category are not being complied with, (iii) Unsatisfactory—three or more covenants in the category are not being complied with. As per the 2011 Public Communications Policy, covenant compliance ratings for Project Financial Statements apply only to projects whose invitation for negotiation falls after 2 April 2012.

Approval No. Category
Sector Social Financial Economic Others Safeguards Project Financial Statements
Loan 2027 Satisfactory Satisfactory Satisfactory Satisfactory Satisfactory

Contacts and Update Details

Responsible ADB Officer Nissanka Salgado (
Responsible ADB Department South Asia Department
Responsible ADB Divisions Sri Lanka Resident Mission
Executing Agencies Ministry of NationBuilding & Estate Infrastructure
S.M. Croos, Project Director


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