|Project Name||North East Province Coastal Community Development|
|Project Type / Modality of Assistance||Loan
|Source of Funding / Amount||
|Strategic Agendas||Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
|Drivers of Change||Governance and capacity development
|Sector / Subsector||
Agriculture, natural resources and rural development - Water-based natural resources management
|Gender Equity and Mainstreaming||Gender equity|
|Description||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.
|Impact||Reduce poverty and meet basic needs in coastal communities of the Eastern Province|
|Description of Outcome||Sustainable livelihood improvement and sound management of natural resources in the Eastern Province [Taken from the Project Framework]|
|Progress Toward Outcome||--|
|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.
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
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.
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.
Audio & Video Equipments procured and distributed to 3 districts.
Staff trained on that field.
Monitoring formats in use.
Web-site developed on the project is being regularly updated
MIS developed .
|Geographical Location||Batticaloa, Trincomalee, Ampara|
|Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation|
|During Project Design|
|During Project Implementation|
|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.|
|Procurement||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 $100,000 equivalent may be procured through direct purchase.|
|Responsible ADB Officer||Nissanka Salgado|
|Responsible ADB Department||South Asia Department|
|Responsible ADB Division||Sri Lanka Resident Mission|
Ministry of NationBuilding & Estate Infrastructure
S.M. Croos, Project Director
56, Central Road, Orr's Hill, Trincomalee
|Fact Finding||19 May 2003 to 06 Jun 2003|
|MRM||15 Aug 2003|
|Approval||16 Jun 2004|
|Last Review Mission||-|
|PDS Creation Date||05 Feb 2007|
|Last PDS Update||25 Apr 2011|
|Approval||Signing Date||Effectivity Date||Closing|
|28 Nov 2003||16 Jun 2004||16 Nov 2004||30 Jun 2010||30 Jun 2011||24 Jan 2012|
|Financing Plan||Loan Utilization|
|Total (Amount in US$ million)||Date||ADB||Others||Net Percentage|
|Project Cost||21.50||Cumulative Contract Awards|
|ADB||20.00||28 Nov 2003||19.45||0.00||98%|
|Cofinancing||1.50||28 Nov 2003||19.76||0.00||100%|
|Status of Covenants|