Project Data Sheets (PDS) contain summary information on the project or program: Because the PDS is a work in progress, some information may not be included in its initial version but will be added as it becomes available. Information about proposed projects is tentative and indicative.
|PDS Creation Date||12 Feb 2007|
|PDS Updated as of||30 Mar 2009|
|Project Name||Plantation Development|
|Geographical Location||The Project area covers 15 districts where the regional plantation companies are located.|
|In preparing any country program or strategy, financing any project, or by making any designation of, or reference to, a particular territory or geographic area in this document, the Asian Development Bank does not intend to make any judgments as to the legal or other status of any territory or area.|
|Sector||Agriculture, natural resources and rural development
|Subsector||Agricultural Production and Markets|
|Drivers of Change||–|
|Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Categories||–|
|Type/Modality of Assistance||Approval Number||Source of Funding||Approved Amount (thousand)|
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The purpose of social programs is to reduce conflict between the workers and management and also to alleviate problems of alcoholism, domestic violence and indebtedness. The Project is carrying out awareness programs, gender awareness programs and training in household financial management through NGOs and these programs will be continued and expanded and modified with the experience gained. Training will be provided to estate management and staff to sensitize them to the problems and needs of the workers and to improve the labor-management relationship. The developed countries are increasingly concerned over the hygiene of tea and the working, living and social conditions of estate workers. RPCs that are unable to comply with buyers social audits will ultimately be unable to sell their tea. The Project will assist the RPCs to comply with the audit terms through rectifying the shortcomings in the social and welfare facilities and obtain certification as authorized suppliers. The Project will also assist the RPCs to improve working conditions in the field and factories to meet the norms of fair trade labeling organizations. There is general uncertainty of the exact areas of fields and their locations as the estate boundaries have changed over the years. Existing maps do not provide information on the terrain and soil types to enable management planning and control of soil degradation. The Project will assist the RPCs to conduct specific area surveys initially to ensure that land for development is suitable for the purpose. Subsequent surveys will cover all the holdings of the RPCs or estates and areas for sub-leasing. The surveys will be conducted to standards applied by professional agencies in Sri Lanka utilizing GPS/GIS. Rehabilitation of estate roads was included in the scope as approved by ADB in April 2008. This required preparation of an Environmental Assessment Review Process (EARP) was preparead. Following this EARP, an Initial Environmental Exeamination is carried out for each road and reviewed by ADB.
All RPCs were consulted during the preparation of the Project. Representatives of estates workers from some RPCs, Workers Unions' officials in Colombo, and some Estate Workers Housing Cooperatives were consulted byt the consultants's team and the ADB team. The same sector stakeholders are regularly consultated during the yearly review missions carried out by ADB staff.
|During Project Design
|During Project Implementation
|The Project's goal is to ensure the long-term sustainability of the plantation sector without external assistance. The Project's objectives are to (i) enhance the profitability and financial position of the sector, and (ii) improve the living and working conditions of the estate workers. The Project area covers 15 districts where the regional plantation companies' estates are located. The Project components comprise (i) investment component to provide finance (in the form of credit or equity and quasi-equity instruments) core business activities in tea, rubber and coconuts, crop and non-crop diversification, factory consolidation and automation, effluent treatment plants and marketing; (ii) social and environmental component to cover self-help housing and amenities, social awareness programs, strengthening of estate workers' cooperatives and societies, and worker welfare facilities; (iii) marketing initiatives through product research and development, fair trade labeling and support for compliance with requirements of ethical trade, and (iv) institutional strengthening through support for an industry umbrella body, consulting services, training and development of outgrower models.|
|Description of Outcome
|Progress Towards Outcome
|Description of Project Outputs
|Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)
|Status of Development Objectives
|Date of First Listing||2007 Feb 12|
A total of 23 person-months of international and 24 person-months of domestic consulting services will be engaged individually by the PA in consultation with the PIU in accordance with the ADB's Guidelines on the Use of Consultants and other arrangements satisfactory to ADB for engagement of domestic consultants.
Goods and services for implementing the Project will be procured in accordance with ADB's Guidelines for Procurement. The OCR loan for credit line and Plantation Fund will follow procurement procedures applicable to ADB loans for development finance institutions. Civil works to be carried out by the RPCs may be done on a force account basis. Any civil works that are not carried out the RPCs may be undertaken through local competitive bidding in accordance with procedures acceptable to ADB.
|Procurement and Consulting Notices
|Fact-finding||21 Mar 2002 to 11 Apr 2002|
|Management Review Meeting||22 May 2002|
|Approval||13 Sep 2002|
|Last Review Mission||–|
|Loan 1913||13 Sep 2002||08 Nov 2002||29 Aug 2003||30 Jun 2009||30 Nov 2009||22 Feb 2010|
|Loan 1914||13 Sep 2002||08 Nov 2002||29 Aug 2003||30 Jun 2009||31 Jul 2009||26 Nov 2009|
|Date||Approval Number||ADB (US$ thousand)||Others (US$ thousand)||Net Percentage|
|Cumulative Contract Awards|
|21 Oct 2014||Loan 1913||8,909||0||99.00%|
|21 Oct 2014||Loan 1914||4,888||0||91.00%|
|21 Oct 2014||Loan 1913||9,032||0||100.00%|
|21 Oct 2014||Loan 1914||5,386||0||100.00%|
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.
|Sector||Social||Financial||Economic||Others||Safeguards||Project Financial Statements|
|Responsible ADB Officer||Marzia M. Mongiorgi (firstname.lastname@example.org)|
|Responsible ADB Department||South Asia Department|
|Responsible ADB Divisions||Environment, Natural Resources & Agriculture Division, SARD|
Ministry of Plantation Industries (MPI)
Development Finance Corporation of Ceylon
|List of Project Documents||http://www.adb.org/projects/34023-013/documents|