Project Name Conflict-affected Area Rehabilitation Project (formerly Emergency Assistance for the Rehabilitation of the North and East)
Project Number 37245-013
Country Sri Lanka
Project Status Closed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Grant
Loan
Source of Funding / Amount
Loan 2043-SRI: Conflict-affected Area Rehabilitation Project (formerly Emergency Assistance for the Rehabilitation of the North and East)
Asian Development Fund US$ 50.00 million
Loan 2044-SRI: Conflict-affected Area Rehabilitation Project (formerly Emergency Assistance for the Rehabilitation of the North and East)
Ordinary capital resources US$ 30.00 million
Loan: Conflict-affected Area Rehabilitation Project (formerly Emergency Assistance for the Rehabilitation of the North and East)
Japan Bank for International Cooperation (ODA) US$ 11.20 million
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change
Sector / Subsector

Agriculture, natural resources and rural development - Irrigation - Rural sanitation - Rural water supply services

Education - Education sector development

Energy - Electricity transmission and distribution

Health - Health system development

Public sector management - Social protection initiatives

Transport - Road transport (non-urban)

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming
Description

The main objective of the Project, is to support rehabilitation of essential infrastructure and restoration of community livelihoods in the most severely conflict-affected areas of the North East, predominantly in the districts of Jaffna, Mannar, Kilinochchi, Mullaitivu, Vavuniya, Trincomalee, Batticaloa, and Ampara. The Project will focus on the highest priority sectors and areas for which ADB's assistance is most appropriate, based on the needs assessment and reflecting consultations with the Government, development partners, the LTTE, communities, nongovernment organizations, and others.

The Project is being prepared and will be implemented using a sector approach, though which subprojects will be selected on the basis of pre-agreed criteria. It will include the following: component A - rehabilitation of about 500 kilometers (km) of national roads; component B - rehabilitation of power transmission, distribution, and rural electrification; component C - smaller-scale community infrastructure rehabilitation and activities, such as schools, water supplies, health centers, minor roads, renewable energy, income generation opportunities, and others, for conflict-affected communities throughout the Project area; and component D - a feasibility study for water supply and sanitation systems for the Jaffna peninsula, where the lack of such systems largely because of the conflict has resulted in a serious public health crisis.

Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy

Since 1983, the Northern and Eastern provinces of Sri Lanka have been a battleground, in which about 65,000 people have been killed, many more have been disabled, and at least 800,000 people have been displaced. The whole population of Sri Lanka has suffered from the consequences of the war, but the North East and the adjacent areas have borne the brunt of the conflict. Livelihoods, particularly for the poor in the conflict-affected areas, have been destroyed. Much of the physical infrastructure and the means of production have been damaged, destroyed, or have deteriorated over time. The conflict has been a constraint to growth and poverty reduction. It has not only caused extensive suffering and dislocation but has also sharply reduced the economic contribution of the region to national development, required defense expenditures that became unsustainable, restrained growth in social expenditures, discouraged investment, and stifled tourism.

Resumption of economic life and re-establishment of normal livelihood depend critically on rehabilitation of key infrastructure facilities and restoration of communities. The ceasefire that commenced in February 2002 and which continues to be in effect has provided the opportunity for supporting these essential activities.

Impact Economic growth and poverty reduction in project areas
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome

1.Rehabilitate and reconstruct essential infrastructure

2.Restore community livelihood

3.Support the ongoing peace process

Progress Toward Outcome All activities are completed
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs

2.Power system rehabilitation

4.Schools and health centers rehabilitation and reconstruction

5.Irrigation, water supply, and sanitation facilities provision

6.Village livelihood restoration

1.Roads rehabilitation

3.Rural electrification

Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)
Geographical Location Conflict Affected Areas in North and East
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 Consulting services will be required for components A, C, and D, and will be procured in accordance with ADB's Guidelines on the Use of Consultants and other arrangements satisfactory to ADB for the engagement of domestic consultants. Reflecting the need to commence project activities quickly, the following arrangements will be implemented. For Component A, RDA will select the consultant from among the four consortia of international and domestic consultants already engaged in ongoing national road sector projects in Sri Lanka. Selection will be based on simplified technical proposals under quality-cost-based selection method. For Component C and for overall project coordination, consulting services will be engaged under a negotiated contract with the existing consultant for the ADB-funded North East Community Restoration and Development Project. For Component D, full proposals will be invited from the short-list of consultants approved by ADB for the Secondary Towns Water Supply and Sanitation Project, and will be evaluated using quality-cost-based-selection method. Overall, about 120 and 980 person-months of international and domestic consultant inputs will be required for the Project.
Procurement

Procurement under the Project will be carried out in accordance with ADB's Guidelines for Procurement, and the Government's procedures acceptable to ADB.

For components A and C, due to the wide geographical spread of the project sites, the need for local knowledge of security and other frequently-changing matters relevant to accessing the project area, and the small scale of most packages, they are not likely to attract international contractors and suppliers. In addition, detailed designs for the works will not be prepared before bidding, rather works will be bid based on simple standard designs and quanitities to be refined during construction. Therefore, for these components, local procurement procedures acceptable to ADB will be the preferred mode. For Component B, specifically for the larger transmission line subcomponent, international procurement procedures will be adopted.

Responsible ADB Officer K.M. Tilakaratne
Responsible ADB Department South Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Sri Lanka Resident Mission
Executing Agencies
Ministry of Power and Energy (MOPE)Mrs. W Jayaweera72, Ananada Kumaraswamy Mawatha
Colombo 07, Sri Lanka
Ministry of HighwaysMr W A S Weerasinghe9th Floor
Setsiripaya
Battaramulla, Sri Lanka
Ministry of Prov'l Councils & Regional DevelopmentMr Cashian Hearth330 Union Place, Colombo 2
Sri Lanka
Ministry of Housing and Plantation InfrastructureMr Lal PremanathSethsiripaya, P.O. Box 14
Sri Jayawardenepura Kotte
Timetable
Concept Clearance 08 Mar 2003
Fact Finding 22 Aug 2003 to 02 Sep 2003
MRM 29 Sep 2003
Approval 11 Dec 2003
Last Review Mission -
PDS Creation Date 31 Oct 2007
Last PDS Update 24 May 2011

Grant 0062-SRI

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
09 Oct 2006 29 Nov 2004 09 Oct 2006 30 Jun 2008 31 Mar 2010 22 Feb 2011
Financing Plan Grant Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 0.00 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 0.00 09 Oct 2006 0.00 8.10 94%
Counterpart 0.00 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 09 Oct 2006 0.00 8.10 94%
Status of Covenants
Category Sector Safeguards Social Financial Economic Others
Rating - Satisfactory - - - -

Loan 2043-SRI

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
11 Dec 2003 14 Jan 2004 10 Mar 2004 30 Jun 2008 31 Mar 2011 13 Dec 2011
Financing Plan Loan Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 89.10 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 50.00 11 Dec 2003 49.11 0.00 100%
Counterpart 27.90 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 11.20 11 Dec 2003 49.11 0.00 100%

Loan 2044-SRI

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
11 Dec 2003 07 Dec 2004 21 Feb 2005 30 Jun 2008 31 Dec 2010 19 Apr 2011
Financing Plan Loan Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 30.00 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 30.00 11 Dec 2003 25.89 0.00 100%
Counterpart 0.00 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 11 Dec 2003 25.89 0.00 100%

This project data sheet was generated from http://www.adb.org/projects/37245-013/main on 04 September 2015