Project Name Infrastructure Development Investment Program for Tourism - Tranche 1
Project Number 40648-023
Country India
Project Status Active
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Loan
Source of Funding / Amount
Loan 2676-IND: Infrastructure Development Investment Program for Tourism - Tranche 1
Ordinary capital resources US$ 43.42 million
Strategic Agendas Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Governance and capacity development
Sector / Subsector

Transport - Urban roads and traffic management

Water and other urban infrastructure and services - Other urban services - Renovation and protection of cultural heritage

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Effective gender mainstreaming
Description
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy
Impact

Project Outcome

Description of Outcome
Progress Toward Outcome Actions towards achieving the outcome are underway as explained further in the status of implementation progress of outputs below.
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs
Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)

In Himachal Pradesh 4 of 4 contracts and in Punjab 24 of 25 contracts awarded/works are ongoing.

3 of 3 contracts awarded in Punjab under community based activities and in progress. In Himachal Pradesh 5 out 6 consulting packages awarded and in progress. 1 package dropped and is planned under Tranche 3.

In Himachal Pradesh 15 of 15 contracts and in Punjab 3 of 4 contracts awarded/works are ongoing.

1 contract awarded in each state under connectivity improvement.

In Himachal Pradesh, NGO for pilot program appointed. 29 training workshop organized in four clusters. 1187 participants attended the workshop; out of which 703 participants were women. PMU and PIUs also organized 10 training programs/workshops to tourism related organizations. 658 participants attended these programs, out of which 178 were women. In Punjab, NGO for pilot program appointed. 6 training workshop organized. 678 participants attended the workshop; out of 254 participants were women.

Geographical Location Four participating states including Himachal Pradesh, Punjab, Tamil Nadu and Uttarakhand

Safeguard Categories

Environment B
Involuntary Resettlement C
Indigenous Peoples C

Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects

Environmental Aspects No significant environmental impacts are expected. Impacts can be mitigated through proper siting, design and good construction practices. These are identified in the subproject-specific initial environmental examinations (IEEs) and environmental monitoring plans (EMPs), which are prepared in accordance with ADB's Safeguard Policy Statement (2009). A project management unit and a project management consultant are responsible for the coordination and implementation of the environmental and health and safety activities. Quarterly environmental monitoring reports are prepared. Key environmental benefits include improved on-site and off-site hygiene and sanitary conditions at tourist destinations and increased environmental awareness.
Involuntary Resettlement Subprojects are not expected to result in any physical or economic displacement due to involuntary acquisition of land, or involuntary restrictions on land use. In case of future unforeseen resettlement issues, the Safeguard Policy Statement (2009) will be followed and a resettlement framework has been prepared.
Indigenous Peoples The initial screening concluded that no indigenous peoples issues are anticipated, as defined in the Safeguard Policy Statement (2009). An indigenous peoples planning framework has been prepared for future loans, in case the indigenous peoples framework would be triggered.
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design
During Project Implementation Outreach and consultation is an ongoing process during implementation.

Business Opportunities

Consulting Services All consultants will be recruited according to ADB's guidelines on the use of consultants. The indicative terms of reference for all consulting services are described in the facility administration manual for this investment program.
Procurement All procurement and goods and civil works will be undertaken in accordance with ADB's procurement guidelines.

Responsible Staff

Responsible ADB Officer Vivek Vishal
Responsible ADB Department South Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division India Resident Mission
Executing Agencies
Dept of Tourism&Civil Aviation,Gov of Himachal Pra
TOURISMSECY-HP@NIC.IN
Room No 101, Armsdale
Himachal Pradesh Secretariat
Chota Shimla - 171002 (HP), India
Dept. of Tourism, Gov't. of Punjab
GEETIKAKALHA@GMAIL.COM
Room No 514, Mini Secretariat
Government of Punjab
Chandigarh - 160009, India

Timetable

Concept Clearance 22 Mar 2010
Fact Finding -
MRM 06 Mar 2009
Approval -
Last Review Mission -
PDS Creation Date 28 Apr 2010
Last PDS Update 22 Mar 2016

LoanĀ 2676-IND

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
04 Oct 2010 20 Jul 2011 26 Oct 2011 30 Jun 2017 - -
Financing Plan Loan Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 62.03 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 43.42 04 Oct 2010 42.54 0.00 98%
Counterpart 18.61 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 04 Oct 2010 22.54 0.00 52%

 
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