Project Name Kolkata Environmental Improvement Investment Program - Tranche 1
Project Number 42266-023
Country India
Project Status Active
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Loan
Source of Funding / Amount
Loan 3053-IND: MFF - Kolkata Environmental Improvement Investment Program - Tranche 1
Ordinary capital resources US$ 100.00 million
Strategic Agendas Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Governance and capacity development
Private sector development
Sector / Subsector

Water and other urban infrastructure and services - Urban sewerage - Urban water supply

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

Project Outcome

Description of Outcome
Progress Toward Outcome WS02 and WS03 awarded and construction ongoing (3.00% & 64.10% physical progress as of 30Sep15). WS&SD04, SD05, SD06 awarded and construction ongoing (35.00%, 15.50% & 33.00% physical progress as of 30Sep15). Supplementary package (SD07) awarded in Jan 2016. WS01 retendered with IFB issued on 25Feb16.
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs
Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)

ADB-supported consultancy fielded on 15Jul14.

Ongoing. PMU staff attended FIDIC and gender trainings in 2015.

Water loss policy roadmap (Short-Medium term) for KMC approved by Mayor-in-Council in Feb 2016.

Contract for Public Communication and Social Development Consultants negotiated in Feb 2016.

BR8A awarded in Dec 2015.

Geographical Location

Safeguard Categories

Environment B
Involuntary Resettlement B
Indigenous Peoples C

Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects

Environmental Aspects All subprojects in Tranche 1 were appraised and IEEs with EMPs were prepared in compliance with the SPS, 2009. No significant environmental impacts are anticipated for the proposed subprojects and there are no sensitive or protected areas in or around the proposed facilities. Any foreseen impacts are readily mitigated through proper facility design, sitting, and good construction practices as documented in the EMP.
Involuntary Resettlement The proposed sub projects under Tranche 1 will avoid significant IR impacts. Impacts are limited to potential short-term temporary impacts to 6 houses and 4 commercial establishments due to the open cut method used to lay water pipes. The acquisition of 350 square meters of land, affecting two landowners, is required under Tranche 1. Both owners were consulted and are willing to sell their land. All Tranche 1 subprojects were appraised and RP prepared in accordance with SPS, 2009.
Indigenous Peoples There are no impacts to IPs anticipated.
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design Consultations have been held throughout the planning and design stage with Mayor, PMU, KMC officials, and state government departments like Pollution Control Board (PCB). Walk through informal discussions have been held with the local community along the proposed transmission stretch to assess the kind of impacts.
During Project Implementation The design and technique adopted by KMC has helped address and mitigate potential social issues associated with works. However, information disclosure is an integral part of safeguards planning during project implementation. Consultations and information disclosure will be carried out at different stages of the project cycle. Consultation measures envisaged for the project are: (i) KMC will inform through its officials and contractor about the construction schedule to minimize the temporary impacts; (ii) PMU will ensure that the affected people's if any will be identified and informed about the assistance to be provided for any temporary loss of livelihood; and (iii) attempts will be made to ensure that vulnerable groups, if any, will understand the process and that their specific needs will be taken in to consideration.

Business Opportunities

Consulting Services All consulting services to be financed under the Project will be recruited in accordance with ADB's Guidelines on the Use of Consultants (2013, as amended from time to time). There are four major consulting services contract packages: (i) program management consultants; (ii) design and supervision consultants; (iii) public communication and social development consultants; and (iv) GIS-based management system consultant Phase 1. The four teams of consultants will be recruited using the quality and cost-based selection method.
Procurement All procurement of goods and works will be undertaken in accordance with ADB's Procurement Guidelines (2013, as amended from time to time). The concurred standard bidding documents for the national competitive bidding will be used throughout the Facility period.

Responsible Staff

Responsible ADB Officer Neeta Pokhrel
Responsible ADB Department South Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Urban Development and Water Division, SARD
Executing Agencies
Kolkata Municipal Corporation
5, S.N.Banerjee Road
Kolkata 700 013, India


Concept Clearance -
Fact Finding -
MRM 14 Aug 2012
Approval -
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 07 Mar 2016

LoanĀ 3053-IND

Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
22 Oct 2013 03 Mar 2014 30 May 2014 30 Jun 2019 - -
Financing Plan Loan Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 140.00 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 100.00 22 Oct 2013 62.25 0.00 62%
Counterpart 40.00 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 22 Oct 2013 20.47 0.00 20%
Status of Covenants
Category Sector Safeguards Social Financial Economic Others
Rating - - - - - Satisfactory

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