India: Kolkata Environmental Improvement Project (Supplementary Loan)

Sovereign Project | 29466-023

Summary

The supplementary loan will support KMC in achieving the scope and objectives of the original Project. The Project will continue to: (i) improve the environmental conditions in the outer areas of Kolkata; (ii) reduce poverty in the low-income areas through affordable access to basic urban services; (iii) facilitate community empowerment through participatory processes; (iv) protect the environment from adverse developmental impacts; and (v) help KMC develop as a proficient and autonomous municipality. The Project will contribute to achieving the targets of Millennium Development Goal.

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Project Name Kolkata Environmental Improvement Project (Supplementary Loan)
Project Number 29466-023
Country India
Project Status Closed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Loan
Source of Funding / Amount
Loan 2293-IND: Kolkata Environmental Improvement Project (Supplementary Loan)
Ordinary capital resources US$ 80.00 million
Strategic Agendas Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change
Sector / Subsector Water and other urban infrastructure and services - Urban policy, institutional and capacity development
Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Some gender elements
Description The supplementary loan will support KMC in achieving the scope and objectives of the original Project. The Project will continue to: (i) improve the environmental conditions in the outer areas of Kolkata; (ii) reduce poverty in the low-income areas through affordable access to basic urban services; (iii) facilitate community empowerment through participatory processes; (iv) protect the environment from adverse developmental impacts; and (v) help KMC develop as a proficient and autonomous municipality. The Project will contribute to achieving the targets of Millennium Development Goal.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy The Project is a priority for both Government of West Bengal (GoWB) and Government of India's (GOI's) development strategy. The Administrative Report (2001-2005) of the Municipal Affairs Department of GoWB mentions the Project as a priority and further states that "both the state government and KMC are paying special attention for proper implementation and timely completion of the Project.
Impact Sustained improvement in the environmental health and quality of life of residents of the city of Kolkata.
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome Provision and sustainable management of urban sanitation and solid waste management facilities in the project areas (contribute to the targets of Millennium Development Goal 7).
Progress Toward Outcome 1.2 million people benefited with improved sewerage and drainage and 5 million people benefited with improved solid waste management facilities
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs

Provision of new and rehabilitation of existing sewerage, drainage, and other urban infrastructure facilities completed in the Project areas

Basic slum improvements carried out and infrastructure facilities built in low-income areas and access to

Communities empowered and involved through participatory processes

STPs completed and functioning in line with standards

The KMC achieves cost recovery in relation to services and develops as a proficient and autonomous

municipality

Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)

376 kms laid

14 nos water bodies rehabilitated

52 bridges constructed and completed

2,880 families has been resettled

47,787 connections have been provided

Works physically completed

Geographical Location Kolkata Municipality
Safeguard Categories
Environment B
Involuntary Resettlement A
Indigenous Peoples C
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
Environmental Aspects The project complies with the Borrower and the State's existing environmental laws and ADBs Environment Policy, 2002 and was implemented with all necessary measures to mitigate any adverse environmental impacts associated with the Project facility and environmental monitoring activities as identified in the IEE and EMP.
Involuntary Resettlement A resettlement plan (RP) was prepared in 2000 which was updated in 2006 during the processing of the supplementary loan. External monitoring consultant engaged by the project submitted regular monitoring reports. The RP was again updated at the time of loan closure in June 2013. During the process of updating this RP, a status report was prepared and a subsequent action plan was agreed, with defined responsibilities and time frames, to enable the project to complete the resettlement process after closure of the loan.
Indigenous Peoples -
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design During project formulation, stakeholder participation was ensured through open workshops and consultations with beneficiary groups and elected civil leaders. Although summarized as a discrete component under the Project, the consultation process was integrated throughout all components.
During Project Implementation Stakeholders were continuously consulted during project implementation and maintenance of the completed facilities, to ensure their interests have been addressed and to bring about their greater ownership of the facilities and cost recovery measures. Existing stakeholder networks were used in the delivery of the process and served as a conduit for the Project. The consultative process was designed to involve all stakeholders in the decision-making processes of planning and implementing of the Project.
Business Opportunities
Consulting Services

An international consulting firm as the PMC and a national consulting firm as the DSC have already been engaged under the original Project following ADB's Quality-Based Selection (QBS) procedures. It is envisaged that additional consulting services under the PMC (119 person-months) and the DSC (344 person-months) will be required to implement the Project, including works under the proposed supplementary loan. The proposed additional consulting services will be provided by the respective firms currently working as PMC and DSC, who will be engaged for the additional works under the supplementary loan through single source selection (SSS) procedures following ADB's Guidelines on the Use of Consultants by the Asian Development Bank and Its Borrowers, 2006. Past performance of both the firms has been satisfactory to the EAs, and SSS is considered to be the most appropriate and advantageous method for the selection of PMC and DSC since the proposed tasks represent a natural continuation of their previous works. Each of the firms will be requested to provide a biodata technical proposal (BTP) for KMC's and ADB's review and subsequent negotiations.

In addition, a national firm will be engaged as Creative Consultants (CC) to provide consulting services for 30 person-months in accordance with ADB's guidelines mentioned above using the Quality-and-Cost-Based Selection (QCBS) procedures. Since these services will involve public relations, involving extensive consultations with affected families and other stakeholders, local firms are deemed more appropriate. Furthermore, adequate number of local firms qualified to perform these services exists in the market.

Procurement Procurement of all goods and services under the Project, including those funded under the proposed supplementary loan, will be carried out in accordance with ADB's Procurement Guidelines (April 2006). All civil works contracts estimated to cost the equivalent of $10 million or above will be procured on the basis of international competitive bidding (ICB) procedures. Civil works contracts estimated to cost less than $10 million will be procured using national competitive bidding (NCB) procedures. Procurement of goods will, to the extent practicable, be grouped into packages larger than $1,000,000 to be suitable for ICB procedures. Goods that cannot be grouped into larger contracts and are estimated to cost less than $1,000,000 per contract will be procured following NCB or limited international bidding (LIB) procedures, and miscellaneous minor goods costing less than $100,000 will be purchased following shopping (S) procedures. In 2003, before commencement of NCB procurement, ADB and GoWB reviewed GoWB's procurement procedures to ensure consistency with the ADB requirements. Before commencement of NCB procurement under the proposed supplementary loan, ADB and GoWB will review GoWB's procurement procedures to ensure consistency with the updated ADB requirements. Any necessary modifications or clarifications to GoWB's procedures will be documented in the procurement plan. All civil works, equipment purchase and consulting contracts under the proposed supplementary loan are separated from contracts under the original Project. The proposed supplementary loan will mainly cover civil works contracts for sewerage and drainage works in Boroughs VII and XV, de-silting works for Churial canal, and Gaushighata pumping station.
Responsible ADB Officer Ashok Srivastava
Responsible ADB Department South Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division India Resident Mission
Executing Agencies
Kolkata Municipal Corp & Irrigtion & Watrways DeptMr. D. Mukherjee2nd Floor, 206 AJC Bose Road, Kolkata
Calcutta Municipal CorporationMr. S K Biswas, Project Director, KEIPpdkeip@gmail.com206 A J C Bose Road, Kolkata 700 017
Timetable
Concept Clearance 31 Mar 2006
Fact Finding 23 May 2006 to 26 May 2006
MRM 01 Sep 2006
Approval 14 Dec 2006
Last Review Mission -
PDS Creation Date 29 Mar 2006
Last PDS Update 24 Mar 2014

Loan 2293-IND

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
14 Dec 2006 21 Feb 2007 01 Jun 2007 31 Dec 2010 30 Jun 2013 13 Nov 2013
Financing Plan Loan Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 113.60 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 80.00 14 Dec 2006 79.06 0.00 100%
Counterpart 33.60 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 14 Dec 2006 79.06 0.00 100%
Status of Covenants
Category Sector Safeguards Social Financial Economic Others
Rating - - - - Satisfactory Satisfactory

Safeguard Documents

See also: Safeguards
Title Document Type Document Date
Kolkata Environmental Improvement Project: Progress Report (January-June 2013) Environmental Monitoring Reports Jul 2013
Kolkata Environmental Improvement Project (Supplementary Loan): Updated Resettlement Plan Resettlement Plans Jul 2013
Kolkata Environmental Improvement Project: Progress Report (July-December 2012) Environmental Monitoring Reports Feb 2013
Kolkata Environmental Improvement Project: Quarterly Social Monitoring Report (January - March 2012) Social Monitoring Reports Dec 2012
Kolkata Environmental Improvement Project: Progress Report (January-June 2012) Environmental Monitoring Reports Jul 2012
Kolkata Environmental Improvement Project: Quarterly Social Monitoring Report (October - December 2011) Social Monitoring Reports Apr 2012
Kolkata Environmental Improvement Project: Progress Report (July-December 2011) Environmental Monitoring Reports Mar 2012
Kolkata Environmental Improvement Project (January-June 2011) Environmental Monitoring Reports Aug 2011
Kolkata Environmental Improvement Project: Environmental Monitoring Report Environmental Monitoring Reports Aug 2011
Kolkata Environmental Improvement Project: Progress Report (July-December 2010) Environmental Monitoring Reports Feb 2011
Kolkata Environmental Improvement Project: Progress Report (January - June 2010) Environmental Monitoring Reports Sep 2010
Kolkata Environmental Improvement Project: Environmental Monitoring Report (July - December 2009) Environmental Monitoring Reports Feb 2010
Calcutta Environmental Improvement Project Quarterly Monitoring Plan for the Implementation of the Resettlement Plan Social Monitoring Reports Oct 2009
Kolkata Environmental Improvement Project: Environmental Monitoring Report (January - June 2009) Environmental Monitoring Reports Jul 2009
Kolkata Environmental Improvement Project (Supplementary Financing) Environmental Assessment and Measures Aug 2006
Kolkata Environmental Improvement Project (Supplementary Financing) Resettlement Plans Jul 2006

Evaluation Documents

See also: Independent Evaluation

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