Sri Lanka: Secondary Towns and Rural Community-Based Water Supply and Sanitation

Sovereign Project | 31501-013 Status: Closed

Summary

The overall goal of the Project is to contribute to poverty alleviation efforts and to promote human development, by improving access to safe water and sanitation of poor populations, thereby decreasing water borne diseases and reducing the amount of resouces spent in these activities. The Project objectives are to (a) provide safe water to 969,000 people and sanitation to 171,500 in five urban areas and in the rural districts of Polonnaruwa and Anuradhapura; and (b) increase the capacity of the Government of Sri Lanka to provide safe water by institutional strengthening of the water sector institutions.

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Project Name Secondary Towns and Rural Community-Based Water Supply and Sanitation
Project Number 31501-013
Country Sri Lanka
Project Status Closed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Loan
Source of Funding / Amount
Loan 1993-SRI: Secondary Towns and Rural Community-Based Water Supply and Sanitation
Asian Development Fund US$ 60.30 million
Loan 2757-SRI: Secondary Towns and Rural Community-Based Water Supply and Sanitation Project (Additional Financing)
Ordinary capital resources US$ 4.30 million
Loan 2758-SRI: Secondary Towns and Rural Community-Based Water Supply and Sanitation Project (Additional Financing)
Asian Development Fund US$ 13.30 million
Strategic Agendas Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Governance and capacity development
Knowledge solutions
Sector / Subsector

Agriculture, natural resources and rural development - Rural sanitation - Rural water policy, institutional and capacity development - Rural water supply services

Water and other urban infrastructure and services - Urban policy, institutional and capacity development - Urban sanitation - Urban water supply

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Some gender elements
Description The overall goal of the Project is to contribute to poverty alleviation efforts and to promote human development, by improving access to safe water and sanitation of poor populations, thereby decreasing water borne diseases and reducing the amount of resouces spent in these activities. The Project objectives are to (a) provide safe water to 969,000 people and sanitation to 171,500 in five urban areas and in the rural districts of Polonnaruwa and Anuradhapura; and (b) increase the capacity of the Government of Sri Lanka to provide safe water by institutional strengthening of the water sector institutions.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy The Project focuses on reducing regional disparities through providing basic services in regional hubs and more deprived areas.
Impact Reduce poverty and promote human development by reducing the incidence of water borne diseases and by reducing the time and resources that households spend in acquiring water.

Project Outcome

Description of Outcome To provide safe drinking water and safe sanitation to people in project areas.
Progress Toward Outcome Project Physically Completed on 31 December 2014. Extended Loan winding-up period was over by 31 July 2015. Holding Financial Closure due to pending refund of Imprest advance balance. The Outcome performance target has been corrected to 4 urban areas and 3 rural districts', from 5 urban areas & 2 rural districts. Target beneficiaries are reduced to account for mean household size of 4.0 persons. Includes 3,500 beneficiaries from Batticaloa wastewater treatment plant. All physical targets, including those added during implementation, were completed, although most at least two years late. In terms of meeting the outcome beneficiary targets, the overall water supply and sanitation programs were 68% and 71% successful, respectively.
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs

Urban Component:

Construction of two water networks to provide 47,000 m3/day and 9,800 m3/day in Batticaloa and Muttur and extension of two existing water network to provide 17,500 m3/day and 17,800 m3/day in Hambantota and Polonnaruwa

Urban Component:

Construction of salinity barrier at Matara intake

Urban Component:

Construction of 33,500 low cost latrines

Urban Component:

Construction of Batticaloa Hospital waste treatment plan with capacity to treat 350m3/day

Urban Component:

Provision of training and public awareness campaigns

Rural Component:

Construction of rural water schemes to provide drinking water (piped, rain fed, protected well) to 322,000 people in Polonnaruwa and Anuradhpura

Rural Component:

Construction of 27,600 low cost latrines.

Rural Component:

Delivering of training to participating CBOs, 14 participating Pradeshiya Sabhas, and one provincial council

Institutional Strengthening Component:

Delivery of a national public awareness and education campaign

Institutional Strengthening Component:

Implementation of a corporate strategy to improve NWSDB management

Implementation of a strategy to reduce O&M cost

Implementation of a financial management strategy

Institutional Strengthening Component: Implementation of a financial management strategy

Institutional Strengthening Component:

Implementation of a strategy to transfer systems with less than 1,000 connections to local authorities, CBOs, private sector

Institutional Strengthening Component:

Development of an asset registry for systems with more than 10,000 connections

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

All works are completed by end of 31 December 2014.

Completed

Completed

Completed

Completed

Completed

The rates were revised in 2012

Completed

Completed

Completed

Completed

Hardware and computer-assisted bill payment systems were installed but no data are available for changes in collection rates. Energy efficiency programs were conducted. Electricity usage appeared to decline dramatically from 2012. The institutional capacity for repairs and maintenance has improved and expenditure on maintenance have met targets set in RRP 2002.

Four schemes were selected on a pilot basis but only one (Samurdhigama RWSS, Puttalam district) was completed and handed-over, by 2010. Other schemes were dropped due to lack of community interest or inadequate funds available. 85 such schemes existed. Only 1.4% of the 72 targeted schemes (85% of 85 schemes) were handed over. No strategy was seen by the PCR mission.

Asset register system introduced, with bar coding, across all regional centers and WSSs of more than 10,000 connections between 2008 and 2010. Upgraded IT systems and NWSDB networking installed and operating.

Geographical Location Towns of Batticaloa, Hambantota, Muttur and Polonnaruwa. Rural areas of Polonnaruwa, Anuradhapura and Batticaloa Districts, Sri Lanka

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 The Project requires 1,247 person-months of consulting services (145 person-months of international and 1,102 person-months of domestic) for design engineering, finance and accounting, social development, community development, and project management. Two consulting firms are engaged in accordance with ADB's Guidelines on the Use of Consultants by Asian Development Bank and its Borrowers using the quality- and cost-based selection method and other arrangements satisfactory to ADB for the engagement of domestic consultants. The Design and Supervision consultants of L1993 are still contuning due to L2275 and additional financing for Muttur contract ( L2757 and L2758)
Procurement The procurement of goods and services to be financed by the ADB loan is undertaken in accordance with ADB's Guidelines for Procurement reflecting Anticorruption Policy and mandatory use of standard bidding documents. International competitive bidding procedures will be applied for supply contracts estimated to cost the equivalent of more than $500,000, and civil works contracts valued at more than $2.0 million. Supply contracts with a value of $500,000 equivalent or less will be procured following international shopping and supply contracts at $100,000 and less could be procured following local competitive bidding or direct purchase procedures. Civil works contracts valued at $2.0 million or less will be carried out under local competitive bidding. All the procurement works already completed.

Responsible Staff

Responsible ADB Officer Nirojan Donald Sinclair
Responsible ADB Department South Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Sri Lanka Resident Mission
Executing Agencies
National Water Supply and Drainage Board
Mr Hapuarachchi
"STRCBWSSP(ADB)"
P.O. Box 14, Mount Lavinia
Galle Road, Ratmalana
Sri Lanka

Timetable

Concept Clearance 08 Mar 1999
Fact Finding 30 May 2002 to 21 Jun 2002
MRM 05 Aug 2002
Approval -
Last Review Mission -
PDS Creation Date 05 Dec 2006
Last PDS Update 27 Oct 2015

Loan 1993-SRI

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
16 Jan 2003 18 Aug 2003 21 Nov 2003 30 Sep 2009 30 Sep 2011 26 Feb 2013
Financing Plan Loan Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 60.30 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 60.30 16 Jan 2003 68.47 0.00 98%
Counterpart 0.00 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 16 Jan 2003 70.17 0.00 100%
Status of Covenants
Category Sector Safeguards Social Financial Economic Others
Rating Satisfactory Satisfactory Satisfactory - - Satisfactory

Loan 2757-SRI

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
08 Jun 2011 22 Jul 2011 06 Dec 2011 30 Jun 2014 31 Dec 2014 11 Feb 2016
Financing Plan Loan Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 6.30 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 4.30 08 Jun 2011 3.77 0.00 99%
Counterpart 2.00 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 08 Jun 2011 3.82 0.00 100%

Loan 2758-SRI

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
08 Jun 2011 22 Jul 2011 06 Dec 2011 30 Jun 2014 31 Dec 2014 11 Feb 2016
Financing Plan Loan Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 13.30 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 13.30 08 Jun 2011 9.90 0.00 98%
Counterpart 0.00 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 08 Jun 2011 10.06 0.00 100%

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Evaluation Documents See also: Independent Evaluation

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