Sri Lanka: Secondary Towns and Rural Community-Based Water Supply and Sanitation Project (Supplementary Loans)

Sovereign Project | 31501-023

Summary

The overall goal of the Project is to reduce poverty and promote human development by reducing the incidence of waterborne diseases and reducing the time and resources that households spend in acquireing water. The Project objectives is to provide safe drinking water and safe sanitation to people in project areas. The Project will also augment existing water schemes and invest in new water schemes in rural and urban areas.

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Project Name Secondary Towns and Rural Community-Based Water Supply and Sanitation Project (Supplementary Loans)
Project Number 31501-023
Country Sri Lanka
Project Status Closed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Loan
Source of Funding / Amount
Loan 2275-SRI: Secondary Towns and Rural Community-Based Water Supply and Sanitation Project (Supplementary Loans)
Ordinary capital resources US$ 13.50 million
Loan 2276-SRI: Secondary Towns and Rural Community-Based Water Supply and Sanitation Project (Supplementary Loans)
Asian Development Fund US$ 46.50 million
Strategic Agendas Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change
Sector / Subsector

Water and other urban infrastructure and services - Urban water supply

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Gender equity
Description The overall goal of the Project is to reduce poverty and promote human development by reducing the incidence of waterborne diseases and reducing the time and resources that households spend in acquireing water. The Project objectives is to provide safe drinking water and safe sanitation to people in project areas. The Project will also augment existing water schemes and invest in new water schemes in rural and urban areas.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy

Provision of safe drinking water through construction of new schemes and augmentation of existing ones represents a major milestone in the Governments New Development Strategy and continuous to be a priority for the Government of Sri Lanka. The Project continuous to be consistent withe Government's efforts in (i) orinitubg regionally balanced development, (ii) rehabilitating and reconstructing the conflict-afflicted areas, and (ii) reducing poverty and equitable develoment. Supplementary financing assistance will assist in delivering originally defined objectives, including poverty reduction and promoting human development by reducing the incidence of water borne diseases and time and resources spent in acquiring water. The supplementary assistance will assist in providing safe drinking water and safe sanitation to people in project areas.

Please refer to Loan 1993-SRI of the same name for details.

Impact Reduced poverty and human development promoted by reducing the incidence of waterborne diseases and by reducing the time and resources that households spend in acquiring water.
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome Safe drinking water and safe sanitation to people in project areas provided
Progress Toward Outcome The Polonnaruwa works were completed in Jaunary 2010 and all financial matters pertaining to have been settled. Hambantota works were completed in March 2013, all disbursements have been done. Currently the the financial closure of the loan is in progress.
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs

1. Developing urban water supply and sanitation infrastructure in Secondary Towns in Sri Lanka

1.1 Construction of three water networks to provide 40,000 m3/day in Batticaloa and Muttur, and 30,500 m3/day in Polonnaruwa

1.2Extension of one existing water network to provide 15,000 m3/day in Hambantota

1.3 Construction of 33,000 low-cost latrines

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

2. Developing rural water supply and sanitation Infrastructure in Anuradhapura, Polonnaruwa, and Batticaloa districts

2.1 Construction of rural water schemes to provide drinking water (piped, rain

fed, protected well) to 350,000 people in Polonnaruwa, Anuradhpura, and Batticaloa

2.2 Construction of 27,000 low cost latrines

2.3 Delivering training to participating CBOs, 15 participating Pradeshiya Sabhas, and one provincial council

3. Supporting Institutional Strengthening Capacity

3.1 Delivery of a national public awareness and education campaign

3.2 Implementation of a corporate strategy to improve NWSDB management

3.3 Implementation of a strategy to reduce O&M cost

3.4 Implementation of a financial management strategy

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

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

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

1. Developing urban water supply and sanitation infrastructure in Secondary Towns in Sri Lanka;

1.1 Construction of three water networks to provide 40,000 m3/day in Batticaloa and Muttur, and 30,500 m3/day in Polonnaruwa- Completed.

1.2 Extension of one existing water network to provide 15,000 m3/day in Hambantota- Completed.

1.3 Construction of 33,000 low-cost latrines - Completed.

1.4 Construction of Batticaloa Hospital waste treatment plan with capacity to treat 350m3/day- Completed.

2. Developing rural water supply and sanitation Infrastructure in Anuradhapura, Polonnaruwa, and Batticaloa districts;

2.1 Construction of rural water schemes to provide drinking water (piped, rain fed, protected well) to 350,000 people in Polonnaruwa, Anuradhpura, and Batticaloa- Completed.

2.2 Construction of 27,000 low cost latrines- Completed.

2.3 Delivering training to participating CBOs, 15 participating Pradeshiya Sabhas, and one provincial council- Completed.

3. Supporting Institutional Strengthening Capacity;

3.1 Delivery of a national public awareness and education campaign- Completed.

3.2 Implementation of a corporate strategy to improve NWSDB management- Completed.

3.3 Implementation of a strategy to reduce O&M cost- Rates were reviewed in 2012.

3.4 Implementation of a financial management strategy- Rates were reviewed in 2012.

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

3.6 Development of an asset registry for systems with more than 10,000 connections- Completed.

Geographical Location The Project was designed to assist people living in the rural areas of Anuradhapura and Polonnaruwa(North Central Province), Batticaloa and Muttur, (North-East Province), and Hambantota (Southern Province).
Safeguard Categories
Environment B
Involuntary Resettlement B
Indigenous Peoples C
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 In addition to the consulting services provided under the Secondary Towns and Rural Community-Based Water Supply and Sanitation Project, it is envisaged that additional 1500 person months of local supervisory staff inputs will be required to supervise the contractors' simultaneous work sites under the project. The additional requirements are based on organizational needs for adequate supervision of all contracts, including 3 design and build, and the 12 bills of quantity type contracts, as well as the design of the salinity barrier at Hambantota intake under the Project. The proposed additional consultant inputs will be engaged through the Single Source Selection method with the firm already selected for Package B of the Project. The Firm will be requested to provide a biodata technical proposal (BTP) for NWSDB's and ADB's review and negotiation. Terms of reference and qualification requirements for consultants will follow the original contract. The design and supervision consultancy of the original loan is contnuing to carry out supervision for works under L2275 and new additional financing loan (L2757/2758).
Procurement Goods and services financed by the ADB loan will be procured in accordance with ADB's Procurement Guidelines (April 2006) and the Government's procurement procedures acceptable to ADB. Urban water supply schemes are to be built according to the procurement packages agreed by the Inception Mission for the Secondary Towns and Rural Community-Based Water Supply and Sanitation Project, which include Design-and-Build contracts and Supply and Lay packages for international competitive bidding (ICB) and national competitive bidding (NCB). Civil works contracts valued over $2 million equivalent and equipment contracts valued over $500,000 equivalent will be undertaken through ICB procedures. Civil works contracts valued at $2 million equivalent or less will be carried out under NCB procedures acceptable to ADB and in accordance with Government regulations. Equipment packages valued at $500,000 equivalent or less will be procured following limited international bidding procedures acceptable to ADB. All construction works for the Rural Component are still expected to be valued at less than $1 million equivalent and therefore to be procured through NCB, or, in the case of contracts valued at less than SLRs2 million (approximately $20,000) equivalent, by CBOs through procedures for community participation in procurement acceptable to ADB. All contract are complted except for one contract.
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 BoardMr. Hapuarachchistrcbwss@sltnet.lkNational Water Supply and Drainage Board
Timetable
Concept Clearance 10 Mar 2006
Fact Finding 01 Apr 2006 to 11 Apr 2006
MRM 15 May 2006
Approval 29 Nov 2006
Last Review Mission -
PDS Creation Date 23 Mar 2006
Last PDS Update 26 Sep 2014

Loan 2275-SRI

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
29 Nov 2006 06 Jun 2007 28 Aug 2007 30 Jun 2010 31 Mar 2013 08 Oct 2014
Financing Plan Loan Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 46.70 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 13.50 29 Nov 2006 12.06 0.00 100%
Counterpart 33.20 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 29 Nov 2006 12.06 0.00 100%

Loan 2276-SRI

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
29 Nov 2006 14 Dec 2006 10 Apr 2007 30 Jun 2010 30 Jun 2012 26 Feb 2013
Financing Plan Loan Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 46.50 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 46.50 29 Nov 2006 48.81 0.00 100%
Counterpart 0.00 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 29 Nov 2006 48.81 0.00 100%

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