Nepal: Melamchi Water Supply (Engineering)

Sovereign Project | 31624-013 Status: Closed

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Project Name Melamchi Water Supply (Engineering)
Project Number 31624-013
Country Nepal
Project Status Closed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Loan
Source of Funding / Amount
Loan 1640-NEP: Melamchi Water Supply (Engineering)
Asian Development Fund US$ 5.00 million
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change
Sector / Subsector

Water and other urban infrastructure and services - Water supply and sanitation

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming No gender elements
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy

Project Outcome

Description of Outcome
Progress Toward Outcome
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs
Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)
Geographical Location Nepal/Kathmandu Valley

Safeguard Categories

Environment C
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 Two packages of consulting services will be required for a total of about 100 person-months input from international consultants and 160 person-months from domestic consultants for (i) Project management and the pilot project for artificial recharge, and (ii) investigation, detailed design, and preparation of tender documents for the bulk distribution component. Consulting services will be required in the fields of water supply, water treatment, civil, mechanical, structural, electrical, tunnel, hydraulics, geotechnology, sanitary, and instrumentation engineering and hydrogeology, sociology, economics, urban planning, financial analysis, environmental assessment, hygiene education, NGO coordination, architecture, and project management. Shortlisted international firms will associate with domestic consultants under both packages.
Procurement Civil works contracts for the drilling and water treatment plant for the pilot project will be carried out using international shopping procedures.

Responsible Staff

Responsible ADB Officer Arthur Mcintosh
Responsible ADB Department South Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Urban Development and Water Division, SARD
Executing Agencies
Ministry of Physical Infrastructure and Transport
Mr. Poshan Nath Nepal, Special Secretary
Singha Durbar Kathmandu Nepal


Concept Clearance 24 Oct 1997
Fact Finding 25 Nov 1997 to 10 Dec 1997
MRM 19 Aug 1998
Approval -
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 14 Feb 2007

Loan 1640-NEP

Financing Plan Loan Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 6.75 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 5.00 - 0.00 0.00 %
Counterpart 1.75 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 - 0.00 0.00 %
Title Document Type Document Date
Melamchi Water Supply (Engineering) Project Project/Program Completion Reports Dec 2003

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