Nepal: Melamchi Water Supply (Engineering)

Sovereign Project | 31624-013

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Melamchi Water Supply (Engineering) Project Dec 2003

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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
Description The Project will assist the Government to prepare an investment project to provide water to Kathmandu Valley from the Melamchi River and to investigate the feasibility of artificial recharge of groundwater in the Kathmandu Valley. It will consist of three parts: (i) investigation, detailed design and preparation of tender documents for the bulk distribution of water from the new water treatment plant to the urban centers; (2) provision of overall project management support to coordinate the activities being funded by all six agencies, review designs and construction of all project components, report on project progress, and account for project costs; and (3) implementation of a pilot project to test the feasibility of artificial recharge of groundwater in Bishnumathi and Manohara river sites.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy The current water supply demand in Kathmandu Valley is around 140,000 cubic meter per day, but in the dry season, the actual supply from a combination of surface water and groundwater meets only half of this demand. The situation is compounded, as the population of Kathmandu is growing at 4.5 percent per annum. There are no water sources within Kathmandu Valley that can adequately fulfill the long-term water supply demand. The development of the Melamchi Water Supply Project will provide an extra 170,000 cubic meters per day of water and satisfy demand until 2012.
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Project Outcome
Description of Outcome
Progress Toward Outcome
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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
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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 ADB Officer Arthur C. Mcintosh
Responsible ADB Department South Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Urban Development and Water Division, SARD
Executing Agencies
Ministry of Physical Infrastructure and TransportMr. Poshan Nath Nepal, Special SecretarySingha Durbar Kathmandu Nepal
Timetable
Concept Clearance 24 Oct 1997
Fact Finding 25 Nov 1997 to 10 Dec 1997
MRM 19 Aug 1998
Approval 10 Nov 1998
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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