Nepal: Urban Environment Improvement

Sovereign Project | 32239-012 Status: Closed

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Project Name Urban Environment Improvement
Project Number 32239-012
Country Nepal
Project Status Closed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 3364-NEP: Urban Environment Improvement
Japan Special Fund US$ 750,000.00
Strategic Agendas 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
Description The TA will prepare a Project that is suitable for ADB financing and will facilitate sustainable urban development in selected urban growth centers outside Kathmandu, by addressing critical environmental improvement needs. The TA will involve policy formulation and institutional strengthening to develop a mechanism to improve urban environmental infrastructure and services and develop municipal institutions. The TA will be implemented in three phases and will (i) analyze the growth potential of secondary urban towns; (ii) formulate urban growth strategies for high growth urban "satellite" towns to Kathmandu, including a detailed socioeconomic survey and poverty profile of selected "satellite" towns; and (iii) prepare a project proposal for facilitating urban-based regional economic growth, while maintaining and improving the environment of secondary towns and related areas, through the provision of urban infrastructure such as solid waste monitoring and control, traffic management, community facilities, and related institutional development. About 6-10 urban growth centers acting as urban growth nodes to Kathmandu, will be included in the Project.
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
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 About 70 person-months (20 peson-months international and 50 person-months domestic) of consulting services will be required. International experts in urban development, local government management, environmental management/engineering, sociologist/demographer, institutional reform and capacity building, and economic/financial analysis and domestic experts in institutional development, local government administration, municipal engineering and finance, urban economics, environmental science, community development, and social science will be required.
Procurement N/R
Responsible ADB Officer Xiaoyan Ye
Responsible ADB Department South Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Urban Development and Water Division, SARD
Executing Agencies
Department of Housing & Urban Development
Ministry of Housing & Physical Planning
Babar Mahal, Kathmandu
Concept Clearance 10 Mar 1999
Fact Finding 25 Oct 1999 to 05 Nov 1999
Approval 23 Dec 1999
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 04 Dec 2006

TA 3364-NEP

Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
23 Dec 1999 29 Feb 2000 29 Feb 2000 31 Mar 2001 31 Jul 2002 -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
750,000.00 0.00 135,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 885,000.00 23 Dec 1999 733,930.02

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