Nepal: Third Small Towns Water Supply and Sanitation Sector Project

Sovereign Project | 35173-012 Status: Closed


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Project Name Third Small Towns Water Supply and Sanitation Sector Project
Project Number 35173-012
Country Nepal
Project Status Closed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 8346-NEP: Third Small Towns Water Supply and Sanitation Sector Project
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 800,000.00
Multi-Donor Trust Fund under the Water Financing Partnership Facility US$ 300,000.00
Strategic Agendas Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Governance and capacity development
Sector / Subsector

Water and other urban infrastructure and services - Urban water supply

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Effective gender mainstreaming
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

Stakeholder participation and communication plan and strategy will be formulated at the initial design stage. The national social safeguard and resettlement specialists under the PPTA will be based in the field office for the sample subproject towns to ensure timely attention to issues concerning participation. For the remaining subproject towns, loan consultant will ensure the compliance with the stakeholder participation and communication plan and strategy by providing quarterly updates to ADB in the progress report.

The main stakeholders of the project are small town residents, local business communities, users' committees, government officials, civil society organizations and development partners. The project design is finalized through a process that involves timely consultation between government and development partners, socio-economic surveys for the residents and business communities and communications with users' committees to determine feasibility of project design.

The PPTA will verify the key civil society organizations in the project area and the level of participation. Information dissemination is envisaged at the town level through billboards, posters and newsletters, where applicable. General orientation and targeted consultation seminars will be held. The beneficiaries will collaborate through the WUSCs to make contributions to establishing the infrastructure through a demand-driven participatory approach.

The project is to provide water supply services in the subproject area. Therefore, determination of the subproject area is important as not to exclude the poor, women-headed and minority households from access to improved services. Consultation with the poor and excluded can be engaged through focus group discussion, interviews and local meetings and can be separately arranged for separate focus groups to maintain appropriate level of sensitivity.

During Project Implementation To be prepared under the PPTA.

Business Opportunities

Consulting Services The PPTA will require 4 positions and 14 person-months of international consulting services and 11 positions and 57 person-months of national consulting services by an international consulting firm in association with national consulting firm(s). ADB will recruit additional two international consultants on individual basis for a total of 5 person-months. ADB will select and engage consultants according to ADB's Guidelines on Use of Consultants (2010, as amended from time to time) and other arrangements satisfactory to ADB for the selection and engagement of consultants. The quality and cost-based selection method, using the quality cost ratio of 90:10 and full technical proposal procedures, will be followed. The quality cost ratio is justified due to (i) the in-depth local knowledge required to prioritize and select multiple subproject towns; (ii) the specific expertise required to conduct financial market and financial institution assessment, financial structuring, market analysis and procurement assessment; and (iii) the comprehensive technical expertise combined with local knowledge to prepare technical feasibility studies and preliminary designs specific for distinct sample subproject towns. The PPTA will address the following aspects relating to the project: (i) assessment of executing agency (EA) and the PMO capacity and preparation of capacity building plan to minimize implementation, procurement and financial management risks; (ii) indicative loan related procurement plan based on procurement capacity assessment; and (iii) indicative implementation schedule with proposed sequencing of consultant recruitment and bidding and awarding of procurement packages.

Responsible Staff

Responsible ADB Officer Neeta Pokhrel
Responsible ADB Department South Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Urban Development and Water Division, SARD
Executing Agencies
Ministry of Urban Development
Singhadurbar, Kathmandu, Nepal


Concept Clearance -
Fact Finding -
Approval -
Last Review Mission -
PDS Creation Date 29 Nov 2005
Last PDS Update 21 May 2013

TA 8346-NEP

Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
05 Apr 2013 09 May 2013 09 May 2013 31 Dec 2014 31 Dec 2015 -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
800,000.00 300,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 1,100,000.00 05 Apr 2013 987,585.98
Title Document Type Document Date
Third Small Towns Water Supply and Sanitation Sector Project Technical Assistance Reports Apr 2013

Safeguard Documents See also: Safeguards

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