India: MFF - North Eastern Region Capital Cities Development Investment Program

Sovereign Project | 35290-013

Summary

A core objective of the 11th Five-Year Plan (2008-2012) of the Government is reducing regional disparities. Investments in infrastructure and services in the NER, one of India's less developed regions, have priority. The 10th and 11th plans highlight the vital role of capital cities in NER's socioeconomic transformation. Given the difficult access to and remoteness of NER, the capital cities perform a function of a much higher order than other cities of similar size in India. With the opening up of trade with neighboring countries and the emergence of transport corridors in the region, these cities are expected to play an even greater strategic role in NER's economy as commercial and business hubs besides being administrative centers. Investments in urban infrastructure and services will be the key to unleashing the potential of these cities to catalyze the growth of NER.

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Project Name MFF - North Eastern Region Capital Cities Development Investment Program
Project Number 35290-013
Country India
Project Status Approved
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Loan
Source of Funding / Amount
MFF Facility Concept 0030-IND: MFF - North Eastern Region Capital Cities Development Investment Program
Ordinary capital resources US$ 200.00 million
Strategic Agendas Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Governance and capacity development
Sector / Subsector Water and other urban infrastructure and services - Water supply and sanitation
Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Effective gender mainstreaming
Description
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy

A core objective of the 11th Five-Year Plan (2008-2012) of the Government is reducing regional disparities. Investments in infrastructure and services in the NER, one of India's less developed regions, have priority. The 10th and 11th plans highlight the vital role of capital cities in NER's socioeconomic transformation. Given the difficult access to and remoteness of NER, the capital cities perform a function of a much higher order than other cities of similar size in India. With the opening up of trade with neighboring countries and the emergence of transport corridors in the region, these cities are expected to play an even greater strategic role in NER's economy as commercial and business hubs besides being administrative centers. Investments in urban infrastructure and services will be the key to unleashing the potential of these cities to catalyze the growth of NER.

The 11th plan also stresses the importance of improving the quality of governance and service delivery systems, to pace NER's development. It advocates a two pronged approach linking funds for capital investments with reforms. The plan's main reference for reforms is the 74th Constitutional Amendment Act of 1994, which promotes decentralized urban governance. With the Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission, the Government has reaffirmed its commitment to urban development through investments in a number of cities, subject to the cities' commitment to reforms for decentralized and sustainable urban service delivery. NERCCDIP, as well as the sector road maps from which it is derived, is guided by this policy framework. Its aim is to contribute to the Government's goal of bringing the NER up to par with developed regions of India. The Program links capital investments to reforms for sustainable impact. It strategically targets the capital cities that will spearhead the repositioning of NER as a gateway linking India to the neighboring states and to Southeast and East Asia.

Impact Improved environment and well-being of urban residents in the five program cities
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome Sustainable and increased access to better urban services in five program cities
Progress Toward Outcome
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs

Part A: Improved urban infrastructure and services

A.1 Expanded and rehabilitated water supply systems

A.2 Sewage collection, management, and treatment, and improved sanitation

A.3 Solid waste management systems

Part B: Strengthened institutional development and investment program management

B.1 Urban institutional, financial, and service delivery reforms and strengthened municipal capacity

B.2 Improved public utility management

B.3 Increased public awareness

B.4 Investment program capacity

Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)
Geographical Location Five capital cities of five states in the North Eastern Region (NER), namely, Agartala (Tripura), Aizawl (Mizoram), Kohima (Nagaland), Sikkim (Gangtok) and Shillong (Meghalaya).
Safeguard Categories
Environment B
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

Consultants will be hired by each of the five SIPMIUs to support design, construction supervision and management and institutional development acitivites. The need for consulting services is expected to decline gradually during implementation as the SIPMIUs and SEAs increase their capacity, and will be reviewed after the first two tranches are completed.

MOUD will also be supported by a program management and monitoring consultant, who will (i) assist program coordination by monitoring and reporting regularly on progress, identifying implementation bottlenecks, and recommending corrective actions; (ii) review the subproject appraisal reports prepared by the SIPMIUs and support the preparation of PFRs for submission; (iii) support capacity-building acitvities; and (iv) draft an urban reform action and monitoring plan.

Agencies and institutions, including established registered nongovernment orgranitions (NGO), will also be hired for participatory planning, community awareness activities, and surveys, among others. All consultants and NGOs will be recruited according to ADB's Guidelines on the Use of Consultants (2007, as amended from time to time).

Procurement All goods and services under NERCCDIP will be procured according to ADB's Procurement Guidelines (2007, as amended from time to time). Civil works contracts estimated at $5.0 million or more, and supply contracts valued at $1.0 million or higher will undergo international competitive bidding. Civil works and supply contracts costing less than those amounts will be procured through national competitive bidding. Goods below $100,000 in value will be procured through shopping. The feasibility of community contracting will be examined individually for low-cost sanitation and other community works not exceeding $100,000 in value.
Responsible ADB Officer Neeta Pokhrel
Responsible ADB Department South Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Urban Development and Water Division, SARD
Executing Agencies
Urban AffairsMr. Bishwajit Dutta, Project Directorb_dutta59@yahoo.co.inRaitong Building Secretariat Hill Shillong-793 001, India
Urban Development and Poverty Alleviation DeptMr. Valbuanga, Project Directorpdazl07@gmail.com,Chief Engineer's Office Building (Top Floor) Khatla, Aizawl-796001, India
Urban Development DepartmentMr. K. Haralu, Program Directorsipmiukohima@gmail.comOffice of the Commissioner & Secretary, UDD, Secretariat Complex Kohima-797001, India
Ministry of Urban DevelopmentA.K. Mehta, Joint Secretarydevi1972@gmail.comNirman Bhawan New Delhi 110 011 India
Urban Development and Housing DepartmentMr. J.D. Bhutia, Deputy Program Directoradbgangtok@gmail.comGovt. of Sikkim, NH 31A Gangtok-797101, India
Urban Development DepartmentMr. R.K. Majumder, Project Directordirectorurbantripura@gmail.comGovernment of Tripura Office Lane, Milan, Bharati Agartala - 797001, India
Timetable
Concept Clearance 02 Nov 2005
Fact Finding 15 May 2006 to 02 Jun 2006
MRM 09 Feb 2007
Approval 23 Jun 2009
Last Review Mission -
PDS Creation Date 01 Mar 2006
Last PDS Update 28 Feb 2011

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Financing Plan Loan Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 285.70 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 200.00 - 0.00 0.00 %
Counterpart 85.70 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 - 0.00 0.00 %

Safeguard Documents

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Title Document Type Document Date
North Eastern Region Capital Cities Development Investment Program: Resettlement Plan for Aizawl Solid Waste Management Subproject Resettlement Plans Apr 2011
Northeastern Region Capital Cities Development Investment Program Environmental Assessment and Review Framework Jan 2009
North Eastern Region Capital Cities Development Investment Program: Non-Revenue Water Reduction and Water Supply Rehabilitation Improvements in Agartala, Aizawl, and Kohima Initial Environmental Examination Jan 2009
North Eastern Region Capital Cities Development Investment Program: Draft Initial Environmental Examination for Solid Waste in Kohima Initial Environmental Examination Jan 2009
North Eastern Region Capital Cities Development Investment Program: Draft Initial Environmental Examination for Water Supply in Gangtok (Tranche I) Initial Environmental Examination Jan 2009
North Eastern Region Capital Cities Development Investment Program: Draft Initial Environmental Examination for Solid Waste in Shillong Initial Environmental Examination Jan 2009
North Eastern Region Capital Cities Development Investment Program: Draft Indigenous Peoples Development Framework Indigenous Peoples Planning Frameworks/Indigenous Peoples Development Frameworks Oct 2008
North Eastern Region Capital Cities Development Investment Program: Draft Short Resettlement Plan for Gangtok Water Supply Improvements Subproject Resettlement Plans Oct 2008
North Eastern Region Capital Cities Development Investment Program: Draft Resettlement Framework Resettlement Plans Oct 2008

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