The expected impact of the Investment Program is increased economic growth potential, reduced poverty, and reduced imbalances between NER and the rest of the country. The expected outcomes of the Investment Program will be an improved urban environment and better living conditions for the 1.4 million people expected to be living in the Investment Program cities by 2017. To this end, the Investment program will (i) improve and expand urban infrastructure and services in the cities including in slums and (ii) strengthen urban institutional, management, and the financing capacity of the institutions, including the urban local bodies. The Investment Program will ensure that the benefits from investments are enjoyed by the poor, women and all other vulnerable groups, and that any negative environmental and social impacts are alleviated.
|Project Name||North Eastern Region Capital Cities Development Investment Program, Tranche 1|
|Project Type / Modality of Assistance||Loan
|Source of Funding / Amount||
|Strategic Agendas||Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
|Drivers of Change||Gender Equity and Mainstreaming
Governance and capacity development
|Sector / Subsector||
Water and other urban infrastructure and services / Urban policy, institutional and capacity development - Urban solid waste management - Urban water supply
|Gender Equity and Mainstreaming||Effective gender mainstreaming|
|Description||The expected impact of the Investment Program is increased economic growth potential, reduced poverty, and reduced imbalances between NER and the rest of the country. The expected outcomes of the Investment Program will be an improved urban environment and better living conditions for the 1.4 million people expected to be living in the Investment Program cities by 2017. To this end, the Investment program will (i) improve and expand urban infrastructure and services in the cities including in slums and (ii) strengthen urban institutional, management, and the financing capacity of the institutions, including the urban local bodies. The Investment Program will ensure that the benefits from investments are enjoyed by the poor, women and all other vulnerable groups, and that any negative environmental and social impacts are alleviated.|
|Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy|
|Impact||Improved environment and well-being or urban residents in the five program cities.|
|Description of Outcome||Sustainable and increased access to better urban services in all 5 cities|
|Progress Toward Outcome||
Overall physical progress of subprojects under this Project are as follows: Agartala 100%, Aizawl 100%, Gangtok 100%, Kohima 100% and Shillong 100% complete.
Water supply: All ten packages for water supply improvements in Agartala, Aizawl, Gangtok and Kohima have been completed.
Solid waste management: Construction of solid waste management centers (SWM) in Kohima and upgrading of SWM centers in Shillong are completed. The Operation and Maintenance is ongoing.
Original closing date of this project of 30 April 2016 was extended to 22 June 2019 to: (i) complete the balance of the landfill works in Shillong; (ii) support initial O&M costs for new landfill-compost facility in Kohima, and (iii) continue DSMCs supervision of ongoing works and finance their extensions.
Project management: Project had six ongoing management-related consulting firms: 5 Design, Supervision and Management Consultants (one in each state) and 1 Program Management and Coordination Consultants centrally. Their services are ongoing and being financed under other tranche.
Institutional development: Institutional development in all 5 SIPMUI's are ongoing. Some additional support, in the form of individual consultancies, have been engaged to assist the completion of a few activities in Shillong.
A midterm review mission held in Jun 2012 reviewed the project design and updated the project's design, impact, outcome and outputs and identified that there is no change needed in project design: that (i) 373,720 population in Agartala, Aizawl, Gangtok, and Kohima will benefit from improved water supply systems, (ii) 430,080 population in Kohima and Shillong will benefit from SWM, and (iii) 719,028 population in Agartala and Shillong will benefit from strengthened institutional capacity of the cities.
|Description of Project Outputs||
The Project will provide prioritized urban infrastructure development subprojects in five cities, supported by a program of institutional development and capacity building.
Part A. Improved urban infrastructure and services
1. Expanded and rehabilitated water supply systems
2. Solid waste management systems
Part B: Strengthened institutional development and investment program management
3. Urban institutional, financial, and service delivery reforms and strengthened municipal capacity
Activities with Milestones
|Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)||
Agartala: All 22 tube wells replaced.
Aizawl: All 7 reservoirs completed and commissioned; 2 chlorinators and 15,000 household meters were installed.
Gangtok: 44.84 kms Secondary pipelines constructed; 1 reservoirs constructed; 1.7 kms Primary mains completed.
Kohima: 1.5 MLD capacity of existing water treatment plant refurbished; 17 RCC ground level water tanks replaced; 2 chlorinators were installed.
Solid Waste Management:
Kohima: 50 tpd compost plant developed; sanitary landfill site developed; garage/transfer station and approach road completed.
Shillong: Short-term sanitary landfill and transfer station work is completed.
Reform Agenda - Ongoing. Action plans have been developed and are being implemented.
|Geographical Location||Agartala, Aizawl, Bhurtuk, Chandmari, Gangtok, Jotsema, Kohima, Mawiong, Meghalaya, Mission Vengthlang, Nagaland, Shillong, State of Mizoram, State of Sikkim, State of Tripura, Tlangnuam, Zemabawk|
|Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects|
|Environmental Aspects||Detailed review of safeguards compliance was carried out and found Tranche 1 subprojects to be substantially compliant.|
|Involuntary Resettlement||Detailed review of safeguards compliance was carried out and found Tranche 1 subprojects to be substantially compliant.|
|Indigenous Peoples||Detailed review of safeguards compliance was carried out and found Tranche 1 subprojects to be substantially compliant.|
|Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation|
|During Project Design|
|During Project Implementation||A special loan administration mission was conducted from 7-10 March 2011 in Shillong, Meghalaya to meet with NGOs and other stakeholders.|
Consultants will be hired by each of the five SIPMIUs to support design, construction supervision, and management, and institutional development activities. 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 activities; and (iv) draft an urban reform action and monitoring plan.
Agencies or institutions, including established registered nongovernment organizations (NGOs), 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 (2010, as amended from time to time).
|Procurement||All goods and services under NERCCDIP will be procured according to ADB's Procurement Guidelines (2010, 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 $100,000 in value.|
|Responsible ADB Officer||Srivastava, Pushkar|
|Responsible ADB Department||South Asia Department|
|Responsible ADB Division||India Resident Mission|
Ministry of Urban Development
Mr. A. Joshi
New Delhi 110 011
India Urban Affairs
Mr. Bishwajit Dutta
Raitong Building Secretariat Hill
Shillong-793 001, India Urban Development Department
Mr. K. Haralu
Office of the Commissioner & Secretary, UDD, Secretariat Complex
Kohima-797001, India Urban Development Department
Mr. R.K. Majumder
Government of Tripura Office Lane, Milan, Bharati
Agartala - 797001, India Urban Development and Housing Department
Mr. J.D. Bhutia
Govt. of Sikkim, NH 31A
Gangtok-797101, India Urban Development and Poverty Alleviation Dept
Chief Engineer's Office Building (Top Floor)
Khatla, Aizawl-796001, India
|Concept Clearance||02 Nov 2005|
|MRM||06 Mar 2007|
|Approval||01 Jul 2009|
|Last Review Mission||-|
|PDS Creation Date||29 Apr 2009|
|Last PDS Update||19 Sep 2017|
|Approval||Signing Date||Effectivity Date||Closing|
|01 Jul 2009||04 Aug 2009||19 Nov 2009||30 Apr 2016||22 Jun 2019||-|
|Financing Plan||Loan Utilization|
|Total (Amount in US$ million)||Date||ADB||Others||Net Percentage|
|Project Cost||25.54||Cumulative Contract Awards|
|ADB||25.54||01 Jul 2009||24.86||0.00||97%|
|Cofinancing||0.00||01 Jul 2009||23.66||0.00||93%|
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