India: North Eastern Region Capital Cities Development Investment Program, Tranche 1

Sovereign Project | 35290-023

Summary

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.

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Project Name North Eastern Region Capital Cities Development Investment Program, Tranche 1
Project Number 35290-023
Country India
Project Status Approved
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Loan
Source of Funding / Amount
Loan 2528-IND: North Eastern Region Capital Cities Development Investment Program, Tranche 1
Ordinary capital resources US$ 25.54 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 - 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.
Project Outcome
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 90%, Aizawl 100%, Shillong 40%, Kohima 80%, and Gangtok 100%.

Water supply: Out of the total 10 packages for water supply improvements in Agartala, Aizawl, Gangtok and Kohima, 7 have been completed; 2 are under

implementation in Agartala and 1 in Kohima. In Agartala, remaining works under the water supply packages (tubewells Lot 3 and 4) and the construction of remaining pump houses are expected to be completed by March 2015. In Gangtok, except for household connection and metering all water supply works in

areas covered have been completed. In Kohima''s 18 water supply reservoirs, all works and the commissioning of water the treatment plant are expected to be completed by June 2015

Solid waste management: Construction of solid waste management centers (SWM) in Kohima and upgrading of SWM centers in Shillong are ongoing and physical progress are 67% and 40% respectively. Though an improvement

has been reported in performance of contractors in both the towns, careful monitoring and strong supervision in being done. In Shillong, all works on the landfill site are expected to be completed by March 2015. In Kohima, solid waste management contract is expected to be completed by March 2015.

Project management: Project has six ongoing management-related consulting firms: 5 Design, Supervision and Management Consultants (one in each

state) and 1 Program Management and Coordination Consultants centrally.

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 no need of change 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.

Implementation Progress
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)

Water Supply:

Agartala: Tube wells replaced (22) - 21 completed; works on remaining well is ongoing.

Aizawl: 7 reservoirs completed; 2 chlorinators installed and 15,000 household meters installed.

Gangtok: Primary mains (31 kms.); secondary pipelines (38 kms); 3 reservoirs; 4 chlorinators; and 19,000 meters - works completed and awaiting commissioning.

Kohima: Refurbishment of Kohima water supply scheme in progress, consisting of construction of 18 RCC ground level water tanks and refurbishment of 7.5 mld capacity water treatment plant. Physical progress is about 81%.

Solid Waste Management:

Kohima: 50 tpd compost plant; sanitary landfill site; garage/transfer station and approach road - works ongoing. Physical progress is about 67%.

Shillong: Short-term sanitary landfill and transfer station - works ongoing. Physical progress is about 38%.

Reform Agenda - Ongoing. Action plans have been developed and are being implemented.

Geographical Location
Safeguard Categories
Environment B
Involuntary Resettlement B
Indigenous Peoples C
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.
Business Opportunities
Consulting Services

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 Ron H. Slangen
Responsible ADB Department South Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Urban Development and Water Division, SARD
Executing Agencies
Urban Development and Housing DepartmentMr. J.D. BhutiaADBGANGTOK@GMAIL.COMGovt. of Sikkim, NH
31A
Gangtok-797101, India
Ministry of Urban DevelopmentMr. A. JoshiNirman Bhawan, Maulana Azad Road
New Delhi 110 011
India
Urban Development and Poverty Alleviation DeptMr. ValbuangaPDAIZAWL07@YAHOO.COMChief Engineer's Office, Mizoram
Building (Top Floor)
Khatla, Aizawl-796001, India
Urban Development DepartmentMr. K. HaraluSIPMIUKOHIMA@GMAIL.COMOffice of the Commissioner &
Secretary, UDD, Secretariat Complex
Kohima-797001, Nagaland, India
Urban Development DepartmentMr. R.K. MajumderDIRECTORURBANTRIPURA@GMAILCOMGovernment of Tripura
Office Lane, Milan, Bharati
Agartala - 797001, India
Urban AffairsMr. Bishwajit DuttaB_DUTTA59@YAHOO.CO.INRaitong Building-Meghalaya
Secretariat Hill
Shillong-793 001, India
Timetable
Concept Clearance 02 Nov 2005
Fact Finding -
MRM 06 Mar 2007
Approval 01 Jul 2009
Last Review Mission -
PDS Creation Date 29 Apr 2009
Last PDS Update 13 Mar 2015

Loan 2528-IND

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
01 Jul 2009 04 Aug 2009 19 Nov 2009 30 Apr 2016 - -
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 22.84 0.00 89%
Counterpart 0.00 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 01 Jul 2009 18.12 0.00 71%
Title Document Type Document Date
Amendment to the Loan Agreement for North Eastern Region Capital Cities Development Investment Program - Project 1 between ADB and India (3 Dec 2009) Loan Agreement (Ordinary Resources) Dec 2009
Project Agreement for North Eastern Region Capital Cities Development Investment Program - Project 1 between Asian Development Bank and Ministry of Urban Development, State of Nagaland Project/Program Agreement Aug 2009
Project Agreement for North Eastern Region Capital Cities Development Investment Program - Project 1 between Asian Development Bank and Ministry of Urban Development State of Sikkim Project/Program Agreement Aug 2009
Loan Agreement for North Eastern Region Capital Cities Development Investment Program - Project 1 between Asian Development Bank and India dated 4 August 2009 Loan Agreement (Ordinary Resources) Aug 2009
Project Agreement for North Eastern Region Capital Cities Development Investment Program - Project 1 between Asian Development Bank and Ministry of Urban Development, State of Tripura Project/Program Agreement Aug 2009
Project Agreement for North Eastern Region Capital Cities Development Investment Program - Project 1 between Asian Development Bank and Ministry of Urban Development, State of Meghalaya Project/Program Agreement Aug 2009
Project Agreement for North Eastern Region Capital Cities Development Investment Program - Project 1 between Asian Development Bank and Ministry of Urban Development, State of Mizoram Project/Program Agreement Aug 2009

Safeguard Documents

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Title Document Type Document Date
NERCCDIP - Tranche 1 and Tranche 2: Social Monitoring Report for Kohima, Nagaland (January-June 2015) Social Monitoring Reports Jul 2015
North Eastern Region Capital Cities Development Investment Program - Tranche 1: Environmental Monitoring Report for Kohima (July-December 2014) Environmental Monitoring Reports Feb 2015
North Eastern Region Capital Cities Development Investment Program - Tranche 1 and Tranche 2: Social Monitoring Report for Shilllong, Meghalaya (July-December 2014) Social Monitoring Reports Feb 2015
North Eastern Region Capital Cities Development Investment Program - Tranche 1 and Tranche 2: Semi-Annual Report on Social Safeguard and Gender Action Plan for Agartala, Tripura (July-December 2014) Social Monitoring Reports Jan 2015
North Eastern Region Capital Cities Development Investment Program - Tranche 1 and Tranche 2: Social Monitoring Report for Kohima, Nagaland (July-December 2014) Social Monitoring Reports Jan 2015
North-Eastern Region Capital Cities Development Investment Program - Tranche 1: Shillong Solid Waste Management Subproject Semiannual Environmental Monitoring Report (July-December 2014) Environmental Monitoring Reports Dec 2014
North Eastern Region Capital Cities Development Investment Program - Tranche 1: Environmental Monitoring Report for Kohima (January-June 2014) Environmental Monitoring Reports Jul 2014
North Eastern Region Capital Cities Development Investment Program - Tranche 1 and Tranche 2: Social Monitoring Report for Kohima (January-June 2014) Social Monitoring Reports Jul 2014
North Eastern Region Capital Cities Development Investment Program - Tranche 1 and Tranche 2: Social Monitoring Report for Agartala (January-June 2014) Social Monitoring Reports Jul 2014
North Eastern Region Capital Cities Development Investment Program - Tranche 1: Environmental Monitoring Report for Agartala (January-June 2014) Environmental Monitoring Reports Jul 2014
North Eastern Region Capital Cities Development Investment Program - Tranche 1: Environmental Monitoring Report for Shillong (January-June 2014) Environmental Monitoring Reports Jun 2014
North Eastern Region Capital Cities Development Investment Program (Tranche 1): Environmental Monitoring Report for Gangtok (July-December 2013) Environmental Monitoring Reports Feb 2014
North Eastern Region Capital Cities Development Investment Program: Semi Annual Report on Social Safeguard and Gender Action Plan for Agartala, Tripura (July-December 2013) Social Monitoring Reports Jan 2014
North Eastern Region Capital Cities Development Investment Program - Tranche 1: Gangtok, Sikkim State Semiannual Social Safeguard Monitoring Report (July-December 2013) Social Monitoring Reports Jan 2014
North Eastern Region Capital Cities Development Investment Program: Kohima, Nagaland State Semiannual Social Safeguard Monitoring Report (July-December 2013) Social Monitoring Reports Jan 2014
North Eastern Region Capital Cities Development Investment Program (Tranche 1): Environmental Monitoring Report for Kohima (July-December 2013) Environmental Monitoring Reports Jan 2014
North Eastern Region Capital Cities Development Investment Program (Tranche 1): Environmental Monitoring Report for Shillong (July-December 2013) Environmental Monitoring Reports Jan 2014
North Eastern Region Capital Cities Development Investment Program: Environmental Monitoring Report for Aizawl (July-December 2013) Environmental Monitoring Reports Jan 2014
North Eastern Region Capital Cities Development Investment Program (Tranche 1): Environmental Monitoring Report for Agartala (July-December 2013) Environmental Monitoring Reports Jan 2014
North Eastern Region Capital Cities Development Investment Program: Aizawl, Mizoram State Semiannual Social Safeguard Monitoring Report (July-December 2013) Social Monitoring Reports Jan 2014
North Eastern Region Capital Cities Development Investment Program: Shillong, Meghalaya Semiannual Social Safeguard Monitoring Report (July-December 2013) Social Monitoring Reports Dec 2013
North Eastern Region Capital Cities Development Investment Program, Tranche 1: Kohima Solid Waste Management Initial Environmental Examination Nov 2013
North Eastern Region Capital Cities Development Investment Program: Kohima, Nagaland State Semiannual Social Safeguard Monitoring Report (January-June 2013) Social Monitoring Reports Sep 2013
North Eastern Region Capital Cities Development Investment Program: Aizawl, Mizoram State Semiannual Social Safeguard Monitoring Report (January-June 2013) Social Monitoring Reports Aug 2013
North Eastern Region Capital Cities Development Investment Program: Semi Annual Report on Social Safeguard and Gender Action Plan for Agartala, Tripura (January-June 2013) Social Monitoring Reports Jul 2013
North Eastern Region Capital Cities Development Investment Program (Tranche 1): Environmental Monitoring Report for Kohima (January-June 2013) Environmental Monitoring Reports Jul 2013
North Eastern Region Capital Cities Development Investment Program: Shillong, Meghalaya Semiannual Social Safeguard Monitoring Report (January-June 2013) Social Monitoring Reports Jul 2013
North Eastern Region Capital Cities Development Investment Program: Environmental Monitoring Report for Aizawl (January-June 2013) Environmental Monitoring Reports Jun 2013
North Eastern Region Capital Cities Development Investment Program - Tranche 1 and 2: Gangtok, Sikkim State Semiannual Social Safeguard Monitoring Report (January-June 2013) Social Monitoring Reports Jun 2013
North Eastern Region Capital Cities Development Investment Program (Tranche 1): Environmental Monitoring Report for Gangtok (January-June 2013) Environmental Monitoring Reports Jun 2013
North Eastern Region Capital Cities Development Investment Program (Tranche 1): Environmental Monitoring Report for Shillong (June 2013) Environmental Monitoring Reports Jun 2013
North Eastern Region Capital Cities Development Investment Program (Tranche 1): Environmental Monitoring Report for Agartala (January-June 2013) Environmental Monitoring Reports Jun 2013
North Eastern Region Urban Development Program: Environmental Monitoring Reports for Mizoram, Meghalaya, Nagaland, Sikkim, and Tripura (2012) Environmental Monitoring Reports Dec 2012
North Eastern Region Capital Cities Development Investment Program, Tranche 1: Semi-Annual Social Safeguard Monitoring Report Social Monitoring Reports Dec 2012
North Eastern Region Capital Cities Development Investment Program: Construction of Water Storage Tanks in Greater Aizawl: Environmental Monitoring Report (2011) Environmental Monitoring Reports Sep 2011
Northeastern Region Capital Cities Development Investment Program: Construction of Water Storage Tanks in Greater Aizawl Environmental Monitoring Reports Sep 2010

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