India: North Eastern Region Capital Cities Development Investment Program – Tranche 3

Sovereign Project | 35290-043 Status: Approved

Summary

Tranche 3 will include physical investments in water supply, solid waste and sanitation improvement in Agartala and Aizawl, and non-physical investments to continue supporting implementation of urban reforms agreed under the North Eastern Region Capital Cities Development Investment Program (NERCCDIP) in these cities. Two tranches have been approved to date under NERCCDIP (Projects 1 and 2). All three projects have been sequenced based on the implementation capacity and sector priorities of the Investment Program cities, and will collectively meet the intended outcomes of NERCCDIP.

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Project Name North Eastern Region Capital Cities Development Investment Program – Tranche 3
Project Number 35290-043
Country India
Project Status Approved
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Loan
Source of Funding / Amount
Loan 3337-IND: North Eastern Region Capital Cities Development Investment Program - Tranche 3
Ordinary capital resources US$ 80.00 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 - Urban policy, institutional and capacity development - Urban sanitation - Urban solid waste management - Urban water supply

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Effective gender mainstreaming
Description Tranche 3 will include physical investments in water supply, solid waste and sanitation improvement in Agartala and Aizawl, and non-physical investments to continue supporting implementation of urban reforms agreed under the North Eastern Region Capital Cities Development Investment Program (NERCCDIP) in these cities. Two tranches have been approved to date under NERCCDIP (Projects 1 and 2). All three projects have been sequenced based on the implementation capacity and sector priorities of the Investment Program cities, and will collectively meet the intended outcomes of NERCCDIP.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy NERCCDIP was framed within GoI's 11th Five-year Plan (2007-2012), which aimed to reduce poverty and regional disparities by ensuring, among others, access to basic physical infrastructure. Aizawl and Agartala were selected for financing under Project 3 based on their progress on urban reforms and implementation performance of projects 1 and 2, in accordance with the agreed framework financing framework (FFA) for NERCCDIP.
Impact improved environment and well-being of urban residents in the program cities (defined by Investment Program).
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome increased access to sustainable and improved urban services in Agartala and Aizawl.
Progress Toward Outcome
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs

water supply infrastructure constructed and rehabilitated

sanitation infrastructure constructed

solid waste management infrastructure constructed and rehabilitated

capacity for project implementation and service delivery improved.

Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)
Geographical Location
Safeguard Categories
Environment B
Involuntary Resettlement B
Indigenous Peoples B
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
Environmental Aspects All sites proposed for Project 3 in Aizawl and Agartala are not located within or adjacent to eco-sensitive areas. No significant impacts are anticipated. Five IEEs with EMPs were prepared for all subprojects in accordance with ADB s Safeguard Policy Statement (SPS) (2009). Any impacts due to construction and operation will be site-specific, short in duration, not significant, and can be avoided and/or mitigated through measures identified in the EMPs. Both Project 3 SIPMIUs demonstrated good capacity from implementation of previous projects. Adequate consultant support is included and/or continued in Project 3 to ensure sufficient environmental monitoring. EMP implementation reporting to ADB will be done on a semi-annual basis. Climate risk rating for Project 3 is medium. The SIPMIUs have and will continue to incorporate adequate measures in project design, as outlined in PAM, to reduce the risks identified.
Involuntary Resettlement Key IR impacts are in forms of acquisition or negotiated settlement for privately owned or leased land for a total 87,674 m2 in Aizawl for water supply and solid waste infrastructure from two private land owners (considering sites obtained exclusively for Project 3) and four Government land lease holders (Periodic Patta). Agartala s water supply facilities under Project 3 requiring 72 m2 land are also proposed within the boundaries of 2 sites obtained for Project 2 facilities. Voluntary land donations from private entities and non-profit institutions, of 21,308 m2 were received for (i) construction of approach road of the proposed WTP, (ii) three water reservoirs and their approach roads, and (iii) septage management facilities in Aizawl. Government land of 76288.5 m2 was identified for water supply and solid waste sites and 10,532.6 m2 land for septage management sites in both states. There are potential livelihood consequences for 59 ragpickers, which will be mitigated. One temporary structure on acquired land is affected. In Agartala, trenchless technology of pipelaying is proposed in congested road stretches whereas in Aizawl, pipelaying in congested market areas is proposed at night; hence, temporary impacts to businesses are avoided. The Resettlement Framework for the program is updated. Two draft Resettlement Plans and 2 draft Due Diligence Reports are prepared; these documents are to be updated and confirmed after some remaining detailed measurement surveys are completed.
Indigenous Peoples In case of Agartala: all subproject sites are within urban limits, no IPs/IP areas are affected. In case of Aizawl subprojects: the population of Mizoram and of Aizawl comprises 99% and 92% scheduled tribes respectively; hence Category B for IP impacts is triggered. Since IP comprise the overwhelming majority of project beneficiaries, no specific IPP needs to be prepared for Aizawl. Affected persons and beneficiaries of the project follow an urban way of life. The IPPF has been updated to ensure that any unforeseen impacts to IPs during project implementation are addressed.
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design Consultation workshops, meetings, focus group discussions, and structured interviews were undertaken with stakeholders during project preparation. The participation strategy for Project 3 envisages involvement of civil society, such as NGOs/CBOs/women's groups, in awareness generation, community mobilization, formation of user groups for common facilities and identification of households requiring connection subsidies in Aizawl and Agartala. It targets the poor and women's participation and inclusion in project benefits. Participatory processes are anticipated to enhance sustainability. Consultations will be documented and reported in the periodic monitoring reports.
During Project Implementation A specific component of the community awareness and participation strategy is the community mobilization and awareness program, specifically focusing on (i) water conservation, prevention of water leakage and wastage within their premises/locality, (ii) institutional set up on septage management, including the community's role and responsibilities, and formation of user groups; (ii) providing assistance to poor and vulnerable, including poor FHH to apply for connection subsidies; and (iii) SWM, including awareness generation, role and responsibilities of communities for safe and hygienic disposal of waste and prevention of dumping and open burning. This will be implemented by the Community Development and Public Awareness Experts in the SIPMIUs, with support of DSMCs and local NGOs/CBOs/women's groups. They will identify and involve such entities, to assist in outreach activities, positively influence and improve knowledge of general public, build the capacity of local CBOs/NGOs, and identify specific activities for empowering local community to participate and benefit from NERCCDIP activities.
Business Opportunities
Consulting Services The DSMCs for SIPMIUs Aizawl and Agartala will be recruited according to ADB's Guidelines on the Use of Consultants (March 2013, as amended from time to time). DSMC for SIPMIU Agartala under Projects 1 and 2 will continue to provide services for Project 3. An additional 439 person-months input of national consultants is required under Project 3.
Procurement Procurement of goods and works will be undertaken in accordance with ADB's Procurement Guidelines (April 2015, as amended from time to time). Standard bidding documents already endorsed by ADB for national competitive bidding under Projects 1 and 2 of NERCCDIP will be used throughout Project 3 implementation period. The procurement plan will be updated by the SIPMIUs for Agartala and Aizawl, the implementing agencies for approval by ADB at least once a year (more frequently if necessary) and will cover the next 18 months of procurement activity. A delay in loan effectiveness, other start-up delays, and delays during implementation will require an unscheduled procurement plan update. ADB will review each updated procurement plan prior to its publication.
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
Nirman Bhawan, Maulana Azad Road
New Delhi 110 011
India
Urban Development Department
PD_RUIDP@HOTMAIL.COM
SSO Building
Secretariat, Jaipur 302005, Rajasthan
India
Urban Development and Poverty Alleviation Dept
PDAIZAWL07@YAHOO.COM
Chief Engineer's Office, Mizoram
Building (Top Floor)
Khatla, Aizawl-796001, India
Timetable
Concept Clearance -
Fact Finding -
MRM 23 Jul 2015
Approval 27 Nov 2015
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 02 Dec 2015

Loan 3337-IND

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
27 Nov 2015 - - 22 Jun 2019 - -
Financing Plan Loan Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 114.00 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 80.00 27 Nov 2015 0.00 0.00 0%
Counterpart 34.00 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 27 Nov 2015 0.00 0.00 0%

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Title Document Type Document Date
NERCCDIP - Tranches 1-3: Semiannual Report on Social Safeguard and Gender Action Plan for Agartala (January-June 2015) Social Monitoring Reports Jul 2015
North Eastern Region Capital Cities Development Investment Program (Project 3) - Aizawl Solid Waste Management Subproject: Resettlement Plan Resettlement Plans Jul 2015
North Eastern Region Capital Cities Development Investment Program (Project 3) - Aizawl Water Supply Subproject: Resettlement Plan Resettlement Plans Jul 2015
North Eastern Region Capital Cities Development Investment Program (Project 3): Draft Initial Environmental Examination for Aizawl Solid Waste Resource Management Subproject Initial Environmental Examination Jun 2015
North Eastern Region Capital Cities Development Investment Program (Project 3): Draft Initial Environmental Examination for Aizawl Water Supply Subproject Initial Environmental Examination Jun 2015
North Eastern Region Capital Cities Development Investment Program (Project 3): Draft Initial Environmental Examination for Aizawl Septage Management (Bio-digester) Subproject Initial Environmental Examination Apr 2015
North Eastern Region Capital Cities Development Investment Program - Tranche 3: Indigenous Peoples Planning Framework Indigenous Peoples Planning Frameworks/Indigenous Peoples Development Frameworks Apr 2015
North Eastern Region Capital Cities Development Investment Program (Project 3): Draft Initial Environmental Examination for Agartala Septage Management Subproject Initial Environmental Examination Apr 2015
North Eastern Region Capital Cities Development Investment Program (Project 3): Draft Initial Environmental Examination for Agartala Water Supply Subproject Initial Environmental Examination Apr 2015
North Eastern Region Capital Cities Development Investment Program - Tranche 3: Resettlement Framework Resettlement Frameworks Apr 2015
North Eastern Region Capital Cities Development Investment Program (Project 3): Environmental Assessment and Review Framework Environmental Assessment and Review Framework Apr 2014

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