Sri Lanka: Greater Colombo Wastewater Management Project

Sovereign Project | 36173-013

Summary

The Project is designed to improve the urban environment and public health for the urban and suburban residents in Colombo through improvements to wastewater management services. The Project will support (i) upgrading the sewerage infrastructure, including pumping stations, sewer pipes, and discharge outfalls; (ii) strengthening institutional and operational capacity in asset management, financial management, operational performance monitoring, environmental regulatory compliance, customer services, and pro-poor sanitation services; and (iii) project management and implementation.

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Greater Colombo Wastewater Management Project Jul 2013

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Project Name Greater Colombo Wastewater Management Project
Project Number 36173-013
Country Sri Lanka
Project Status Approved
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Loan
Source of Funding / Amount
Loan 2557-SRI: Greater Colombo Wastewater Management Project
Ordinary capital resources US$ 80.00 million
Loan 2558-SRI: Greater Colombo Wastewater Management Project
Asian Development Fund US$ 20.00 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 sewerage
Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Some gender elements
Description The Project is designed to improve the urban environment and public health for the urban and suburban residents in Colombo through improvements to wastewater management services. The Project will support (i) upgrading the sewerage infrastructure, including pumping stations, sewer pipes, and discharge outfalls; (ii) strengthening institutional and operational capacity in asset management, financial management, operational performance monitoring, environmental regulatory compliance, customer services, and pro-poor sanitation services; and (iii) project management and implementation.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy

Colombo is Sri Lanka's economic and administrative center. The Government, in its Ten-Year Development Framework, 2006 2016, targets high and steady economic growth and modernization of the capital region as the national growth engine. The Western Region Structure Plan, adopted by the Government as the development plan for the country's capital region, emphasizes the critical role of basic infrastructure and services, including wastewater management, in sustaining the national economy and improving the quality of life in the Greater Colombo area.

While the Colombo urban area is rapidly expanding, the coverage of the existing public sewerage infrastructure is limited. Most of the system has been run exceeding its technical life and is therefore inefficient and unreliable. Emergency repairs rather than planned maintenance are normal practices. Assets are not inventoried and there is no accurate database on the condition of assets. The customer database is inaccurate and is not regularly updated. Frequent blockages in the system cause flooding in lowlying areas and the uncontrolled overflow has serious environment and public health implications. There is no institutionalized mechanism to monitor operational performance or environmental compliance.

Impact

The expected impact of the Project is improved urban environment, public health, and quality of life for urban and suburban residents in Colombo. The expected outcome of the Project is improved wastewater management performance in Greater Colombo. To this end, the Project will (i) rehabilitate and upgrade sewerage infrastructure and sanitation in Colombo, (ii) strengthen planning, asset management and operational capacity, and (iii) build capacity for project management and policy compliance.

Impact

Urban environment and public health are improved for urban residents in Greater Colombo.

Project Outcome
Description of Outcome Urban population in Greater Colombo enjoys enhanced wastewater management services
Progress Toward Outcome

Both the design, supervision and management consultants (DSC) and the institutional development consultant (IDC) were mobilized in 2011 and are fully supporting the PMU in the procurement and other project management-related activities.

Procurement of various works, equipment, and other consulting services are ongoing.

Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs

1. Sewerage infrastructure is upgraded

2. Institutional and operational capacity of CMC is strengthened

3. Project management and implementation capacity of CMC is improved

Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)

Sewerage infrastructure is upgraded:

* Out of the 17 pumping station package, 6 under the NWSDB have been awarded and the works ongoing. Contract for the 11 stations under the CMC is being awarded.

* Works of 10 km sewer line rehabilitation, 125 km line condition assessment and 2 km line upgrading, all are ongoing.

* Sea out fall rehabilitation works ongoing.

Institutional and operational capacity of CMC is strengthened:

While components of Asset management and Business support system been extended till mid 2015 with smaller consultancy inputs, all other activities have been completed by end of 2014.

Project management and implementation capacity of CMC is improved:

PMU is fully established and various training programs are ongoing.

Geographical Location Greater Colombo in Sri Lanka
Safeguard Categories
Environment B
Involuntary Resettlement B
Indigenous Peoples C
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design A diversity analysis has been undertaken before the stakeholder analysis covering physical, socioeconomic, and usage diversity. Stakeholder mapping identified direct and indirect beneficiaries, pressure groups, and other interest groups at the national, divisional, project, and community levels. The stakeholders were grouped into seven categories comprising: (i) users of the main sewerage system, (ii) users of septic tanks in areas not served by the sewerage system, (iii) managers of sewerage systems, (iv) other service providers, (v) regulators and administrators, (vi) policy makers, and (vii) other interest groups. The expectations and likely benefits, and issues and concerns, of these stakeholders were analyzed in the stakeholder analysis and considered in the project design, particularly in developing participation strategies. Information dissemination and consultations have been undertaken to ensure stakeholder participation in project design.
During Project Implementation Information dissemination and consultation will continue throughout project implementation.
Business Opportunities
Consulting Services Two consulting firms recruited for (i) design, supervision, and project management support to PMU and PIU; and (ii) institutional development, financial and operational improvement support to the PMU and CMC. The consulting firms were recruited using the quality- and cost-based selection (QCBS) method in accordance with ADB's Guidelines on the Use of Consultants 2010, as amended from time to time.
Procurement Procurements to be financed by the Project will be carried out in accordance with ADB's Procurement Guidelines 2010, as amended from time to time.
Responsible ADB Officer Nirojan Donald Sinclair
Responsible ADB Department South Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Sri Lanka Resident Mission
Executing Agencies
Ministry of Prov'l Councils & Regional DevelopmentMr. Y. N. Jayathilakesecpl1@sltnet.lk330 Union Place, Colombo 2
Sri Lanka
Timetable
Concept Clearance 08 Aug 2005
Fact Finding 29 Apr 2009 to 14 May 2009
MRM 01 Jul 2009
Approval 28 Sep 2009
Last Review Mission -
PDS Creation Date 16 Mar 2006
Last PDS Update 20 Mar 2015

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Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
28 Sep 2009 18 Dec 2009 09 Apr 2010 30 Jun 2015 30 Jun 2017 -
Financing Plan Loan Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 80.00 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 80.00 28 Sep 2009 46.56 0.00 58%
Counterpart 0.00 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 28 Sep 2009 21.66 0.00 27%

Loan 2558-SRI

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
28 Sep 2009 18 Dec 2009 09 Apr 2010 30 Jun 2015 30 Jun 2017 -
Financing Plan Loan Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 20.00 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 20.00 28 Sep 2009 16.53 0.00 90%
Counterpart 0.00 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 28 Sep 2009 7.75 0.00 42%

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