1.1 & 1.2) Construction works for sewer and drainage network, urban road and lanes improvement and waste water treatment plant subprojects were ongoing in Biratnagar and Birgunj Municipalities. Construction of 47.8 km (29.3 km in Biratnagar and 18.5 km in Birgunj) of storm water drainage lines of various sizes and 17 km (14 km in Biratnagar and 3 Km in Birgunj) of sewer lines completed.
1.3) In case of Butwal solid waste management (SWM) subproject contractor has been mobilized and process for site clearance works ongoing. Regarding SWM subproject at Birgunj, Technical bid evaluation report is ongoing as the package needed rebidding.
1.4) Butwal water supply subproject: Two test drills at original proposed site failed. Due to this deep boring location was shifted to another tentatively feasible location. Second test well drilling is ongoing at the new site to access availability of water as per the system's design requirement. Design of the water supply system is also being revised based on the new deep boring location. With regards to Kavre Water Subproject, physical progress is 70.36% against the revised elapsed time of about 75%. Laying of DI, GI, HDPE pipes together with pressure testing works are ongoing. However, progress of the sub project is not as per expected due to social issues and slow implementation by the contractor.
1.5) Auto Village Sub Project Butwal: Technical bid evaluation of the Subproject is ongoing.
1.6) Different kind of awareness training like 3R, women awareness, health and hygiene are being continued in 113 clusters of Biratnagar and 5 communities of Butwal. Awarness program was also carried out in 28 clusters of Birgun. Community people of the Project municipalities are being trained on various skills development trainings such as driving, plumbing, dalmoth making, house wiring sewing and cutting, beautician, boutique and pico etc under Community Development Program component of the Project.
426 latrines private have already been completed in poor clusters of Biratnagar (323) and Birgunj (103) and 201 toilets are under construction (39:Birgunj and 162 Biratnagar).
Construction of 1 gender, child and disable people friendly public toilet completed and 1 mobile toilet installed at Biratnagar.
CDP proposals at Biratnagar, Butwal and Birgunj have incorporated 3Rs activities and implementation of the 3Rs activities being done in that line. 900 compost dins were distributed in the Project Communities of Butwal.
More than 33% of women representation has been achieved in the 33 Users committees (UCs) formed under CDP project at Butwal, Birgunj and Biratnagar. There is proportionate representation of women dalits, ethnic groups and minorities. In UCs women are also holding key positions.
2.) Capacity of the Project municipalities and the concerned agency of central government (MOUD) have been strengthen on Project management and implementation, procurement, social and environment safeguard management and GESI through consulting services inputs, training/ exposure visits, orientation, training and also through implementation of the Project activities.
All nine consulting packages have been awarded. One consulting contract (NGO Birgunj) was terminated. Birgunj municipality will implement community development program through its social development section with the support of individual consultant, if needed.