Bhutan: Urban Infrastructure Development

Sovereign Project | 38049-013 Status: Active

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Project Name Urban Infrastructure Development
Project Number 38049-013
Country Bhutan
Project Status Active
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Loan
Source of Funding / Amount
Loan 2258-BHU: Urban Infrastructure Development
Asian Development Fund US$ 24.60 million
TA 4844-BHU: Urban Infrastructure Development
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 250,000.00
Strategic Agendas Environmentally sustainable growth
Drivers of Change Governance and capacity development
Knowledge solutions
Sector / Subsector

Transport - Urban roads and traffic management

Water and other urban infrastructure and services - Other urban services - Urban policy, institutional and capacity development - Urban sanitation - Urban sewerage - Urban solid waste management - Urban water supply

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming No gender elements
Description
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy
Impact

Project Outcome

Description of Outcome
Progress Toward Outcome All of the works are physically completed in 2014. Infrastructures were put up to provide access to safe water, sanitation, improved solid waste collection to the intended beneficiaries.
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs
Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)

1. Thimphu: All works completed. The staff training is being conducted to operate and maintain the plant.

2. Phuentsholing: All subprojects are completed and works packages are closed in Phuentsholing. Interventions have provided improvements in urban road network, junctions, footpaths, car parking spaces and social infrastructure within the city. The Phuentsholing Municipality has outsourced the operation and maintenance of car parking services to third party private service providers. The municipality has also handed over the management of the stadium and archery ground to the sports and recreation committee of Phuentsholing.

3. Dagana: The water supply civil works package is already complete. A sludge drying bed is also constructed and completed. The water tariff plan has just been recently approved by the Ministry of Finance.

4. Technical and Implementation Support: All components under the technical support outputs were successfully completed by 2012. This included the endorsement and implementation of the sanitation and hygiene strategy by Thimphu Thromde to improve awareness in public hygiene and sanitation.

Geographical Location

Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects

Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design
During Project Implementation

Business Opportunities

Consulting Services All consultants under the Project will be recruited in accordance with Guidelines on the Use of Consultants by the Asian Development Bank and its Borrowers (April 2006). While Project Management Consultants (PMC) and Design Monitoring and Supervision Consultants will be recruited using quality and cost based selection method, for smaller packages and specialized consulting services under Component D of the Project, consultants may be selected and engaged using methods such as quality-based selection, consultants' qualifications selection single source selection, or procedures satisfactory to ADB for recruitment of national consultants. An international consulting firm (51 person-months of international and 179 person-months of domestic/national consulting services) will be engaged as PMC to assist the PMU in overall project management and implementation. Similarly, one international consulting firm (49 person-months of international and 68 person-months of national consulting services) will be engaged as DMSC to assist the PIUs in design, monitoring and supervision of contracts under the Project.
Procurement Procurement of all goods and services under the Project will be carried out in accordance with ADB's Procurement Guidelines (April 2006). All civil work contracts estimated to cost the equivalent of more than $1 million will be awarded on the basis of international competitive bidding procedures. Contracts estimated to cost less than $1million will be carried out using National Competititve Bidding or other procedures acceptable to ADB under its Procurement Guidelines. Procurement of goods will preferably be grouped into packages larger than $500,000 to be suitable for ICB procedures. Goods that cannot be grouped into large contracts and are estimated to cost less than $500,000 will follow ADB's Limited International Bidding procedures.

Responsible Staff

Responsible ADB Officer Keiichi Tamaki
Responsible ADB Department South Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Urban Development and Water Division, SARD
Executing Agencies
Ministry of Works and Human Settlement (MoWHS)
Mr. Rinchen Dorji
rinchen@druknet.bt
Post Box #278
Thimphu
Bhutan

Timetable

Concept Clearance -
Fact Finding -
MRM -
Approval -
Last Review Mission -
PDS Creation Date 06 Feb 2006
Last PDS Update 22 Mar 2016

Loan 2258-BHU

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
27 Sep 2006 30 Oct 2006 31 Jan 2007 31 Dec 2012 31 Dec 2014 -
Financing Plan Loan Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 30.75 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 24.60 27 Sep 2006 23.85 0.00 94%
Counterpart 6.15 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 27 Sep 2006 23.56 0.00 93%
Status of Covenants
Category Sector Safeguards Social Financial Economic Others
Rating - - - - - Satisfactory

TA 4844-BHU

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
27 Sep 2006 20 Dec 2006 20 Dec 2006 31 Dec 2008 31 Dec 2009 -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
250,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 250,000.00 27 Sep 2006 212,954.20

Safeguard Documents See also: Safeguards

Safeguard documents provided at the time of project/facility approval may also be found in the list of linked documents provided with the Report and Recommendation of the President.

Title Document Type Document Date
Urban Infrastructure Development Program: Environmental Monitoring Report (October 2012) Environmental Monitoring Reports Oct 2012
Urban Infrastructure Development Project Initial Environmental Examination Aug 2012
Urban Infrastructure Development Project: Draft Resettlement Plan for Land Pooling Related-works of Component A (Changbangdu LAP, Thimphu) Resettlement Plans Jan 2012
Urban Infrastructure Development Program Environmental Monitoring Reports Dec 2011
Urban Infrastructure Development Project: Resettlement Monitoring Report Social Monitoring Reports Dec 2011
Urban Infrastructure Development Project (Draft) Resettlement Plans Jun 2011
Urban Infrastructure Development Project: Resettlement Framework for Land Pooling Related-works of Component A (Thimphu) Resettlement Frameworks Nov 2010
Urban Infrastructure Development Project: Land Pooling Related-Works of Component A (Simtokha LAP, Thimphu) Resettlement Plans Nov 2010
Urban Infrastructure Development Project - Land Pooling Related-works of Component A (Lungtenphu Zones D and E, Thimphu) Resettlement Plans Aug 2010
Urban Infrastructure Development Project - Land Pooling Related-works of Component A (Lungtenphu Zones A, B, C and F Thimphu) Resettlement Plans Aug 2010
Urban Infrastructure Development Project in Bhutan:Component B (Phuentsholing) [Draft for Consultation] Resettlement Plans Jun 2006
Urban Infrastructure Development Project in Bhutan: Component A (Thimpu) [Draft for Consultation] Resettlement Plans Jun 2006
Urban Infrastructure Development Project in Bhutan: Draft Resettlement Framework Resettlement Plans Jun 2006
Urban Infrastructure Development Project in Bhutan: Resettlement Plan [Draft for Consultation] Resettlement Plans Jun 2006
Urban Infrastructure Development Project in Bhutan: Component C (Dagana) [Draft for Consultation] Resettlement Plans Jun 2006

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