Nepal: Air Transport Capacity Enhancement Project (formerly Civil Aviation Airport Development Project)

Sovereign Project | 38349-013 Status: Active

Summary

ADB is helping Nepal improve its airports and civil aviation safety standards. The project will construct new taxiways and a new power supply system at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu and upgrade its terminal facilities. Three domestic airports - Lukla, Rara, and Simikot - will receive communication equipment, visual approach aids, and weather equipment. 

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Project Name Air Transport Capacity Enhancement Project (formerly Civil Aviation Airport Development Project)
Project Number 38349-013
Country Nepal
Project Status Active
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Grant
Loan
Source of Funding / Amount
Grant 0181-NEP: Air Transport Capacity Enhancement Project (formerly Civil Aviation Airport Development Project)
Asian Development Fund US$ 10.00 million
Loan 2581-NEP: Air Transport Capacity Enhancement Project (formerly Civil Aviation Airport Development Project)
Asian Development Fund US$ 70.00 million
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Governance and capacity development
Private sector development
Sector / Subsector

Transport - Air transport

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

Achievement of Project outcomes is getting delayed due to slow implementation of the Project.

As of end of Dec 2015 overall progress of the Project was 45.68% against the elapsed time of 91.09%. Low progress of the Project is due to slow progress of ICB-01 (Airside Infrastructure and Landside Terminal Improvement at TIA, Simikot and Rara) package with only 15.68% of Physical progress against the elapsed time of 93.15%.

Though implementation of ICB-01 was slow from beginning, the Progress was further delayed in 2015 due to April/ May Nepal earthquake, Terai unrest and fuel crisis.

Installation of basic safety infrastructure like VAGS and A-PAPI have been completed in Lukla airport. Supply of CNS/ATM equipment for TIA have been completed. Similarly supply of CNS/ATM and AFL equipment equipment have been partly completed for Simikot and Rara Airports. After installation and commission of these equipment and completion of ICB-01 Package safety and capacity of the TIA Airport and safety of Lukla, Rara and Simikot airports will be improved.

Regarding capacity development of CAAN various institutional policies, acts, regulations and capacity development plan have been prepared and is under review at MOCTCA.

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

(i) ICB-01 works contract commenced on 17 March 2013.Works on the airside infrastructure and landside infrastructure especially on baggage handling has resumed from February 2015 and preparatory works is gradually ongoing for resumption of works in International Terminal Building and Runway Extension.

ii)ICB-02 equipment contract commenced on 17 Sep 2012. Works under the contract have been completed with delivery and installation of basis safety infrastructure like VAGS and A-PAPI in Lukla airport. Similarly, supply of CNS/ATM have been completed in TIA and CNS/ATM and AFL equipment have been partially completed for Simikot and Rara Airports.

(iii) The progress of component 3 is satisfactory. Components on planning; business planning, private sector participation and enhancing non-aeronautical revenues are completed. Where as 98% progress has been attained on legal component ,and 96% in case of Restructuring and Human Resource Development Component. Similarly progress regarding computerization is about 80% and MIS is 58%.

Geographical Location Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu and three remote domestic airports (Lukla, Rara, and Sumikot).

Safeguard Categories

Environment B
Involuntary Resettlement C
Indigenous Peoples C

Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects

Environmental Aspects Being complied.
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design
During Project Implementation All concerned Project stakeholders are being communicated, consulted,and keep on board during the Project implementation as and when needed.

Business Opportunities

Consulting Services All consultants under the Project were recruited in accordance with ADB's Guidelines on the Use of Consultants. For detail design and supervision, a firm of international consultants was recruited using quality- and cost-based selection procedures, with full technical proposal and a 90:10 proportion of quality to cost. The services will be implemented over about 60 calendar months of services. For the development and implementation of the capacity development program, a firm of international consultants was recruited using quality- and cost-based selection procedures, with full technical proposal and a 90:10 proportion of quality to cost. Under grant component of the Project 2 consulting packages have already been procured and are in different stages of implementation.
Procurement All procurement to be financed under the Project were carried out in accordance with ADB's Procurement Guidelines. International competitive bidding (ICB) was used for procurement of works estimated to cost more than $1.0 million and for goods estimated to cost more than $500,000. Under loan component of the Project 1 works package,1 goods package have already been procured and are in different stage of implementation.

Responsible Staff

Responsible ADB Officer Gagan Raj Rai
Responsible ADB Department South Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Nepal Resident Mission
Executing Agencies
Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal
Mr. Dhurba Dass Bhochhibhoya
tiaip@caanepal.org.np
P.O. Box No. 284, Sinamangal, Kathmandu, Nepal

Timetable

Concept Clearance 27 Jul 2009
Fact Finding 19 Jul 2009 to 29 Jul 2009
MRM 25 Aug 2009
Approval -
Last Review Mission -
PDS Creation Date 03 Aug 2009
Last PDS Update 08 Mar 2016

Grant 0181-NEP

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
23 Nov 2009 25 May 2010 06 Dec 2010 30 Jun 2015 30 Jun 2016 -
Financing Plan Grant Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 10.00 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 10.00 23 Nov 2009 9.09 0.00 91%
Counterpart 0.00 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 23 Nov 2009 7.78 0.00 78%
Status of Covenants
Category Sector Safeguards Social Financial Economic Others
Rating - - - Satisfactory - Satisfactory

Loan 2581-NEP

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
23 Nov 2009 25 May 2010 06 Dec 2010 30 Jun 2015 30 Jun 2016 -
Financing Plan Loan Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 82.00 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 70.00 23 Nov 2009 58.59 0.00 92%
Counterpart 12.00 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 23 Nov 2009 24.93 0.00 39%
Status of Covenants
Category Sector Safeguards Social Financial Economic Others
Rating - - - Satisfactory - Satisfactory

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