Timor-Leste: Dili Water Supply Performance Improvement

Sovereign Project | 39152-012

Summary

The expected impact of the TA project is improved water supply for households, businesses and institutions in Dili city. The expected outcome is improved performance of the National Directorate of Water Supply and Sanitation (DNAS) in managing and operating its Dili city water supply services. The TA project will have a primary focus on improving demand management, including non-revenue water (NRW) reduction, and will be delivered around two components: Component 1: Improving demand management and reducing NRW; and Component 2: Improving business planning, management and reporting.

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Project Name Dili Water Supply Performance Improvement
Project Number 39152-012
Country Timor-Leste
Project Status Closed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 4869-TIM: Dili Water Supply Performance Improvement
Japan Special Fund US$ 1.00 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
Gender Equity and Mainstreaming No gender elements
Description

The expected impact of the TA project is improved water supply for households, businesses and institutions in Dili city. The expected outcome is improved performance of the National Directorate of Water Supply and Sanitation (DNAS) in managing and operating its Dili city water supply services. The TA project will have a primary focus on improving demand management, including non-revenue water (NRW) reduction, and will be delivered around two components: Component 1: Improving demand management and reducing NRW; and Component 2: Improving business planning, management and reporting.

The TA is expected to be implemented over 30 months commencing in 2007, and will be associated with the Dili Urban Water and Sanitation (investment) project. The TA consultants will help the Ministry of Natural Resources, Mineral and Energy Policy and DNAS management (i) confirm staffing and systems requirements for Dili water operations, (ii) recruit, assimilate, and manage additional staff and contract staff, (iii) design capacity development programs, and (iv) deliver on-the-job and in-house training. TA consultants will be experienced water utility executive and technical managers and will provide management support throughout.

Expected TA outputs are:

(i) Demand Management Task Force and leak detection teams are established and operating effectively as part of DNAS ongoing Dili city WS operations;

(ii) Management, HR and reporting skills and systems are upgraded and integrated with Dili city WS operations;

(iii) Technical staff apply newly acquired skills to update and maintain new network model and drawing record systems;

(iv) Support Services staff apply newly acquired meter management skills and systems;

(v) Customer Services staff apply newly developed customer management, billing and collection skills, systems and policies;

(vi) Technical staff apply newly acquired skills in distribution planning and management.

Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy So long as DNSAS is unable to deliver a reliable supply of piped water in Dili, (i) DNSAS will fail financially and technically, (ii) DNSAS will be unable to support watsan services in district centers, (iii) benefits from capital investments will not be protected, and (iv) the Government will have no means of sustaining its urban and rural NDP watsan targets.
Impact Improved water supply services for households, businesses and institutions in Dili city.
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome Improved DNSAS organization performance in its Dili city water supply business.
Progress Toward Outcome
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs

Demand management task force and leak detection teams are established and operating effectively as part of DNSAS ongoing Dili city water supply operations.

Management, HR and reporting skills, and systems are upgraded and integrated with Dili city water supply operation.

Technical staff apply newly acquired skills to update and maintain new network model and drawing record systems.

Support Services Section staff apply newly acquired meter management skills and systems.

Customer Services Section staff apply newly developed customer management, billing and collection skills, systems and policies.

Technical staff apply newly acquired skills in distribution planning and management.

Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)
Geographical Location Dili city, the national capital.
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

International Consulting Firm.

International Consultants (50 person-months):

1. Water utility management specialist (will be the team leader)

2. Systems accounting specialist

3. Water utility technician (meter management)

4. Water utility drafter (drawing office systems)

5. Network modeling engineer

Responsible ADB Officer Maria Paniagua
Responsible ADB Department Pacific Department
Responsible ADB Division Urban, Social Development & Public Management Division, PARD
Executing Agencies
Ministry of InfrastructureMr. Jose Mestrejosemstr@yahoo.comMinistry of Infrastructure Mandarin, Avenida dos Martires da Patria Dili, Timor-Leste
Min. of Natural Resources, Mineral & Energy Policy Director Joao Jeronimojoao_pj@yahoo.comFomento Building
Mandarin, Dili
Timetable
Concept Clearance 02 Sep 2005
Fact Finding 24 Aug 2006 to 31 Aug 2006
MRM -
Approval 17 Nov 2006
Last Review Mission -
PDS Creation Date 17 Jul 2008
Last PDS Update 16 Apr 2010

TA 4869-TIM

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
17 Nov 2006 12 Feb 2007 12 Feb 2007 31 Dec 2009 31 Mar 2011 -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
1,000,000.00 0.00 200,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 1,200,000.00 17 Nov 2006 964,839.69

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