India: Infrastructure Development Investment Program for Tourism - Tranche 2

Sovereign Project | 40648-033

Summary

As part of the Investment Program, this Project aims to complete subprojects under four or five different components of the Investment Program in the States of Uttarakand and Tamil Nadu.

A. Component 1: Urban Infrastructure and Service Improvement

B. Component 2: Connectivity Improvement

C. Component 3: Quality Enhancement of Natural and Cultural Attractions

D. Component 4: Community-based Activities

E. Component 5: Capacity Development, Community Participation and Project Management

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Project Name Infrastructure Development Investment Program for Tourism - Tranche 2
Project Number 40648-033
Country India
Project Status Approved
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Loan
Source of Funding / Amount
Loan 2833-IND: Infrastructure Development Investment Program for Tourism - Tranche 2
Ordinary capital resources US$ 43.84 million
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change
Sector / Subsector

Transport - Urban roads and traffic management

Water and other urban infrastructure and services - Other urban services - Renovation and protection of cultural heritage

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Effective gender mainstreaming
Description

As part of the Investment Program, this Project aims to complete subprojects under four or five different components of the Investment Program in the States of Uttarakand and Tamil Nadu.

A. Component 1: Urban Infrastructure and Service Improvement

B. Component 2: Connectivity Improvement

C. Component 3: Quality Enhancement of Natural and Cultural Attractions

D. Component 4: Community-based Activities

E. Component 5: Capacity Development, Community Participation and Project Management

Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy

The investment program will assist the government in achieving its targets by tapping the tourism sector's potential to contribute to sustainable and inclusive economic growth. It will respond to the urgent need for developing tourism-related infrastructure in the four participating states - Himachal Pradesh, Punjab, and Uttarakhand (the three main states of the North West Himalayan Heritage Circuit), and Tamil Nadu (the anchor state of the South Heritage Circuit) - to promote the economic potential of the tourism sector within a planned framework and address weaknesses in management capacity. These four states voluntarily sought to participate in the implementation of the road map, and the government supported their participation. The government prepared a more specific road map along with a framework for necessary policy and sector reforms for each of the four states under follow-up ADB assistance, and proposed the MFF modality to support the government's medium- and long-term goals. This Tranche 2 covers the two states such as Uttarakhand and Tamil Nadu.

While infrastructure supporting tourism is being put in place, sector reform must be carried out in parallel to attain the goals of more sustainable and inclusive tourism sector development. Key challenges include existing limitations in (i) public sector financing, (ii) sector policies on , and institutional capacities for, heritage site management; (iii) an effective enabling environment for enhanced private sector participation; (iv) operation and maintenance of tourism infrastructure; and (v) effective mechanisms to engage local communities in the tourism value chain.

The investment program includes a number of policy-driven sector reforms. The participating states are committed to making investments in the tourism sector more attractive for private sector participation. They will also propmote homestay programs and other noncommercial or semicommercial lodging alternatives, such as bed and breakfast facilities. Each state will develop a tourism policy to mainstream (i) balanced distribution of economic opportunities across the state through the promotion of community-based, tourism-related economic and livelihood activities, and ecotourism development; (ii) financial sustainability of tourism destinations and their heritage assets, and connectivity infrastructure, and (iii) policy and regulatory reforms to provide for adaptive reuse of publicly owned heritage buildings so that additional means of cost recovery are established.

The MFF modality is considered suitable for the proposed intervention because developing the capacities of the sector agencies as facilitators and regulators of tourism development will be a gradual process requiring longer-term commitments.

Impact Increased Volume of domestic and international tourists to destinations within the states of Tamil Nadu and Uttarakhand
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome Enhanced tourism environment in Tamil Nadu and Uttarakhand.
Progress Toward Outcome
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs

1. Improved basic urban infrastructure and services at tourist destinations and attractions

2. Improved connectivity

3. Enhanced quality of natural and cultural attractions

4. Greater participation by local communities in tourism-related economic activities

5. Strengthened capacity of sector agencies and local communities for planning, development, management, and marketing of tourist destinations and attractions

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

1. In Uttarakhand 10 contracts have been awarded and works in progress. In Tamil Nadu, 1 contract has been awarded and works in progress

2. In Uttarakhand all contracts have been awarded. In Tamil Nadu, all contracts contracts have been awarded and works in progess.

3. In Uttarakhand, works are under progress in 1 contract.

4. Under progress.

5. In Uttarakhand total 32 consultative meetings completed in all subproject areas attended by 856 participants (24.4% women), and targets villages/towns identified.

6. In Uttarakhand consultations initiated along with identification of target vlillage/towns/clusters.

Geographical Location
Safeguard Categories
Environment B
Involuntary Resettlement B
Indigenous Peoples C
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
Environmental Aspects No significant environmental impacts are expected. Impacts can be mitigated through proper siting, design and good construction practices. These are identified in the subproject-specific initial environmental examinations (IEEs) and environmental monitoring plans (EMPs), which are prepared in accordance with ADBs Safeguard Policy Statement (2009). A project management unit and a project management consultant are responsible for the coordination and implementation of the environmental and health and safety activities. Quarterly environmental monitoring reports are prepared. Key environmental benefits include improved on-site and off-site hygiene and sanitary conditions at tourist destinations and increased environmental awareness.
Involuntary Resettlement Social safeguards category revised from C to B during project implementation. A resettlement plan (RP) was prepared for Tiger Falls subproject in Uttarakhand due to temporary loss of livelihood of 3 persons and demolition of structure resulting to permanent loss of income of 1 person. RP implementation is satisfactory. ID cards were provided and a total of 8 consultations with the affected persons were conducted. All compensation to be paid prior to start of civil works. There is no resettlement issue in Tamil Nadu.
Indigenous Peoples The initial screening concluded that no indigenous peoples issues are anticipated, as defined in the Safeguard Policy Statement (2009). An indigenous peoples planning framework has been prepared for future loans, in case the indigenous peoples framework would be triggered.
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design
During Project Implementation
Business Opportunities
Consulting Services Project 2 will finance various consultant contracts including one PMC and one DSC for Tamil Nadu and one PMC and three DSCS for Uttarakhand. In addition, Project 2 will support consultant contracts on development of tourist statistics for both states. The recruitment will be undertaken in accordance with the ADB s Guidelines on the Use of Consultants (2010, as amended from time to time). EOIs will be posted in November 2011 for PMCs, while the recruitment of DSCs will follow.
Procurement All procurement of goods and works will be undertaken in accordance with ADB Procurement Guidelines (2010, as amended from time to time). The procedures and modes as agreed and used under project 1 are in compliance with ADBs Procurement Guidelines (2010, as amended from time to time). The standard bidding documents and procurement procedures, as used for NCB under project 2, are reviewed and will be approved by ADB.
Responsible ADB Officer Sourav Majumder
Responsible ADB Department South Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division India Resident Mission
Executing Agencies
Dept of Tourism and Culture, Govt of Tamil NaduIRAIANBU@HOTMAIL.COMTourism and Culture(T1) Dept
Secretariat
Govt of Tamil Nadu Chennai -600009
Department of Tourism, Govt of UttarakhandRAKESHARMA00@GMAIL.COMDepartment of Tourism, Secretariat
Govt of Uttarakhand
4, Subhash Road Dehradun - 248001
Timetable
Concept Clearance -
Fact Finding -
MRM -
Approval 15 Dec 2011
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 23 Mar 2015

Loan 2833-IND

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
15 Dec 2011 02 Apr 2012 19 Jun 2012 31 Dec 2017 - -
Financing Plan Loan Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 62.61 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 43.84 15 Dec 2011 29.80 0.00 70%
Counterpart 18.77 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 15 Dec 2011 5.67 0.00 13%

Safeguard Documents

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Title Document Type Document Date
Infrastructure Development Investment Program for Tourism - Tranche 2: Trichy Town, Tamil Nadu Subproject Initial Environmental Examination Initial Environmental Examination Jul 2015
Infrastructure Development Investment Program for Tourism - Tranche 2: Semiannual Social Safeguard Monitoring Report (July-December 2014) Social Monitoring Reports Mar 2015
Infrastructure Development Investment Program for Tourism - Tranche 2: Semiannual Environmental Monitoring Report (July-December 2014) Environmental Monitoring Reports Mar 2015
Infrastructure Development Investment Program for Tourism - Tranche 2: Trichy Town, Tamil Nadu Subprojects Initial Environmental Examination Initial Environmental Examination Dec 2014
Infrastructure Development Investment Program for Tourism - Tranche 2: Tharangambadi Town, Tamil Nadu Subprojects Initial Environmental Examination Initial Environmental Examination Dec 2014
Infrastructure Development Investment Program for Tourism - Tranche 2: Initial Environmental Examination - Tourist Centre at Baur Jalashay Initial Environmental Examination Dec 2014
Infrastructure Development Investment Program for Tourism (Tranche 2) - Velankanni Town, Tamil Nadu Subprojects: Initial Environmental Examination Initial Environmental Examination Nov 2014
Infrastructure Development Investment Program for Tourism (Tranche 2) - Mamallapuram Town, Tamil Nadu Subprojects: Initial Environmental Examination Initial Environmental Examination Nov 2014
Infrastructure Development Investment Program for Tourism (Tranche 2) - Nagapattinam Town, Tamil Nadu Subprojects: Initial Environmental Examination Initial Environmental Examination Nov 2014
Infrastructure Development Investment Program for Tourism (Tranche 2) - Thanjavur Town, Tamil Nadu Subprojects: Initial Environmental Examination Initial Environmental Examination Nov 2014
Infrastructure Development Investment Program for Tourism (Tranche 2) - Thiruvannamalai Town, Tamil Nadu Subprojects: Initial Environmental Examination Initial Environmental Examination Nov 2014
Infrastructure Development Investment Program for Tourism - Tranche 2: Development of Adventure Centers in Uttarakhand Initial Environmental Examination Initial Environmental Examination Nov 2014
Infrastructure Development Investment Program for Tourism - Tranche 2: Environmental Monitoring Report (January-June 2014) Environmental Monitoring Reports Aug 2014
Infrastructure Development Investment Program for Tourism - Tranche 2: Adventure Tourism Centre at Tehri Initial Environmental Examination Aug 2014
Infrastructure Development Investment Program for Tourism - Tranche 2: Restoration, Adaptive Reuse and Revitalization of Pithoragarh Fort Initial Environmental Examination Aug 2014
Infrastructure Development Investment Program for Tourism - Tranche 2: Social Monitoring Report (January-June 2014) Social Monitoring Reports Aug 2014
Infrastructure Development Investment Program for Tourism - Tranche 2: Restoration, Adaptive Re-use and Revitalization of Pithoragarh Fort, Pithoragarh Safeguards Due Diligence Reports Jun 2014
Infrastructure Development Investment Program for Tourism - Tranche 2: Landscaping, Floriculture and Tourism/Pilgrim Infrastructure Development Works at Mostmanu Temple Complex Initial Environmental Examination Jun 2014
Infrastructure Development Investment Program for Tourism - Tranche 2: Development of Adventure Tourism Centre at Tehri Safeguards Due Diligence Reports Jun 2014
Infrastructure Development Investment Program for Tourism - Tranche 2: Landscaping, Floriculture and Tourism/Pilgrim Infrastructure Development Works at Mostamanu Temple Complex, Pithoragarh Safeguards Due Diligence Reports Jun 2014
Infrastructure Development Investment Program for Tourism - Tranche 2: Development of Tourism Infrastructure for North Corbett Entry Point at Kotdwar Safeguards Due Diligence Reports Jun 2014
Infrastructure Development Investment Program for Tourism - Tranche 2: Building and Environmental Upgradation of TRH Parichay (Nainital) Safeguards Due Diligence Reports Jun 2014
Infrastructure Development Investment Program for Tourism - Tranche 2: Amelioration of Lake Naukuchiatal (Nainital) Safeguards Due Diligence Reports Jun 2014
Infrastructure Development Investment Program for Tourism - Tranche 2: Revival and Development of Trekking Trail and Vantage Points at Pithoragarh to Chandak Initial Environmental Examination May 2014
Infrastructure Development Investment Program for Tourism - Tranche 2: Resettlement Due Diligence Report - Lakhamandal Temple Safeguards Due Diligence Reports May 2014
Infrastructure Development Investment Program for Tourism - Tranche 2: Resettlement Due Diligence Report - Hanol Mahasu Temple Safeguards Due Diligence Reports May 2014
Infrastructure Development Investment Program for Tourism - Tranche 2: Development of Tourism Infrastructure at Tiger Falls and Lakhamandal Temple Initial Environmental Examination May 2014
Infrastructure Development Investment Program for Tourism - Tranche 2: Development of Tourism Infrastructure at Tiger Falls Resettlement Plans May 2014
Infrastructure Development Investment Program for Tourism - Tranche 2: Development of Hanol Mahasu and Tree Samadhi - Lot 3 Yamuna Circuit Initial Environmental Examination May 2014
Infrastructure Development Investment Program for Tourism - Tranche 2: Amelioration of Lake Naukuchiatal, Uttarakhand Subproject Initial Environmental Examination Jan 2014
Infrastructure Development Investment Program for Tourism - Tranche 2: Building and Environmental Upgradation of Parichay Tourist Rest House, Uttarakhand Subproject Initial Environmental Examination Jan 2014
Infrastructure Development Investment Program for Tourism - Tranche 2: Asan Barrage Subproject Initial Environmental Examination Jan 2014
Infrastructure Development Investment Program for Tourism - Tranche 2: North Corbett Subproject Initial Environmental Examination Jan 2014
Infrastructure Development Investment Program for Tourism - Tranche 2: Uttarakhand (Draft) Initial Environmental Examination Nov 2011
Infrastructure Development Investment Program for Tourism - Tranche 2: Tamil Nadu (Draft) Initial Environmental Examination Nov 2011
Infrastructure Development Investment Program for Tourism - Project 2: Tamil Nadu Initial Environmental Examination (Draft) Initial Environmental Examination Aug 2011
Infrastructure Development Investment Program for Tourism Initial Environmental Examination Aug 2011
Infrastructure Development Investment Program for Tourism - Project 2: Uttarakhand Initial Environmental Examination (Draft) Initial Environmental Examination Aug 2011
Infrastructure Development Investment Program for Tourism Initial Environmental Examination Aug 2011

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