Nepal: Preparing the Improved Water Quality, Sanitation, and Service Delivery in Emerging Towns Sector Development Program

Sovereign Project | 41022-012

Summary

The TA is expected to formulate a comprehensive design for a sector development program and specific outputs will consist of (i) revised urban water and sanitation sector policy and development plan, institutional assessment and policy matrix for proposed sector improvements; (ii) a feasibility study for integrated water supply and sanitation in emerging towns suitable for ADB financing which emphasizes inclusive development and responds to needs expressed by the community regarding priority infrastructure; and (iii) capacity development assistance for expediting project implementation and institutionalizing mechanisms for sustainable community-based infrastructure development.

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Title Document Date
Preparing the Improved Water Quality Sep 2007

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Project Name Preparing the Improved Water Quality, Sanitation, and Service Delivery in Emerging Towns Sector Development Program
Project Number 41022-012
Country Nepal
Project Status Closed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 4972-NEP: Preparing the Improved Water Quality, Sanitation, and Service Delivery in Emerging Towns Sector Development Program
Japan Special Fund US$ 600,000.00
Strategic Agendas Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change
Sector / Subsector Water and other urban infrastructure and services - Urban policy, institutional and capacity development - Urban sanitation - Urban water supply
Gender Equity and Mainstreaming No gender elements
Description

The TA is expected to formulate a comprehensive design for a sector development program and specific outputs will consist of (i) revised urban water and sanitation sector policy and development plan, institutional assessment and policy matrix for proposed sector improvements; (ii) a feasibility study for integrated water supply and sanitation in emerging towns suitable for ADB financing which emphasizes inclusive development and responds to needs expressed by the community regarding priority infrastructure; and (iii) capacity development assistance for expediting project implementation and institutionalizing mechanisms for sustainable community-based infrastructure development.

In order to ensure a far-reaching design for an ensuing sector development program, the TA has been structured to include 3 components: Component 1 will focus on strengthening policy and institutions, Component 2 will develop an infrastructure investment package and Component 3 will devise an action program to expedite implementation and increase the capacity of implementing bodies (Government, NGOs etc).

Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy The TA supports the Governments in its efforts (i) to promote inclusive development and (ii) reducing poverty whilst promoting equitable development. Access to safe drinking water and appropriate sanitation will is expected to remain one of the key priorities of the Government?s interim development plan (2007?2010). The TA is consistent with ADB?s strategic priorities, as outlined with ADB?s Country Strategy and Program (2005?2009) and subsequent updates, which emphasize support for (i) promoting pro-poor economic growth; (ii) inclusive social development; and (iii) supporting good governance.
Impact
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome
Progress Toward Outcome
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs
Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)
Geographical Location Nepal
Safeguard Categories
Environment B
Involuntary Resettlement B
Indigenous Peoples A
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 The PPTA will be implemented over a 12 month period (February 2008 to February 2009; components 1 and 2 will be implemented over 7 months, starting February 2008. Five international experts (15.5 person-months) will be obtained in the areas of water supply and sanitation sector and team leader (6 person-months); governance and institutional reform (3 person-months); economics (1.50 person-months); financial management (3 person-months), and safeguards (social and environment) (2 person-months). Ten national consultants (36 person-months) will have expertise in water supply engineering and deputy team leader (5 person-months); economist (3 person-months); sanitation and sewerage treatment (4 person-months); environment (2.5 person-months); social development and gender (6 person-months); resettlement (2.5 person-months); financial analysis (3 person-months); urban planning (2 person-months); water sector policy (4 person-months); governance and institutions (4 person-moths).
Responsible ADB Officer Norio Saito
Responsible ADB Department South Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Urban Development and Water Division, SARD
Executing Agencies
Ministry of Physical Infrastructure and TransportMr. Uma Kanta JhaSingha Durbar
Department of Water Supply and SeweragePanipokhari
Kathmandu
Nepal
Timetable
Concept Clearance 08 May 2007
Fact Finding 10 May 2007 to 17 May 2007
MRM -
Approval 28 Sep 2007
Last Review Mission -
PDS Creation Date 04 Jun 2007
Last PDS Update 29 Jan 2010

TA 4972-NEP

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
28 Sep 2007 27 Nov 2007 27 Nov 2007 28 Feb 2009 31 Aug 2009 -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
600,000.00 0.00 128,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 728,000.00 28 Sep 2007 585,926.20
Title Document Type Document Date
Preparing the Improved Water Quality Technical Assistance Reports Sep 2007

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