|Description of Project Outputs
1. Efficient, effective, and accountable urban water supply and sanitation sector developed.
2. Safe, accessible, and adequate water supply and sanitation facilities developed in 20 towns.
2.1 Water supply facilities expanded and rehabilitated
2.2 Sanitation facilities expanded and improved
2.3 Households connected to the water supply and sanitation system
3. Governance and capacity strengthened for project management and operation.
3.1 WUSCs strengthened and fully address concerns of the diverse groups of users
3.2 Regional monitoring and supervision offices/WSSDOs strengthened
3.3 Public awareness on health and hygiene increased
|Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)
1. Efficient, effective, and accountable urban water supply and sanitation sector developed: GON has established SEIU on 31 July 2009 and institutionalized it as a permanent unit of the MOUD in June 2012. GON has approved the operational directives for WS schemes > 50 taps and has developed guidelines. For small towns and larger water supply schemes, SEIU has started benchmarking of Water Supply Service Providers and providing workshops and trainings to the Service Providers. The first Data Book published in March 2014, covered 32 water supply service providers. The second Data Book covering 63 schemes was published in April 2015. National standard for sewerage and wastewater management has been drafted in consultation with MoSTE. MoSTE is pursuing the matter further. After assessing the status of laboratories and recommending different operation modalities, GoN approved guideline for the operationalization of Water Quality Laboratories in 2011. The laboratories and meter calibration workshops have been handed over to DWSS for operation. The laboratories are staffed with trained chemists and have adequate equipment and field test kits to undertake routine water quality tests. Performance assessment of 29 small towns were conducted. TDF and DWSS are providing support to improve water service standard. Inventory and assessment of issues in sewerage and wastewater management has been in progress.
2. Safe, accessible, and adequate water supply and sanitation facilities developed in 20 towns: 21 contracts for water supply and sanitation subprojects have been awarded (6 in 2011, 7 in 2012 and 8 in 2013). Construction is under progress for wastewater management facilities at Indrapur and Vyas. 3,393 household latrines have been constructed, 48 public/ institutional toilets have been constructed, 21.4 km storm water drainage has been constructed. 1,937 km of network of water supply pipes have been installed. 36,417 households have been connected to piped water supply (meter yet to be installed). 5,100 HHs served through OBA for water and sanitation connection. Construction is under progress for wastewater management facilities at Indrapur and Vyas. Construction is under progress for wastewater management facilities at Indrapur and Vyas.
3. Governance and capacity strengthened for project management and operation: 67%, 23%, 4% and 6% Brahman/Chhetri, Janajati, Dalit and others are respectively represented in WUSC. In Batch I & II, WUSC composed of 64 (34%) female and 124(64%) male member respectively. Altogether in key position 64(77%) male and 19 (23%) female members are working in 21 town projects respectively. Required training/orientations to WUSCs to enhance their capacity is being provided. WUSCs have been provided with required support training/orientations to enhance their capacity. Total 95 numbers of training (54 numbers in Batch I & 41 numbers in Batch II) were conducted in eighteen town projects. WUSCs have been formed in all 21 the town projects with at least 33% women representation mainly as treasurers/ vice-chairpersons. Required capitals funds (mandatory 5% upfront cash) has been raised and involved in decision making process since the beginning of the town projects. WUSCs are committed to it and 21 sub loan agreements have been signed. Socioeconomic profiles of all Towns Projects were prepared and disaggregated data and information has been compiled so far. The process has been started and is ongoing.
Three Social Development Officers (two female and one male) have been designated in PMO for M&E of all small towns projects activities. Similarly, one Social Development and Safeguards Specialist consultant has been working since 2010. One female Social Mobilizer in each WSSDO/PISU has been mobilized. Awareness has been raised through various training organized by NGOs and PMO. Local NGOs and social mobilizers are deeply involved in raising awareness.