India: Capacity Development of the National Capital Region Planning Board

Sovereign Project | 41598-012 Status: Closed


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Project Name Capacity Development of the National Capital Region Planning Board
Project Number 41598-012
Country India
Project Status Closed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 7055-IND: Capacity Development of the National Capital Region Planning Board
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 2.00 million
Strategic Agendas Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Governance and capacity development
Sector / Subsector

Public sector management - Economic affairs management

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming No gender elements
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy

Project Outcome

Description of Outcome
Progress Toward Outcome The TA is progressing good, providing continuous support to NCRPB in procurement, bid document preparation, review/appraisal of detailed project reports, implementation of environmental and social management system (ESMS), as well as project development support.
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs
Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)

The TA includes the recruitment of 2 consultancy firms for Package 1 and Package 2. The consultant for Package 1, Infrastructure Professional Enterprise Pvt. Ltd., was fielded on 13 October 2008, the final report was received on 21 September 2010.

The consultant for Package 2, Wilbur Smith Associates Pvt. Ltd., India (WSA) was fielded on 15 September 2008 with revised completion date of 30 August 2011. The Package 2 for which WSA was selected covers TA activities under component B (skills and process improvement in project preparation) which relates to improving the capacity of the implementing agencies in project identification, feasibility studies and preparing detailed engineering design.

Geographical Location National Capital Region, Delhi, India

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

Two consultant firms will be selected, one international and the other national. The International firm will be responsible for implementing components A and C of the technical assistance, and the national firm will be responsible for implementing component B of the technical assistance.

Activities under Component-A and Component-C will be carried out by an international firm (36 person-months international and 50 person-months national) and the Component-B will be carried out by a national consulting firm (100 person-months). The following consultants will be engaged under Component-A and C of the technical assistance: urban infrastructure finance specialist and team leader (International, 18 person-months), enterprise resource management and MIS specialist (international, 10 person-months), urban planning specialist (international, 8 person-months), financial policy expert (domestic, 6 person-months), project risk appraisal expert (domestic, 6 person-months), financial management expert (domestic, 8 person-months), public-private partnership expert (domestic, 12 person-months), human resource development expert and deputy team leader (domestic, 18 person-months).

Under Component-B (national firm) the following key domestic consultants will be engaged: team leader and water supply specialist (18 person-months); project management specialist and deputy team leader (18 person-months); water supply and sewerage specialist (12 person-months); solid waste management specialist (12 person-months); transport planning specialist (8-person months); roads and drainage specialist (8 person-months); road and bridge transport specialist (8 person-months); environment specialist (8 person-months); and social development/resettlement consultant (8 person-months).

Responsible Staff

Responsible ADB Officer Vivian Castro-Wooldridge
Responsible ADB Department South Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Urban Development and Water Division, SARD
Executing Agencies
National Capital Region Planning Board
Mr. Karna R.K
Core-IV B, First Floor, India Habitat Centre Lodhi Road, New Delhi-110003


Concept Clearance 18 Sep 2007
Fact Finding 11 Oct 2007 to 12 Oct 2007
Approval -
Last Review Mission -
PDS Creation Date 05 Oct 2007
Last PDS Update 03 Aug 2011

TA 7055-IND

Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
23 Jan 2008 26 Feb 2008 26 Feb 2008 31 Oct 2009 28 Feb 2012 -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
2,000,000.00 0.00 500,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 2,500,000.00 23 Jan 2008 1,875,111.48

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