India: National Capital Region Planning Board Project

Sovereign Project | 41598-022

Summary

The goal of the ensuing project loan is to help people living in NCR and business enterprises operating in NCR have access to systematically planned, high quality and affordable urban infrastructure. The outcome of the ensuing project loan is to: (i) improve the quality of basic urban services in NCR, (ii) reduce in-migration into Delhi and orderly development of NCR, (iii) develop counter magnet towns, and (iv) accelerate economic growth in NCR.

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Project Name National Capital Region Planning Board Project
Project Number 41598-022
Country India
Project Status Closed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 7114-IND: National Capital Region Planning Board Project
Japan Special Fund US$ 700,000.00
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 goal of the ensuing project loan is to help people living in NCR and business enterprises operating in NCR have access to systematically planned, high quality and affordable urban infrastructure. The outcome of the ensuing project loan is to: (i) improve the quality of basic urban services in NCR, (ii) reduce in-migration into Delhi and orderly development of NCR, (iii) develop counter magnet towns, and (iv) accelerate economic growth in NCR.

Project Scope:

The TA will undertake: (i) an institutional assessment including safeguards assessment of NCRPB as well as various implementing agencies that work with NCRPB; (ii) review the road map for the development of NCR as laid out in the Regional Plan, and assess the priority investments to accelerate the implementation of the Regional Plan, including investments in the counter magnet towns; (iii) recommend a lending program to NCRPB; and (iv) recommend a technical assistance loan program for NCRPB and the implementing agencies based on the institutional assessment to improve capacities and accelerate urban infrastructure development in NCR.

Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy The ADB?s India Country Operations Business Plan, 2008-2010 supports urban infrastructure development, especially water supply and sewerage; and has provisions for a project preparatory TA in 2008 for preparing the NCRPB Project, and a provision for a loan project in the year 2010.
Impact The goal of the ensuing project loan is to help people living in NCR and business enterprises operating in NCR have access to systematically planned, high quality and affordable urban infrastructure.
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome The outcome of the ensuing project loan is to: (i) improve the quality of basic urban services in NCR, (ii) reduce in-migration into Delhi and ensure orderly development of NCR, (iii) develop counter magnet towns, and (iv) accelerate economic growth in NCR. The main outcome of the TA is to design a project that identifies effective financing support to NCRPB as well as a technical assistance loan to NCRPB and implementing agencies to ensure effective use of the funds.
Progress Toward Outcome
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs

The outputs of the TA will include an inception report, situation analysis, draft final report and final report that will cover broadly the following aspects:

(i) Institutional Assessment: Assessment of NCRPB?s financial management, credit and risk management, project appraisal, loan management, information systems; assessment of capacities of the implementing agencies; assessment of the capacity of NCRPB to conduct social impact assessment including social safeguard procedures; assessment of public consultation process of NCRPB; assessment of NCRPB?s ability to attract private capital and co-financing, and capacity to structure public-private partnership deals; and technical assistance recommendations to enhance institutional capacities and project implementation support.

(ii) Investment Needs Assessment: Assess the sector road map as laid out in the Regional Plan; assess the investment plans of NCRPB; assess the proposed investments for counter magnet towns; prioritize the investment needs; and investment recommendations based on comprehensive assessment of institutional capacities and sector road map.

A. TA Activities

Institutional Assessment:

? Assessment of NCRPB?s financial management, credit and risk management, project appraisal, loan management, information systems

? Assessment of capacities of the implementing agencies

? Assessment of the safeguard procedures and social safeguard capacities

? Assessment of public consultation process

? Baseline surveys

? Assessment of ability to attract private capital and co-financing; and structure public-partnership deals

? Preparation of environmental management system and safeguard frameworks

? Technical assistance recommendations to enhance institutional capacities

Investment Needs Assessment:

? Assess the sector road map as laid out in the Regional Plan

? Assess the investment plans of NCRPB

? Prioritize the investment needs

? Investment recommendations based on comprehensive assessment of institutional capacities and sector road map

? Project preparedness of the implementing agencies

B. Milestones

? Commencement of TA implementation August 2009

? Inception report August 2009

? Situation analysis report October 2009

? Draft final report December 2009

? Final TA report January 2010

A fact finding mission for the ensuing loan is proposed in March 2010.

Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)
Geographical Location National Capital Region includes Delhi and parts of Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan, Haryana (Madya Pradesh and Punjab as part of counter magnet development).
Safeguard Categories
Environment FI
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 The Fact-Finding Mission visited Delhi from 28-29 February 2008 to formulate the TA for preparing the NCRPB Project. The Mission met the Member Secretary and key officials of NCRPB; the Joint Secretary, Ministry of Urban Development, Government of India; and representatives of the implementing agencies that obtain financial support from NCRPB. Based on discussions with the stakeholders and a review of related documents and experiences of ADB s earlier assistance to India, the Mission reached an understanding with the Government on the purpose, output, methodology, key activities, cost estimates and financing plan, implementation arrangements, design and monitoring framework (and terms of reference for consultant support under the TA.
During Project Implementation The TA has conducted socio-economic and willingness to pay survey, as well as socio-economic survey for ressetlment planning, including facilitating consultations to assess baseline quality of life parameters; quality of life among slum dwellers; water supply, sewerage and sanitation situation; environment pollution; willingness to pay for basic services as part of poverty and social assessment; travel time and infrastructure barriers to business enterprises in NCR.
Business Opportunities
Consulting Services

Activities under the TA will be carried out by an international firm, which will be recruited using the quality- and cost-based method of selection. A full technical proposal will be sought for the selection of the international firm. The reporting schedule for the TA will include the submission of an inception report that includes a detailed work plan within 3 weeks of commencement of the TA; a situation analysis report within 8 weeks of the commencement of the TA; a draft final report within 20 weeks of the commencement of the TA; and a final report within 24 weeks of commencement of the TA.

The TA implementation will require 59 person-months (9 international and 50 national) of consulting services. The three international consultants will include: lead financial specialist (3 person-months), lead environment specialist (3 person-months) and lead social development and resettlement specialist (3 person-months). The 50 months of national consultants will include: urban finance and public-private partnership specialist and team leader (7 person-months), infrastructure economist (5 person-months), urban infrastructure specialist-water supply and sewerage (7 person-months), urban infrastructure specialist-roads (4 person-months), project management specialist (4 person-months), financial management specialist (4 person-months), information management specialist (4 person-months), procurement specialist (5 person-months), environment specialist (5 person-months), and social development and resettlement specialist (5 person-months).

Responsible ADB Officer David Margonsztern
Responsible ADB Department South Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Urban Development and Water Division, SARD
Executing Agencies
National Capital Region Planning BoardMr. Noor MohamadCore-IV B, First Floor India Habitat Centre Lodhi Road, New Delhi-110003
Timetable
Concept Clearance 18 Feb 2008
Fact Finding 27 Feb 2008 to 28 Feb 2008
MRM -
Approval 08 Aug 2008
Last Review Mission -
PDS Creation Date 11 Jan 2008
Last PDS Update 22 Jul 2011

TA 7114-IND

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
08 Aug 2008 04 Nov 2008 04 Nov 2008 31 Oct 2009 31 Jan 2011 -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
700,000.00 0.00 175,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 875,000.00 08 Aug 2008 643,577.32

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