India: Preparing the Bihar Urban Development Project

Sovereign Project | 41603-012

Summary

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) had included in its country operations business plan for 2008 2010 a loan for the Bihar Urban Development Project. Key aspects of the proposed project preparatory technical assistance (PPTA) and the proposed project were discussed with Bihar officials and other stakeholders during the Fact-Finding Mission in March 2008.

The proposed project will improve living conditions and the urban environment in the selected city corporations in the state of Bihar. The desired outcome of the PPTA will be a feasible investment project in the urban sector of the state, to be financed with a loan from ADB, and shortened preparatory time for project implementation.

The outputs of the PPTA will be as follows:

(i) A feasible urban infrastructure development project to be financed by ADB;

(ii) Better preparedness for project implementation;

(ii) Capacity-building packages to make project management and implementation more timely and effective; and

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Project Name Preparing the Bihar Urban Development Project
Project Number 41603-012
Country India
Project Status Closed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 7106-IND: Preparing the Bihar Urban Development Project
Japan Special Fund US$ 1.00 million
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 Asian Development Bank (ADB) had included in its country operations business plan for 2008 2010 a loan for the Bihar Urban Development Project. Key aspects of the proposed project preparatory technical assistance (PPTA) and the proposed project were discussed with Bihar officials and other stakeholders during the Fact-Finding Mission in March 2008.

The proposed project will improve living conditions and the urban environment in the selected city corporations in the state of Bihar. The desired outcome of the PPTA will be a feasible investment project in the urban sector of the state, to be financed with a loan from ADB, and shortened preparatory time for project implementation.

The outputs of the PPTA will be as follows:

(i) A feasible urban infrastructure development project to be financed by ADB;

(ii) Better preparedness for project implementation;

(ii) Capacity-building packages to make project management and implementation more timely and effective; and

(iv) An identified public-private partnership (PPP) component with an assessment of its feasibility.

Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy

India's 11th Five Year Plan (FYP; April 2007 to March 2012) has set out 27 national targets, covering both economic and social goals which include:

(i) clean drinking water to be available to all by 2009, ensuring that there are no slip-backs by the end of the 11th FYP; and

(ii) to treat all urban wastewater by 2011-12 to clean the river waters.

Also, the 11th FYP recognizes infrastructure bottlenecks and lack of long-term funds for infrastructure investment as the binding constraints for achieving the goals. The 11th FYP calls for public sector investment in meeting the infrastructure requirements where private participation is unlikely to be forthcoming.

The Country Partnership and Strategy (CPS) and ADB's assistance program for 2009-2011 have been designed to support the Government of India's efforts to address the binding constraints in the 11th FYP through four strategic pillars. One of the strategic pillars puts emphasis on the continuation of ADB's assistance to infrastructure development in various sectors, including urban.

Impact

The proposed PPTA is intended to assist the GoB in achieving its targets of improved living conditions and urban environment in the selected city corporations in the state of Bihar, with improved access by the residents in the city corporations to the sustainable urban services maintained at an appropriate level of cost recovery.

The desired outcome is the successful creation of a feasible investment project for the urban sector in the State by way of ADB loan financing and shortened preparatory time for project implementation.

Project Outcome
Description of Outcome The expected outcome is successful creation and a feasible investment project for the urban sector in the state of Bihar by way of ADB loan financing and shortened preparatory time for project implementation. The proposed PPTA will contribute to accomplishing the intended outcomes successfully by undertaking the project preparatory activities and initial training and capacity building of the city corporations to improve project readiness and kick-start the project implementation immediately after the loan being effective.
Progress Toward Outcome
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs

The outputs of the proposed PPTA will include the following:

(i) a feasible urban infrastructure development project for ADB financing;

(ii) enhanced project preparedness for implementation;

(ii) capacity building packages to improve project management and implementation with resulting impact on a timely and effective project implementation; and

(iv) an identified component for public-private partnership (PPP) modality with assessed feasibility.

Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)
Geographical Location Bihar, India
Safeguard Categories
Environment B
Involuntary Resettlement B
Indigenous Peoples C
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 proposed PPTA will be implemented over a period of 15 months, from August 2008 to October 2009. In conducting the above-described activities, the proposed PPTA will engage international [total 8 person-months (pm)] and national (total 69 pm) consultants on an individual basis in accordance with ADB's Guidelines on the Use of Consultants (2007, as amended from time to time).

A water sector specialist (5 pm) and PPP transaction expert (3 pm) will be engaged as international consultants. The national individual consultants will include: project management specialist / team leader (13 pm), institutional specialist (5 pm), water supply specialist (6 pm), sewerage specialist (6 pm), procurement specialist (5 pm), financial management and accounting specialist (5 pm), project economist (2 pm), municipal engineers (8 pm), wastewater process specialist (2 pm), environmental specialist (2 pm), social and community development specialist (4 pm), electrical and instrumentation specialist (2 pm), mechanical engineer (2 pm), structural engineer (1 pm), and PPP Specialist (6 pm). Surveys, data collection, information technology and other technical support personnel will be provided to the consultants as required. The Team Leader will be responsible for coordinating overall activities and inputs in order to provide required reports and deliverables, and conduct surveys and data collection.

Responsible ADB Officer Hiroyuki Ikemoto
Responsible ADB Department South Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Urban Development and Water Division, SARD
Executing Agencies
Urban Development Department of Gov't of BiharMr. D. K. Shukla, Special SecretaryVikas Bhavan Patna - 800 015 Bihar, India
Timetable
Concept Clearance 24 Apr 2008
Fact Finding 17 Mar 2008 to 24 Mar 2008
MRM -
Approval 30 Jul 2008
Last Review Mission -
PDS Creation Date 20 May 2008
Last PDS Update 05 Oct 2010

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Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
30 Jul 2008 30 Dec 2008 30 Dec 2008 31 Aug 2010 31 Aug 2011 -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
1,000,000.00 0.00 250,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 1,250,000.00 30 Jul 2008 843,594.55
Title Document Type Document Date
Preparing the Bihar Urban Development Project - Underwater Noise Impacts on Ganges River Dolphin Consultants' Reports Aug 2011
Preparing the Bihar Urban Development Project: Bathymetric Survey Report Consultants' Reports Aug 2011
Preparing the Bihar Urban Development Project - Raw Water Analyses Report Consultants' Reports Aug 2011
Preparing the Bihar Urban Development Project: Geotechnical Investigation for Bhagalpur Water Supply (Tranche 1) Consultants' Reports Aug 2011
Preparing the Bihar Urban Development Project - Concept Design for Muzaffarpur Sewerage and Sanitation Consultants' Reports Aug 2011
Preparing the Bihar Urban Development Project: Topographical Survey Report Consultants' Reports Aug 2011
Preparing the Bihar Urban Development Project: Raw Water Analyses Report Consultants' Reports Aug 2011
Bihar Urban Development Investment Program: Volume 4 - Social and Environmental Safeguards Consultants' Reports Jul 2011
Bihar Urban Development Investment Program: Volume 3B - Sector Reports Consultants' Reports Jun 2011
Preparing the Bihar Urban Development Project - Environmental Impact Assessment for Bhagalpur Water Supply (Tranche 1) Consultants' Reports Jun 2011
Preparing the Bihar Urban Development Project - Initial Environmental Examination for Muzaffarpur Sewerage and Sanitation Consultants' Reports Jun 2011
Bihar Urban Development Investment Program: Volume 2 - Investment Program Consultants' Reports Jun 2011
Bihar Urban Development Investment Program: Volume 3A - Sector Reports Consultants' Reports May 2011
Bihar Urban Development Investment Program: Subproject Appraisal Report for Bhagalpur Water Supply (Tranche 1) Consultants' Reports May 2011
Preparing the Bihar Urban Development Project: Resettlement Plan for Bhagalpur Water Supply (Tranche 1) Consultants' Reports May 2011
Bihar Urban Development Investment Program: Volume 1 - Urban Sector Road Map Consultants' Reports May 2011
Preparing the Bihar Urban Development Project (Financed by the Japan Special Fund) Technical Assistance Reports Jul 2008

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