India: MFF - Bihar Urban Development Investment Program (Facility Concept)

Sovereign Project | 41603-013 Status: Active

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Project Name MFF - Bihar Urban Development Investment Program (Facility Concept)
Project Number 41603-013
Country India
Project Status Active
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Loan
Source of Funding / Amount
MFF Facility Concept 0067-IND: MFF - Bihar Urban Infrastructure Development Sector Program (Facility Concept)
Ordinary capital resources US$ 200.00 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 - Water supply and sanitation

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Effective gender mainstreaming
Description
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy
Impact

Project Outcome

Description of Outcome
Progress Toward Outcome Implementation of Tranche 1 project covering Bhagalpur water supply subproject is progressing well. Advance action for Tranche 2 is ongoing.
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs
Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)

Both the project management consultants (PMC) and design and supervision consultants (DSC) have already been mobilized and are helping the Project Management Unit in project implementation.

Under the approved Tranche 1, design-build-operate contract was already awarded and is currently in the design phase. Construction is expected to start in late 2015.

For Tranche 2, advance actions covering Gaya water supply subproject are ongoing. Approval of Tranche 2 is expected in 2015.

Geographical Location

Safeguard Categories

Environment B
Involuntary Resettlement B
Indigenous Peoples C

Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects

Environmental Aspects The categorization of individual Projects/Tranches will be determined in accordance with the Environmental Assessment and Review Framework.
Involuntary Resettlement The categorization of individual Projects/Tranches will be determined in accordance with the Resettlement Framework.
Indigenous Peoples There are no IPs or EM groups in all subproject towns. These are supported by census data and confirmed by FGDs and transect walks. The categorization of individual Projects/Tranches will be reconfirmed in accordance with the Indigeneous Peoples Planning Framework was prepared.
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design

There were two initial workshops to introduce the PPTA in May 2010, inviting state government officials, senior officers and engineers of Bhagalpur, Darbhanga, Gaya and Muzaffarpur municipal corporations and nongovernment organizations.

As soon as the scope of the ensuing investment became clear, the community development specialist of the PPTA team conducted stakeholder analysis, and consultations including workshops and focus group discussions, and discussions with key stakeholders. Between August and October 2010, 21 consultations with focus groups of 241 (126 men and 115 women) across the various socio-economic groups have been undertaken. Participants were asked about the usage of water supply, status of sanitation and willingness pay to water and sewerage services. After preparing the draft investment program, one workshop was organized to share information about the investment program with ADB, state government of Bihar, SPUR, local elected representatives, ULB officers, nongovernment organizations and community-based organizations.

In December 2010 and February 2011, the PPTA team held discussion with the general residents of the area regarding sites for proposed water treatment plant and other water supply assets at 7 locations in Bhagalpur.

During Project Implementation

The draft consultation and participation plan envisages:

1. Six one-day project orientation workshops organized by PMU for:

(i) Information sharing

(ii) Consultation

(iii) Shared responsibility

(iv) Shared decision-making

2. Six half-day project orientation seminars in each of the four towns organized by PIU in collaboration with NGO, ULB and WDC for:

(i) Information sharing

(ii) Consultation

(iii) Shared decision-making

3. Two half-day focus group discussion workshops on water supply and sewerage services organized by PMU, PIU, ULB in collaboration with NGO for:

(i) Information sharing

(ii) Consultation

4. A one-day knowledge sharing workshop organized by PMU, PIU and ULB in collaboration with NGO for:

(i) Information sharing

(ii) Consultation

(iii) Shared decision-making

5. A half-day semiannual participatory monitoring meetings for community watchdogs organized by PIU and ULB in collaboration with NGO and WDC for:

(i) Information sharing

(ii) Consultation

6. Four half-day focus group discussions, and eight half-day small group meetings on resettlement and entitlement organized by PMU, PIU and ULB in collaboration with NGO for:

(i) Information sharing

(ii) Consultation

7. A half-day consultation workshopa with temporarily affected persons organized by PMU, PIU and ULB in collaboration with NGO for:

(i) Information sharing

(ii) Consultation

8. A half-day consultation workshop with fishing communities in Bhagalpur organized by PIU and ULB in collaboration with NGO for:

(i) Information sharing

(ii) Consultation.

Business Opportunities

Consulting Services All consultants will be recruited according to ADB's Guidelines on the Use of Consultants (2010, as amended from time to time). The indicative consults recruitment activities are: quality- and cost-based selections, 64 person-months international and 1,236 person-months national consultants, $ 17.6 million in two contracts. Each will be carried out by the same team throughout the investment program from 2012 to 2020 to ensure continuity and consistency. These will cover the entire implementation period of the investment program from 2012 to 2020. The initial loan will cover the consulting service contracts for the first 5 years while the subsequent loans will cover the remaining period of the contracts.
Procurement All procurement of goods and works will be undertaken in accordance with ADB's Procurement Guidelines (2010, as amended from time to time). The indicative procurement activities are: (i) international competitive bidding, 3 contracts, $185 million; (ii) national competitive bidding, 4 contracts, $58 million, (iii) shopping, 8 contracts, $ 0.7 million. Large international competitive bidding contracts, which cover construction of an entire water supply system or a sewage treatment plant on DBO basis, will be proposed for each subproject so as to achieve clear accountability for functioning of the system or the plant. The contractor will design, build and operate the asset in about 9 years (up to 1 year for design, up to 3 years for construction and 5 years for operations). One loan may cover the whole design and construction periods of a DBO contract, and another loan(s) may continue to finance a part of the operations period of the same contract up to the initial 3 years. In the ninth year, the implementing agency, the employer of the contractor, will have options to have the operational responsibility transferred to the ULB, to continue engaging the same operator or engage other operator through the state procedure.

Responsible Staff

Responsible ADB Officer Mingyuan Fan
Responsible ADB Department South Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Urban Development and Water Division, SARD
Executing Agencies
Urban Development and Housing Department
Govt. of Sikkim, NH 31A
Gangtok-797101, India

Timetable

Concept Clearance 11 Apr 2011
Fact Finding 07 Apr 2011 to 15 Apr 2011
MRM 15 Jul 2011
Approval -
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 13 Mar 2015

MFF Facility Concept 0067-IND

Financing Plan Loan Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 285.71 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 200.00 - 0.00 0.00 %
Counterpart 85.71 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 - 0.00 0.00 %
Title Document Type Document Date
Bihar Urban Development Investment Program Gender Action Plans Mar 2012
Bihar Urban Development Investment Program Reports and Recommendations of the President Mar 2012
Bihar Urban Development Investment Program Facility Administration Manual Feb 2012
Bihar Urban Development Investment Program: Procurement Plan Procurement Plans Jan 2012
Bihar Urban Development Investment Program: Periodic Financing Request for Project 1 Periodic Financing Request Reports Jan 2012
Framework Financing Agreement for Bihar Urban Development Investment Program Framework Financing Agreement Jan 2011

Safeguard Documents See also: Safeguards

Safeguard documents provided at the time of project/facility approval may also be found in the list of linked documents provided with the Report and Recommendation of the President.

Title Document Type Document Date
Bihar Urban Development Investment Program Environmental Assessment and Review Framework Jun 2011
Bihar Urban Development Investment Program Indigenous Peoples Planning Frameworks/Indigenous Peoples Development Frameworks Jun 2011
Bihar Urban Development Investment Program (Draft) Resettlement Frameworks Jun 2011

Evaluation Documents See also: Independent Evaluation

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