Nepal: Supporting Capacity Development for Water Services Operations and Public-Private Partnership in Kathmandu Valley

Sovereign Project | 41654-012 Status: Closed


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Project Name Supporting Capacity Development for Water Services Operations and Public-Private Partnership in Kathmandu Valley
Project Number 41654-012
Country Nepal
Project Status Closed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 7007-NEP: Supporting Capacity Development for Water Services Operations and Public-Private Partnership in Kathmandu Valley
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 2.50 million
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Governance and capacity development
Private sector development
Sector / Subsector

Water and other urban infrastructure and services - Urban policy, institutional and capacity development

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

Project Outcome

Description of Outcome
Progress Toward Outcome The Government and EA have set up the institutional structures and are moving in the right direction to achieve the desired outcome. Appropriate operational, managerial and institutional capacity and framework for the sustenance of the urban water supply and sanitation services in Kathmandu Valley are being developed. The TA will be followed up by another project (Kathmandu Valley Water Supply Improvement Project) which will consolidate and further strengthen the institutions created earlier.
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs
Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)

(i) PMU established. Start-up support completed.

(ii) Operational, accounting, quality control, and management systems have been developed.

(iii) Procurement packages have been developed and approved.

(iv) Initial plans, strategies, guidelines developed. A report on Development of an improved Waer and Wastewater Quality Sampling and Testing Program prepared.

(v) The assessment is a continuous process and will be further strengthened in the ensuing projects.

(vi) Contracts for immediate works awarded.

(vii) Capacity development program has been prepared and is being implemented in coordination with ADB and the Government. A series of technical trainings have been implemented for a total of 250 staff.

Geographical Location Kathmandu, Nepal

Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects

Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design The TA was designed with extensive participation of stakeholders, including beneficiaries, ward representatives, municipal officials and representatives, ministries concerned and MWSDB, the private sector, external funding agencies, NGOs, and consultants.
During Project Implementation The TA encouraged direct participation of beneficiaries of Kathmandu Valley in all activities of the TA. It also undertook consensus building at all levels on issues such as water services, environmental and social mitigation and employment.

Business Opportunities

Consulting Services The Consultants were engaged by ADB in accordance with its Guidelines on the Use of Consultants (2007).
Procurement Procurement of all goods and works to be financed out of proceeds of the TA funds was carried out in accordance with ADB's Procurement Guidelines (2007, as amended from time to time).

Responsible Staff

Responsible ADB Officer Manoj Sharma
Responsible ADB Department South Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Urban Development and Water Division, SARD
Executing Agencies
Ministry of Physical Infrastructure and Transport
D. Basnyat
Kathmandu, Nepal


Concept Clearance 05 Oct 2007
Fact Finding 11 Mar 2007 to 25 Mar 2007
Approval -
Last Review Mission -
PDS Creation Date 25 Oct 2007
Last PDS Update 25 Aug 2011

TA 7007-NEP

Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
10 Dec 2007 11 Jan 2008 11 Jan 2008 30 Jun 2009 30 Jun 2011 -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
2,500,000.00 0.00 500,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 3,000,000.00 10 Dec 2007 1,649,539.83

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