1. Reliable municipal infrastructure developed
1.1) By June 2017 (for all indicators): 107 km of drainage lines rehabilitated and 49 km of new drainage lines constructed in Janakpur, Nepalgunj, and Siddharthanagar.
Contract for Siddharthanagar and Nepalgunj was awarded on 15 December and 17 December 2014 respectively.
Siddharthanagar: About 7.55 km of drain of drain is completed. Overall 10% of works is completed. Nepalgunj: 26.60 km of storm water drain, and 3.32 km of urban road (asphalt) completed. Overall, 50% of works completed.
Janakpur: IFB was published on 6 April and bids opened on 27 may. TBER received by ADB on 27 July and comments provided.
1.2) 36 km of new or upgraded roads and lanes improved in Janakpur, Nepalgunj, and Siddharthangar.
Nepalgunj: 3.32 km of urban road (asphalt) completed.
Janakpur: Not yet contracted. Procurement process is ongoing.
1.3) Sanitary landfill facilities with a service life of about 15 years with resource recovery system developed in Janakpur, Nepalgunj, and Siddharthanagar
Janakpur: The originally identified location for landfill site could not be purchased due to social problems. Alternative land identified but yet to conclude the purchasing and aquisition process.
Nepalgunj: TBER being revised.
Siddharthanagar: Procurement process ongoing.
1.4) Modality for private sector participation in SWM assessed by 2015.
Provision has been made in the bidding document to operate SLS by the contractor for a year before handing over to the operator.
1.5) 5,000 households are newly served with and 12,000 households are receiving improved water services in Dharan
Contract agreement for improvement of water supply systems in Dharan was signed on 25 March 2015, and contractor is already mobilized.
1.6) 90 km of new water supply pipes installed or upgraded in Dharan
Contract agreement for improvement of water supply systems in Dharan was signed on 25 March 2015, and contractor is already mobilized
2. Community development programs undertaken and GESI capacity strengthened.
2.1) 100% of poor settlements in the project municipalities benefit from the community development program
Project implementation is being done in this direction by mobilizing NGOs in Dharan, Janakpur, Siddharthanagar and Nepalgunj Municpalities.
2.2) At least 33% of representatives on committees established for community development programs are women.
84 TLOs (14 Dharan, 29 Janakpur, 21 Siddharthanagar and 20 Nepalgunj) and 3 Users committees (1 each at Dharan, Janakpur and Siddharthanagar) formed in the project municipalities have more than 33% of women representatives
2.3) 50% of participants in skills and entrepreneurship development programs are women.
Progress/Status: Proposal for skills and entrepreneurship development programs concurred for Dharan and Siddharthanagar and being implemented, and under preparation for Janakpur and Nepalgunj.
More than 50% participants will be women.
2.4) GESI operational manuals, toolkits, and checklists developed and used in MPPW and its departments
Progress/Status: GESI operational guidelines finalized. GESI project based Log Frame developed. GESI operational guideline based toolkits developed. GESI related brochure prepared. They are being used
2.5) Budget for GESI operation allocated in MPPW separately from the project.
3. Project management and administration supported.
3.1) PCO and PIUs are fully staffed on time.
Progress/Status: PCO and PIUs formed and fully staffed.
3.2) Quarterly progress reports and audit reports are of satisfactory quality and submitted on time.
Progress/Status: Aduit report and quarterly reports are being submitted timely and are of satisfactory quality.
3.3) Project is implemented on time and within budget.
Progress/Status: Project is performing within the approved budget despite delay in procurement process of Janakpur sub projects.
3.4) Staff skills on GESI upgraded through at least five trainings for municipal staff (target of 20% female participants).
Trainings being conducted on GESI Operational Guidelines. Also TOT on GESI mainstreaming being organized.