Bangladesh: Khulna Water Supply Project

Sovereign Project | 42171-013 Status: Active

Summary

ADB is helping Bangladesh develop a sustainable water supply system in Khulna city. The project will expand water supply and introduce surface water as the main water source to avoid excessive groundwater abstraction. It will also strengthen corporate management of the newly established Khulna Water Supply & Sewerage Authority.

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Procurement Documents

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Khulna Water Supply Project Oct 2012

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Project Name Khulna Water Supply Project
Project Number 42171-013
Country Bangladesh
Project Status Active
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Loan
Source of Funding / Amount
Loan 2756-BAN: Khulna Water Supply Project
Asian Development Fund US$ 75.00 million
TA 7820-BAN: Khulna Water Supply Project
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 700,000.00
Strategic Agendas Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Governance and capacity development
Partnerships
Sector / Subsector

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

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 Land acquisition process is complete. Contract for Construction of KWASA HQ building was signed on 29 August 2013 and work is ongoing. Three ICB package for construction of overhead tanks and reservoirs, clear water transmission main and distribution pipe network have been awarded and construction is ongoing.
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs
Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues) All works contracts related to surface water treatment and distribution have been awarded and works started.With the new water supply system in place 24X7 uninterrupted quality water supply will be ensured in the core area of Khulna city. Existing ground water extraction system will also be upgraded under the project. The corporate business plan of KWASA with new tariff structure and updated organogram for KWASA has already been submitted to LGD for endorsement. Guidelines for creating Water User Group have been developed.With the new water supply system in place 24X7 uninterrupted quality water supply will be ensured in the core area of Khulna city. Existing ground water extraction system will also be upgraded under the project. The corporate business plan of KWASA with new tariff structure and updated organogram for KWASA has already been submitted to LGD for endorsement. Guidelines for creating Water User Group have been developed.
Geographical Location Khulna

Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects

Environmental Aspects The project is classified category B in accordance with ADB Safeguard Policy Statement (2009). KWASA prepared an initial environmental examination (IEE) as part of the feasibility study, including an environmental management plan (EMP). The IEE concluded that no significant adverse environmental impacts are anticipated and that the project will have only small, localized impacts to be mitigated through measures outlined in the EMP. The IEE and EMP will be updated during detailed design as necessary. The EMP will be incorporated into bidding and contract documents and implemented by contractors and consultants; the PMU will monitor the EMP. The PMU will be provided with consultancy and capacity building in managing the environmental impacts. KWASA will be responsible for implementing the EMP and will report the progress to ADB. The IEE represents a single, unified document to ensure compliance with the rules and guidelines of ADB, JICA, and the government; and will be implemented as a single process regardless of the funding source. KWASA plans to develop wastewater treatment facilities in the medium term to meet expected increase in water usage.
Involuntary Resettlement The project is classified category A for involuntary resettlement and category C for indigenous people in accordance with ADB Safeguard Policy Statement. A total of 29.6 hectares of private land will be acquired under the project. Properties to be acquired are primarily agricultural lands or lowland fishing ponds without residential structures. The resettlement impacts are therefore limited to economic displacement and no physical displacement from housing will occur. Involuntary resettlement impacts are considered significant as more than 200 persons are expected to experience major impacts. KWASA prepared a resettlement plan that specifies entitlements for affected persons including compensation at replacement cost, livelihood restoration measures, and special assistance measures for vulnerable groups. The resettlement plan represents a single, unified document to ensure compliance with the rules and guidelines of ADB, JICA, and the government; and will be implemented as a single process regardless of the funding sources. The government is strongly committed to implementing the resettlement plan. At present, the capacity on safeguards planning and implementation at KWASA is not strong. D&S consultants for resettlement have started works since August 2012. An implementing NGO, recruited under the piggy-backed TA7820 and helped KWASA to do 100% census of the project affected people.
Indigenous Peoples No indegenous peoples are identified yet.
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design Consultations were carried out with all stakeholders during project preparation through interviews, public meetings, group discussions and workshops. As integral part of the planning of safeguards, affected communities and persons were consulted during project preparation and design. Local communities, local government units, and government agencies were all involved throughout the preparation process to minimize negative impacts, ensure social acceptance, and increase equitability. Consultations were also held with emphasis on vulnerable groups and women, and played a vital role in raising awareness, gaining local support, and enabling affected people to voice their opinions and suggestions on project design and implementation.
During Project Implementation Regular communication and consultation are conducted with concerned ministry and JICA, the co-financer of the project.

Business Opportunities

Consulting Services All Consultants , community-based organizations and non-goverment ogranizations will be selected and engaged in accordance with ADB Guidelines ont he use of consultants . Consulting services are required to (i) support project management, (ii) carried out detailed design and construction supervision, including monitoring for safegurds complaince, and (iii) provide institutional and capacity development programs. Two major consulting services will be engaged through quality- and cost-based selection (QCBS) method with a standard quality/cost ration of 80/20 and full technical proposals. One small package will be selected through Consultants' Qualification Selection method with simplified technical proposal . The most relevant sections of PAI are PAI 2.05.
Procurement All Procurement of goods and works will be undertaken in accordance with ADB's Procurement Guidelines. International Competitive Bidding (ICB) procedures will be used for civil works contracts and goods supply contracts valued at $1.0 million or higher. National Competitive Bidding (NCB) procedures will be used for works contract and goods supply contracts valued at $100,000 or higher , and below $1.00 million. Shopping procedure may be used for works and goods supply contracts worth less than $100,000. One package for deep exploratory well development will be procured through direct contracting to the Geological Survey of Bangladesg, since it is the sole entity capable to conduct very deep drilling required. ADB and the Government will reviw the public procurement laws of the Givernment to ensure consistency with ADB's Procurement Guidelines. The details procedures of procurement will be found in Project Administration Instructions (PAI). The most relavent sections of PAI for the Project are PAI 3.03 (ICB) and PAI 3.04 (NCB)

Responsible Staff

Responsible ADB Officer Elma Morsheda
Responsible ADB Department South Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Bangladesh Resident Mission
Executing Agencies
Khulna Water Supply and Sewerage Authority
Khulna City, Bangaladesh

Timetable

Concept Clearance -
Fact Finding -
MRM -
Approval -
Last Review Mission -
PDS Creation Date 21 Jan 2010
Last PDS Update 30 Mar 2016

Loan 2756-BAN

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
14 Jun 2011 27 Jun 2011 04 Jan 2012 30 Jun 2018 - -
Financing Plan Loan Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 179.60 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 75.00 14 Jun 2011 63.19 0.00 95%
Counterpart 104.60 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 14 Jun 2011 29.47 0.00 44%
Status of Covenants
Category Sector Safeguards Social Financial Economic Others
Rating - Satisfactory - - - Satisfactory

TA 7820-BAN

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
14 Jun 2011 13 Jul 2011 13 Jul 2011 30 Dec 2012 29 Feb 2016 -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
700,000.00 0.00 100,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 800,000.00 14 Jun 2011 627,504.97
Title Document Type Document Date
Khulna Water Supply Project Procurement Plans Oct 2012
Project Agreement for Khulna Water Supply Project between Asian Development Bank and Khulna Water Supply and Sewarage Authority dated 27 June 2011 Project/Program Agreement Jun 2011
Loan Agreement (Special Operations) for Khulna Water Supply Project between People's Republic of Bangladesh and Asian Development Bank dated 27 June 2011 Loan Agreement (Special Operations) Jun 2011
Khulna Water Supply Project Reports and Recommendations of the President May 2011
Khulna Water Supply Project Summary Poverty Reduction and Social Strategies May 2011
Khulna Water Supply Project Gender Action Plans May 2011
Khulna Water Supply Project Project/Program Administration Manual May 2011
Khulna Water Supply Project Initial Poverty and Social Analysis Apr 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
Khulna Water Supply Project: Land Acquisition and Resettlement Quarterly Progress Report (January-March 2016) Social Monitoring Reports Mar 2016
Khulna Water Supply Project: Land Acquisition and Resettlement Quarterly Progress Report (October-December 2015) Social Monitoring Reports Dec 2015
Khulna Water Supply Project: Environmental Monitoring Report (October-December 2015) Environmental Monitoring Reports Dec 2015
Khulna Water Supply Project: Social Safeguard Monitoring Report Social Monitoring Reports Dec 2015
Khulna Water Supply Project: Quarterly Report on Land Acquisition and Resettlement (July-September 2015) Social Monitoring Reports Sep 2015
Khulna Water Supply Project: Quarterly Report on Land Acquisition and Resettlement (March-June 2015) Social Monitoring Reports Jun 2015
Khulna Water Supply Project: Environmental Monitoring Report Environmental Monitoring Reports Jun 2015
Khulna Water Supply Project: Social Monitoring Report (December 2014) Social Monitoring Reports Dec 2014
Khulna Water Supply Project: Resettlement Plan Resettlement Plans May 2014
Khulna Water Supply Project: Final Resettlement Plan Resettlement Plans May 2014
Khulna Water Supply Project: Quarterly Report (January-March 2014) Social Monitoring Reports Mar 2014
Khulna Water Supply Project: Resettlement Plan (as of Board approval) Resettlement Plans May 2011
Khulna Water Supply Project: Initial Environmental Examination (as of Board approval) Environmental Assessment and Measures Feb 2011
Khulna Water Supply Project (Draft) Resettlement Plans Feb 2011

Evaluation Documents See also: Independent Evaluation

None currently available.

Related Publications

Title Document Type Document Date
Bangladesh: Khulna Water Supply Project Brochures and Flyers Oct 2012

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