India: MFF-Assam Urban Infrastructure Investment Program

Sovereign Project | 42265-013

Summary

The Multitranche Financing Facility will finance a slice of the government's investment plan for Assam's urban sector through the Assam Urban Infrastructure Investment Program.

The proposed MFF will finance a portion of the urban infrastructure initiatives of the Government of Assam for the cities of Guwahati and Dibrugarh. It will improve the urban services in these cities by improving water supply, sanitation, solid waste management (SWM), and drainage infrastructure to the standards set by the State.

The impact of the investment program will be an improved access to water supply, sanitation, and urban infrastructure facilities by the urban population in Guwahati and Dibrugarh. The expected outcome will be improved and sustainable water supply, sanitation and drainage in Guwahati and Dibrugarh.

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Project Name MFF-Assam Urban Infrastructure Investment Program
Project Number 42265-013
Country India
Project Status Approved
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Loan
Source of Funding / Amount
MFF Facility Concept 0064-IND: MFF-Assam Urban Infrastructure Investment Program
Ordinary capital resources US$ 200.00 million
Strategic Agendas Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Governance and capacity development
Sector / Subsector Multisector - Multisector
Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Effective gender mainstreaming
Description

The Multitranche Financing Facility will finance a slice of the government's investment plan for Assam's urban sector through the Assam Urban Infrastructure Investment Program.

The proposed MFF will finance a portion of the urban infrastructure initiatives of the Government of Assam for the cities of Guwahati and Dibrugarh. It will improve the urban services in these cities by improving water supply, sanitation, solid waste management (SWM), and drainage infrastructure to the standards set by the State.

The impact of the investment program will be an improved access to water supply, sanitation, and urban infrastructure facilities by the urban population in Guwahati and Dibrugarh. The expected outcome will be improved and sustainable water supply, sanitation and drainage in Guwahati and Dibrugarh.

Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy

In Guwahati, currently, only 30% of the population has access to piped water supply. According to the water supply DPR (2008), the city has been divided into four water supply zones; one north of the Brahmaputra river and three to the south. In south Guwahati, the west zone is being financed under Jawaharlal Nehru National Renewal Mission (JNNURM), the central zone by Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), and the east zone has been identified for ADB assistance.

Further, urgent investments are needed for sewage treatment given that significant incremental wastewater will be generated from the water supply subprojects. In addition, there is no sewerage system in Guhawati except in some government or township areas. Consistent with the water supply zones, the sewerage DPR (2008), also divided Guhawati into three main sewerage catchments: one on the north side of the Brahmaputra river and two on the south. On the southern side of the river, one catchment roughly corresponds to the water supply west zone. The other covers the central and east water supply zones serving a combined projected 2025 population of nearly 1,500,000. The DPR identifies various sub-catchments including an area roughly corresponding to the east water supply area, proposed for ADB assistance.

In addition to Guwahati, the city of Dibrugarh also suffers from prolonged local flooding during the annual monsoon. Because of the lack of sewerage and inadequate solid waste management much of the areas in the two cities drainage system becomes choked and severely polluted with un-treated wastewater. In Guwahati, solid waste management improvements are envisaged through the JNNURM. This would complement the proposed ADB assistance in providing water supply and sewerage facilities in the city, thereby reducing the pollution load and health risks.

Impact Urban population in relatively poor and weak capacity state (Assam) has improved access to water supply, sanitation, and urban infrastructure facilities.
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome Improved and sustainable water supply, sanitation and drainage in the selected project cities in Assam.
Progress Toward Outcome The first tranche of the MFF became effective on 25 March 2012. The consultants (PMC and DSC) of Project 1 were already operational in assisting the Project Management Unit. Two water supply construction contracts and one drain rehabilitation contract have been awarded. Preparations for Tranche 2 are ongoing and advance actions are being undertaken.
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs

1. Improved, regular and sustainable metered water supply in Guwahati

2. Solid waste management infrastructure improved in Dibrugarh

3. Improved urban drainage system in Dibrugarh and Guwahati

4. Project management and implementation skills strengthened in the implementing agencies and ULBs.

Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)

1. Under Project 1, a drainage contract for the primary drains is underway and advance actions have been undertaken for improving the secondary drains under Project 2. A storm water Master Plan has also been prepared under the AUIIP.

2. Under Project 1, storage and transmission contracts are under construction. A combined DBO contract for water intake and treatment and water distribution are being prepared as advance actions under Project 2.

3. Both the PMC and DSC consultants are fully operational and helping the Project Management Unit (PMU) in the project administration. Government has been requested to expedite the process of engaging key positions in the PMU.

4. The bidding process for the design, build and operation of 100 metric tons processing plant and 60 metric tons Sanitary Landfill site and allied works in Dibrugarh under Project 1 will be conducted after the environmental clearance is received by Q1 2015.

5. A minor change in scope to the Investment Program was approved which resulted to the inclusion of drainage improvement in the city of Guwahati and the exclusion of sewerage and bus rapid transit system (BRTS) in the city of Guwahati. These changes to the Investment Program were requested by the Government of Assam to restructure the urban sector development in Guwahati and undertake sector improvement and contract management from a single financing agency.

Geographical Location
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
Environmental Aspects B
Involuntary Resettlement B
Indigenous Peoples C
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design Stakeholder workshops and consultations were conducted during S-PPTA implementation.
During Project Implementation Continued stakeholder consultations, surveys and workshops will be undertaken during the project implementation period.
Business Opportunities
Consulting Services The Project Management Consultants (PMC) and the Design and Supervision consultants (DSC) were selected using full technical proposal from shortlisted firms using quality and cost based selection (QCBS) with 80% weight for quality and 20% weight for cost. Consulting services for community mobilization, performance monitoring, and resettlement planning will be from a nongovernment organization (NGO) to be selected on quality based selection.
Procurement

Procurement for the following packages under Tranche 1 is expected to commence in Q2 2014:

1. design, build and operation of intake works, raw water rising main, water treatment plant, clear water pumping stations and allied works in Guwahati

2. design, build and operation of 100 metric tons processing plant and 60 metric tons Sanitary Landfill site and allied works in Dibrugarh

Responsible ADB Officer Vijay Padmanabhan
Responsible ADB Department South Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Urban Development and Water Division, SARD
Executing Agencies
Guwahati Development DepartmentSecretary, Government of Assam
Civil Secretariat, Dispur-Guwahati
781006 India
Timetable
Concept Clearance 16 May 2011
Fact Finding 23 May 2011 to 07 Jun 2011
MRM 14 Jul 2011
Approval 30 Sep 2011
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 13 Mar 2015

MFF Facility Concept 0064-IND

Financing Plan Loan Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 285.80 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 200.00 - 0.00 0.00 %
Counterpart 85.80 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 - 0.00 0.00 %
Title Document Type Document Date
Assam Urban Infrastructure Investment Program: Project Data Sheet (हिन्दी) Translated PDS Mar 2014
Assam Urban Infrastructure Investment Program Gender Action Plans Sep 2011
Assam Urban Infrastructure Investment Program Reports and Recommendations of the President Sep 2011
Assam Urban Infrastructure Investment Program Design and Monitoring Frameworks Sep 2011
Assam Urban Infrastructure Investment Program Summary Poverty Reduction and Social Strategies Sep 2011
Assam Urban Infrastructure Investment Program Facility Administration Manual Sep 2011
Assam Urban Infrastructure Investment Program Framework Financing Agreement Sep 2011

Safeguard Documents

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Title Document Type Document Date
Assam Urban Infrastructure Investment Program: Dibrugarh Drainage Subproject (as of Board Approval) Environmental Assessment and Measures Sep 2011
Assam Urban Infrastructure Investment Program (as of Board Approval) Indigenous Peoples Planning Frameworks/Indigenous Peoples Development Frameworks Sep 2011
Assam Urban Infrastructure Investment Program: Dibrugarh Drainage Subproject (as of Board Approval) Resettlement Planning Documents Jul 2011
Assam Urban Infrastructure Investment Program (as of Board Approval) Environmental Assessment and Review Framework Jul 2011
Assam Urban Infrastructure Investment Program: Resettlement Framework (as of Board Approval) Resettlement Planning Documents Jul 2011
Assam Urban Infrastructure Investment Program: Dibrugarh Solid Waste Management Subproject Resettlement Plans Jun 2011
Assam Urban Infrastructure Investment Program Environmental Assessment and Review Framework Jun 2011
Assam Urban Infrastructure Investment Program: Dibrugarh Drainage Subproject Resettlement Planning Documents Jun 2011
Assam Urban Infrastructure Investment Program Indigenous Peoples Planning Frameworks/Indigenous Peoples Development Frameworks Jun 2011
Assam Urban Infrastructure Investment Program Resettlement Frameworks Jun 2011
Assam Urban Infrastructure Investment Program: Guwahati Water Supply Subproject Resettlement Plans Jun 2011

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