India: Assam Urban Infrastructure Investment Program - Tranche 1

Sovereign Project | 42265-023

Summary

The MFF adopts a strategic and integrated approach to sustainable urban environmental improvement in Guwahati and Dibrugarh, Assam, including water supply, wastewater treatment, solid waste management, and drainage. Project 1 will support MFF management and implementation, including equipment, logistics, and the consultants to assist the program management unit (PMU) in detailed design, construction supervision, and related training and capacity building. Project 1 will provide improved and sustainable urban services at the standards set by the Government in the cities of Guwahati and Dibrugarh in Assam through the delivery of improved water supply, solid waste management (SWM), and drainage infrastructure.

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Project Name Assam Urban Infrastructure Investment Program - Tranche 1
Project Number 42265-023
Country India
Project Status Approved
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Loan
Source of Funding / Amount
Loan 2806-IND: Assam Urban Infrastructure Investment Program - Tranche 1
Ordinary capital resources US$ 61.00 million
Strategic Agendas Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Governance and capacity development
Sector / Subsector Transport - Urban roads and traffic management
Water and other urban infrastructure and services - Urban flood protection - Urban policy, institutional and capacity development - Urban solid waste management - Urban water supply
Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Effective gender mainstreaming
Description The MFF adopts a strategic and integrated approach to sustainable urban environmental improvement in Guwahati and Dibrugarh, Assam, including water supply, wastewater treatment, solid waste management, and drainage. Project 1 will support MFF management and implementation, including equipment, logistics, and the consultants to assist the program management unit (PMU) in detailed design, construction supervision, and related training and capacity building. Project 1 will provide improved and sustainable urban services at the standards set by the Government in the cities of Guwahati and Dibrugarh in Assam through the delivery of improved water supply, solid waste management (SWM), and drainage infrastructure.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy

Currently, only 30% of the population of about 1.0 million in Guwahati city, the capital of Assam has access to piped water supply, and the rest depend on localized individual ground water sources, and water vendors who charge high rates. The city is divided into four water supply zones. Water supply projects in north and south-central zones financed by the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA).

In south Guwahati, water supply in the west zone is financed under the Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission (JNNURM), and the proposed ADB assistance is for the south-east zone. In addition to Guwahati, Dibrugarh also suffers from prolonged local flooding during the annual monsoon due mainly to poor drainage. Because of the lack of sewerage and inadequate SWM much of the areas in the two cities drainage system becomes choked and severely polluted with untreated wastewater.

Impact Improved and sustainable urban services in selected project cities in Assam (synchronized with the MFF's DMF outcome).
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome Efficient and improved pre-distribution water supply infrastructure in Guwahati, and drainage and solid waste management in Dibrugarh (consolidated MFF's DMF outputs)
Progress Toward Outcome The loan became effective on 25 March 2012. Project management consultants (PMC) and design and supervision consultants (DSC) were already mobilized and fully operational. Water supply construction and drainage contracts have been awarded and there is ongoing preparatory works for solid waste management component.
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs

1. Improved and increased water supply area in project city

2. Solid waste management infrastructure improved in Dibrugarh city

3. Reduced flooding through improved urban drainage in the project cities

4. Implementing agencies and ULBs effectively manage the project

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

(i) Implementing agencies and ULBs effectively manage the project: Both the PMC and DSC consultants are fully operational and helping the Project Management Unit (PMU) in the procurement activities. Government is requested to expedite the process of engaging key positions in the PMU.

(ii) Improved and increased water supply area in project city: One package involving construction of 6 storage reservoirs and allied works in Guwahati is already awarded and most of the sites have been turned over to the contractor for preparatory works. Another package involving construction of transmission main pipelines and allied works for water supply project in Guwahati is also awarded and commenced preparatory works. The design, build and operation of intake works, raw water rising main, water treatment plant, clear water pumping stations and allied works in Guwahati will be covered under Tranche 2. Preparation of the bidding documents for this package is still ongoing.

(iii) Reduced flooding through improved urban drainage in the project cities: Contract for the construction of DTP drain box culverts and allied works in Dibrugarh is already awarded. Preparatory works are ongoing.

(iv) Solid waste management infrastructure improved in Dibrugarh city: 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 is targeted after the environmental clearance is received in Q1 2015.

Geographical Location
Safeguard Categories
Environment B
Involuntary Resettlement B
Indigenous Peoples C
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
Environmental Aspects B
Involuntary Resettlement B
Indigenous Peoples C
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design Stakeholder consultation conducted during processing.
During Project Implementation A consultation and participation strategy included in the Project.
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 is expected to commence in Q4 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 Ashok Srivastava
Responsible ADB Department South Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division India Resident Mission
Executing Agencies
Guwahati Development DepartmentASHISHBHUTANI@GMAIL.COMSecretary, Government of Assam
Civil Secretariat, Dispur-Guwahati
781006 India
Timetable
Concept Clearance -
Fact Finding -
MRM 14 Jul 2011
Approval 18 Nov 2011
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 13 Mar 2015

Loan 2806-IND

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
18 Nov 2011 09 Mar 2012 25 Apr 2012 30 Jun 2018 - -
Financing Plan Loan Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 95.50 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 61.00 18 Nov 2011 39.27 0.00 64%
Counterpart 34.50 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 18 Nov 2011 5.37 0.00 9%

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