India: Assam Urban Infrastructure Investment Program - Tranche 1

Sovereign Project | 42265-023 Status: Approved

Summary

ADB is helping India upgrade urban infrastructure and services in Guwahati and Dibrugarh, two major cities in the state of Assam. The first tranche under the program will finance improvements in water supply, solid waste management, and drainage infrastructure. It will also support project management and implementation.

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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. Two awarded contracts for Guwahati water supply had to be terminated due to poor performance of the contractor. The terminated contracts are being rebid and is currently under bid evaluation. One package for Dibrugarh drainage has been awarded and works are currently under progress. The packages for Dibrugarh solid waste management are currently under procurement.
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) and Project Implementation Units (PIUs) in the procurement and supervision activities. Guwahati Development Department (GDD), Government of Assam is taking steps to strengthen staffing in PMU and PIUs.

(ii) Improved and increased water supply area in project city: One package involving construction of 6 storage reservoirs and allied works in Guwahati; and another package involving construction of transmission main pipelines and allied works for water supply project in Guwahati, which were awarded earlier had to be terminated due to poor performance of contractor. The terminated contracts are being rebid and are currently under bid evaluation. 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.

(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. Works are currently in progress.

(iv) Solid waste management (SWM) 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 currently under process and is likely to be awarded within Q2 of 2016. Once package for procurement of SWM equipment is being planned to be bid out in Q3 of 2016.

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 Staff

Responsible ADB Officer Ashok Srivastava
Responsible ADB Department South Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division India Resident Mission
Executing Agencies
Guwahati Development Department
ASHISHBHUTANI@GMAIL.COM
Secretary, Government of Assam, Civil Secretariat, Dispur-Guwahati 781006

Timetable

Concept Clearance -
Fact Finding -
MRM 14 Jul 2011
Approval 18 Nov 2011
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 21 Mar 2016

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 37.61 0.00 62%
Counterpart 34.50 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 18 Nov 2011 6.75 0.00 11%

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
Assam Urban Infrastructure Investment Program - Tranche 1: Environmental Monitoring Report (July-December 2015) Environmental Monitoring Reports May 2016
Assam Urban Infrastructure Investment Program: Dibrugarh Solid Waste Management Subproject Initial Environmental Examination Initial Environmental Examination Nov 2015
Assam Urban Infrastructure Investment Program - Tranche 1: Dibrugarh Drainage Subproject Initial Environmental Examination Initial Environmental Examination Nov 2015
Assam Urban Infrastructure Investment Program - Tranche 1: Dibrugarh Drainage Subproject Resettlement Plan Resettlement Plans Nov 2015
Assam Urban Infrastructure Investment Program: Guwahati Water Supply Subproject Initial Environmental Examination Initial Environmental Examination Apr 2015
Assam Urban Infrastructure Investment Program - Tranche 1: Environmental Monitoring Report (July-December 2014) Environmental Monitoring Reports Jan 2015
Assam Urban Infrastructure Investment Program - Tranche 1: Environmental Monitoring Report (January-June 2014) Environmental Monitoring Reports Aug 2014
Assam Urban Infrastructure Investment Program - Tranche 1: Social Monitoring Report (January-June 2014) Social Monitoring Reports Jun 2014
Assam Urban Infrastructure Investment Program - Tranche 1: Initial Environmental Examination - Intake Works at Guwahati Initial Environmental Examination Jun 2014
Assam Urban Infrastructure Investment Program - Tranche 1: Environmental Monitoring Report (January-September 2013) Environmental Monitoring Reports Sep 2013
Assam Urban Infrastructure Investment Program - Tranche 1: Social Safeguards Monitoring Report (January-September 2013) Social Monitoring Reports Sep 2013
Assam Urban Infrastructure Investment Program - Tranche 1: Safeguard Monitoring Report (March-December 2012) Environmental and Social Monitoring Reports Mar 2013
Assam Urban Infrastructure Investment Program: Guwahati Water Supply Subproject Initial Environmental Examination Jun 2011
Assam Urban Infrastructure Investment Program: Dibrugarh Solid Waste Management Subproject Initial Environmental Examination Jun 2011
Assam Urban Infrastructure Investment Program: Dibrugarh Drainage Subproject Initial Environmental Examination Jun 2011

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