Sri Lanka: Local Government Enhancement Sector Project

Sovereign Project | 42459-013 Status: Approved

Summary

ADB is helping Sri Lanka enhance basic infrastructure and services in less-developed areas of seven provinces. The project will improve roads and bridges, water supply and sanitation, drainage, and solid waste management. It will build or enhance health care centers, public markets, and other facilities. The project will also strengthen the capacity of local governments.

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Project Name Local Government Enhancement Sector Project
Project Number 42459-013
Country Sri Lanka
Project Status Approved
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Loan
Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
Loan 2790-SRI: Local Government Enhancement Sector Project (formerly Lagging Local Authorities Infrastructure Development)
Asian Development Fund US$ 52.18 million
TA 7877-SRI: Local Government Service Enhancement
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 540,000.00
Strategic Agendas 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 - Other urban services - Urban policy, institutional and capacity development - Urban sanitation - Urban solid waste management - Urban water supply

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Effective gender mainstreaming
Description The project will improve the effective delivery of local infrastructure and services by local authorities in less-developed areas of Sri Lanka. Under the project, about 100 local authorities selected in seven provinces (excluding the Northern and Eastern provinces), whose reform plans are reviewed and confirmed by the government, will implement subprojects for roads and bridges, water supply and sanitation, drainage, solid waste management, and other basic facilities, including building or enhancing health-care centers and public markets. The project will support the institutional strengthening of the local authorities for improved and sustainable service delivery through business process reengineering and the development of their information technology (IT) systems.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy

The government's development policy framework highlights the need for balanced regional development to ensure that every household in Sri Lanka benefits equally from economic development.

It stresses the need to channel more resources to the poorer segments of the population to rectify rural urban imbalances and improve access to social and economic infrastructure including transport, drinking water supply, and public health care.

While the urban population is growing at 3.0% per annum and is expected to encompass half the country's total population by 2016, there is a large infrastructure deficit in peri-urban and small townships in rural areas.

Current local service deficiencies include (i) intermittent or limited water supply services in many townships; (ii) dilapidated local roads that hamper connectivity and economic and social activities; (iii) haphazard solid waste management that includes a lack of suitable landfill sites, causing nuisance and public health risks; (iv) limited primary health-care facilities; (v) inadequate drainage, causing waterlogging in township areas; and (vi) inadequate public market facilities that hinder local economic activity.

While poverty affects the general population in lagging regions, the economic and social activities of women are severely constrained by poor infrastructure and services. Poverty is concentrated in areas where connectivity to towns and markets is relatively low.

Improving infrastructure and service delivery standards in these areas is constrained by the limited financial, technical, and management capacity of local authorities responsible for local service delivery under a decentralized administrative system.

Impact Local authorities' capacity financially and technically strengthened in less-developed areas of seven provinces in Sri Lanka
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome Improved local infrastructure and services delivered effectively by local authorities.
Progress Toward Outcome CDTA consultants have prepared a report on Business Process Re-engineering requirements and have developed FRS for the IT system development on Financial Management and Asset Management Systems including Adhoc Revenu. The Ministry have gone through the system proposed along with the estimates prepared and have expressed their opinion that the complicated systems would not be suitable for the Pradeshiya Sabhas. A request has been made to provide simple solutions to the pradeshiya sabhas.
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs

1. Improved local infrastructure and basic services delivery.

2. Advanced local government policy reform and strengthened capacity.

3. Project management and administration supported.

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

Original target was revised by a minor change. Revised targets updated in e-Ops. Work In Progress.

Reform Plans and Solid Waste Management Action Plans for all the Local Authorities (108) prepared. Approved and implementation in progress, the monitoring activities continue.

Original target was revised by a minor change. Revised targets updated in e-Ops. Work In Progress.

Original target was revised by a minor change. Revised targets updated in e-Ops. Work In Progress.

Original target was revised by a minor change. Revised targets updated in e-Ops. Work In Progress.

Complied with

Complied with

Complied with

The TA consultants completed the work, the EA has approved it.

The TA consultants completed the work, the EA has approved it.

The EA decided to withhold the IT system implementation due to higher cost component for the O&M. This has been communicated with ADB. Instead the EA requested a simplified guidelines and forms to be used to implement the BPR solutions and that has been completed by Consultants. Similarly the PMU started a simple IT solution for the LAs to achieve the objective and it is on going. This implementation was observed during the MTR by ADB.

DSC recruitment completed.

All key positions appointed by 30 April 2012.

Yes, the last report covering 1st quarter of 2015 submitted.

Yes, improvements on going.

Training is on going

Geographical Location
Safeguard Categories
Environment B
Involuntary Resettlement B
Indigenous Peoples B
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
Environmental Aspects The subproject selection criteria limits negative safeguards impacts through avoidance and minimization measures. Subprojects will have positive environmental benefits, improving the local authorities environment and public health. Potential adverse environmental impacts are mostly related to construction impacts which are temporary. Environmental assessment and review framework has been prepared.
Involuntary Resettlement The subproject selection criteria limits negative safeguards impacts through avoidance and minimization measures. No significant involuntary resettlement impacts are anticipated. Resettlement framework has been prepared.
Indigenous Peoples The subproject selection criteria limits negative safeguards impacts through avoidance and minimization measures. No significant indigenous peoples impacts are anticipated. Indigenous peoples planning framework has been prepared.
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design Focus group discussions and workshops will be held during project preparation. Representatives of nongovernment organizations and community-based organizations will be invited to the workshops.
During Project Implementation Stakeholder participation and consultation have continued during project implementation. A consultation and participation plan has been prepared.
Business Opportunities
Consulting Services QCBS - 2,142 person-months - $6.6 million (total)
Procurement

International competitive bidding - 1 contract - $1.4 million

National competitive bidding - About 200 contracts - $44.2 million (total)

Responsible ADB Officer Herathbanda Jayasundara
Responsible ADB Department South Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Sri Lanka Resident Mission
Executing Agencies
Ministry of Prov'l Councils & Regional Development
SPRIP@EUREKA.LK
330 Union Place, Colombo 2
Sri Lanka
Timetable
Concept Clearance 23 Nov 2010
Fact Finding 21 Jun 2011 to 01 Jul 2011
MRM 21 Jul 2011
Approval 29 Sep 2011
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 16 Sep 2015

Loan 2790-SRI

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
29 Sep 2011 21 Oct 2011 29 Nov 2011 31 Dec 2015 31 Dec 2016 -
Financing Plan Loan Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 61.95 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 52.18 29 Sep 2011 41.32 0.00 79%
Counterpart 9.77 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 29 Sep 2011 30.69 0.00 59%
Status of Covenants
Category Sector Safeguards Social Financial Economic Others
Rating - - - Satisfactory - -

TA 7877-SRI

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
29 Sep 2011 20 Dec 2011 20 Dec 2011 31 Mar 2015 - -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
540,000.00 0.00 100,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 640,000.00 29 Sep 2011 468,923.28
Status of Covenants
Category Sector Safeguards Social Financial Economic Others
Rating - - - Satisfactory - -

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