Nepal: Transport Project Preparatory Facility (formerly Transport Project Preparatory and Capacity Development Facility)

Sovereign Project | 43216-012 Status: Active

Summary

ADB is helping Nepal ensure that important road and air transport projects are implemented quickly and efficiently. The project will identify and prepare high-priority projects for potential funding by the government and/or by ADB or other development partners. This will reduce the time between the concept stage and the start of physical works. The project will also support capacity development.

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Project Name Transport Project Preparatory Facility (formerly Transport Project Preparatory and Capacity Development Facility)
Project Number 43216-012
Country Nepal
Project Status Active
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Grant
Source of Funding / Amount
Grant 0227-NEP: Transport Project Preparatory Facility (formerly Transport Project Preparatory and Capacity Development Facility)
Asian Development Fund US$ 12.00 million
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Governance and capacity development
Sector / Subsector

Transport - Air transport - Road transport (non-urban)

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming No gender elements
Description
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy
Impact

Project Outcome

Description of Outcome
Progress Toward Outcome

Recruitment of project preparatory consultant 2 (PPC-2) was completed and mobilized in August 2015.

Consultancy contract for PPC-Air has been negotiated.

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

1) SASEC Road Connectivity Project, prepared under PPC-1 contract, was approved on 30 July 2013. PPC-2 consultants were mobilized in August 2015.

2) PPC-Air consultants mobilized on Nov 2015.

Geographical Location Nepal

Safeguard Categories

Environment C
Involuntary Resettlement C
Indigenous Peoples C

Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects

Environmental Aspects The facility is expected to ensure development of environmentally and socially viable investment loans. The follow-on loans and grant will be prepared in compliance with ADB's Safeguard Policy Statement (2009) and government guidelines, regulations, and policies. The facility is not expected to have any adverse environmental consequences due to the nature of the proposed intervention, i.e., project preparation. During the feasibility studies, the consultants will prepare environmental impact assessments or initial environmental examinations, including environmental management plans, for the selected subprojects. Similarly, resettlement planning, indigenous peoples planning, and gender analyses will be prepared for the selected subprojects during this stage, and will be updated during the detailed design stage as appropriate.
Involuntary Resettlement

The grant will prepare feasibility studies, detailed design, and implementation support to follow-on investment. No resettlement issue is envisaged under the grant.

Resettlement impact will be assessed and resettlement planning documents will be prepared (if required) following ADB's Safeguard Policy Statement (2009), and government policy and procedures when each follow-on investment is processed.

Indigenous Peoples

The grant will prepare feasibility studies, detailed design, and implementation support to follow-on investment. No indigenous peoples issue is envisaged under the grant.

Indigenous people impact will be assessed and indigenous planning documents will be prepared (if required) following ADB's Safeguard Policy Statement (2009), and government policy and procedures when each follow-on investment is processed.

Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design Consultation was conducted in June 2009 and July 2010 with (i) the National Planning Commission, (ii) Office of the Prime Minister, (iii) Ministry of Tourism and Civil Aviation and Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal, (iv) Nepal Telecommunication Authority, (v) Ministry of Finance, (vi) Ministry of Physical Planning and Works, and (vii) Ministry of Information and Communications.
During Project Implementation

Once a year, DOR and CAAN, respectively, will hold one-day workshop to share information on project progress, issues, lessons learned, and performance improvement measures if appropriate.

Various information regarding the Project, including scope, general progress status, beneficiaries, invitation for bid, and consultant recruitment notices, will be provided to the general public. The information will be made available and updated through the official websites of DOR and CAAN.

While conducting poverty and social assessment, the Consultants will conduct field visits and direct consultations/interactions with stakeholders using participatory approaches at the local and line Ministry levels. If there are any gaps emerging from the communication needs assessment, the Consultants will have to formulate, in discussion with internal stakeholders and key decision-makers, a communications strategy for the Facility.

Business Opportunities

Consulting Services To carryout project preparatory activities under the Facility, international firms, as project preparatory consultant (PPC) were recruited. PPC1-Road Transport Component required an estimated 353 person-months (68 international, 285 national). PPC2-Road Transport required an estimated 245 person-months (36 international, 209 national) and PPC-Air Transport Component require 236 person-months (101 international, 135 national). Consulting firms were engaged using the quality- and cost-based selection (QCBS) method with a weighting of 90% technical and 10% financial as the nature of the assignment required priority consideration for quality.
Procurement All procurement of goods and works will be undertaken in accordance with ADB's Procurement Guidelines (2010, as amended from time to time)

Responsible Staff

Responsible ADB Officer Lee Tai
Responsible ADB Department South Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Transport and Communications Division, SARD
Executing Agencies
Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal
ATDP@MOS.COM.NP
P. B. No. 284, Babar Mahal
Kathmandu
Nepal
Ministry of Physical Infrastructure and Transport
Singha Durbar
Kathmandu
Nepal

Timetable

Concept Clearance 10 Sep 2009
Fact Finding 12 Jul 2010 to 23 Jul 2010
MRM 30 Apr 2009
Approval -
Last Review Mission -
PDS Creation Date 05 Nov 2009
Last PDS Update 21 Mar 2016

Grant 0227-NEP

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
29 Oct 2010 04 Mar 2011 25 Apr 2011 30 Jun 2016 30 Jun 2018 -
Financing Plan Grant Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 13.80 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 12.00 29 Oct 2010 10.73 0.00 89%
Counterpart 1.80 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 29 Oct 2010 4.69 0.00 39%

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.

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