India: Karnataka Integrated Urban Water Management Investment Program - Tranche 1

Sovereign Project | 43253-025 Status: Active

Summary

ADB is helping the Indian state of Karnataka improve water resources management in selected urban areas of the Upper Tunga Bhadra subbasin.  Assistance under the first phase will be used to expand and upgrade water supply and sanitation infrastructure in three towns - Byadagi, Davangere, and Harihar. The project will also improve water resource planning, monitoring, and service delivery.

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Project Name Karnataka Integrated Urban Water Management Investment Program - Tranche 1
Project Number 43253-025
Country India
Project Status Active
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Loan

Source of Funding / Amount
Grant 0399-IND: Karnataka Integrated Urban Water Management Investment Program - Tranche 1
Urban Environmental Infrastructure Fund under the Urban Financing Partnership Facility US$ 1.80 million
Loan 3148-IND: Karnataka Integrated Urban Water Management Investment Program - Tranche 1
Ordinary capital resources US$ 75.00 million
Strategic Agendas Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Governance and capacity development
Partnerships
Private sector development
Sector / Subsector

Water and other urban infrastructure and services - Urban policy, institutional and capacity development - Urban sewerage - Urban water supply

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Effective gender mainstreaming
Description
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy
Impact

Project Outcome

Description of Outcome
Progress Toward Outcome Three major civil works contracts for sanitation infrastructure were awarded and are in various stages of implementation. One sewerage subproject is in the procurement process and expected to be awarded by 2nd quarter of 2016. Detailed project reports for the bulk water supply works for the water supply infrastructure are being finalized and tendering is expected to commence by 1st quarter of 2016.
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs
Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)

1. Expanded and upgraded UWSS infrastructure in three towns of the Upper Tunga Bhadra subbasin

1.1 Investments in water supply infrastructure.

Detailed project reports for the bulk water supply works for Davangere, Harihar and Byadagi are being finalized and tendering is expected to commence by 1st quarter of 2016. Requests for quotations for the Water Operator are also expected to be issued by 1st quarter of 2016.

1.2 Investments in sanitation infrastructure.

The following contracts were awarded: Expansion of Sewerage Systems in Davangere City; same in Harihar town , and, Design, Supply, Installation & Commissioning of STP in Davangere City. The works for these contracts are in various stages of implementation. Procurement process is ongoing for a package for the Design, Build, Operate & maintain for 6 years for Byadagi comprehensive scheme and awarding is expected by 2nd quarter of 2016.

2. Improved water resource planning, monitoring, and service delivery.

ULB Incentive Fund (UIF) guidelines are being finalized. The project management unit formalized a detailed road map for reforms through UIF in the project towns. The road map proposed implementation plan as below:

Stage 1: Financial and commercial aspects to be implemented during 2016-2017.

Stage 2: Technical aspects connected to enhancement of service levels, matching with water and sewerage investments during 2017-2019.

Stage 3: Actions towards sustainability, asset management, including long-term and future planning during 2018-2019.

3. Strengthened operational and administrative capacity of KUIDFC and ULBs. Project Management, Design and Construction Supervision Consultant, and Facility Management and Institutional Development Consultant were engaged in Q4 2014 and Q1 2015 respectively and are currently providing operational and administrative support to KUIDFC. Discussion with the State Institute for Urban Development was initiated for the planned ULB capacity development training programs.

Geographical Location

Safeguard Categories

Environment B
Involuntary Resettlement B
Indigenous Peoples C

Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects

Environmental Aspects Three initial environmental examinations with environmental management plans were prepared for project 1 in accordance with ADB's Safeguard Policy Statement and government laws. The initial environmental examinations conclude that no significant adverse impact is anticipated as a result of UWSS infrastructure expansion and rehabilitation works proposed in the project 1 towns. It is envisaged that the net environmental benefits to the population of the three towns will be positive and significant as a result of improved (i) water efficiency and security through the implementation of non-revenue water reduction programs; and (ii) river water quality through the expansion of sewerage networks, treatment capacity, and sanitation coverage. The initial environmental examinations outline a grievance redress mechanism to ensure easy and quick redress of any complaints or concerns during project implementation. The environmental management plans provide adequate mitigation measures to address temporary construction impacts, including traffic management, to ensure limited disruption to traffic flow and access.
Involuntary Resettlement Temporary impacts on loss of income to shop owners, street vendors, and hawkers are envisaged due to construction and rehabilitation of water supply and sewerage networks in project towns. A total of 9.09 hectares of private agricultural land will need to be acquired for the construction of sewage treatment plants in Byadagi and Davengere, impacting 12 landowners. The new service reservoirs, sewage treatment plants, lift stations, and community toilets will be located within existing facilities or in government and/or community lands. One voluntary land donation for a sewage lift station in Harihar has been identified. Independent third party validation of the donated land was done and the report is included in the final Harihar resettlement plan. The draft resettlement plans of Byadagi and Davengere were prepared in consultation with affected persons during the preparation stage in accordance with ADB's Safeguard Policy Statement (2009). The final resettlement plans will be prepared upon the completion of detailed design and submitted to ADB for review and approval prior to implementation. The Indian Right to Fair Compensation and Transparency in Land Acquisition, Rehabilitation and Resettlement Act is in effect since 1 January 2014.
Indigenous Peoples Based on socioeconomic surveys, no indigenous people reside in project sites. Improved water supply and sewerage networks will benefit all households equally.
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design Information flows will focus on: (i) sharing project information (scope and progress) with decision makers, responsible agencies, consultants and contractors; (ii) explain the project and resolve concerns raised by affected persons; and (iii) involve beneficiaries in field-level monitoring activities. They provide information on: (i) who is responsible to ensure the actions and strategy are implemented, and (ii) what resources are required to implement the plan and strategy.
During Project Implementation Meaningful and widespread consultation will continue throughout implementation. The project will recruit a social development consultant at the regional project management unit who will work closely with the poor, the disadvantaged, and women to promote community participation and development. Household level disaggregated data (by ethnicity, sex, and social and economic status) will be collected to inform targeted programming and identify implementation gaps in relation to social inclusion.

Business Opportunities

Consulting Services All consultants and nongovernment organizations (NGOs) will be financed by the State Government. KUIDFC has long standing experience recruiting and managing consultants. ADB will satisfy itself that recruitment is in line with Clause 1.8 of ADB's Guidelines on the use of Consultants.
Procurement All procurement of goods and works will be undertaken in accordance with ADB's Procurement Guidelines (2013, as amended from time to time). The concurred standard bidding documents for national competitive bidding will be applicable for use under all Projects under the Facility. The procurement plan indicates the threshold, mode of procurement and consultant selection, review procedures, and contract packages.

Responsible Staff

Responsible ADB Officer Akira Matsunaga
Responsible ADB Department South Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Urban Development and Water Division, SARD
Executing Agencies
Karnataka Urban Infrast. Dev. and Finance Corp.
KUIDFC.PMU@SMD.SPRINTRPG.EMS.VSNL.NET.IN
Silver Jubilee Block
2nd Cross, Mission Road, Bangalore-27
INDIA

Timetable

Concept Clearance -
Fact Finding -
MRM 09 Jul 2013
Approval -
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 21 Mar 2016

Grant 0399-IND

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
29 Jul 2014 30 Dec 2014 07 May 2015 30 Sep 2019 - -
Financing Plan Grant Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 42.00 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 0.00 29 Jul 2014 0.00 0.00 0%
Counterpart 40.20 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 1.80 29 Jul 2014 0.00 0.00 0%

Loan 3148-IND

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
29 Jul 2014 30 Dec 2014 07 May 2015 30 Sep 2019 - -
Financing Plan Loan Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 75.00 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 75.00 29 Jul 2014 32.02 0.00 43%
Counterpart 0.00 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 29 Jul 2014 4.84 0.00 6%

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