43448-015: Bagmati River Basin Improvement Project - Additional Financing | Asian Development Bank

Nepal: Bagmati River Basin Improvement Project - Additional Financing

Sovereign (Public) Project | 43448-015 Status: Active

The proposed SSTA will support the processing of the Bagmati additional financing.

The BRBIP-AF aims to provide additional funds to (i) complete unfinished works under BRBIP output 2 and (ii) undertake additional works including (a) improving the environment of 4.2 km of riverbank in Kathmandu urban area, and (b) augmenting water availability in the upper Bagmati River basin during the dry season by 1,400 liters per second through the construction of the 8 million m3 water storage Nagmati dam upstream of the Kathmandu Valley and construction of four DEWATS. Riverbank environment improvement includes the construction of additional regulators and beautification of riverbanks through river training, landscaping, and restoration of cultural heritage buildings located along the bank of the river. The expected outcome will be to achieve the bathing standard at Pashupatinath Holy Temple on a perennial basis and improve water quality downstream of the temple.

Project Details

Project Officer
Cauchois, Arnaud M. South Asia Department Request for information
Country
  • Nepal
Modality
  • Technical Assistance
Sector
  • Agriculture, natural resources and rural development
 
Project Name Bagmati River Basin Improvement Project - Additional Financing
Project Number 43448-015
Country Nepal
Project Status Active
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 9337-NEP: Bagmati River Basin Improvement Project - Additional Financing
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 225,000.00
Strategic Agendas Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Gender Equity and Mainstreaming
Governance and capacity development
Partnerships
Sector / Subsector

Agriculture, natural resources and rural development / Water-based natural resources management

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Effective gender mainstreaming
Description

The proposed SSTA will support the processing of the Bagmati additional financing.

The BRBIP-AF aims to provide additional funds to (i) complete unfinished works under BRBIP output 2 and (ii) undertake additional works including (a) improving the environment of 4.2 km of riverbank in Kathmandu urban area, and (b) augmenting water availability in the upper Bagmati River basin during the dry season by 1,400 liters per second through the construction of the 8 million m3 water storage Nagmati dam upstream of the Kathmandu Valley and construction of four DEWATS. Riverbank environment improvement includes the construction of additional regulators and beautification of riverbanks through river training, landscaping, and restoration of cultural heritage buildings located along the bank of the river. The expected outcome will be to achieve the bathing standard at Pashupatinath Holy Temple on a perennial basis and improve water quality downstream of the temple.

Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy

The TA was requested by the Government of Nepal during the 2017 country programming mission to support the preparation of the Bagmati River Basin Improvement Project-

Additional Financing (BRBIP-AF). Consequently, the TA was included in the proposed country operations business plan (COBP), 20182020 for Nepal. The BRBIP-AF is listed in COBP, 20172019 for Nepal for Board consideration in 2018 (standby).

The need for additional financing was anticipated during the BRBIP project design. The feasibility studies and detailed designs for all BRBIP-AF civil works are financed under the ongoing BRBIP. The Nagmati dam feasibility study was completed in January 2017 and detailed designs and tender documents will be completed in August 2017. The river corridor beautification and decentralized wastewater treatment systems (DEWATS) feasibility studies were completed in May 2017 and detailed design and tender documents are expected to be finalized by September 2017. The TA is required to ensure that the BRBIP-AF meets ADB due diligence requirements and international standards for cultural heritages restoration works. The consultants will support the ADB project team in preparing loan documentation and help the executing agency in meeting project readiness criteria. The TA is required urgently as the feasibility studies for BRBIP-AF are completed and detailed designs are already ongoing. A small-scale technical assistance is sufficient as most of the additional financing project preparation costs are financed under BRBIP.

Impact
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome
Progress Toward Outcome
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs
Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)
Geographical Location Kathmandu, Kathmandu
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design
During Project Implementation
Business Opportunities
Consulting Services The TA is expected to be implemented over a period of 18 months, tentatively from 30 June 2017 to 31 December 2018. A total of 15.5 person-months of consulting services will be provided, of which 7.0 person-months will be international and 8.5 person-months national. All consultants will be recruited using individual consultant selection method with time-based contracts.
Procurement not applicable
Responsible ADB Officer Cauchois, Arnaud M.
Responsible ADB Department South Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Environment, Natural Resources & Agriculture Division, SARD
Executing Agencies
Ministry of Urban Development
Singhadurbar, Kathmandu, Nepal
Timetable
Concept Clearance -
Fact Finding -
MRM -
Approval 03 Jul 2017
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 07 Jul 2017

TA 9337-NEP

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
03 Jul 2017 - 03 Jul 2017 31 Dec 2018 - -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
225,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 225,000.00 03 Jul 2017 6,658.72

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Tenders

Tender Title Type Status Posting Date Deadline
Project Economist/Team Leader Individual - Consulting Active 01 Aug 2017 14 Aug 2017
Dam Engineer Individual - Consulting Active 01 Aug 2017 14 Aug 2017

Contracts Awarded

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Procurement Plan

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