Nepal: Kathmandu Valley Wastewater Management Project

Sovereign Project | 43524-014 Status: Active

Summary

ADB will help India modernize and expand the wastewater network and treatment facilities in the populous Kathmandu Valley. Aside from rehabilitating the sewerage network, the project will expand the capacity of five wastewater treatment plants to 90.5 million liters from around 16 million liters per day. It will also strengthen the institutions tasked with wastewater management in the area.

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Project Name Kathmandu Valley Wastewater Management Project
Project Number 43524-014
Country Nepal
Project Status Active
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Grant
Loan
Source of Funding / Amount
Grant 0342-NEP: Kathmandu Valley Wastewater Management Project
OPEC Fund - Cofinanced Loans US$ 300,000.00
Loan 3000-NEP: Kathmandu Valley Wastewater Management Project
Asian Development Fund US$ 80.00 million
Loan 8269-NEP: Kathmandu Valley Wastewater Management Project
OPEC Fund for International Development US$ 16.00 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

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

Procurement of four civil works packages is ongoing - (i) Rehabilitation and expansion of wastewater treatment plant at Guheshwori (design-build-operate); (ii) Construction of wastewater treatment plants at Sallaghari, Kodku and Dhobighat (design-build-operate); and (iii) Extension and construction of intercepting sewer system along the Hanumante River, and (iv) Extension and construction of intercepting sewer system along the Manohara River.

Design, Supervision and Management Consultants were recruited and mobilized in March 2014.

The grant component (OFID) was cancelled in July 2014.

Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs
Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues) Procurement of four civil works packages is ongoing - (i) Rehabilitation and expansion of wastewater treatment plant at Guheshwori (design-build-operate); (ii) Construction of wastewater treatment plants at Sallaghari, Kodku and Dhobighat (design-build-operate); (iii) Extension and construction of intercepting sewer system along the Hanumante River, and (iv) Extension and construction of intercepting sewer system along the Manohara River.
Geographical Location Kathmandu (Urban)

Safeguard Categories

Environment B
Involuntary Resettlement B
Indigenous Peoples C

Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects

Environmental Aspects The project is classified as category B for environment. An initial environmental examination (IEE) and environmental management plan (EMP) were prepared and disclosed in accordance with ADB's Safeguard Policy Statement, 2009. An Environmental Assessment and Review Framework (EARF) was prepared to guide the environmental assessment of pilot decentralized wastewater treatment systems to be later defined through detailed design. The IEE and the EMP is being updated during detailed design and incorporated into contract documents. The IEE shows substantive net positive environmental benefit including (i) improved wastewater management to safeguard public health, and (ii) cleaner waterways and urban environment through increased sewage treatment. Pipe laying works within roads passing through heritage areas will take additional measures to ensure no impacts during construction. Permission from the Department of Archaeology will be obtained prior to commencement of construction, particularly in Patan and Durbar Squares. Measures to manage any impacts pertaining to slope stability, erosion and sedimentation will be implemented prior to laying of interceptors along the rivers. As part of the detailed design of the new WWTPs, air quality dispersion modeling will be conducted to ensure adequate odor management measures are incorporated into the project design and environmental monitoring system. In addition, perimeter buffers will be established along the boundary of the WWTPs to minimize odors released from the premises. In order to ensure optimal operations of WWTPs at all times, safety plans will be developed and implemented.
Involuntary Resettlement A resettlement plan (RP) and a resettlement framework were prepared and disclosed in accordance with Safeguards Policy Statement of ADB (SPS, 2009). There is no land acquisition envisaged under the project. All land for the construction of WWTPs and sewerage network is located in the existing WWTP sites or within government lands along the roads or river banks. Most of the land acquisition for the WWTPs was carried out during the late 1970s and early 1980s. The project will ensure that these lands acquired for WWTPs continue to comply with all relevant laws and policies of the government. The impacts during construction will be limited to (i) temporary losses for a few cultivators along the river banks during the laying of sewers; (ii) temporary disruption of business activities, and temporary shifting of vendors and hawkers during construction of works; and (iii) permanent loss of access to land for a few informal cultivators. The impacts will be limited and compensation for lost income will be provided to those affected as per the resettlement plan and resettlement framework. For any land acquisition in anticipation of future ADB financing, the government will be required to comply with ADB Safeguards Policy Statements (2009) in addition to relevant government laws.
Indigenous Peoples No adverse impacts on indigenous peoples are anticipated, and improved wastewater facilities will benefit all households, including the indigenous peoples in the project areas. The project will avoid cultural sites used by indigenous people, if identified during detailed design. Meaningful and widespread consultations will continue with all communities in the project area.
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design During the project design, adequate consultations were carried out with important stakeholders in the form of surveys, workshops, focus group discussions (FGDs) with beneficiaries, NGOs, and other stakeholders; steering committee meetings and PPTA review meetings.
During Project Implementation During project design, a community awareness and participation plan has been prepared to involve various stakeholders including the poor and socially excluded sections of the population. Adequate resources have been provided to implement and monitor the plan.

Business Opportunities

Consulting Services The project will recruit two consulting firms, i.e. design, supervision and management consultant (DSC) and community awareness and project management consultant (CAPMC). The consulting firms or NGOs will be engaged using the quality- and cost-based selection (QCBS) method in accordance with ADB's Guidelines on the Use of Consultants (2013, as amended from time to time). Procurement of Civil Works will be carried out in accordance with ADB's Procurement Guidelines (2013, as amended from time to time).
Procurement International competitive bidding (ICB) procedures will be used for civil works contracts estimated to cost $5 million or more, and supply contracts estimated to cost $2 million or more. National Competitive Bidding (NCB) procedures will be used for civil works contracts estimated to cost less than $5 million, and supply contracts estimated to cost less than $2 million. Shopping will be used for procurement of works and equipment estimated to cost less than $100,000.

Responsible Staff

Responsible ADB Officer Vivian Castro-Wooldridge
Responsible ADB Department South Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Urban Development and Water Division, SARD
Executing Agencies
Ministry of Urban Development
Singhadurbar, Kathmandu, Nepal

Timetable

Concept Clearance 01 Dec 2011
Fact Finding 26 Nov 2012 to 07 Dec 2012
MRM 28 Jan 2013
Approval -
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 07 Mar 2016

Grant 0342-NEP

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
26 Apr 2013 - - 30 Jun 2019 - -
Financing Plan Grant Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 0.30 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 0.00 26 Apr 2013 0.00 0.00 0%
Counterpart 0.00 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.30 26 Apr 2013 0.00 0.00 0%

Loan 3000-NEP

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
26 Apr 2013 03 Jul 2013 08 Oct 2013 30 Jun 2019 - -
Financing Plan Loan Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 120.70 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 80.00 26 Apr 2013 19.55 0.00 26%
Counterpart 40.70 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 26 Apr 2013 10.81 0.00 15%

Loan 8269-NEP

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
21 Mar 2013 28 Jan 2014 12 Sep 2014 30 Apr 2018 - -
Financing Plan Loan Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 16.00 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 0.00 21 Mar 2013 0.00 0.00 0%
Counterpart 0.00 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 16.00 21 Mar 2013 0.00 0.00 0%

Safeguard Documents See also: Safeguards

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Evaluation Documents See also: Independent Evaluation

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