Nepal: Kathmandu Sustainable Urban Transport Project

Sovereign Project | 44058-013 Status: Active

Summary

ADB is helping Nepal improve the transport system and reduce congestion and pollution in the capital, Kathmandu. The project will upgrade public transport management, facilities, and operations. It will improve traffic management and make the city center more pedestrian-friendly by improving sidewalks and making heritage routes pedestrian-only. It will also enhance air quality monitoring.

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Project Name Kathmandu Sustainable Urban Transport Project
Project Number 44058-013
Country Nepal
Project Status Active
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Grant
Loan
Source of Funding / Amount
Grant 0212-NEP: Kathmandu Sustainable Urban Transport Project
Asian Development Fund US$ 10.00 million
Loan 2656-NEP: Kathmandu Sustainable Urban Transport Project
Asian Development Fund US$ 10.00 million
Grant 0239-NEP: Kathmandu Sustainable Urban Transport Project
Global Environment Facility US$ 2.52 million
Strategic Agendas Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Governance and capacity development
Partnerships
Private sector development
Sector / Subsector

Transport - Transport policies and institutional development - Urban public transport - Urban roads and traffic management

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

Civil works for ICB packages (ICB-01 for walkability improvement, ICB-02 for bridge and junctions improvement on BLR and ICB-03 junctions improvement at city center) are ongoing.

Procurement for (i) design, supply, and installation of intelligent traffic system in Kathmandu; (ii) traffic police surveillance vehicles, mini bus, and flatbed truck are ongoing. Recruitment for (i) the mass transit options and prioritization study (DOTM) and design and (ii) design and supervision consultants for various works under KSUTP (DSC-KSUTP) are ongoing.

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

New structure of the DOTM has been approved by the Ministry of General Administration.

The proposal for restructuring of the public transport route network has been submitted to MOPIT. The implementation of the pilot bus initiative has been progressing slowly due to the limited capacity of DOTM and the final consent from the FNNTE that is yet to be obtained.

The implementation schedule for the pilot bus operation has been prepared.

Interaction with newly elected FNNTE higher level officials and local level operators are yet to be done. Franchising of existing operators into a company or cooperative and business modality for PT operation with less emission vehicles on pilot routes is yet to be done.

Recruitment of consultant for Mass Transit Options and Prioritization Study is ongoing.

Junction improvements and civil works along the Bishnumati Link Road are ongoing and scheduled to be completed by June 2016. The central area junction improvement work is ongoing and is scheduled to be completed by January 2016. Due to the safeguard issue caused by the road widening along the Ram Sam Path, the original scope has been reduced from 17 to 8 junctions only.

Bid for the supply and installation of traffic signal with control room is being evaluated.

Bid for the supply and installation of traffic signal with control room is being evaluated.

Procurement of equipment is ongoing and is expected to be completed by Q4 2015.

Pedestrianization of the heritage routes is delayed due to safety risk for workers after the earthquake. To be resumed as soon as safety of workers have been ensured.

The PPP advisory for the development of car parks around the core area has been completed and submitted to KMC.

Sidewalk improvement works in the city center is ongoing and is expected to be completed by December 2015.

IFB is being floated.

IFB is being floated.

The Urban Transport Planner and Community Mobilization Specialist have been mobilized from mid-September 2014. Both specialists have started developing operaitonal planning framework after interaction with concerned agencies and communities.

Supply, delivery and installation of back-up power supply system in 4 AQM stations has been completed in Feb 2014.

Procurement of movable air quality monitoring equipment and the electronic display boards are ongoing and is expected to be completed by Q4 2015.

Supply, delivery and installation of smoke meters and gas analyzers completed in Feb 2014.

Geographical Location Kathmandu

Safeguard Categories

Environment B
Involuntary Resettlement B
Indigenous Peoples C

Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects

Environmental Aspects The Environmental Management Plan for DOR component submitted to ADB in April 2013; Environmental Management Plan for KMC component submitted in May 2013.
Involuntary Resettlement The revised Resettlement Plan for DOR component uploaded in the ADB website in October 2013.
Indigenous Peoples N/A.
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design Workshops and meetings involving bus industry and various community representatives were organized.
During Project Implementation

Public transport industry and private bus operators are closely associated to the definition and design of pilot bus routes.

Local community is associated to the sidewalks improvement scheme and heritage walk scheme.

Public awareness campaigns are planned on proper traffic behavior, road safety, and air quality.

Business Opportunities

Consulting Services

An estimated 466 person-months (73 international, 393 national) of consulting services will be

provided to (i) facilitate project management and implementation including overall monitoring

and evaluation of the Project at the PMCO; (ii) assist DOR, KMC, and DOTM in carrying out

detailed design and construction supervision of their respective components, including

monitoring for safeguards compliance; (iii) carry out preliminary design of the trolley bus system;

and (iv) provide capacity building of the IAs, strategic planning, pilot implementation of the

public transport network, and institutional development support of the DOTM. Consulting firms

will be engaged using the quality- and cost-based selection (QCBS) method with a standard

quality:cost ratio of 80:20.

Procurement

All procurement of goods and works will be undertaken in accordance with ADB's Procurement

Guidelines.

International competitive bidding procedures will be used for works contracts estimated to cost

$1 million or more, and supply contracts valued at $500,000 or higher. National competitive

bidding procedures will be used for works contracts estimated to cost between $100,000 and $1

million and for supply contracts valued between $100,000 to $500,000. Shopping will be used

for contracts for procurement of works and equipment worth less than $100,000.

Before any procurement processing, ADB and the Government will review the public

procurement laws of the Government to ensure consistency with ADB's Procurement

Guidelines.

Responsible Staff

Responsible ADB Officer Laxmi Sharma
Responsible ADB Department South Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Nepal Resident Mission
Executing Agencies
Ministry of Physical Infrastructure and Transport
HPSHARMA@MELAMCHIWATER.ORG
Singha Durbar
Kathmandu
Nepal

Timetable

Concept Clearance 23 Mar 2010
Fact Finding 29 Mar 2010 to 14 Apr 2010
MRM 19 Aug 2010
Approval -
Last Review Mission -
PDS Creation Date 06 Apr 2010
Last PDS Update 06 Mar 2016

Grant 0212-NEP

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
22 Jul 2010 26 Oct 2010 05 Jan 2011 30 Jun 2015 30 Jun 2017 -
Financing Plan Grant Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 17.90 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 10.00 22 Jul 2010 4.44 0.00 49%
Counterpart 7.90 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 22 Jul 2010 3.85 0.00 43%
Status of Covenants
Category Sector Safeguards Social Financial Economic Others
Rating - - - Satisfactory - Satisfactory

Grant 0239-NEP

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
30 Nov 2010 22 Jul 2011 07 Nov 2011 30 Jun 2015 30 Jun 2017 -
Financing Plan Grant Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 2.52 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 0.00 30 Nov 2010 0.00 0.00 0%
Counterpart 0.00 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 2.52 30 Nov 2010 0.00 0.00 0%
Status of Covenants
Category Sector Safeguards Social Financial Economic Others
Rating - - - Satisfactory - Satisfactory

Loan 2656-NEP

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
22 Jul 2010 26 Oct 2010 05 Jan 2011 30 Jun 2015 30 Jun 2017 -
Financing Plan Loan Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 10.00 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 10.00 22 Jul 2010 5.03 0.00 72%
Counterpart 0.00 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 22 Jul 2010 3.00 0.00 43%
Status of Covenants
Category Sector Safeguards Social Financial Economic Others
Rating - - - Satisfactory - Satisfactory

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.

Evaluation Documents See also: Independent Evaluation

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