The proposed Project follows the ongoing Urban Infrastructure Development Project (UIDP). The Government requested the urgent preparation of the proposed Project to ensure sustainable urban development in its two largest cities (Phuentsholing and Thimphu) and two large towns (Samdrup Jongkhar and Nanglam). The main basis for urban infrastructure investment are the Government's Structure Plan and Local Area Plan (LAP). These LAPs prioritize urban infrastructure requirements and provide tentative costs. The priority urban infrastructure identified by the LAPs require further technical, economic, financial, governance, poverty and social, and safeguards due diligence. Urban infrastructure should also integrate consultation, participation and awareness among beneficiaries; required capacity building for operations and maintenance; and further integrated urban planning. These warrant the project preparation technical assistance (PPTA).
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|Urban Infrastructure Project||Jul 2003|
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