Sri Lanka: Trincomalee Integrated Urban Development Project

Sovereign Project | 44309-013

Summary

The proposed project will support the economic development of Trincomalee and the eastern region of Sri Lanka by fostering economic activities and improving urban services in Trincomalee. It comprises (i) physical investments to improve urban services in Trincomalee town; (ii) non-physical investments to develop a Master Plan for the region and more specifically for the special economic zone (SEZ) to promote private investment and business; and (iii) non-physical investments to support project implementation and capacity development of urban institutions.

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Project Name Trincomalee Integrated Urban Development Project
Project Number 44309-013
Country Sri Lanka
Project Status Proposed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Loan
Source of Funding / Amount
Loan: Trincomalee Integrated Urban Development Project
Asian Development Fund US$ 85.00 million
Strategic Agendas
Drivers of Change
Sector / Subsector Water and other urban infrastructure and services - Transport policies and institutional development
Gender Equity and Mainstreaming
Description The proposed project will support the economic development of Trincomalee and the eastern region of Sri Lanka by fostering economic activities and improving urban services in Trincomalee. It comprises (i) physical investments to improve urban services in Trincomalee town; (ii) non-physical investments to develop a Master Plan for the region and more specifically for the special economic zone (SEZ) to promote private investment and business; and (iii) non-physical investments to support project implementation and capacity development of urban institutions.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy The Trincomalee Integrated Urban Development Project (TIUDP), in line with ADB's water and urban operational plans, will (a) improve urban services in Trincomalee town through investments and institutional strengthening; and (b) boost economic development through integrated planning, institutional support and strategic investments in economic infrastructure with wider economic benefits for the future Trincomalee Metropolitan Urban Development Area (TMUDA). The project will facilitate the TMUDA to become a hub of the North Central Metropolitan Region in line with government's vision for the Eastern Province.
Impact Improved competitiveness of the TMUDA.
Outcome Improved access to urban services and enabling environment for economic insfrastructure in the TMUDA.
Outputs

Strengthened economic planning and urban development in TMUDA.

Improved urban infrastructure in Trincomalee town

Approved SEZ Master Plan

Geographical Location
Safeguard Categories
Environment B
Involuntary Resettlement B
Indigenous Peoples C
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement Investments related to harbor and tourism development will be located on existing Sri Lanka Ports Authority (SLPA) land and therefore will not require land acquisition. Efforts will be made to limit involuntary land acquisition for investments in the city center. However, temporary impacts are expected during some works, which will be identified and mitigated through a Resettlement Plan.
Indigenous Peoples Trincomalee town has a diverse ethnic composition with no single group holding a majority. The ethnic composition is largely Muslim, Tamil and Sinhalese. Indigenous Peoples communities are not known be present the city. The city does not house indigenous people.
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design

The proposed project will build on the consultation and community participation exercises undertaken during the TA, with the support from consultants and NGOs. These include community participation for planning, design and implementation.

Consultations with private sector, particularly potential investors, will be key to the design of the project (particularly development of the port and special economic zone). This may involve road shows in different locations and focus group discussions organized through local and national chamber of commerce and industry associations.

During Project Implementation Intensive community consultations will also be carried over to the project implementation stages and user awareness will be included as an important activity.
Business Opportunities
Consulting Services All procurement under the project shall be carried out using ADB's Procurement and Consulting Guidelines 2013, as amended from time to time. Advance contracting and retroactive financing options will be used and the requirement of various consulting packages subject to advance action and retroactive financing shall be carefully reviewed during processsing.
Procurement All procurement under the project shall be carried out using ADB's Procurement and Consulting Guidelines 2013, as amended from time to time. Advance contracting and retroactive financing options will be used and the requirement of various procurement packages subject to advance action and retroactive financing shall be carefully reviewed during processsing. Procurement packaging shall be carried out keeping in mind the scope, nature, market conditions, location of the project and with due consideration to the economy and efficiency of the bidding process.
Responsible ADB Officer Vijay Padmanabhan
Responsible ADB Department South Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Urban Development and Water Division, SARD
Executing Agencies
Ministry of Defence and Urban Development3rd Floor, Sethsiripaya,
Battaramulla, Sri Lanka
Timetable
Concept Clearance 20 Sep 2013
Fact Finding 31 Mar 2015 to 31 Mar 2015
MRM 30 Apr 2015
Approval 29 Jul 2019
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 31 Mar 2015

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