India: Project Management Capacity Building for Water Resources Sector Executing Agencies

Sovereign Project | 44503-001

Summary

The small-scale technical assistance (TA) aims to contribute to timely initiation and implementation of the new and ongoing loans in water resources sector in India. The TA will in particular facilitate multi-tranche financing facility (MFF) projects and their tranches which are under processing or to be processed in 2011 and 2012, including those in irrigation and integrated water resources management (IWRM: Orissa and/or Karnataka), flood risk management (Assam), coastal protection (Karnataka and/or Maharashtra). Expected outcome is that the concerned executing agencies (EAs) have improved capacity and responsive decision making processes in project management including participatory and multidisciplinary functions. They would also have achieved the implementation milestones including contract awards, disbursements, and other physical and institutional progress indicators for 2011 and 2012.

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Project Name Project Management Capacity Building for Water Resources Sector Executing Agencies
Project Number 44503-001
Country India
Project Status Closed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 7713-IND: Project Management Capacity Building for Water Resources Sector Executing Agencies
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 225,000.00
Strategic Agendas Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Governance and capacity development
Sector / Subsector Agriculture, natural resources and rural development - Rural water policy, institutional and capacity development - Water-based natural resources management
Gender Equity and Mainstreaming No gender elements
Description The small-scale technical assistance (TA) aims to contribute to timely initiation and implementation of the new and ongoing loans in water resources sector in India. The TA will in particular facilitate multi-tranche financing facility (MFF) projects and their tranches which are under processing or to be processed in 2011 and 2012, including those in irrigation and integrated water resources management (IWRM: Orissa and/or Karnataka), flood risk management (Assam), coastal protection (Karnataka and/or Maharashtra). Expected outcome is that the concerned executing agencies (EAs) have improved capacity and responsive decision making processes in project management including participatory and multidisciplinary functions. They would also have achieved the implementation milestones including contract awards, disbursements, and other physical and institutional progress indicators for 2011 and 2012.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy The TA is needed to provide support to the critical startup and ongoing implementation delays with the provision of essential advisory support and training for the EA staff. The TA will support establishing the requisite project management systems for the new EAs while facilitating the advancement of procurement, consultant engagement, and safeguards processes. Support is also provided to the EAs of ongoing projects for improving quality and clarity of procurement documents and contractor awareness, and timeliness in procurement evaluation, along with the institutionalization of participatory processes in implementation. Finally, the TA will also accumulate the know-how and supporting tools for smooth startup and timely implementation that will be replicated in future water sector projects of ADB.
Impact Timely initiation and implementation of the loans in water resources sector
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome Improved capacity and decision making process of the State EAs including project management units and subproject implementation offices
Progress Toward Outcome The TA has contracted 6 consultants comprising 4 international specialists on resettlement, irrigation design, construction engineering, and coastal engineering, and 2 national specialists on construction management and procurement. These consultants are supporting the EAs of MFF projects/subprojects in Orissa, Assam, Karnataka, and Maharashtra states.
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs

Multidisciplinary PMU and SIOs established with due management systems

Enhanced project processing and administration

Improved procurement and management systems of civil works with bidder awareness

Training tools and materials

Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues) The TA has contributed to visible improvements in construction implementation, project start-up support, and general capacity building of EAs for more efficient implementation of the water sector MFF projects.
Geographical Location
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design Active consultations with DEA and the concerned state EAs including conduct of focus group discussions, workshops, and training.
During Project Implementation Active consultations with DEA and the concerned state EAs including conduct of focus group discussions, workshops, and training.
Business Opportunities
Consulting Services TA implementation was initially planned until March 2012 with 1.5 person-months (pm) inputs of international (irrigation design, procurement and construction engineering) and 20 pm inputs of national consultants (project management; design, procurement and construction management and contract administration; community participation; environment and safeguards). The TA was extended until 31 March 2013 following a change in scope to provide about 21.5 pm additional support for modifying the reef designs under the Sustainable Coastal Protection and Management Investment Program in Karnataka and Maharashtra, and for improving the EA's design capacity under the Orissa Integrated Irrigated Agriculture and Water Management Investment Program.
Procurement No major procurement is envisaged under the TA.
Responsible ADB Officer Yasmin Sadia Siddiqi
Responsible ADB Department South Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Environment, Natural Resources & Agriculture Division, SARD
Executing Agencies
Department of Economic AffairsMinistry of Finance
North Block
New Delhi-110001, India
Timetable
Concept Clearance 16 Dec 2010
Fact Finding 17 Nov 2010 to 17 Nov 2010
MRM -
Approval 16 Dec 2010
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 28 Sep 2012

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Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
16 Dec 2010 - 16 Dec 2010 31 Mar 2012 30 Sep 2013 -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
225,000.00 0.00 65,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 290,000.00 16 Dec 2010 313,311.33

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