Sri Lanka: Greater Colombo Water and Wastewater Management Improvement Investment Program - Tranche 3

Sovereign Project | 45148-008

Summary

The proposed Tranche 3 will continue investments in water supply with additional financing for Projects 1 and 2, and improve the wastewater system in the South catchment area of Colombo city, including providing support for wastewater service improvements for Colombo Municipal Council.

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Project Name Greater Colombo Water and Wastewater Management Improvement Investment Program - Tranche 3
Project Number 45148-008
Country Sri Lanka
Project Status Proposed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Loan
Source of Funding / Amount
Loan: Greater Colombo Water and Wastewater Management Improvement Program (Tranche 3)
Asian Development Fund US$ 5.00 million
Ordinary capital resources US$ 123.00 million
Strategic Agendas Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Governance and capacity development
Knowledge solutions
Partnerships
Private sector development
Sector / Subsector Water and other urban infrastructure and services - Water and other urban infrastructure and services
Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Effective gender mainstreaming
Description The proposed Tranche 3 will continue investments in water supply with additional financing for Projects 1 and 2, and improve the wastewater system in the South catchment area of Colombo city, including providing support for wastewater service improvements for Colombo Municipal Council.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy The proposed Tranche 3 will respond to the urgent need to rehabilitate and expand water and wastewater factories in Greater Colombo and to improve the operational deficiency of service and management in the water supply and wastewater sectors. It is part of the government's investment plan for water supply and sanitation in Greater Colombo. The ADB's Country Operatons Business Plan for Sri Lanka (2015-2017) includes a firm provision for Tranche 3 in 2015.
Impact water supply and wastewater service management in Greater Colombo improved.
Outcome system efficiency and financial sustainability of water supply and wastewater services in Colombo improved.
Outputs

Water supply system rehabilitated and expanded, and non-revenue water (NRW) reduced in north-east part of Colombo City (funding the financing gap for Tranche 1)

Water supply system rehabilitated and expanded, and NRW reduced in south-west part of Colombo City (funding the financing gap for Tranche 2)

Secondary wastewater treatment plant constructed in south catchment area of Colombo

Wastewater network rehabilitated and expanded in south catchment area of Colombo

Institutional structure and capacity of service providers strengthened.

Geographical Location
Safeguard Categories
Environment B
Involuntary Resettlement B
Indigenous Peoples C
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
Environmental Aspects The proposed Project 3 is classified as category B for environment. For Outputs 1 and 2, the draft Initial Environmental Examinations (IEEs) prepared during project preparatory stage will be updated, incorporating detailed design, and submitted to ADB for review and disclosure prior to commencement of the civil works. Potential environmental impacts due to additional financing will be site-specific, short-term in duration, not significant and can be avoided and/or mitigated through measures identified in the environmental management plan (EMPs). For Outputs 3 and 4, a draft IEE has been prepared in accordance with the SPS, and the environmental assessment and review framework prepared under the Investment Program. Negative impacts during construction activities are short-term, localized, and in relatively small area, which can be minimized with the implementation of the mitigation measures in the EMP. Operations impacts will not be significant and will be mitigated through measures identified in the EMP and operations and maintenance manual to be developed during project implementation. A number of potential impacts and their significance have already been mitigated by incorporating environmental considerations in the designs. The IEE will be disclosed by project management unit in a language and form understandable by stakeholders and affected people. All IEEs will form part of the bidding and contract documents and will be monitored during implementation. Support from the consultants will ensure that the project management unit has adequate capacity to manage any environmental impacts during detailed design and construction. Implementation and monitoring of environmental safeguards will be reported to ADB on a semi-annual basis.
Involuntary Resettlement The proposed Project 3 is classified as category B for involuntary resettlement. A resettlement plan for south catchment of Colombo city was prepared in consultation with the affected people and submitted by the government, and disclosed in accordance with SPS. The resettlement plan addresses both the permanent impacts and temporary impacts due to the construction of new pumping stations and sewerage network in the unserved areas. A total of 11 affected households (38 affected persons) that reside on government lands will lose their houses and access to rental housing. Potential temporary income losses are expected during the construction of linear pipes in unserved areas, including temporary disruption of approximately 155 mobile vendors and hawkers for less than seven days in south Colombo. Full road closure is anticipated only in the residential area with roads less than three meters wide. In such areas construction will be done at night time to avoid access disturbance. The resettlement plan will be updated upon the final design. Colombo Municipal Council has implemented previous ADB projects and is familiar with ADB's safeguard policies. The consultants will support the management and monitoring of resettlement and social issues arising under Project 3 activities. The Resettlement Framework prepared for the Investment Program will be used to guide unanticipated impacts on social safeguards. The resettlement plan for Project 1 is updated to include the additional financing investment under the Project 1.
Indigenous Peoples The proposed Project 3 is classified as category C for indigenous peoples. Considering the urban setting of the proposed project area, no impacts on indigenous peoples are identified. Thus no indigenous people plan has been prepared.
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design Consulting has been conducted during the preparation of Initial Environmental Examination and Resettlement Plan documents.
During Project Implementation NGO will be recruited. More stakeholder communication, participation and consultation will be conducted during implementation.
Business Opportunities
Consulting Services All consultants will be recruited according to ADB's Guidelines on the Use of Consultants (2013, as amended from time to time). It is estimated that the total consulting inputs under Project 3 will be 1131 person months (5 international, and 1126 national).
Procurement All procurement of goods and works will be undertaken in accordance with ADB's Procurement Guidelines (2015, as amended from time to time). The executing agencies and implementing agencies will prepare the bid documents for Project 3 with assistance from consultants.
Responsible ADB Officer Mingyuan Fan
Responsible ADB Department South Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Urban Development and Water Division, SARD
Executing Agencies
Ministry of Public Administration, ProvincialIndependence Square
Ministry of Urban Dev't, Water Supply & Drainage"Lakdiya Medura", No. 35, New Parliament
Road, Pelawatta
Timetable
Concept Clearance -
Fact Finding -
MRM 12 Aug 2015
Approval 30 Nov 2015
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 05 Aug 2015

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