Timor-Leste: Second District Capitals Water Supply Project

Sovereign Project | 46160-001 Status: Closed


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Project Name Second District Capitals Water Supply Project
Project Number 46160-001
Country Timor-Leste
Project Status Closed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 8064-TIM: Second District Capitals Water Supply Project
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 550,000.00
TA 8064-TIM: Second District Capitals Water Supply Project (Supplementary)
Multi-Donor Trust Fund under the Water Financing Partnership Facility US$ 200,000.00
Strategic Agendas Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Governance and capacity development
Sector / Subsector

Water and other urban infrastructure and services - Urban water supply

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Gender equity
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy

Project Outcome

Description of Outcome
Progress Toward Outcome
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs
Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)
Geographical Location

Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects

Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design A number of stakeholders were involved in the design of the TA including Ministry of Public Works, National Directorate for Water Services, National Directorate for Basic Sanitation.
During Project Implementation During implementation in order to incorporate best practices and lessons learned from other WASH projects in Timor-Leste into the district capital water and sanitation master plans, the TA team has worked closely with other development partners and NGOs. To identify socially acceptable, affordable, technically feasible and environmentally sustainable water and sanitation options for Baucau, Los Palos, Same and Viqueque, a number of focus groups including women, were held in the district towns. Furthermore an NGO was engaged to undertake a comprehensive socioeconomic survey. There is on-going dialogue with national government officials, district-level officials, and civil society groups to finalize the water and sanitation master plans.

Business Opportunities

Consulting Services A firm will be engaged through QCBS (80:20) using simplified technical proposals in accordance with ADB's Guidelines on the Use of Consultants (2010, as amended from time to time). A total of 39.5 person-months are required. The TA will: (i) develop design requirements for the three water supply systems proposed under the project and a sector investment plan for remaining capitals; (ii) prepare technical and economic feasibility studies; (iii) ensure compliance with ADB's safeguards policy and develop a Consultation Plan and Gender Strategy; (iv) prepare a realistic estimate of project cost and implementation timeframe; (v) develop suitable contract packages and prepare procurement plan; and (vi) assess implementing agencies and community counterpart and build their capacity to minimize procurement, operation and maintenance, and financial management risks.

Responsible Staff

Responsible ADB Officer Allison Woodruff
Responsible ADB Department Pacific Department
Responsible ADB Division Urban, Social Development & Public Management Division, PARD
Executing Agencies
Ministry of Public Works, Transport and Communications (formerly Ministry of Public Works)
Avenida dos martires da Patria
Mandarin, Dili, Timor-Leste


Concept Clearance -
Fact Finding -
Approval -
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 31 Mar 2016

TA 8064-TIM

Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
26 Mar 2012 15 Jul 2013 15 Jul 2013 31 Jan 2013 29 Jan 2016 -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
550,000.00 200,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 750,000.00 26 Mar 2012 746,883.38

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