India: Visakhapatnam-Chennai Industrial Corridor Development Program - Project 1

Project Name Visakhapatnam-Chennai Industrial Corridor Development Program - Project 1
Project Number 48434-003
Country / Economy India
Project Status Active
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Grant
Loan
Source of Funding / Amount
Grant 0495-IND: Visakhapatnam-Chennai Industrial Corridor Development Program - Tranche 1
Urban Climate Change Resilience Trust Fund under the Urban Financing Partnership Facility US$ 5.00 million
Loan 3430-IND: Visakhapatnam-Chennai Industrial Corridor Development Program - Project 1
Ordinary capital resources US$ 245.00 million
Strategic Agendas Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
Regional integration
Drivers of Change Gender Equity and Mainstreaming
Governance and capacity development
Partnerships
Private sector development
Sector / Subsector

Energy / Electricity transmission and distribution

Industry and trade / Large and medium industries

Transport / Road transport (non-urban)

Water and other urban infrastructure and services / Urban water supply

Gender Effective gender mainstreaming
Description The Visakhapatnam-Chennai Industrial Corridor Development Program (VCICDP) will complement the ongoing efforts of the Government of Andhra Pradesh (GoAP) to enhance industrial growth and create high quality jobs. The VCICDP comprises a multitranche financing facility (MFF), a grant, and a policy-based loan (PBL). The MFF and the grant will support priority infrastructure investments in the Visakhapatnam-Chennai Industrial Corridor (VCIC), and the PBL will support policy reforms and institutional development in the state.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy

While India has seen a rapid structural transformation and achieved strong economic growth since 1991, one of the most pressing policy challenges is to create more productive and well-paying jobs in manufacturing and services which has lagged with a contribution GDP. India has adopted an industrial corridor approach to stimulate manufacturing and an Act East policy to integrate the Indian economy with Asia's dynamic global production networks. The industrial corridor approach involves the creation of an efficient multimodal transport network supported by quality infrastructure and logistics within a defined geography, and a policy framework that facilitates business operations for integration with global production networks.

In line with these policies, the government and the Asian Development Bank (ADB) identified the East Coast Economic Corridor (ECEC)India's first coastal corridorextending over 2,500 kilometers (km) from Kolkata in West Bengal to Tuticorin in Tamil Nadu. The VCIC, which covers more than 800 km of coastline in Andhra Pradesh, is proposed to be developed as the first phase of the ECEC. In the state of Andhra Pradesh, which has 49.4 million people making it the 10th most populous state in India, the manufacturing sector contributes 12% to the state's GDPlagging the national average of 15%. There is a pertinent need to usher in greater degree of industrialization in the state by addressing challenges such as low industrial diversification, and concentration of manufacturing sector employment in small, labor-intensive, informal enterprises with low skills, productivity, and earnings. Key infrastructure in industrial clusters remains inadequate to support the burgeoning demand for efficient industrial infrastructure and robust skills inventory. It also needs to further improve its procedures for doing business, labor-related laws, land management, and taxation laws if it is to enhance its competitiveness and benchmark itself with other countries in the region such as Singapore, the Republic of Korea, and Malaysia. The VCICDP is in line with ADBs country partnership strategy for India.

Impact

Contribution of the manufacturing sector to the gross domestic product, trade, and employment of GoAP increased

Project Outcome
Description of Outcome

Growth and competitiveness of the VCIC enhanced

Progress Toward Outcome Physical progress is slow due to unavailability of counterpart funds
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs

Visakhapatnam Chennai Industrial Corridor infrastructure strengthened and more resilient

Institutional capacities, human resources, and program management strengthened

Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues) Skill enhancement programs are conducted for 6,396 persons including workers, entrepreneurs and students.Project development mechanism with time-bound action plan is being established.Capacity development programs, including traning on gender and monitoring of gender-disaggregated data are being conducted.Investor promotion plan is being developed.Satisfactory quarterly progress reports and audit reports are being submitted on time and gender-disaggregated data are being collected.31 km of internal roads improved, with gender-responsive design features constructed in Naidupeta industrial cluster. 65.8 Km of storm water drains constructed in Naidupeta cluster. Climate change resilience plan for Visakhapatnam to be prepared. 1 MLD common effluent treatment plant constructed and commissioned in Naidupeta industrial cluster. Road widening work in progress.18,039 meters installed in Greater Visakhapatnam Municipal Corporation. 117 km overhead stringing and 9 km underground cable installed in industrial clusters.284 km of new drinking water pipelines laid in Visakhapatnam. Three substation works completed and commissioned at Naidupeta Industrial Area and works are in progress at Visakhapatnam Industrial Area. Bulk water supply works are in progress. 29.9 km of water pipelines constructed in industrial clusters.
Geographical Location Andhra Pradesh
Safeguard Categories
Environment B
Involuntary Resettlement A
Indigenous Peoples C
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
Environmental Aspects Project 1 of the MFF is categorized as B for environment in accordance with the Safeguard Policy Statement. An environmental assessment and review framework has been prepared for the MFF in line with the Safeguard Policy Statement and applicable laws. Four initial environmental examination reports prepared for Project 1 subprojects show that the subprojects are not likely to cause any significant adverse environmental impacts, and any impacts during construction and operation can be mitigated through appropriate design and good practices. Public consultations were conducted for all Project 1 subprojects during preparation of the MFF. The initial environmental examinations, including the environmental management plan, are considered sufficient to meet the environmental assessment requirements of ADB and the government. The GoAP has established grievance redress mechanism in respective Project Implementation Units (PIUs). No grievances have been reported so far related to the subprojects.
Involuntary Resettlement Project 1 of the MFF is categorized as A for involuntary resettlement. A resettlement framework has been prepared in accordance with ADB's Safeguard Policy Statement (2009) and applicable laws. Four resettlement plans and two due diligence reports for Project 1 have been prepared in line with the Safeguard Policy Statement and will be updated after detailed designs. Project 1 resettlement impacts comprise 2,632 affected persons, including 1,182 significantly affected, the acquisition of 14.5 hectares of private land, and impact on 367 structures. The proposed mitigation measures, including capacity building of the PMU and PIUs, are adequate to address the assessed risks. The safeguard documents are disclosed on the ADB website, and relevant information will be shared with the affected persons. The resettlement process for Project 1 has commenced. The compensation payment process is ongoing. Information on affected persons and compensation payments is being reported regularly in the semi-annual social safeguards monitoring reports. The GoAP has established grievance redress mechanism in respective Project Implementation Units (PIUs). No grievances have been reported so far related to the subprojects.
Indigenous Peoples Project 1 of the MFF is categorized as C for indigenous peoples. An indigenous peoples planning framework has been prepared in accordance with ADB's Safeguard Policy Statement (2009) and applicable laws.
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design Public consultations were conducted for all Project 1 subprojects during preparation of the MFF.
During Project Implementation Meaningful and widespread consultations were held and will continue with all communities in the project area.
Business Opportunities
Consulting Services The project management unit will recruit consultants in accordance with ADB's Guidelines on the Use of Consultants (2013, as amended from time to time). Consulting services include project management and supervision, road safety awareness, and resettlement monitoring.
Procurement Procurement of civil works and goods will be carried out in accordance with ADB s Procurement Guidelines (2015, as amended from time to time).
Responsible ADB Officer Hosur Viswanath, Ashwin
Responsible ADB Department Sectors Group
Responsible ADB Division Water and Urban Development Sector Office (SG-WUD)
Executing Agencies
Department of Industries & Commerce, Government of Andhra Pradesh
Timetable
Concept Clearance -
Fact Finding -
MRM 07 Apr 2016
Approval 26 Sep 2016
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 20 Mar 2024

Grant 0495-IND

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
26 Sep 2016 23 Feb 2017 05 May 2017 30 Jun 2023 - 25 Jan 2024
Financing Plan Grant Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 5.00 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 0.00 02 Apr 2024 0.00 4.20 100%
Counterpart 0.00 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 5.00 02 Apr 2024 0.00 4.20 100%
Status of Covenants
Category Sector Safeguards Social Financial Economic Others
Rating Satisfactory Satisfactory - Satisfactory - Satisfactory

Loan 3430-IND

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
26 Sep 2016 23 Feb 2017 05 May 2017 30 Jun 2023 30 Jun 2024 -
Financing Plan Loan Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 353.00 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 245.00 02 Apr 2024 227.56 0.00 93%
Counterpart 108.00 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 02 Apr 2024 151.23 0.00 62%
Status of Covenants
Category Sector Safeguards Social Financial Economic Others
Rating Satisfactory Satisfactory - Satisfactory - Satisfactory

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