Project Name Eastern Province Coastal Community Development Project
Project Number 33249-012
Country Sri Lanka
Project Status Closed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 3479-SRI: Eastern Province Coastal Community Development Project
Japan Special Fund US$ 1.00 million
Strategic Agendas Environmentally sustainable growth
Drivers of Change Partnerships
Sector / Subsector

Agriculture, natural resources and rural development - Water-based natural resources management

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming No gender elements
Description The TA will prepare a project that will promote sustainable redevelopment of Sri Lanka's East Coast through better management of its natural resources. It will focus on environmental protection and poverty reduction through improved management of fisheries and coastal ecosystems. The TA will be implemented in two phases. A broad-based plan for the sustainable management of natural resources along the East Coast will be prepared during the first phase.
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

Safeguard Categories

Environment B
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples

Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects

Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design
During Project Implementation

Business Opportunities

Consulting Services A multidisciplinary team of international and domestic consultants will work closely with counterpart staff from MFARD and NEPC. The consultants will provide about 62 person-months of consulting services: 28 person-months of international expertise and 34 person-months of domestic expertise. They will have extensive experience in regional development planning, environmental protection, fisheries planning and management, and ecotoursim development.

Responsible Staff

Responsible ADB Officer Rajendran, C. R.
Responsible ADB Department South Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Environment, Natural Resources & Agriculture Division, SARD
Executing Agencies
Ministry of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources Development (formerly Min of Fisheries and Ocean Resources)
Mr. G. Piyasena, Director Planning & Monitoring
New Secretariat, Maligawatta Colombo 10, Sri Lanka


Concept Clearance 08 Apr 1999
Fact Finding 07 Feb 2000 to 17 Feb 2000
Approval 16 Aug 2000
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 09 Feb 2007

TA 3479-SRI

Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
16 Aug 2000 01 Sep 2000 01 Sep 2000 31 Aug 2001 15 Jan 2004 -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
1,000,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 1,000,000.00 16 Aug 2000 981,583.22

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