|Project Name||Regional Development|
|Location||Baarah, Dhidhdhoo, Filladhoo, Hanimaadhoo, Kelaa, Kulhuduffushi, Kumundhoo, Nolhivaram, and Nolhivaramfaru in Northern Development Region (NDR); and Feydhoo, Hithadhoo, Maradhoo, and Maradhoo-Feydhoo in Southern Development Region (SDR)|
|Type or Modality of Assistance||
|Drivers of Change|
|Sector / Subsector||
Multisector - Multisector
|Gender Equity and Mainstreaming|
|Responsible ADB Department||South Asia Department|
|Responsible ADB Division||Urban Development and Water Division, SARD|
|Responsible ADB Officer||ADB Disclosure|
|Description||The Project aims to provide the focus for regional development in the NDR and SDR, thereby supporting more equitable development in the country and taking some of the pressure off Male, the capital. The Project includes construction of permanent regional development and management offices in Hithadhoo and Kulhuduffushi; training of local staff; upgrading of a 17-km road from Gan to Hithadhoo; upgrading of streets in urban areas of the focus islands; provision of rainwater collection and storage for 2,000 individual households in the NDR and SDR; provision of appropriate technology solutions to sanitation for 1,000 individual households in NDR; construction of a 70-m bridge and 200-m culverted causeway in SDR (for environmental reasons); provision for solid waste disposal and septic tank desludging; and the setting up of permanent environmental monitoring of the freshwater lens, the coastal geomorphology and the marine ecology of the 13 focus islands.|
|Objectives and Scope|
|Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy|
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
|Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation|
|Consulting Services||About 78 person-months of international and 40 person-months of domestic consulting services will be required. The international consulting firm will be required in the fields of land use planning, solid waste, groundwater, marine ecology, road design engineering, civil engineering, water supply and sanitation engineering, bridge design engineering, sea transport economics, information systems, and environmental monitoring. Individual domestic consultants will be required in the fields of administration, computers, public awareness, health engineering, environment, and auditing.|
|Procurement||Equipment and materials will be acquired using international competitive bidding and international shopping procedures as appropriate. Civil works contracts that are relatively small in value will be carried out using local competitive bidding procedures.|
Timetable for assistance design, processing and implementation
|Credit Committee Meeting||06 May 1999|
|Approval||02 Sep 1999|
|PDS Creation Date||07 Feb 2007|
|Last PDS Update||06 Nov 2007|
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