The expected impact of the Investment Program is increased economic growth potential, reduced poverty, and reduced imbalances between NER and the rest of the country. The expected outcomes of the Investment Program will be an improved urban environment and better living conditions for the 1.4 million people expected to be living in the Investment Program cities by 2017. To this end, the Investment program will (i) improve and expand urban infrastructure and services in the cities including in slums and (ii) strengthen urban institutional, management, and the financing capacity of the institutions, including the urban local bodies. The Investment Program will ensure that the benefits from investments are enjoyed by the poor, women and all other vulnerable groups, and that any negative environmental and social impacts are alleviated.
|Project Name||North Eastern Region Capital Cities Development Investment Program, Tranche 1|
|Project Type / Modality of Assistance||Loan
|Source of Funding / Amount||
|Strategic Agendas||Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
|Drivers of Change||Gender Equity and Mainstreaming
Governance and capacity development
|Sector / Subsector||
Water and other urban infrastructure and services / Urban policy, institutional and capacity development - Urban solid waste management - Urban water supply
|Gender Equity and Mainstreaming||Effective gender mainstreaming|
|Description||The expected impact of the Investment Program is increased economic growth potential, reduced poverty, and reduced imbalances between NER and the rest of the country. The expected outcomes of the Investment Program will be an improved urban environment and better living conditions for the 1.4 million people expected to be living in the Investment Program cities by 2017. To this end, the Investment program will (i) improve and expand urban infrastructure and services in the cities including in slums and (ii) strengthen urban institutional, management, and the financing capacity of the institutions, including the urban local bodies. The Investment Program will ensure that the benefits from investments are enjoyed by the poor, women and all other vulnerable groups, and that any negative environmental and social impacts are alleviated.|
|Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy|
|Impact||Improved environment and well-being or urban residents in the five program cities.|
|Description of Outcome||Sustainable and increased access to better urban services in all 5 cities|
|Progress Toward Outcome||All works have been completed in all cities, barring some minor interconnection works and installation of some domestic water meters.|
|Description of Project Outputs||
The Project will provide prioritized urban infrastructure development subprojects in five cities, supported by a program of institutional development and capacity building.
Part A. Improved urban infrastructure and services
1. Expanded and rehabilitated water supply systems
2. Solid waste management systems
Part B: Strengthened institutional development and investment program management
3. Urban institutional, financial, and service delivery reforms and strengthened municipal capacity
Activities with Milestones
|Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)||
All 22 tube well replaced in Agartala.
7 reservoir completed in Aizawl of cumulative storage capacity of 1,680 KL.
39 km of primary main replaced in Gangtok. Overachieved.
38 km secondary pipeline replaced in Gangtok.
15,000 domestic water meters installed in Aizawl and 1,900 meters installed in Gangtok.
50 TPD Compost plant constructed in Kohima.
Most municipal functions transferred to Agartala Municipal Corporation. Transfer to Shillong Municipal Board pending.
Agartala Municipal Corporation (AMC) implemented double-entry accounting system in 2010. Double entry accounting complied in Shillong Municipal Board (SMB), accounting manual prepared and adopted.
Agartala: Property tax yet to be implemented, all preparatory works completed. Scheme approved by legislative assembly. Final decision is to be taken by the state govt.
Tripura: Program of regular cleaning of septic tanks instituted.
Meghalaya: By-laws framed and under consideration of State government.
|Geographical Location||Agartala, Aizawl, Bhurtuk, Chandmari, Gangtok, Jotsema, Kohima, Mawiong, Meghalaya, Mission Vengthlang, Nagaland, Shillong, State of Mizoram, State of Sikkim, State of Tripura, Tlangnuam, Zemabawk|
|Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects|
|Environmental Aspects||Detailed review of safeguards compliance was carried out and found Tranche 1 subprojects to be substantially compliant.|
|Involuntary Resettlement||Detailed review of safeguards compliance was carried out and found Tranche 1 subprojects to be substantially compliant.|
|Indigenous Peoples||Detailed review of safeguards compliance was carried out and found Tranche 1 subprojects to be substantially compliant.|
|Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation|
|During Project Design|
|During Project Implementation||A special loan administration mission was conducted from 7-10 March 2011 in Shillong, Meghalaya to meet with NGOs and other stakeholders.|
Consultants will be hired by each of the five SIPMIUs to support design, construction supervision, and management, and institutional development activities. The need for consulting services is expected to decline gradually during implementation as the SIPMIUs and SEAs increase their capacity, and will be reviewed after the first two tranches are completed.
MOUD will also be supported by a program management and monitoring consultant, who will (i) assist program coordination by monitoring and reporting regularly on progress, identifying implementation bottlenecks, and recommending corrective actions; (ii) review the subproject appraisal reports prepared by the SIPMIUs and support the preparation of PFRs for submission; (iii) support capacity-building activities; and (iv) draft an urban reform action and monitoring plan.
Agencies or institutions, including established registered nongovernment organizations (NGOs), will also be hired for participatory planning, community awareness activities, and surveys, among others. All consultants and NGOs will be recruited according to ADB's Guidelines on the Use of Consultants (2010, as amended from time to time).
|Procurement||All goods and services under NERCCDIP will be procured according to ADB's Procurement Guidelines (2010, as amended from time to time). Civil works contracts estimated at $5.0 million or more, and supply contracts valued at $1.0 million or higher, will undergo international competitive bidding. Civil works and supply contracts costing less than those amounts will be procured through national competitive bidding. Goods below $100,000 in value will be procured through shopping. The feasibility of community contracting will be examined individually for low-cost sanitation and other community works not exceeding $100,000 in value.|
|Responsible ADB Officer||Srivastava, Pushkar|
|Responsible ADB Department||South Asia Department|
|Responsible ADB Division||India Resident Mission|
Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs
Mr. A. Joshi
Nirman Bhawan, Maulana Azad Road
New Delhi 110 011
India Urban Affairs Department, Government of Meghalaya
Mr. Bishwajit Dutta
Raitong Building-Meghalaya Secretariat Hill
Shillong-793 001, India Urban Development Department, Gov't of Tripura, Agartala
Mr. R.K. Majumder
Government of Tripura
Office Lane, Milan, Bharati
Agartala - 797001, India Urban Development Department, Govt of Nagaland
Mr. K. Haralu
Office of the Commissioner &
Secretary, UDD, Secretariat Complex
Kohima-797001, India Urban Development and Housing Department, Government of Sikkim
Mr. J.D. Bhutia
Govt. of Sikkim, NH
Gangtok-797101, India Urban Development and Poverty Alleviation Dept
Chief Engineer's Office Building (Top Floor)
Khatla, Aizawl-796001, India
|Concept Clearance||02 Nov 2005|
|MRM||06 Mar 2007|
|Approval||01 Jul 2009|
|Last Review Mission||-|
|PDS Creation Date||29 Apr 2009|
|Last PDS Update||26 Jun 2019|
|Approval||Signing Date||Effectivity Date||Closing|
|01 Jul 2009||04 Aug 2009||19 Nov 2009||30 Apr 2016||22 Jun 2019||23 Oct 2019|
|Financing Plan||Loan Utilization|
|Total (Amount in US$ million)||Date||ADB||Others||Net Percentage|
|Project Cost||25.54||Cumulative Contract Awards|
|ADB||25.54||01 Jul 2009||24.96||0.00||100%|
|Cofinancing||0.00||01 Jul 2009||24.96||0.00||100%|
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|Contract Title||Approval Number||Contract Date||Contractor||Contractor Address||Executing Agency||Contract Description||Total Contract Amount (US$)||Contract Amount Financed by ADB (US$)|
|DESIGN, CONSTRUCTION SUPERVISION AND MANAGEMENT CONSULTANT (DSMC) FOR SHILLONG||Loan 2528||20 Nov 2017||MOTT MACDONALD PVT. LTD, INDIA||5/6TH FLOOR, LOGIX TECHNO PARK, TOWER C, PLOT 5, SECTOR 127, NOIDA-201301, UP INDIA||Ministry of Urban Development||404,104.00||404,104.00|
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