The Asian Development Bank and the Government of India are working together to improve the lives of people in the states of Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, Sikkim, and Tripura. The program is upgrading the water supply, solid waste and sanitation systems in the urban areas of Agartala and Aizawl. The program is also working with government officials to improve the efficiency, financing and planning of agencies that provide services to people in urban areas in the five states.
|Project Name||North Eastern Region Capital Cities Development Investment Program – Tranche 3|
|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 sanitation - Urban solid waste management - Urban water supply
|Gender Equity and Mainstreaming||Effective gender mainstreaming|
|Description||Tranche 3 will include physical investments in water supply, solid waste and sanitation improvement in Agartala and Aizawl, and non-physical investments to continue supporting implementation of urban reforms agreed under the North Eastern Region Capital Cities Development Investment Program (NERCCDIP) in these cities. Two tranches have been approved to date under NERCCDIP (Projects 1 and 2). All three projects have been sequenced based on the implementation capacity and sector priorities of the Investment Program cities, and will collectively meet the intended outcomes of NERCCDIP.|
|Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy||NERCCDIP was framed within GoI's 11th Five-year Plan (2007-2012), which aimed to reduce poverty and regional disparities by ensuring, among others, access to basic physical infrastructure. Aizawl and Agartala were selected for financing under Project 3 based on their progress on urban reforms and implementation performance of projects 1 and 2, in accordance with the agreed framework financing framework (FFA) for NERCCDIP.|
|Impact||Improved environment and well-being of urban residents in the program cities of Aizawl and Agartala.|
|Description of Outcome||Increased access to sustainable and improved urban services in Agartala and Aizawl.|
|Progress Toward Outcome||Works are ongoing.|
|Description of Project Outputs||
Water supply infrastructure constructed and rehabilitated.
Sanitation infrastructure constructed.
Solid waste management infrastructure constructed and rehabilitated.
Capacity for project implementation and service delivery improved.
|Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)||
Area-based property tax reforms implemented in Aizawl.
Assessed properties increased to about 75% in Aizawl.
Assessed properties increased ongoing in Agartala.
Water and sanitation divisions not established in AzMC and AMCs and not ring-fenced.
100% SIPMIUs and IPCC staff trained in their respective areas in Aizawl and Agartala.
The single window cell for septage management in AzMC has been dropped.
Construction of resource centers ongoing in Aizawl.
Construction of vermi compost plant ongoing in Aizawl.
Erection of mechanical compost plant ongoing in Aizawl.
Construction of sanitary landfill ongoing in Aizawl.
54 SWM vehicles procured in Aizawl.
151 SWM vehicles procured in Agartala.
26 Decentralized septage treatment systems constructed for
1 MLD septage treatment plant in Agartala has been bid out.
The work for installation of bulk water meter are ongoing in Agartala.
The work for construction of 37 MLD water treatment plant at Aizawl is ongoing. (Physical progress is 66%)
The laying of pumping mains is ongoing in Aizawl.
The construction of 9 nos storage reservoir completed.
The work for construction of rain water harvesting unit of 4.1 MLD capacity has been completed in Aizawl.
31.5 MLD water treatment plant at Agartala is ongoing.
The work for installation of bulk water meter is ongoing in Aizawl.
The work for laying of feeder main is ongoing at Aizawl (Physical progress is 48%)
8 out of 12 tube wells completed at Agartala.
135 km of 224 km distribution network has been laid in Aizawl.
165 km of 178 km distribution network has been laid in Agartala.
|Geographical Location||Agartala, Aizawl|
|Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects|
|Environmental Aspects||All sites proposed for Project 3 in Aizawl and Agartala are not located within or adjacent to eco-sensitive areas. No significant impacts are anticipated. Five IEEs with EMPs were prepared for all subprojects in accordance with ADB's Safeguard Policy Statement (SPS) (2009). Any impacts due to construction and operation will be site-specific, short in duration, not significant, and can be avoided and/or mitigated through measures identified in the EMPs. Both Project 3 SIPMIUs demonstrated good capacity from implementation of previous projects. Adequate consultant support is included and/or continued in Project 3 to ensure sufficient environmental monitoring. EMP implementation reporting to ADB will be done on a semi-annual basis. Climate risk rating for Project 3 is medium. The SIPMIUs have and will continue to incorporate adequate measures in project design, as outlined in PAM, to reduce the risks identified.|
|Involuntary Resettlement||Key IR impacts are in forms of acquisition or negotiated settlement for privately owned or leased land for a total 87,674 m2 in Aizawl for water supply and solid waste infrastructure from two private land owners (considering sites obtained exclusively for Project 3) and four Government land lease holders (Periodic Patta). Agartala's water supply facilities under Project 3 requiring 72 m2 land are also proposed within the boundaries of 2 sites obtained for Project 2 facilities. Voluntary land donations from private entities and non-profit institutions, of 21,308 m2 were received for (i) construction of approach road of the proposed WTP, (ii) three water reservoirs and their approach roads, and (iii) septage management facilities in Aizawl. Government land of 76288.5 m2 was identified for water supply and solid waste sites and 10,532.6 m2 land for septage management sites in both states. There are potential livelihood consequences for 59 ragpickers, which will be mitigated. One temporary structure on acquired land is affected. In Agartala, trenchless technology of pipelaying is proposed in congested road stretches whereas in Aizawl, pipelaying in congested market areas is proposed at night; hence, temporary impacts to businesses are avoided. The Resettlement Framework for the program is updated. Two draft Resettlement Plans and 2 draft Due Diligence Reports are prepared; these documents are to be updated and confirmed after some remaining detailed measurement surveys are completed.|
|Indigenous Peoples||In case of Agartala: all subproject sites are within urban limits, no IPs/IP areas are affected. In case of Aizawl subprojects: the population of Mizoram and of Aizawl comprises 99% and 92% scheduled tribes respectively; hence Category B for IP impacts is triggered. Since IP comprise the overwhelming majority of project beneficiaries, no specific IPP needs to be prepared for Aizawl. Affected persons and beneficiaries of the project follow an urban way of life. The IPPF has been updated to ensure that any unforeseen impacts to IPs during project implementation are addressed.|
|Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation|
|During Project Design||Consultation workshops, meetings, focus group discussions, and structured interviews were undertaken with stakeholders during project preparation. The participation strategy for Project 3 envisages involvement of civil society, such as NGOs/CBOs/women's groups, in awareness generation, community mobilization, formation of user groups for common facilities and identification of households requiring connection subsidies in Aizawl and Agartala. It targets the poor and women's participation and inclusion in project benefits. Participatory processes are anticipated to enhance sustainability. Consultations will be documented and reported in the periodic monitoring reports.|
|During Project Implementation||A specific component of the community awareness and participation strategy is the community mobilization and awareness program, specifically focusing on (i) water conservation, prevention of water leakage and wastage within their premises/locality, (ii) institutional set up on septage management, including the community's role and responsibilities, and formation of user groups; (ii) providing assistance to poor and vulnerable, including poor FHH to apply for connection subsidies; and (iii) SWM, including awareness generation, role and responsibilities of communities for safe and hygienic disposal of waste and prevention of dumping and open burning. This will be implemented by the Community Development and Public Awareness Experts in the SIPMIUs, with support of DSMCs and local NGOs/CBOs/women's groups. They will identify and involve such entities, to assist in outreach activities, positively influence and improve knowledge of general public, build the capacity of local CBOs/NGOs, and identify specific activities for empowering local community to participate and benefit from NERCCDIP activities.|
|Consulting Services||The DSMCs for SIPMIUs Aizawl and Agartala will be recruited according to ADB's Guidelines on the Use of Consultants (March 2013, as amended from time to time). DSMC for SIPMIU Agartala under Projects 1 and 2 will continue to provide services for Project 3. An additional 439 person-months input of national consultants is required under Project 3.|
|Procurement||Procurement of goods and works will be undertaken in accordance with ADB's Procurement Guidelines (April 2015, as amended from time to time). Standard bidding documents already endorsed by ADB for national competitive bidding under Projects 1 and 2 of NERCCDIP will be used throughout Project 3 implementation period. The procurement plan will be updated by the SIPMIUs for Agartala and Aizawl, the implementing agencies for approval by ADB at least once a year (more frequently if necessary) and will cover the next 18 months of procurement activity. A delay in loan effectiveness, other start-up delays, and delays during implementation will require an unscheduled procurement plan update. ADB will review each updated procurement plan prior to its publication.|
|Responsible ADB Officer||Srivastava, Pushkar|
|Responsible ADB Department||South Asia Department|
|Responsible ADB Division||India Resident Mission|
Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs
Nirman Bhawan, Maulana Azad Road
New Delhi 110 011
India Urban Development Department, Gov't of Tripura, Agartala
Government of Tripura
Office Lane, Milan, Bharati
Agartala - 797001, India Urban Development and Poverty Alleviation Dept
Chief Engineer's Office Building (Top Floor)
Khatla, Aizawl-796001, India
|MRM||23 Jul 2015|
|Approval||27 Nov 2015|
|Last Review Mission||-|
|Last PDS Update||26 Jun 2019|
|Approval||Signing Date||Effectivity Date||Closing|
|27 Nov 2015||28 Jan 2016||27 Apr 2016||22 Jun 2019||-||14 Nov 2019|
|Financing Plan||Loan Utilization|
|Total (Amount in US$ million)||Date||ADB||Others||Net Percentage|
|Project Cost||114.00||Cumulative Contract Awards|
|ADB||80.00||27 Nov 2015||56.38||0.00||100%|
|Cofinancing||0.00||27 Nov 2015||56.38||0.00||100%|
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ADB Loan to Improve Urban Services in Two Northeastern Capital CitiesADB and the Government of India have signed an $80 million loan agreement to continue improving infrastructure in two northeastern state capital cities.
No tenders for this project were found.
|Contract Title||Approval Number||Contract Date||Contractor||Contractor Address||Executing Agency||Contract Description||Total Contract Amount (US$)||Contract Amount Financed by ADB (US$)|
|PROJECT IMPLEMENTATION AND ADMINISTRATIVE EXPENSES MIZORAM.||Loan 3337||25 Oct 2018||VARIOUS||VARIOUS INDIA INDIA||Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs||OTHERS||2,542,671.00||2,542,671.00|
|Design, Supervision, Management and Consultancy Services (DSMC-Agartala)||Loan 3337||27 Jun 2017||Stup Consultants Pvt. Ltd||1004 & 5, Raheja Chambers, 213, Nariman Point, Mumbai-400021, Mh India||Ministry of Urban Development||Consulting Services||605,013.00||524,919.00|
|Program Management and Monitoring Consultants (PMMC under Moud, Goi)||Loan 3337||10 May 2017||JPS Associates Pvt. Ltd.||R-16, Hauz Khas Enclave, New Delhi-110016 India||Ministry of Urban Development||Consultancy||574,950.50||—|
|Program Management and Monitoring Consultants (PMMC under Moud, Goi)||Loan 3437||10 May 2017||JPS Associates Pvt. Ltd||R-16, Hauz Khas Enclave, New Delhi-110016, India||Ministry of Urban Development||Consulting Services||574,951.00||497,193.00|
|Supply of 54 Numbers of Garbage Vehicle, at Aizawl||Loan 3337||04 May 2017||Zothan Autoworks-TPS Infrastructure Ltd (JV)||Bawngkawn, Red Rose, Aizawl Mizoram, India||Ministry of Urban Development||Supply of Goods||1,533,838.00||1,208,561.00|
|Cable Landing Station||Loan 3337||02 Feb 2017||Eco Protection Engineers Pvt Ltd.-Av Rambabu||Plot No. 943, 54Th Street, Tvs Colony, Annanagar West Extn, Chennai-600101, Tn India||Ministry of Urban Development||Construction||23,167,051.13||18,393,592.96|
|Augmentation of Water Supply and Construction of 37 MLD Water Treatment Plant||Loan 3337||31 Jan 2017||Superflow Engineering Corporation||A-3/49, Park 1, Transport Nagar, A.B. Rd Gwalior-474010, Mp India||Ministry of Urban Development||Construction||1,934,487.25||1,540,661.17|
|Title||Document Type||Document Date|
|North Eastern Region Capital Cities Development Investment Program - Tranche 3: Procurement Plan||Procurement Plans||Jul 2018|