|Project Name||Urban Infrastructure Development|
|Project Type / Modality of Assistance||Technical Assistance
|Source of Funding / Amount||
|Strategic Agendas||Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
|Drivers of Change||Governance and capacity development
|Sector / Subsector||
Water and other urban infrastructure and services - Urban policy, institutional and capacity development
|Gender Equity and Mainstreaming|
|Description||The purpose of the PPTA is to prepare an investment project for Urban Infrastructure Development in Bhutan. The Project is expected to include the following as main components: i) immediate and medium-term needs assessment of urban environment through improvement in urban infrastructure of newly expanded areas of Thimphu, Phuentsholing and some regional center cities; ii) preparation of investment package with financing, policy issues and safeguard aspects; iii) promotion of effective and sustainable management of urban services (urban access road, water, sanitation, river training, urban facilities, etc.); iv) evaluation for city/municipal development fund, capacity of institutional and human resources for such mechanism; v) sector analysis including linkage assessment among urban infrastructure, economic growth and urban migration trends; and vi) review of other ODA assistance in the sector. The Project will be prepared using community participation, including women's groups, and involving wherever feasible and appropriate, implementation through government agencies, municipalities and community-based groups. Overall objective of the ensuing loan is to (1) reduce urban poverty, improve community health and prevent environmental degradation in the selected project municipalities by improving water supply, sanitation, solid waste management and roads for low-income communities; and (2) ensure sustainability of urban investments by strengthening institutional capacities and financial revenue for strategically important regional centers.|
|Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy|
|Description of Outcome|
|Progress Toward Outcome|
|Description of Project Outputs|
|Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)|
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
|Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation|
|During Project Design|
|During Project Implementation|
|Consulting Services||It is currently envisaged that approximately total 20 person-months of international consultant (including civil engineers (water/sanitation, urban roads/bridges), environment, economist/financial, safeguard/poverty reduction specialist) and total 20 person-months of domestic consultants (including legal, civil engineers, etc) inputs. The project requires that most consultant team members will stay in Bhutan continuously, especially the Team Leader.|
|Responsible ADB Officer||Ueda, Tomoo|
|Responsible ADB Department||South Asia Department|
|Responsible ADB Division||Urban Development and Water Division, SARD|
Ministry of Works and Human Settlement (MoWHS)
Mr. Tshering Dorji, Secretary
Post Box #278 Thimphu Bhutan
|Concept Clearance||09 Mar 2004|
|Fact Finding||06 Sep 2004 to 12 Sep 2004|
|Approval||23 Dec 2004|
|Last Review Mission||-|
|PDS Creation Date||01 Dec 2006|
|Last PDS Update||02 Jul 2006|
|Approval||Signing Date||Effectivity Date||Closing|
|23 Dec 2004||17 Jan 2005||17 Jan 2005||31 Oct 2005||30 Sep 2006||-|
|Financing Plan/TA Utilization||Cumulative Disbursements|
|600,000.00||0.00||0.00||0.00||0.00||0.00||600,000.00||23 Dec 2004||504,202.29|
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|Preparing the Urban Infrastructure Development Project (JSF)||Technical Assistance Reports||Jan 2005|
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