The objective of the TA is to conduct the preparation study to design a project which will address the deficiencies of civil aviation in general, including the development needs of international and regional airports; and air transport service in the country, in terms of safety and feasibility. It is also expected to facilitate private involvement in financing, ownership, operation, rehabilitation, maintenance and management of airports.
|Project Name||Civil Aviation Airport Project (formerly Civil Aviation Sector Development)|
|Project Type / Modality of Assistance||Technical Assistance
|Source of Funding / Amount||
|Strategic Agendas||Inclusive economic growth
|Drivers of Change||Governance and capacity development
|Sector / Subsector||
Transport / Air transport
|Gender Equity and Mainstreaming|
|Description||The objective of the TA is to conduct the preparation study to design a project which will address the deficiencies of civil aviation in general, including the development needs of international and regional airports; and air transport service in the country, in terms of safety and feasibility. It is also expected to facilitate private involvement in financing, ownership, operation, rehabilitation, maintenance and management of airports.|
|Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy||
Poverty reduction in Nepal has been slow, and one of the main reasons is the regional imbalance in overall development due to poor regional access and connectivity. Strengthening rural-urban and regional connectivity, building market linkages, and improving the quality of and access to basic social services are critical to promote broad-based growth, enhance mobility and improve productivity. The Nepal?s Tenth Plan (FY2003-FY2007) ends mid-July 2007, and an interim development plan (IDP, still being prepared by the Government) identifies broad based economic prosperity as one of its priorities, thus remain consistent with ADB?s 2004 CSP. The 2004 CSP puts priority to broad-based economic growth by providing access to economic opportunities. Especially in remote areas that are otherwise inaccessible by road, civil aviation is essential for Nepal. ADB assisted GON in preparing a civil aviation sector strategy in 2006 and the report concludes (issued in November 2006) an optimistic outlook for the sector with both international and domestic traffic recovering strongly.
The civil aviation sector strategy study comprises a sector management plan and an infrastructure development plan. The central thrust of the strategy was to re-structure the sector and to focus the priority to the viable development of the Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA). The critical issue in this context is the weakness of CAAN and TIA in financial management in that the systems, procedures and qualified people are not available to properly manage financial and its business operations. The strategy recommends a 2-phase approach of the assistance: (i) phase I is to relieve the acute aircraft parking problem on the international and domestic aprons, provide better domestic terminal facilities, improve communication/navigation systems, improve the airport water supply and provide new general aviation and maintenance aprons, and (ii) phase 2 is to cover the longer term infrastructure development requirements for other airport, especially the ones located in the remote domestic area.
An infrastructure development plan (InfrDP) was also prepared setting out the future development requirements for other airports. The plan specifies long term, prioritized and timelined improvements to airport and air navigation infrastructure for TIA and the regional airports and remote strips operated by CAAN.
The PPTA will examine the feasibility and impact of the proposed improvements of TIA as set out in the InfrDP which includes the examination of economic, environmental and social development impacts. Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) is to become a revenue-generating entity by strengthening CAAN?s capacity for financial management as required. It will also help strengthen CAAN?s capacity in financial management of TIA to become a revenue-generating organization. Inline with Government?s priority to increase the accessibility to remote area, selected remotely domestic airport/airstrips may be included to be improved. The remote domestic airport/airstrips may be classified as socially required and/or commercially viable airport projects.
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|Consulting Services||An international consultant firm that can supply a team with expertise in the areas of civil aviation engineering, civil aviation management, institution development, air transport economy, financial analysis, environmental protection, social and resettlement, will be recruited. It is anticipated that a total of 18 person-months international and 20 person-months national consulting services will be required. The consultants will be engaged by ADB in accordance with the Guidelines on the Use of Consultants (2006). The consultant firm will be selected according to quality- and cost-based selection (QCBS) procedures and biodata technical proposal will be requested from shortlisted firms.|
|Responsible ADB Officer||Lee, Dong Kyu|
|Responsible ADB Department||South Asia Department|
|Responsible ADB Division||Transport and Communications Division, SARD|
Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation
Ms. Lila M. Poudel
Singh Durbar, Kathmandu, Nepal
|Concept Clearance||05 Sep 2007|
|Fact Finding||11 Sep 2007 to 20 Sep 2007|
|Approval||14 Dec 2007|
|Last Review Mission||-|
|PDS Creation Date||18 May 2006|
|Last PDS Update||19 Oct 2010|
|Approval||Signing Date||Effectivity Date||Closing|
|14 Dec 2007||11 Jan 2008||11 Jan 2008||28 Feb 2009||31 Dec 2010||-|
|Financing Plan/TA Utilization||Cumulative Disbursements|
|750,000.00||0.00||190,000.00||0.00||0.00||0.00||940,000.00||14 Dec 2007||697,890.63|
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|Title||Document Type||Document Date|
|Civil Aviation Airport Project||Consultants' Reports||Oct 2009|
|Preparing the Civil Aviation Airport Project (Financed by the Japan Special Fund)||Technical Assistance Reports||Dec 2007|
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