Nepal : Preparing the South Asia Subregional Economic Cooperation Airport Capacity Enhancement Sector Development Program

Sovereign Project | 38349-030

The transaction technical assistance will help the government (i) prepare a program design that complies with ADB requirements and international best practices; and (ii) implement the ensuing sector development program through (a) support for procurement activities for the investment component and (b) monitoring and facilitating of execution of policy actions under the program component. The preparation of the SDP includes design of the reform program.

Project Name
Preparing the South Asia Subregional Economic Cooperation Airport Capacity Enhancement Sector Development Program
Project Number
38349-030
Country / Economy
  • Nepal
Project Status
Closed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance
  • Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 9873-NEP: Preparing the South Asia Subregional Economic Cooperation Airport Capacity Enhancement Sector Development Program
Source Amount
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 1.00 million
Operational Priorities
  • OP3: Tackling climate change, building climate and disaster resilience, and enhancing environmental sustainability
  • OP6: Strengthening governance and institutional capacity
  • OP7: Fostering regional cooperation and integration
Sector / Subsector
  • Transport / Transport policies and institutional development

Gender
No gender elements
Description
The transaction technical assistance will help the government (i) prepare a program design that complies with ADB requirements and international best practices; and (ii) implement the ensuing sector development program through (a) support for procurement activities for the investment component and (b) monitoring and facilitating of execution of policy actions under the program component. The preparation of the SDP includes design of the reform program.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy
Due to the complexity of the ensuing sector development program, a transaction technical assistance will be helpful in supporting the program and investment components of the ensuing project. The ensuing sector development program will (i) support civil aviation sector reforms in restructuring of the Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal, strengthening of regulatory functions, management governance and business plan development in operations, financial restructuring, operational efficiency improvement, and civil aviation safety (the program component); and (ii) provide project financing for improvement of airport facilities at the Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) in Kathmandu and the Gautam Buddha International Airport (GBIA) in Lumbini (the investment component). The investment component includes (i) relocation of hangars to the eastern part of the TIA; (ii) construction of dedicated domestic apron areas at the TIA; and (iii) construction of a new international terminal building at the GBIA.
Impact

Project Outcome

Description of Outcome
Progress Toward Outcome

Implementation Progress

Description of Project Outputs
Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)
Geographical Location
Nation-wide

Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects

Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples

Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation

During Project Design
During Project Implementation

Business Opportunities

Consulting Services
ADB will engage the consultants following the ADB Procurement Policy (2017, as amended from time to time) and its associated project administration instructions and/or staff instructions.
Procurement
Not applicable.

Contact

Responsible ADB Officer
Nakai, Kanzo
Responsible ADB Department
Sectors Group
Responsible ADB Division
Transport Sector Office (SG-TRA)
Executing Agencies
Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation

Timetable

Concept Clearance
-
Fact Finding
-
MRM
-
Approval
27 Nov 2019
Last Review Mission
-
Last PDS Update
27 Sep 2022

Funding

TA 9873-NEP

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
27 Nov 2019 19 Dec 2019 19 Dec 2019 31 Dec 2022 30 Sep 2023 06 Nov 2023
Financing Plan/TA Utilization
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
1,000,000.00 0.00 100,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 1,100,000.00
Cumulative Disbursements
Date Amount
27 Nov 2023 839,570.32

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Tenders

Tender Title Type Status Posting Date Deadline
Airport Engineer (Equipment & Facilities) Individual - Consulting Closed
Architect Individual - Consulting Closed
Airport Engineer (Civil) Individual - Consulting Closed
Airport Planner Cum Team Leader Individual - Consulting Closed
Transport Economist Individual - Consulting Closed
Preparing the South Asia Subregional Economic Cooperation Airport Capacity Enhancement Sector Development Program - Consulting services for Study on Operation and Management Contract of Gautama Buddha International Airport (GBIA) under PPP Individual - Consulting Closed
Technical Assessment of the Proposed New Domestic Terminal Building Construction Individual - Consulting Closed
Civil Aviation Sector Reform Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed
Review of the Investment Component under the proposed Sector Development Program Firm - Consulting Closed

Contracts Awarded

Contract Title Approval Number Contract Date Contractor | Address Executing Agency Total Contract Amount (US$) Contract Amount Financed by ADB (US$)
Project Preparatory Technical Assistance 9873 12 May 2020 Aeroports De Paris Ingenierie(FRANCE) in association with GEOCE CONSULTANTS (P) LTD.(NEPAL) | Aeroport d'Orly - Parc Central Zone Sud, 641 Athis-Mons, Athis-Mons 91200 France Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation 622,747.00

Procurement Plan

None currently available.