India: Assam Integrated Flood and Riverbank Erosion Risk Management Investment Program - Project 2
The Asian Development Bank is working with India to working to reduce flooding and riverbank erosion in Assam. The project is improving vulnerable embankments along 90 kilometers of the Brahmaputra River, which protects the livelihoods of 1 million people in urban, suburban, and rural areas.
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|Project Name||Assam Integrated Flood and Riverbank Erosion Risk Management Investment Program - Project 2|
|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||
Agriculture, natural resources and rural development / Rural flood protection - Rural water policy, institutional and capacity development
Water and other urban infrastructure and services / Urban flood protection
|Gender Equity and Mainstreaming||Effective gender mainstreaming|
|Description||Incorporating lessons from Project 1, Project 2 for $60.16 million will fund a combination of structural and nonstructural measures in the three subproject areas (Palasbari-Gumi, Kaziranga, and Dibrugarh) along the Brahmaputra River in Assam. The structural measures will include: (i) 20 kilometers (km) of riverbank protection works with innovative technologies, combined with 5 km of pro-siltation measures; (ii) upgrade of 13 km of flood embankments; and (iii) construction of four sluice gates and one pumping station to improve drainage. Monitoring and adaptive maintenance of the infrastructure will also be included to cope with the highly dynamic morphological processes of the river. The nonstructural measures will continue the methodologies used under Project 1 and cover community involvement and community-based flood risk management activities.|
|Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy||The investment program tackles one of the critical development inhibitors of Assam: recurrent flooding from the Brahmaputra River (the world fourth largest river), exacerbated by unpredictable erosion of its riverbanks. Since the Great Assam Earthquake in 1950, the river has widened from about 6 to 9 km along its 650 km course in Assam. Natural hazards and remoteness have led to a slower development of the economy compared with the national average, while population growth and density are similar. Therefore, Assam faces high poverty and depends highly on agriculture.|
|Impact||Economic vulnerability and social disruption caused by flood and riverbank erosion risks in Assam reduced.|
|Description of Outcome||Resilience to flood and riverbank erosion risks in selected flood-prone areas along the Brahmaputra River increased.|
|Progress Toward Outcome||Project physically closed on 18 October 2020. Actual achievement to be measured during the project completion report.|
|Description of Project Outputs||
Institutional and knowledge-based flood and riverbank erosion risk management (FRERM) planning strengthened
Comprehensive FRERM structural and nonstructural measures developed, implemented and maintained in three subproject areas
Multidisciplinary investment program management strengthened.
|Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)||
CBFRML consulting firm engaged to complete the activities including establish disaster management committees (DMCs).
All originally envisaged major civil works have been awarded and substantially completed.
Flood and erosion management plan with gender-inclusive elements has been updated.
Financial Management Manual has been prepared and approved by FREMAA. The Project implementation plan, financial management plan, flood forecasting, and early warning system is under implementation. The first trial run of the Flood forecasting model was carried out during the monsoon of 2019 and was continued in 2020.
GIS-based erosion prediction envisaged for the pilot stretch using imageries, and other statistical data on the structural performance for the embankment breach assessment.
Training to WRD officials has been undertaken.
|Geographical Location||Dibrugarh, Kaziranga, Palasbari|
|Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects|
|Environmental Aspects||Project 2, in accordance with ADB SPS 2009, is categorized as "B" for environment, The Initial Environmental Examination (IEE) reports including Environmental Management and Monitoring Plans (EMMP) and updated Environmental Assessment and Review Framework (EARF) were prepared during project preparation. The Government through the EA is obliged to implement the recommendations from the IEE report.|
|Involuntary Resettlement||The Project is classified as involuntary resettlement category A. The project intervention measures primarily include the bank protection works, renovation of existing flood embankments and strengthening and extension of existing dykes. A strip acquisition of land is needed to strengthen and extend the protection measures to cope with riverbank erosion. The majority of acquired lands are located along the eroding riverbank line, which would be lost without the project works. To implement the protection measures, project 2 will require 51.85 hectares of land (30.09 hectares of private and 12.75 hectares government land) in package 1 & 2 of Dibrugarh subproject, 15.54 hectares (10.46 hectares private and 5.08 hectares government land) in package 1 of Palasbari subproject, 15.09 hectares (3.76 hectares private and 11.33 hectares government land) in package 1 & 2 of Gumi subproject and 18.89 hectares (5.02 hectares private and 13.63 hectares government land) in package 3 of Kaziranga subproject. A resettlement framework was prepared for the project following central and state government laws and regulations, and ADB's Safeguard Policy Statement (2009). Based on the resettlement framework, Resettlement plans for these subprojects were prepared and disclosed.|
|Indigenous Peoples||Project 2 has been categorized as B from Indigenous Peoples policy perspective. The project has prepared an indigenous peoples development framework following central and state government laws and regulations, and ADB's Safeguard Policy Statement (2009). The Resettlement and Indigenous Peoples Plan has been prepared for the Kaziranga subproject.|
|Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation|
|During Project Design||Stakeholder communication, participation and consultation conducted during project design.|
|During Project Implementation||The public consultation and disclosure program will remain a continuous process throughout the subprojects implementation.|
|Consulting Services||All advance contracting and retroactive financing will be undertaken in conformity with ADB Procurement Guidelines (2015, as amended from time to time) and ADB's Guidelines on the Use of Consultants (2013, as amended from time to time).|
|Procurement||All advance contracting and retroactive financing will be undertaken in conformity with ADB Procurement Guidelines (2015, as amended from time to time) and ADB's Guidelines on the Use of Consultants (2013, as amended from time to time). All procurement of goods and works will be undertaken in accordance with ADB's Procurement Guidelines (2015, as amended from time to time).|
|Responsible ADB Officer||Yadav, Rajesh|
|Responsible ADB Department||South Asia Department|
|Responsible ADB Division||India Resident Mission|
Flood and River Erosion Management Agency of Assam
Office of the CEO, FREMAA
4th floor, Nayantara Supermarket Building
Six Mile, Guwahati, Pin - 781022
|MRM||03 Sep 2018|
|Approval||07 Dec 2018|
|Last Review Mission||-|
|Last PDS Update||24 Dec 2020|
|Approval||Signing Date||Effectivity Date||Closing|
|07 Dec 2018||13 Dec 2018||21 Feb 2019||18 Oct 2020||-||-|
|Financing Plan||Loan Utilization|
|Total (Amount in US$ million)||Date||ADB||Others||Net Percentage|
|Project Cost||82.34||Cumulative Contract Awards|
|ADB||60.16||18 Nov 2021||47.91||0.00||127%|
|Cofinancing||0.00||18 Nov 2021||37.60||0.00||100%|
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|Contract Title||Approval Number||Contract Date||Contractor | Address||Executing Agency||Total Contract Amount (US$)||Contract Amount Financed by ADB (US$)|
|BENEFIT AND MONITORING EVALUATION (BME)||Loan 3755||29 Sep 2020||SUTRA CONSULTING PRIVATE LIMITED | ODISHA INDIA||Flood and River Erosion Management Agency of Assam||128,186.30||109,120.54|
|COMMUNITY-BASED DISASTER MANAGEMENT SUPPORT (PALAS BARI-GUMI-DIBRUGARH)- CS-4A||Loan 3755||17 Mar 2020||M/S AMAR PRAYAS GOSTHI | GUWAHATI INDIA||Flood and River Erosion Management Agency of Assam||109,513.74||90,354.21|
|INTERIOR WORKS AT ASSAM WATER RESEARCH AND MANAGEM ENT INSTITUTE (AWC-2)||Loan 3755||10 Dec 2019||M/S ENGINEERING PROJECTS (INDIA) LTD. | GUWAHATI INDIA||Flood and River Erosion Management Agency of Assam||1,920,745.55||1,697,824.17|
|CONSTRUCTION OF ASSAM WATER RESEARCH AND MANAGEMEN T INSTITUTE (AWRMI) BUILDING||Loan 3755||01 Jul 2019||M/S T&T PROJECTS | GUWAHATI INDIA||Flood and River Erosion Management Agency of Assam||4,578,124.79||1,579,884.04|
|PROJECT MANAGEMENT CONSULTANT (PMC)||Loan 3755||26 Apr 2019||TETRA TECH ES INDIA PVT LTD | NEW DELHI INDIA||Flood and River Erosion Management Agency of Assam||1,354,378.98||1,149,491.35|
|PMU AND SIO OPERATION||Loan 3755||26 Apr 2019||VARIOUS | VARIOUS INDIA||Flood and River Erosion Management Agency of Assam||2,222,620.54||1,886,387.15|
|K-2 - KAZIRANGA - PRO-SILTATION MEASURES (PORCUPIN ES)||Loan 3755||08 Mar 2019||M/S M P AGARWALLA | GOLAGHAT INDIA||Flood and River Erosion Management Agency of Assam||1,958,762.11||1,780,135.64|
|K-3 - KAZIRANGA - EMERGENCY WORKS (EARTHWORKS) - S IX LOCATIONS||Loan 3755||08 Mar 2019||M/S MPA-NKA JV | GOLAGHAT INDIA||Flood and River Erosion Management Agency of Assam||1,587,710.65||1,442,921.68|
|D-3 - DIBRUGARH - BANK PROTECTION DTP DYKE 1.05KM||Loan 3755||08 Mar 2019||B N GARODIA | JALANNAGAR INDIA||Flood and River Erosion Management Agency of Assam||1,274,064.24||1,157,877.80|
|INSTITUTIONAL STRENGTHENING CONSULTANT (ISC)||Loan 3755||08 Mar 2019||DHI (INDIA) WATER & ENVIRONMENT PVT. LTD. | INDIA INDIA||Flood and River Erosion Management Agency of Assam||953,901.72||817,012.49|
|M-1 - SUPPLY OF 400 GSM POLYPROPYLENE GEOTEXTILE BAGS AND SPECIAL SEWING THREAD||Loan 3755||08 Mar 2019||SKAPS INDO US JV | AHMEDABAD INDIA||Flood and River Erosion Management Agency of Assam||10,552,263.09||9,589,964.76|
|P-1 - PALASBARI - BANK PROTECTION WORKS FROM CH. 0 TO 3000M CONSTRUCTION OF SLUICE GATE||Loan 3755||08 Mar 2019||M/S BRAHMAPUTRA INFRASTRUCTURE LTD. | GUWAHATI INDIA||Flood and River Erosion Management Agency of Assam||5,087,246.42||4,804,587.75|
|P-2 - PALASBARI - BANK PROTECTION WORKS FROM CH. 3 000M TO 6400M||Loan 3755||08 Mar 2019||M/S BRAHMAPUTRA INFRASTRUCTURE LTD. | GUWAHATI INDIA||Flood and River Erosion Management Agency of Assam||4,656,319.46||4,231,693.17|
|G-2 - GUMI - BANK PROTECTION 5KM||Loan 3755||08 Mar 2019||SHREE GAUTAM CONSTRUCTION CO. LTD. | GUWAHATI INDIA||Flood and River Erosion Management Agency of Assam||3,318,921.24||3,016,257.03|
|D-4 - DIBRUGARH - PRO-SILTATION MEASURES IN FORM O F PSC PORCUPINE||Loan 3755||08 Mar 2019||M/S M P AGARWALLA | GOLAGHAT INDIA||Flood and River Erosion Management Agency of Assam||3,121,488.51||2,836,828.89|
|D-2 - DIBRUGARH - EMBANKMENT REHAB OF OAKLAND DYKE||Loan 3755||08 Mar 2019||JUGAL KISHORE MAHANTA | GUWAHATI INDIA||Flood and River Erosion Management Agency of Assam||2,620,262.75||2,381,311.69|
|D1- DIBRUGARH - BANK PROTECTION AT ROHMORIA 2.7KM||Loan 3755||08 Mar 2019||JUGAL KISHORE MAHANTA | GUWAHATI INDIA||Flood and River Erosion Management Agency of Assam||2,587,208.37||2,351,271.66|
|K-1 - KAZIRANGA - CONSTRUCTION OF SLUICE GATE 3 NO S BANK PROTECTION WORKS 4KM||Loan 3755||08 Mar 2019||BHARTIA-MAHAABALA JV | GUWAHATI INDIA||Flood and River Erosion Management Agency of Assam||2,052,968.93||1,865,751.41|
|Title||Document Type||Document Date|
|Assam Integrated Flood and Riverbank Erosion Risk Management Investment Program - Project 2: Procurement Plan||Procurement Plans||Sep 2020|