Nepal: Decentralized Rural Infrastructure and Livelihood Project - Additional Financing

Sovereign Project | 38426-023 Status: Active

ADB is helping Nepal improve transport connectivity, infrastructure, and livelihoods in 18 poor hill and mountain districts. The project will also strengthen the decentralized management of rural infrastructure.

Project Details

Project Officer
Subedi, Laxmi P. South Asia Department Request for information
Country
  • Nepal
Modality
  • Grant
  • Loan
Sector
  • Transport
 
Project Name Decentralized Rural Infrastructure and Livelihood Project - Additional Financing
Project Number 38426-023
Country Nepal
Project Status Active
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Grant
Loan
Source of Funding / Amount
Grant 0267-NEP: Decentralized Rural Infrastructure and Livelihood Project - Additional Financing
concessional ordinary capital resources lending / Asian Development Fund US$ 7.00 million
Loan 2796-NEP: Decentralized Rural Infrastructure and Livelihood Project - Additional Financing
concessional ordinary capital resources lending / Asian Development Fund US$ 18.00 million
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Governance and capacity development
Partnerships
Sector / Subsector

Transport - Road transport (non-urban)

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Effective gender mainstreaming
Description
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy
Impact

Project Outcome

Description of Outcome
Progress Toward Outcome

(i) Average annual income per household has reached to NRs. 176,817 which is higher than targeted annual 10% increment from NRs. 69,500;

(ii) Transportation cost for people and goods reduced to NRs 12/km per person from NRs 18/km per person and to NRs 324/tons/km from NRs 491/tons/km respectively;

(iii) Freight volume has increased to 0.516 tons/capita/in 2015, which is more than targeted annual 20% increment from 0.116 tons/capita/year;

(iv) Per capita person trip to district HQ reached 12 from 4.39 trips of base year 2010, which is more than targeted annual 10% increment; and

(v) A total of 5,865 public utilities have come up in subproject area through which 933,988 persons were getting better access to social services.

Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs
Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)

DPR for 42 road SPs of 18 districts totaling 483 km, of which 223 km new construction, 106 km in upgrading, and 154 km finishing work to make the road pliable is approved by ADB. 197 km new road construction, 75 km upgrading and 149 km finishing/making pliable of road has completed.

PCU provided concurrence for 257 Trail bridges (16,383 m) in 8 districts. 248 nos. of TB (15,784 m) completed. The physical progress of ongoing TB is about 70%.

District road maintenance of 1,166 km has been carried out.

This activity was dropped by MTR as recommended in assessment report.

PCU approved 232 CIs, 214CIs completed, and 18 under construction.

This is in practice. The workers are aware of it and monitored by DISC & DPO during payment to BG members.

2,833 trainee completed the training. 175 trainings are ongoing.

Local NGO has been mobilized for microfinance access facilitation in 9 pilot project districts. Local NGO has completed orientation training related to microfinance access for BGs, existing saving and credit groups. Exposure visit for members of saving credit group organized.

Awareness raising activities, meetings and trainings for VWRCC and BGs members are in progress. 1,126 events awareness raising for 42,440 beneficiaries has been completed.

DDC, DTO are coordinating with various sectoral line agencies and local people in sub project site during planning and implementation. The information are being disseminated at various forums by DDCs/DTOs/DISC

The following Training were conducted;

1. Regional contract management training to DTO, and DPO conducted.

2. Orientation Training on Road maintenance, bid evaluation and reporting

4. Quality Control and Technical Lab Works Applicable to Gravel Roads to SE and ASE of 5 project districts.

58 central and district level staff participated regional study tour.

Most of the subprojects selected are those indicated in PAM. New roads in Gorkha, Lamjung, Bajhang, Kalikot and Humla are proposed on the basis of districts priority based on DTMP.

CISC, NNGO and DISCs in 8 SDC supported districts in place. The individual consultants for 10 districts have been mobilized.

18 nos. of four wheel vehicles and 37 nos. of motorcycles were purchased and supplied to districts. Other equipment items are being procured as per the need.

Financial management system established. FMC in CISC in place.

Gender desk has established in DOLIDAR.

Geographical Location

Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects

Environmental Aspects The overall project is category B in accordance with ADBs Safeguard Policy Statement (2009). The executing agency and implementing agencies prepared initial environmental examinations, including environmental management plans (EMPs), for the sample subprojects. The environmental assessment and review framework was revised in accordance with ADBs Safeguard Policy Statement. The framework sets out the requirements for project screening and classification, subproject selection, information disclosure to, and consultation with, the affected people, environmental assessment, EMP development and implementation, and monitoring and reporting. The initial environmental examinations found the planned subprojects to have only small and localized adverse impacts on the environment, which can be managed by the mitigation measures proposed in the EMPs.
Involuntary Resettlement Most subprojects involve land acquisition and involuntary resettlement, but the involuntary resettlement impact is not considered significant. The resettlement framework has been revised and updated in compliance with ADBs Safeguard Policy Statement. The resettlement framework includes a due diligence procedure to ensure those donating land will not be impoverished through donation. Any donation will be confirmed through a written record, including a no-coercion clause verified by an independent external party. Land owners not conforming to the donation eligibility criteria will be offered compensation at replacement cost and/or assistance so that they maintain the same or better income and livelihood status. All subprojects will be screened early in the project cycle. If a subproject involves any involuntary resettlement impacts, an appropriate resettlement plan will be prepared based on the detailed design, disclosed to those affected persons, and submitted for ADB approval in accordance with the resettlement framework.
Indigenous Peoples The indigenous peoples planning framework has also been revised in compliance with ADBs Safeguard Policy Statement, with special assistance measures for indigenous peoples and other vulnerable groups. Considering the nature and scale of the subprojects, any negative impact on indigenous peoples is expected to be limited to a few involuntary resettlements and land acquisition cases. In addition, a gender equality and social inclusion plan contains specific actions favorable to indigenous peoples.
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design
During Project Implementation The road subprojects are being selected from the priority list of the district transport master plan (DTMP). The DTMP is being prepared through consultative process. During selection of road alignment project beneficiaries are being consulted. Similary, the community infrastructures are selected with wider consultation with beneficiaries. The consulation is being carried out by DPO, DISC and VWRCC in a participatory way. During the preparation of safeguards plans the affected persons and beneficiaries are being consulted.

Business Opportunities

Consulting Services 1 package for DPR preparation.
Procurement Goods & supply (shopping) 10 packages, works (shopping) - 5 packages, goods (shopping) - 4 package

Responsible Staff

Responsible ADB Officer Subedi, Laxmi P.
Responsible ADB Department South Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Nepal Resident Mission
Executing Agencies
Dept of Local Infra Devt & Agri Roads
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Nepal

Timetable

Concept Clearance -
Fact Finding -
MRM -
Approval -
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 17 Mar 2017

Grant 0267-NEP

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
31 Oct 2011 01 Feb 2012 23 Apr 2012 30 Jun 2017 - -
Financing Plan Grant Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 21.39 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 7.00 31 Oct 2011 6.64 0.00 95%
Counterpart 14.39 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 31 Oct 2011 5.00 0.00 71%
Status of Covenants
Category Sector Safeguards Social Financial Economic Others
Rating - Satisfactory - Satisfactory - Satisfactory

Loan 2796-NEP

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
31 Oct 2011 01 Feb 2012 23 Apr 2012 30 Jun 2017 - -
Financing Plan Loan Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 18.00 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 18.00 31 Oct 2011 14.91 0.00 91%
Counterpart 0.00 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 31 Oct 2011 13.26 0.00 81%
Status of Covenants
Category Sector Safeguards Social Financial Economic Others
Rating - Satisfactory - Satisfactory - Satisfactory

Loan 8257-NEP

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
21 Dec 2011 01 Jun 2012 06 Feb 2013 28 Feb 2017 31 Oct 2017 -
Financing Plan Loan Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 0.00 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 0.00 21 Dec 2011 0.00 20.13 101%
Counterpart 0.00 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 21 Dec 2011 0.00 15.99 80%

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Safeguard Documents See also: Safeguards

Safeguard documents provided at the time of project/facility approval may also be found in the list of linked documents provided with the Report and Recommendation of the President.

Title Document Type Document Date
Decentralized Rural Infrastructure and Livelihood Project - Additional Financing: Environmental Monitoring Report (July-December 2016) Environmental Monitoring Reports Jan 2017
Decentralized Rural Infrastructure and Livelihood Project - Additional Financing: Social Monitoring Report (July-December 2016) Social Monitoring Reports Jan 2017
Decentralized Rural Infrastructure and Livelihood Project - Additional Financing: Social Monitoring Report (January-June 2016) Social Monitoring Reports Aug 2016
Decentralized Rural Infrastructure and Livelihood Project - Additional Financing: Environmental Monitoring Report (January-June 2016) Environmental Monitoring Reports Jul 2016
Decentralized Rural Infrastructure and Livelihood Project - Additional Financing: Social Monitoring Report (July-December 2015) Social Monitoring Reports Dec 2015
Decentralized Rural Infrastructure and Livelihood Project - Additional Financing: Environmental Monitoring Report (January-June 2014) Environmental Monitoring Reports Jul 2014
Decentralized Rural Infrastructure and Livelihood Project - Additional Financing: Sahartara-Lesicape Road Subproject Environment Due Diligence Report Safeguards Due Diligence Reports May 2014
Decentralized Rural Infrastructure and Livelihood Project - Additional Financing: Lek Kharka-Mukli Branch Road Sub-project, Solukhumbu Safeguards Due Diligence Reports Feb 2014
Decentralized Rural Infrastructure and Livelihood Project - Additional Financing: Delta-Aatichaur Road Sub-project, Bajura Safeguards Due Diligence Reports Jan 2014
Decentralized Rural Infrastructure and Livelihood Project - Additional Financing: Beni-Toripani Road Sub-project, Myagdi Safeguards Due Diligence Reports Dec 2013
Decentralized Rural Infrastructure and Livelihood Project - Additional Financing Environment Compliance Audit Reports Dec 2013
Decentralized Rural Infrastructure and Livelihood Project - Additional Financing: Kalakandalek-Khamel-Kawa Road Sub-project, Mugu Safeguards Due Diligence Reports Nov 2013
Decentralized Rural Infrastructure and Livelihood Project - Additional Financing: Kalakanda-Khamale-Kawa Road Sub-project, Mugu Indigenous Peoples Planning Documents Oct 2013
Decentralized Rural Infrastructure and Livelihood Project - Additional Financing: Baglung-Kushmisera Road Sub-project, Baglung Resettlement Planning Documents Oct 2013
Decentralized Rural Infrastructure and Livelihood Project - Additional Financing: Deltabazar-Aatichaur Road Sub-project, Bajura Indigenous Peoples Planning Documents Oct 2013
Decentralized Rural Infrastructure and Livelihood Project - Additional Financing: Deltabazar-Aatichaur Road Environment Due Diligence Report Safeguards Due Diligence Reports Oct 2013
Decentralized Rural Infrastructure and Livelihood Project - Additional Financing: Dangaji-Mahendradhar Road Sub-project, Bajhang Initial Environmental Examination Sep 2013
Decentralized Rural Infrastructure and Livelihood Project - Additional Financing: Dangaji-Mahendradhar Road Sub-project, Bajhang Indigenous Peoples Planning Documents Sep 2013
Decentralized Rural Infrastructure and Livelihood Project - Additional Financing: Dangaji-Mahendradhar Road Initial Environmental Examination Initial Environmental Examination Sep 2013
Decentralized Rural Infrastructure and Livelihood Project - Additional Financing: Rumjatar-Khartekhola Road Sub-project, Okhaldhunga Safeguards Due Diligence Reports Jun 2013
Decentralized Rural Infrastructure and Livelihood Project - Additional Financing: Baglung-Kushmisera Road Sub-project, Baglung Indigenous Peoples Planning Documents Jun 2013
Decentralized Rural Infrastructure and Livelihood Project - Additional Financing: Baglung-Kushmisera Road Environment Due Diligence Report Safeguards Due Diligence Reports May 2013
Decentralized Rural Infrastructure and Livelihood Project - Additional Financing: Kokhe Ahale and Koya Bhanjyang Slope Stabilization Road Sub-project, Gorkha Safeguards Due Diligence Reports Apr 2013
Decentralized Rural Infrastructure and Livelihood Project - Additional Financing: Vopur-Rupatola Road Sub-project, Bajhang Resettlement Planning Documents Mar 2013
Decentralized Rural Infrastructure and Livelihood Project - Additional Financing: Dhadfedhi-Kunchha-Baguwa-Duipiple Road Sub-project, Lamjung Indigenous Peoples Planning Documents Mar 2013
Decentralized Rural Infrastructure and Livelihood Project - Additional Financing: Garma-Nele-Bogal Road Sub-project, Solukhumbu Safeguards Due Diligence Reports Mar 2013
Decentralized Rural Infrastructure and Livelihood Project - Additional Financing: Garma-Nele-Bogal Road Sub-project, Solukhumbu Safeguards Due Diligence Reports Mar 2013
Decentralized Rural Infrastructure and Livelihood Project - Additional Financing: Thalaha-Batule-Aulatari Road Sub-project, Jajarkot Safeguards Due Diligence Reports Mar 2013
Decentralized Rural Infrastructure and Livelihood Project - Additional Financing: Vopur-Rupatola Road Sub-project, Bajhang Indigenous Peoples Planning Documents Mar 2013
Decentralized Rural Infrastructure and Livelihood Project - Additional Financing: Kudari-Tamti-Topla Road Sub-project, Jumla Safeguards Due Diligence Reports Mar 2013
Decentralized Rural Infrastructure and Livelihood Project - Additional Financing: Dhadfedhi-Kunchha-Baguwa-Duipiple Road Sub-project, Lamjung Safeguards Due Diligence Reports Mar 2013
Decentralized Rural Infrastructure and Livelihood Project - Additional Financing: Kudari-Tamti-Topla Road Sub-project, Jumla Indigenous Peoples Planning Documents Mar 2013
Decentralized Rural Infrastructure and Livelihood Project - Additional Financing: Vopur-Rupatola Road Environment Due Diligence Report Safeguards Due Diligence Reports Mar 2013
Decentralized Rural Infrastructure and Livelihood Project - Additional Financing: Kudari-Tamti-Topla Road Environment Due Diligence Report Safeguards Due Diligence Reports Mar 2013
Decentralized Rural Infrastructure and Livelihood Project - Additional Financing: Sundarbazaar-Kunchha-Duipipale Road Environment Due Diligence Report Safeguards Due Diligence Reports Mar 2013
Decentralized Rural Infrastructure and Livelihood Project - Additional Financing: Pakarbas-Galba Road Sub-project, Ramechhap Initial Environmental Examination Feb 2013
Decentralized Rural Infrastructure and Livelihood Project - Additional Financing: Pakarbas-Galba Road Sub-project, Ramechhap Safeguards Due Diligence Reports Feb 2013
Decentralized Rural Infrastructure and Livelihood Project - Additional Financing: Lekakharka-Mukli Road Subproject, Solukhumbu Initial Environmental Examination Dec 2012
Decentralized Rural Infrastructure and Livelihood Project - Additional Financing: Dangaji-Mahendradhar Road Sub-project, Bajhang Resettlement Plans Dec 2012
Decentralized Rural Infrastructure and Livelihood Project - Additional Financing: Thalaha-Batule-Aulatari Road Sub-project, Jajarkot Initial Environmental Examination Oct 2012
Decentralized Rural Infrastructure and Livelihood Project - Additional Financing: Garma-Nele-Budhidanda Road Environment Due Diligence Report Safeguards Due Diligence Reports Oct 2012
Decentralized Rural Infrastructure and Livelihood Project - Additional Financing: Bitule-Latinath-Paribagar Road Sub-project, Darchula Indigenous Peoples Planning Documents Sep 2012
Decentralized Rural Infrastructure and Livelihood Project - Additional Financing: Rumjatar-Kharte Khola Road Sub-project, Okhaldhunga Indigenous Peoples Planning Documents Sep 2012
Decentralized Rural Infrastructure and Livelihood Project - Additional Financing: Khar-Khalanga Road Sub-project, Darchula Indigenous Peoples Planning Documents Aug 2012
Decentralized Rural Infrastructure and Livelihood Project - Additional Financing: Shreebhavar-Kotila Road Sub-project, Baitadi Safeguards Due Diligence Reports Aug 2012
Decentralized Rural Infrastructure and Livelihood Project - Additional Financing: Khar-Khalanga Road Sub-project, Darchula Safeguards Due Diligence Reports Aug 2012
Decentralized Rural Infrastructure and Livelihood Project - Additional Financing: Shreebhabar-Kotila Road Sub-project, Baitadi Indigenous Peoples Planning Documents Jul 2012
Decentralized Rural Infrastructure and Livelihood Project - Additional Financing: Martadi-Majhigoan Road Sub-project, Bajura Safeguards Due Diligence Reports Jul 2012
Decentralized Rural Infrastructure and Livelihood Project - Additional Financing: Gupha-Sanghu Road Sub-project, Taplejung Indigenous Peoples Planning Documents Jul 2012
Decentralized Rural Infrastructure and Livelihood Project - Additional Financing: Shreebhavar-Kotila Road Environment Due Diligence Report Safeguards Due Diligence Reports Jul 2012
Decentralized Rural Infrastructure and Livelihood Project - Additional Financing: Martadi-Majhigaun Road Sub-project, Bajura Indigenous Peoples Planning Documents Jun 2012
Decentralized Rural Infrastructure and Livelihood Project - Additional Financing: Ghupa-Sanghu Road Sub-project, Taplejung Safeguards Due Diligence Reports Jun 2012
Decentralized Rural Infrastructure and Livelihood Project - Additional Financing: Salena-Melauli Road Sub-project, Baitadi Safeguards Due Diligence Reports Jun 2012
Decentralized Rural Infrastructure and Livelihood Project - Additional Financing: Bitule-Latinath-Paribagar Road Sub-project, Darchula Safeguards Due Diligence Reports Jun 2012
Decentralized Rural Infrastructure and Livelihood Project - Additional Financing: Salena Melauli Road Sub-project, Baitadi Indigenous Peoples Planning Documents Jun 2012
Decentralized Rural Infrastructure and Livelihood Project - Additional Financing: Salena-Melauli Road Environment Due Diligence Report Safeguards Due Diligence Reports Jun 2012
Decentralized Rural Infrastructure and Livelihood Project - Additional Financing: Barbis-Delta Bazaar Road Sub-project, Bajura Safeguards Due Diligence Reports May 2012
Decentralized Rural Infrastructure and Livelihood Project - Additional Financing: Barabis-Delta Bazar Road Sub-project, Bajura Indigenous Peoples Planning Documents May 2012
Decentralized Rural Infrastructure and Livelihood Project - Additional Financing: Pakarbas-Galpa Road Sub-project, Ramechhap Indigenous Peoples Planning Documents Feb 2012
Decentralized Rural Infrastructure and Livelihood Project - Additional Financing: Resettlement Framework (as of Board approval) Resettlement Frameworks Aug 2011
Decentralized Rural Infrastructure and Livelihood Project - Additional Financing Resettlement Frameworks Aug 2011
Decentralized Rural Infrastructure and Livelihood Project - Additional Financing: Environmental Assessment and Review Framework (as of Board approval) Environmental Assessment and Review Framework Aug 2011
Decentralized Rural Infrastructure and Livelihood Project - Additional Financing: Initial Environmental Examination (as of Board approval) Environmental Assessment and Measures Aug 2011
Decentralized Rural Infrastructure and Livelihood Project - Additional Financing Indigenous Peoples Planning Frameworks/Indigenous Peoples Development Frameworks Jul 2011
Decentralized Rural Infrastructure and Livelihood Project - Additional Financing: Indigenous Peoples Planning Framework (as of Board approval) Indigenous Peoples Planning Frameworks/Indigenous Peoples Development Frameworks Jul 2011
Decentralized Rural Infrastructure and Livelihood Project - Additional Financing Environmental Assessment and Review Framework Jul 2011

Evaluation Documents See also: Independent Evaluation

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