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India: Sustainable Coastal Protection and Management Investment Program - Tranche 2

Sovereign (Public) Project | 40156-033 Status: Active

The Asian Development Bank is working with India to increase incomes and reduce poverty in the coastal communities of Goa, Karnataka, and Maharashtra. The program is helping protect and manage shorelines in the three states.

 
Project Name Sustainable Coastal Protection and Management Investment Program - Tranche 2
Project Number 40156-033
Country India
Project Status Active
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Loan
Source of Funding / Amount
Loan 3549-IND: Sustainable Coastal Protection and Management Investment Program - Tranche 2
Ordinary capital resources US$ 65.50 million
Strategic Agendas Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Gender Equity and Mainstreaming
Knowledge solutions
Private sector development
Sector / Subsector

Agriculture, natural resources and rural development / Water-based natural resources management

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Some gender elements
Description The Sustainable Coastal Protection and Management Investment Program aims to address immediate coastal protection needs and coastal instability using environmentally and socially appropriate solutions, with a focus on softer options such as artificial reefs, beach nourishments, and dune management. The program also aims to protect the coastline from erosion and in so doing enhances income-generating opportunities for coastal communities. Tranche 2 will support nine subprojects consisting of six coastal protection subprojects designed to address the issues of medium to severe coastal erosion and three community subprojects for areas of low erosion resulting in the protection of approximately 54 km of coastline in Karnataka. Activities will include: (i) addressing immediate coastal protection needs; (ii) capacity building and institutional development; (iii) modeling and other analytical works to assess the impacts of climate change on selected sections of the coast; and (iv) comprehensive nearshore sea bed sand resources analysis designed to assess the issues of sand deficits of selected Karnataka beaches. It will continue to support strengthening of the executing agency on the long term activities on coastal planning and management that would continue after the end of the project period.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy

Coastal erosion is responsible for loss of land, houses, infrastructure, and business opportunities; and poses a high risk to human well-being, economic development, and ecological integrity. Every year, 400 hectares of land, 75,000 hectares of crop areas, and 34,000 residential houses and/or industrial establishments are lost or damaged by coastal erosion. The impact will be much more extensive and widespread in the coming years, as the coastline is increasingly subject to a wide range of economic developments, many of which create conflicts and pressures on the already disturbed natural coastal environments. The rural poor coastal communities are the most vulnerable to the impacts of erosion and poor coastal management. Many of the rapidly growing Indian urban areas are also vulnerable to coastal erosion; Mumbai, for example, incurs a cost of about $2.5 million per km on capital works alone to protect some of its prime waterfront property.

The coastal protection strategy in India aims at protecting the land and overall economic growth. Protecting the beach and the environment are relatively new concepts. The most frequently applied methods for coastal protection have been through the use of hard structures, such as seawalls or groynes. Long-term plans to manage coastal erosion are available. However, resource constraints result in the measures being undertaken to target the more vulnerable sections of the coasts and as local emergency measures. Such interventions provide mostly land protection. Seawalls and groynes continue to be preferred measures though they do not necessarily address the root cause of the problem. As the pressure on the coastal zone keeps expanding because of human-induced activities as well as relative sea level rise, there is an urgent need to find sustainable solutions for coastal protection.

Continuing coastal erosion worldwide is leading to the development and installation of innovative techniques for effective and unobtrusive shoreline and near shore control. There are increasing examples of replacement or modification of traditional hard rock protection with softer options such as beach nourishments, dune management, or artificial reefs. The investment program is designed to facilitate the transition to softer solutions, with a focus on environmentally appropriate and sustainable solutions.

The benefits of coastal projection to coastal economies are enormous. Interventions to prevent coastal erosion and protect beaches and adjoining land will benefit port operators and users, fisherfolk, tourism operators, beach users, farmers, and other property owners and local communities living near to or depending on the coast. In addition, the introduction and development of new technologies have lower environmental and social impacts than rock walls, which are the traditional solution to coastal erosion problems in India. When solutions include the construction of artificial reefs, there are benefits for beaches, land and property behind beaches, tourism, and artisanal fisheries since reefs provide a beneficial habitat for fish and other marine species. The introduction of these new technologies for coastal protection leads to solutions that not only protect the coastline from erosion but enhance income-generating opportunities for communities living near the affected areas.

Impact Income and poverty status of coastal communities in the subproject areas of Karnataka improved (Defined by Investment Program)
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome Shorelines in Karnataka protected and managed.
Progress Toward Outcome Tranche 2 for Karnataka was negotiated on 12 May 2017 and approved by ADB management in July 2017. The loan documents were signed on 26 October 2017 and Project 2 declared effective from 15 December 2017. The Project is under implementation.
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs

coastal erosion and instability mitigation structures constructed or upgraded

capacity for integrated shoreline planning and development enhanced

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

CIMU is operational.

CMIS established, updated and hosted on project site.

Training modules prepared, staff are trained regularly.

Project Management and Design Consulting firm has been mobilized. Six civil packages have been mobilized and are at various stages of implementation. Contract for Murdwshawara has been terminated due to no access to project site, and stable beach conditions.

Two civil packages (Yermal Thenka and Someshwara Phase 2) Letter of acceptance issued to contractors.

Additional package for rehabilitation of Mukkacherry seawall has been tendered. TBER approved by ADB.

Geographical Location Karnataka
Safeguard Categories
Environment B
Involuntary Resettlement C
Indigenous Peoples C
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 and the associated Environmental Management and Monitoring Plans (EMMP) were prepared during project preparation. The Government through the EA is obliged to implement the recommendations from the IEE report.
Involuntary Resettlement Project 2 will not require any land acquisition. Project 2 is categorized as C in accordance with ADB SPS 2009, for both social safeguards: Involuntary Resettlement (IR) and Impact to Indigenous People (IP). Due to change in one subproject design, EA has agreed to undertake a due diligence assessment of the project to ascertain resettlement impacts, if any.
Indigenous Peoples The poverty and social assessment study confirms that there are no indigenous peoples or Schedule Tribes present in the project areas.
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design Between February 2013 and December 2014, public consultations were carried out on the design aspects of tranche 2 structures, with three specific groups of stakeholders i.e. (i) communities (ii) gram panchayats (GPs), and (iii) district officials. The initial consultation meetings at the community level were held at or near the proposed project sites. It involved presentations in local language on the coastal erosion status and the proposed technical design. Brochures printed in local language were also shared with the members. The participants at the community level included fisher-folks, fish retailers, farmers, small traders, members of youth clubs and prayer halls. This was followed by a meeting at the GP level, where discussions were held with the elected body members and officials. GPs were considered as the _converging point_ for all sub-project consultations. Some prominent citizens such as office bearers of the fisher folks association, retired school teachers, past ward members were also invited to these meetings. This was followed by a common meeting (sometimes two or more) convened by the District Collector. These meetings were generally large with as many as 50 to 60 participants attending each meeting. A cross-spectrum of department officials, political representatives and prominent citizens attended these meetings. At the end of each of these meetings, the team sought stakeholders concerns and apprehensions specific to the design. The suggestions received were incorporated in the final design.
During Project Implementation The public consultation and disclosure program will remain a continuous process throughout the subprojects implementation.
Business Opportunities
Consulting Services The consultants have been recruited using quality- and cost-based selection method and have been mobilized.
Procurement

All procurement of goods and works are planned in accordance with ADB's Procurement Guidelines.

Five contracts awarded. Three works are on-going for Udayavara, Maravanthe and Kodi-Bengre subprojects. The contract for Murdeshwara was terminated due to no access to project site, and stable beach conditions indicating no or less erosion. Someshwara package has undergone major design change due to change in the site conditions.

For Yermal Thenka and Someshwara Phase 2 completed procurement process, and letter of acceptance has been issued to contractor.

Additional package for rehabilitation of Mukkacherry is under procurement process. TBER has been approved by ADB.

Responsible ADB Officer Rajesh Yadav
Responsible ADB Department South Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division India Resident Mission
Executing Agencies
Public Works, Ports & Inland Water Transport Dept. - Karnataka
[email protected]
3rd Floor, Vikasa Soudha
Bangalore-560 001
Karnataka, India
Timetable
Concept Clearance -
Fact Finding -
MRM 08 Jun 2016
Approval 27 Jul 2017
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 28 Jun 2019

Loan 3549-IND

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
27 Jul 2017 26 Oct 2017 15 Dec 2017 28 Sep 2020 - -
Financing Plan Loan Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 93.54 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 65.50 27 Jul 2017 38.62 0.00 62%
Counterpart 28.04 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 27 Jul 2017 22.90 0.00 37%
Status of Covenants
Category Sector Safeguards Social Financial Economic Others
Rating - - - Satisfactory - -

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Tenders

Contracts Awarded

Contract Title Approval Number Contract Date Contractor Contractor Address Executing Agency Contract Description Total Contract Amount (US$) Contract Amount Financed by ADB (US$)
SOMESHWARA - CONSTRUCTION OF GEOTEXTILE REVETMENT FOR SHORELINE PROTECTION AND MANAGEMENT Loan 3549 04 Jun 2018 M/S DHARTI DREDGING AND INFRASTRUCTURE LTD HYDERABAD INDIA Public Works, Ports & Inland Water Transport Dept. CONSTRUCTION 4,047,339.00 3,083,207.00
UDYAVARA - CONSTRUCTION OF ROCK GROYNES AND BEACH NOURISHMENT FOR SHORELINE PROTECTION AND MANAGEMEN T (CW-ICB-UV- 01) Loan 3549 17 Jan 2018 M/S YOJAKA-COMACOE-RDS JV MANGALORE KARNATAKA INDIA Public Works, Ports & Inland Water Transport Dept. CONSTRUCTION 12,348,539.00 9,504,289.00
KODI BENGRE - CONSTRUCTION OF ROCK REVETMENT FOR S HORELINE PROTECTION AND MANAGEMENT (CW-NCB-KB-01) Loan 3549 17 Jan 2018 M/S RCCL - DDIL JV BANGALORE INDIA Public Works, Ports & Inland Water Transport Dept. CONSTRUCTION 9,663,673.00 7,437,831.00
MURUDESHWARA - CONSTRUCTION OF OFFSHORE REEF, SAN D NOURISHMENT AND DUNE STABILIZATION FOR SHORELINE PROTECTION AND MANAGEMENT (CW-ICB-MU-01) Loan 3549 17 Jan 2018 M/S RDS PROJECT LTD KOCHI INDIA Public Works, Ports & Inland Water Transport Dept. CONSTRUCTION 3,822,474.00 2,942,040.00
PROJECT MANAGEMENT AND DESIGN CONSULTANTS (PMDC-K ) Loan 3549 17 Jan 2018 M/S FCG ANZDEC LIMITED NEW ZEALAND NEW ZEALAND Public Works, Ports & Inland Water Transport Dept. CONSULTANCY 5,498,086.00 3,824,124.00
MARAVANTHE - CONSTRUCTION OF ROCK AND CONCRETE GRO YNES AND SAND NOURISHMENT FOR SHORELINE PROTECTION AND MANAGEMENT (CW-ICB-MV-01) Loan 3549 17 Jan 2018 M/S COMACOE-RDS-YOJAKA JV THANE, MAHARASHTRA INDIA Public Works, Ports & Inland Water Transport Dept. CONSTRUCTION 13,894,836.00 10,694,427.00