40648-013: MFF - Infrastructure Development Investment Program for Tourism (Facility Concept) | Asian Development Bank

India: MFF - Infrastructure Development Investment Program for Tourism (Facility Concept)

Sovereign (Public) Project | 40648-013 Status: Active

The Asian Development Bank is working with India to promote tourism in rural areas in order to benefit the poor. The program is making rural tourist destinations more visitor friendly with improved water facilities, upgraded restrooms and sanitation systems, new signs and street lights, and more efficient garbage disposal methods.

Project Name MFF - Infrastructure Development Investment Program for Tourism (Facility Concept)
Project Number 40648-013
Country India
Project Status Active
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Loan
Source of Funding / Amount
MFF Facility Concept 0046-IND: MFF - Infrastructure Development Investment Program for Tourism (Facility Concept)
Ordinary capital resources US$ 250.00 million
Strategic Agendas Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Gender Equity and Mainstreaming
Governance and capacity development
Sector / Subsector

Water and other urban infrastructure and services / Other municipal services

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Effective gender mainstreaming
Description The investment program targets inclusive economic growth and provision of livelihood opportunities for local communities in the tourism sector through tourism infrastructure development. It will focus on preservation and development of natural and cultural heritage, and incidental services linked to subprojects including municipal services, tourist support infrastructure and services, and tourist destination connectivity infrastructure. The proposed MFF is provided to support the four participating states of Himachal Pradesh, Punjab, Tamil Nadu, and Uttarakhand to develop the tourism sector as a key driver for economic growth.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy The investment program will assist the government in achieving its targets by tapping the tourism sector's potential to contribute to sustainable and inclusive economic growth. It will respond to the urgent need for developing tourism-related infrastructure in the four participating states Himachal Pradesh, Punjab, and Uttarakhand (the three main states of the North West Himalayan Heritage Circuit), and Tamil Nadu (the anchor state of the South Heritage Circuit) to promote the economic potential of the tourism sector within a planned framework and address weaknesses in management capacity. These four states voluntarily sought to participate in the implementation of the road map, and the government supported their participation. The government prepared a more specific road map along with a framework for necessary policy and sector reforms for each of the four states under follow-up ADB assistance, and proposed the MFF modality to support the government's medium- and long term goals.
Impact Enhanced contribution of the tourism sector to sustainable and inclusive economic growth
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome Increased volume of domestic and international tourists to destinations within each participating state
Progress Toward Outcome
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs

Enhanced quality of natural and cultural attractions

Strengthened capacity of sector agencies and local communities for planning, development, management, and marketing of tourist destinations and attractions

Greater participation by local communities in tourism-related economic activities

Improved basic urban infrastructure and services at tourist destinations and attractions

Improved connectivity

Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)
Geographical Location
Safeguard Categories
Involuntary Resettlement C
Indigenous Peoples C
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 tbd
Procurement tbd
Responsible ADB Officer Slangen, Ron H.
Responsible ADB Department South Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Urban Development and Water Division, SARD
Executing Agencies
Department of Tourism, Govt of Uttarakhand
Department of Tourism, Secretariat
Govt of Uttarakhand
4, Subhash Road Dehradun - 248001
Dept of Tourism and Culture, Govt of Tamil Nadu
Tourism and Culture(T1) Dept
Govt of Tamil Nadu Chennai -600009
Dept of Tourism&Civil Aviation,Gov of Himachal Pra
Room No 101, Armsdale
Himachal Pradesh Secretariat
Chota Shimla - 171002 (HP), India
Dept. of Tourism, Gov't. of Punjab
Room No 514, Mini Secretariat
Government of Punjab
Chandigarh - 160009, India
Ministry of Tourism India
Transport Bhawan
1 Parliament Street, New Delhi
India - 110001
Concept Clearance -
Fact Finding -
MRM 14 May 2010
Approval 28 Sep 2010
Last Review Mission -
PDS Creation Date 09 Apr 2010
Last PDS Update 06 Sep 2010

MFF Facility Concept 0046-IND

Financing Plan Loan Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 250.00 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 250.00 - 0.00 0.00 %
Counterpart 0.00 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 - 0.00 0.00 %

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