ADB is helping India develop tourism as a driver of sustainable and inclusive economic growth in four states. The first tranche of a multitranche financing facility will upgrade infrastructure and services, and support policy reforms in two of these states, Himachal Pradesh and Punjab. It will enhance the quality of natural and cultural attractions and increase community involvement in tourism.
|Project Name||Infrastructure Development Investment Program for Tourism - Tranche 1|
|Project Type / Modality of Assistance||Loan
|Source of Funding / Amount||
|Strategic Agendas||Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
|Drivers of Change||Governance and capacity development
|Sector / Subsector||
Transport - Urban roads and traffic management
Water and other urban infrastructure and services - Other urban services - Renovation and protection of cultural heritage
|Gender Equity and Mainstreaming||Effective gender mainstreaming|
|Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy|
|Description of Outcome|
|Progress Toward Outcome||Actions towards achieving the outcome are underway as explained further in the status of implementation progress of outputs below.|
|Description of Project Outputs|
|Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)||
In Himachal Pradesh 4 of 4 contracts and in Punjab 24 of 25 contracts awarded/works are ongoing.
3 of 3 contracts awarded in Punjab under community based activities and in progress. In Himachal Pradesh 5 out 6 consulting packages awarded and in progress. 1 package dropped and is planned under Tranche 3.
In Himachal Pradesh 15 of 15 contracts and in Punjab 3 of 4 contracts awarded/works are ongoing.
1 contract awarded in each state under connectivity improvement.
In Himachal Pradesh, NGO for pilot program appointed. 29 training workshop organized in four clusters. 1187 participants attended the workshop; out of which 703 participants were women. PMU and PIUs also organized 10 training programs/workshops to tourism related organizations. 658 participants attended these programs, out of which 178 were women. In Punjab, NGO for pilot program appointed. 6 training workshop organized. 678 participants attended the workshop; out of 254 participants were women.
|Geographical Location||Four participating states including Himachal Pradesh, Punjab, Tamil Nadu and Uttarakhand|
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
|Environmental Aspects||No significant environmental impacts are expected. Impacts can be mitigated through proper siting, design and good construction practices. These are identified in the subproject-specific initial environmental examinations (IEEs) and environmental monitoring plans (EMPs), which are prepared in accordance with ADB's Safeguard Policy Statement (2009). A project management unit and a project management consultant are responsible for the coordination and implementation of the environmental and health and safety activities. Quarterly environmental monitoring reports are prepared. Key environmental benefits include improved on-site and off-site hygiene and sanitary conditions at tourist destinations and increased environmental awareness.|
|Involuntary Resettlement||Subprojects are not expected to result in any physical or economic displacement due to involuntary acquisition of land, or involuntary restrictions on land use. In case of future unforeseen resettlement issues, the Safeguard Policy Statement (2009) will be followed and a resettlement framework has been prepared.|
|Indigenous Peoples||The initial screening concluded that no indigenous peoples issues are anticipated, as defined in the Safeguard Policy Statement (2009). An indigenous peoples planning framework has been prepared for future loans, in case the indigenous peoples framework would be triggered.|
|Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation|
|During Project Design|
|During Project Implementation||Outreach and consultation is an ongoing process during implementation.|
|Consulting Services||All consultants will be recruited according to ADB's guidelines on the use of consultants. The indicative terms of reference for all consulting services are described in the facility administration manual for this investment program.|
|Procurement||All procurement and goods and civil works will be undertaken in accordance with ADB's procurement guidelines.|
|Responsible ADB Officer||Vishal, Vivek|
|Responsible ADB Department||South Asia Department|
|Responsible ADB Division||India Resident Mission|
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
|Last Review Mission||-|
|PDS Creation Date||28 Apr 2010|
|Last PDS Update||22 Mar 2016|
|Approval||Signing Date||Effectivity Date||Closing|
|04 Oct 2010||20 Jul 2011||26 Oct 2011||30 Jun 2017||30 Jun 2018||-|
|Financing Plan||Loan Utilization|
|Total (Amount in US$ million)||Date||ADB||Others||Net Percentage|
|Project Cost||62.03||Cumulative Contract Awards|
|ADB||43.42||04 Oct 2010||43.42||0.00||100%|
|Cofinancing||0.00||04 Oct 2010||32.30||0.00||74%|
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No tenders for this project were found.
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|Title||Document Type||Document Date|
|Infrastructure Development Investment Program for Tourism - Project 1: Procurement Plan||Procurement Plans||Jul 2015|