Tranche 4 will support a slice of the Tamil Nadu tourism sector road map through the preservation and development of natural and cultural heritage, creation of tourism support and connectivity infrastructure, and provision of capacity building for improved destination management and marketing. The scope includes clean energy solar photovoltaic panel installations at government-owned tourist facilities to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and promote energy efficiency.
|Project Name||Infrastructure Development Investment Program for Tourism-Tranche 4|
|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
Private sector 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 - Urban policy, institutional and capacity development
|Gender Equity and Mainstreaming||Effective gender mainstreaming|
|Description||Tranche 4 will support a slice of the Tamil Nadu tourism sector road map through the preservation and development of natural and cultural heritage, creation of tourism support and connectivity infrastructure, and provision of capacity building for improved destination management and marketing. The scope includes clean energy solar photovoltaic panel installations at government-owned tourist facilities to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and promote energy efficiency.|
|Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy||The Investment Program focuses on (i) developing improved tourism access and connectivity; (ii) creating and maintaining well-developed tourist destinations through provision of adequate quality tourism environment and visitor support infrastructure; (iii) establishing well-restored, conserved and presented heritage sites; and (iv) providing well-managed and maintained small-scale community-based infrastructure.|
|Impact||Increased volume of domestic and international tourists to destinations within Tamil Nadu.|
|Description of Outcome||Enhanced tourism environment in Tamil Nadu.|
|Progress Toward Outcome|
|Description of Project Outputs||
Enhanced quality of natural and cultural attractions.
Greater participation by local communities in tourism-related economic and livelihood activities.
Improved basic urban infrastructure and services at tourist destinations and attractions.
Improved connectivity to tourist attractions.
Strengthened capacity of concerned sector agencies and local communities for planning, development, management and marketing of tourist destinations and attractions.
|Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)|
|Geographical Location||Tamil Nadu|
|Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects|
|Environmental Aspects||The executing agency prepared draft initial environmental examinations (IEEs) for subprojects involving civil works in accordance with the environmental criteria in the environmental assessment and review framework. No significant environmental impacts are anticipated. Any impacts will be avoided or mitigated through proven construction measures identified in the environmental management plans. Anticipated environmental impacts are as follows: (i) occupational and community health and safety during excavation and/or trenching works especially in high tourist areas, and (ii) traffic management. DOT developed safeguards capacity from Project 2 and project consultants will support monitoring and management of potential safeguard impacts. Environmental reporting to ADB will be done on a semiannual basis.|
|Involuntary Resettlement||No permanent impacts, such as land acquisition, physical displacement, livelihood loss, or temporary impact, will occur in the project areas. All works are confirmed within available public land belonging to implementing agencies. The executing agency prepared a draft land acquisition and involuntary resettlement due diligence report for Project 4, confirming the absence of social safeguard impacts.|
|Indigenous Peoples||There are no indigenous people communities present at or around the subproject sites.|
|Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation|
|During Project Design||
The total MFF amount converted to loans was $210.77 million (84%). The report and recommendation of the President anticipated five tranches. However, start-up delays slowed implementation and only three tranches were approved with time remaining for only one more. Tranche sequencing was based on the project readiness of each participating state. The first periodic financing request (PFR) comprising first tranche for a loan of $43.42 million was approved on 4 October 2010 to support Himachal Pradesh and Punjab. The second PFR comprising second tranche was approved on 15 December 2011 for a loan of $43.84 million to support Uttarakhand and Tamil Nadu, and the third PFR comprising third tranche was approved on 11 December 2014 for a loan of $123.51 million to support Punjab, Himachal Pradesh, and Uttarakhand.
Tranches were aligned with the MFF design and monitoring framework to support the following outputs: (i) improved basic urban infrastructure such as water supply, sanitation, roads and public transport, solid waste management, environmental improvement, and incidental services such as public toilets, street signage and lighting at tourist destinations; (ii) improved connectivity to tourist attractions, focusing on the improvement of last-mile connectivity; (iii) enhanced quality of natural and cultural tourist attractions to ensure convenience and safety for visitors; (iv) greater participation by local communities in tourism-related economic and livelihood activities; and (v) strengthened capacity of concerned sector agencies and local communities for planning, development, management, marketing of tourist destinations and attractions, and promoting private sector participation and small businesses.
|During Project Implementation||
Advance contracting is requested for civil works and consultant packages. Retroactive financing will be up to 20% of the ADB loan amount for eligible expenditures incurred no more than 12 months before signing of the loan agreement.
The loan proceeds will be disbursed following ADB's Loan Disbursement Handbook (2017, as amended from time to time) and detailed arrangements agreed between the government and ADB.
|Consulting Services||A Project Management and Supervision Consultants (PMSC) will be engaged to provide support to the Program Management Units (PMU) and Project Implementation Units (PIUs). The PMSC will ensure that (i) the project management and reporting systems, accounting management systems, and monitoring and evaluation programs in the PMUs and PIUs are suitably developed and maintained throughout project implementation; and (ii) construction supervision systems and services to the PIUs are in place. They would provide design support to the PMU whenever required. The PMSC will also assist the PMU and PIUs in complying with the procedures of the Government and ADB for effective project implementation.|
All procurement of goods and works will be undertaken in accordance with ADB's Procurement Guidelines (2015, as amended from time to time).
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).
|Responsible ADB Officer||Slangen, Ron H.|
|Responsible ADB Department||South Asia Department|
|Responsible ADB Division||Urban Development and Water Division, SARD|
Department of Tourism, Culture, and Religious Endowment (DOTCRE), Government of Tamil Nadu
IDIPT-TN, Department of Tourism, Tamil
Nadu Tourism Complex Ministry of Finance (Aid Accounts & Audit Division)
5th Floor, B Wing, Janpath Bhawan
Janpath, New Delhi 110 001
|MRM||06 Jun 2018|
|Approval||28 Sep 2018|
|Last Review Mission||-|
|Last PDS Update||28 Sep 2018|
|Approval||Signing Date||Effectivity Date||Closing|
|28 Sep 2018||-||-||27 Sep 2020||-||-|
|Financing Plan||Loan Utilization|
|Total (Amount in US$ million)||Date||ADB||Others||Net Percentage|
|Project Cost||44.04||Cumulative Contract Awards|
|ADB||31.00||28 Sep 2018||0.00||0.00||0%|
|Cofinancing||0.00||28 Sep 2018||0.00||0.00||0%|
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|Title||Document Type||Document Date|
|Project Agreement for Loan 3717-IND: Infrastructure Development Investment Program for Tourism-Tranche 4||Project/Program Agreements||Dec 2018|
|Loan Agreement (Ordinary Operations) for Loan 3717-IND: Infrastructure Development Investment Program for Tourism - Project 4||Loan Agreement (Ordinary Resources)||Dec 2018|
|Infrastructure Development Investment Program for Tourism - Tranche 4: Periodic Financing Request Report||Periodic Financing Request Reports||Sep 2018|
|Infrastructure Development Investment Program for Tourism - Tranche 4: Project Data Sheet (हिन्दी)||Translated PDS||Mar 2018|
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|Tender Title||Type||Status||Posting Date||Deadline|
|IND: Infrastructure Development Investment Program for Tourism – Tranche 4 [CORRIGENDUM]||Advance Notice||05 Jun 2018|
|Project Management Supervision Consultant (PMSC)||Firm - Consulting||Closed||22 Jan 2018||20 Feb 2018|
|Loan No. 40648-IND: Infrastructure Development Investment Program for Tourism - Tranche 4 [IDIPT/TN/T4/NCB/03/2017]||Invitation for Bids||Closed||18 Jan 2018||21 Feb 2018|
|Loan No. 40648-IND: Infrastructure Development Investment Program for Tourism - Tranche 4 [IDIPT/TN/T4/ICB/02/2017]||Invitation for Bids||Closed||05 Jan 2018||01 Mar 2018|
|Loan No. 40648-IND: Infrastructure Development Investment Program for Tourism - Tranche 4 [IDIPT/TN/T4/ICB/01/2017]||Invitation for Bids||Closed||07 Dec 2017||28 Feb 2018|
|IND: Infrastructure Development Investment Program for Tourism – Tranche 4||Advance Notice||Active||28 Sep 2017|
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