India: MFF - Jammu and Kashmir Urban Sector Development Investment Program (Facility Concept)

Sovereign Project | 41116-013

To improve basic services Jammu and Srinagar to Indian and State standards in a staged manner. Will benefit an estimated 2.5 million persons. ADB's investment program will be prepared in close coordination with the Government's ongoing Jawahal Lal Nehru Urban Renewal Mission (JNNURM).

The project was prepared as a multitranche finance facility (MFF).

Project Name MFF - Jammu and Kashmir Urban Sector Development Investment Program (Facility Concept)
Project Number 41116-013
Country / Economy India
Project Status Closed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Loan
Source of Funding / Amount
MFF Facility Concept 0012-IND: MFF - Jammu and Kashmir Urban Sector Development Investment Program (Facility Concept)
Ordinary capital resources US$ 300.00 million
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Gender Equity and Mainstreaming
Sector / Subsector

Water and other urban infrastructure and services / Transport policies and institutional development

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Effective gender mainstreaming
Description

To improve basic services Jammu and Srinagar to Indian and State standards in a staged manner. Will benefit an estimated 2.5 million persons. ADB's investment program will be prepared in close coordination with the Government's ongoing Jawahal Lal Nehru Urban Renewal Mission (JNNURM).

The project was prepared as a multitranche finance facility (MFF).

Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy The proposed investment program will foster economic revival in J&K, where trade, services, and tourism are the principal drivers of the economy. Low investment in asset creation and in operation and maintenance (O&M) and lack of structured institutional systems constrain growth in J&K. The state government intends to promote economic growth through better service, public health, and environmental conditions by investing in urban infrastructure and improving the management capabilities of its line agencies and the participating cities and towns. The core strategy is to provide investment funds in a prioritised manner, building on the infrastructure rehabilitation being carried out under the ongoing loan (2151-IND: Multisector Project for Infrastructure Rehabilitation in J&K), with planned expansion in tandem with urban governance improvements and reforms. The state needs to balance progress on reforms, priority infrastructure investments, and private sector investment particularly in trade and tourism. A sector loan with an MFF offers the borrower the flexibility of basing investment decisions on priorities and constraints defined in the sector policy and master plans. The subsector master plans being developed as part of the ongoing loan will form the basis for investments made under the Facility.
Impact Sustainable economic growth through the provision of urban infrastructure services and the promotion of urban management improvement in Jammu and Srinagar.
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome Improved living environment and employment opportunities for the 2.4 million people living in Srinagar, Jammu and other participating towns with tourism flow, and Improved capacities of participating institutions in managing sector reforms and service delivery.
Progress Toward Outcome
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs

Water supply system constructed.

Development of underground sewerage system and supply of sanitation of maintenance equipment.

Municipal solid waste processing and treatment with development of sanitary landfill sites.

Road and junction capacity augmentation and road safety improvements.

Capacity building and Institutional Development.

Implemented investment program for other municipal/urban infrstracture.

GIS created.

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

Project 1 (Loan 2331-IND) is ongoing and please refer to the PID of Loan 2331 for the status of implementation.

Project 2 (Loan 2925-IND) and Project 3 (Loan 3132-IND) are ongoing and please refer to the PIDs for Loan 2925 and Loan 3132 for the status of implementation.

Geographical Location
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
Environmental Aspects The implementation has no issue.
Involuntary Resettlement The implementation is on track in line with RP.
Indigenous Peoples Not applicable
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design The project and the four infrastructure investment subprojects have been presented at public meetings in both Srinagar and Jammu explaining the possible social and environmental impacts and the actions built into the design and construction to mitigate any adverse impacts. Meetings have also been held with affected persons related to each subproject to explain the social and environmental safeguards and entitlements under the project.
During Project Implementation Stakeholder communication strategy and consultation and participation plan were developed at the time of approval for Loan 2925 and Loan 3132. The implementation is ongoing in line with the strategy and the plan.
Business Opportunities
Consulting Services Design and Supervision Consultants (DSC) for Jammu and Project Support Consultants mobilized. ERA is in process of finalizing the contract for DSC Kashmir region
Procurement To be determined. Procurement will be carried out in accordance with ADB's Guidelines for Procurement following international and local competitive bidding procedures acceptable to ADB
Responsible ADB Officer Kaneko, Atsushi
Responsible ADB Department South Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Urban Development and Water Division, SARD
Timetable
Concept Clearance 10 May 2005
Fact Finding 14 Jun 2006 to 22 Jun 2006
MRM 15 Sep 2006
Approval 31 May 2007
Last Review Mission -
PDS Creation Date 12 Aug 2008
Last PDS Update 19 Aug 2015

MFF Facility Concept 0012-IND

Financing Plan Loan Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 300.00 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 300.00 - 0.00 0.00 %
Counterpart 0.00 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 - 0.00 0.00 %

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