Although the technical feasibility study was undertaken under the ongoing loan, a project preparatory technical assistance (PPTA) is necessary in order to carry out due diligence on technical, economic, financial, governance, poverty and social, and safeguards for the ensuing loan. The PPTA is also required to explore the public-private partnership (PPP) and propose the most viable alternative for PPP with specific institutional, legal, and financial arrangements for improving the service delivery of water supply in Dhaka.
|Project Name||Khilkhet Water Treatment Plant|
|Project Type / Modality of Assistance||Technical Assistance
|Source of Funding / Amount||
|Strategic Agendas||Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
|Drivers of Change||Private sector development
|Sector / Subsector||
Water and other urban infrastructure and services - Urban water supply
|Gender Equity and Mainstreaming||Effective gender mainstreaming|
|Description||Although the technical feasibility study was undertaken under the ongoing loan, a project preparatory technical assistance (PPTA) is necessary in order to carry out due diligence on technical, economic, financial, governance, poverty and social, and safeguards for the ensuing loan. The PPTA is also required to explore the public-private partnership (PPP) and propose the most viable alternative for PPP with specific institutional, legal, and financial arrangements for improving the service delivery of water supply in Dhaka.|
|Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy||The PPTA will produce a complete feasibility study of the ensuing project that satisfies the requirements of ADB and the government. The PPTA will also enhance project readiness and contribute to smooth start-up of the ensuing loan, by assisting the government and Dhaka Water Supply and Sewerage Authority (DWASA), the executing agency of the project, in undertaking advance actions.|
|Description of Outcome||tbd|
|Progress Toward Outcome|
|Description of Project Outputs||tbd|
|Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)|
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
|Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation|
|During Project Design||During the first 7 months of the TA, the design of the project will be formulated and mutually agreed upon between the government and ADB. Tasks during this period will include (i) review of the existing studies particularly the feasibility study of the project including land requirements; (ii) undertaking additional surveys as needed to verify and strengthen the findings in the feasibility study and project rationale; (iii) assessment of the institutional capacity and financial status of DWASA including progress review of the capacity development programs and financial projections over next 20 years; (iv) finalization of the project technical scope; (v) financial and economic analyses in accordance with ADB requirements; (vi) assessment of various alternatives of the PPP in the investment and operation and maintenance (O&M), and recommendation of the most appropriate modality with clear financial and legal structure and risk allocation; (vii) social and poverty analysis, including preparation of a gender action plan; (viii) preparation of required safeguard documents; (ix) assessment of governance risks in the areas of financial management, procurement, and corruption, and development of risk mitigation measures based on the assessment; (x) review of the sewerage master plan of DWASA and identification of the scope of work in the ensuing project; and (xi) proposal of implementation schedule, procurement plan, detailed cost estimates and financing plan, as well as required consultants' inputs and outline scope of work under the ensuing project.|
|During Project Implementation||
The TA will be implemented over 34 months, from June 2012 to end-March 2015. DWASA will be the executing agency for the TA. An existing PMU under the ongoing loan will take charge of supervising the TA work, with appointment of a TA coordinator appointed from deputy project director of PMU. A steering committee, chaired by the secretary of Local Government Division under the Ministry of Local Government, Rural Development and Cooperatives, will be established to provide overall policy guidance for the PPTA. Its membership will include DWASA, North Dhaka City Corporation, Roads and Highway Department, Economic Relations Division and Finance Division of the Ministry of Finance, Local Government Engineering Department, and RAJUK. The government will provide (i) all relevant documents, data, statistics, information, and maps that are available at the disposal of the government; (ii) qualified counterpart staff, including their field per diem and field transportation; (iii) a TA coordinator and an executive engineer, both from PMU, to be assigned before the mobilization of the consultants; (iv) office accommodation and office equipment, including desks, chairs, and local communication; and (v) logistical assistance for the workshops and seminars, including venue provision and identifying and sending invites to participants. The equipment procured under the TA will be handed over to DWASA at the end of the TA. Disbursements under the TA will be made in accordance with ADB's Technical Assistance Disbursement Handbook (2010, as amended from time to time).
PPTA final report was produced and posted to ADB website. The TA consultants are assisting DWASA in conducting bidding for the design-build-operate package.
|Consulting Services||The TA will require about 56 person-months of consulting services (20 international and 36 national). A team of consultants will be recruited under one package using the quality- and cost-based method of selection with a standard quality-cost ratio of 80:20 in accordance with ADB's Guidelines on the Use of Consultants (2010, as amended from time to time). A simplified technical proposal will be used for the selection of a firm. A small number of individual consultants will be additionally engaged to undertake safeguards due diligence and enhance project readiness and expedite project implementation, on an as-needed basis.|
|Responsible ADB Officer||Matsunaga, Akira|
|Responsible ADB Department||South Asia Department|
|Responsible ADB Division||Urban Development and Water Division, SARD|
Dhaka Water Supply and Sewerage Authority
98 Kazi Nazrul Islam Avenue,
|Fact Finding||15 Jan 2012 to 16 Jan 2012|
|Approval||21 Feb 2012|
|Last Review Mission||-|
|Last PDS Update||26 Sep 2014|
|Approval||Signing Date||Effectivity Date||Closing|
|21 Feb 2012||24 Jul 2012||24 Jul 2012||31 Mar 2014||30 Jun 2016||-|
|Financing Plan/TA Utilization||Cumulative Disbursements|
|900,000.00||500,000.00||100,000.00||0.00||0.00||0.00||1,500,000.00||21 Feb 2012||1,390,583.39|
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|Title||Document Type||Document Date|
|Preparing the Khilkhet Water Treatment Plant Project: Consultant's Report||Consultants' Reports||Apr 2014|
|Dhaka Environmentally Sustainable Water Supply Project: Roadshow Brochure and Information Note||Documents Produced Under Grant/Loans/TA||Feb 2014|
|Preparing the Khilkhet Water Treatment Plant Project||Technical Assistance Reports||Jun 2013|
Safeguard Documents See also: Safeguards
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