|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.