The Asian Development Bank is working with the Government of Rajasthan to lay the groundwork for badly needed urban service upgrades in secondary towns near the provincial capital, Jaipur. ADB's transaction technical assistance will support due diligence and other preparatory work needed to rollout the program, which will target water, sanitation and other service improvements.
|Project Name||Preparing the Rajasthan Secondary Towns Development Investment Program|
|Project Type / Modality of Assistance||Technical Assistance
|Source of Funding / Amount||
|Strategic Agendas||Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
|Drivers of Change||Gender Equity and Mainstreaming
Governance and capacity development
|Sector / Subsector||
Water and other urban infrastructure and services / Urban sewerage - Urban water supply
|Gender Equity and Mainstreaming||Effective gender mainstreaming|
|Description||The transaction technical assistance (TRTA) will help the GOR prepare the proposed investment program. The TRTA will carry out due diligence on technical, economic, financial, governance, safeguards, gender, poverty, social, natural hazard and climate resilience aspects for the ensuing investment program. The TRTA will enhance project readiness by assisting the GOR in undertaking advance actions, including identification of lands for project facilities. The GOR has taken advance actions of preparing detailed project reports (DPRs) and bidding documents for the subprojects under the RSTDIP. The TRTA will assist in the preparation of a sector assessment, road maps, and investment plan, and a pre-feasibility study for future projects.|
|Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy||Assisting the target secondary towns along the capital city, Jaipur, is an integral part of investment program preparation, without which the program implementation may face significant start-up delays. The TRTA is synchronized to maximize knowledge transfer and suggest the ways to suitably coordinate with ongoing and other proposed projects in water and wastewater sectors in Rajasthan.|
|Description of Outcome|
|Progress Toward Outcome|
|Description of Project Outputs|
|Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)|
|Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects|
|Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation|
|During Project Design||The PPTA consultant will carry out due diligence of the subprojects on social and gender issues and prepare the documents required for processing of the Project, and taking advance actions in accordance with ADB's guidelines. The consultant, together with the executing agency and implementing agency, will prepare gender and social inclusion action plan, and stakeholder consultation strategy for the investment program in accordance with ADB's Guidelines.|
|During Project Implementation||The investment program will prepare a consultation and participation plan focusing on (i) identification of stakeholders and target groups, and baseline surveys; (ii) key message selection and use of information, education, and communication programs; and (iii) outreach to communities, schools, slums, and workers through various media and consultation activities for sharing information and obtaining feedback to refine the investment program design and implementation, as appropriate. The GESI action plan will ensure the participation of women and socially excluded groups in the investment program. Key stakeholders include the executing and implementing agencies of the GOR, nongovernment organizations, community-based organizations, and the local residents including the poor, women, children, students, media, and the local political and public representatives.|
The consultant team will be composed of international and national consultants. All consultants will work collectively as a team in developing all outputs. The consulting services required for the TRTA will include expertise in: (i) Water Supply; (ii) Nonrevenue Water Reduction; (iii) Wastewater; (iv) Wastewater Treatment; (v) Procurement; (vi) Financial Management; (vii) Economics; (viii) Environmental Safeguards; (ix) Social Safeguards; (x) Institutional Development; (xi) Communication; and (xii) Private Sector and Public Private Partnerships. The consultants will work under the overall guidance of the ADB project officer and project director, RUIDP, and will be recruited under one package (firm) using the quality- and cost-based method of selection with a standard quality-cost ratio of 80:20.
In addition to the firm, a few individual consultants may also be recruited as necessary to provide support to enhance project readiness and expedite project start-up activities. They will undertake training of relevant officials involved in the project, and assist the executing agency and implementation agency in undertaking advance contracting for civil works and loan consultants for the project.
|Responsible ADB Officer||Pokhrel, Neeta|
|Responsible ADB Department||South Asia Department|
|Responsible ADB Division||Urban Development and Water Division, SARD|
Rajasthan Urban Infrastructure Development Project
AVS Building, JLN Marg, Jawahar Circle,
Malviya Nagar, Jaipur-17
|Approval||09 Jul 2017|
|Last Review Mission||-|
|Last PDS Update||21 Sep 2018|
|Approval||Signing Date||Effectivity Date||Closing|
|09 Jul 2017||30 Aug 2017||30 Aug 2017||30 Jun 2018||30 Nov 2019||-|
|Financing Plan/TA Utilization||Cumulative Disbursements|
|1,300,000.00||0.00||0.00||0.00||0.00||0.00||1,300,000.00||09 Jul 2017||304,447.48|
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|Title||Document Type||Document Date|
|Rajasthan Secondary Towns Development Investment Program: Initial Poverty and Social Analysis||Initial Poverty and Social Analysis||Jul 2017|
|Preparing the Rajasthan Secondary Towns Development Investment Program: Technical Assistance Report||Technical Assistance Reports||Jul 2017|
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|Tender Title||Type||Status||Posting Date||Deadline|
|Environment Specialist||Individual - Consulting||Closed||02 Aug 2018||08 Aug 2018|
|Social Safeguards Specialist||Individual - Consulting||Closed||18 Apr 2018||24 Apr 2018|
|Procurement Specialist||Individual - Consulting||Closed||22 Mar 2018||28 Mar 2018|
|Project Management and Water Supply Specialist||Individual - Consulting||Closed||22 Mar 2018||28 Mar 2018|
|Financial Specialist||Individual - Consulting||Closed||20 Mar 2018||26 Mar 2018|
|Contract Title||Approval Number||Contract Date||Contractor||Contractor Address||Executing Agency||Contract Description||Total Contract Amount (US$)||Contract Amount Financed by ADB (US$)|
|Project Preparatory||Technical Assistance 9339||15 Jun 2018||NJS CONSULTANTS CO., LTD.(JAPAN) in association with NJS Engineers India Pvt. Ltd(INDIA)||9-15, KAIGAN, 1-CHOME MINATO-KU,105 TOKYO, JAPAN||Rajasthan Urban Infrastructure Development Project||Consulting Services||753,566.00||—|
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