42459-013: Local Government Enhancement Sector Project | Asian Development Bank

Sri Lanka: Local Government Enhancement Sector Project

Sovereign (Public) Project | 42459-013 Status: Active

ADB is helping Sri Lanka enhance basic infrastructure and services in less-developed areas of seven provinces. The project will improve roads and bridges, water supply and sanitation, drainage, and solid waste management. It will build or enhance health care centers, public markets, and other facilities. The project will also strengthen the capacity of local governments.

Project Details

Project Officer
Jayasundara, Herathbanda South Asia Department Request for information
Country
  • Sri Lanka
Sector
  • Water and other urban infrastructure and services
 
Project Name Local Government Enhancement Sector Project
Project Number 42459-013
Country Sri Lanka
Project Status Active
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Loan
Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
Loan 2790-SRI: Local Government Enhancement Sector Project (formerly Lagging Local Authorities Infrastructure Development)
concessional ordinary capital resources lending / Asian Development Fund US$ 52.18 million
TA 7877-SRI: Local Government Service Enhancement
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 540,000.00
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Governance and capacity development
Sector / Subsector

Transport - Urban roads and traffic management

Water and other urban infrastructure and services - Other urban services - Urban policy, institutional and capacity development - Urban sanitation - Urban solid waste management - Urban water supply

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Effective gender mainstreaming
Description The project will improve the effective delivery of local infrastructure and services by local authorities in less-developed areas of Sri Lanka. Under the project, about 100 local authorities selected in seven provinces (excluding the Northern and Eastern provinces), whose reform plans are reviewed and confirmed by the government, will implement subprojects for roads and bridges, water supply and sanitation, drainage, solid waste management, and other basic facilities, including building or enhancing health-care centers and public markets. The project will support the institutional strengthening of the local authorities for improved and sustainable service delivery through business process reengineering and the development of their information technology (IT) systems.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy

The government's development policy framework highlights the need for balanced regional development to ensure that every household in Sri Lanka benefits equally from economic development.

It stresses the need to channel more resources to the poorer segments of the population to rectify rural urban imbalances and improve access to social and economic infrastructure including transport, drinking water supply, and public health care.

While the urban population is growing at 3.0% per annum and is expected to encompass half the country's total population by 2016, there is a large infrastructure deficit in peri-urban and small townships in rural areas.

Current local service deficiencies include (i) intermittent or limited water supply services in many townships; (ii) dilapidated local roads that hamper connectivity and economic and social activities; (iii) haphazard solid waste management that includes a lack of suitable landfill sites, causing nuisance and public health risks; (iv) limited primary health-care facilities; (v) inadequate drainage, causing waterlogging in township areas; and (vi) inadequate public market facilities that hinder local economic activity.

While poverty affects the general population in lagging regions, the economic and social activities of women are severely constrained by poor infrastructure and services. Poverty is concentrated in areas where connectivity to towns and markets is relatively low.

Improving infrastructure and service delivery standards in these areas is constrained by the limited financial, technical, and management capacity of local authorities responsible for local service delivery under a decentralized administrative system.

Impact Local authorities' capacity financially and technically strengthened in less-developed areas of seven provinces in Sri Lanka
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome Improved local infrastructure and services delivered effectively by local authorities.
Progress Toward Outcome

Loan closing date extended up to 30 June 2017 to complete the water supply projects for kidney disease affected areas funded from loan savings.

(i) New systems and processes introduced:

a) Reform plans and solid waste management plans prepared for all pradeshiya sabhas and implementation in progress. 86% reforms activities planned implemented.

b) Guidelines and circulars for Business process re-engineering recommendations approved by the Ministry and National Steering Committee. All pradeshiya sabha staff trained on implementation ePureaNeguma.

c) A front office rationalization effort using IT has been introduced in all pradeshiya sabhas. Following are the modules: (i) Issues of Receipts and Forms; (ii) Complaint Management System; (iii) Application Tracking System; (iv) Computerized Rates module with mCash facility; (v) Library Management. Software installed in all project pradeshiya sabhas. mCash facility installed in 50 Pradeshiya sabhas. A revised version of the software is being prepared attending all the issues during the use of software and will be ready by end October 2016 and all the PSs will be updated in the Pradeshiya Sabhas by December 2016.

(ii) Travel time reduced due to improvement of roads in all PSs which implemented road projects.

(iii) All water supply projects to cover atleast 20% additional House hold connections to the existing coverage.

(iv) Out of 184 civil work packages, 140 works completed.

Overall Physical Progress of the Project 93% and Overall Financial Progress is 93.32%.

Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs

1. Improved local infrastructure and basic services delivery.

2. Advanced local government policy reform and strengthened capacity.

3. Project management and administration supported.

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

Consultants hired for support.

All key positions appointed by 30 April 2012.

Yes, the last report covering 1st quarter of 2016 submitted.

Yes, collection of details in progress.

Yes, trained.

More than 50% local authorities have women representation in planning committee. Target Achieved.

Original target was revised by a minor change. All water supply works in progress.

6673 households being covered in 15 local authorities under original subprojects and in addition water supply schemes for 7 Local Authorities are implemented recently in CKD affected areas.

Output will be achieved more than 100 % of target.

Solid Waste Management Action Plans for all the Local Authorities (108) prepared. Approved and implementation in progress, the monitoring activities continue.

Home compost bins being supplied to more than 40 PSs

Original target was revised by a minor change. 25km of road works completed. Target achieved.

Original target was revised by a minor change. 25 health care centers completed. Target achieved.

Original target was revised by a minor change. All weekly fairs completed.

10 maternity centres completed. Remaining in progress. Target achieved.

All toilets constructed under the toilets have separate toilets for men, women and arrangements for physically challenged. All toilets completed.

The TA consultants completed the work, the EA has approved it.

The TA consultants completed the work, the EA has approved it.

A simple software introduced for the LAs to achieve the objective and it is on going. This implementation was observed during the MTR by ADB.

Geographical Location
Safeguard Categories
Environment B
Involuntary Resettlement B
Indigenous Peoples B
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
Environmental Aspects The subproject selection criteria limits negative safeguards impacts through avoidance and minimization measures. Subprojects will have positive environmental benefits, improving the local authorities environment and public health. Potential adverse environmental impacts are mostly related to construction impacts which are temporary. Environmental assessment and review framework has been prepared.
Involuntary Resettlement The subproject selection criteria limits negative safeguards impacts through avoidance and minimization measures. No significant involuntary resettlement impacts are anticipated. Resettlement framework has been prepared.
Indigenous Peoples The subproject selection criteria limits negative safeguards impacts through avoidance and minimization measures. No significant indigenous peoples impacts are anticipated. Indigenous peoples planning framework has been prepared.
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design Focus group discussions and workshops will be held during project preparation. Representatives of nongovernment organizations and community-based organizations will be invited to the workshops.
During Project Implementation Stakeholder participation and consultation have continued during project implementation. A consultation and participation plan has been prepared.
Business Opportunities
Consulting Services QCBS - 2,142 person-months - $6.6 million (total)
Procurement

International competitive bidding - 1 contract - $1.4 million

National competitive bidding - About 200 contracts - $44.2 million (total)

Responsible ADB Officer Jayasundara, Herathbanda
Responsible ADB Department South Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Sri Lanka Resident Mission
Executing Agencies
Ministry of Provincial Councils & Local Government
[email protected]
330 Union Place, Colombo 2
Sri Lanka
Timetable
Concept Clearance -
Fact Finding -
MRM 21 Jul 2011
Approval 29 Sep 2011
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 14 Mar 2017

Loan 2790-SRI

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
29 Sep 2011 21 Oct 2011 29 Nov 2011 31 Dec 2015 30 Jun 2017 -
Financing Plan Loan Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 61.95 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 52.18 29 Sep 2011 51.39 0.00 98%
Counterpart 9.77 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 29 Sep 2011 50.82 0.00 97%
Status of Covenants
Category Sector Safeguards Social Financial Economic Others
Rating - - - Satisfactory - -

TA 7877-SRI

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
29 Sep 2011 20 Dec 2011 20 Dec 2011 31 Mar 2015 - -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
540,000.00 0.00 100,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 640,000.00 29 Sep 2011 468,923.28
Status of Covenants
Category Sector Safeguards Social Financial Economic Others
Rating - - - Satisfactory - -

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Title Document Type Document Date
Local Government Enhancement Sector Project: Procurement Plan Procurement Plans Jun 2017
Amendment to the Loan Agreement for Loan 3431-SRI: Local Government Enhancement Sector Project - Additional Financing Loan Agreement (Special Operations) Apr 2017
Loan Agreement (Special Operations) for Loan 3431-SRI: Local Government Enhancement Sector Project - Additional Financing Loan Agreement (Special Operations) Nov 2016
Local Government Enhancement Sector Project (Additional Financing): Project Administration Manual Project/Program Administration Manual Sep 2016
Local Government Enhancement Sector Project (Additional Financing): Gender Action Plan Gender Action Plans Sep 2016
Local Government Enhancement Sector Project (Additional Financing): Report and Recommendation of the President Reports and Recommendations of the President Sep 2016
Local Government Enhancement Sector Project (Additional Financing): Procurement Plan Procurement Plans Jul 2016
Local Government Enhancement Sector Project: Progress Report (January-March 2016) Executing Agency Progress Reports Apr 2016
Local Government Enhancement Sector Project: Progress Report (October-December 2015) Executing Agency Progress Reports Jan 2016
Local Government Enhancement Sector Project: Progress Report (July-September 2015) Executing Agency Progress Reports Oct 2015
Local Government Enhancement Sector Project: Progress Report (January-March 2013) Executing Agency Progress Reports Jun 2013
Local Government Enhancement Sector Project: Progress Report (October-December 2012) Executing Agency Progress Reports Feb 2013
Loan Agreement (Special Operations) for Local Government Enhancement Sector Project between Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka and Asian Development Bank dated 21 October 2011 Loan Agreement (Special Operations) Oct 2011
Local Government Enhancement Sector Project Gender Action Plans Sep 2011
Local Government Enhancement Sector Project Reports and Recommendations of the President Sep 2011
Local Government Enhancement Sector Project Summary Poverty Reduction and Social Strategies Sep 2011
Local Government Enhancement Sector Project: Project Administration Manual Project/Program Administration Manual Aug 2011
Local Government Enhancement Sector Project Design and Monitoring Frameworks Aug 2011

Safeguard Documents See also: Safeguards

Safeguard documents provided at the time of project/facility approval may also be found in the list of linked documents provided with the Report and Recommendation of the President.

Title Document Type Document Date
Local Government Enhancement Sector Project: Environmental Monitoring Report (July-December 2016) Environmental Monitoring Reports Jan 2017
Local Government Enhancement Sector Project: Social Monitoring Report (July-December 2016) Social Monitoring Reports Jan 2017
Local Government Enhancement Sector Project: Environmental Monitoring Report (January-June 2016) Environmental Monitoring Reports Aug 2016
Local Government Enhancement Sector Project: Social Monitoring Report (January-June 2016) Social Monitoring Reports Aug 2016
Local Government Enhancement Sector Project (Additional Financing): Minneriya Water Treatment Plant Improvement Land Acquisition and Resettlement Due Diligence Report Safeguards Due Diligence Reports Apr 2016
Local Government Enhancement Sector Project (Additional Financing): Water Supply Extension to Uththupitiya Land Acquisition and Resettlement Due Diligence Report Safeguards Due Diligence Reports Apr 2016
Local Government Enhancement Sector Project (Additional Financing): Resettlement Framework Resettlement Frameworks Apr 2016
Local Government Enhancement Sector Project (Additional Financing): Bendiwewa Water Supply Scheme Land Acquisition and Resettlement Due Diligence Report Safeguards Due Diligence Reports Apr 2016
Local Government Enhancement Sector Project (Additional Financing): Indigenous Peoples Planning Framework Indigenous Peoples Planning Frameworks/Indigenous Peoples Development Frameworks Apr 2016
Local Government Enhancement Sector Project (Additional Financing): Minneriya Water Treatment Plant Subproject Initial Environmental Examination Initial Environmental Examination Mar 2016
Local Government Enhancement Sector Project (Additional Financing): Uththupitiya Water Supply Subproject Initial Environmental Examination Initial Environmental Examination Mar 2016
Local Government Enhancement Sector Project (Additional Financing): Environmental Assessment and Review Framework Environmental Assessment and Review Framework Mar 2016
Local Government Enhancement Sector Project (Additional Financing): Bendiwewa Water Supply Subproject Initial Environmental Examination Initial Environmental Examination Mar 2016
Local Government Enhancement Sector Project: Environmental Monitoring Report (July-December 2015) Environmental Monitoring Reports Dec 2015
Local Government Enhancement Project: Resettlement Framework (as of Board approval) Resettlement Frameworks Jul 2011
Local Government Enhancement Project - Kolonna Water Supply Subproject (Draft) Initial Environmental Examination Jul 2011
Local Government Enhancement Project: Draft Resettlement Framework Resettlement Frameworks Jul 2011
Local Government Enhancement Project - Kolonna Solid Waste Management Subproject Initial Environmental Examination (Draft) Initial Environmental Examination Jun 2011
Local Government Enhancement Project - Neluwa Roads Subproject Initial Environmental Examination (Draft) Initial Environmental Examination Jun 2011
Local Government Enhancement Project: Indigenous Peoples Planning Framework (as of Board approval) Indigenous Peoples Planning Frameworks/Indigenous Peoples Development Frameworks Jun 2011
Local Government Enhancement Project: Environmental Assessment and Review Framework (as of Board approval) Environmental Assessment and Review Framework Jun 2011
Local Government Enhancement Project (Draft) Indigenous Peoples Planning Frameworks/Indigenous Peoples Development Frameworks Jun 2011
Local Government Enhancement Project Environmental Assessment and Review Framework Jun 2011
Local Government Enhancement Project: Initial Environmental Examination (as of Board approval) Initial Environmental Examination Jun 2011

Evaluation Documents See also: Independent Evaluation

None currently available.

Related Publications

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