Nepal : Bagmati River Basin Improvement Project

Sovereign Project | 43448-013

The Bagmati River Basin Improvement Project aims to improve water security and resilience to potential climate change impact in the Bagmati River Basin. The project will complement ongoing efforts of the Government of Nepal and civil society to improve water management and the river environment in the Bagmati River Basin (BRB). The project will invest in forming a river basin organization with adequate capacity and decision support systems for integrated water resources management (IWRM). It will finance the construction of upstream water storage, riverbed oxygenating weirs, riverbank beautification, and community initiatives to improve the river environment in Kathmandu Valley

The impact will be increased water security in the BRB. The outcome will be improved river health and flood management. The project is the first attempt in Nepal to apply the concept and principles of IWRM since its adoption under the 2005 National Water Plan.

Project Details

  • Project Officer
    Rana, Arun S.
    Sectors Group
    Request for information
  • Country/Economy
    Nepal
  • Modality
  • Sector
    • Agriculture, natural resources and rural development
Project Name
Bagmati River Basin Improvement Project
Project Number
43448-013
Country / Economy
  • Nepal
Project Status
Active
Project Type / Modality of Assistance
  • Grant
  • Loan
  • Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
Grant 0367-NEP: Bagmati River Basin Improvement Project
Source Amount
Asian Development Fund US$ 4.50 million
Loan 3057-NEP: Bagmati River Improvement Project
Source Amount
Asian Development Fund US$ 25.50 million
TA 8500-NEP: Institutional and Legal Support for Improved Water Management Systems in Nepal and Formation of the Bagmati River Basin Organization
Source Amount
Water Innovation Trust Fund US$ 500,000.00
TA 8500-NEP: Institutional and Legal Support for Improved Water Management Systems in Nepal and Formation of the Bagmati River Basin Organization (Supplementary)
Source Amount
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 500,000.00
Loan 3816-NEP: Bagmati River Basin Improvement - Additional Financing
Source Amount
Concessional ordinary capital resources lending US$ 63.00 million
TA 9803-NEP: Capacity Building of the Bagmati River Basin Water Management Institutions
Source Amount
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 600,000.00
Strategic Agendas
  • Environmentally sustainable growth
  • Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change
  • Gender Equity and Mainstreaming
  • Governance and capacity development
  • Partnerships
Sector / Subsector
  • Agriculture, natural resources and rural development / Rural flood protection - Water-based natural resources management

Gender
Effective gender mainstreaming
Description

The Bagmati River Basin Improvement Project aims to improve water security and resilience to potential climate change impact in the Bagmati River Basin. The project will complement ongoing efforts of the Government of Nepal and civil society to improve water management and the river environment in the Bagmati River Basin (BRB). The project will invest in forming a river basin organization with adequate capacity and decision support systems for integrated water resources management (IWRM). It will finance the construction of upstream water storage, riverbed oxygenating weirs, riverbank beautification, and community initiatives to improve the river environment in Kathmandu Valley

The impact will be increased water security in the BRB. The outcome will be improved river health and flood management. The project is the first attempt in Nepal to apply the concept and principles of IWRM since its adoption under the 2005 National Water Plan.

The project focuses on priority issues selected by the basin stakeholders from the basin strategic investment road map. The road map is based on the 2009 Bagmati Action Plan and further consultations with basin stakeholders. The project has five outputs:

(i)Established systems and capacity for integrated and participatory river basin management. Activities include (a) provide legal and institutional strengthening for IWRM and formation of a river basin organization (RBO), (b) mobilize basin stakeholders, (c) build capacity for increasing RBO competence, (d) establish a central water resources information system including a decision support system and an operating water quality monitoring network, and (e) prepare a 15-year participatory integrated river basin master plan.

(ii)Improved riverbank environment in urban areas. Activities include (a) remove contaminated riverbed material; (b) construct weirs and provide phyto-remediation to enhance the river's self-cleaning capacity; (c) stabilize and beautify the riverbank; (d) mobilize, raise awareness, and build capacity of local government and communities for riverbank management and maintenance; and (e) collaborate with the private sector, which has expressed interest in setting up recreational businesses along the riverbanks through publicprivate partnerships or finance maintenance as part of social corporate activities.

(iii)Increased water availability in the basin during the dry season and watershed conservation. Activities include (a) construct an 861,000 cubic meters (m3) Dhap dam and complete detail design of the 8 million m3 Nagmati dam, (b) provide rooftop rainwater harvesting and groundwater recharge, and (c) implement upstream watershed management.

(iv)Functioning flood forecasting and early warning system for the Bagmati River Basin. Activities include (a) upgrade the existing flood forecasting system,

(b) install a flood early warning system, and (c) increase community awareness and build capacity for flood response.

(v)Efficient project management with effective stakeholder communication. Activities include (a) establish competent project management and project implementation units, (b) undertake timely procurement and disbursement, and (c) implement the project communication strategy and monitoring.

Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy

The Bagmati River holds a special place in the national culture. It is considered as a holy river and counts many cremation ghats and temples of great cultural value along its bank that attracts scores of Hindu devotees from all over the world who traditionally purify themselves in the holy Bagmati waters. The Bagmati River Basin also has great economic importance as it plays a crucial role in meeting the water supply requirement of the country's capital city and downstream communities, as well as in sustaining irrigated agriculture in the Kathmandu Valley and along the basin.

The rapid and unplanned expansion of Kathmandu City has put tremendous pressure on the water resources of the Bagmati River Basin. In the absence of appropriate sewage collection and waste water treatment plants, the river has become the main collector drain. Solid waste deposited on the river banks also further deteriorates the river environment. Rapid urbanization has put tremendous pressure on the valley water supply distribution. During dry season, around 80% of the Bagmati River flow is diverted for domestic use leaving very little flow for irrigation and other sectors including environment. As demand could not be met from surface water, a large part is supplied from the groundwater table. The quantity extracted is estimated to be 4 to 5 times higher than the natural recharge and has caused the water table to retreat by to 35 meters (m) in only 20 years. The situation is further aggravated by (i) the conversion of the recharge areas into residential areas, (ii) lowering river stream and sand mining leading to riverbed deepening, and (iii) upstream catchment degradation. As it exits the city, the river is biologically dead and made of heavily polluted sewage water that potentially endangers the downstream water users' health.

Aside from the problems inherited from Kathmandu, the middle reach of the basin with steep slopes and degraded watersheds is prone to severe landslides and floods which threaten both infrastructure and settlements, cause increased rural poverty and are the source of heavy sedimentation for the lower reach. In the lower reach, where the river enters the Terai plain, frequent floods and river bank erosion become the main threat to people's livelihoods. The 1993 flood alone claimed 789 lives, affected 30,200 people and caused tremendous damage to houses and public infrastructure. Similarly, potential exists to improve irrigation through the development of conjunctive groundwater use and more efficient irrigation technologies.

Competing and uncontrolled use of water in the basin has an increasing negative impact on its overall sustainable development. Plans to improve Kathmandu's water supply from the Bagmati River Basin water sources were developed without consideration for downstream users and environmental flow. Flood protection works and irrigation development are also planned in isolation of other sector requirements. Similarly, discharge of urban waste water effluent, groundwater extraction, sand mining, and solid waste disposal in the river are not regulated. The strong civil society movement and the public's general interest in the restoration of the Bagmati River is potentially a strong asset for improving many of these fundamental problems. Strangely however, they were little considered in the planning and design of past projects intending to address the Bagmati River problems and consequently the expected beneficiaries had little ownership in their successful implementation.

To assist the Government in applying the participatory IWRM approach, the Asian Development Bank (ADB) approved in 2010 TA7547-REG: Supporting Investments in Water Security in River Basins, the objective of which is to (i) build consensus of the basin stakeholders on the possible mandate and structure of a river basin organization (RBO), (ii) build the capacity of stakeholders, (iii) support the formation of a RBO, and (iv) review and expand the Bagmati Action Plan, approved by the Government of Nepal in 2002. The regional technical assistance is being undertaken to prepare the ground for the Bagmati River Basin Improvement Project (BRBIP) and the Kathmandu Valley Urban Environmental Improvement Project (KVUEIP) that are for approval in 2013.

BRBIP together with KVUEIP, which will focus on waste water management, will build on investments that already contribute to improving water security in the basin. These include (i) two ongoing ADB/Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) -financed projects: Loan 1820-NEP: Melamchi Water Supply Project and Loans 2058/2059-NEP: Kathmandu Valley Water Services Sector Development Project amounting to $331 million, and (ii) the ADB-financed $130 million Kathmandu Valley Water Supply Project for approval in 2011. Yet, while these projects focus on water supply and waste water management, BRBIP takes a broader integrated approach that aims to resolve the overall basin water governance issue and ensure more equitable water management and development between upstream/downstream communities, rural/urban communities or between sectors. It will not only introduce IWRM and basin planning but will also address core rural water development issues and complement efforts to improve the river environment.

The Project is consistent with ADB's Nepal country partnership strategy, which aims to support Nepal's peace and development aspirations by promoting the four pillars: (i) broad-based and inclusive economic growth, (ii) inclusive social development, (iii) governance and capacity building, and (iv) climate change adaptation and environmental sustainability. The project is included in the Nepal country operations business plan (COBP) 2011-2013.

Impact

A clean, green, and healthy Bagmati River system that is full of life and valued by all (Bagmati Integrated River Basin Development and Management Plan 20182038)

Project Outcome

Description of Outcome

Improved river health and flood management

Progress Toward Outcome
Activities are ongoing for both the original project and the additional financing.

Implementation Progress

Description of Project Outputs

Established systems and capacity for integrated and participatory river basin management

Improved riverbank environment in urban areas

Increased water availability in the basin during dry season and watershed conservation

Functioning flood forecasting and early warning system for the Bagmati River Basin

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

The IRBDMP for the Bagmati River Basin was prepared and submitted to WECS for approval in June 2018. WECS plans to submit the Bagmati IRBDMP along with river basin plans being prepared for other basins together to the cabinet for approval, expected by June 2022.

Decision Support System developed and handed over to HPCIDBC. Further support to institutionalize the DSS is being provided through TA 9803 with consultant mobilized as of 18 October 2021.

The amendment of the federal Water Resources Act, which would pave the way for the establishment of RBOs is significantly delayed but under finalization process. The draft which was shared for public feedback is not clear on the establishment of an RBO or the authorities of such an apex level body. A high-level committee chaired by joint secretary MOEWRI is reviewing the draft in view of comments received and a revised version is expected to be tabled to Parliament soon.

BRBIP River Beautification Package: overall physical progress around 81.6% and for BRBIP-AF, the overall physical progress 92.1%. RCC structure is completed on 11 weirs; stone cladding is completed in 11 weirs. Finishing and repairing works in some parts of weir cladding is remaining.

Pashupati Regulator: Installation works 95% completed. Testing and commissioning works remaining Gokarna Regulator: 90% completed. Roof work and finishing works remaining.

Historic Monuments: Work continued in all 28 historic monuments in Thapathali Teku area by following archaeological and architectural standards. Package-1 (11 monuments): completed; Package-2 (13 monuments): Completed; Package-3 (4 monuments): Physical progress 95.9%.

Bagmati Beautification Concern Platform (BBCP) established with representatives from 19 wards of 3 municipalities with 41.8% women members and 27.7% socially excluded groups. BBCP has been active in solid waste management. Formation of 19 ward level CSPs completed. Solid waste management training program approved. 21 training on 3R completed with total of 803 participants. Among them 79.33% are female and 20.67% are male.

Asset management plan is being finalized and handover of river beautification is in process. Handover of 11 monuments under BRBIP-AF completed.

Construction of Dhap Dam: overall physical progress: 98.50%; Main dam: 99.5%; Saddle dam 1: 99.5%; Saddle dam 2: 99%; Saddle dam 3: 99%. Remaining works: grouting (100%); Slope correction/muck removal (95%); access road to dam (95%); instrumentation (90%); slope stabilization/ bioengineering around reservoir (95%).

At least 12.5 ha erosion-prone cultivated area in SNNP stabilized with fruit-tree planting and improved cropping practices. 80% households inside SNNP area converted from traditional wood stoves to energy saving stoves.

WWTP contract was awarded on 6 June 2022. The work has been commenced by the contractor. The design of WWTP is under preparation and yet to be approved by the employer. The IEE has been approved by MOUD and the EA to initiate tree cutting process immediately.

Flood forecasting & early warning systems model was developed under TA 8500 and handed over to DHM but is not in operation. Additional support being provided under TA 9803 to bring it into operation. The communities of 25 flood prone villages in Sarlahi & 29 villages in Rauthahut district were trained on community-based flood adaptation program. An NGO will be recruited under BRBIP-AF to strengthen the work achieved under BRBIP with the same communities.

Geographical Location
Bagmati River, Bagmati Zone, Bishnumati Khola, Kathmandu Valley, Kathmandu Valley, Nagmati Khola, Shivapuri, Sundarijal

Safeguard Categories

Environment
A
Involuntary Resettlement
C
Indigenous Peoples
C

Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects

Environmental Aspects
Environmental safeguard performance is generally satisfactory but improvements could be made in terms of site safety measures and overall cleanliness of construction sites. Potential areas prone to landslides and erosion in Dhap Dam and access road require bioengineering interventions.
Involuntary Resettlement
A Social Safeguard Diligence Report (SDDR) along with Corrective Action Plan (CAP) was prepared in January 2021 and has been implemented. An updated Resettlement Plan has been endorsed by the Government in September 2021 and disclosed in the ADB website.
Indigenous Peoples
No IP issues are foreseen to be addressed during the project implementation.

Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation

During Project Design
The project was developed based on the Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM) principle in which ultimate goal is to bring stakeholders to share a common vision of water resource management and development. The achievement of such a goal for the Bagmati River basin required intensive consultation with all the relevant stakeholders (government, non-government, civil societies, academicians, religious groups, private sector) in the form of workshops, focus group discussions (FGDs); technical task force meetings and meetings, which were done at the outset, since October 2010 by RETA 7547: Supporting Investments in Water Security in River Basins. Similar consultations were continued during the PPTA stage with and among various basin stakeholders towards consolidating support for the formation of river basin organization (RBO). There was close interaction between and among ADB, Water and Energy Secretariat (WECS), the High Powered Committee for Integrated Development of Bagmati Civilization (HPCIDBC), the consultants, and other basin stakeholders to create a an institutional proposal for the Bagmati river basin composed of a committee of individual specialists coming from water related governmental and civil society institutions.
During Project Implementation
A participation and institutional strategic plan has been firmed up for L3057/G0367-NEP: BRBIP for participation and institutional strategic plan. Seven key stakeholder, participation, and institutional strategies are envisaged for BRBIP including: (i) a Bagmati RBO (as noted above) that introduces and implements the objectives of IWRM to river restoration, (ii) improved mechanisms for participation and water dialogue, (iii) institutional strengthening and capacity development, (iv) the development of an NGO Platform, (v) a stakeholder communication strategy, (vi) the introduction of knowledge-based decisions, and (vii) a proper legal framework.

Business Opportunities

Consulting Services
A total of 364 person months of consulting services (43 person-months international and 321 person-months national) will be provided to support the PCMU in project management planning and implementation, design review, RBO formation support, Development of an Integrated River Basin Development Management plan, procurement assistance and construction supervision. 97 person-months of consultancy services (25 person-months international and 72 national will be provided to support WECS in establishing a Decision Support System for support to Bagmati RBO formation and preparing the 15 years integrated River Basin Development Master Plan. In addition, a total of 20 person-months (8 international person-months and 12 national person-months) will be provided to upgrade the HPCIDBC water quality monitoring system. Moreover, a total of 31 person-months (9 person-months international and 22 person months national) will be provided to Department of Hydrology and Meteorology and upgrade their existing flood forecasting system and provide operational flood warning dissemination. 12 person months (national) will be provided for independent environmental monitoring and evaluation. Under a TA Grant 22 person-months of individual consultants (international) will be provided to support WECS for RBO formation. Further, an estimated 136 person-months (all national) of NGOs will be provided to assist the PCMU in implementing the Community Awareness and Participation Program and Gender Equality and Social Inclusion (GESI) Action Plan, Rainwater Harvesting and Solid Waste program at household level and Watershed Management in Shivapuri National Park.
Procurement
All procurement of works, goods and services, financed by ADB, will be carried out in accordance with ADBs Procurement Guidelines (2013, as amended from time to time) .International competitive bidding (ICB) procedures will be used for any civil works contract estimated to cost more than $1 million, and any goods contract estimated to cost more than $500,000. National competitive bidding (NCB) procedures will be used for any civil works contract estimated to cost $1 million or less and any goods contract estimated to cost $500,000 or less. Shopping will be used for any civil works or goods contract estimated to cost less than $100,000. Consultants selections and engagements will be carried out in accordance with ADBs Guidelines on the Use of Consultants (2010, as amended from time to time) . ADB will undertake the recruitment of the project management design and supervision consultants (PMDSC) on behalf of the government. The EA retains the responsibility for negotiating and signing the contract with the consultant, issuing the notice to proceed, and supervising the consultant's services (reference: Project Administration Instruction, section 2.05, para. 47). The consulting firms will be engaged using the quality- and cost-based selection (QCBS) method with a standard quality-cost ratio of 90:10. Before the start of any procurement, ADB and the government will review the public procurement laws of the government to ensure consistency with ADBs Procurement Guidelines.

Contact

Responsible ADB Officer
Rana, Arun S.
Responsible ADB Department
Sectors Group
Responsible ADB Division
Agriculture, Food, Nature, and Rural Development Sector Office (SG-AFNR)
Executing Agencies
Ministry of Urban Development

Timetable

Concept Clearance
31 Oct 2013
Fact Finding
16 Apr 2013 to 26 Apr 2013
MRM
18 Jul 2013
Approval
31 Oct 2013
Last Review Mission
-
Last PDS Update
16 Dec 2022

Funding

Grant 0367-NEP

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
31 Oct 2013 06 Mar 2014 08 Apr 2014 29 Feb 2020 31 Dec 2020 03 Nov 2022
Financing Plan
  Total (Amount in US$ million)
Project Cost 4.50
ADB 4.50
Counterpart 0.00
Cofinancing 0.00
Grant Utilization
  Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Cumulative Contract Awards 06 Jun 2024 4.45 0.00 100%
Cumulative Disbursements 06 Jun 2024 4.45 0.00 100%
Status of Covenants
Category Sector Safeguards Social Financial Economic Others
Rating Satisfactory Satisfactory Satisfactory Satisfactory - Satisfactory

Loan 3057-NEP

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
31 Oct 2013 06 Mar 2014 08 Apr 2014 29 Feb 2020 31 Dec 2022 22 Sep 2023
Financing Plan
  Total (Amount in US$ million)
Project Cost 31.50
ADB 25.50
Counterpart 6.00
Cofinancing 0.00
Loan Utilization
  Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Cumulative Contract Awards 06 Jun 2024 23.30 0.00 100%
Cumulative Disbursements 06 Jun 2024 23.30 0.00 100%
Status of Covenants
Category Sector Safeguards Social Financial Economic Others
Rating Satisfactory Satisfactory Satisfactory Satisfactory - Satisfactory

Loan 3816-NEP

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
20 Sep 2019 10 Dec 2019 29 Jan 2020 31 May 2025 - -
Financing Plan
  Total (Amount in US$ million)
Project Cost 78.80
ADB 63.00
Counterpart 15.80
Cofinancing 0.00
Loan Utilization
  Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Cumulative Contract Awards 06 Jun 2024 44.27 0.00 70%
Cumulative Disbursements 06 Jun 2024 24.57 0.00 39%
Status of Covenants
Category Sector Safeguards Social Financial Economic Others
Rating Satisfactory Satisfactory Satisfactory Satisfactory - Satisfactory

TA 8500-NEP

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
31 Oct 2013 15 Apr 2014 15 Apr 2014 31 Oct 2016 31 Jul 2019 25 Nov 2019
Financing Plan/TA Utilization
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
500,000.00 500,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 1,000,000.00
Cumulative Disbursements
Date Amount
06 Jun 2024 723,612.25
Status of Covenants
Category Sector Safeguards Social Financial Economic Others
Rating Satisfactory Satisfactory Satisfactory Satisfactory - Satisfactory

TA 9803-NEP

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
20 Sep 2019 16 Oct 2019 16 Oct 2019 30 Jun 2023 30 Jun 2024 -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
600,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 600,000.00
Cumulative Disbursements
Date Amount
06 Jun 2024 479,154.14
Status of Covenants
Category Sector Safeguards Social Financial Economic Others
Rating Satisfactory Satisfactory Satisfactory Satisfactory - Satisfactory

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Title Document Type Document Date
Bagmati River Basin Improvement - Additional Financing Project: Proactive Integrity Review Proactive Integrity Reviews (PIR) Jan 2024
Bagmati River Basin Improvement Project: Audited Project Financial Statements (17 July 2022-16 July 2023) Audited Project Financial Statements Jan 2024
Bagmati River Basin Improvement Project: Procurement Plan Procurement Plans Jan 2024
Bagmati River Basin Improvement Project: Audited Project Financial Statements (16 July 2021-16 July 2022) Audited Project Financial Statements Jan 2023
Bagmati River Basin Improvement Project: Audited Project Financial Statements (16 July 2020-15 July 2021) Audited Project Financial Statements May 2022
Bagmati River Basin Improvement Project: Audited Project Financial Statements (16 July 2019-15 July 2020) Audited Project Financial Statements Jul 2021
Bagmati River Basin Improvement Project: Audited Project Financial Statements (16 July 2018-16 July 2019) Audited Project Financial Statements Jan 2020
Loan Agreement (Ordinary Operations [Concessional]) for Loan 3816-NEP: Bagmati River Basin Improvement - Additional Financing Loan Agreement (Ordinary Resources) Dec 2019
Bagmati River Basin Improvement Project - Additional Financing: Project Administration Manual Project/Program Administration Manual Aug 2019
Bagmati River Basin Improvement Project - Additional Financing: Technical Assistance Report Technical Assistance Reports Aug 2019
Bagmati River Basin Improvement Project - Additional Financing: Gender Equality and Social Inclusion Action Plan Gender Action Plans Aug 2019
Bagmati River Basin Improvement Project - Additional Financing: Report and Recommendation of the President Reports and Recommendations of the President Aug 2019
Bagmati River Basin Improvement Project: Audited Project Financial Statements (16 July 2017-16 July 2018) Audited Project Financial Statements Mar 2019
Bagmati River Basin Improvement Project: Audited Project Financial Statements (16 July 2016 to 15 July 2017) Audited Project Financial Statements Jan 2018
Bagmati River Basin Improvement Project: Audited Project Financial Statements (16 July 2015 to 15 July 2016) Audited Project Financial Statements Jan 2017
Bagmati River Basin Improvement Project: Audited Project Financial Statements (16 July 2014 to 15 July 2015) Audited Project Financial Statements Jan 2016
Financing Agreement for Bagmati River Basin Improvement Project Financing Agreement Mar 2014
Bagmati River Basin Improvement Project: Project Data Sheet (Nepali Translation) Translated PDS Feb 2014
Bagmati River Basin Improvement Project Gender Action Plans Oct 2013
Bagmati River Basin Improvement Project Reports and Recommendations of the President Oct 2013
Bagmati River Basin Improvement Project Project/Program Administration Manual Oct 2013
Bagmati River Basin Improvement Project Concept Papers Jan 2012

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
Bagmati River Basin Improvement Project - Additional Financing: Social Monitoring Report (July-December 2023) Social Monitoring Reports Jan 2024
Bagmati River Basin Improvement Project - Additional Financing: Environmental Monitoring Report (July-December 2023) Environmental Monitoring Reports Jan 2024
Bagmati River Basin Improvement Project: Environmental Monitoring Report (January-June 2023) Environmental Monitoring Reports Jul 2023
Bagmati River Basin Improvement Project - Additional Financing: Social Monitoring Report (January-June 2023) Social Monitoring Reports Jul 2023
Bagmati River Basin Improvement Project - Additional Financing: Environmental Monitoring Report (July-December 2022) Environmental Monitoring Reports Jan 2023
Bagmati River Basin Improvement Project: Environmental Monitoring Report (July-December 2022) Environmental Monitoring Reports Jan 2023
Bagmati River Basin Improvement Project - Additional Financing: Social Monitoring Report (July-December 2022) Social Monitoring Reports Jan 2023
Bagmati River Basin Improvement Project - Additional Financing: Environmental Monitoring Report (January-June 2022) Environmental Monitoring Reports Jul 2022
Bagmati River Basin Improvement Project - Additional Financing: Social Monitoring Report (January-June 2022) Social Monitoring Reports Jul 2022
Bagmati River Basin Improvement Project: Environmental Monitoring Report (January-June 2022) Environmental Monitoring Reports Jul 2022
Bagmati River Basin Improvement Project - Additional Financing: Environmental Monitoring Report (January-June 2021) Environmental Monitoring Reports Jun 2022
Bagmati River Basin Improvement Project - Additional Financing: Social Monitoring Report (July-December 2021) Social Monitoring Reports Jan 2022
Bagmati River Basin Improvement Project: Environmental Monitoring Report (July-December 2021) Environmental Monitoring Reports Dec 2021
Bagmati River Basin Improvement Project: Environmental Monitoring Report (July-December 2020) Environmental Monitoring Reports Dec 2021
Bagmati River Basin Improvement Project - Additional Financing: Updated Resettlement Plan Resettlement Plans Sep 2021
Bagmati River Basin Improvement Project - Additional Financing: Social Monitoring Report (January-June 2021) Social Monitoring Reports Aug 2021
Bagmati River Basin Improvement Project - Additional Financing: Social Safeguard Due Diligence Report Safeguards Due Diligence Reports Aug 2021
Bagmati River Basin Improvement Project: Environmental Monitoring Report (January-June 2021) Environmental Monitoring Reports Jul 2021
Bagmati River Basin Improvement Project - Additional Financing: Social Safeguards Monitoring Report (July-December 2020) Social Monitoring Reports Jan 2021
Bagmati River Basin Improvement Project: Environmental Compliance Monitoring Report (July-December 2020) Environmental Monitoring Reports Jan 2021
Bagmati River Basin Improvement Project – Additional Financing: Environmental Monitoring Report (January-June 2020) Environmental Monitoring Reports Dec 2020
Bagmati River Basin Improvement Project - Additional Financing: Social Safeguards Monitoring Report (January-June 2020) Social Monitoring Reports Jul 2020
Bagmati River Basin Improvement Project: Environmental Monitoring Report (January-June 2020) Environmental Monitoring Reports Jul 2020
Bagmati River Basin Improvement Project: Environmental Monitoring Report (July-December 2019) Environmental Monitoring Reports Jan 2020
Bagmati River Basin Improvement Project: Environmental Monitoring Report (January-June 2019) Environmental Monitoring Reports Jul 2019
Bagmati River Basin Improvement Project - Additional Financing: Initial Environmental Examination Initial Environmental Examination Apr 2019
Bagmati River Basin Improvement Project - Additional Financing: Resettlement Plan Resettlement Plans Apr 2019
Bagmati River Basin Improvement Project: Environmental Monitoring Report (July-December 2018) Environmental Monitoring Reports Jan 2019
Bagmati River Basin Improvement Project: Environmental Monitoring Report (January-June 2018) Environmental Monitoring Reports Oct 2018
Bagmati River Basin Improvement Project: Environmental Monitoring Report (January-June 2017) Environmental Monitoring Reports Oct 2018
Bagmati River Basin Improvement Project: Environmental Monitoring Report (July-December 2017) Environmental Monitoring Reports Oct 2018
Bagmati River Basin Improvement Project: Environmental Compliance Monitoring Report Environmental Monitoring Reports Jul 2018
Bagmati River Basin Improvement Project: Environmental Monitoring Report (June 2018) Environmental Monitoring Reports Jun 2018
Bagmati River Basin Improvement Project: Environmental Monitoring Report (July-December 2016) Environmental Monitoring Reports Feb 2017
Bagmati River Basin Improvement Project: Environmental Monitoring Report (January-June 2016) Environmental Monitoring Reports Jan 2017
Bagmati River Basin Improvement Project: Updated Draft Environmental Impact Assessment Environmental Impact Assessments Aug 2013
Bagmati River Basin Improvement Project: Environmental Impact Assessment (Draft) Environmental Impact Assessments Jun 2013
Bagmati River Basin Improvement Project: Drilling Works for Feasibility Study at the Dhap Dam Site Initial Environmental Examination Mar 2013
Bagmati River Basin Improvement Project: Pre-Investigative Works for Feasibility Study Initial Environmental Examination Mar 2013

Evaluation Documents See also: Independent Evaluation

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  • 11 Feb 2022 | Video

    Reviving Cultural Heritage along the Bagmati

    The Government of Nepal, under the ADB-financed Bagmati River Basin Improvement Project, has renovated over a dozen structures along the Bagmati in Kathmandu. The buildings, damaged by earthquakes and weather conditions, now stand fully reconstructed and are seismically stronger.

Tenders

Tender Title Type Status Posting Date Deadline
Strengthening the Community Based Early Warning System (CbEWS) in Bagmati Flood Risk Communities in Rautahat and Sarlahi Districts Firm - Consulting Closed
BRBIP-01-080/81, Construction of Office Building in the Premises of HPCIDBC Office, Guheshwori, Kathmandu Invitation for Bids Closed
PMDSC Firm - Consulting Closed
Senior Architect Individual - Consulting Closed
Senior Civil Engineer Individual - Consulting Closed
Structural Engineer Individual - Consulting Closed
Integrated Water Resources Management Firm - Consulting Closed
Loan 3816-NEP: Bagmati River Basin Improvement Project – Additional Financing [BRBIP-AF/02W/2020] Invitation for Bids Closed
Institutional and Legal Support for Improved Water Management Systems in Nepal and Formation of the Bagmati River Basin Organization - Team Leader / Water Policy/ RBO Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed
Policy and Legal Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed

Contracts Awarded

Contract Title Approval Number Contract Date Contractor | Address Executing Agency Total Contract Amount (US$) Contract Amount Financed by ADB (US$)
DESIGN AND BUILDING OF DHAP DAM, ACCESS ROAD AND ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION WORKS Loan 3816 24 Feb 2023 Guangzhou-Lama-Raman JV | PRC High Powered Committee for Integrated Development of the Bagmati Civilization 3,855,374.84 2,605,682.71
BEAUTIFICATION WORKS ALONG BAGMATI RIVER FROM GOKARNA TO SINAMANGAL BRIDGE Loan 3816 24 Feb 2023 KALIKA-RANKEN-LAMA JV | KATHMANDU, NEPAL High Powered Committee for Integrated Development of the Bagmati Civilization 16,503,286.15 3,913,427.39
Construction and operate Tukucha wastewater treatment plant Loan 3816 15 Jun 2022 PASSAVANT-KALIKA-SNET JV | Kalika Tower, Baluwatar, Kathmandu High Powr'd Comm for Intg Devt of the Bagmati Civl 26,361,457.55 22,274,908.21
Capacity Development Technical Assistance Technical Assistance 9803 11 Oct 2021 International Water Management Institute (SRI LANKA) in association with Total Management Services (NEPAL) | 127 Sunil Mawatha Pelawatte, Battaramulla, Sri Lanka Ministry of Urban Development 599,285.00
PROJECT MANAGEMENT DESIGN AND SUPERVISION CONSULTA NTS Grant 0367 05 May 2021 LANDELL MILLS LIMITED UK | BRYER ASH BUSINESS PARK BRADFORD ROAD TOWNBRIDGE WILTSHIRE BA14 8HE UNITED KINGDOM Ministry of Urban Development 2,625,735.10
C004- NGO FOR RIVER IMPROVEMENT THROUGH COMMUNITY LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT Loan 3816 17 Aug 2020 INTEGRATED DEVELOPMENT SOCIETY | KATHMANDU NEPAL High Powr'd Comm for Intg Devt of the Bagmati Civl 584,877.95 525,791.27
PACKAGE 1: RESTORATION OF HISTORIC TEMPLES AND MONUMENTS (TEKU DOVAN AREA) Loan 3816 06 Feb 2020 BKOI-PACHALI BHAIRAB JV | KATHMANDU NEPAL High Powr'd Comm for Intg Devt of the Bagmati Civl 3,045,635.30 1,493,895.11
PACKAGE 3: RESTORATION OF HISTORIC TEMPLES AND MONUMENTS (KALMOCHAN GHAT AREA) Loan 3816 06 Feb 2020 SAMANANTAR-RELIGARE JV | KATHMANDU NEPAL High Powr'd Comm for Intg Devt of the Bagmati Civl 3,119,959.42 1,530,351.36
PACKAGE 2: RESTORATION OF HISTORIC TEMPLES AND MONUMENTS (TEEN DEVAL AREA) Loan 3816 06 Feb 2020 SAMANANTAR-RELIGARE JV | KATHMANDU NEPAL High Powr'd Comm for Intg Devt of the Bagmati Civl 3,772,307.19 1,850,330.29
LANDSCAPING IMPROVEMENT WORKS ALONG BAGMATI RIVER BANKS Loan 3816 06 Feb 2020 NANTONG-ASHISH-SAMANANTAR JV | BANESHWOR CHINA,PEOPLE'SREP.OF NEPAL High Powr'd Comm for Intg Devt of the Bagmati Civl 11,157,568.46 9,686,904.86
PROJECT MANAGEMENT AND CONSTRUCTION SUPERVISION CONSULTING SERVICES Loan 3816 06 Feb 2020 EPTISA SERVICIOS DE INGENIERIA S.L. | MADRID SPAIN High Powr'd Comm for Intg Devt of the Bagmati Civl 2,671,585.22 2,072,314.37
Construction and operate Tukucha wastewater treatment plant Loan 3816 15 Jun 2022 PASSAVANT-KALIKA-SNET JV | Kalika Tower, Baluwatar, Kathmandu High Powr'd Comm for Intg Devt of the Bagmati Civl 26,361,457.55 22,274,908.21

Procurement Plan

Title Document Type Document Date
Bagmati River Basin Improvement Project: Procurement Plan Procurement Plans Jan 2024