Nepal : Second Kathmandu Valley Water Supply Improvement Project

Sovereign Project | 45339-002

In the latest Country Operations Business Plan, it was agreed to split the original proposed scope into two projects as follows:

(i)Melamchi Water Supply Project Phase 2 (MWSP-2) (approval in 2025)

(ii)Second Kathmandu Valley Water Supply Improvement Project (approval in 2024)

These projects will build on ongoing efforts of the Government of Nepal and the Asian Development Bank (ADB) to further improve water supply availability, services and planning in the Kathmandu Valley (the Valley).

Project Details

  • Project Officer
    Dasgupta, Saugata
    Sectors Group
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  • Country/Economy
    Nepal
  • Sector
    • Water and other urban infrastructure and services
Project Name Second Kathmandu Valley Water Supply Improvement Project
Project Number 45339-002
Country / Economy Nepal
Project Status Proposed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Loan
Source of Funding / Amount
Loan: Second Kathmandu Valley Water Supply Improvement Project
Concessional ordinary capital resources lending US$ 185.00 million
Strategic Agendas Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Gender Equity and Mainstreaming
Governance and capacity development
Partnerships
Sector / Subsector

Water and other urban infrastructure and services / Urban policy, institutional and capacity development - Urban water supply

Gender Effective gender mainstreaming
Description

In the latest Country Operations Business Plan, it was agreed to split the original proposed scope into two projects as follows:

(i)Melamchi Water Supply Project Phase 2 (MWSP-2) (approval in 2025)

(ii)Second Kathmandu Valley Water Supply Improvement Project (approval in 2024)

These projects will build on ongoing efforts of the Government of Nepal and the Asian Development Bank (ADB) to further improve water supply availability, services and planning in the Kathmandu Valley (the Valley).

Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy The project is aligned with the following impact: Drinking water security ensured in Kathmandu valley (Government of Nepal's Fifteenth Plan, FY2020FY2024)
Impact

Access to and quality of drinking water services enhanced (National Drinking Water Standards 2005; Government of Nepal's Thirteenth Plan, 2013/142015/16)

Outcome

High-quality and sustainable water supply services provided to residents of the Kathmandu Valley, including the poor

Outputs

Water supply distribution infrastructure rehabilitated and expanded

Planning and sustainable service delivery is ensured

Geographical Location Kathmandu Valley
Safeguard Categories
Environment B
Involuntary Resettlement B
Indigenous Peoples C
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
Environmental Aspects Draft EIA for MWSP-2 is prepared but consultation process yet to be completed by the government. Draft IEE report for WTP (255 MLD) and draft IEE report for DNI packages are prepared.
Involuntary Resettlement Draft Due-diligence report for WTP and draft Resettlement Plan for DNI packages are prepared.
Indigenous Peoples Not Applicable.
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design Extensive consultations are held, and ongoing with various related stakeholders as project design is proceeding to finalization.
During Project Implementation

Stakeholder communication, participation and consultation will continue throughout implementation.

Business Opportunities
Consulting Services Implementing agencies will recruit consulting firms in accordance with ADB Guidelines on the Use of Consultants (2013, as amended from time to time). Approximately 5 packages for consulting firms and some individual consultants will be procured. The tendering of three consulting packages (mainly related to design & supervision, and safeguards) are planned to start from Q1, 2024. The tendering of rest (related to early warning system design and poverty mapping) will follow progressively.
Procurement Procurement of works and goods will be carried out in accordance with ADB Procurement Policy (2017, as amended from time to time). 7 civil works packages and two equipment packages are planned to be procured. The tendering for six civil works packages will start in Q1, 2024, and construction of new Melamchi headworks is planned for tendering in Q2, 2026.
Responsible ADB Officer Dasgupta, Saugata
Responsible ADB Department Sectors Group
Responsible ADB Division Water and Urban Development Sector Office (SG-WUD)
Executing Agencies
Ministry of Water Supply (formerly Ministry of Water Supply and Sanitation)
Timetable
Concept Clearance 14 Sep 2016
Fact Finding 28 Feb 2024 to 15 Mar 2024
MRM -
Approval -
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 21 Nov 2023

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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.

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Evaluation Documents See also: Independent Evaluation

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Related Publications

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Tenders

Tender Title Type Status Posting Date Deadline
45339-NEP: Second Kathmandu Valley Water Supply Improvement Project Other Notice Closed
45339-NEP: Second Kathmandu Valley Water Supply Improvement Project Other Notice Active
NEP: Second Kathmandu Valley Water Supply Improvement Project Advance Notice Active

Contracts Awarded

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Procurement Plan

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