Sri Lanka: Capacity Development for Project Implementation

Sovereign Project | 47121-002 Status: Active

Summary

The proposed TA will provide direct support for project management and administration to the government staff undertaking ADB funded projects. The TA will be phased, with water sector projects selected as pilot projects. The TA is also expected to deliver (i) a project management system incorporating IT tools for the water sector projects (ii) technical support for water sector projects' planning and implementation such as non-revenue water (NRW) reduction technical support; and (iii) a set of training courses for project management and contract management for education, energy, transport, and water sectors.

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Project Name Capacity Development for Project Implementation
Project Number 47121-002
Country Sri Lanka
Project Status Active
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 8562-SRI: Capacity Development for Project Implementation
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 500,000.00
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Governance and capacity development
Knowledge solutions
Sector / Subsector

Education - Education sector development

Energy - Electricity transmission and distribution

Transport - Road transport (non-urban) - Urban roads and traffic management

Water and other urban infrastructure and services - Urban sanitation - Urban water supply

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming No gender elements
Description The proposed TA will provide direct support for project management and administration to the government staff undertaking ADB funded projects. The TA will be phased, with water sector projects selected as pilot projects. The TA is also expected to deliver (i) a project management system incorporating IT tools for the water sector projects (ii) technical support for water sector projects' planning and implementation such as non-revenue water (NRW) reduction technical support; and (iii) a set of training courses for project management and contract management for education, energy, transport, and water sectors.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy ADB's portfolio in Sri Lanka comprises primarily urban water, energy, transport and education sector support. These sectors contribute to 84% of ADB's ongoing lending. For these projects, the government sets ambitious completion deadlines. The complex nature of the projects' physical components calls for enhanced project management capacity of government staff. It is important for these projects to establish effective project management capacity supported by efficient information technology (IT) based systems. Robust IT tools are also useful to ensure better information sharing among the government agencies and the development partners. Capacity enhancement for contract management is a key factor for overall project management capacity improvement.
Impact Enhanced operational effectiveness of ADB projects in Sri Lanka.

Project Outcome

Description of Outcome Improved implementation of ADB projects in Sri Lanka, with specialized technical support to NRW program.
Progress Toward Outcome Specialized technical support to NRW program has been completed, the project was supported by providing two national technical experts.
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs

1. Enhanced knowledge of PMU staff in project management.

2. Project management staff in the water sector apply best project management practices supported with IT tools.

3. NWSDB staff is equipped with Improved technical skills for the NRW reduction program.

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

1. All consultants have been recruited. Approx. 65% of the work completed by the consultants as per the program. Procurement of IT tools, software and related services has been completed and they are in the installation stage. Customization of the IT software procured is in process.

2. Final draft of the Project and Contract Management Manual (PCMM) has been prepared and shared with the stakeholders for comments. CIDA has informed ADB its no objection for considering the document for ADB funded projects.

3. Training conducted includes programs on; (i) FIDIC conditions of contracts (4 sessions), and (ii) Contract claims and disputes (4 sessions) and a session on Insurance in the construction industry have been completed. Two sessions on ENAA (conditions applicable for design, supply and Installation contract for Plants) and 5 MS Project and Share point training have been completed by the vendor. Additionally advance training on share point server and MS project server have been completed by the Vendor. Two awareness program on PCMM were conducted in July 2015. 3 sessions on bid evaluation , preparation of bidding documents for PMU were conducted .

As of March 2016 SLRM have conducted 27 training programs which includes 77 training days.

4. GIS modeling and updating database is 100% completed by the 2 technical consultants appointed to support to NRW project and their Final Report has been completed.

5. Institutional Development and Business plan has been prepared by the consultant for NRW support and the Business dissemination workshop is proposed to be completed the NWSDB in June 2016.

Geographical Location

Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects

Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design The processing team had detailed discussions with the relevant officers of NWSDB, CEB, RDA, ERD , NPD and DPMM in preparing the concept paper.The changes such as reduction of the TA amount from original amount of $750,000 to $ 500,000 and scaling down of activities accordingly were fully discussed with these stake holders.Additionally input from the project specialists responsible for water sector projects were fully considered in structuring the Concept paper and their concerns were fully incorporated.
During Project Implementation The team managing the TA together with consultants and the stakeholder representatives from the Ministry of Urban Development and Water Supply and Drainage and the officers from National Water Supply and Drainage Board have had monthly progress review meetings in the past. The recommendations made by the stakeholders and consultants have been considered well for the implementation of the TA.

Business Opportunities

Consulting Services The TA will be implemented through a team of International and local consultants. The international consultants include a Contract Management Specialist, Project Management Specialist, Hydraulic Network Modeling Specialist, a Hydraulic Modeler. Considering (i) input of experts (ii) timing of engagements, and (iii) multiplicity disciplines of consultants' TOR and their qualification requirements, ADB will engage individual experts in accordance with the ADB's Guidelines on use of consultants (2010, as amended time to time)
Procurement All TA financed goods will be procured in accordance with Procurement Guidelines (2010, as amended from time to time).

Responsible Staff

Responsible ADB Officer Sarath Muthugala
Responsible ADB Department South Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Sri Lanka Resident Mission
Executing Agencies
Asian Development Bank
6 ADB Avenue,
Mandaluyong City 1550, Philippines

Timetable

Concept Clearance 02 Oct 2013
Fact Finding 17 Sep 2013 to 20 Sep 2013
MRM -
Approval 10 Dec 2013
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 15 Mar 2016

TA 8562-SRI

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
10 Dec 2013 20 Jan 2014 20 Jan 2014 30 Jun 2015 31 Dec 2016 -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
500,000.00 0.00 54,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 554,000.00 10 Dec 2013 311,106.76
Title Document Type Document Date
Capacity Development for Project Implementation Technical Assistance Reports Dec 2013

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