47252-002: Regional Urban Development Project | Asian Development Bank

Nepal: Regional Urban Development Project

Sovereign (Public) Project | 47252-002 Status: Proposed

The project will improve the resilience and delivery of urban services and facilities in eight municipalities in the southern Terai region of Nepal bordering India, including four municipalities from the less-developed Province 7 in far western Nepal. The project will support municipal infrastructure investments, urban planning, and institutional strengthening.

The eight cities have high population growth rates, are severely lacking investment, and are experiencing a high level of environmental degradation.

Project Details

Project Officer
Castro-Wooldridge, Vivian South Asia Department Request for information
Country
  • Nepal
Sector
  • Water and other urban infrastructure and services
 
Project Name Regional Urban Development Project
Project Number 47252-002
Country Nepal
Project Status Proposed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Loan
Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
Loan: Regional Urban Development Project
concessional ordinary capital resources lending / Asian Development Fund US$ 150.00 million
TA: Strengthening Capacity for Urban Planning, Urban Design, and Investment Planning
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 1.00 million
Strategic Agendas Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
Regional integration
Drivers of Change Governance and capacity development
Private sector development
Sector / Subsector

Water and other urban infrastructure and services - Other urban services - Urban flood protection - 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 resilience and delivery of urban services and facilities in eight municipalities in the southern Terai region of Nepal bordering India, including four municipalities from the less-developed Province 7 in far western Nepal. The project will support municipal infrastructure investments, urban planning, and institutional strengthening.

The eight cities have high population growth rates, are severely lacking investment, and are experiencing a high level of environmental degradation.

Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy The project is aligned with Nepal's Fourteenth Plan and with the National Urban Policy 2007, which aim for a balanced national urban system by developing centers of growth that provide an alternative to the Kathmandu Valley. The project is also aligned with Nepal's National Urban Development Strategy (2017), which also aims for regionally balanced development, as well as more planned and sustainable urbanization. The project is in line with ADB's country partnership strategy, 2013 2017 for Nepal, which supports the government's development objective of sustainable, broad-based, and inclusive economic growth through the development of urban infrastructure and better access to basic services.
Impact Sustainable, inclusive, and resilient urban areas developed; and balanced and prosperous sub-national urban system achieved (National Urban Development Strategy)
Outcome Quality, sustainability, and disaster resilience of urban services, and competitiveness in eight municipalities of the Terai region improved
Outputs

Urban infrastructure in eight municipalities constructed or rehabilitated with climate-resilient and sustainable designs

Municipality capacity strengthened

Project preparation capacity improved

Geographical Location
Safeguard Categories
Environment B
Involuntary Resettlement B
Indigenous Peoples B
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design Project design was participatory, and included household survey to inform design, and a number of consultations with a broad range of stakeholders.
During Project Implementation The proposed project includes municipal committee with broad interests represented. Intensive community consultations will also be carried over to the project implementation stages and user awareness will be included as an important activity.
Business Opportunities
Consulting Services Consulting services will be carried out using ADB's Consulting Guidelines (2013, as amended from time to time). Advance contracting and retroactive financing (where required) will be used. Seven consultancy packages have been published.
Procurement All procurement under the project shall be carried out using ADB's Procurement Guidelines (2015, as amended from time to time). Advance contracting and retroactive financing up to 20% of the loan amount (where required). Four ICB packages have been published.
Responsible ADB Officer Castro-Wooldridge, Vivian
Responsible ADB Department South Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Urban Development and Water Division, SARD
Executing Agencies
Ministry of Urban Development
Singhadurbar, Kathmandu, Nepal
Timetable
Concept Clearance 16 Dec 2014
Fact Finding 30 Jan 2017 to 10 Feb 2017
MRM 19 May 2017
Approval -
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 29 Mar 2017

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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.

Title Document Type Document Date
Regional Urban Development Project: Dhangadhi Solid Waste Management Subproject Initial Environmental Examination Initial Environmental Examination May 2017
Regional Urban Development Project: Nepalgunj Road and Drainage Subprojects Initial Environmental Examination Initial Environmental Examination May 2017
Regional Urban Development Project: Siddharthanagar Road and Drainage Subprojects Initial Environmental Examination Initial Environmental Examination May 2017
Regional Urban Development Project: Environmental Assessment and Review Framework Environmental Assessment and Review Framework May 2017
Regional Urban Development Project: Attariya Solid Waste Management Subproject Initial Environmental Examination Initial Environmental Examination May 2017
Regional Urban Development Project: Biratnagar Road and Drainage Subprojects Social Safeguards Due Diligence Report Safeguards Due Diligence Reports May 2017
Regional Urban Development Project: Jhalari-Pipaladi Solid Waste Management and Municipal Building Subprojects Social Safeguards Due Diligence Report Safeguards Due Diligence Reports May 2017
Regional Urban Development Project: Dhangadhi Integrated Waste Processing Sites (IWPS) Subproject Combined Resettlement and Indigenous Peoples Plan Combined Resettlement Plan and Indigenous Peoples Plans May 2017
Regional Urban Development Project: Attariya Integrated Waste Processing Sites (IWPS) Subproject Social Safeguards Due Diligence Report Safeguards Due Diligence Reports May 2017
Regional Urban Development Project: Combined Resettlement and Indigenous Peoples Planning Framework Combined Resettlement Framework and Indigenous Peoples Planning Frameworks Mar 2017

Evaluation Documents See also: Independent Evaluation

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Related Publications

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