Sri Lanka: Wastewater Management Improvement in Colombo Municipal Council
The TA will enhance the management of the wastewater facilities. Specifically, the TA will help develop a wastewater tariff structure, and assist CMC to enter into a PPP for the two new wastewater treatment plants to be constructed. The TA will also further enhance the tariff introduction in CMC area and PPP target set by the Greater Colombo Water and Wastewater MFF.
South Asia Department
Request for information
- Technical Assistance
- Water and other urban infrastructure and services
|Project Name||Wastewater Management Improvement in Colombo Municipal Council|
|Project Type / Modality of Assistance||Technical Assistance
|Source of Funding / Amount||
|Strategic Agendas||Inclusive economic growth
|Drivers of Change||Partnerships
Private sector development
|Sector / Subsector||
Water and other urban infrastructure and services / Urban policy, institutional and capacity development - Urban sewerage
|Gender Equity and Mainstreaming||No gender elements|
|Description||The TA will enhance the management of the wastewater facilities. Specifically, the TA will help develop a wastewater tariff structure, and assist CMC to enter into a PPP for the two new wastewater treatment plants to be constructed. The TA will also further enhance the tariff introduction in CMC area and PPP target set by the Greater Colombo Water and Wastewater MFF.|
|Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy||The Governments wastewater sector objective is to increase sewerage coverage from 2.5% to 7% in the country by 2020. The target for sewerage coverage in Colombo city is from 25% to 100% by 2020. The Country Partnership Strategy (CPS) 2012-2016 will focus on three pillars: (i) inclusive and sustainable economic growth, (ii) catalyzing private investment and enhancing the effectiveness of public investment, and (iii) human resource and knowledge development. The TA is in the COBP 2014-2016 to support CMC in: (i) institutional reforms and financial sustainability of CMC operations; (ii) capacity enhancement in the CMC to manage the wastewater services; (iii) PPP in wastewater service provision; and (iv) improved sustainability of the Colombo city wastewater services.|
|Impact||Improved financial sustainability and operations of wastewater services in Colombo city.|
|Description of Outcome||Improved capacity to operate and maintain wastewater services in Colombo city.|
|Progress Toward Outcome|
|Description of Project Outputs||
1. Wastewater tariff scheme prepared.
2. Public- private partnership (PPP) modality identified and prepared.
3. Information campaign and training program implemented.
|Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)||Recruitment of most individual consultants are completed.|
|Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects|
|Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation|
|During Project Design||The CMC, which is the main beneficiary of the TA, has taken action in 2013 to maintain separate accounts for the wastewater services, and is examining the necessary changes to municipal by-laws that may impede introducing a wastewater tariff. The Mayor of CMC has agreed in principle, to the introduction of a wastewater tariff, but emphasizes the need to conduct an intensive awareness-raising campaign to apprise residents of the need for the action. Further discussions are necessary to agree on the tariff structure and its application.|
|During Project Implementation||The CMC, which is the main beneficiary of the TA, is examining the necessary changes to municipal by-laws that may impede introducing a wastewater tariff. The Mayor of CMC has agreed to the introduction of a wastewater tariff, intensive awareness-raising campaign to apprise residents of the need for the action is being conducted. Two dissemination workshops held and most councils agreed to start collection the wastewater tariff in the beginning of 2017 with no domestic categories. The TA consultant is working on all above mentioned areas.|
The TA will be implemented over 2 years from October 2014 to September 2016. Consulting services totaling 30 person-months (15 person-months international and 15 person months national) will be required. The international consultants will provide expertise in the fields of water sector utility finances, wastewater tariff, and PPP. The national consultants will provide support on technical issues, public communications, and legal aspects.
The consultants has been engaged by ADB in accordance with its Guidelines on the Use of Consultants (2013, as amended from time to time) on an individual basis.
|Responsible ADB Officer||Fan, Mingyuan|
|Responsible ADB Department||South Asia Department|
|Responsible ADB Division||Urban Development and Water Division, SARD|
State Ministry of Provincial Councils & Local Government Affairs (formerly Ministry of Public Services, Provincial Councils and Local Government)
330 Union Place, Colombo 2, SRi Lanka
|Concept Clearance||15 May 2014|
|Fact Finding||10 Jun 2014 to 15 Jun 2014|
|Approval||03 Oct 2014|
|Last Review Mission||-|
|Last PDS Update||20 Sep 2016|
|Approval||Signing Date||Effectivity Date||Closing|
|03 Oct 2014||10 Dec 2014||10 Dec 2014||30 Sep 2016||30 Nov 2016||-|
|Financing Plan/TA Utilization||Cumulative Disbursements|
|500,000.00||0.00||50,000.00||0.00||0.00||0.00||550,000.00||18 Nov 2021||419,845.20|
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|Title||Document Type||Document Date|
|Wastewater Management Improvement in Colombo Municipal Council: Technical Assistance Completion Report||TA Completion Reports||Aug 2017|
|Wastewater Management Improvement in Colombo Municipal Council: Technical Assistance Report||Technical Assistance Reports||Oct 2014|
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