India: Integrated Urban Flood Management for the Chennai-Kosasthalaiyar Basin Project

Sovereign Project | 49107-009

The project will strengthen climate and disaster resilience in the Chennai-Kosasthalaiyar River basin. It will reduce the exposure of 1.9 million people to seasonal flooding by (i) improving climate-resilient urban flood protection infrastructure; (ii) enhancing urban flood preparedness of the Greater Chennai Corporation (GCC), the civic body that governs the city of Chennai, and project communities; and (iii) establishing measures for sustaining the operation and maintenance (O&M) of the stormwater drainage system in the GCC.

Project Name Integrated Urban Flood Management for the Chennai-Kosasthalaiyar Basin Project
Project Number 49107-009
Country India
Project Status Approved
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Loan
Source of Funding / Amount
Loan 4113-IND: Integrated Urban Flood Management for the Chennai-Kosasthalaiyar Basin Project
Ordinary capital resources US$ 251.00 million
Strategic Agendas Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Gender Equity and Mainstreaming
Governance and capacity development
Knowledge solutions
Partnerships
Sector / Subsector

Water and other urban infrastructure and services / Urban flood protection

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Effective gender mainstreaming
Description The project will strengthen climate and disaster resilience in the Chennai-Kosasthalaiyar River basin. It will reduce the exposure of 1.9 million people to seasonal flooding by (i) improving climate-resilient urban flood protection infrastructure; (ii) enhancing urban flood preparedness of the Greater Chennai Corporation (GCC), the civic body that governs the city of Chennai, and project communities; and (iii) establishing measures for sustaining the operation and maintenance (O&M) of the stormwater drainage system in the GCC.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy Chennai is ranked the most vulnerable to climate change among large Indian cities. The city is relatively low and flat and three major rivers traverse a coastal bowl. In 2015, severe flooding claimed more than 400 lives. The floods destroyed property and livelihoods particularly of the poor and other vulnerable groups residing next to water bodies. With rapid urbanization, the city's floodwater retention capacity is constrained and diminished. Flood risk management is inadequate due to the inappropriate urban planning, limited flood forecasting and early warning systems, and inadequate response capacity and awareness of the GCC and communities. The project reinforces pillars 2 and 3 of ADB's country partnership strategy for India, 2018-2022 by supporting inclusive urbanization and improving climate and disaster resilience.
Impact Chennai City made a safe place to live in, with reduced vulnerability to disaster (City Disaster Management Plan)
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome Climate and disaster resilience in the Chennai- Kosasthalaiyar River basin strengthened
Progress Toward Outcome
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs

Climate-resilient urban flood protection infrastructure improved in the Chennai Kosasthalaiyar River basin

Urban flood preparedness of the Greater Chennai Corporation and project communities enhanced

Measures for sustaining operation and maintenance of stormwater drainage system established in the Greater Chennai Corporation

Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)
Geographical Location Chennai
Safeguard Categories
Environment B
Involuntary Resettlement B
Indigenous Peoples C
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design
During Project Implementation
Business Opportunities
Consulting Services TBD
Procurement TBD
Responsible ADB Officer Matsunaga, Akira
Responsible ADB Department South Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division India Resident Mission
Executing Agencies
Municipal Administration and Water Supply Dep't
Government of Tamil Nadu Fort St. George Chennai -600-009
Timetable
Concept Clearance 10 Mar 2020
Fact Finding 15 Feb 2021 to 26 Feb 2021
MRM 10 Jun 2021
Approval 23 Sep 2021
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 28 Sep 2021

Loan 4113-IND

Financing Plan Loan Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 470.50 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 251.00 - 0.00 0.00 %
Counterpart 219.50 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 - 0.00 0.00 %

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Tenders

Tender Title Type Status Posting Date Deadline
49107-IND: Integrated Urban Flood Management for Chennai Kosasthalaiyar Basin Project [GCC/KB/24] Invitation for Bids Closed 10 Nov 2020 10 Dec 2020
49107-IND: Integrated Urban Flood Management for Chennai Kosasthalaiyar Basin Project [GCC/KB/25] Invitation for Bids Closed 10 Nov 2020 10 Dec 2020
49107-IND: Integrated Urban Flood Management for Chennai Kosasthalaiyar Basin Project [GCC/KB/29] Invitation for Bids Closed 10 Nov 2020 10 Dec 2020
49107-IND: Integrated Urban Flood Management for Chennai Kosasthalaiyar Basin Project [GCC/KB/19] Invitation for Bids Closed 10 Nov 2020 10 Dec 2020
Loan 49107-IND: Integrated Urban Flood Management for Chennai Kosasthalaiyar Basin Project [GCC/KB/33] Invitation for Bids Closed 03 Sep 2020 01 Oct 2020
Loan 49107-IND: Integrated Urban Flood Management for Chennai Kosasthalaiyar Basin Project [GCC/KB/37] Invitation for Bids Closed 03 Sep 2020 01 Oct 2020
Loan 49107-IND: Integrated Urban Flood Management for Chennai Kosasthalaiyar Basin Project [GCC/KB/38] Invitation for Bids Closed 03 Sep 2020 01 Oct 2020
Loan 49107-IND: Integrated Urban Flood Management for Chennai Kosasthalaiyar Basin Project [GCC/KB/13] Invitation for Bids Closed 03 Sep 2020 01 Oct 2020
Loan 49107-IND: Integrated Urban Flood Management for Chennai Kosasthalaiyar Basin Project [GCC/KB/44] Invitation for Bids Closed 03 Sep 2020 01 Oct 2020
Loan 49107-IND: Integrated Urban Flood Management for Chennai Kosasthalaiyar Basin Project [GCC/KB/14] Invitation for Bids Closed 03 Sep 2020 01 Oct 2020
Loan 49107-IND: Integrated Urban Flood Management for Chennai Kosasthalaiyar Basin Project [GCC/KB/15] Invitation for Bids Closed 03 Sep 2020 01 Oct 2020
49107-IND: Integrated Urban Flood Management for Chennai Kosasthalaiyar Basin Project [GCC/KB/07] Invitation for Bids Closed 01 Jul 2020 25 Aug 2020
49107-IND: Integrated Urban Flood Management for Chennai Kosasthalaiyar Basin Project [GCC/KB/08] Invitation for Bids Closed 01 Jul 2020 25 Aug 2020
49107-IND: Integrated Urban Flood Management for Chennai Kosasthalaiyar Basin Project [GCC/KB/06] Invitation for Bids Closed 01 Jul 2020 25 Aug 2020
49107-IND: Integrated Urban Flood Management for Chennai Kosasthalaiyar Basin Project [GCC/KB/02] Invitation for Bids Closed 30 Jun 2020 25 Aug 2020
Integrated Urban Flood Management for the Chennai-Kosasthalaiyar Basin Project Advance Notice Active 19 Jun 2020
Project Support Consultant (PSC) Firm - Consulting Closed 02 Mar 2020 18 May 2020

Contracts Awarded

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