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

Sovereign Project | 49107-012

The additional financing will be used to expand the scope of (49107-009 - Integrated Urban Flood Management for the Chennai-Kosasthalaiyar Basin Project), particularly to help the Greater Chennai Corporation (GCC) enhance flood retention in the Kadapakkam Lake through ecosystem restoration. It will demonstrate nature-based solutions (NbS) for climate change adaptation through rejuvenation of the water body, promoting integrated flood risk management to strengthen disaster resilience, mitigate environmental degradation, and enhance biodiversity. The additional financing will also strengthen capacity in the GCC and other stakeholders and increase awareness of the advantages of NbS for urban flood risk management.

Project Name Integrated Urban Flood Management for the Chennai-Kosasthalaiyar Basin Project - Additional Financing
Project Number 49107-012
Country / Economy India
Project Status Approved
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Grant
Source of Funding / Amount
Grant 0836-IND: Integrated Urban Flood Management for the Chennai-Kosasthalaiyar Basin Project - Additional Financing
Global Environment Facility Grant US$ 6.88 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 additional financing will be used to expand the scope of (49107-009 - Integrated Urban Flood Management for the Chennai-Kosasthalaiyar Basin Project), particularly to help the Greater Chennai Corporation (GCC) enhance flood retention in the Kadapakkam Lake through ecosystem restoration. It will demonstrate nature-based solutions (NbS) for climate change adaptation through rejuvenation of the water body, promoting integrated flood risk management to strengthen disaster resilience, mitigate environmental degradation, and enhance biodiversity. The additional financing will also strengthen capacity in the GCC and other stakeholders and increase awareness of the advantages of NbS for urban flood risk management.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy Kadapakkam Lake is in a newly developing peri-urban part of the ChennaiKosasthalaiyar basin. Located near the Manali industrial hub in north Chennai, the lake is under worsening risk of water pollution, encroachment, and biodiversity loss. Recognizing the complex causes of urban flooding and the pressing need to strengthen climate and disaster resilience and environmental conservation, the additional financing will provide adaptive NbS to maximize environmental services over time and provide long-lasting benefits.
Impact

Chennai City made a safe place to live in, with reduced vulnerability to disaster

Project Outcome
Description of Outcome

Climate and disaster resilience in the ChennaiKosasthalaiyar River basin strengthened

Progress Toward Outcome
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs

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

Urban flood preparedness of the GCC and project communities enhanced

Measures for sustaining O&M of stormwater drainage system established in the GCC

Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)
Geographical Location Chennai
Safeguard Categories
Environment B
Involuntary Resettlement C
Indigenous Peoples C
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
Environmental Aspects Proposed activities will improve the environment around the lake and are unlikely to have significant adverse environmental impacts that are unprecedented or irreversible.
Involuntary Resettlement No land acquisition or physical or economic displacement is envisaged in the components supported by the additional financing. Continuous stakeholder consultation will be undertaken in project implementation.
Indigenous Peoples Based on field visit and consultation, no tribal population was found in the project area.
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design Project beneficiaries and stakeholders will participate in the consultations and social media platforms to increase their awareness on project feature and benefits.
During Project Implementation Community members will join the consultations on project benefits and increase the awareness of nature-based solutions.
Business Opportunities
Consulting Services Individual consultants to be hired
Procurement One civil works package to be procured
Responsible ADB Officer Matsunaga, Akira
Responsible ADB Department South Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Urban Development and Water Division, SARD
Executing Agencies
Municipal Administration and Water Supply Dep't
Timetable
Concept Clearance 10 Mar 2020
Fact Finding 10 Jan 2022 to 18 Jan 2022
MRM -
Approval 03 Jun 2022
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 06 Jun 2022

Grant 0836-IND

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
03 Jun 2022 - - 30 Jun 2026 - -
Financing Plan Grant Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 9.49 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 0.00 28 Sep 2022 0.00 0.00 0%
Counterpart 2.61 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 6.88 28 Sep 2022 0.00 0.00 0%

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Tenders

Tender Title Type Status Posting Date Deadline
Knowledge and Learning Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed 11 Aug 2022 09 Sep 2022
SENIOR BIODIVERSITY EXPERT Individual - Consulting Closed 11 Aug 2022 09 Sep 2022
Nature-Based Solutions Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed 11 Aug 2022 09 Sep 2022
Sustainable Cities Specialist cum Project Coordinator Individual - Consulting Closed 11 Aug 2022 09 Sep 2022

Contracts Awarded

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