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Sri Lanka: Colombo Suburban Railway Project

Sovereign (Public) Project | 49111-003 Status: Dropped / Terminated

Project Details

Project Officer
Georget, Johan South Asia Department Request for information
Country
  • Sri Lanka
Sector
  • Transport
 
Project Name Colombo Suburban Railway Project
Project Number 49111-003
Country Sri Lanka
Project Status Dropped / Terminated
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Loan
Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
Loan: Colombo Suburban Railway Electrification Project
Ordinary capital resources US$ 600.00 million
TA: Colombo Suburban Railway Project
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 1.00 million
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Gender Equity and Mainstreaming
Governance and capacity development
Private sector development
Sector / Subsector

Transport / Transport policies and institutional development - Urban public transport

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Some gender elements
Description
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy
Impact
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome
Progress Toward Outcome
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs
Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)
Geographical Location Bambalapitiya, Fort Station, Gampaha, Maradana, Moratuwa, Panadura, Ragama, Ratmalana North, Veyangoda
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
Environmental Aspects

Studies to prepare this project will be undertaken by the TA loan. The tasks include (i) assessing the environmental and social safeguard impact of the project including assessing climate change risks, and (ii) preparing safeguard documentation for the project and review the safeguard categorization for the project. A poverty and social analysis will be prepared to assist in developing pro-poor design features, undertake stakeholder consultation and participation, and developing mitigation measures beyond safeguard requirement such as compliance with core labor standards and/or national labor laws and HIV/AIDS prevention program. The initial poverty and social assessment has been provided in Appendix 4 of the concept paper.

The Environment Expert will prepare (i) an environmental categorization form and rapid environmental assessment checklist; and (ii) an initial environmental examination (IEE) in accordance with ADB's Safeguard Policy Statement (2009) including climate change assessments. The scope of environmental due diligence will entail assessment of impacts due to (i) construction within the port, (ii) electrification of the 64 km Veyangoda Colombo Fort Panadura rail section (ii) rehabilitation of the railway links and rolling stock maintenance facilities, (iii) new rail link if any and (iv) the dry ports and connecting roads. The environmental considerations will require assessment of environmental improvement due to diversion of cargo from the roads near port. The environmental analysis shall also include analysis of alternatives for each of the sites of the dry ports considered in the study.

Involuntary Resettlement

Studies to prepare this project will be undertaken by the TA loan. The tasks include (i) assessing the environmental and social safeguard impact of the project including assessing climate change risks, and (ii) preparing safeguard documentation for the project and review the safeguard categorization for the project. A poverty and social analysis will be prepared to assist in developing pro-poor design features, undertake stakeholder consultation and participation, and developing mitigation measures beyond safeguard requirement such as compliance with core labor standards and/or national labor laws and HIV/AIDS prevention program. The initial poverty and social assessment has been provided in Appendix 4 of the concept paper.

The Resettlement Expert will (i) Advise and collaborate with technical team during project selection and design to ensure resettlement impact is minimized or mitigated, (ii) Prepare Involuntary Resettlement (IR) screening and impact categorization checklists, and (iii) Prepare Resettlement Plans (RPs) or other relevant safeguard planning documents such as land acquisition due diligence reports in accordance with government regulations, ADB Safeguard Policy Statement (2009) and other related policies such as the ADB Public Communications Policy (2011).

Indigenous Peoples

Studies to prepare this project will be undertaken by the TA loan. The tasks include (i) assessing the environmental and social safeguard impact of the project including assessing climate change risks, and (ii) preparing safeguard documentation for the project and review the safeguard categorization for the project. A poverty and social analysis will be prepared to assist in developing pro-poor design features, undertake stakeholder consultation and participation, and developing mitigation measures beyond safeguard requirement such as compliance with core labor standards and/or national labor laws and HIV/AIDS prevention program. The initial poverty and social assessment has been provided in Appendix 4 of the concept paper.

The Social Development Expert will prepare (i) Poverty and Social Analysis (PSA) report in accordance with ADB's Handbook on Poverty and Social Analysis: A Working Document (2012), (ii) Indigenous Peoples screening and impact categorization checklist, and (iii) Indigenous Peoples Plan (IPP), if required, in accordance with ADB Safeguard Policy Statement (2009) and other related policies such as the Public Communications Policy (2011). The scope shall include assessing and exploring possible gender measures, labor standards, and HIV, trafficking, road safety and other social risks, as identified in the Initial Poverty and Social Assessment.

Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design Workshops, community mobilization, surveys and consultation conducted for origin/destination and rail use, ways to raise awareness on HIV/AIDs, human trafficking, child labor, environment and social safeguard issues. Poor and excluded affected persons impacted by land acquisition are consulted and surveyed. Additional assistance and provisions such as livelihood rehabilitation will be outlined in Resettlement Plan.
During Project Implementation -
Business Opportunities
Consulting Services A consulting firm will be recruited for the PPTA using the quality and cost-based selection method with full technical proposal and a quality to cost ratio of 90:10 due to the specialized technical requirements and the nature of this project as a multidisciplinary railway project. Individual consultants will be recruited, if required, to support SLR's capacity in project management and safeguards implementation. All consultants will be selected in accordance with ADB's Guidelines on the Use of Consultants (2013, as amended from time to time).
Procurement Procurement to be financed from the loan will be carried out in accordance with ADB's Procurement Guidelines (2015, as amended from time to time). The contracts for civil works and procurement of goods estimated at more than $15 million and $2 million respectively, will be procured through international competitive bidding procedures. ADB standard bidding documents for large works with post qualification under the single-stage, two-envelope system will be adopted. Advance procurement action and retroactive financing for works, goods and consulting services is proposed to enhance project readiness.
Responsible ADB Officer Georget, Johan
Responsible ADB Department South Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Transport and Communications Division, SARD
Executing Agencies
Sri Lanka Railways
Sri Lankan Railways, Colombo 10, Sri Lanka
Timetable
Concept Clearance -
Fact Finding -
MRM -
Approval -
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 31 Mar 2017

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Title Document Type Document Date
Colombo Suburban Railway Project: Project Preparatory Technical Assistance Report Project Preparatory Technical Assistance Reports Dec 2015
Colombo Suburban Railway Project: Initial Poverty and Social Analysis Initial Poverty and Social Analysis Dec 2015

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.

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Evaluation Documents See also: Independent Evaluation

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Tenders

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Contracts Awarded

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Procurement Plan

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