Sri Lanka: Urban Project Preparatory Facility

Sovereign (Public) Project | 51297-001

The outputs of the proposed Urban Project Preparatory Facility for Sri Lanka include (i) feasibility studies and detailed designs of urban projects completed; (ii) advance implementation support for two ensuing projects provided; and (iii) institutional capacity of implementing agencies strengthened. The outputs will result in the following outcome: high level of urban project readiness achieved. The project will be aligned with the following impact: urban projects in strategic cities and towns implemented in a timely manner. The TA loan will develop two projects listed in the country operations business plan (COBP), 2018- 2020. Subproject selection criteria were prepared together with executing agencies, and projects to be developed under the UPPF were initially identified during fact-finding mission. Areas of value addition for ADB include piloting innovative approaches such as high-level technology to improve operational efficiency, reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and address climate change impacts.

Project Details

  • Project Officer
    Pauleta de Almeida, Pedro Miguel
    South Asia Department
    Request for information
  • Country
    Sri Lanka
  • Sector
    • Water and other urban infrastructure and services
Project Name Urban Project Preparatory Facility
Project Number 51297-001
Country Sri Lanka
Project Status Active
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Loan
Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
Loan 3706-SRI: Urban Project Preparatory Facility
concessional ordinary capital resources lending / Asian Development Fund US$ 10.00 million
TA 9590-SRI: Capacity Building for Secondary Towns and Strategic Cities
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 1.00 million
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Gender Equity and Mainstreaming
Governance and capacity development
Sector / Subsector

Transport / Urban roads and traffic management

Water and other urban infrastructure and services / Renovation and protection of cultural heritage - Urban flood protection - Urban policy, institutional and capacity development - Urban sanitation - Urban solid waste management

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Effective gender mainstreaming
Description

The outputs of the proposed Urban Project Preparatory Facility for Sri Lanka include (i) feasibility studies and detailed designs of urban projects completed; (ii) advance implementation support for two ensuing projects provided; and (iii) institutional capacity of implementing agencies strengthened. The outputs will result in the following outcome: high level of urban project readiness achieved. The project will be aligned with the following impact: urban projects in strategic cities and towns implemented in a timely manner. The TA loan will develop two projects listed in the country operations business plan (COBP), 2018- 2020. Subproject selection criteria were prepared together with executing agencies, and projects to be developed under the UPPF were initially identified during fact-finding mission. Areas of value addition for ADB include piloting innovative approaches such as high-level technology to improve operational efficiency, reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and address climate change impacts.

An attached transaction technical assistance (TA) of $1.0 million funded on a grant basis by ADB's Technical Assistance Special Fund (TASF-6) will provide capacity building and implementation support to the executing agencies in areas of procurement, technical appraisal, safeguards, disaster and climate change, governance improvement, strategic planning, financial management, revenue generation, and operational and maintenance capacity for improved service delivery.

Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy The proposed Urban Project Preparatory Facility for Sri Lanka will strengthen project readiness by completing advanced feasibility studies, detailed designs, and procurement actions to meet Asian Development Bank financing requirements, and build capacities of implementing agencies in the urban sector prior to project approval
Impact Urban projects in strategic cities and towns implemented in a timely manner
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome High level of urban project readiness achieved
Progress Toward Outcome Ongoing. Consulting packages for the preparation of feasibility studies, detailed designs, and procurement actions are currently being recruited.
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs

Feasibility studies and detailed designs of urban subprojects completed

Advance implementation support for two ensuing projects provided

Institutional capacity of project agencies strengthened

Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)

Only measurable at Project Completion

Only measurable at Project Completion

Only measurable at Project Completion

Only measurable upon project completion.

measurable at project completion

measurable at project completion

measurable at project completion

Geographical Location Nation-wide
Safeguard Categories
Environment C
Involuntary Resettlement C
Indigenous Peoples C
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
Environmental Aspects The facility will not involve construction work and will not have any adverse environmental impacts.
Involuntary Resettlement The facility will not involve construction work and will not have any involuntary resettlement impacts.
Indigenous Peoples The facility will not involve construction work and will not have any indigenous peoples impacts.
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design The project intends to maximize transparency by communicating relevant project information to stakeholders in various means.
During Project Implementation

The PMUs will set up a website within 6 months from the loan effectiveness and disclose all key project-related information, including scope, cost, financial and institutional arrangements, of the project, project safeguard reports including DDRs, IEEs and resettlement plans, procurement plans and project progress. The website will include information on project procurement including the list of participating firms, name of the winning firm, basic details of procurement procedures and value of consultancy contracts awarded. The website shall also contain general project information in both English and Sinhala languages and shall link to ADB''s Integrity Unit website at http://www.adb.org/Integrity/complaint.asp for reporting to ADB any grievances or allegations of corrupt practices arising out of project and/or project activities.

Each PIU and participating local authorities will also fully disclose relevant project related information such as project name and cost, information on bidding, contractor''s name, contract price, progress of construction through public briefing and bulletin boards.

Business Opportunities
Consulting Services The two executing agencies, the MPCLGS and the MMWD, will establish separate PMUs for implementation. The PMUs will recruit consulting firms to prepare feasibility studies, engineering designs, bidding documents, safeguard documents, and gender action plans. Recruitment will be through quality- and cost-based (90:10) selection. Full technical proposals will be used to evaluate the consulting firms. Procurement (including consulting services) to be financed by the loan will follow the ADB Procurement Policy (2017, as amended from time to time) and Procurement Regulations for ADB Borrowers (2017, as amended from time to time).
Procurement Procurement (including consulting services) to be financed by the loan will follow ADB Procurement Policy (2017, as amended from time to time) and Procurement Regulations for ADB Borrowers (2017, as amended from time to time).
Responsible ADB Officer Pauleta de Almeida, Pedro Miguel
Responsible ADB Department South Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Urban Development and Water Division, SARD
Executing Agencies
State Ministry of Provincial Councils & Local Government Affairs (formerly Ministry of Public Services, Provincial Councils and Local Government)
Mr. A. Wijetunga
PDSTS[email protected]
330 Union Place, Colombo 2, SRi Lanka
State Ministry of Urban Development, Coast Conservation, Waste Disposal, and Community Cleanliness (formerly Ministry of Urban Development and Housing Facilities)
[email protected]
17th Floors, Suhurupaya, Sri Subhuthipura Road, Battaramulla, Sri Lanka
Timetable
Concept Clearance 13 Feb 2018
Fact Finding 02 Apr 2018 to 09 Apr 2018
MRM 05 Jun 2018
Approval 18 Sep 2018
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 14 Jun 2021

Loan 3706-SRI

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
18 Sep 2018 17 Jan 2019 06 Mar 2019 31 Mar 2022 - -
Financing Plan Loan Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 12.20 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 10.00 07 Sep 2021 7.66 0.00 77%
Counterpart 2.20 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 07 Sep 2021 3.06 0.00 31%

TA 9590-SRI

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
18 Sep 2018 07 Nov 2018 07 Nov 2018 30 Sep 2021 - -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
1,000,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 1,000,000.00 07 Sep 2021 378,925.18

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Title Document Type Document Date
Urban Project Preparatory Facility: State Ministry of Provincial Councils and Local Government Affairs Audited Project Financial Statements (January-December 2020) Audited Project Financial Statements Jul 2021
Urban Project Preparatory Facility: State Ministry of Urban Development, Coast Conservation, Waste Disposal, and Community Cleanliness Audited Project Financial Statements (January-December 2020) Audited Project Financial Statements Jun 2021
Urban Project Preparatory Facility: Ministry of Public Administration, Home Affairs Provincial Councils and Local Government Audited Project Financial Statements (January-December 2019) Audited Project Financial Statements Jul 2020
Urban Project Preparatory Facility: Ministry of Urban Development, Water Supply and Housing Facilities Audited Project Financial Statements (January-December 2019) Audited Project Financial Statements Jul 2020
Technical Assistance Loan Agreement (Ordinary Operations [Concessional]) for Loan 3706-SRI: Urban Project Preparatory Facility Loan Agreement (Ordinary Resources) Jan 2019
Urban Project Preparatory Facility: Project Administration Manual Project/Program Administration Manual Aug 2018
Urban Project Preparatory Facility: Gender Action Plan Gender Action Plans Aug 2018
Capacity Building for Secondary Towns and Strategic Cities: Technical Assistance Report Technical Assistance Reports Aug 2018
Urban Project Preparatory Facility: Report and Recommendation of the President Reports and Recommendations of the President Aug 2018
Urban Project Preparatory Facility: Initial Poverty and Social Analysis Initial Poverty and Social Analysis Feb 2018
Urban Project Preparatory Facility: Procurement Plan Procurement Plans Feb 2018

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.

None currently available.


Evaluation Documents See also: Independent Evaluation

None currently available.


Related Publications

None currently available.


The Access to Information Policy (AIP) establishes the disclosure requirements for documents and information ADB produces or requires to be produced in its operations to facilitate stakeholder participation in ADB's decision-making. For more information, refer to the Safeguard Policy Statement, Operations Manual F1, and Operations Manual L3.

Requests for information may also be directed to the InfoUnit.

Tenders

Tender Title Type Status Posting Date Deadline
Procurement Expert Individual - Consulting Closed 29 May 2020 11 Jun 2020
Drainage Expert Individual - Consulting Closed 05 May 2020 18 May 2020
Transportation Expert Individual - Consulting Closed 09 Apr 2020 17 Apr 2020
Climate Change and Disaster Resilience Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed 26 Feb 2020 05 Mar 2020
Architect cum Urban Design Expert Individual - Consulting Closed 21 Jan 2020 27 Jan 2020
International Gender Expert Individual - Consulting Closed 07 Jun 2019 13 Jun 2019
International Climate Change and Disaster Resilience Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed 25 May 2019 31 May 2019
National Gender Expert Individual - Consulting Closed 11 May 2019 20 May 2019
National IT e-Governance Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed 09 May 2019 15 May 2019
Civil Engineer Individual - Consulting Closed 01 May 2019 07 May 2019
International Project Economist Individual - Consulting Closed 29 Mar 2019 11 Apr 2019
International Environmental Safeguard Expert Individual - Consulting Closed 29 Mar 2019 11 Apr 2019
Urban Institutional and Governance Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed 29 Mar 2019 11 Apr 2019
International Finance Expert Individual - Consulting Closed 29 Mar 2019 11 Apr 2019
National Urban Institutional and Governance Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed 29 Mar 2019 11 Apr 2019
International Social Safeguards Expert Individual - Consulting Closed 29 Mar 2019 11 Apr 2019
National Finance Management Expert Individual - Consulting Closed 29 Mar 2019 11 Apr 2019
Quantity Surveyor Individual - Consulting Closed 23 Jan 2019 29 Jan 2019
Civil Engineer Individual - Consulting Closed 23 Jan 2019 31 Jan 2019
Social Development Expert Individual - Consulting Closed 18 Jan 2019 24 Jan 2019
Environmental Safeguards Expert Individual - Consulting Closed 18 Jan 2019 28 Jan 2019
Urban Infrastructure and Planning Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed 06 Oct 2018 12 Oct 2018
Procurement Expert Individual - Consulting Closed 06 Oct 2018 12 Oct 2018
Consultancy Services for Planning, Detailed Design and Procurement of Environment Management Services Component for four cities is Sri Lanka (Trincomallee, Dambulla, Kurunagela and Damabulla) Firm - Consulting Closed 07 Jun 2018 11 Jul 2018
Consultancy Services for Planning, Detailed Design and Procurement of Urban Upgrading, Heritage Conservation and Capacity Building for 4 Cities in SriLanka(Trincomalee,Dambulla,Kurunegala & Ratnapura) Firm - Consulting Closed 05 Jun 2018 06 Jul 2018
Consultancy Services for Planning , Detailed Design and Procurement of Traffic,Transportation and Mobility Improvement for Trincomalee, Dambulla, Kurunegala and Rathnapura Firm - Consulting Closed 11 May 2018 11 Jun 2018
Consultancy for Detailed Design and Procurement Services of Urban Infrastructure of 25 Local Authorities across Sri Lanka Firm - Consulting Closed 09 May 2018 13 Jun 2018

Contracts Awarded

Contract Title Approval Number Contract Date Contractor Contractor Address Executing Agency Contract Description Total Contract Amount (US$) Contract Amount Financed by ADB (US$)
CONSULTANCY SERVICES FOR PLANNING,DETAILED DESIGN AND PROC OF ENV'T MGT SERVICES COMPONENT FOR TRIN, DAM, KURU AND RAT CITIES IN SRI LANKA Loan 3706 15 Nov 2019 WAPCOS LIMITED, INDIA IN ASSOCIATION WITH 76-C, INSTITUTIONAL AREA, SECTOR-18 GURUGRAM-122015, HARYANA, INDIA INDIA Min of Internal & Home Affairs & Prov Councils&LG CONSULTANCY 1509724.60 1288540.17
CONSULTANCY SERVICES FOR PLANNING, DETAILED DESIGN & PROCUREMENT OF URBAN UPGRADING, HERITAGE CONSERV ATION AND CAP BUILDING COMPONENT FOR TRINCOMALEE Loan 3706 18 Sep 2019 ENGINEERING CONSULTANTS (PVT) LIMITED IN JV W COLOMBO, SRI LANKA SRI LANKA Min of Internal & Home Affairs & Prov Councils&LG CONSULTANCY 1834714.59 1554909.23
CONSULTANCY SERVICES FOR PLANNING, DETAILED DESIGN AND PROCUREMENT OF TRAFFIC, TRANSPORTATION AND MOB ILITY IMPROVEMENTS FOR TRINCOMALEE, DAMBULLA, Loan 3706 18 Sep 2019 SMEC INT'L AUSTRALIA IN JV W/ SURBANA JURONG LEVEL 2A PARKLAND 1, NO. 33 PARK STREET COLOMBO, SRI LANKA AUSTRALIA Min of Internal & Home Affairs & Prov Councils&LG CONSULTANCY 1166775.43 991577.70
CONSULTANCY FOR DETAILED DESIGN AND PROCUREMENT SE RVICES OF URBAN INFRASTRUCTURE OF 25 LOCAL AUTORIT IES ACROSS SRI LANKA Loan 3706 16 Sep 2019 RESOURCES DEVELOPMENT CONSULTANTS (PVT) LIMIT COLOMBO, SRI LANKA SRI LANKA Min of Internal & Home Affairs & Prov Councils&LG CONSULTANCY 3666552.37 3112922.25

Procurement Plan