India: Tripura Urban and Tourism Development Project

Sovereign Project | 53276-001

The PRF will support the state government in holistic planning by developing priority infrastructure investment projects with requisite institutional and/or sector reform actions to be implemented with the infrastructure projects to support economic development of the state.

The outcomes of the PRF are (i) urban infrastructure and amenities of identified urban areas improved to acceptable standards and coverage; (ii) integrated tourism infrastructure, marketing, and promotion strategies to promote tourism enhanced; (iii) technical, procurement, and financial capacities of agencies for preparing and undertaking ensuing project works, and empowerment of local communities strengthened; and (iv) sector and institutional reform actions initiated.

Project Details

  • Project Officer
    Srivastava, Ashok
    South Asia Department
    Request for information
  • Country
    India
  • Sector
    • Water and other urban infrastructure and services
Project Name Tripura Urban and Tourism Development Project
Project Number 53276-001
Country India
Project Status Active
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Loan
Source of Funding / Amount
Loan 6037-IND: Tripura Urban and Tourism Development Project
Ordinary capital resources US$ 4.21 million
Strategic Agendas Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
Regional integration
Drivers of Change Gender Equity and Mainstreaming
Governance and capacity development
Knowledge solutions
Sector / Subsector

Transport / Urban roads and traffic management

Water and other urban infrastructure and services / Urban policy, institutional and capacity development

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Some gender elements
Description

The PRF will support the state government in holistic planning by developing priority infrastructure investment projects with requisite institutional and/or sector reform actions to be implemented with the infrastructure projects to support economic development of the state.

The outcomes of the PRF are (i) urban infrastructure and amenities of identified urban areas improved to acceptable standards and coverage; (ii) integrated tourism infrastructure, marketing, and promotion strategies to promote tourism enhanced; (iii) technical, procurement, and financial capacities of agencies for preparing and undertaking ensuing project works, and empowerment of local communities strengthened; and (iv) sector and institutional reform actions initiated.

Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy

Tripura is a landlocked state in northeast India. It is bordered by Bangladesh to the west, north, and south; and by the Indian states of Assam to the northeast and Mizoram to the east. Tripura is primarily agrarian, with about half of the population dependent on agriculture and related activities, while less than 30% of land is cultivable. The economy is characterized by a high poverty rate, low per-capita income, inadequate infrastructure, high unemployment, and significant impacts from disasters triggered by natural hazards. The economy which depends mainly on central assistance, needs to transition from the agriculture to industrial and service, for which planned growth and development of urban areas is a prerequisite. The state also has significant potential for tourism, which can enhance economic growth.

Inadequate urban infrastructure and low institutional capacity of urban local bodies (ULBs) have impeded the economic growth in the main towns of Tripura. Of 20 ULBs in Tripura, six serve as district headquarter towns (DHTs) and one DHT is served by a village council, while the remaining 13 serve other towns. Coverage of basic infrastructure in all ULBs is limited and cannot support urbanization-led growth.

Tripura has beautiful natural landscape and archaeological, cultural, and built heritage. Tourism growth has been hindered by inadequate infrastructure, and unorganized and unplanned activities. South Asia Subregional Economic Cooperation has recognized the need to promote the subregion as a unique tourism destination. Recognizing this potential, the state has adopted the Tripura Tourism Policy 2020 25 in 2020, and added tourism as a part of _thrust_ sector industries.

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 Agartala
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

The proposed PRF consists of consulting services only. Two-PDMC consulting firms (urban and tourism) and five (5)-individual consultants for institutional support, are envisaged under the PRF.

Two-consulting firms, as project design and management consultants (PDMC), (i) for urban sector projects (PDMC-Urban) and (ii) tourism sector projects (PDMC-Tourism), to be recruited. Both the PDMC consulting firms will be procured on quality- and cost-based selection (QCBS) method with quality-cost ratio of 80:20, to ensure high quality of technical outputs under PRF assistance. PDMCs will assist in identifying subproject(s); preparation of feasibility studies and detailed project reports; undertaking project procurement risk assessment and preparation of Strategic Procurement Plan, Contract Management Plans, bidding documents, etc.; carry-out institutional reviews, outline requisite reform actions and scope of institutional strengthening component to ensure sustainability of assets, institutional strengthening and capacity building activities, etc.; and also support improving the readiness for ensuing project(s) in line with ADB guidelines.

Responsible ADB Officer Srivastava, Ashok
Responsible ADB Department South Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division India Resident Mission
Executing Agencies
Urban Development Department, Gov't of Tripura, Agartala
[email protected]
Government of Tripura
Office Lane, Milan, Bharati
Agartala - 797001, India
Timetable
Concept Clearance -
Fact Finding 14 Sep 2020 to 18 Sep 2020
MRM 16 Nov 2020
Approval 08 Dec 2020
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 08 Dec 2020

Loan 6037-IND

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
08 Dec 2020 18 Dec 2020 09 Feb 2021 31 May 2024 - -
Financing Plan Loan Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 5.26 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 4.21 29 Sep 2021 3.46 0.00 82%
Counterpart 1.05 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 29 Sep 2021 0.31 0.00 7%

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Tenders

Tender Title Type Status Posting Date Deadline
Project Manager-cum-Procurement Expert Individual - Consulting Closed 16 Mar 2021 25 Mar 2021
Financial Management Expert Individual - Consulting Closed 16 Mar 2021 25 Mar 2021
Deputy Project Coordinator–Tourism Individual - Consulting Closed 16 Mar 2021 25 Mar 2021
Deputy Project Coordinator–Urban Individual - Consulting Closed 16 Mar 2021 25 Mar 2021
Project Design and Management Consultant (PDMC) Firm - Consulting Closed 21 Mar 2020 04 May 2020
Project Design and Management Consultants (PDMC) Firm - Consulting Closed 10 Jan 2020 18 Feb 2020

Contracts Awarded

Contract Title Approval Number Contract Date Contractor | Address Executing Agency Total Contract Amount (US$) Contract Amount Financed by ADB (US$)
Project Manager-cum-Procurement Expert (PRF-TRI-IC/01) Loan 6037 30 Jul 2021 Diptarup Kahali | 120 Regent Estate S. O. Regent Estate Kolkata West Bengal 700092 Urban Development Department, Gov't of Tripura, Agartala 121,113.76 121,113.76
PROJECT DESIGN AND MANAGEMENT CONSULTANT (PDMC) PRF-TRI/TTDCL/PDMC-02 QCBS 80:20 Loan 6037 26 Feb 2021 LEA ASSOCIATES SOUTH ASIA PRIVATE LIMITED | B-1, E-27, MOHAN CORPORATIVE INDUSTRIAL ESTATE, MATHURA ROAD, NEW DELHI-110044 INDIA Urban Development Dept, Govt of Tripura, Agartala 1,101,545.19 1,084,899.85
PROJECT DESIGN AND MANAGEMENT CONSULTANT (PDMC) PRF-TRI/TUDA/PDMC-01 QCBS 80:20 Loan 6037 26 Feb 2021 TRACTEBEL GKW GMBH IN JOINT VENTURE WITH ALMO | PS SRIJAN CORP.PARK, T-1, 13FLR, PLOT 2, BLOCK-EP&GP, SALT LAKE SEC.-V, KOLKATA-91, WB INDIA Urban Development Dept, Govt of Tripura, Agartala 2,052,789.12 2,021,769.63

Procurement Plan

None currently available.