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Sri Lanka: COVID-19 Emergency Response

Sovereign (Public) Project | 54283-001 Status: Active

The project funds will be used to support the transportation of health workers during curfew hours; increase testing capacity, by procuring test kits and reagents; and procure personal protective equipment (PPE) and medical consumables. As the situation evolves in the coming weeks, and a second wave predicted, there may be other requirements.

Project Details

Project Officer
Jayasundara, Herathbanda South Asia Department Request for information
Country
  • Sri Lanka
Sector
  • Health
 
Project Name COVID-19 Emergency Response
Project Number 54283-001
Country Sri Lanka
Project Status Active
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Grant
Source of Funding / Amount
Grant 0702-SRI: COVID-19 Emergency Response
APDRF Government of Japan for COVID19 US$ 3.00 million
Strategic Agendas Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Governance and capacity development
Sector / Subsector

Health / Disease control of communicable disease

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming No gender elements
Description The project funds will be used to support the transportation of health workers during curfew hours; increase testing capacity, by procuring test kits and reagents; and procure personal protective equipment (PPE) and medical consumables. As the situation evolves in the coming weeks, and a second wave predicted, there may be other requirements.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy As the Sri Lankan economy was gradually recovering from the Easter Sunday terror attacks in April 2019, it now faces a second major shock in less than 12 months due to the outbreak and global spread of COVID-19. Following the terror attacks, tourist arrivals were severely affected, falling by 18% year-on-year in 2019. The economy slowed to an estimated 2.3% in 2019 from 3.3% in 2018. Weak economic activity contributed to lower revenue collection, widening the fiscal deficit to an expected 6.8% of GDP. ADB's updated assessment of the impact of COVID-19 estimates Sri Lanka's GDP to contract by -2.5% to -0.3% in 2020. International Monetary Fund (IMF) estimates the fiscal deficit to reach 9.4% of GDP. Therefore, the government has limited fiscal space for additional expenditure. Sri Lanka is currently under an ongoing IMF Extended Fund Facility program which is due to expire in June 2020. The government requires additional funding to enhance their capacity to meet ongoing lifesaving needs and upscale the emergency response.
Impact Not Applicable
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome Not Applicable
Progress Toward Outcome
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs Not Applicable
Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)
Geographical Location Nation-wide
Safeguard Categories
Environment C
Involuntary Resettlement C
Indigenous Peoples C
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
Environmental Aspects Not applicable
Involuntary Resettlement Not applicable
Indigenous Peoples Not applicable
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design Not applicable
During Project Implementation Not applicable
Business Opportunities
Consulting Services Not applicable
Procurement Not applicable
Responsible ADB Officer Jayasundara, Herathbanda
Responsible ADB Department South Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Sri Lanka Resident Mission
Executing Agencies
Ministry of Health & Indigenous Medical Services
Suwasiripaya, No.385, Rev.Baddegama
Wimalawansa Thero Mawatha
Timetable
Concept Clearance -
Fact Finding 28 May 2020 to 28 May 2020
MRM 28 May 2020
Approval 02 Jun 2020
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 16 Jul 2020

Grant 0702-SRI

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
02 Jun 2020 08 Jun 2020 08 Jun 2020 08 Dec 2020 - -
Financing Plan Grant Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 3.00 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 3.00 02 Jun 2020 0.00 0.00 0%
Counterpart 0.00 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 02 Jun 2020 3.00 0.00 100%
Status of Covenants
Category Sector Safeguards Social Financial Economic Others
Rating - - - Unsatisfactory - Unsatisfactory

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