The stated development objective of the Project is to build sustainable urban services and capacity of urban institutions for the development of Amaravati Capital City.
According to AIIB documents, the Project will help to implement the Amaravati master-plan through pro-poor interventions and the implementation of priority infrastructure, so as to lay the foundations for the phased development of
the new capital city. All infrastructure under the Project will be located on identified land parcels/stretches within the city. Accordingly, the Project’s design proposes three main components as follows:
1. Basic urban and pro-poor infrastructure
- Construction of major road infrastructure (65 km road length); and
- Upgrading of village infrastructure, including water, sewerage, village roads, connectivity
to trunk infrastructure, etc. in the existing 29 villages within the capital area.
2. Green / Climate resilient urban investments
- Flood mitigation for the ‘Kondaveeti Vagu’ water canal within the city area; and
- Sewerage system and solid waste management system for Amaravati.
3. Technical assistance
- Support for Project management;
- Setting up key urban institutions, including the eventual city government of Amaravati; and
- Introducing international good practice on city management.
This project applies the World Bank’s Environmental and Social Safeguard Policies (Safeguard Policies).
The two main implementing agencies will be the Andhra Pradesh Capital Region Development Authority (APCRDA) and the Amaravati Development Corporation (ADC), with APCRDA having overall responsibility for implementing the proposed Project.
The total project cost is $715 USD million. The AIIB investment is estimated at $200 USD million.
Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB):
Mr. Thomas Walenta
Project Team Leader / Investment Officer
Phone: +86 10 8358 0068
Mr. Raghu Kesavan
Task Team Leader / Senior Infrastructure Specialist
Phone: +91 11 4924 7652
Andhra Pradesh Capital Region Development Authority (APCRDA):
Mr. Dhananjaya Joshi
Assistant Director - Strategy
Phone: +91 86 6257 7475
ACCOUNTABILITY MECHANISM OF AIIB
In addition, the AIIB has a Bank Oversight Mechanism. According to AIIB's policies, "people who believe they have been or are likely to be adversely affected by a failure of the Bank to implement the ESP may also submit complaints to the Bank's oversight mechanism in accordance with the policies and procedures to be established by the Bank for such mechanism." However, at the time of writing, it is unclear what the exact scope and function of this Oversight Mechanism will be.