According to the AIIB website, the project aims to improve solid waste management in the Colombo Region and other participating local governments in Sri Lanka through an integrated solid waste management system. Expected project results include waste disposal reduction in open dumpsites and increased beneficiaries of improved solid waste services.
Key components include:
Solid Waste Management Disposal Improvement
•Safe closure of Meethotamulla dumpsite;
•A temporary controlled landfill and improved compost operations at Kerawalapitiya Waste Park (KWP);
•Rehabilitation at Karadiayana controlled dumpsite
•Improvement at Dompe landfill
•Construction of the sanitary landfill at Aruwakkalu and associated waste transfer stations
•Purchase of railway rolling stock and waste haulage containers;
•Procurement of vehicles and haulage equipment to transport waste to Aruwakkalu until rail connectivity is established;
•Construction supervision consultancy financed by GOSL.
Solid Waste Management Service (SWM) and Operations Improvements
•Vehicles and equipment for collection, sorting, transport, processing, and transfer of waste to disposal sites for the Colombo Municipal Council (CMC);
•Collection vehicles and waste processing facilities in nine SWM clusters in the provinces and other local authorities in Colombo Region;
•Closure of the Bloemendhal dumpsite, including waste reduction; and
•Development of an urban park at the Meethotamulla dumpsite
The estimated board date is April 2018.
According to the AIIB website, this project is also part of the AIIB Project Preparation Special Fund. The Preparation Special Fund provides grants to support and facilitate the preparation of projects to be financed by AIIB in eligible member countries.
Borrower US$ 44 million
World Bank US$ 115 million
AIIB: Mr. Anzheng Wei
Project Team Leader/Investment Officer
Tel: +86 10 835801 95
World Bank: Ms. Shenhua Wang
Project Team Leader/Senior
Urban Development Specialist
Tel: +94 11 556 1349
Borrower: Ms. Madara Sevwandi De Silva
Director, External Resources Department
Ministry of National Policies and Economic Affairs
Tel: +94 11 248 4717
Implementation Agency: Mr. Jayavilal Fernando
Project Director of the Project Management Unit of the Solid Waste Management Project
Ministry of Megapolis & Western Development
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com
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.