According to the bank document, "the proposed project will supportNepal’s urban development througha bi-pronged approach of: (i) financingstrategic infrastructure investment; and (ii) providing institutional and capacity development support to the participating Urban Local Governments(ULGs).The project consists of three components:
Component 1: Municipal Infrastructure Investment.Strategic infrastructure investments, including improvements in municipal roads, storm water drainage, drinking water supply, wastewater, and solid waste management.
Component 2: Institutional Capacity Development.Capacity building to strengthen participating ULGsas well as provincial and federal governmentsin strengthening their institutional capacity for improved design, supervision, operation andmaintenanceof municipal infrastructure investments.
Component 3: Project Management, Coordination and Monitoring.This will provide technical assistance to strengthen the capacity of aProject Coordination Office(PCO) and Project Implementation Units(PIUs)for managing and coordinating project activities.
The project will include17participating ULGsin the Eastern-Terai Cluster (9): Birtamod, Damak, Uralabari, Sundarharaicha, Mechinagar, Itahari, Rajbiraj, Triyuga and Dhankuta in Provinces 1 and 2; and the Central-Hill Cluster (8):Pokhara-Lekhnath, Byas, Putalibazar, Baglung, Shuklagandki, Tansen, Ramgram and Tilottama in Provinces 4 and 5."
World Bank US$ 150 million
Mr. Sangmoo Kim, Investment Operations Specialist (Urban)
Ms. Yoonhee Kim, Senior Urban Economist
Government of Nepal
Mr. Dil Bhadur Chhetry, Under Secretary, Ministry of Finance
Mr. Padma Mainalee, Project Director, PMU / Joint Secretary, DUDBC