Tranche 2 will continue improvements in coverage and operational sustainability of Kolkata Municipal Corporation's sewerage, drainage, and water supply services. The accompanying TA will strengthen climate resilience of Kolkata through improved planning and disaster risk management.
PROJECT RATIONALE AND LINKAGE TO COUNTRY/REGIONAL STRATEGY
The impact of Tranche 2 will be improved access to water supply and sanitation in KMC's service areas (defined by the Investment Program). The outcome will be service quality, operational sustainability, and climate resilience in water supply and sewerage and drianage in the service areas of KMC increased.
Access to water supply and sanitation in the service areas of Kolkata Municipal Corporation improved.
An estimated 733 person-months input of national consultants is required under Project 2 to (i) facilitate project management and implementation, and (ii) strengthen the institutional and operational capacity of the PMU and executing agency. Consulting firms will be engaged using the quality- and cost-based selection method with a standard quality cost ratio of 80:20.
All procurement of goods and works will be undertaken in accordance with ADB's Procurement Guidelines (2015, as amended from time to time).
International competitive bidding procedures will be used for civil works contracts estimated to cost $40 million or more, and supply contracts valued at $1 million or higher. Shopping will be used for contracts for procurement of works and equipment below $100,000.
Master bidding documents for national competitive bidding (NCB) works was prepared for e-tendering and reviewed by ADB, which will be used throughout Project 2 implementation period for procurement under NCB. ADB and the government have reviewed the public procurement laws of the central and state governments to ensure consistency with ADB's Procurement Guidelines (2015, as amended from time to time).
Loan 3413-IND: Kolkata Environmental Improvement Investment Program - Tranche 2
Ordinary capital resources US$ 200.00 million
TA 9157-IND: Strengthening Climate Resilience of Kolkata City through Improved Planning and Disaster Risk Management
Urban Climate Change Resilience Trust Fund under the Urban Financing Partnership Facility US$ 1.00 million
ACCOUNTABILITY MECHANISM OF ADB
The Accountability Mechanism is an independent complaint mechanism and fact-finding body for people who believe they are likely to be, or have been, adversely affected by an Asian Development Bank-financed project. If you submit a complaint to the Accountability Mechanism, they may investigate to assess whether the Asian Development Bank is following its own policies and procedures for preventing harm to people or the environment. You can learn more about the Accountability Mechanism and how to file a complaint at: http://www.adb.org/site/accountability-mechanism/main
Responsible ADB Officer Pokhrel, Neeta
Responsible ADB Department South Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Urban Development and Water Division, SARD
Kolkata Municipal Corporation
5, S.N.Banerjee Road
Kolkata 700 013, India