The proposed project will support the economic development of Trincomalee and the eastern region of Sri Lanka by fostering economic activities and improving urban services in Trincomalee. It comprises (i) physical investments to improve urban services in Trincomalee town; (ii) non-physical investments to develop a Master Plan for the region and more specifically for the special economic zone (SEZ) to promote private investment and business; and (iii) non-physical investments to support project implementation and capacity development of urban institutions.
PROJECT RATIONALE AND LINKAGE TO COUNTRY/REGIONAL STRATEGY
The Trincomalee Integrated Urban Development Project (TIUDP), in line with ADB's water and urban operational plans, will (a) improve urban services in Trincomalee town through investments and institutional strengthening; and (b) boost economic development through integrated planning, institutional support and strategic investments in economic infrastructure with wider economic benefits for the future Trincomalee Metropolitan Urban Development Area (TMUDA). The project will facilitate the TMUDA to become a hub of the North Central Metropolitan Region in line with government's vision for the Eastern Province.
Improved competitiveness of the TMUDA.
Improved access to urban services and enabling environment for economic insfrastructure in the TMUDA.
All procurement under the project shall be carried out using ADB's Procurement and Consulting Guidelines 2013, as amended from time to time. Advance contracting and retroactive financing options will be used and the requirement of various consulting packages subject to advance action and retroactive financing shall be carefully reviewed during processsing.
All procurement under the project shall be carried out using ADB's Procurement and Consulting Guidelines 2013, as amended from time to time. Advance contracting and retroactive financing options will be used and the requirement of various procurement packages subject to advance action and retroactive financing shall be carefully reviewed during processsing. Procurement packaging shall be carried out keeping in mind the scope, nature, market conditions, location of the project and with due consideration to the economy and efficiency of the bidding process.
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