Greater Colombo Water and Wastewater Management Improvement Investment Program (Tranche 3) (ADB-45148-008)

Countries
  • Sri Lanka
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Financial Institutions
  • Asian Development Bank (ADB)
  • European Investment Bank (EIB)
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Project Status
Active
Bank Risk Rating
B
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Voting Date
Dec 8, 2015
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Sectors
  • Finance
  • Water and Sanitation
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Investment Type(s)
Loan
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Investment Amount (USD)
$ 128.00 million
Value listed on project documents at time of disclosure. If necessary, converted to USD$. Please review updated project documents for more information.
Primary Source

Original disclosure @ ADB website

Updated in EWS Aug 11, 2017

Disclosed by Bank Sep 23, 2016


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Project Description
DESCRIPTION ADB and the Government of Sri Lanka are working together to improve water and wastewater management services in and around the capital city of Colombo. The Greater Colombo Water and Wastewater Management Improvement Investment Program (Tranche 3) is improving the efficiency and financial sustainability of water supply and wastewater services in Colombo. This includes rehabilitating the city's water supply network and reducing the amount of water that is leaked or distributed without payment. The project is rehabilitating and expanding the city's wastewater system and constructing a wastewater treatment. This is improving the quality of life for tens of thousands of residents in the greater Colombo area, including women and the poor, who will have more time for productive activities because of 24-hour water supply. PROJECT RATIONALE AND LINKAGE TO COUNTRY/REGIONAL STRATEGY About 95% of Colombo, Sri Lanka's capital city and economic and administrative hub, is covered by a piped water supply system. Because the system has low and fluctuating water pressure and intermittent supply, some areas of the city receive water only during off-peak hours and others receive water for an average of only 6 to 10 hours a day. Many parts of the distribution network were built more than 100 years ago. About half the water in the system is lost without earning revenue to maintain the system. About 60% of the population in Colombo is connected to the sewer system, which is in poor condition and frequently blocked. About one third of the pumping facilities are not working and this causes overflows. Currently, wastewater is discharged without treatment into the sea. IMPACT improved water supply and wastewater service and management in Greater Colombo aligned with the Vision for a New Sri Lanka, 2010-2020. CONSULTING SERVICES All consultants will be recruited according to ADB's Guidelines on the Use of Consultants (2013, as amended from time to time). It is estimated that the total consulting inputs under Project 3 will be 1131 person months (5 international, and 1126 national). PROCUREMENT All procurement of goods and works will be undertaken in accordance with ADB's Procurement Guidelines (2015, as amended from time to time). The executing agencies and implementing agencies for Project 3, with assistance from consultants, have prepared the bid documents for the sewer networks and the bidding is ongoing. The Design-Build-Operation (DBO) bidding document for wastewater treatment plant is being finalized and bidding will start soon.
Investment Description
  • Asian Development Bank (ADB)
  • European Investment Bank (EIB)
Loan 3348-SRI: Greater Colombo Water and Wastewater Management Improvement Investment Program - Tranche 3 Ordinary capital resources US$ 123.00 million Loan 3349-SRI: Greater Colombo Water and Wastewater Management Improvement Investment Program - Tranche 3 Concessional ordinary capital resources / Asian Development Fund US$ 5.00 million Loan: Greater Colombo Water and Wastewater Management Improvement Investment Program (Project 3) European Investment Bank US$ 50.00 million
Contact Information
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 CONTACTS Responsible ADB Officer Fan, Mingyuan Responsible ADB Department South Asia Department Responsible ADB Division Urban Development and Water Division, SARD Executing Agencies Ministry of City Planning and Water Supply INFO@WATERMIN.GOV.LK "Lakdiya Medura", No. 35, New Parliament Road, Pelawatta Ministry of Provincial Councils & Local Government SPRIP@EUREKA.LK 330 Union Place, Colombo 2 Sri Lanka