According to the bank document, "the outputs of the proposed Urban Project Preparatory Facility for Sri Lanka include (i) feasibility studies and detailed designs of urban projects completed; (ii) advance implementation support for two ensuing projects provided; and (iii) institutional capacity of implementing agencies strengthened. The outputs will result in the following outcome: high level of urban project readiness achieved. The project will be aligned with the following impact: urban projects in strategic cities and towns implemented in a timely manner. The TA loan will develop two projects listed in the country operations business plan (COBP), 2018- 2020. Subproject selection criteria were prepared together with executing agencies, and projects to be developed under the UPPF were initially identified during fact-finding mission. Areas of value addition for ADB include piloting innovative approaches such as high-level technology to improve operational efficiency, reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and address climate change impacts."
An attached transaction technical assistance (TA) of $1.0 million funded on a grant basis by ADB's Technical Assistance Special Fund (TASF-6) will provide capacity building and implementation support to the executing agencies in areas of procurement, technical appraisal, safeguards, disaster and climate change, governance improvement, strategic planning, financial management, revenue generation, and operational and maintenance capacity for improved service delivery.
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 1.00 million
Responsible ADB Officer Slangen, Ron H.
Responsible ADB Department South Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Urban Development and Water Division, SARD
Ministry of Megapolis and Western Development
4th Floor, Sethsiripaya Stage 1 Ministry of Provincial Councils, Local Government and Sports
330 Union Place, Colombo 2, Sri Lanka
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