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.
improved water supply and wastewater service and management in Greater Colombo aligned with the Vision for a New Sri Lanka, 2010-2020.
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).
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.
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
ACCOUNTABILITY MECHANISM OF ADB
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Responsible ADB Officer Fan, Mingyuan
Responsible ADB Department South Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Urban Development and Water Division, SARD
Ministry of City Planning and Water Supply
"Lakdiya Medura", No. 35, New Parliament Road, Pelawatta
Ministry of Provincial Councils & Local Government
330 Union Place, Colombo 2