Second Kathmandu Valley Water Supply Improvement Project (ADB-45339-002)

  • Nepal
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Specific Location
Yangri, Larke Rivers; Kathmandu Valley
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  • Water and Sanitation
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Investment Type(s)
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Investment Amount (USD)
$ 285.00 million
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Primary Source

Original disclosure @ ADB website

Updated in EWS Jun 26, 2020

Disclosed by Bank Sep 19, 2016

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Project Description
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The proposed Second Kathmandu Valley Water Supply Improvement Project will build on ongoing efforts of the Government of Nepal and the Asian Development Bank (ADB) to further improve water supply availability, services and planning in the Kathmandu Valley ( the Valley').


The proposed project will improve access and service quality of water supply services in the Valley by (i) financing the remaining investment gaps for Melamchi water source development, (ii) rehabilitating and expanding the water supply distribution system, and (iii) further strengthening the Kathmandu Valley's water supply and sanitation institutions.


Access to and quality of drinking water services enhanced (National Drinking Water Standards 2005; Government of Nepal's Thirteenth Plan, 2013/14 2015/16)


High-quality and sustainable water supply services provided to residents of the Kathmandu Valley, including the poor


Implementing agencies will recruit consulting firms in accordance with ADB's Guidelines on the Use of Consultants (2013, as amended from time to time).Six individual consultants (17.5 person-months) and one firm comprising 7 international consultants (20 person-months) and 9 national consultants (31 person-months) will be engaged by ADB to undertake the technical assistance in accordance with ADB's Guidelines on the Use of Consultants (2013, as amended from time to time). The firm will be engaged using Qualityand-Cost-Based Selection with 90:10 selection method and full technical proposal. Estimated budget for the firm is $800,000.


Procurement of works and goods will be carried out in accordance with ADB's Procurement Guidelines (2015, as amended from time to time).

Investment Description
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Loan: Second Kathmandu Valley Water Supply Improvement Project
Concessional ordinary capital resources / Asian Development Fund US$ 285.00 million
To be determined US$ 50.00 million
TA: Second Kathmandu Valley Water Supply Improvement Project
To be determined US$ 800,000.00

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Responsible ADB Officer Castro-Wooldridge, Vivian
Responsible ADB Department South Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Urban Development and Water Division, SARD
Executing Agencies
Ministry of Water Supply and Sanitation
Singha Durbar

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