9th Pravasi Bharatiya Divas to Showcase North Eastern Region

Development of North eastern region

Project Name North Eastern Region Capital Cities Development Investment Program – Tranche 3
Project Number US$ 80.00 million
Strategic Agendas Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Governance and capacity development
Sector / Subsector

Water and other urban infrastructure and services - Urban policy, institutional and capacity development - Urban sanitation - Urban solid waste management - Urban water supply

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Effective gender mainstreaming
Description Tranche 3 will include physical investments in water supply, solid waste and sanitation improvement in Agartala and Aizawl, and non-physical investments to continue supporting implementation of urban reforms agreed under the North Eastern Region Capital Cities Development Investment Program (NERCCDIP) in these cities. Two tranches have been approved to date under NERCCDIP (Projects 1 and 2). All three projects have been sequenced based on the implementation capacity and sector priorities of the Investment Program cities, and will collectively meet the intended outcomes of NERCCDIP.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy NERCCDIP was framed within GoI's 11th Five-year Plan (2007-2012), which aimed to reduce poverty and regional disparities by ensuring, among others, access to basic physical infrastructure. Aizawl and Agartala were selected for financing under Project 3 based on their progress on urban reforms and implementation performance of projects 1 and 2, in accordance with the agreed framework financing framework (FFA) for NERCCDIP.
Impact improved environment and well-being of urban residents in the program cities (defined by Investment Program).
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome increased access to sustainable and improved urban services in Agartala and Aizawl.
Progress Toward Outcome Five civil works contracts have been awarded and physical works are in various stages of implementation. Three goods contracts awarded. Biddings are ongoing for the remaining packages. Target outcome is yet to be realized.
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs

water supply infrastructure constructed and rehabilitated

sanitation infrastructure constructed

solid waste management infrastructure constructed and rehabilitated

capacity for project implementation and service delivery improved.

Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)

Water Supply:

Aizawl: 3 water supply works contracts awarded. Remaining package (SCADA) to be tendered upon completion of major infrastructure (planned by October 2017).

Agartala: 1 water supply works contract awarded and works in progress.

Septage Management:

Aizawl: 1 contract package awarded out of 3 septage management packages, while 2 remaining packages is being finalized and to be tendered...

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