Brief of Projects on Capacity Building, Institutional Strengthening

ADB TA 9457-NEP, Institutional Strengthening of Nepal Rural Road Sector for Sustainable Development, Consulting Services

The main objective of the consulting services is to support the Government of Nepal through Ministry of Federal Affairs and General Administration and DoLIDAR in improving [rural road] sector management performance by implementing institutional development initiatives. The focus of the TA was to “(i) redefine and restructure the Department of Local Infrastructure Development and Agricultural Roads (DoLIDAR) to a state-of-the-art sub-national road agency; and (ii) implement new business procedures and provide training to DoLIDAR, provincial and district officials to enable DoLIDAR to restructure and adopt a new institutional and management structure. New business procedures will cover (i) procurement and contracting processes; (ii) planning processes; (iii) quality assurance systems; and (iv) engineering (pavement design, road maintenance, and road safety).

Client: Department of Local Infrastructure/ADB Funding Agency: ADB
Period: January 2019 to March 2020 Approx. Value of Services: USD 918,500

Water Resources Project Preparatory Facility: Package 1 Facility Management and Capacity Building (ADB Grant no 0299-NEP)

The consulting services are for (i) improving environmental, social and technical capacities of Department of Irrigation (DOI) and Department of Water Induced Disaster Management Prevention (DWIDP) and (ii) efficient facility management. Key areas of services include training needs assessment, design of training program and effective implementation of the training program, preparation of environmental safeguard guideline, Social Safeguard Guideline (involuntary resettlement guideline, indigenous people guideline) and gender and social inclusion guideline for the Department of Irrigation; to provide ToT for the dissemination of the guidelines in the central, regional and division levels of DOI and DWIDP; (ii) assessment of existing capacity of DOI and DWIDP, preparation of capacity development plan and in-country and outside training to DOI and DWIDP staff in new and innovative technology, information science and management; and (iii) to provide assistance to Facility Management Unit (FMU) for procurement and project management of consulting services for detail feasibility study of high priority water resources projects, flood hazard mapping of priority river basins of Nepal and updating Irrigation Master Plan. Also carried out review of irrigation policy and prepared draft Irrigation Act, 2072.

Client: Department of Irrigation Funding Agency: ADB
Period: April, 2013 to February 2019 Approx. Value of Services: NRs 98,196,000

Project Management and Capacity Building Consultants, Kathmandu Sustainable Urban Transport Project [ADB Loan No./Grant No. -2656/0212- NEP (SF)]

The Project is to improve the quality of urban life in the capital of Nepal, through the delivery of a more efficient, safe, and sustainable Urban Transport System (UTS), favoring local economic growth and addressing climate change and air pollution mitigation. The UTS will be enhanced by focusing on (i) a plan to rationalize and upgrade the existing public transport network, and the test of this approach through the implementation of pilot routes provided with electric or other low emission vehicles; (ii) traffic management works and measures, which will enable heritage routes in the city cores to be pedestrianized, and will improve general walkability; and (iii) the improvement of air quality monitoring. Total project cost is US$ 30.42 million. The services of Project Management and Capacity Building Consultants (PMCBC) were to provide overall management support to Project Management and Coordination Office (PMCO) in planning, managing, implementing, monitoring and evaluating all Projects related activities. The PMCBC also assisted the five Project Implementation Units (PIUs) established at five Implementing Agencies (IAs)- Ministry of Environment, Department of Roads, Department of Transport Management, Metropolitan Traffic Police Division and Kathmandu Metropolitan City for the project, through the PMCO, in various project implementation activities.

Client: Ministry of Physical Planning, Works and Transport Funding Agency: ADB
Period: July, 2012 to October, 2017 Approx. Value of Services: NRs 69,800,000


Institutional Strengthening and Project Management Consultant, Community-Managed Irrigated Agriculture Sector Project [ADB Loan Number 2102 NEP (SF)]

Consultancy services for institutional support and project management assistance to Department of Irrigation and Department of Agriculture in project implementation. Key areas of support/assistance comprised assistance to policy and institutional actions between GoN and ADB, establishment of MIS, help implementing agencies in supervision and quality control of construction works, assist and carry out feasibility study and preparation of sub-project implementation plans, prepare guideline for IEE Report and Resettlement Plan, monitoring and evaluation of development plans, carry out and assist in survey, detailed design, cost estimates, contract document of irrigation sub-projects (total 111 sub-projects in 3 batches), conduct training programs, etc.

Client: Department of Irrigation Funding Agency: ADB
Period: August, 2006 to September 2013 Approx. Value of Services: NRs 141,973,000


Nepal Irrigation Sector Project, Institutional Development of Department of Hydrology and Meteorology [IDA Credit No: 3009 NEP]

Main scope of services consisted of hydrometric and sediment observation works, processing, analysis and interpretation and publication of data for 92 hydrometric stations and Basin wise water availability study in 77 basins (determination of basin characteristics to provide adequate knowledge about seasonal availability of surface water primarily for irrigation development and secondarily for hydropower generation, water supply and for other multipurpose uses) in Western, Mid-Western and Far-Western Development Regions of Nepal and support for institutional strengthening of Department of Hydrology and Meteorology (DHM) in hydrological, sediment and meteorological data base management and installation of GIS System, development of computer programs (for processing discharge measurements, rainfall-runoff analysis, flood routing, flow duration curves, determination of
PMP and PMF, flow forecasting models and development of sediment load estimation for the region), and to provide in-house training to DHM staff in data handling, processing and use of computer software.

Client: Department of Hydrology & Meteorology Funding Agency: WB.
Period: January, 2000 to June, 2002 Approx. Value of Services: NRs. 45,000,000