TA 9873-NEP: Preparing the Airport Capacity Enhancement Sector Development Program – Review of the Investment Component under the proposed Sector Development Program (38349-030)

Project Info

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Client:Asian Development Bank
Funding Agency: Asian Development Bank
Period: May to October 2020
Consulting Association: ADP Ingenierie, GEOCE Consultants (P) Ltd
Approx. Value of Services: Total US$ 622,747, GEOCE’s part- US$ 90,105
Professional Staff Input: International (ADPI-11) and National (GEOCE-14) person months.

Salient Details

The Government of Nepal has applied for a loan from the Asian Development Bank (ADB) for Airport Capacity Enhancement Sector Development Program (SDP). The SDP will (i) support civil aviation sector reforms in restructuring the Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal (CAAN) (the program component), and (ii) provide project financing for improvement of airport facilities at TIA and Gautam Buddha International Airport (GBIA) in Lumbini (the investment component). The investment component includes (i) construction of hangar aprons for relocation of hangars to the eastern part of TIA, (ii) extension of parallel taxiway to runway end 02 at TIA and (iii) construction of a new international terminal building with a floor space of 35,000m2 at GBIA.

The scope of consultant’s services include:
⦁ Review of existing design of the proposed investment component at TIA, which comprises (i) construction of two hangar aprons (HA#1, HA#2, total area 98,100 m2 of PCC pavement and associated access taxiways (Taxiways ‘P’, ‘Q’ & ‘R’ – total area 29,000 m2 of asphalt concrete pavement) and (ii) extension of existing Parallel Taxiway – i.e. Taxiway ‘J’ from existing taxiway ‘E’ to runway end 02 ≈1140 m and exit taxiways, ‘K’ & ‘L’ – total area 77,100 m2 of asphalt concrete pavement).
⦁ Update of rate analysis and cost estimates of hangar aprons and Parallel Taxiway.
⦁ Review of bid documents and specifications of proposed contract packages of Hangar Aprons and Parallel Taxiway at TIA.
⦁ Update demand forecast of the current TIA master plan and GBIA with available airport-related and socio/economic data with due consideration of impact of COVID-19 pandemic.
⦁ Assess the current design, location, and possible implementation schedule of the international passenger terminal building (ITB) at TIA in terms of the reviewed masterplan, identify critical issues for its implementation, and propose necessary action plan for the project preparation and implementation.
⦁ Due diligence: (i) economic and financial analysis according to ADB’s Guidelines for the Economic Analysis of Projects; (ii) environmental and social safeguards as per ADB’s Safeguard Policy Statement (SPS); and (iii) environmental, climate change, and social assessment of proposed investment components at TIA and GBIA.