31197-012: Community-Based Infrastructure Services

Project Data Sheet (PDS): Details

Description

The main objectives of the TA are to (i) analyze and propose measures to strengthen rural infrastructure development policies, including the preparation of a medium-term rural investment program and a national water sector profile; (ii) prepare a program for capacity building of WUAs and LGUs; (iii) prepare about 20 representative sample subprojects, on average 5 in each of the four regions, for upgrading water supply, sanitation, and road linkages; and (iv) prepare a suitable sector Project for possible financing by the Bank covering 400 rural communities with populations ranging from 2,000 to 20,000 persons, and increase the coverage in the selected four regions to 90 percent by 2004. The TA comprises three parts:Part A-National Water Sector Profile/Medium-term Investment Program. A review of the sector/subsectors will be carried out and a medium-term investment program will be prepared, including an assessment of physical, institutional, and human resources in the sector/subsectors. Part B-Subprojects. Twenty representative sample subproject feasibility studies, on average five in each of the four regions, will be prepared covering (i) the technical, economic, and financial feasibility of the subproject components, cost estimates, analysis and community participation; and (iii) environmenal considerations. Part C-Institutional Capacity Building. A capacity building program will be outlined, including the training of the staff of WUAs and LGUs to strengthen their capacity to efficiently implement, operate, and maintain the facilities. It will cover (i) training in O&M with an emphasis on financial management; (ii) gradual expansion of the organizational structure, including assistance to the newly formed WUAs in identifying the required qualifications for key staff to be hired; (iii) development of planning, engineering, and financial capabilities of WUAs and LGUs; and (iv) depeding on the size and development level, computerization of administrative, accounting, billing and collection, engineering, and financial operations of WUAs and LGUs.

Safeguard Categories

Environment: B
Involuntary Resettlement:
Indigenous Peoples:

 

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