39144-013: Tsunami-Affected Areas Rebuilding Project

Project Data Sheet (PDS): Details

Description

The objective of the TAARP is to rapidly improve the living conditions and well-being of a significant number of people in the tsunami-affected areas by restoring basic social infrastructure, community and public services, and livelihoods. TAARP will address the needs of tsunami-affected people through numerous subprojects in a variety of sectors selected and formulated in response to requests from tsunami-affected people and the Government.

Impact

Improved living conditions and well being of a significant number of people in the tsunami affected areas.

Project Outcome

Description of Outcome

Basic social infrastructure, community services, and livelihood restored in the project areas.

Implementation Progress

Description of Project Outputs

Component A: Legal Assistance, Governance, Anti-Corruption Assistance to access legal entitlement Component B: North East Community development Livelihood: Assistance to rebuild damaged livelihoods and create new opportunities Small enterprises for vulnerable groups (women based initiatives) Coastal Management: Assistance to develop a coastal resources and environmental management plan Component C: Road rehabilitation and reconstruction National Roads Reconstruction of A & B class national roads, culverts, bridges Improvements to drainage along the national roads Improvements in road safety Access Roads: Reconstruction of C, D & E class access roads, local roads, culverts, irrigation and village roads Component D: Water Supply and Sanitation Expansion of distribution schemes to cover new resettled areas Provision of communitybased common wells, and small schemes Provision of individual sanitation facilities Component E: Southern Province Reconstruction Village Development: Reestablishment of community based organizations, reconstruction of village level basic infrastructure facilities Provision of shelter1 to tsunami affected communities. Livelihood: Small enterprises for vulnerable groups (women based initiatives) Institutional Development and Capacity Building: Reconstruction of damaged local government district offices. Component F: Coastal Resources Management Coastal Management: Repairs and extension of the coastal stabilization structures. Repairs to the fisheries harbors2 Replanting in coastal areas Livelihoods: Provision of boats and fishing gear to fishermen societies Establishment of fisheries-related ancillary units (boat building yards). Component G: Rural Finance Component H: NECORD Basic Community and Institutional Infrastructure: Reestablishment of damaged or construction of new local government and district offices Reconstruction of damaged basic community infrastructure Reconstruction of small and medium town schemes Provision of community based common wells, and small schemes Provision of individual sanitation facilities Village Development: Establishment of community based organizations, reconstruction of village level basic infrastructure facilities, improvement to saving habits, make the women self reliant, training in self-help Establishment of common recreation facilities for children and elders for post-trauma recuperation Provision of shelter to conflict and tsunami affected communities

Status of Operation/Construction or Implementation Progress

1. Legal Aid Commission (LAC) centers functioning in Akkaraipattu, Matara, Balapitiya, Kalmunai, Colombo, Galle, Hambantoa, Ampara, Jaffna, Trincomale, and Kalutara. 1657 families helped to get legal documents, 8005 court actions filed by the LAC officers, and 7268 client consultations were provided. Mobile Clinic held at Katugoda in Galle District issued 188 documents to the Tsunami affected people. 1. Nine Mediation Boards have been established under the Component. One Mediation Board is to be established in Jaffna by the end of 2009. 358 mediators have been given advanced training. Eight programmes conducted in Hambantota, Matara and Galle Districts. 3. 2193 government officials have been trained by 2009.18 Governance Based Intervention Programs have been held to date. 4. No budget provided to this component yet as a lot of work has been done by all development partners and it is not clear what has been achieved to date, PMU is working on coordinating and coming up with a global status on what has been achieved and what remained to be done. Meanwhile LAC centers arel supporting this activity. 5. No activity being carried out under ADB grant as 90% registration work already completed by other development partners. ADB will finance the recruitment of a Tamil translator. 6. PMU established a monthly national coordination and district level meeting of all development partners. MOJ. PMU has published booklets containing information about laws relevant to Tsunami affected persons that distributed. 7. Ministry of Health and Social Welfare has now taken over this compoennt.This component is now financed by IDLO. 8. PMU in operation since September2006. Most procurement of office equipment for LAC Centers and PMU completed. 1. 1595 community sub-projects were screened by the project office. Divisional coordinating committees have approved 1446 proposals. Work has been commenced for 1422 subprojects, and 1391 have been completed. 2. In Northern & Eastern Province, out of 331 GN divisions, 354 WRDS have been formed and strengthened to support livelihood development activities. Under Livelihood Grant, 358 WRDS formed/Strengthened for livelihood micro credit activities. Rs. 297.21 million grant released to WRDS for the revolving fund program. Consultants: Domestic consultants: Two packages worth $0.6 million awarded for design. Consultants mobilized in September 2005. Work completed in June 2006 International Consultant for construction supervision: Agreements signed for consultants for construction supervision for South and South East on 27 February 2007. Work will be completed in March 2010. Performance Audit: Consultants have been appointed for construction supervision and performance audit.The inception report was delivered on 15 October 2007 and the first audit report was delivered on 23 April 2008. The third and fourth performance audit reports for the six month periods ending 30 June and 31 December 2008 respectively were submitted to SLRM on 18 December 2009. Civil Works: ICB package C4: Contract awarded for ICB package C4 (Matara-Hambantota-Wellawaya) to a Joint venture with domestic preference in January 2007. This package was successfully completed and handed over ahead of program in October 2009. ICB package C3: Contract awarded for ICB package C3 Siyambalanduwa-Pottuvil-Akkaraipattu in March 2008. The contract is expected to be completed by end September 2010.The overall physical progress as of February 2010 is 81.76%. 7 NCB packages (NRC3, NRC5, NRC1,NRC2, NRC6, NRC7 and NRC8) have been awarded and physical progress as of February 2010 is 94.00%, 68.43%, 87%, 85%, 97.25%, 32.91% and 48.4% respectively. Minor change in scope carried out with EU for the additional funds in June 2007. Rs 3.69 million has been reallocated from Rural Finance component (G) and other components to component C in December 2007. Minor reallocation ($700,015) was carried out from component C to component G in June 2008 4 contract packages have been selected from the Southern Province and 3 has been already awarded. The overall progress is 95% as of February 2010. 1 Contract package was terminated. In Western Province, 1 contract package has been awarded and completed. In Hambantota District, 15 subprojects have been identified and 13 have been completed. Physical progress is 96.35%. In Batticaloa District, 11 subprojects have been identified and 6 subprojects complete. Physica progress is 91.27%. In Trincomalee District, 6 subprojects have been identified, 3 completed and 3 under implementation.Physical progress is 69% as of February 2010. (1) Review Mission on 4.4.2006: Site visit to Mirijjiwala/Hambantota transmission line. Laying in progress and should be able to complet by the time the towers are ready (2) Review Mission 12-15 March 2007 (3) Attended the PPCC meeting on 12.07.2007 to review progress (4) Midterm Review Mission conducted from 21 April 2008 to 08 May 2008 (5) Review Mission conducted from 21-24 November and 11-19 December 2008 272 subprojects (1261 works) worth of Rs 3,485 million from all sectors were approved by Provincial Project Coordinating Committee (PPCC). All 3 districts covered. Tenders for 486 works were called and 434 tenders were awarded and 427 works have been completed and handed over. Progressive payments have been made to 1070 fully damaged houses and 1969 partly damaged houses under the owner driven housing program in the Western and Southern Provinces. (1) Review Mission from 24-26 April 2006 (2) Review Mission from 22-24 November 2006 (3) Review Mission from 12-15 March 2007 (4) Revies Misson from 22-25 March 2007 (5) Review Mission from 22-26 October 2007 (6) Midterm Review Mission conducted from 21 April 2008 to 08 May 2008 (7) Review Mission from 18-20 January 2010

Status of Covenants

Category Rating
Loan 2167
Sector Satisfactory
Social
Financial Satisfactory
Economic
Others Satisfactory
Safe Satisfactory
Project Financial Statements
Grant 0006
Sector Satisfactory
Social
Financial Satisfactory
Economic
Others Satisfactory
Safe Satisfactory
Project Financial Statements
Grant 0045
Sector Satisfactory
Social
Financial Satisfactory
Economic
Others Satisfactory
Safe Satisfactory
Project Financial Statements
Grant 0011
Sector Satisfactory
Social
Financial Satisfactory
Economic
Others Satisfactory
Safe Satisfactory
Project Financial Statements
Loan 8221
Sector
Social
Financial
Economic
Others
Safe
Project Financial Statements

 

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