39114-012: Tsunami Emergency Assistance (Sector) Project

Project Data Sheet (PDS): Details


Description

ADB's loan assistance includes support for: (i) rehabilitating damaged sections of state and district drainage structures, construction of bridge connections to replace temporary crossing arrangements and new bridge crossings on evacuation routes for future disasters; (ii) rehabilitation and reconstruction of ports and harbors; (iii) rehabilitating and upgrading village and municipal roads, drainage canals, public buildings, electrical networks; and ADB's grant assistance includes support for: (i) restoring the livelihoods of the affected people with focus on poor and low-income households through self help groups (SHGs) supported by NGOs ; (ii) restoring and upgrading damaged rural and municipal water supply systems; and, (ii) capacity building and project implementation. The details of the component-wise allocation of ADB's assistance to India are given below: (All figures in million US$) Component Tamil Nadu Kerala Total Grant Components Livelihood Restoration 49.99 8.85 58.84 Water Supply and Sanitation 23.00 13.00 36.00 Capacity Building and Implementation Assistance 3.21 1.95 5.16 Total Grant Components 76.20 23.80 100.00 bd

Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects

The project was designed as a sector loan with environmental, involuntary and indigenous people's safeguards incorporated through frameworks. Before implementation each subproject went through a rigorous screening with REA, IEE, EIA, IPSA, IPR and SRP prepared as required. These were reviewed and approved by ADB's safeguards specialists in INRM as part of the concept approvals of subprojects. The related environmental management plans, SRPs, IPs and land acquisition were completed before award of contracts in compliance with ADB guidelines.



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Timetable

Fact-finding
24 Feb 2005 to 11 Mar 2005

Management Review Meeting
16 Mar 2005

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