Secondary Towns & Rural Community based Water Supply Project
ADB Secondary Towns & Rural Community based Water Supply Project - Package A
Client: National water Supply & Drainage Board
Client Address: 44 / 15 Asoka Place, Alwis Perera Mw, Katubedde, Moratuwa
Source of Funding: ADB
Approx. Value Contract: -
Approx. Value of Services: LKR 60 million
Location: Batticoloa, Anuradhapura, Pollonaruwa, Muttur, Hambantota, and Matara districts
Start Date: July 2004
End Date: 2009
Duration of Assignment: -
Name of Associated Consultants: NJS Consultants Japan
Description of the Project: Urban project components include, upgrading of the Batticoloa water supply system by construction of an intake, water treatment plant, 7 elevated reservoirs, transmission main, distribution system hospital sewerage system, waste water treatment plant and implementing an urban latrine program and rural water supply & sanitation program in the Unnichchai area, Augmentation of the Pollonaruwa water supply system will involve expansion of the existing intake and treatment plant, construction of two elevated reservoirs, transmission mains, distribution system and urban latrines,. Improvement to the Muttur Urban water supply system will include construction of a treatment plant, 3 elevated water towers, transmission mains and distribution system and urban latrines, improvements to the Hambantota urban water supply system includes augmentation of existing intake, expansion of treatment plant, construction of 6 elevated reservoirs, and 3 ground reservoirs, transmission mains, distribution system and urban latrines, improvements to the Matara water supply scheme will comprise the construction of new salinity barrier. Rural water supply and sanitation will be based on a dug well program and will include; community mobilisation and empowerment at the Pradeshiya Sabah level (18) to implement the rural water supply component in the North Central and Eastern Provinces. Latrines will be provided to 24,000 households and a health education program implemented. Training will be provided in O & M, community development and project management and technical areas.
Scope of Work: ECL consultants were attached to the Project Management Unit and provided management and policy support to the Project Implementation Units established for each of the 5 main project areas. The PMU also supported the North Central Provincial Project Management Unit at Anuradhapura. Duties included development of technical guidelines for project implementation, financial management and coordination of project activities. For the rural component the consultants carried out preparation of guidelines, capacity building and liaison with relevant officials of the Rural water Supply & Sanitation Division of the Ministry and at the provincial level provided support to the Pradeshiya Sabahs in project implementation, design of facilities, supervised construction, ensuring quality control, carried out environment studies to assess impact of recommended engineering interventions, implemented the Environment Management Plan, prepared payment documents, recommended payments and liaising with agencies. They are also conducting socio-economic surveys for progress monitoring purposes, liaised with stakeholders, coordinated community mobilization & public awareness and training programmes and assisted with procurement.