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MOS - South Asia Region

World Bank Monthly Operational Summary
South Asia Region
August 2013
data as of July 15, 2013


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Afghanistan

Agriculture, Fishing, and Forestry

(R) Afghanistan Agricultural Inputs Project (AAIP): The objective is to strengthen institutional capacity for safety and reliability of agricultural inputs and sustainable production of certified wheat seed. The loan was signed on 1 July 2013. Environmental Assessment Category B. Project: P120397. US$ 74.7 (ARTF). Consultants will be required. Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation and Livestock, Jamal Mena, Karte Sakhi, Afghanistan, Tel: (93-79) 340-0730, 955-3544, E-mail: asif.rahimi@mail.gov.af, Contact: Javid Qaem, Project Director

Afghanistan

Agriculture, Fishing, and Forestry

Physical and Institutional Infrastructure for Strategic Grain Reserves: The objective is to improve food security for the poor and other food-insecure people in Afghanistan by creating the physical and institutional infrastructure required for the establishment and efficient functioning of a Strategic Grain Reserves (SGR) for emergency relief and limited price stabilization. First Grant Funding Request Approval expected before 31 October 2013. Environmental Assessment Category B. Project: P126288. US$ 12.0/12.0 (ARTF/JSDF). Consulting services to be determined. Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation and Livestock, Jamal Mena, Karte Sakhi, Afghanistan~

Afghanistan

Education

(R) Non-formal Approach to Training Education and Jobs Project: The objective is to increase the potential for employment and higher earnings of targeted young Afghan women and men in rural and semi-urban areas through non-formal skills training. Appraisal scheduled for 29 August 2013. Environmental Assessment Category C. Project: P146015. US$ 30.8 (ARTF). Consulting services to be determined. Ministry of Labor Social Affairs, Martyr and Disables, Tel: (93-794) 455-309, E-mail: e.mayel@nsdp.gov.af, Contact: Dr. Enayatullah Mayel, Executive Director National Skills Development Program

Afghanistan

Energy and Mining

(R) DABS Planning and Capacity Support: The objective is to plan the operations and improve the safety standards. Appraisal scheduled for 26 August 2013. Preparation is underway. Environmental Assessment Category B. Project: P131228. US$ 7.5 (ARTF). Consulting services and implementing agency(ies) to be determined.

Afghanistan

Energy and Mining

(R) Naghlu Hydropower Rehabilitation Project: The objective is to increase the supply of least cost electricity to the Afghan power system in a safe and environmentally and socially sustainable way. Project Concept Review Meeting completed on 22 April 2013. Preparation is underway. Environmental Assessment Category A. Project: P132944. US$ 85.0 (ARTF). Consulting services and implementing agency(ies) to be determined.

Afghanistan

Energy and Mining

(R) Resource Corridor Project: The objective is to prepare a platform of "hard" and "soft" infrastructure that will enable Afghanistan to derive broader economic benefits from the development of its extractive industries. The loan was signed on 29 May 2013. Environmental Assessment Category A. Project: P145443. US$ 70.0 (ARTF). Consultants will be required. Ministry of Public Works, Makroyan One, Kabul, Afghanistan, Tel: (93-700) 290-322, Fax: (93-20) 230-1362, E-mail: yamma212002@yahoo.com, Contact: Yama Shams, Head of Railway Authority; Ministry of Mines, Pashtoonistan Watt, PO Box 291, Kabul, Afghanistan, Tel: (93-799) 865-501, E-mail: mshahab@mom.gov.af, Contact: Abdul Mubeen Shahab, Acting Director, NRRCP

Afghanistan

Finance

(R) Access to Finance: (formerly Microfinance Sector Strengthening Additional Financing) The objective is to increase micro, small and medium enterprises’ access to financial services, notably credit. Decision Meeting scheduled for 20 August 2013. Environmental Assessment Category F. Project: P128048. US$ 50.0 (IDA Grant). Consulting services to be determined. Microfinance Investment Facility, Kabul, Afghanistan, Tel: (93-20) 799-157-444, E-mail: katrin.fakiri@misfa.org.af, Contact: Katrin Fakiri, Managing Director; Ministry of Finance, Afghanistan, Tel: (93-20) 702-329-101, E-mail: adris.walli@gmail.com, Contact: Adris Walli, Aid Coordination Specialist

Afghanistan

Public Administration, Law, and Justice

(R) Development Policy Program (Cr. H8740-AF): The objective is to focus on reform in the following areas: (a) Macroeconomic management and public financial management, (b) public administration, (c) social protection and pensions, and (d) power and mining. Negotiations completed on 8 July 2013. Bank Approval scheduled for mid-July 2013. Environmental Assessment Category U. Project: P118027. US$ 50.0 (IDA Credit). Consultants will be required. Ministry Of Finance, Pashtoonistan Square, Kabul, Afghanistan, Tel: (93-79) 924-0142, E-mail: hozakhil@yahoo.com

Afghanistan

Public Administration, Law, and Justice

(R) Urban and Municipal Development: The objectives are to: (a) strengthen MUDA’s capacity for granting legitimacy through inclusive planning to existing development; and (b) test the viability of a municipal development support model in Afghanistan through IDLG. Project Concept Review Meeting completed on 17 June 2013. Decision Meeting scheduled for 9 September 2013. Environmental Assessment Category B. US$ 60.0 (IDA Credit). Consulting services and implementing agency(ies) to be determined.

Afghanistan

Public Administration, Law, and Justice

Safety Net: The objective is to support the scale-up operation for the safety nets pilot. Bank Approval completed on 13 June 2013. Environmental Assessment Category B. US$ 12.5 (IDA Credit). Consultants will be required. Ministry of Labor, Social Affairs, Martrys and Disabled, Semet Khana Road, 1st Makrorayan, Afghanistan, Tel: (93-7) 8650-0501, Contact: Yuba Raj Pandey, Vice Chairman

Afghanistan

Transportation

(R) Kabul Urban Road Improvement Stage 2: The objective is to improve transport service efficiency on selected corridors. Decision Meeting scheduled for 23 August 2013. Environmental Assessment Category B. US$ 85.5 (ARTF). Consulting services to be determined. Kabul Municipality, Kabul Municipality Building, Kabul, Afghanistan, Tel: (93-20) 7002-85259, E-mail: arcwahid@hotmail.com

Afghanistan

Water, Sanitation and Flood Protection

(R) Kabul Municipal Development Program: The objectives are to support: (a) implementation of Kabul Municipality’s multi-year urban upgrading program for the delivery of basic municipal services to under-serviced areas; and (b) increase the internally generated revenues of select Districts of Kabul Municipality. Appraisal scheduled for 15 August 2013. Environmental Assessment Category B. Project: P125597. US$ 100.0 (ARTF). Consulting services to be determined. Kabul Municipality (KM), Kabul, Afghanistan, Tel: (93-700) 285-259, E-mail: arcwahid@hotmail.com, Contact: Abdul Ahad Wahid, Engineer

Bangladesh

Agriculture, Fishing, and Forestry

(R) Modern Food Storage Facilities Phase-I: The objective is to increase the grain reserve available to households to meet their post-disaster needs and improve the efficiency of grain storage management. Bank Approval scheduled for 27 March 2014. Environmental Assessment Category B. Project: P120583. US$ 260.0/25.0 (IDA Credit/BDCC). Consultants will be required. Ministry of Food, Bangladesh, Tel: (880-181) 752-6902, E-mail: k.ahmedhossain@gmail.com, Contact: Ahmed Hossain Khan

Bangladesh

Agriculture, Fishing, and Forestry

(R) National Agricultural Technology Project Additional Financing: The objective is to improve agricultural productivity and farm incomes in the country. Appraisal scheduled for 15 September 2013. Environmental Assessment Category B. Project: P133251. US$ 23.7 (FSCO). Consultants will be required. Ministry of Agriculture, Bangladesh, Tel: (880-2) 717-1602

Bangladesh

Education

(N) Secondary Education Quality and Access Enhancement Project Additional Financing: The objectives are to: (a) improve the quality of secondary education, systematically monitor learning outcomes; and (b) increase access and equity in project upazilas. Decision Meeting scheduled for 15 August 2013. Environmental Assessment Category B. US$ 200.0 (IDA Credit). Consulting services and implementing agency(ies) to be determined.

Bangladesh

Education

(R) Higher Education Quality Enhancement Project Additional Financing: The objective is to improve the quality and relevance of teaching and the research environment in higher educational institution through encouraging both innovation and accountability within the universities and by enhancing the technical and institutional capacity of the higher education sector. Preparation completed on 10 June 2013. Decision Meeting scheduled for 6 August 2013. Environmental Assessment Category B. US$ 110.0 (IDA Credit). Consulting services and implementing agency(ies) to be determined.

Bangladesh

Education

(R) Skills and Training Enhancement Project Additional Financing: The objective is to strengthen selected public and private training institutions to improve training quality and employability of trainees, including those from disadvantaged socioeconomic backgrounds. Decision Meeting scheduled for mid-July 2013. Environmental Assessment Category B. US$ 16.7 (FSSA). Consulting services to be determined. Ministry of Education, Bangladesh

Bangladesh

Energy and Mining

(R) Rural Electricity Transmission and Distribution: The objective is to improve the reliability and quality of supply of electricity to rural consumers in Bangladesh through improvements in technical efficiency of the rural distribution system. Project Concept Review Meeting completed on 19 June 2013. Pre-appraisal scheduled for 28 October 2013. Environmental Assessment Category B. Project: P129920. US$ 580.0 (IDA Credit). Consulting services to be determined. Rural Electrification Board, Joarshahara, Khilkhet, Dhaka, Bangladesh, Tel: (88-02) 891-6414, Fax: (88-02) 891-6400, E-mail: rebdirpp@gmail.com; Power Grid Company of Bangladesh (PGCB), IEB Bhaban 4th Floor Ramna, Dhaka, Bangladesh, Tel: (880-2) 955-0514, 956-0883, Fax: (880-2) 717-1833, E-mail: md@pgcb.org.bd, dir-pnd@pgcb.org.bd

Bangladesh

Finance

(R) Community Empowerment and Development Fund: The objective is to pilot a housing fund for slums to develop and empower the community to counter the problem of squatting, insecure tenure arrangements and uncontrolled growth of slums in Dhaka. Decision Meeting scheduled for 14 March 2014. Environmental Assessment Category A. Project: P130710. US$ 80.0 (IDA Credit). Consulting services to be determined. Ministry of Housing and Public Works

Bangladesh

Health and Other Social Services

(R) Safety Nets Management and Registry (Cr. 52810-BD): The objective is to improve the equity, efficiency and transparency of social safety net programs implemented by the Disaster Management and Relief Division (DMRD) of the Ministry of Food and Disaster Management by: (a) setting up a National Registry, (b) consolidating programs, and (c) strengthening service delivery. Bank Approval completed on 26 June 2013. Environmental Assessment Category B. Project: P132634. US$ 500.0 (IDA Credit). Consultants will be required. Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics, E/27 A Parishankhan Bhaban, Sher-e-Bangla Nagar, Agargaon, Dhaka, Bangladesh, Tel: (880-2) 818-1430, Fax: (880-2) 911-7534, E-mail: mondol1964@hotmail.com, Contact: Mr. Satya Ranjan Mondal, Director; Department of Disaster Management, Dhaka, Bangladesh, Tel: (880-17)-1508-2620, E-mail: dg@ddm.gov.bd, Contact: Mr. Mohammad Abdul Wazed, Director General (Additional Secretary)

Bangladesh

Public Administration, Law, and Justice

(R) Enabling Open Government: The objectives are to: (a) support improved transparency and responsiveness in public sector management; and (b) enhanced financial resource mobilization to help ensure the delivery of quality services to people. Decision Meeting scheduled for mid-July 2013. Environmental Assessment Category U. US$ 180.0 (IDA Credit). Consultants will be required. Cabinet Division, Paribahan Pool Bhaban, Room 802, Dhaka, Bangladesh, Tel: (88-02) 836-0635, Fax: (88-02) 831-6143, E-mail: nazrulmislam@gmail.com, Contact: Mr. Nazrul Islam, Secretariat

Bangladesh

Public Administration, Law, and Justice

Public Procurement Reform Project II Additional Financing: The objective, same as the parent project, is to focus on the capacity development and e-GP for improving performance of the public procurement system in the specified sectoral organizations. Bank Approval completed on 9 May 2013. Environmental Assessment Category C. Project: P132743. US$ 34.5 (IDA Credit). No consultants are required. Implementation Monitoring and Evaluation Division (IMED), Block 12, Sher-e-Bangla Nagar, Dhaka, Bangladesh, Tel: (880-2) 914-4252/53, Ext. 103, Fax: (880-2) 914-4250, E-mail: cptudg@cptu.gov.bd, Contact: Mr. Amulya K. Debnath, Director General, Central Procurement Technical Unit (CPTU)

Bangladesh

Transportation

(R) Municipal Governance and Services Project: The objective is to improve urban infrastructure and services provision through improved governance and strengthened institutional capacity of participating municipalities and city corporations. Decision Meeting scheduled for 28 August 2013. Environmental Assessment Category B. Project: P133653. US$ 350.0 (IDA Credit). Consulting services to be determined. Government of Bangladesh, Bangladesh, Contact: Mr. Abu Alam Khan

Bangladesh

Water, Sanitation and Flood Protection

(R) Coastal Embankment Improvement (Cr. 52800-BD): The objective is to increase the resilience of the coastal population to tidal flooding and natural disaster by upgrading and rehabilitating the embankment system. Bank Approval completed on 26 June 2013. Signing scheduled for 26 September 2013. Environmental Assessment Category A. Project: P128276. US$ 375.0/25.0 (IDA Credit/CIF). Consultants will be required. Bangladesh Water Development Board, Ministry of Water Resources, WAPDA Building, Motijheel C/A, Bangladesh, Tel: (880-2) 955-1088, Fax: (880-2) 988-3456, E-mail: sarafat.khan@gmail.com, Contact: Sarafat Khan

Bangladesh

Water, Sanitation and Flood Protection

(R) Community Climate Change: The objective is to enhance the capacity of selected communities to increase their resilience to the impacts of climate change. Signing scheduled for 26 September 2013. Environmental Assessment Category B. Project: P125447. US$ 12.5 (BDCC). Consulting services to be determined. Palli Karma-Sahayak Foundation (PKSF), E-4/B, Agargaon Administrative Area, Sher-e-Bangla Nagar, Dhaka, Bangladesh, Tel: (880-2) 914-0056, Fax: (880-2) 912-6244, E-mail: pksf@pksf-bd.org, Contact: Dr. Quazi Mesbahuddin Ahmed, Managing Director

Bhutan

Agriculture, Fishing, and Forestry

(R) Sustainable Financing for Biodiversity Conservation and Natural Resources Management: The objective is to improve the operational effectiveness and institutional sustainability of the Bhutan Trust Fund for Environment Conservation. Signing scheduled for 31 July 2013. Environmental Assessment Category B. Project: P127490. US$ 4.1 (GEFU). Consultants will be required. Bhutan Trust Fund for Environmental Conservation, Chang Lam, PO Box 520, Thimpu, Bhutan Tel/Fax: (975-2) 339-863, E-mail: info@bhutantrustfund.bt, Contact: Mr. Pema Choephyel, Director

Bhutan

Public Administration, Law, and Justice

(R) Second Urban Development Project Additional Financing: The objective is to support Bhutan’s municipal reform program by: (a) strengthening municipal finance and management systems in Thimphu and Phuentsholing; and (b) improving infrastructure services in northern Thimphu where no formal services are currently available. Project Concept Review Meeting scheduled for 20 August 2013. Environmental Assessment Category B. US$ 10.0 (IDA Credit). Consulting services and implementing agency(ies) to be determined.

India

Agriculture, Fishing, and Forestry

(R) Integrated Biodiversity Conservation and Ecosystem Services Improvement: The objectives are to: (a) strengthen institutional capacities for conservation of globally significant biodiversity; and (b) enhanced carbon sequestration and sustainable flow of ecosystem services in production forests of central Indian highlands and Western Ghats hotspot. Project Concept Review Meeting completed on 18 June 2012. Preparation is underway Environmental Assessment Category B. US$ 20.5 (GEFU). Consultants will be required. Ministry of Environment and Forests, Government of India, Paryavaran Bhawan, CGO Complex, Lodhi Road, New Delhi, India, Tel: (91-11) 2436-1727

India

Agriculture, Fishing, and Forestry

(R) Integrated Sustainable Land and Ecosystem Management Approaches: The objective is to invest in preventing land degradation and desertification by addressing the key sector challenges of low capacity in monitoring land degradation, difficulty in scaling up Sustainable Land and Ecosystem Management (SLEM). Project Concept Review Meeting completed on 5 July 2013. Preparation is underway. Environmental Assessment Category B. US$ 4.6 (GEFU). Consultants will be required for preparation. Implementing agency(ies) to be determined.

India

Agriculture, Fishing, and Forestry

(R) Neeranchal National Watershed: The objective is to improve watershed management outcomes in rainfed agricultural areas through greater coordination and integration of on-going central and state programs. Decision Meeting scheduled for 16 December 2013. Environmental Assessment Category B. Project: P132739. US$ 245.0 (IDA Credit). Consulting services to be determined. Ministry of Rural Development, New Delhi, India, Tel: (91-11) 2436-2396, Contact: Dr. S. Anand

India

Agriculture, Fishing, and Forestry

(R) Uttar Pradesh Water Sector Restructuring Phase 2: The objectives are to: (a) strengthen the institutional and policy framework for integrated water resources management for the entire State; and (b) enable farmers in targeted irrigated areas to increase their agricultural productivity and water use efficiency. Negotiations scheduled for 16 July 2013. Environmental Assessment Category A. Project: P122770. US$ 360.0 (IDA Credit). Consultants will be required. Project Activity Core Team, Lucknow, India, Tel: (91-945) 305-0000, E-mail: spgoyal@nic.in, Contact: Mr. S. P. Goyal, Secretary Irrigation and Chairman PACT

India

Agriculture, Fishing, and Forestry

(R) Uttarakhand Decentralized Watershed Development Phase II: The objectives are to: (a) improve and sustain the productive potential of natural resources and rainfed agriculture, and (b) increase incomes of rural inhabitants in selected watersheds through socially inclusive, institutionally and environmentally sustainable approaches. Decision Meeting scheduled for 11 September 2013. Environmental Assessment Category B. Project: P131235. US$ 100.0 (IDA Credit). Consulting services to be determined. Watershed Management Directorate (WMD), Indira Nagar, Forest Colony, Vasant Vihar, Dehradun, 248006, Uttarakhand, India, Tel: (91-1352) 7687-1227-62839, E-mail: wmd-ua@nic.in, Contact: Dr. Rekha Pai

India

Agriculture, Fishing, and Forestry

Andhra Pradesh Rural Inclusive Growth: The objective is to enable the existing institutional platforms to achieve inclusive growth by: (a) expanding and diversifying livelihood opportunities; (b) improving livelihood development; and (c) promoting human development with focus on health and nutrition services and entitlements for the poorest households. Preparation scheduled for 24 October 2013. Environmental Assessment Category B. US$ 150.0 (IDA Credit). Consultants will be required. SERP, Hyderabad, India, Tel: (91-40) 2329-8469, Fax: (91-40) 2321-1848, E-mail: brajsekhar@gmail.com, Contact: B. Rajsekhar, CEO

India

Agriculture, Fishing, and Forestry

Sustainable Livelihoods and Adaptation to Climate Change: The objective is to focus on adaptation and transfer of environmentally sustainable and climate resilient technologies and socially resilient approaches in sustainable land management and agriculture. Pre-appraisal scheduled for 16 December 2013. Environmental Assessment Category B. US$ 8.8 (GEFU). Consulting services to be determined. Ministry of Rural Development, New Delhi, India, Tel: (62-11) 4100-0472, Fax: (62-11) 4100-0475, E-mail: pkkatare@nic.in

India

Education

Elementary Education III: The objectives are to: (a) provide training for newly enrolled out of school children and enable them to attend age-appropriate classes; (b) appoint qualified teachers; and (c) ensure adequate physical infrastructure for schools. Project Concept Review Meeting scheduled for 18 July 2013. Environmental Assessment Category B. US$ 400.0/70.4 (IDA Credit/ECEU). Consulting services and implementing agency(ies) to be determined.

India

Education

Enhancing Teacher Effectiveness through ICT in Bihar: The objective is to increase access to quality teacher education and continuous professional development for improved teacher performance and accountability. Decision Meeting scheduled for 14 November 2013. Environmental Assessment Category B. Project: P132665. US$ 217.0 (IDA Credit). Consulting services and implementing agency(ies) to be determined.

India

Energy and Mining

(R) Super Efficient Equipment Program: The objective is to scale-up and speed up the rate of energy efficiency market transformation in the area of end-use appliances and equipment. Negotiations scheduled for 23 September 2013. Environmental Assessment Category B. Project: P129794. US$ 50.0 (CIF). Consulting services to be determined. Bureau of Energy Efficiency, Government of India, Ministry of Power, 4th Floor, Sewa Bhawan, R.K. Puram 110-066, India, Tel: (91-11) 2617-8316, Fax: (91-11) 2617-9699~

India

Energy and Mining

Establish Pilots for Access through Renewable Energy: The objective is to demonstrate renewable energy based decentralised models of improving energy access in target states of UP and Bihar area. Decision Meeting scheduled for 9 January 2014. Environmental Assessment Category B. Project: P144678. US$ 14.0/14.0 (GEFU/ZPCO). Consulting services and implementing agency(ies) to be determined.

India

Energy and Mining

Luhri Hydro Electric: The objectives are to: (a) increase the supply of clean, renewable, low-carbon and peaking energy to India’s northern grid; and (b) enhance the reliability of the grid. Pre-appraisal scheduled for 14 November 2013. Environmental Assessment Category A. Project: P102843. US$ 650.0 (IBRD). Consulting services to be determined. SJVN Limited, Himfed Building, New Shimla, India, Tel: (91-177) 267-0741/0064/0490, Fax: (91-177) 267-0642, E-mail: sjvncp@yahoo.co.in, cpsjvn@hotmail.com

India

Energy and Mining

National Mission on Enhanced Energy Efficiency: The objective is to scale-up actions to implement energy efficiency improvements in some of the most energy-intensive large industries. Project Concept Review Meeting scheduled for 19 September 2013. Environmental Assessment Category B. US$ 50.0/50.0 (IBRD/CIF). Consulting services to be determined. Bureau of Energy Efficiency, Government of India, Ministry of Power, 4th Floor, Sewa Bhawan, R.K. Puram 110-066, India, Tel: (91-11) 2617-8316, Fax: (91-11) 2617-9699

India

Energy and Mining

Network for Climate Technology Innovations: The objective is to convene different players to bring innovations that could help bring new technologies to the market. Decision Meeting scheduled for 29 October 2013. Environmental Assessment Category C. US$ 10.0 (GEFU). Consulting services to be determined. Bureau of Energy Efficiency, Government of India, Ministry of Power, 4th Floor, Sewa Bhawan, R.K. Puram 110-066, India, Tel: (91-11) 2617-8316, Fax: (91-11) 2617-9699

India

Energy and Mining

North Eastern Region Power System Improvement: The objective is to improve the availability and reliability of electricity supply through expansion and reinforcement of power systems in the participating states in the North Eastern Region. Appraisal scheduled for 3 March 2014. Environmental Assessment Category A. Project: P127974. US$ 425.0 (IBRD). Consulting services to be determined. Meghalaya Energy Corporation Limited (MeECL), Lumjingshai, Short Round Road, Shillong, India, Tel: (91-364) 259-0289, Fax: (91-364) 259-1174, E-mail: cdsaio@rediffmail.com, Contact: C D Saio, Director (Distribution); Electricity Department, Manipur, Keisampat, Imphal, India, Tel: (91-385) 245-0050, Fax: (91-385) 245-1172, E-mail: n.dwijen@gmail.com, Contact: N Dwijen Singh, Superintending Engineer; Assam State Electricity Board, Bijulee Bhawan, Paltan Bazar, Guwahati, India, Tel: (91-361) 273-9520, Fax: (91-361) 223-7062, E-mail: pmu_aseb@rediffmail.com, Contact: Bikash Paul Tripura State Electricity Corporation Limited (TSECL), Bidyut Bhavan, Banamalipur, Agartala, India, Tel: (91-381) 231-8001, Fax: (91-381) 231-9427, E-mail: cmd.tsecl@rediffmail.com, Contact: K. Chakrabarti, Director (Technical); Power and Electricity Department, Mizoram, Ngur-Eng House, Tuikhuahtlang, Aizawl, India, Tel: (91-389) 231-1025, Fax: (91-389) 231-1070, E-mail: el_pachuau@yahoo.co.uk, Contact: L. Pachuau, Chief Engineer (Distribution)

India

Energy and Mining

Partial Risk Sharing Facility in Energy Efficiency: The objective is to achieve energy savings by mobilizing the private sector in energy efficiency industries of India. Decision Meeting scheduled for 19 September 2013. Environmental Assessment Category B. Project: P132620. US$ 25.0 (CIF). Consulting services to be determined. Bureau of Energy Efficiency, Government of India, Ministry of Power, 4th Floor, Sewa Bhawan, R.K, Puram 110-066, India, Tel: (91-11) 2617-8316, Fax: (91-11) 2617-9699

India

Energy and Mining

Partial Risk Sharing Facility in Energy Efficiency and Renewables: The objective is to develop a performance contracting industry in energy efficiency and renewable industry in India, using innovative financial product. Decision Meeting scheduled for 19 September 2013. Environmental Assessment Category B. Project: P128921. US$ 19.8 (GEFU). Consulting services to be determined. Bureau of Energy Efficiency, Government of India, Ministry of Power, 4th Floor, Sewa Bhawan, R.K. Puram 110-066, India, Tel: (91-11) 2617-8316, Fax: (91-11) 2617-9699

India

Energy and Mining

Second Development Policy Loan to Support Inclusive Green Growth and Sustainable Development in Himachal Pradesh: The objectives are to: (a) support Himachal Pradesh in the improved management of its natural resources across growth engines of the economy; and (b) promote inclusive green growth and sustainable development. Decision Meeting scheduled for 7 November 2013. Environmental Assessment Category U. US$ 100.0 (CCTF). Consultants will be required. Government of Himachal Pradesh, Room No. E-201B, Armsdale HP Secretariat, Shimla, India, Tel: (91-177) 262-1022, 288-0714, Fax: (91-177) 262-1813, E-mail: cs-hp@nic.in, envsecy-hp@nic.in, tourismsecy-hp@nic.in

India

Finance

Enhancing the Global Competitiveness of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs): The objective is to help improve the competitiveness of MSMEs in the machine tool sector which is a crucial sector to the competitiveness of manufacturing, which will help increase the skills of the workers in the machine tool sector as well as help MSMEs access/adopt new technologies. Project Concept Review Meeting scheduled for 25 July 2013. Environmental Assessment Category B. Project: P145502. US$ 200.0 (IDA Credit). Consulting services and implementing agency(ies) to be determined.

India

Finance

Financing Affordable Housing (Cr. 52830-IN, Cr. 52710-IN): The objective is to increase access to housing finance to creditworthy low-income and economically weaker families. Bank Approval completed on 14 May 2013. Environmental Assessment Category F. Project: P119039. US$ 100.0 (IDA Credit). No consultants are required. National Housing Bank, Core 5 A, India Habitat Center, Lodhi Road, New Delhi, 110003, India, Tel: (91-11) 2464-9031/32/33/34/35, Fax: (91-11) 2464-9041, E-mail: RVVerma@nhb.org, Contact: Mr. R.V. Verma~

India

Health and Other Social Services

(R) National AIDS Control Support Project (NACSP) (Cr. 52360-IN): The objective is to increase safe behaviors among high risk groups in order to contribute to the national goal of reversal of the HIV epidemic by 2017. The credit was signed on 18 June 2013. Environmental Assessment Category B. Project: P130299. US$ 255.0 (IDA Credit). No consultants are required. National AIDS Control Organization, MOHFW, New Delhi, India, Tel: (91-11) 2335-1700, E-mail: nacoasdg@gmail.com, Contact: Roberto Albino Mito, Director

India

Health and Other Social Services

Kerala Health System Management and Performance Improvement Project: The objective is to improve Kerala’s public hospital and health system performance in terms of quality, efficiency, and equity. Project Concept Review Meeting scheduled for 21 November 2013. Environmental Assessment Category C. US$ 10.0/40.0 (IBRD/IDA Credit). Consulting services and implementing agency(ies) to be determined.

India

Industry and Trade

(R) India-Myanmar Trade and Transport Facilitation: The objective is to finance the state roads in the State of Mizoram in Northeastern India, a landlocked, lagging region, and trade-related infrastructure, systems and processes in India and Myanmar to facilitate trade between the two countries and other regional neighbors. Project Concept Review Meeting scheduled for 21 August 2013. Environmental Assessment Category A. US$ 200.0 (IDA Credit). Consultants will be required. Public Works, Government of Mizoram, Tuikhuah Tlang, Aizwal, India, Tel: (91-0389) 232-4001, E-mail: piupwd@yahoo.com, Contact: Lalrinkima Hnamte, Project Director

India

Public Administration, Law, and Justice

(R) Bihar Panchayat Strengthening (Cr. 51600-IN): The objective is to improve the autonomy, capacity and accountability of Panchayati Raj Institutions in select districts by: (a) implementing government anti-poverty schemes and undertake discretionary development initiatives that are responsive to community needs; and (b) improving the policy and administrative environment to enable PRIs function. The credit was signed on 27 June 2013. Environmental Assessment Category B. Project: P102627. US$ 84.0 (IDA Credit). Consultants will be required. Government of Bihar, Bikas Bhawan, Patna, Bihar, India, Tel: (91-612) 220-2229, Fax: (91-612) 220-0991, Contact: Girish Shankar, Principal Secretary

India

Public Administration, Law, and Justice

(R) Bihar Social Protection: The objective is to increase the poverty reduction impact of social protection (SP) programs for the poorest and most vulnerable households in Bihar through systemic improvements and demonstrated innovations in SP program delivery. Negotiations scheduled for 28 October 2013. Environmental Assessment Category B. Project: P118826. US$ 84.0 (IDA Credit). Consulting services and implementing agency(ies) to be determined.

India

Public Administration, Law, and Justice

(R) West Bengal Secondary Cities Development and Management: The objective is to support urban renewal in Kolkata and expand the delivery of appropriately planned and effectively managed local and regional urban infrastructure in secondary cities by strengthened urban bodies through an improved urban institutional and financing framework. Project Concept Review Meeting scheduled for 26 August 2013. Environmental Assessment Category B. US$ 300.0 (IBRD). Consulting services to be determined. Department of Urban Development, Nagarayan, Sector 1, Block DF-8, Salt Lake, Kolkata, India, Tel: (91-33) 2334-9394, Fax: (91-33) 2334-7880, E-mail: psecy-ud-wb@nic.in, Contact: Debashis Sen, Principal Secretary

India

Public Administration, Law, and Justice

Efficient and Sustainable City Bus Services: The objective is to support improvements in the policy and regulatory environment and modernization of bus services in selected Indian cities, aimed at sustainability and making these services more attractive and convenient, thereby leading to a modal shift in favor of public transport. Decision Meeting scheduled for 10 September 2013. Environmental Assessment Category B. US$ 10.1 (GEFU). Consulting services and implementing agency(ies) to be determined.

India

Transportation

(R) National Highways Interconnectivity Improvement: The objectives are to: (a) improve connectivity in less-developed areas in project states by upgrading selected sections of the National Highway (NH) network, and (b) strengthen the sector capacity for development and management of NH network assets and road safety. Negotiations scheduled for 23 September 2013. Environmental Assessment Category A. Project: P121185. US$ 500.0 (IBRD). Consultants will be required. Ministry of Road Transport and Highways, Transport Bhavan 1, Parliament Street, New Delhi, India Tel/Fax: (91-11) 2331-4352, E-mail: ashoknagpal1@yahoo.co.in, Contact: Mr. A. K. Nagpal

India

Transportation

(R) Rajasthan Rural Connectivity: The objective is to assist the Public Works Department, Rajasthan to improve the quality, connectivity, and management of its road network. Decision Meeting scheduled for 8 August 2013. Environmental Assessment Category B. Project: P130164. US$ 200.0 (IDA Credit). Consulting services and implementing agency(ies) to be determined.

India

Transportation

(R) Second Eastern Dedicated Freight Corridor: The objectives are to: (a) provide additional rail transport capacity, improved service quality and higher freight throughput on the 393 km Kanpur to Mughal Sarai section of the Eastern rail corridor; and (b) develop the institutional capacity of DFCCIL to build and maintain the DFC infrastructure network. Appraisal scheduled for 3 September 2013. Environmental Assessment Category A. Project: P131765. US$ 1200.0 (IBRD). Consulting services to be determined. Dedicated Freight Corridor Corporation of India Limited, 5th Floor, Pragati Maidan, Metro Station Building Complex, New Delhi, India, Tel: (91-11) 2345-4601, Fax: (91-11) 2345-4701, E-mail: md@dfcc.in, Contact: R.K. Gupta

India

Transportation

(R) Second Kerala State Transport (Ln. 82540-IN): The objective is to improve condition, traffic flow and road safety with a focus on vulnerable road users on Kerala state’s core road network. The loan was signed on 19 June 2013. Environmental Assessment Category A. Project: P130339. US$ 216.0 (IBRD). Consultants will be required. Kerala Public Works Department, TC/339, JAGAD Buildings, Keston Road, Nanthancode, Kawdiar PO, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, India Tel/Fax: (91-471) 231-8946, E-mail: ceprojects@pwd.kerala.gov.in, Contact: Joseph Mathew, Project Director

India

Transportation

Second Gujarat State Highway: The objective is to improve the overall efficiency of the Gujarat state road sector. Decision Meeting scheduled for 3 September 2013. Environmental Assessment Category A. Project: P114827. US$ 200.0/225.0 (IBRD/SPF). Consultants will be required. Government of Gujarat, Block 4, 2nd Floor, New Sachivalaya, Gandhinagar, India, Tel: (91-79) 2325-1801/02, Fax: (91-79) 2325-2509, E-mail: secrnb@gujarat.gov.in

India

Transportation

Second Tamil Nadu Road Sector Project: The objective is to assist the Highways Department of the Government of Tamil Nadu in improving the road services over its core road network (CRN) in terms of capacity enhancement, better maintenance and lower accident fatalities. Decision Meeting scheduled for 22 August 2014. Environmental Assessment Category A. Project: P143751. US$ 300.0 (IBRD). Consulting services to be determined. Government of Tamil Nadu, 48, Dr. Muthulakshmi Salai, Adyar, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India, Tel: (91-44) 2446-4479, Fax: (91-44) 2446-4414, E-mail: tnrsp1@gmail.com

India

Water, Sanitation and Flood Protection

(R) Karnataka Urban Water Supply Modernization: The objective is to improve service quality to 24/7 across the project cities of Belgaum, Gulbarga and Hubli-Dharwad through the establishment of sustainable service delivery arrangements at ULB level. Project Concept Review Meeting completed on 7 June 2012. Preparation is underway. Environmental Assessment Category B. Project: P130544. US$ 190.0 (IBRD). Consulting services and implementing agency(ies) to be determined.

India

Water, Sanitation and Flood Protection

(R) Tamil Nadu and Puducherry Coastal Disaster Risk Reduction Project (Cr. 52790-IN): The objective is to increase the resilience of coastal communities in Tamil Nadu and Puducherry, to a range of hydro-meteorological and geophysical hazards along with improving project implementation entities capacity to respond promptly and effectively to an eligible crisis or emergency. Bank Approval completed on 20 June 2013. Signing scheduled for 16 September 2013. Environmental Assessment Category B. Project: P143382. US$ 236.0 (IDA Credit). Consultants will be required. Revenue Department, Government of Puducherry, Puducherry, India, Tel: (91-413) 220-5775, Fax: (91-413) 220-3080, E-mail: pd_pia@pon.nic.in, Contact: Yuba Raj Pandey, Vice Chairman

India

Water, Sanitation and Flood Protection

(R) Third Maharashtra Rural Water Supply and Sanitation (Jalswarajya-II): The objective is to improve the performance of GoM’s sector institutions in planning, implementation and monitoring of its RWSS program and to improve access to quality and sustainable water services in peri-urban villages, and in water–stressed and water quality-affected areas. Negotiations scheduled for 15 October 2013. Environmental Assessment Category B. Project: P126325. US$ 165.0 (IDA Credit). Consultants will be required for developing Sector wide M&E and preparing an institutional strengthening strategy for developing state level training institute Nasik Research and Training Centre. Government of Maharashtra, Water Supply and Sanitation Department, Navi Mumbai, Maharashtra, India, Tel: (91-22) 2756-5087, E-mail: jalswarajya_pm@hotmail.com, Contact: Sweta Singhal, Project Manager

India

Water, Sanitation and Flood Protection

Informal Settlements Improvement: The objective is to provide support for Rajiv Awas Yojana, a centrally-sponsored program to pursue an agenda for slum free cities, to be led by the Ministry of Housing and Poverty Alleviation. Appraisal scheduled for 2 January 2014. Environmental Assessment Category A. Project: P125928. US$ 500.0 (IBRD). Consulting services to be determined. Ministry of Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation, Government of India, Nirman Bhavan, New Delhi, India

India

Water, Sanitation and Flood Protection

Kosi Flood Rehabilitation Program Phase II: The objectives are to: (a) increase the State’s agricultural productivity; and (b) enhance access to markets and agriculture services in targeted areas by increasing resilience to floods and droughts and supporting the development of rural infrastructure. Decision Meeting scheduled for 5 November 2013. Environmental Assessment Category A. Project: P127725. US$ 150.0/100.0 (IBRD/IDA Credit). Consulting services to be determined. Government of Bihar, Patna, Bihar, India, Tel: (91-612) 221-5804, Fax: (91-612) 222-3983

India

Water, Sanitation and Flood Protection

National Cyclone Risk Mitigation Project Second: The objective is to reduce the vulnerability of coastal communities in project states to cyclone and other hydro meteorological hazards. Preparation is underway. Environmental Assessment Category B. US$ 250.0 (IDA Credit). Consulting services to be determined. Department of Relief and Rehabilitation, Government of Maharashtra, Maharashtra, India, Tel: (91-22) 2202-5274; Kerala Department of Revenue, Tel: (91-471) 232-2330; Gujarat State Disaster Management Agency, Ahmedabad, Tel: (92-79) 2325-9220; Department of Disaster Management, Government of West Bengal, Tel: (92-33) 221-43678

India

Water, Sanitation and Flood Protection

Northeast India Water Resources and Institutions Building: The objective is to support the eight Northeastern States of India to manage their water resources in an integrated and optimized manner for multi-purpose benefits. Preparation scheduled for 12 August 2013. Environmental Assessment Category A. Project: P128421. US$ 150.0 (IDA Credit). Consulting services to be determined. Ministry of Development of North Eastern Region, Vigyan Bhawan Annexe, Maulana Azad Road, New Delhi, India, Tel: (91-11) 2302-2400/2401, Fax: (91-11) 2306-2754

India

Water, Sanitation and Flood Protection

Rajasthan Water Supply and Sanitation: The objective is to increase access to improved, affordable and sustained water and sanitation services of urban and rural communities in Rajasthan. Project Concept Review Meeting scheduled for 22 November 2013. Environmental Assessment Category B. US$ 180.0 (IDA Credit). Consulting services to be determined. Public Health and Engineering Department (PHED) and GWD (Ground Water Deparment), GoR, Secretariat Jaipur, Jaipur, India, Tel: (91-141) 222-7654, Contact: Dr. Purshottam Aggarwal, Principal Secretary

India

Water, Sanitation and Flood Protection

Rural Water Supply and Sanitation Project for Low Income States: The objective is to improve piped water supply and sanitation services for selected rural communities in the target states through decentralized delivery systems. Negotiations scheduled for 18 November 2013. Environmental Assessment Category B. Project: P132173. US$ 500.0 (IDA Credit). Consulting services to be determined. Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation, Room No. 247, A Wing, Nirman Bhawan, New Delhi, India, Tel: (91-11) 2306-1207, Fax: (91-11) 2306-2715, E-mail: secydws@nic.in~

Maldives

Education

(R) Enhancing Education Development Project (Cr. H8410-MV): The objective is to enhance and strengthen strategic dimensions of education access and quality, which will: (a) address the key challenge of increasing access to secondary and higher secondary education and (b) support key policy initiatives to improve the quality of primary and secondary education. The grant was signed on 17 June 2013. Environmental Assessment Category B. Project: P131331. US$ 10.0 (IDA Grant). Consultants will be required. Ministry of Education, Velanaage, 8th Floor, Ameeru Ahmed Megu, Male’, Maldives, Tel: (960) 334-1121, Fax: (960) 332-1201, E-mail: amuhsin@moe.gov.mv, Contact: Abdul Muhsin Mohamed, Permanent Secretary

Maldives

Energy and Mining

Accelerating Sustainable Private Investment in Renewable Energy (ASPIRE) Project: The objective is to scale-up renewable energy investments by encouraging and facilitating private investments in the sector through the introduction of risk mitigation facilities and other incentive programs. Project Concept Review Meeting scheduled for 12 August 2013. Environmental Assessment Category B. US$ 4.0 (GUID). Consulting services to be determined. Ministry of Environment Energy and Water (Environment Research Center), Maldives

Maldives

Health and Other Social Services

Pension and Social Protection Additional Financing: The objective is to support the Government to implement a system of old age income security and safety nets based on a combination of mandated savings and cash transfers to be administered by the Maldives Pension Administration Office and the Social Protection agency. Bank Approval completed on 2 June 2011. Environmental Assessment Category C. Project: P125700. US$ 12.0 (IDA Credit). Consultants will be required. Government of Maldives, Hilaalee Magu, Male 20389, Maldives, Tel: (960) 330-9908, Fax: (960) 330-7759, E-mail: ceo@pension.gov.mv, Contact: Mohammed Maniku, CEO

Maldives

Public Administration, Law, and Justice

(R) Public Financial Management (PFM) Systems Strengthening Project: The objective is to support the government to build an efficient system for the existing Public Accounting System as a tool for better budget execution, internal control, cash management, accounting and fiscal reporting. Project Concept Review Meeting scheduled for 23 August 2013. Environmental Assessment Category C. US$ 5.0 (IDA Credit). Consulting services and implementing agency(ies) to be determined.

Nepal

Agriculture, Fishing, and Forestry

(R) Second Additional Financing for the Poverty Alleviation Fund II Project: The objective is to improve living conditions, livelihoods and empowerment among the rural poor, with particular attention to groups that have traditionally been excluded by reasons of gender, ethnicity, caste and location. The credit was signed on 8 July 2013. Environmental Assessment Category B. Project: P128303. US$ 80.0/5.0 (IDA Credit/IFAD). Consultants will be required. Poverty Alleviation Fund, Kathmandu, Kathmandu, Nepal, Tel: (977-1) 555-3671, Contact: Yuba Raj Pandey, Vice Chairman

Nepal

Agriculture, Fishing, and Forestry

Enhancing Resilience of Endangered Species to Climate Change: The objective is to assist the Government of Nepal enhance capacity, knowledge and incentives to improve climate resilience of critically endangered species by safeguarding their natural habitats against climate threats. Decision Meeting scheduled for 16 September 2013. Environmental Assessment Category B. Project: P130015. US$ 5.0 (CSCF). Consulting services to be determined. Department of National Parks and Wildlife Conservation, Nepal, Tel: (977-1) 422-0912, Fax: (977-1) 422-7675, E-mail: pandey.megh@gmail.com, Contact: Megh Bahadur Pandey

Nepal

Agriculture, Fishing, and Forestry

Irrigation and Water Resources Management Project Additional Financing: The objectives are to: (a) improve irrigated agriculture productivity and management of selected irrigation schemes; and (b) enhance institutional capacity for integrated water resource management. Decision Meeting scheduled for 25 August 2013. Environmental Assessment Category B. US$ 27.5/22.5 (IDA Credit/IDA Grant). No consultants are required. Department of Irrigation, Jawlakhel, Lalitpur, Nepal, Tel: (977-1) 553-5382, Fax: (977-1) 553-7169, E-mail: iwrmp_doi@yahoo.com, Contact: Shiv Kumar Sharma, Acting Director General

Nepal

Education

School Sector Reform Program Additional Financing: The objective is to increase access to and improve quality of school education, particularly basic education (Grades 1-8) for children from marginalized groups. Bank Approval completed on 15 May 2013. Environmental Assessment Category B. Project: P125610. US$ 55.0/45.0/436.3 (IDA Credit/IDA Grant/ZBIL). Consultants will be required. Department of Education, Sanothimi, Kathmandu, Nepal, Tel: (977-1) 663-1075, E-mail: doeplan@info.com.np~

Nepal

Energy and Mining

(N) Grid-Connected Solar and Energy Efficiency: The objective is to contribute to alleviating electricity shortages in Nepal by adding renewable generation capacity to the grid and supporting energy efficiency initiatives. Project Concept Review Meeting scheduled for 26 July 2013. Environmental Assessment Category B. US$ 80.0 (IDA Credit). Consulting services to be determined. Nepal Electricity Authority, Durbar Marg, Nepal, Tel: (977-1) 422-7725, Fax: (977-1) 415-3067, E-mail: neamd@nea.org.np, Contact: Rameshwar Yadav, Managing Director

Nepal

Energy and Mining

(R) Kali Gandaki A Hydropower Plant Rehabilitation Project (KGAHPRP) (Cr. 52460-NP): The objective is to increase electricity generation capacity of the Nepalese power system by rehabilitating the existing 144MW Kali Gandaki A Hydropower Plant through improvements in civil and electro mechanical works. The credit was signed on 8 July 2013. Environmental Assessment Category B. Project: P132289. US$ 27.3 (IDA Credit). Consultants will be required. Nepal Electricity Authority (NEA), Durbar Marga, PO Box 10020, Kathmandu, Nepal, Tel: (977-1) 415-3007, Fax: (977-1) 415-3009, E-mail: neamd@mos.com.np, Contact: Rameshwar Yadav, Managing Director

Nepal

Energy and Mining

(R) Nepal-India Electricity Transmission and Trade Additional Financing: The objectives are to: (a) establish cross-border transmission capacity between India and Nepal of about 1000 MW to facilitate electricity trade between the two countries; and (b) increase the supply of electricity in Nepal by the sustainable import of at least 100 MW. Bank Approval completed on 24 June 2013. Signing scheduled for 26 September 2013. Environmental Assessment Category B. US$ 39.0 (IDA Credit). Consultants will be required. Nepal Electricity Authority (NEA), Durbar Marga, PO Box 10020, Kathmandu, Nepal, Tel: (977-1) 415-3007, Fax: (977-1) 415-3009, E-mail: neamd@mos.com.np, Contact: Mahendra Lal Shrestha, Acting Managing Director

Nepal

Energy and Mining

Kabeli "A" Hydroelectric: The objective is to support the creation of new electricity generation capacity in Nepal. Negotiations scheduled for 3 September 2013. Environmental Assessment Category A. Project: P122406. US$ 42.0 (IDA Credit). Consulting services to be determined. Kabeli Energy Limited, Ganga Devi Marga No. 313, Buddha Nagar, New Baneshwor, Kathmandu, Nepal, Tel: (977-1) 478-5735, Fax: (977-1) 478-5393~

Nepal

Energy and Mining

Waste to Energy Market Development Project: The objective is to attract private investment for the delivery of innovative, commercially viable waste to energy projects using biomass and biogas through Public Private Partnerships. Appraisal scheduled for 16 December 2013. Environmental Assessment Category B. Project: P131592. US$ 8.0 (CSCF). Consulting services to be determined. Alternative Energy Promotion Center, Khumaltar Heights, Lalitpur Sub Metropol, Kathmandu, Nepal, Tel: (977-1) 425-9820, Fax: (977-1) 553-9392, E-mail: thapa.samir@gmail.com, Contact: Mr. Samir Thapa, Assistant Director

Nepal

Finance

(R) Financial Sector and Macroeconomic Stability Development Policy Loan (Cr. 52820-NP): The objective is to support Government’s effort to address financial sector and macroeconomic vulnerabilities. The Development Policy Credits (DPC) focuses on urgent banking and macroeconomic stability issues, while the second aims at supporting the development of a robust and inclusive financial sector and maintenance of prudent fiscal management. Bank Approval completed on 27 June 2013. Environmental Assessment Category U. US$ 30.0 (IDA Credit). Consultants will be required. Ministry of Finance, Nepal, Contact: Yuba Raj Pandey, Vice Chairman

Nepal

Information and Communications

National Identification Project: The objectives are to: (a) support the Government improve the design of the NID program; and (b) implement the identity management infrastructure in Nepal. Project Concept Review Meeting scheduled for mid-July 2013. Environmental Assessment Category C. US$ 100.0 (IDA Credit). Consulting services and implementing agency(ies) to be determined.

Nepal

Transportation

(R) Second Rural Access Improvement and Decentralization: The objective is a continuation to improve the transport infrastructure, services and benefit from enhanced access to social services and economic opportunities. Decision Meeting scheduled for 16 September 2013. Environmental Assessment Category B. US$ 60.4 (IDA Credit). Consulting services and implementing agency(ies) to be determined.

Nepal

Water, Sanitation and Flood Protection

(R) Rural Water Supply and Sanitation Improvement Project: The objective is to improve and expand access to water supply and sanitation services in the rural areas. Project Concept Review Meeting completed on 24 June 2013. Preparation is underway. Environmental Assessment Category B. Project: P143036. US$ 52.0 (IDA Credit). Consultants will be required for the concept stage and preparation. Implementing agency(ies) to be determined.

Nepal

Water, Sanitation and Flood Protection

(R) Building Resilience to Climate Related Hazards: The objectives are to: (a) diminish the impacts of extreme climate-related events; (b) protect lives and assets; and (c) support agricultural livelihoods. The loan was signed on 30 April 2013. Environmental Assessment Category B. Project: P127508. US$ 15.0/16.0 (CSCC/CSCF). Consulting services to be determined. Department of Hydrology and Meteorology, Babarmahal, Kathmandu, Nepal, Tel: (977-1) 425-6193, E-mail: rishisharm@yahoo.com, Contact: Dr. Rishi Ram Sharma

Pakistan

Agriculture, Fishing, and Forestry

(N) Sindh On-Farm Water and Agriculture Productivity Enhancement Program: The objective is to improve water productivity in irrigated agriculture resulting in increased agricultural output per unit of water used. Project Concept Review Meeting scheduled for 27 August 2013. Environmental Assessment Category B. US$ 200.0 (IDA Credit). Consulting services and implementing agency(ies) to be determined.

Pakistan

Agriculture, Fishing, and Forestry

(R) Sindh Agricultural Growth Project: The objective is to improve agriculture productivity, value addition and marketing. Decision Meeting completed on 19 June 2013. Appraisal scheduled for 15 August 2013. Environmental Assessment Category B. US$ 100.0 (IDA Credit). Consulting services to be determined. Sindh Department of Agriculture, Karachi, Pakistan, Tel: (92-21) 9921-1462, E-mail: secretary@sindhagri.gov.pk; Sindh Department of Livestock and Fisheries, Karachi, Pakistan, Tel: (92-21) 9920-3291, Fax: (92-21) 9920-3290

Pakistan

Agriculture, Fishing, and Forestry

Sindh Barrages Improvement Phase I Project: The objective is to help secure Gudu barrage one of the major water diversion structures in Sindh. Project Concept Note scheduled for 16 September 2013. Environmental Assessment Category A. US$ 150.0 (IDA Credit). Consulting services to be determined. Government of Punjab, Punjab, Lahore, Pakistan, Tel: (92-42) 910-003, Fax: (92-42) 921-2116

Pakistan

Agriculture, Fishing, and Forestry

Sindh Water Sector Improvement Additional Financing: The objective is to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of irrigation water distribution in three AWBs (Ghotki, Nara and Left Bank canals), particularly the measures of reliability, equity and user satisfaction. Appraisal scheduled for 18 September 2013. Environmental Assessment Category A. US$ 160.0 (IDA Credit). Consulting services to be determined. Sindh Irrigation and Drainage Authority (SIDA), 28-A, Civil Lines, Hyderabad, Pakistan, Tel: (92-221) 920-0646, Fax: (92-221) 920-0164, E-mail: MDSIDA@sida.org.pk

Pakistan

Education

(R) Global Partnership for Education Balochistan Education Project: The objective is to support the Government to reach the education MDGs, which will follow a review and approval process stipulated by the GPE quality assurance arrangements. Project Concept Review Meeting scheduled for 30 October 2013. Environmental Assessment Category B. US$ 34.1 (EFAS). Consulting services and implementing agency(ies) to be determined.

Pakistan

Education

Gilgit-Baltistan Education: The objective is to improve access to and the quality of education in Gilgit-Baltistan. Project Concept Review Meeting scheduled for 9 September 2013. Environmental Assessment Category B. US$ 30.0 (IDA Credit). Consulting services to be determined. Department of Education, Education Department, Civil Secretariat, Gilgit, Pakistan, Tel: (92-5811) 920-212, Contact: Ijaz Asad Rasool, Secretary

Pakistan

Education

Punjab Skills Development: The objective is to support the Government of Punjab in improving their training programs. Project Concept Review Meeting scheduled for 30 September 2013. Environmental Assessment Category C. US$ 50.0 (IDA Credit). Consulting services and implementing agency(ies) to be determined.

Pakistan

Education

Second Sindh Education Sector Additional Financing (Cr. 52180-PK): The objective is to further support the provincial Government of Sindh to potentially enhance the impact and effectiveness of its medium-term Sindh Education Sector Reform Program. Bank Approval completed on 14 March 2013. Environmental Assessment Category B. Project: P125952. US$ 400.0 (IDA Credit). No consultants are required. Education and Literacy Department, Government of Sindh, 1st Floor, Tughlaq House, Civil Secretariat, Karachi, Pakistan, Tel: (92-21) 9921-1227, Fax: (92-21) 9921-1240, E-mail: sec.edusindh@gmail.com, Contact: Mr. Fazlullah Pechuho, Secretary

Pakistan

Energy and Mining

(R) Dasu Hydropower Stage I: The objectives are to: (a) add hydropower generation to the total energy mix; (b) reduce electricity shortages; and (c) contribute to the institutional development of WAPDA Hydel which owns and operates the existing hydropower plants. Project Concept Review Meeting scheduled for 30 September 2013. Environmental Assessment Category A. US$ 500.0 (IBRD). Consulting services to be determined. Water and Power Development Authority (WAPDA), WAPDA House, Lahore, Pakistan, Tel: (92-995) 660-198, Fax: (92-995) 660-003, E-mail: tarbela4thext@yahoo.com

Pakistan

Energy and Mining

Power Sector Efficiency Improvement Project: The objectives are to: (a) increase output and availability of existing assets; (b) accelerate steps to import energy; (c) increase domestic gas supply; (d) develop least cost renewable energy to increase access or replace oil generation; and (e) prioritize investments for public financing and encouraging private investment through PPP. Project Concept Review Meeting scheduled for 20 September 2013. Environmental Assessment Category C. US$ 200.0 (IDA Credit). Consulting services and implementing agency(ies) to be determined.

Pakistan

Health and Other Social Services

Enhanced Nutrition for Mothers and Children: The objective is to assist Pakistan in improving coverage of effective nutrition interventions delivered through the health sector, with a focus on the poor and on marginalized groups, in order to improve the nutritional status of children under two years old and that of pregnant and lactating women. Negotiations scheduled for 8 August 2013. Environmental Assessment Category C. Project: P131850. US$ 42.8/12.0 (IDA Credit/PPIN). Consulting services to be determined. Department of Health, Government of Sindh, I and I MS Depot, Rafiq Shaheed Road, Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan, Tel: (92-21) 3522-3888, E-mail: d-dsk@hotmail.com, Contact: Dur-e-Shewar Khan, Nutrition Focal Person; Department of Health, Balochistan, Civil Secretariat, Quetta, Pakistan, Tel: (92-81) 921-1592, E-mail: provincialnutritioncellqta@yahoo.com~

Pakistan

Health and Other Social Services

Immunization Support: The objective is to improve the coverage, efficiency and quality of immunization services in Pakistan. Decision Meeting scheduled for 15 August 2013. Environmental Assessment Category B. Project: P132308. US$ 50.0 (IDA Credit). Consulting services to be determined. Expanded Program on Immunization, Ministry of Interprovincial Coordination, Cabinet Division, PM Secretariat, Pakistan, Tel: (92-51) 920-3248, Fax: (92-51) 920-7760, E-mail: secretaryipc@yahoo.com, Contact: Mr. Anisul Hasnain Musavi, Secretary

Pakistan

Health and Other Social Services

KP and FATA Emergency Recovery Credit (Cr. 48360-PK): The objective is to assist the Government of Pakistan/KP/FATA restore social protection through income transfers and cash for work opportunities to the most affected households and vulnerable groups in the areas affected by military operation against militants and floods. This project is on hold until further notice. Environmental Assessment Category C. Project: P121394. US$ 250.0/35.0 (IDA Credit/PKNF). Consultants will be required. Provincial Relief Rehabilitation and Settlement Authority (PaRRSA), Pakistan, Tel: (92-91) 921-3855, Fax: (92-91) 921-4025, E-mail: shakeelqadir@pdma.gov.pk, Contact: Shakee Qadir Khan, Director General

Pakistan

Industry and Trade

(R) Punjab Agricultural Competitiveness: The objective is to improve agriculture productivity, value addition and marketing. Pre-appraisal scheduled for 26 September 2013. Environmental Assessment Category C. US$ 155.0 (IDA Credit). Consulting services and implementing agency(ies) to be determined.

Pakistan

Industry and Trade

Strengthening KP’s Value Chains in Minerals and Horticulture Sectors: The objective is to support the efforts of GoKP to enhance the competitiveness, employment, and market linkages of the minerals and horticulture sectors by providing necessary assistance along their value-chains. Bank Approval completed on 6 June 2013. Environmental Assessment Category B. Project: P143661. US$ 9.0 (PKNF). Consultants will required for research, technical appraisal for PAD, stakeholders consultations, project preparation and support to GoKP for preparing their project documents. Government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Peshawar, Pakistan, Tel: (92-91) 921-0516~

Pakistan

Public Administration, Law, and Justice

(R) Punjab Governance Reforms for Service Delivery: The objective is to support public sector management to improve service delivery performance in selected sectors of the Government of Punjab. Appraisal scheduled for 9 August 2013. Environmental Assessment Category B. US$ 50.0 (IDA Credit). Consulting services to be determined. Government of the Punjab, Lahore, Pakistan, Tel: (92-42) 991-1120, Contact: Arif Anwar Baloch, Secretary

Pakistan

Public Administration, Law, and Justice

(R) Punjab Health Sector Reform (Cr. 52580-PK): The objective is to support the implementation of the Punjab Health Sector Strategy, by focusing on the improvement of the coverage and utilization of quality essential health services, particularly in the low performing districts of Punjab. Signing scheduled for 15 August 2013. Environmental Assessment Category B. Project: P123394. US$ 100.0/165.0/20.0 (IDA Credit/DFID/HRBF). Consultants will be required. Department of Health, Government of Punjab, Civil Secretariat, Lahore, Pakistan, Tel: (92-42) 9921-0749, Fax: (92-42) 921-1710, Contact: Hassan Iqbal, Secretary

Pakistan

Public Administration, Law, and Justice

Revenue Mobilization Disbursement-Linked Indicator: The objectives are to build a modern tax system and a transparent, effective and results-oriented tax administration to facilitate and improve tax compliance with tax laws. Decision Meeting scheduled for 19 September 2013. Environmental Assessment Category C. Project: P128182. US$ 300.0 (IDA Credit). Consulting services to be determined. Federal Board of Revenue, Constitution Avenue, Shahra-e-Dastoor, Islamabad, Pakistan, Tel: (92-51) 920-3399, Fax: (92-51) 920-8864, E-mail: taxreforms@fbr.gov.pk, Contact: Samir Khan, FBR Member; Pakistan Federal Tax Ombudsman, 5-A, Constitution Avenue, Islamabad, Pakistan, Tel: (92-51) 921-1382, Contact: Sajid Khan, Advisor

Regional

Agriculture, Fishing, and Forestry

(R) Third Phase of the APL on Strengthening Regional Cooperation for Wildlife Protection in Asia: The objective is to assist the participating governments of India and others to build or enhance shared capacity, institutions, knowledge and incentives to collaborate in tackling illegal wildlife trade and other selected regional conservation threats to habitats in border areas. Negotiations scheduled for 2 August 2013. Environmental Assessment Category B. Project: P128275. US$ 30.0 (IDA Credit). Consultants will be required. Ministry of Environment and Forests, Delhi, India Tel/Fax: (91-11) 2436-4791, E-mail: igfwl-mef@nic.in, Contact: Dr. S K Khanduri, Inspector General; Ministry of Environment and Forests, Delhi, India, Tel: (91-11) 2618-2484, Fax: (91-11) 2616-0751, E-mail: rina.mitra@nic.in, Contact: Ms. Rina Mitra, Additional Director

Regional

Energy and Mining

(R) Central Asia South Asia Electricity Transmission and Trade Project (CASA-1000): The objective is to develop an electricity trade among Tajikistan, Kyrgyz Republic, Afghanistan, and Pakistan being with an envisaged that other countries would join this initiative as the trade expands. Project Concept Note completed on 14 June 2013. Preparation is underway. Environmental Assessment Category A. US$ 145.0/365.0/280.0/30.0 (IDA Credit/IDA Grant/ISDB/ZBIL). Consultants will be required. Government of Pakistan, Pakistan, Tel: (92-51) 920-3815, Fax: (92-51) 921-8976, E-mail: secretary@ead.gov.pk; Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, Afghanistan; Republic of Tajikistan, 3 Ak. Rajabovikh street, Dushanbe, 734025, Tajikistan, Tel: 99290700-900, E-mail: mpulod@gmail.com, Contact: Safarali Nadjmiddinov, Minister of Finance; Government of Krygyz Republic, Kyrgyz Republic, Tel: (996-312) 664-036, E-mail: m.baigonchokov@min.fin.kg, Contact: Mirlan Baigonchokov, Deputy Minister of Finance

Regional

Transportation

(R) Nepal-India Regional Trade and Transport Project (Cr. H8630-NP, Cr. 52730-NP): The objective is to decrease transport time and logistics costs for bilateral trade between Nepal and India and transit trade along the Kathmandu-Kolkata corridor for the benefit of traders by reducing key infrastructure bottlenecks in Nepal and by supporting the adoption of modern approaches to border management. The credit and grant was signed on 11 July 2013. Environmental Assessment Category A. Project: P144335. US$ 69.0/30.0 (IDA Credit/IDA Grant). Consultants will be required. Nepal Ministry of Commerce and Supplies, Nepal, Tel: (977-1) 421-1446, E-mail: lalmanijoshi@yahoo.com, Contact: Lal Mani Joshi, Secretary

Sri Lanka

Education

(R) Skills Development Project: The objective is to support the Government of Sri Lanka to improve the quality and relevance of the skills development sector. Project Concept Review Meeting scheduled for 30 August 2013. Environmental Assessment Category C. US$ 100.0 (IDA Credit). Consulting services and implementing agency(ies) to be determined.

Sri Lanka

Health and Other Social Services

Second Health Sector Development (Cr. 52280-LK): The objective is to support the modernization of the public sector health system by responding to the challenges facing it, especially regarding nutrition and non-communicable diseases. Bank Approval completed on 27 March 2013. Environmental Assessment Category B. Project: P118806. US$ 200.0 (IDA Credit). No consultants are required. Ministry of Local Government and Provinical Councils, PO 330, Union Place, Colombo 02, Sri Lanka, Tel: (94-1) 239-9673, Fax: (94-1) 242-1130, E-mail: a_ranawaka@yahoo.com, Contact: Mr. R.A.A.W. Ranawak, Secretary; Ministry of Health, Sri Lanka, Tel: (94-11) 267-4683, E-mail: scwickrama@sltnet.lk, Contact: Dr. Champika Wickramasinghe, Director Planning

Sri Lanka

Transportation

(R) Transport Connectivity: The objective is to provide lower costs of transport by: (a) reducing congestion and improving road condition; and (b) providing better connectivity of inter-urban transport. The project supports the overall strategy of developing public transport and managing motorization. Project Concept Review Meeting scheduled for 23 October 2013. Environmental Assessment Category B. US$ 275.0 (IBRD). Consulting services to be determined. Road Development Authority, 9th Floor, Sethsiripaya, Battaramulla 10120, Sri Lanka, Tel: (94-11) 286-2795, Fax: (94-11) 287-2272

Sri Lanka

Water, Sanitation and Flood Protection

(N) Improving Climate Resilience: The objective is to increase the understanding of flood risk among key stakeholders and to reduce flooding in the Batticoloa and Ampara districts in the Eastern Province. Project Concept Review Meeting scheduled for 27 August 2013. Environmental Assessment Category B. US$ 30.0 (IDA Credit). Consulting services and implementing agency(ies) to be determined.

Sri Lanka

Water, Sanitation and Flood Protection

(R) Strategic Cities Development Project: The objective is to improve Urban Services and Livability in selected Strategic Cities in Sri Lanka. Project Concept Review Meeting scheduled for 29 August 2013. Environmental Assessment Category A. US$ 150.0 (IDA Credit). Consulting services and implementing agency(ies) to be determined.




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