Nepal: Second Small Towns Water Supplyand Sanitation Sector Project
1. Salient Features of the Project
Support development of safe, accessible, and adequate watersupply and sanitation facilities in about 20 small towns(population of about 20,000-30,000) in Nepal.
Water Users and Sanitation Committees (WUSCs) are the ownerof each project, with necessary support from the government.
WUSCs receive 50% of the investment cost as grant from thegovernment, and contribute the remaining 50%, partly as cashcontribution (5-15%), and partly by taking a loan (35-45%)from the Town Development Fund (TDF).
Project cost is $71.7 million, including a grant of $45.1 millionfrom ADB. (OBA component: $1.3 million)
ADB Board approval in September 2009.
Detailed design work is mostly complete for 12 towns underbatch 1.