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  • Sri Lanka
Location: Colombo region
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  • Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB)
Status: Proposed
Bank Risk Rating: A
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Borrower or Client: The Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka
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  • Water and Sanitation
Investment Type(s): Loan
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Investment Amount (USD): $ 115.00 million
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Project Cost (USD): $ 274.00 million
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Original disclosure @ AIIB website
Updated in EWS: 2018-01-23
Disclosure Date: 2017-12-06
Sri Lanka: Solid Waste Management Project

Project Description
According to the AIIB website, the project aims to improve solid waste management in the Colombo Region and other participating local governments in Sri Lanka through an integrated solid waste management system. Expected project results include waste disposal reduction in open dumpsites and increased beneficiaries of improved solid waste services. Key components include: Solid Waste Management Disposal Improvement •Safe closure of Meethotamulla dumpsite; •A temporary controlled landfill and improved compost operations at Kerawalapitiya Waste Park (KWP); •Rehabilitation at Karadiayana controlled dumpsite •Improvement at Dompe landfill •Construction of the sanitary landfill at Aruwakkalu and associated waste transfer stations •Purchase of railway rolling stock and waste haulage containers; •Procurement of vehicles and haulage equipment to transport waste to Aruwakkalu until rail connectivity is established; •Construction supervision consultancy financed by GOSL. Solid Waste Management Service (SWM) and Operations Improvements •Vehicles and equipment for collection, sorting, transport, processing, and transfer of waste to disposal sites for the Colombo Municipal Council (CMC); •Collection vehicles and waste processing facilities in nine SWM clusters in the provinces and other local authorities in Colombo Region; •Closure of the Bloemendhal dumpsite, including waste reduction; and •Development of an urban park at the Meethotamulla dumpsite The estimated board date is April, 2018.
Investment Description
Co-financing: Borrower US$ 44 million World Bank US$ 115 million
Private Actors
Contact Information
AIIB: Mr. Anzheng Wei Project Team Leader/Investment Officer Tel: +86 10 835801 95 Email: awei@aiib.org World Bank: Ms. Shenhua Wang Project Team Leader/Senior Urban Development Specialist Tel: +94 11 556 1349 Email: swang3@worldbank.org Borrower: Ms. Madara Sevwandi De Silva Director, External Resources Department Ministry of National Policies and Economic Affairs Tel: +94 11 248 4717 Email: Madara@erd.gov.lk Implementation Agency: Mr. Jayavilal Fernando Project Director of the Project Management Unit of the Solid Waste Management Project Ministry of Megapolis & Western Development Tel: +94112879292 Email: jjayavilal@hotmail.com, fernandojayavilal@gmail.com ACCOUNTABILITY MECHANISM OF AIIB In addition, the AIIB has a Bank Oversight Mechanism. According to AIIB's policies, "people who believe they have been or are likely to be adversely affected by a failure of the Bank to implement the ESP may also submit complaints to the Bank's oversight mechanism in accordance with the policies and procedures to be established by the Bank for such mechanism." However, at the time of writing, it is unclear what the exact scope and function of this Oversight Mechanism will be.
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