As per the Aid Accounts and Audit Division's revised an amount of Rs. 867.66 Crore ( In Loan currency XDR. 95.594 Million ) has been disbursed by the World Bank for the claims submitted till 31st July 2016 for Phase-I Credit No. 4772-IN.
An amount of Rs. 210.48 Crore (In Loan currency XDR 22.549 Million) has been disbursed by the World Bank for the claims submitted for the quarter ending 30th June 2016 for Phase-I Additional Financing Credit No. 5413-IN.
An amount of Rs. 120.90 Crore (In Loan currency USD 18.04 Million) has been disbursed by the World Bank for the claims submitted for the quarter ending 30th June 2016 for Phase-II Credit No. 5693-IN.
World Bank Missions Report
World Bank Implementation Support Mission (January 13-22, 2016) Covering NCRMP –Ph-I & Additional Financing
A World Bank mission visited Odisha and Andhra Pradesh from January 13-22, 2016 in order to review the implementation progress of the National Cyclone Risk Mitigation Project (NCRMP)-Phase-I and Additional Financing vis-à-vis the Project Development Objective(PDO) which is to reduce the vulnerability of coastal communities in Andhra Pradesh and Odisha to Cyclone and other hydro-meteorological hazards.
2. The Mission also participated in the National Project Steering Committee Meeting at Vizag on 20th January,2016.
3. The World Bank found the Project progress as Moderately Satisfactory in both the States. Other major observations of the World Bank are as follows:
(a) The deadline for awarding all contracts by AP and Odisha should be 30th April,2016 so as to ensure timely closure of the Project.
(b) Rate of disbursement is to pick up exponentially for ensuring timely completion of the Project.
(c) To closely monitor the quality of construction of the Multi-purpose Cyclone Shelters and to expedite formation of Shelter Management Committees with the involvement of all stakeholders.
(d)To urgently augment the staffing capacity of the PMU at NDMA in order to support NCRMP-I, Additional Financing and NCRMP-II.
(e) To ensure that all existing contracts are provided extensions for uninterrupted work progress and worker’s safety.
(f) To immediately communicate the existence and use of Grievance Redress System through on-site information boards to communities.
(g) To focus on Saline Embankments and restoration of mangroves work (specially in AP) as this component is lagging far behind schedule.
4. The World Bank highlighted the Project’s achievements in incorporating gender considerations during design and implementation which will provide useful lessons to the States under NCRMP-II.
World Bank Implementation Support Mission (January 10-February 13, 2016) Covering NCRMP –Ph-II
World Bank mission visited Goa, Gujarat, Karnataka, Kerala, Maharashtra & West Bengal during Jan. 10-Feb 13, 2016. World Bank found the Project progress moderately satisfactory with following major observations:-
1. The implementation in West Bengal and Gujarat has advanced with more than 40 percent of works tendered out, while others states are still at various stages of preparing the Detailed Project Reports (DPRs).
2. With the exception of the State Prroject Implentation Unit (SPIU) of West Bengal and Gujarat that are well staffed,it is critical for all the other State PIU to complete the recruitment process of project staff as early as possible to avoid compromising project implementation.
3. All the states, with the exception of West Bengal, need to urgently finalize the selection of sites for all the sub-projects to avoid delays in implementation progress.
4. All the states would need to ensure that a seprate external audit is undertaken by the Auditor General (A.G) for both the retroactive period, i.e period prior to August 11,2015 and prospective period from August 12,2015 to March 31,2016.