Asian Development Bank (ADB) has recognized three projects for their outstanding management work. The projects, which were helping improve the lives of people by providing them safe water supply and sanitation, income-generating opportunities and sustainable urban development , received the ADB’s Outstanding Project Management Team Awards for the year.
The winning projects, all of which are supported by ADB, are community Livestock Development Project, Community- based Water Supply and Sanitation Project and Urban and Environment Improvement Project. The winning project teams were presented with the awards by Finance Secretary Krishna Hari Baskota at a special ceremony held in conjunction with ADB’s annual Country Portfolio Review workshop.
“These awards recognize the project teams’ excellent performance, efficiency in implementation and achievements of targets,” said Barry J. Hitchcock, country director, Nepal Resident Mission. “The successful implementation of these projects has significantly contributed toward maximizing ADB’s overall contribution to helping reduce poverty in the country, and in supporting efforts to promoting sustainable urban development.”
The community Livestock Development project has helped increase per capita income of beneficiary households significantly. It is aimed to reduce the incidence of poverty in rural areas in 48 districts through an intensive livestock program, livestock processing and marketing, and higher-altitude livelihood pilot programs.
The community-based water supply and sanitation sector has helped to increase coverage and provide safe water supply and sanitation to underserved populations in poor and remote areas of mid- western and far-western Nepal. Women, girls, and socially disadvantaged groups have been specifically targeted and encouraged to participate in project training activities and rural water supply and sanitation management.
Likewise, the Urban and Environment Improvement Project (UEIP) is helping to improve the quality of urban life in nine municipalities in Nepal by improving essential infrastructure and services and by strengthening relevant institutions.