The Government of India’s approach to development is mainly human-centric and is marked by Respect, Diversity, Care for the future, and Sustainable development. India has been sharing its developmental experiences and technical expertise with other countries in the spirit of "Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam”.
India’s fundamental principle in cooperation is respecting development partners and being guided by their development priorities.
Indian model of developmental cooperation is comprehensive and involves multiple instruments including grant-in-aid, line of credit, capacity building and technical assistance. Depending on the priorities of partner countries, India’s development cooperation ranges from commerce to culture, energy to engineering, health to housing, IT to infrastructure, sports to science, disaster relief and humanitarian assistance to restoration and preservation of cultural and heritage assets.
Towards this end, Government of India is providing technical and financial assistance for multi-sectoral development of Nepal. The scope of India’s economic assistance programme has been expanding over the years.
The devastating earthquake of 25th April, 2015 of 7.8 magnitude and subsequent aftershocks including the one of 7.3 magnitude on 12 May 2015 caused huge damage to public infrastructures, including health buildings, and other facilities.
During the International Conference on Nepal’s Reconstruction held on 25 June 2015 in Kathmandu. Government of India pledged US$ 1 billion (US $ 250 million in grant and US$ 750 million in concessional loan) for post-earthquake reconstruction in Nepal.
A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on Utilization of the Grant Component of India’s Assistance Package for Post-Earthquake Reconstruction in Nepal signed on 20th February 2016, inter-alia, allocated US$ 50 million for reconstruction of health buildings. An MoU on Implementation of Grant Component of India’s Post-Earthquake Reconstruction package in the Health sector in Nepal was signed on 24 August, 2017.
GoN has allocated 147 Health Buildings in the 10 earthquake affected districts i.e. Dhading, Dolakha, Gorkha, Kavrepalanchowk, Nuwakot, Sindhupalchowk, Gulmi Rasuwa, Ramechhap and Lalitpur to Government of India (GoI) for reconstruction. The National Reconstruction Authority (NRA) will be the Executing Agency and the Centre Level Project Implementation Unit (CLPIU) Building and DLPIUs, under NRA, GoN will be the Implementing Agency.
GoI has appointed CSIR-CBRI, Roorkee as “Design and Project Management Consultant” for the reconstruction in the health sector and an MoU was signed on 19 August, 2020 to provide overall project management, final damage survey, adapting pre-approved designs to suit the needs of Individual Health Building, preparing site-specific design if pre-approved design is not suitable, approval of new suggested design, preparing tender documents (including bill of quantities), undertaking supervision and quality monitoring of the reconstruction of Health facilities, among other things.
To reconstruct 147 health buildings in line with GoN’s Guidelines for Developing Type Designs for Health Buildings in Nepal on disaster-resilient standards, and equipped with water and sanitation facilities, including gender-specific toilets, disabled and patient friendly features and laboratories.
The consultancy service is essentially divided into the following three phases:
Phase I: Survey, Planning & Design, due diligence on the BoQ for the tendering and monitoring of the complete bidding process
Phase II: Construction Supervision, Reporting and Monitoring of Progress
Phase III: Post-Construction Inspection/Defect Liability Period
Phase I : Survey, Planning & Design
CSIR-CBRI will carry out the assessment of: degree of damage of existing school buildings and design appropriate retrofitting, repairs and rehabilitation works, if any; assessment of school requirements and draw new designs and adjustment in the type designs of buildings to suit the site conditions, based on the results of Safe Bearing Capacity (SBC) tests
The scope of work in Phase – I includes: Site Investigation, Topography, Survey, Design Services &Project Management
Phase II : Construction Supervision, Reporting
and Monitoring of Progress
CSIR-CBRI, in collaboration with Ministry of Education (GoN) engineers/sub-engineers, shall supervise works and guide the contractors from time to time to achieve quality construction.
Provide quick design modification, wherever required, during construction (design troubleshooting) and resolve construction issues.
Prepare takeover certificate confirming that all the works are in compliance with time and implementation schedule and technical aspects of the contract for the approval and issuance by the Project Director, CLPIU.
Phase III : Post-Construction Inspection/Defect
Inspection of completed works at appropriate intervals to identify any defect and issue instructions to contractor(s) for rectification of the defective works and ensure contractor(s) have carried out their contractual obligations in respect of repair and reconstruction of defective works.
Shortly before the end of the DLP, the CSIR-CBRI shall carry out a thorough inspection of works, re-works and if necessary supervise a further rectification. Once this has been completed, issue a Defects Rectification Certificate and a draft Taking Over Certificate and submit both to the Project Director, CLPIU for approval.
Check all the ‘As Built Drawings’ submitted by the contractors to CLPIU.