Funding Agency: Asian Development Bank
Client: : Kathmandu Upatyaka Khanepani Limited , Nepal
Date: Nov 2010 – May 2014
CBP support team carried out initial management and capacity building of KUKL and ensured the capability of KUKL to operate the Kathmandu Valley water supply and wastewater Services in an efficient and financially and technically sustainable manner. The core of the CBP team consisted of an executive team comprising of a Vice General Manager (VGM), an operational and technical manager and finance cum administration manager who functioned as line managers of KUKL during the four years’ contract period.
The CBP team assisted in carrying out overall management of KUKL to: Build the capacity of the KUKL staff and set up procedures and corporate structures within KUKL; Identify and reduce technical and financial losses from the System; Prepared plans for the capital investment and asset management program; Optimized existing water supply sources within the Kathmandu Valley and improved the quantity and quality of water supplied; Extended water Services to cover Low-income households and slums; Operated the water and wastewater facilities within the Service area of KUKL; Maintained water and wastewater facilities; Carried out all billings, collections and Customer Service functions; Carried out personnel as well as financial management of KUKL; Designed, implemented and achieved a fully functional computerized customer database, geographic information System, and management information System for KUKL; Developed and maintained a mechanism for good public relations with KUKL customers and all other stakeholders including media; Assisted KUKL to ensure that all obligations of KUKL under KUKL’s license and leased to provide water and wastewater Services in the Service area are strictly adhered to.
Overall Services provided by firm:
TMS, as a sub-consultant to the JV partners, provided national project management and consulting support. TMS provided national advisors to KUKL who assisted the executive team in capacity building, day-to-day operations and management of water supply and wastewater Services in Kathmandu Valley for KUKL.
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