World Bank Infrastructure Development Investment Program for Indian Tourism
Document Stage: Draft for Consultation
Project Number: P40648
1. The Infrastructure Development Investment Program for Tourism Financing Facility (the Facility) will develop and improve basic urban infrastructure and services in the four participating states of Himachal Pradesh, Punjab, Uttarakhand and Tamil Nadu—to support the tourism sector as a key driver for economic growth. It will focus on: (i) strengthening connectivity to and among key tourist destinations; (ii) improving basic urban infrastructure and services, such as water supply, road and public transport, solid waste management, and environmental improvement at existing and emerging tourist destinations to ensure urban amenities and safety for the visitors, and protect nature and culture-based attractions; and (iii) capacity building programs for concerned sector agencies and local communities for better management of the tourist destinations and more active participation in tourism-related economic activities.
2. The Investment Program is through a multi-tranche financing facility. The proposed categorization for Projects 1 (Himachal Pradesh) and 2 (Punjab) is category C for indigenous peoples.1 The proposed subprojects under Projects 1 and 2 do not affect indigenous peoples.
There are no Scheduled Tribes in the project areas of Projects 1 and 2. An Indigenous Peoples Planning Framework (the Framework) which is a policy and procedural framework, has been prepared for future projects which will be defined during the submission of Periodic Financing Requests. This Framework details screening/categorization, assessment, planning, institutional arrangements and processes to be followed. Implementation arrangements ensure that project management and implementation unit has adequate capacity to manage social impacts through consultants and capacity building.
This article is quoted from World Bank South Asia. The quoted newsletter article was published 22-28 August 2010.
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