In future, project design consultant’s scope of work should include assessment of background and technical information for underground existing utilities. The project had initial design delays and design modifications during implementation mainly due to unavailability of existing utilities’ underground information such as by plan profile and as-built drawing. Final DSC designs were not always comprehensive. This required variations for most contracts, resulting in both start-up delays and contract modifications. ADB should be vigilant and ensure the consultant makes every effort to meet the scope of services, comply with the schedule and contractual obligations, and be responsive to the government and ADB.
Integrated Urban Development Project