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Project Name Lamphelpat Waterbody Rejuvenation Project
Country The Republic of India
Sector Water Resource Management, Supply and Sanitation
Concept Approval Date 17 November 2021
Total Project Cost USD 87.84 million
Proposed Loan Amount USD 70.27 million
The Republic of India
Project Entity
Government of Manipur
Project Context

The Lamphelpat area, in the west part of Imphal – the capital city of Manipur, faces the problem of urban floods during the rainy season due to reduction in detention capacity of the Lamphelpat waterbody. Coping measures undertaken in the form of pumping to drain water during rainy days are not adequate and the area remains waterlogged for many days every year. The annual floods result in loss of property, infrastructure, and damage to human health while negatively impacting the biodiversity in the area.  Thus, there is an urgent need to enhance the water detention capacity of Lamphelpat waterbody and restore the stormwater drainage system and channels / streams in the catchment area to prevent flooding.

Project Objective The Project will contribute to improved quality of life and urban sustainability in Imphal city through prevention of floods, improvement of water security, enhancement of environmental situation, and promotion of eco-tourism.

The Project is expected to contribute primarily to United Nations Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 13 Climate Action, specifically target 13.1 (Strengthen resilience and adaptive capacity to climate-related hazards and natural disasters in all countries). It could also directly contribute to the achievement of SDG 11 Sustainable cities and Communities, and SDG 6 Clean Water and Sanitation.

Project Description

The Project will develop Lamphelpat waterbody to increase its water detention capacity, restore stormwater drainage system and channels / streams in the catchment area, improve water security in Imphal by utilization of stored water in Lamphelpat waterbody as additional source of drinking water, and construct green spaces, arc bridge, biodiversity zone and tourism facilities around Lamphelpat waterbody to develop tourism potential of the area.

The Project will also enhance environmental and flood management capacity in Imphal through operationalization of real time flood management system with a command center.