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Project Implementation Plan
SUSWA Project Implementation Plan, approved by Supervisory board 29.9.2022.
This Project Implementation Manual (PIM) is prepared to ensure maintaining uniformity while planning and implementing the SUSWA project activities at the Municipality/Rural Municipality (commonly known as “Palika” in Nepali, and referred to as Palika, municipality or M/RM) level.
It follows the process and procedures underlined in the Local Government Operation Act, 2074 (2017) and the following corresponding rules and regulations:
- Local Level Annual Plan and Budget Formulation Guidelines, 2017, Ministry of Federal Affairs and General Administration (MoFAGA)/GoN; and also published as a Hand Book in 2020 
- Other regulations and directives of GoN
The above guidelines describe the 7-step planning process that needs to be followed by the local government while preparing the annual plan and budget in an inclusive and participatory manner. Municipalities receive financial resources from the federal as well as provincial governments as conditional and unconditional grants. Municipalities also have their own revenues. The annual budgeting frame is controlled by the Ministry of Finance (MoF). The annual budget frame for SUSWA is prepared in the Line Ministry Budget Information System (LMBIS) jointly by the PSU, DWSSM/MoWS and respective project municipalities. The annual programs will be planned within this budget framework, based on the annual budget of the GoN (the Red Book) and reflected in the online LMBIS of the MoF.
All procurement funded from Municipal WASH Funds (MWF) must follow the Public Procurement Act, 2063 (2063), and related rules and regulations for local governments and Water Users’ and Sanitation Committees (WUSCs). Such procurements should be carried out in a transparent manner at the lowest appropriate levels which is the WUSC level, accountable to Water Users’ Groups (WUGs). For the financial management and financial reporting, the municipalities should follow the Sub-national Treasury Regulatory Application (SUTRA) GoN accounting software. Regarding the implementation of water supply program, it is aligned with the following policies, rules and regulations of the GoN:
- Rural Water Supply and Sanitation National Policy, 2004,
- Rural Water Supply and Sanitation Strategy, 2004,
- Drinking Water Quality Standards, 2079, Gazette,
- Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in Nepal,
- Sanitation and Hygiene Master Plan, 2011,
- The Environment Protection Rules (EPR), 2077 (2020),
- National WASH Sector Development Plan (SDP 2016-2030, Draft),
- Accessible Physical Infrastructures and Communication Services Guideline to the people with disabilities -2069,
- School WASH Guideline, 2074 (Revised on 2076),
- Local Disaster Risk Reduction Strategic Action Plan Planning Guideline 2078.
It is further inspired by the knowledge produced by the RVWRMP, and in particular by the following documents:
- Project Implementation Guideline (PIG), February 2018,
- Step-by-Step Manual for Drinking Water Supply Implementation (also used for irrigation and multiple use system), February 2019
- HRBA & GESI Strategy and Action Plan, June 2015
- Post-Construction Manual, March 2018
- Service Provider Selection and Mobilization Manual, June 2018
- Users’ Committee Non-Local Materials Procurement Manual, 2022
- Users’ Committee Operational Manual, 2022
- Rural Municipality Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Management Board (RM WASH Board Concept)
Similarly, the Water Safety Plan++ Manual being developed and used by RWSSP-WN II is also taken as the reference document.
This manual is designed for the project stakeholders and partners to provide information on the main operational areas and working approach and procedures of the project.
 Local Government Annual Plan and Budget Preparation Hand Book, 2020, MoFAGA/GoN
 Taken as a basis for developing this manual with necessary changes as needed