The Assam Urban Infrastructure Investment Program (AUIIP), funded by Asian Development Bank (ADB), is a key urban infrastructure initiative of the Government of Assam. It aims to improve the urban environment and quality of life in the cities of Guwahati and Dibrugarh. ADB approved the mutitranche financing facility (MFF) on 30 September 2011 for the Assam Urban Infrastructure Investment Program (AUIIP) for an amount of $200 million comprising of two Tranches - Tranche 1 is US$ 51 million & Tranche 2 is US$ 149 million.
With an objective of providing more operational autonomy in executing urban infrastructure projects, the Government of Assam constituted a Special Purpose Vehicle (SPV) called ‘Assam Urban Infrastructure Development & Management Agency’ (AUIDMA) as a registered society vide Govt. notification no. GDD.224/2012/Pt-V/49 dated Dispur, 18th February 2017 for implementation of the ADB assisted Assam Urban Infrastructure Investment Program (AUIIP). It is envisioned that the agency would, in future, undertake projects /schemes as entrusted by the State Government, with funding from divergent sources. The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the AUIDMA may also act as the Project Director of AUIIP. The Governing Body (GB) of AUIDMA is chaired by the Chief Secretary to Govt. of Assam, and meets twice a year. There is also an Executive Committee (EC) for AUIDMA chaired by the senior most Secretary of the Guwahati Development Department that meets quarterly.