Pakistan: National Highway Development Sector Investment Program–Project 1

Date: May 2014
Type: Evaluation Reports
Series: Validations of Project Completion Reports
Project Number: 37559-023; 37559-033


The transport sector in Pakistan at the time of appraisal of this project contributed about 10% of the country’s gross domestic product (GDP), with road transport accounting for 91% of passenger traffic and 96% of freight traffic. To support accelerated growth of the national economy and the rapid expansion of subregional trade, national highway networks require significant upgrading.

ADB approved a multitranche financing facility (MFF) of up to $770 million to Pakistan for the National Highway Development Sector Investment Program (NHDSIP). Under the MFF, ADB provided financing for two loans. Project 1 (Loan 2231) of the NHDSIP was financed by a loan of $180 million from ordinary capital resources for capital investments approved in February 2006. In addition, ADB approved a loan of $3.0 million equivalent (Loan 2210) from its Special Funds resources to finance the institutional strengthening component.

This report validates the completion report’s assessment of the project. IED overall assessment: Successful


  • Project Basic Data
  • Project Description
  • Evaluation of Performance and Ratings
  • Other Performance Assessments
  • Overall Assessment, Lessons, and Recommendations
  • Other Considerations and Follow-up