Project Name Road Sector Development Project
Project Number 31280-013
Country Sri Lanka
Project Status Closed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Loan
Source of Funding / Amount
Loan 1986-SRI: Road Sector Development Project
Asian Development Fund US$ 56.50 million
Loan 8206-SRI: Road Sector Development Project
OPEC Fund for International Development US$ 8.50 million
Loan: Road Sector Development Project
Japan Bank for International Cooperation (ODA) US$ 80.00 million
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Governance and capacity development
Private sector development
Sector / Subsector

Transport - Road transport (non-urban)

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming No gender elements
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy

Project Outcome

Description of Outcome
Progress Toward Outcome
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs
Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)
Geographical Location Western, North Central, North Western and Uva provinces

Safeguard Categories

Environment B
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples

Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects

Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design
During Project Implementation

Business Opportunities

Consulting Services

There will be 3 consulting services packages required under the loan for (i) reform program, (ii) project implementation, and (iii) detailed design of national highways development. For the reform of national highway provision, an international consulting firm in association with domestic consultants will be appointed. It is estimated that about 60 person-months of international consultants and 130 person-months of domestic consultants will be required. The consultants will assist RDA to plan, develop, test and document new procedures and road management systems and improve existing procedures; provide training to RDA staff in the application of new procedures and systems; and assist the RDA to monitor and evaluate progress.

Second, an international consulting firm in association with domestic consultants will also be recruited as a project implementation consultant for the provincial roads improvement component. The consultant's responsibilities will cover (i) services to support the project management unit in implementation of the improvement of about 1,000 km provincial roads in North Central, North Western, Western, and Uva provinces, including specification and packaging of contracts, contract administration, construction supervision, and project impact monitoring and evaluation; and (ii) an institutional development program to strengthen the capability of the four provincial road administrations so that they can manage and maintain the secondary road network efficiently. An estimated 300 person-months of international and 1,850 person-months of domestic consulting services will be required. The international consultants will also provide on-the-job training to the counterpart staff and domestic consultants. The domestic consulting services will include monitoring the social and poverty impact of the Project.

Third, consulting services for National Highways Development will be required to conduct detailed design of the roads selected for improvement by the ADB-financed TA feasibility study on National Highways Development attached to the Project. The services will be carried out by a team consisting of international and domestic consulting firms. Staffing inputs will be about 50 person-months of international consultants and 100 person-months of domestic consultants. Expertise required will include highway design, materials and pavement engineering, structure engineering, contract management, and environment assessment; and a resettlement specialist acceptable to ADB. The duration of the consulting services will be eight months. Advance action for selection of consulting services was approved by ADB on 03 May 2002.

Procurement All civil works contract packages (about 70 contract packages) will be procured in accordance with ADB's Guidelines for Procurement following local competitive bidding procedures. Supply contracts will be procured through international shopping for contracts with an estimated value of $100,000 - 500,000, and through direct purchase arrangement for contracts with an estimated value less than $100,000. Eligible bidders of civil works will be either domestic private companies appropriately registered with ICTAD or foreign companies operating in Sri Lanka. RCDC and other Government-backed contractors will not eligible to bid.

Responsible Staff

Responsible ADB Officer Nissanka Salgado
Responsible ADB Department South Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Sri Lanka Resident Mission
Executing Agencies
Ministry of Provincial Councils & Local Government
Mr. Ranjith Pemasiri
330 Union Place, Colombo 2
Sri Lanka
Ministry of Highway-COLOMBO
Mr. S. Chandrapalan
#1 Dr. Wijawardena Mawatha
Colombo 10
Sri Lanka


Concept Clearance 08 Mar 2001
Fact Finding 10 May 2001 to 25 May 2001
MRM 03 May 2002
Approval -
Last Review Mission -
PDS Creation Date 10 Aug 2006
Last PDS Update 15 Apr 2010

LoanĀ 1986-SRI

Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
19 Dec 2002 10 Feb 2003 22 May 2003 30 Jun 2008 31 Dec 2008 14 May 2009
Financing Plan Loan Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 136.50 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 56.50 19 Dec 2002 60.29 0.00 100%
Counterpart 0.00 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 80.00 19 Dec 2002 60.29 0.00 100%

LoanĀ 8206-SRI

Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
11 Dec 2002 21 Aug 2003 20 Nov 2003 31 Dec 2007 31 Mar 2008 31 Mar 2008
Financing Plan Loan Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 8.50 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 0.00 11 Dec 2002 0.00 7.83 100%
Counterpart 0.00 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 8.50 11 Dec 2002 0.00 7.83 100%

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