Project Data Sheets (PDS) contain summary information on the project or program: Because the PDS is a work in progress, some information may not be included in its initial version but will be added as it becomes available. Information about proposed projects is tentative and indicative.
|PDS Creation Date||05 Jan 2007|
|PDS Updated as of||–|
|Geographical Location||Sintokha-Trongsa-Trashigang and Trongsa-Zhemgang|
|In preparing any country program or strategy, financing any project, or by making any designation of, or reference to, a particular territory or geographic area in this document, the Asian Development Bank does not intend to make any judgments as to the legal or other status of any territory or area.|
|Sector||Transport and ICT
|Drivers of Change||–|
|Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Categories||–|
|Type/Modality of Assistance||Approval Number||Source of Funding||Approved Amount (thousand)|
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No significant environmental problems associated with the Project. The Project will reduce impact by slope stabilization, water management, and safety improvement. The Project will promote economic activities and improve the quality of life for rural people.
As part of project preparation, a social assessment was carried out using participatory as well as survey approach. The assessment consisted of socioeconomic surveys, and focus group discussions with key stakeholders in 9 dzongkhag in the project area.
|During Project Design
|During Project Implementation
|The objective of the Project is to undertake improvements on the East-West Highway, including resurfacing, construction of line drainage and slope protection works. Because the Project road is the only east-west link, the country will benefit from improved transport accessibility, savings in road maintenance costs and reduction in vehicle operating costs. The Project will also: (i) encourage private sector participation and assist in the development of the domestic contracting and consulting industry through the introduction of a plant hire scheme and pilot contractor program including small contractors; (ii) improve governance by providing institutional support to DOR; and (iii) reducing poverty by providing employment opportunities for the poor and improving access to health, education and other social services. The scope of the Project will comprise: (i) periodic maintenance works on about 310 km of the 546 km long East-West Highway, with mechanized techniques, including all related drainage works, in an environmentally sound manner; (ii) a plant hire scheme, in which DOR will purchase bitumen sealing equipment to be leased out to domestic contractors on a commercial basis under arrangements satisfactory to ADB; (iii) a pilot contractor scheme that will assist new domestic contractors with organizing and scheduling work, proper construction methods, administration and costing; (iv) consulting services for design and supervision of civil works; (v) a road safety component; (vi) a slope stabilization improvement program.|
|Description of Outcome
|Progress Towards Outcome
|Description of Project Outputs
|Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)
|Status of Development Objectives
|Date of First Listing||–|
Selection of consultants will be in accordance with the ADB's Guidelines on the Use of Consultants.
Procurement of civil works will be undertaken in accordance with ADB's Guidelines for Procurement following international shopping procedures.
|Procurement and Consulting Notices
|Concept Clearance||27 Mar 2000|
|Fact-finding||06 Mar 2000 to 23 Mar 2000|
|Management Review Meeting||16 May 2000|
|Approval||03 Oct 2000|
|Last Review Mission||–|
|Loan 1763||03 Oct 2000||06 Nov 2000||23 Nov 2000||30 Jun 2005||28 Feb 2006||08 Aug 2006|
|Date||Approval Number||ADB (US$ thousand)||Others (US$ thousand)||Net Percentage|
|Cumulative Contract Awards|
|17 Sep 2014||Loan 1763||0||0||98.00%|
|17 Sep 2014||Loan 1763||0||0||100.00%|
Covenants are categorized under the following categories—audited accounts, safeguards, social, sector, financial, economic, and others. Covenant compliance is rated by category by applying the following criteria: (i) Satisfactory—all covenants in the category are being complied with, with a maximum of one exception allowed, (ii) Partly Satisfactory—a maximum of two covenants in the category are not being complied with, (iii) Unsatisfactory—three or more covenants in the category are not being complied with. As per the 2011 Public Communications Policy, covenant compliance ratings for Project Financial Statements apply only to projects whose invitation for negotiation falls after 2 April 2012.
|Sector||Social||Financial||Economic||Others||Safeguards||Project Financial Statements|
|Responsible ADB Officer||–|
|Responsible ADB Department||South Asia Department|
|Responsible ADB Divisions||Transport and Communications Division, SARD|
Department of Roads
Mr. Rinchen Dorji
|List of Project Documents||http://www.adb.org/projects/32288-013/documents|