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||18 Aug 2006|
|PDS Updated as of||05 Mar 2013|
|Project Name||Rural Roads Sector II (piggy-backed)|
|Geographical Location||Assam, Orissa and West Bengal|
|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 and/or Subsector Classification||Transport and ICT
/ Road Transport
|Thematic Classification||Economic growth
|Gender Mainstreaming Categories||–|
|Type/Modality of Assistance||Approval Number||Source of Funding||Approved Amount (thousand)|
|Loan||2248||Ordinary capital resources||173,909|
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Although the environmental and social impacts are insignificant, continued monitoring to ensure that the mitigation measures are well implemented is needed.
|During Project Design
The PMGSY guidelines require PIUs to consult with the local community in coordination with the gram (village) panchayat concerned to determine the suitable road alignment, resolve issues of land availability, and address other adverse social and environmental impacts while preparing the detailed project report. PMGSY guidelines set out detailed requirements for a transect walk to be conducted as part of the community consultation process. Representatives of the village and PIU engineers will traverse the entire stretch of the road/path to be improved, and conduct consultations with interested persons. Preparation of the subprojects under the Investment Program follows the PMGSY guidelines and the CPF adopted by each of the Project states to ensure broad community participation at the design and implementation stages
|During Project Implementation
The process of community consultation will continue throughout the implementation of the Investment Program.
|The Investment Program aims to reduce poverty and deprivation, and support economic growth of rural communities by providing them with enhanced access to markets, employment opportunities, and social services, including health and education. The objective will be attained by (i) providing rural habitations in Assam, Orissa and West Bengal with all-weather road connections; (ii) improving efficiency and sustainability of the Prime Minister's Rural Roads Program (PMGSY) implementation in the three states by providing support for capacity building in technical, safeguard, financial and road safety aspects.|
|Poor road infrastructure affects economic growth in rural areas. Poor road connectivity has a strong link to poverty. The Government is trying to redress this problem under PMGSY. The theme of ADB?s Country Strategy and Program (CSP) is mainstreaming poverty reduction. In line with the Government?s priorities for the Tenth Five-Year Plan 2002-2007, this is to be addressed primarily by supporting economic growth, including both high growth and equitable, pro-poor growth. The CSP points to emerging consensus over the importance of infrastructure in poverty reduction, through both its indirect impact on growth leading to increased incomes and employment, and its direct contributions to incomes and employment and reducing human poverty by improving access to social services. The CSP highlights that strong connectivity to link poor rural families to social services and markets is the organizing theme for the transport sector. In line with these thrusts, ADB has been providing assistance to the national rural roads program called Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana (PMGSY, meaning ?Prime Minister?s rural roads program?). The first ADB assistance, the Rural Roads Sector I Project, was approved in November 2003 for $400 million to finance part of PMGSY investment in Chhattisgarh and Madhya Pradesh. The Rural Roads Sector II Investment Program will continue ADB?s support to the sector.|
|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||2006 Aug 18|
NRRDA will engage a Loan-financed Technical Support Consultant (TSC) to provide technical support to the SRRDAs in social and environmental safeguards, and road safety. The TSC will comprise a team of domestic experts who will (i) conduct checking of detailed project reports and random checks of roads under contruction to ensure that road safety measures are properly incorporated; (ii) provide support to the PIUs in implementing road safety awareness-raising schemes being developed under the RRSI; (iii) check compliance of subprojects with CPF and EAF/ECOP provisions during subproject preparation and implementation; and (iv) conduct impact monitoring. Under this Project, the TSC for the implementation of the first and second batches and the preparation of the second and third batches of subprojects will be engaged, which will require an estimated total of 72 person-months of consulting services over a two year period. The selection and engagement of the TSC will be in accordance with procedures acceptable to ADB, and will be subject to ADB approval with regard to their competence and experience for carrying out the assignment.
Procurement to be financed by the loan for this Project is being carried out in accordance with ADB's Guidelines for Procurement. The PMGSY standard bidding documents and procedure developed by NRRDA for procurement of civil works based on items unit rates are found acceptable to ADB, and have been used for all LCB contracts by the loan for this Project. The PMGSY bidding process follows the single-stage, two-envelope system in which each bidder simultaneously submits its technical and financial proposals in two separate envelopes, and only the financial proposals of technically qualified and responsive bidders will be opened and evaluated.
|Procurement and Consulting Notices
|Concept Clearance||26 Aug 2004|
|Fact-finding||18 Apr 2005 to 06 May 2005|
|Management Review Meeting||11 Jul 2005|
|Approval||31 Jul 2006|
|Last Review Mission||–|
|Date||Approval Number||ADB (US$ thousand)||Others (US$ thousand)||Net Percentage|
|Cumulative Contract Awards|
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|Sector||Social||Financial||Economic||Others||Safeguards||Project Financial Statements|
|Responsible ADB Officer||Takeshi Suzuki (firstname.lastname@example.org)|
|Responsible ADB Department||South Asia Department|
|Responsible ADB Divisions||Transport and Communications Division, SARD|
Ministry of Rural Development
J. K. Mohapatra
|List of Project Documents||http://www.adb.org/projects/37066-023/documents|