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||22 Jul 2009|
|PDS Updated as of||21 Oct 2013|
|Project Name||Rural Roads Sector II (piggy-backed)|
|Geographical Location||Assam 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||2445||Ordinary capital resources||130,000|
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|During Project Design
|During Project Implementation
|The Project will finance part of the cost of a subset of the Investment Program comprising construction and upgrading of 950 kilometers (km) rural roads in the state of Assam and 720 km rural roads in the state of West Bengal that are part of the Government of India's rural roads program - Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana (PMGSY) meaning Prime Minister's Rural Roads Program. It is expected that the proposed investment will bring about the outcome of reduced poverty and deprivation, and economic growth of rural communities in the vicinity of the subproject roads by providing them with enhanced access to markets; employment opportunities; and social services including health and education.|
|Poor road infrastructure affects economic growth in rural areas. It impacts negatively on domestic and local trade, on the final cost of goods, competition and competitiveness, logistics in general, movement of people, inward investment opportunities, and ultimately on employment. Poor road connectivity has a strong link to poverty. Past neglect of the rural road network has cut off rural communities from mainstream economic centers in the country and even locally. Poor road connectivity has resulted in slow development, and in some cases a faster than needed exodus of young people to cities. The Government is trying to redress this problem under PMGSY, Assam, Orissa, and West Bengal, which are first targeted under the Investment Program, are among the 10 states with large rural populations that lack adequate coverage in terms of all-weather road connectivity. The poverty head count rates in these states are among the highest in India.|
|Contribute to reduction in poverty and deprivation, and support economic growth of the community connected by Investment Program roads.|
|Description of Outcome
Improved connectivity of rural community to markets, district headquarters, and other centers of economic activity via Investment Program roads
|Progress Towards Outcome
As of 30 Jun 2013, a total of 1,123 habitations have been connected with breakdown as follows: i) Assam - 526; and ii) West Bengal - 597.
|Description of Project Outputs
Construction and upgrading of rural roads to all-weather standard. Improved community participation
|Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)
As of 31 Dec 2013, 1,615.06 km completed with breakdown as follows: West Bengal - 800.22 km, and Assam - 814.84 km. Target is fully achieved.
|Status of Development Objectives
|Date of First Listing||2009 Feb 24|
Tranche 3 does not have any provision for financing consulting services. Technical support consultant's (TSC) services required for preparation of PFR3 were financed under Project 1. For the implementation of Project 3, TSC's services will be financed under Tranche 1, and, after closing of Tranche 1, will be financed under Tranche 2.
Under the advance contracting and retroactive financing provisions of the FFA, the two state Implementing Agencies started procurement action as early as in August 2007. The first contract award under Project 3 was in December 2007 in West Bengal and in May 2008 in Assam. In West Bengal, all the civil works contracts under Project 3 have been awarded. In Assam, contract award is taking place in phases. Procurement of civil works followed national competitive bidding procedure using the PMGSY standard bidding documents and procedures with the agreed ADB-financing specific adjustments in the areas of eligibility, anticorruption, social and environmental safeguards as was used under Project 1. An ADB-engaged procurement consultant carried out post-facto review of the procurement process followed and documentation used, and confirmed that there was no departure from the earlier-agreed procurement arrangements. The Procurement Plan is included as part of the submitted PFR.
|Procurement and Consulting Notices
|Management Review Meeting||–|
|Approval||26 Sep 2008|
|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||Lee Ming Tai (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/37066-043/documents|