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|PDS Creation Date||03 Mar 2007|
|PDS Updated as of||27 Nov 2013|
|Project Name||Feasibility Study for Herat-Sheberghan Road Project|
|Geographical Location||Faryab Province in north western Afghanistan|
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|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||2140||Asian Development Fund||80,000|
Environmental impacts associated with the Project are manageable and can be mitigated. The construction of the of the road will contribute to higher levels of personal mobility, access to employment opportunities, income generation at the household level, and rehabilitation of social infrastructure. This will improve the socioeconomic situations and mitigate the pervasive poverty and plight widely spread among the resident population and returning migrants.
|During Project Design
Appropriate consultations occurred through four missions (a fact-finding mission, a special consultation mission, a pre-appraisal mission, and an appraisal mission) involving 172 person-days of ADB staff input. A wide range of stakeholders were consulted during project processing, including the government, the Embassy of Sweden, the United States Army Corps of Engineers, the European Commission, the World Bank, the United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan, the United Nations Office for Project Services, and the World Food Programme. The project was at risk of cancellation during loan processing, but the issue was resolved through discussions between the government and ADB special consultation missions.
|During Project Implementation
The contractors conducted briefings for workers on safety and cultural issues. Local consultations were organized to address safety, social, and cultural issues during implementation. Women were given employmentopportunities, with some working on project sites as cleaners and gardeners.
|Description of Outcome
|Progress Towards Outcome
Overall, the project was well implemented and is rated successful based on a review of relevance, effectiveness, efficiency and sustainability.
|Description of Project Outputs
|Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)
Civil works completed with some delays due to security problems Cancelled at the request of the government as the implementing environment for road tolling was not yet ready completed with several EA staff trained throughout the project implementation
|Status of Development Objectives
|Date of First Listing||2011 Oct 20|
|Procurement and Consulting Notices
|Management Review Meeting||–|
|Last Review Mission||–|
|Loan 2140||15 Dec 2004||07 Apr 2005||08 Jul 2005||30 Jun 2014||–||–|
|Date||Approval Number||ADB (US$ thousand)||Others (US$ thousand)||Net Percentage|
|Cumulative Contract Awards|
|12 Dec 2013||Loan 2140||64,024||0||86.00%|
|12 Dec 2013||Loan 2140||66,086||0||89.00%|
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|Sector||Social||Financial||Economic||Others||Safeguards||Project Financial Statements|
|Responsible ADB Officer||Zheng Wu (firstname.lastname@example.org)|
|Responsible ADB Department||Central and West Asia Department|
|Responsible ADB Divisions||Transport and Communications Division, CWRD|
Ministry of Public Works
H. E Dr. Wali Mohammad Rasooli, Ministry of Public Works
|List of Project Documents||http://www.adb.org/projects/37075-013/documents|