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|PDS Creation Date||03 Mar 2007|
|PDS Updated as of||21 Jul 2014|
|Project Name||Andkhoy-Qaisar Road Project|
|Geographical Location||Faryab Province in north western Afghanistan|
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|Sector and/or Subsector Classification||Transport and ICT
/ Road transport (non-urban)
|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|
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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.
The environmental impacts associated with the Project mostly occur during construction. The potential adverse impacts are temporary and manageable. Mitigation measures are incorporated in the contract document.
The road improvement are carried out along the existing alignment and on the existing embankment. In places where the existing embankment is not wide enough to accommodate the design width, shoulder width has been reduced to avoid resettlement impacts. However, after finalization of detailed design during implementation, if resettlement impacts are identified, resettlement plan will be prepared as per the Asian Development Bank (ADB) Policy on Involuntary Resettlement.
No impact on indigenous people or ethnic minorities in the project areas.
|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.
|The project's main objective was to reduce poverty and promote economic and social development through continued support to the government to (i) reestablish the primary road network damaged during 2 decades of conflict and neglect, and (ii) help implement cost-recovery measures. The project comprised three components: (i) reconstruct and improve the Andkhoy-Qaisar road (210 kilometers [km]); (ii) install road tolling facilities, which include toll plazas, computers and communications equipment, and weighing machines for the project road and other primary roads being improved with external financial assistance; and (iii) provide project management support to the Ministry of Public Works (MPW), including by augmenting capacity through on-the-job training, additional staff, and a consultant team with project implementation expertise and experience.|
|The project design and outputs at appraisal were relevant and consistent with the government's National Development Framework which was developed in 2002 and evolved into the National Development Strategy in 2008. This project was also aligned with the ADB's country strategy and program update, which focused on rehabilitation of the national road network, international link roads, and other key infrastructure. While the project involved rehabilitation and reconstruction of an important section of the primary road network, related policy and institutional reforms in the transport sector was addressed by the Post-Conflict Multisector Program.|
|Promote economic and social development and reduce poverty in the project area|
|Description of Outcome
1. Reduce transport costs and travel time on the project road. 2. Provide rural population with better access to social services, markets, and other economic opportunities. 3. Enhance project management capability of Ministry of Public Works (MPW).
|Progress Towards Outcome
This loan is financially closed on 30 June 2014. The project has been physically completed. The Project Completion Report (PCR) was completed in 2010. The PCR rated the project as successful. The loan remains open only due to the capitalization of interest charge. The loan's financial closing will be as scheduled, i.e. on 30 June 2014.
|Description of Project Outputs
A primary road section from Adkhoy to Qaisar improved to a standard that allows smooth passage of all types of vehicles, and equipped with facility for road tolling and axle-load control Primary roads equipped with facility for road tolling and axle-load control Project managers, accountants, engineers, and other administrative staff within MPW have experience in implementing large investment projects
|Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)
completed with some delays due to security problems Cancelled at the request of the government as the implementing environment was not yet ready Cancelled at the request of the government as the implementing environment was not yet ready Cancelled at the request of the government as the implementing environment 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|
Consulting services will be required to assist the Ministry of Public Works in implementation of the Project. The consulting services will involve (i) certification of the force account works to be carried out by MPW, (ii) supervision of three civil works contracts to be procured by MPW and executed by international civil works contractors under the FIDIC conditions, (iii) supervision of supply and installation of weighing machines and tolling equipment, and (iv) project performance monitoring. The consultants will also provide on-the-job training to the counterpart staff in MPW. The consulting services will be provided by an international firm in association with domestic consultants. The firms will be selected and engaged in accordance with ADB's Guidelines on the Use of Consultants using the quality- and cost-based selection method for full technical proposals. The consulting services will require about 100 person-months of international consultants and about 500 person-months of domestic consultants over a period of 30 months. The consultants should have expertise in (i) highway, materials, structural, and environmental engineering, (ii) road tolling and axle-load control, (iii) road safety, (iv) civil works contract administration under the FIDIC conditions, (v) information and communications technology, and (vi) socio-economic benefit monitoring. The Expression of Interest (EOI) must be received by ARDS PU at the address below not later than the end of the working day of 23 December 2004. Both hard copies and soft copies received through e-mail will be considered for shortlisting. Reference MPW/311 must be quoted on all correspondence and the Expressions of Interest. Further information can be obtained from: The Manager Procurement Unit Ministry of Reconstruction Afghanistan Reconstruction and Development Services, Procurement Unit (ARDS PU) Ministry of Planning Building 5 & 6th Floors Malik Asghar Square Kabul, Afghanistan Digital phone: +93 20 210 3608 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com
Procurement of goods, services and civil works to be financed under the Project will be carried out in accordance with ADB's Guidelines for Procurement, with flexible interpretation, wherever essential. Civil works contracts will be procured through international competitive bidding (ICB). Approval of Advance procurement action for civil works will be sought at the Management Review Meeting.
|Procurement and Consulting Notices
|Fact-finding||19 May 2004 to 03 Jun 2004|
|Management Review Meeting||17 Aug 2004|
|Approval||15 Dec 2004|
|Last Review Mission||–|
|Loan 2140||15 Dec 2004||07 Apr 2005||08 Jul 2005||30 Jun 2014||–||30 Jun 2014|
|Date||Approval Number||ADB (US$ thousand)||Others (US$ thousand)||Net Percentage|
|Cumulative Contract Awards|
|22 Jul 2014||Loan 2140||62,700||0||94.00%|
|22 Jul 2014||Loan 2140||66,734||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||Hideaki Iwasaki (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|