Project Data Sheet

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PDS Creation Date 31 Oct 2007
PDS Updated as of 22 Aug 2014

Project Name Conflict-affected Area Rehabilitation Project (formerly Emergency Assistance for the Rehabilitation of the North and East)
Country Sri Lanka
Project/Program Number 37245-013
Status Closed
Geographical Location Conflict Affected Areas in North and East
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
Subsector Road transport (non-urban)
Strategic Agendas
Drivers of Change
Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Categories


Type/Modality of Assistance Approval Number Source of Funding Approved Amount (thousand)
Loan2043Asian Development Fund50,000
Loan2044Ordinary capital resources30,000
Grant0062Norwegian Grant (Other Projects)8,600
Counterpart 27,900
TOTAL US$ 116,500

Safeguard Categories

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Environment B

Summary of Environmental and Social Issues

The Project is not expected to require land acquisition or resettlement. Reconstruction and rehabilitation will take place on existing infrastructure locations. No new roads or transmission lines will be developed. The works will be designed to ensure that improvements will be within the existing rights-of-way. However, to comply with the ADB's safeguard policy requirement for a sector loan, a resettlement framework. The Project is classified as a category B project in accordance with ADB s Environmental Assessment Guidelines (2003) because the proposed Project involves only rehabilitation of the existing infrastructure.

Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples

Stakeholder Communication, Participation and Consultation

Continuous discussion with the all the stakeholders, warring factions through meeting, missions and workshops

During Project Design
During Project Implementation


Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy

Since 1983, the Northern and Eastern provinces of Sri Lanka have been a battleground, in which about 65,000 people have been killed, many more have been disabled, and at least 800,000 people have been displaced. The whole population of Sri Lanka has suffered from the consequences of the war, but the North East and the adjacent areas have borne the brunt of the conflict. Livelihoods, particularly for the poor in the conflict-affected areas, have been destroyed. Much of the physical infrastructure and the means of production have been damaged, destroyed, or have deteriorated over time. The conflict has been a constraint to growth and poverty reduction. It has not only caused extensive suffering and dislocation but has also sharply reduced the economic contribution of the region to national development, required defense expenditures that became unsustainable, restrained growth in social expenditures, discouraged investment, and stifled tourism. Resumption of economic life and re-establishment of normal livelihood depend critically on rehabilitation of key infrastructure facilities and restoration of communities. The ceasefire that commenced in February 2002 and which continues to be in effect has provided the opportunity for supporting these essential activities.

Development Impact

Economic growth and poverty reduction in project areas

Project Outcome

Description of Outcome
1.Rehabilitate and reconstruct essential infrastructure 2.Restore community livelihood 3.Support the ongoing peace process
Progress Towards Outcome
All activities are completed

Outputs and Implementation Progress

Description of Project Outputs
2.Power system rehabilitation 4.Schools and health centers rehabilitation and reconstruction 5.Irrigation, water supply, and sanitation facilities provision 6.Village livelihood restoration 1.Roads rehabilitation 3.Rural electrification
Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)
Status of Development Objectives
Material Changes

Business Opportunities

Date of First Listing 2006 Nov 13
Consulting Services
Consulting services will be required for components A, C, and D, and will be procured in accordance with ADB's Guidelines on the Use of Consultants and other arrangements satisfactory to ADB for the engagement of domestic consultants. Reflecting the need to commence project activities quickly, the following arrangements will be implemented. For Component A, RDA will select the consultant from among the four consortia of international and domestic consultants already engaged in ongoing national road sector projects in Sri Lanka. Selection will be based on simplified technical proposals under quality-cost-based selection method. For Component C and for overall project coordination, consulting services will be engaged under a negotiated contract with the existing consultant for the ADB-funded North East Community Restoration and Development Project. For Component D, full proposals will be invited from the short-list of consultants approved by ADB for the Secondary Towns Water Supply and Sanitation Project, and will be evaluated using quality-cost-based-selection method. Overall, about 120 and 980 person-months of international and domestic consultant inputs will be required for the Project.
Procurement under the Project will be carried out in accordance with ADB's Guidelines for Procurement, and the Government's procedures acceptable to ADB. For components A and C, due to the wide geographical spread of the project sites, the need for local knowledge of security and other frequently-changing matters relevant to accessing the project area, and the small scale of most packages, they are not likely to attract international contractors and suppliers. In addition, detailed designs for the works will not be prepared before bidding, rather works will be bid based on simple standard designs and quanitities to be refined during construction. Therefore, for these components, local procurement procedures acceptable to ADB will be the preferred mode. For Component B, specifically for the larger transmission line subcomponent, international procurement procedures will be adopted.
Procurement and Consulting Notices


Concept Clearance
Fact-finding 22 Aug 2003 to 02 Sep 2003
Management Review Meeting 29 Sep 2003
Approval 11 Dec 2003
Last Review Mission


Approval No. Approval Signing Effectivity Closing
Original Revised Actual
Loan 2043 11 Dec 2003 14 Jan 2004 10 Mar 2004 30 Jun 2008 31 Mar 2011 13 Dec 2011
Loan 2044 11 Dec 2003 07 Dec 2004 21 Feb 2005 30 Jun 2008 31 Dec 2010 19 Apr 2011


Date Approval Number ADB (US$ thousand) Others (US$ thousand) Net Percentage
Cumulative Contract Awards
19 Sep 2014 Loan 2043 890 0 100.00%
19 Sep 2014 Loan 2044 24,798 0 96.00%
Cumulative Disbursements
19 Sep 2014 Loan 2043 890 0 100.00%
19 Sep 2014 Loan 2044 25,887 0 100.00%

Status of Covenants

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.

Approval No. Category
Sector Social Financial Economic Others Safeguards Project Financial Statements
Loan 2043
Loan 2044
Grant 0062 Satisfactory Satisfactory Satisfactory Satisfactory

Contacts and Update Details

Responsible ADB Officer K.M. Tilakaratne (
Responsible ADB Department South Asia Department
Responsible ADB Divisions Sri Lanka Resident Mission
Executing Agencies Ministry of Local Govt & Provincial Council(MLGPC)
Mr Cashian Hearth

Ministry of Power and Energy (MOPE)
Mrs. W Jayaweera

Ministry of Highways
Mr W A S Weerasinghe

Ministry of Housing and Plantation Infrastructure
Mr Lal Premanath


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