Project Name Roads Connectivity Sector I
Project Number 37266-032
Country Nepal
Project Status Active
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Grant
Loan
Source of Funding / Amount
Grant 0051-NEP: Roads Connectivity Sector I
Asian Development Fund US$ 55.20 million
Loan 8231-NEP: Roads Connectivity Sector I
OPEC Fund for International Development US$ 10.00 million
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Governance and capacity development
Sector / Subsector

Transport - Road transport (non-urban)

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Some gender elements
Description
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy
Impact

Project Outcome

Description of Outcome
Progress Toward Outcome

Grant Project is closed; and OFID loan is under financial closure.

Progress towards outcome is being assessed for PCR preparation.

Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs
Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)

1) Road Connectivity:

1.1) Construction and upgrading of 239.91 km sample feeder roads and 78 km of non-sample feeder roads to all weather standard.

Progress: A total of 239.91 km of sample and 78 km non sample feeder roads have been upgraded to fair weather standard under the Project. Civil works of 22 contract packages have been completed.

Construction of Sunkoshi Bridge in Khurkot was completed on 30 June 2014.

2) Connected district headquarters

2.1) 3 district headquarters connected for the first time by road to highways

Progress: Three district headquarters are connected to all weather road for the first time (Dhunche of Rasuwa, Manthali of Ramechhap, and Taplejung of Taplejung districts).

3) Maintain SRN:

3.1) DOR has a provision and the budget for annual periodic maintenance of 500km of SRN including 318 financed by ADF grant

4) Road safety capacity improved in DOR

4.1) Road safety audit manual tools developed

Progress: DOR has development road safety manuals

4.2) Training conducted for DOTM staff in July 2012

5) Strengthen road safety database

5.1) Purchase updated data software

Progress: Purchase road safety equipment

5.2) 10 DOR and DOTM staff trained

Progress: DOR staffs have been trained under TA 4825. Safety Management training successfully conducted for 20 DOTM staff.

6) Prevention of overloading

6.1) Purchase and application of about 20 road safety equipment

Progress: Purchased road safety equipment.

6.2) Heavy Vehicle Management Policy in implementation

Progress: Heavy Vehicle Management Policy has been approved, draft Act prepared and awaiting approval.

6.3) Installation of weighbridges at 15 key positions

Progress: Weighbridges installed and operational.

7) Building capacity of DOR and local contractors increased

7.1) Increase in technical capacity of staff of DOR and local contractors

Progress: Training provided to DOR staff and local contractors under TA 4825 to increase their technical capacity

8) HIV/AIDS and anti-trafficking component

8.1) Increased awareness about HIV/AIDS transmission by vulnerable people in the project area

8.1.1) 90% of road construction workers, transport operators, female sex workers, labor migrants, populations living along the road corridors, reached by the Project

Progress:

2,831 people working along project road under different packages, consultants have been sensitized on HIV/AIDs and human trafficking issues.

1,009(community people, hotel owners, transport operators) have also been sensitized.

5,477 brochures, 5,752 posters and 7,410 pamphlets distributed to raise the awareness among the target groups

8.2) Increased access and ability to use prevention services and products. Effective behavior change program established through information and education campaigns, community mobilization and condom distribution

8.2.1) 70% of the male target group and female sex workers report consistent condom use

Progress: 88,120 condoms have been distributed among target groups. the KAP assessment shows majority of the target group are consistently using condom

8.2.2) 100% of the male target group and female sex workers know the benefit of using condoms

Progress: The male target group and female sex workers in the project road sections are aware about the benefit of using condoms

8.3) Risk of being trafficked reduced for women and children

8.3.1) 100% of girls and women aged 11-25 and boys aged 6-12 reached with anti-trafficking messages

Progress:

2,721 (1,228 boys and 1,423 girls) participated in anti-trafficking awareness through school and health programs

8.4) Increased capacity of DOR to handle HIV/AIDS and anti-trafficking issues in road projects

8.4.1) DOR staff sensitized and trained on DOR to handle HIV/AIDS and anti-trafficking issues in road projects

Progress: 161 DOR staff and consultant participated in 10-12 programs conducted

9) Domestic contractors engaged for works of project roads

9.1) More than 50% of works contracted to domestic contractors

Progress: 23 civil work contract packages awarded under the Project. 12 (52%) contracts were awarded to domestic contractors to strengthen capacity of local construction industry

Geographical Location

Safeguard Categories

Environment B
Involuntary Resettlement A
Indigenous Peoples B

Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects

Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design Meetings held with all relevant stakeholders during project design.
During Project Implementation Stakeholder meetings held to (i) familiar local communities about the project design and implementation produre; (ii) distribution of compensation packages; and (iii) address local grievances.

Business Opportunities

Consulting Services A consulting firm has been recruited using ADB's quality- and cost-based selection procedure in accordance with Guidelines on the Use of Consultants by the Asian Development Bank. It was envisaged that about 60 person-months of international consultants and 1,322 person-months of national consultants will be required for the Project. Consultants will carry out (i) detailed design and construction supervision of sample roads; and (ii) feasibility studies, preliminary, and detailed design and construction supervision of non-sample roads.
Procurement

23 contracts have been awarded for construction and upgrading of (i) 227 km sample feeder roads; and (ii) 263 km of non sample feeder roads to all weather standard.

Procurement was carried out in accordance with ADB's Procurement Guidelines (2006).

Responsible Staff

Responsible ADB Officer Naresh Pradhan
Responsible ADB Department South Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Nepal Resident Mission
Executing Agencies
Ministry of Physical Infrastructure and Transport
Mr. Dinker Sharma
pdadb@wlink.com.np
Department of Roads, MPPW

Timetable

Concept Clearance 07 Oct 2004
Fact Finding 08 Aug 2005 to 22 Aug 2005
MRM 10 Mar 2006
Approval -
Last Review Mission -
PDS Creation Date 31 Jan 2007
Last PDS Update 03 Mar 2016

GrantĀ 0051-NEP

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
10 Aug 2006 11 Sep 2006 20 Nov 2006 30 Jun 2013 31 Jul 2014 27 Oct 2015
Financing Plan Grant Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 70.00 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 55.20 10 Aug 2006 50.08 0.00 98%
Counterpart 14.80 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 10 Aug 2006 50.08 0.00 98%
Status of Covenants
Category Sector Safeguards Social Financial Economic Others
Rating Satisfactory Satisfactory - Satisfactory - Satisfactory

LoanĀ 8231-NEP

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
11 Sep 2006 20 Nov 2007 21 Jan 2008 15 Dec 2012 30 Jun 2014 -
Financing Plan Loan Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 10.00 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 0.00 11 Sep 2006 0.00 9.49 95%
Counterpart 0.00 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 10.00 11 Sep 2006 0.00 8.87 89%
Status of Covenants
Category Sector Safeguards Social Financial Economic Others
Rating Satisfactory Satisfactory - Satisfactory - Satisfactory

 
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