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||31 Jan 2007|
|PDS Updated as of||20 Jul 2014|
|Project Name||Roads Connectivity Sector I|
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|Sector||Transport and ICT
|Subsector||Road transport (non-urban)|
|Drivers of Change||–|
|Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Categories||–|
|Type/Modality of Assistance||Approval Number||Source of Funding||Approved Amount (thousand)|
|Grant||0051||Asian Development Fund||55,200|
|Loan||8231||OPEC Fund for International Development||10,000|
For more information about the safeguard categories, please see http://www.adb.org/site/safeguards/safeguard-categories
|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.
|The principal objective of the grant is to reduce the isolation of remote rural communities, mostly in the hilly region by enhancing access of the poor to basic services, employment opportunities, and service centers of health and education in major towns and district headquarters. The anti-trafficking program will help mitigate the spread of HIV/AIDS, and hence, is included in the HIV/AIDS and Anti-Trafficking Program to be financed by the Grant.|
|Reduce poverty of isolated people in the hilly northern part of Nepal, and support economic growth of rural communities|
|Description of Outcome
1. Enhance access to district headquarters, markets, employment opportunities and social services including health and education. 2. Increased traffic growth rate. 3. Reduced transport cost. 4. Reduced road accident rate. 5. Improved efficiency and sustainability of DOR in planning, constructing, and managing the SRN. 6. Enhanced capacity of local construction and consulting services 7. Prevention of HIV/AIDS and anti-trafficking
|Progress Towards Outcome
|Description of Project Outputs
(i) road connectivity (ii) Connected district headquarters (iii) Maintain SRN (iv) Road safety capacity improved in DOR (v) Strengthen road safety database (vi) Prevention of overloading (vii) Building capacity of DOR and local contractors increased (viii) HIV/AIDS and anti-trafficking component 1. Increased awareness about HIV/AIDS transmission by vulnerable people in the project area 2. Increased access and ability to use prevention services and products. Effective behaviour change program established through information and education campaigns, community mobilization and condom distribution. 3. Risk of being trafficked reduced for women and children. 4. Increased capacity of DOR to handle HIV/AIDS and anti-trafficking issues in road projects (ix) Domestic contractors engaged for works of project roads.
|Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)
Road Connectivity: 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. Three district headquarters are connected to all weather road for the first time (Dhunche of Rasuwa, Manthali of Ramechhap, and Taplejung of Taplejung districts). Capacity Building: Training provided to DOR staff and local contractors under TA 4825 to increase their technical capacity. Training provided to DOTM staff in July 2012. Road Safety and Overloading: EA has prepared short and long term action plan to implement Heavy Vehicle Management Policy. IA has initiated procurement process to procure axel weigh bridges under Grant 0225: Subregional Transport Facilitation Project. HIV/Aids and anti-trafficking: Increased awareness and better road networks helped the target group access to VCT services and 321 people were referred for VCT service. 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. 15,477 brochures, 5,752 posters and 7,410 pamphlets distributed to raise the awarness among the target groups. 88,120 condoms have been distributed among target groups. the KAP assessment shows majority of the target group are consistently using condom. The male target group and female sex workers in the project road sections are aware about the benefit of using condoms. 2,721 (1,228 boys and 1,423 girls) participated in anti-trafficking awarness through school and health programs. 161 DOR staff and consultant participated in 10-12 programs conducted. Domestic Contractors: 23 civil work contract packages awarded under the Project. 12 (52%) were awarded to domestic contractors to strengthen capacity of local construction industry.
|Status of Development Objectives
|Date of First Listing||2006 Oct 19|
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.
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).
|Procurement and Consulting Notices
|Concept Clearance||07 Oct 2004|
|Fact-finding||08 Aug 2005 to 22 Aug 2005|
|Management Review Meeting||10 Mar 2006|
|Approval||10 Aug 2006|
|Last Review Mission||–|
|Grant 0051||10 Aug 2006||11 Sep 2006||20 Nov 2006||30 Jun 2013||31 Jul 2014||–|
|Date||Approval Number||ADB (US$ thousand)||Others (US$ thousand)||Net Percentage|
|Cumulative Contract Awards|
|18 Sep 2014||Grant 0051||51,149||0||96.00%|
|18 Sep 2014||Grant 0051||51,114||0||96.00%|
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||Naresh Pradhan ( @adb.org)|
|Responsible ADB Department||South Asia Department|
|Responsible ADB Divisions||Nepal Resident Mission|
Ministry of Physical Infrastructure and Transport
Mr. Dinker Sharma
|List of Project Documents||http://www.adb.org/projects/37266-032/documents|