Project Name National Highway Development Sector Investment Program-Project 1
Project Number 37559-033
Country Pakistan
Project Status Closed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Loan
Source of Funding / Amount
Loan 2231-PAK: National Highway Development Sector Investment Program-Project 1
Ordinary capital resources US$ 180.00 million
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Governance and capacity development
Private sector development
Sector / Subsector

Transport - Road transport (non-urban)

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Some gender elements
Description The proposed project is designed to achieve three specific objectives: (i) improve road sector efficiency on the main transport corridors in Pakistan, (ii) support regional cooperation by removing or relaxing physical, institutional and other barriers to improve transportation and increase trade; and (iii) institutional capacity building of NHA.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy The majority of the project corridors form part of the Asian highway network and the trade corridors identified by the Central and South Asian Transport and Trade Forum. Together with ongoing and planned road projects in Afghanistan, the Investment Program supports subregional cooperation through physical and nonphysical improvements of critical sections of N25, N50, and N70, which all form part of the transport corridors for Afghanistan, Iran, and India. In addition to providing improved access to ports in southern Pakistan, the Investment Program will facilitate the economic and social development of the corridor areas through improved access and easier movement of people and goods; these help reduce poverty and support pro-poor economic growth.
Impact Improved and sustainable economic growth.
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome 1. National Highway NetworK: Improve road sector efficiency on the main transport corridors in Pakistan.
Progress Toward Outcome Outcomes are largely achieved.
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs National Highway road network infrastructure and operations improved.
Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues) Outputs have been achieved - the roads have been built.
Geographical Location Balochistan and Punjab
Safeguard Categories
Environment A
Involuntary Resettlement A
Indigenous Peoples C
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
Environmental Aspects Project completed.
Involuntary Resettlement Project completed.
Indigenous Peoples Project completed.
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design Project completed.
During Project Implementation Project completed.
Business Opportunities
Consulting Services The selection, engagement and services of the consultants shall be subject to the provisions of the "Guidelines on the Use of Consultants. The consultants shall be selected and engaged as a firm by the Proejct Executing Agency using the quality-and-cost based selection (QCBS) method.
Procurement Procurement of goods and services shall be in accordance with ADB's Guidelines for Procurment following international competitive bidding procedures.
Responsible ADB Officer Narendra Singru
Responsible ADB Department Central and West Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Transport and Communications Division, CWRD
Executing Agencies
National Highway Authority
Mr. Altaf Chaudhry
NHA, Islamabad, Pakistan.
Concept Clearance 08 Sep 2005
Fact Finding 19 May 2005 to 06 Jun 2005
MRM 19 Jul 2005
Approval 15 Feb 2006
Last Review Mission -
PDS Creation Date 27 Oct 2006
Last PDS Update 08 Jan 2013

LoanĀ 2231-PAK

Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
15 Feb 2006 14 Jun 2006 27 Jul 2006 31 Dec 2010 - 19 Apr 2011
Financing Plan Loan Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 220.30 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 180.00 15 Feb 2006 117.45 0.00 95%
Counterpart 40.30 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 15 Feb 2006 123.12 0.00 100%
Status of Covenants
Category Sector Safeguards Social Financial Economic Others
Rating Satisfactory - - - - -

This project data sheet was generated from on 29 November 2015