Project Data Sheet

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PDS Creation Date 27 Oct 2006
PDS Updated as of 08 Jan 2013

Project Name National Highway Development Sector Investment Program-Project 1
Country Pakistan
Project/Program Number 37559-033
Status Closed
Geographical Location Balochistan and Punjab
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 and ICT
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)
Loan2231Ordinary capital resources180,000
Counterpart 40,300
TOTAL US$ 220,300

Safeguard Categories

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Environment A
Involuntary Resettlement A
Indigenous Peoples C

Summary of Environmental and Social Issues

Environmental Aspects
Project completed.
Involuntary Resettlement
Project completed.
Indigenous Peoples
Project completed.

Stakeholder Communication, Participation and Consultation

Missions to review project progress and resolve issues are periodically conducted. Next Mission is planned for in Dec 2010.

During Project Design
Project completed.
During Project Implementation
Project completed.


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.

Development 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 Towards Outcome
Outcomes are largely achieved.

Outputs and 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.
Status of Development Objectives
Material Changes

Business Opportunities

Date of First Listing 2006 Oct 27
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 of goods and services shall be in accordance with ADB's Guidelines for Procurment following international competitive bidding procedures.
Procurement and Consulting Notices


Concept Clearance 08 Sep 2005
Fact-finding 19 May 2005 to 06 Jun 2005
Management Review Meeting 19 Jul 2005
Approval 15 Feb 2006
Last Review Mission


Approval No. Approval Signing Effectivity Closing
Original Revised Actual
Loan 2231 15 Feb 2006 14 Jun 2006 27 Jul 2006 31 Dec 2010 19 Apr 2011


Date Approval Number ADB (US$ thousand) Others (US$ thousand) Net Percentage
Cumulative Contract Awards
19 Sep 2014 Loan 2231 117,448 0 95.00%
Cumulative Disbursements
19 Sep 2014 Loan 2231 123,117 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 2231 Satisfactory Satisfactory Satisfactory Satisfactory Satisfactory

Contacts and Update Details

Responsible ADB Officer Narendra Singru (
Responsible ADB Department Central and West Asia Department
Responsible ADB Divisions Transport and Communications Division, CWRD
Executing Agencies National Highway Authority
Mr. Altaf Chaudhry


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