|Project Name||National Highway Development Sector Investment Program - Tranche 2|
|Project Type / Modality of Assistance||Loan
|Source of Funding / Amount||
|Strategic Agendas||Inclusive economic growth
|Drivers of Change||Governance and capacity development
|Sector / Subsector||
Transport - Road transport (non-urban)
|Gender Equity and Mainstreaming||No gender elements|
Batch 2 Investment Program will finance Batch 2 subprojects under National Highway Improvement Component. The proposed investment of Batch 2 Investment Program will continue focusing on improving domestic transport system serving inter-provincial traffic and selected national highways.
The proposed subprojects under Batch 2 Investment Program are: Sukkur-Jacobabad and Qila Saifullah-Zhob roads.
|Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy||Improve road sector efficiency on the main transport corridors in Pakistan.|
|Impact||Improved economic performance along N50 and N65|
|Description of Outcome||Efficiency gain for road users along N50 and N65.|
|Progress Toward Outcome||Sukkur Jacobabad road (N65) was completed on 31 December 2014 while Qila Saifullah-Zhob (N50) was physically completed in January 2014. Achievement of targets and outcome according to the project's design and monitoring framework is ongoing.|
|Description of Project Outputs||218 km of National Highway (N50 and N65) rehabilitated and upgraded.|
|Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)||
The road projects have been completed. Sukkur Jacobabad road (N65) was completed in December 2014 and Qila Saifullah-Zhob (N50) was physically completed in January 2014.
The loan's closing date was 31 December 2014 and the loan is now at winding-up period. The government's project completion report was submitted to ADB on February 2014 while ADB's completion report is under preparation.
As envisaged by the project, it will benefit not only people in Sindh and Balochistan but also the regional traffic connecting Karachi to Quetta and Chaman and Quetta to Peshawar and Islamabad.
|Geographical Location||Balouchistan , Sindh|
|Environmental Aspects||EMP is under implementation. Contractor's initial lack of concern has been overcome.|
Under the Sukkur-Jacobabad road, additional land acquisition totaling 11 acres was identified as necessary at four locations in Section-1, Section-2 and Section 3. NHA processed acquisition of this additional land by negotiating with the affected households.
For all new identified LAR issues, NHA prepared and endorsed corrective action plans as addenda to ADB approved sectional resettlement plans for ADB's review and concurrence. During mission meetings, NHA informed that land compensation has been paid to all affected households and confirmed that the external monitor has been mobilized to review progress and validate full implementation of corrective action plans and payment of compensation to affected households in all three sections. ADB advised NHA that the external monitor's report supplement to its final report of August 2013 be submitted to ADB to confirm full implementation of corrective action plans for all three sections.
|Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation|
|During Project Design||Consultations were held with affected persons (i.e., those directly affected by the construction of the road through land acquisition, resettlement or business disruption),|
|During Project Implementation||Consultations are being held during implementation with affected persons (i.e., those directly affected by the construction of the road through land acquisition, resettlement or business disruption).|
|Consulting Services||The supervision consulting packages for Project 2 was engaged under Project 1 and has continued services for Tranche 2 after Tranche 1 loan was closed on 19 April 2011.|
|Procurement||The Project has two civil works contract packages procured using International Competitive Bidding procedure. One package was awarded on 25 February 2010 and the contractor was mobilized in March 2010. The second civil works contract was awarded to the same contractor on 20 October 2010 and mobilized in December 2010.|
|Responsible ADB Officer||Dong-Soo Pyo|
|Responsible ADB Department||Central and West Asia Department|
|Responsible ADB Division||Transport and Communications Division, CWRD|
National Highway Authority
Room No. 110, 1st Floor,
NC Building, Sector G-9/1
|MRM||06 Mar 2009|
|Approval||26 Aug 2009|
|Last Review Mission||-|
|PDS Creation Date||17 Jul 2009|
|Last PDS Update||18 Mar 2015|
|Approval||Signing Date||Effectivity Date||Closing|
|26 Aug 2009||02 Sep 2009||21 Sep 2009||31 Dec 2013||31 Dec 2014||03 Jun 2015|
|Financing Plan||Loan Utilization|
|Total (Amount in US$ million)||Date||ADB||Others||Net Percentage|
|Project Cost||270.00||Cumulative Contract Awards|
|ADB||230.00||26 Aug 2009||207.59||0.00||99%|
|Cofinancing||0.00||26 Aug 2009||210.45||0.00||100%|
|Status of Covenants|