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|PDS Creation Date||17 Jul 2009|
|PDS Updated as of||18 Nov 2013|
|Project Name||MFF-National Highway Development Sector Investment Program|
|Geographical Location||Balouchistan , Sindh|
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|Sector and/or Subsector Classification||Transport and ICT
/ Road Transport
|Thematic Classification||Capacity development
Regional cooperation and integration
|Gender Mainstreaming Categories||No gender elements|
|Type/Modality of Assistance||Approval Number||Source of Funding||Approved Amount (thousand)|
|Loan||2540||Ordinary capital resources||230,000|
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EMP is under implementation. Contractor's initial lack of concern has been overcome.
LARP for Sukkur-Jacobabad road has almost been implemented. For Qila Saifullah-Zhob road, a short resettlement plan was prepared because of some encroachers found during construction. SRP has almost been implemented.
|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 will be held during implementation with affected persons (i.e., those directly affected by the construction of the road through land acquisition, resettlement or business disruption).
|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.|
|Improve road sector efficiency on the main transport corridors in Pakistan.|
|Improved economic performance along N50 and N65|
|Description of Outcome
Efficiency gain for road users along N50 and N65.
|Progress Towards Outcome
Construction is progressing satisfactorily for Qila Saifullah-Zhob. Design change was proposed for Sukkur-Jacobabad due to hightened water level as a result of rains/floods. Qila Saifullah-Zhob road will be completed before loan closing (December 2013) while for Sukkur-Jacobabad road, the contractor's performance picked up and reached more than 6% monthly progress in April 2013, and maintained such an impressive level of performance until September 2013. if the contractor continues this level of monthly progress, the cumulative progress will be around 75% by the loan closing date (December 2013). ADB fielded a loan midterm review mission from 1-9 October 2013 to resolve all the outstanding issues relating to project implementation.
|Description of Project Outputs
218 km of National Highway (N50 and N65) rehabilitated and upgraded.
|Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)
Sukkur-Jacobabad Road - as of September 2013, the cumulative achievement is 57% (based on the increased contract amount after contract variation; 71% if based on the original contract amount) against the target 74%. If the contractor continues this level of monthly progress, the cumulative progress will be around 76% (based on the increased contract amount after contract variation) by the loan closing date (December 2013). For Qila Saifullar-Zhob Road, as of September 2013, the cumulative progress is 91% against the target of 95%. Considering contractor?s good performance and minor works remaining, main works of the project would be completed by the revised project completion date, 31 October 2013. Some minor remaining works will be completed at latest before loan closing date of December 2013. Work underway. Once completed, these two roads 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.
|Status of Development Objectives
|Date of First Listing||2009 Feb 24|
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 of goods and services to be financed by Tranche 2 will follow ADB's Procurement Guidelines. The Project will include two civil works contract packages. International competitive biding procedures will be followed for the civil works contracts.
|Procurement and Consulting Notices
|Concept Clearance||08 Sep 2005|
|Management Review Meeting||06 Mar 2009|
|Approval||26 Aug 2009|
|Last Review Mission||–|
|Date||Approval Number||ADB (US$ thousand)||Others (US$ thousand)||Net Percentage|
|Cumulative Contract Awards|
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|Sector||Social||Financial||Economic||Others||Safeguards||Project Financial Statements|
|Responsible ADB Officer||Dong-Soo Pyo (firstname.lastname@example.org)|
|Responsible ADB Department||Central and West Asia Department|
|Responsible ADB Divisions||Transport and Communications Division, CWRD|
National Highway Authority
|List of Project Documents||http://www.adb.org/projects/37559-043/documents|