Project Data Sheet

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PDS Creation Date 17 Jul 2009
PDS Updated as of 22 Jul 2014

Project Name National Highway Development Sector Investment Program - Tranche 2
Country Pakistan
Project/Program Number 37559-043
Status Approved
Geographical Location Balouchistan , Sindh
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 No gender elements

Financing

Type/Modality of Assistance Approval Number Source of Funding Approved Amount (thousand)
Loan2540Ordinary capital resources230,000
Counterpart 40,000
TOTAL US$ 270,000

Safeguard Categories

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Environment A
Involuntary Resettlement A
Indigenous Peoples C

Summary of Environmental and Social Issues

Environmental Aspects
EMP is under implementation. Contractor's initial lack of concern has been overcome.
Involuntary Resettlement
Under the Sukkur-Jacobabad road, additional land acquisition totaling 11 acres was identified as necessary at four locations. For all identified LAR issues, corrective action plans will be prepared as addenda to ADB approved sectional resettlement plans. NHA will (i) complete remaining land acquisition through private negotiation; (ii) submit corrective action plans as addenda to ADB approved resettlement plans; and (iii) immediately process re-mobilization of the EMA through supervision consultants to validate implementation status and submit combined report confirming full implementation of corrective action plans. NHA will submit the EMA 's report by 10 May 2014. In parallel, after reviewing NHA' s reports confirming full payment of compensation to affected households as per approved corrective action plan for each section, ADB will consider granting handing over the sites to the contractor in order to facilitate the continuity of civil works implementation.
Indigenous Peoples
None.

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 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).

Description

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.

Development Impact

Improved economic performance along N50 and N65

Project Outcome

Description of Outcome
Efficiency gain for road users along N50 and N65.
Progress Towards Outcome
On 27 June 2014, ADB approved the Government's request for extension of loan closing date from 30 June 2014 to 31 December 2014 to complete the project. This is the second extension of the loan closing date with a cumulative extension of 12 months. Earlier, ADB approved the extension of loan closing date from 31 December 2013 to 30 June 2014 to complete the project following ADB's approval of contract variations 1 & 2 related to road design changes needed to cope with the heightened water level caused by unprecedented heavy rain in September 2012.

Outputs and Implementation Progress

Description of Project Outputs
218 km of National Highway (N50 and N65) rehabilitated and upgraded.
Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)
As of 30 June 2014, the overally physical progress has reached 95.5% for N65 (Sukkur-Jacobabad). For N50 (Qila-Zaifullah Zhob), the project was physically completed. The taking-over certificate was issued in January 2014. 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
Material Changes

Business Opportunities

Date of First Listing 2009 Feb 24
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
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
http://www.adb.org/projects/37559-043/business-opportunities

Timetable

Concept Clearance 08 Sep 2005
Fact-finding
Management Review Meeting 06 Mar 2009
Approval 26 Aug 2009
Last Review Mission

Milestones

Approval No. Approval Signing Effectivity Closing
Original Revised Actual
Loan 2540 26 Aug 2009 02 Sep 2009 21 Sep 2009 31 Dec 2013 31 Dec 2014

Utilization

Date Approval Number ADB (US$ thousand) Others (US$ thousand) Net Percentage
Cumulative Contract Awards
20 Aug 2014 Loan 2540 212,582 0 92.00%
Cumulative Disbursements
20 Aug 2014 Loan 2540 194,410 0 85.00%

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 2540 Satisfactory Satisfactory Satisfactory Satisfactory Satisfactory

Contacts and Update Details

Responsible ADB Officer Sunil Mitra (smitra@adb.org)
Responsible ADB Department Central and West Asia Department
Responsible ADB Divisions Transport and Communications Division, CWRD
Executing Agencies National Highway Authority
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Links

Project Website http://www.adb.org/projects/37559-043/main
List of Project Documents http://www.adb.org/projects/37559-043/documents