Project Name National Highway Development Sector Investment Program - Tranche 2
Project Number 37559-043
Country Pakistan
Project Status Closed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Loan
Source of Funding / Amount
Loan 2540-PAK: National Highway Development Sector Investment Program-Project II
Ordinary capital resources US$ 230.00 million
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
Regional integration
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
Project Outcome
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.
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)

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
Safeguard Categories
Environment A
Involuntary Resettlement A
Indigenous Peoples C
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
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 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.

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 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).
Business Opportunities
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
Executing Agencies
National Highway Authority
Room No. 110, 1st Floor,
NC Building, Sector G-9/1
Islamabad, Pakistan
Concept Clearance 08 Sep 2005
Fact Finding -
MRM 06 Mar 2009
Approval 26 Aug 2009
Last Review Mission -
PDS Creation Date 17 Jul 2009
Last PDS Update 18 Mar 2015

LoanĀ 2540-PAK

Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
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%
Counterpart 40.00 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 26 Aug 2009 210.45 0.00 100%
Status of Covenants
Category Sector Safeguards Social Financial Economic Others
Rating Satisfactory Satisfactory Satisfactory Satisfactory - Satisfactory

This project data sheet was generated from on 04 October 2015