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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|
|Geographical Location||Balouchistan , Sindh|
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|Sector and/or Subsector Classification||Transport and ICT
/ Road transport (non-urban)
|Drivers of Change||–|
|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.
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.
|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
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.
|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
|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||–|
|Loan 2540||26 Aug 2009||02 Sep 2009||21 Sep 2009||31 Dec 2013||31 Dec 2014||–|
|Date||Approval Number||ADB (US$ thousand)||Others (US$ thousand)||Net Percentage|
|Cumulative Contract Awards|
|30 Jul 2014||Loan 2540||212,582||0||92.00%|
|30 Jul 2014||Loan 2540||194,410||0||85.00%|
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.
|Sector||Social||Financial||Economic||Others||Safeguards||Project Financial Statements|
|Responsible ADB Officer||Sunil Mitra (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|