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|PDS Creation Date||17 Jul 2009|
|PDS Updated as of||30 Jan 2014|
|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
On 23 December 2013, ADB approved the Government?s request for reallocation and 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. The progress of work for Sukkur Jacobabad project reached 75% as of 31 December 2013. Total progress for Qila Zaifullah-Zhob was 97% as of 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)
For N65 (Sukkur-Jacobabad), progress of work reached 75% as of December 2013. For N50 (Qila-Zaifulla Zhob), total progress up to December 2013 was 97%. 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||–|
|Loan 2540||26 Aug 2009||02 Sep 2009||21 Sep 2009||31 Dec 2013||30 Jun 2014||–|
|Date||Approval Number||ADB (US$ thousand)||Others (US$ thousand)||Net Percentage|
|Cumulative Contract Awards|
|11 Mar 2014||Loan 2540||184,056||0||80.00%|
|11 Mar 2014||Loan 2540||163,820||0||71.00%|
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||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|