Project Data Sheet

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PDS Creation Date 15 Nov 2006
PDS Updated as of 09 Feb 2010

Project Name Road Sector Improvement Project (ADF Grant)
Country Timor-Leste
Project/Program Number 38618-012
Status Approved
Geographical Location Baucau, Bobonaro, Ermera, Manatuto, Viqueque
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
Strategic Agendas
Drivers of Change
Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Categories


Type/Modality of Assistance Approval Number Source of Funding Approved Amount (thousand)

Safeguard Categories

For more information about the safeguard categories, please see

Environment B

Summary of Environmental and Social Issues

The Project does not pass through protected areas and will have no impact on native flora and fauna. The construction of improved drainage structures, stabilization of slopes through bioengineering, replanting of trees, and other measures undertaken by the Project will have long-term beneficial effects on the environment. The frequency and severity of landslides will be reduced along the project roads. The replanting of trees and native vegetation will stabilize the landscape, may help improve water quality, and will enhance scenic beauty. Short-term impacts will be unavoidable, such a traffic delays, noise, dust, and other temporary impacts such as loss of vegetation due to earth moving. These impacts will be directly related to rehabilitation operations and will end with the completion of rehabilitation. As a result, required mitigation measures are minor. Adherence to best engineering practices during the rehabilitation phase and struct enforcement of the environmental management plan will avoid or adequately mitigate all of the rehabilitation-related impacts. Other than the HIV/AIDS and traffic safety issues, the Project will have no adverse impact on vulnerable groups and no negative implication for indigenous people. No minority ethnic groups or indigenous population groups are found in the project area. No resettlement plan will be necessary as the Project will occur within the existing alignment or on land owned by the Government.

Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples

Stakeholder Communication, Participation and Consultation

Extensive public consultations were conducted with Government officials; international/national NGOs involved in community-based infrastructure development, service delivery, and HIV/AIDS prevention; as well as local communities in the project area. Consultations aimed to plan and prioritize road investments, assess the potential impacts of proposed interventions, and mitigate associated adverse risks. A consultation workshop was successfully conducted in March 2005. During road condition surveys of the national and district road network and socioeconomic surveys, the TA consulting team conducted 10 key informant interviews with district administrators, district development officers, village and hamlet chiefs, and women's groups and associations. Nine village focus group discussions were held. Sample surveys with households, vehicle operators, passengers, and freight shippers were conducted. In total, about 600 stakeholders were consulted.

During Project Design
During Project Implementation


The Project is expected to contribute to economic growth and poverty reduction. It will (i) improve accessibility for project area residents to food, and economic and social services; (ii) promote private sector-led industrial and agricultural development; (iii) foster market formation and facilitate domestic and international trade; and (iv) generate income and employment opportunities. The outcome will be improved road infrastructure for economic and social development. [The Project will produce the following outputs: (i) rehabilitation and improvement of about 123 kms of core network roads; (ii) labor-intensive routine road maintenance of 45 kms; (iii) improved project management, supervision and monitoring, and (iv) identification of modalities to ensure community-based, gender-inclusive rehabilitation and maintenance of rural feeder roads.]

Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy

Development Impact

Project Outcome

Description of Outcome
Progress Towards Outcome

Outputs and Implementation Progress

Description of Project Outputs
Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)
Status of Development Objectives
Material Changes

Business Opportunities

Date of First Listing 2006 Nov 15
Consulting Services
International and domestic consulting services will be required for (i) project management, (ii) construction supervision, (iii) pilot community empowerment initiatives, (iv) socioeconomic monitoring, and (v) financial auditing. The Project will fund a total of 125.5 person-months international and 348.5 person-months domestic consulting services.
The civil works will be divided into 6 packages, all of which are to be procured under local competitive bidding procedures.
Procurement and Consulting Notices


Concept Clearance
Fact-finding 17 May 2005 to 26 May 2005
Management Review Meeting 17 Jun 2005
Approval 27 Sep 2005
Last Review Mission


Approval No. Approval Signing Effectivity Closing
Original Revised Actual
Grant 0017 27 Sep 2005 20 Jan 2006 03 Mar 2006 30 Jun 2008 30 Sep 2009 29 Apr 2010


Date Approval Number ADB (US$ thousand) Others (US$ thousand) Net Percentage
Cumulative Contract Awards
16 Sep 2014 Grant 0017 9,889 0 99.00%
Cumulative Disbursements
16 Sep 2014 Grant 0017 9,889 0 99.00%

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
Grant 0017

Contacts and Update Details

Responsible ADB Officer Chen Chen (
Responsible ADB Department Pacific Department
Responsible ADB Divisions Pacific Operations Division
Executing Agencies Ministry of Infrastructure
Hon. Pedro Lay da Silva

Min of Transport, Communications and Public Works
Hon. Pedro Lay da Silva


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