Project Data Sheets (PDS) contain summary information on the project or program: Because the PDS is a work in progress, some information may not be included in its initial version but will be added as it becomes available. Information about proposed projects is tentative and indicative.
|PDS Creation Date||15 Nov 2006|
|PDS Updated as of||09 Feb 2010|
|Project Name||Road Sector Improvement Project (ADF Grant)|
|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
|Drivers of Change||–|
|Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Categories||–|
|Type/Modality of Assistance||Approval Number||Source of Funding||Approved Amount (thousand)|
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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.
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.]|
|Description of Outcome
|Progress Towards Outcome
|Description of Project Outputs
|Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)
|Status of Development Objectives
|Date of First Listing||2006 Nov 15|
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
|Fact-finding||17 May 2005 to 26 May 2005|
|Management Review Meeting||17 Jun 2005|
|Approval||27 Sep 2005|
|Last Review Mission||–|
|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|
|26 Aug 2014||Grant 0017||9,889||0||99.00%|
|26 Aug 2014||Grant 0017||9,889||0||99.00%|
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||Marcelo J. Minc (firstname.lastname@example.org)|
|Responsible ADB Department||Pacific Department|
|Responsible ADB Divisions||Pacific Operations Division|
Ministry of Infrastructure
Hon. Pedro Lay da Silva
Min of Transport, Communications and Public Works
Hon. Pedro Lay da Silva
|List of Project Documents||http://www.adb.org/projects/38618-012/documents|