Sri Lanka: Southern Transport Development

Sovereign Project | 26522-013

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Project Name Southern Transport Development
Project Number 26522-013
Country Sri Lanka
Project Status Closed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Loan
Source of Funding / Amount
Loan 1711-SRI: Southern Transport Development
Asian Development Fund US$ 90.00 million
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change
Sector / Subsector Transport - Road transport (non-urban)
Gender Equity and Mainstreaming
Description The primary objectives of the project are to : Facilitate and act as a catalyst for development in the economically deprived southern region of the country, by constructing a new highway linking Colombo with Galle, the provincial capital and Matara; and to produce a sustainable and quantifiable reduction in the country's high road accident rates. The secondary objective is reduction of poverty within the immediate project area, where more than 30 percent of the population is classified as poor, and within the south of the country in general. The Southern Highway component will construct the first two-lane carriageway of an ultimate four - lane, high - capacity, limited - access expressway 128 km in length and an access road between the expressway and Highway A2 near Galle. ADB is financing the sourthern 60 km of the expressway and the Galle access road while JBIC is financing the northern 68 km. The expressway is being constructed with an asphalt concrete pavement and shoulders, a substantial number of bridges and other drainage structures, and major and minor intersections with other roads. In addition to consultants for design and supervision of construction, financed by ADB and JBIC, the NDF is financing a Management Consultant Team and road safety equipment , and SIDA is financing consultants to implement the road safety component. The project involves significant environmental impacts and resettlement. The project was expected to be implemented over four years from 2002 to 2006 but because of delays is now anticipated to be completed in 2009.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy The road links the central part of the country with the Southern part. Once completed, this road will bring economic and social development to the Southern part of the country.
Impact

Improved socioeconomic conditions in the southern region through improved integration with the country's economic mainstream.

NOTE:There was a major scope change to the original loan and the additional finance loan was mainly processed in 2008 to cover cost overrun resulting from this major change of scope. Originally, the Southern Highway was an access controlled two lane highway and ADB was financed from Kurundugahahathekma to Matara, which is a 60km length. With the major change of scop, the Southern Highway became a four lane accessed control highway. When the additional finance loan was processed, the ADB financed section was reduced to Kurundugahahathekma to Galle which is a 30km length. The balance 30km is financed by the China EXIM bank. These changes in outputs are correctly reflect in the DMF of additional finance loan. As such, it is more logical to use the DMF of the Additional Finance loan for the L1711 as well.

Project Outcome
Description of Outcome

1. Operation of the highway

2. Increased economic opportunities for residents in the southern region through efficient road connectivity with the capital city and other regions

Progress Toward Outcome --
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs

A four-lane limited access highway from Kottawa to Matara and the Galle access road are operating.

Interchange development area as a growth center

Incomes, employment, and living conditions of affected households are restored or improved

Public awareness campaign on operation and use of the highway

Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues) The loan completion date is 31 December 2010. The loan account is kept open to settle the final cliams.
Geographical Location It is south of Colombo running almost parallel to existing A2 highway.
Safeguard Categories
Environment A
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design A community - based assessment undertaken during formulation found that 92 percent of affected - community participants supported the Project. This was confirmed during implementation when 50 households out of 1,300 to be relocated have opposed the Project, especially on the ground that they were not adequetely consulted during adjustments to the highway's alignment during implementation.
During Project Implementation During establishment of the final alignment of expressway after the Project was approved , many affected - people engaged in discussions with the designers, resulting in adjustments to the final alignment. A number of opponents of the project, however, sought remedy through the courts but refused to participate in these discussions.
Business Opportunities
Consulting Services An international consultant in association with domestic consultants undertook the design of the ADB - assisted section of the expressway: a similar arrangement was undertaken for the JBIC - assisted section. Supervision of construction is being undertaken by two teams of international and domestic consultants, one for the ADB - assisted section and one for the JBIC - assisted section. A Management Consultant has been engaged to assist the Government in managing the two components of the Project, the civil works and the road safety components, and to coordinate the activities and technical standards of the two sections of the expressway financed in parallel by ADB and JBIC. In addition, consultants have been engaged to implement the road safety component of the Project. The consultants are also monitoring mitigation of environmental impacts and resettlement.
Procurement The ADB - financed section of the civil works is being implemented through a single civil works contract procured through international competetive bidding and awarded in accordance with ADB's Guidelines for Procurement. The JBIC - financed section is to be implemented through two civil works contract procured in accordance with JBIC's procurement policies.
Responsible ADB Officer Aruna Uddeeptha Nanayakkara
Responsible ADB Department South Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Sri Lanka Resident Mission
Executing Agencies
Ministry of Hways, Higher Educ & Investment PromoAdmiral(Retired) Wasantha Karannagoda9th Floor, Sethsiripaya, Battaramulla, Sri Lanka
Road Development AuthorityMr. Nimal Chandrasiristdp@sltnet.lk3rd Floor, Sethsiripaya, Battaramulla, Sri Lanka
Timetable
Concept Clearance 08 Mar 1999
Fact Finding 21 Apr 1999 to 07 May 1999
MRM 14 Jun 1999
Approval 25 Nov 1999
Last Review Mission -
PDS Creation Date 02 Feb 2007
Last PDS Update 30 May 2011

Loan

Financing Plan Loan Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 78.20 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 0.00 - 0.00 0.00 %
Counterpart 78.20 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 - 0.00 0.00 %

Loan 1711-SRI

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
25 Nov 1999 16 Dec 1999 30 Oct 2002 31 Dec 2006 31 Dec 2010 25 Feb 2011
Financing Plan Loan Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 168.20 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 90.00 25 Nov 1999 95.98 0.00 100%
Counterpart 78.20 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 25 Nov 1999 95.98 0.00 100%
Status of Covenants
Category Sector Safeguards Social Financial Economic Others
Rating Satisfactory Satisfactory - - - Satisfactory
Title Document Type Document Date
Southern Transport Development Project Loan Change in Scope, Amount, and Implementation Arrangements Feb 2008
Proposed Supplementary Loan and Technical Assistance Grant Southern Transport Development Project Procurement Plans Jan 2008

Safeguard Documents

See also: Safeguards
Title Document Type Document Date
Southern Transport Development Project JICA Funded Section - Package 1 Environmental Monitoring Reports Mar 2011
Southern Transport Development Project JICA Funded Section - Package 2 Environmental Monitoring Reports Mar 2011
Southern Transport Development Project ADB Funded Section: Bi-Annual Environment Impact Monitoring Report (ADB Section) July to December 2010 Environmental Monitoring Reports Mar 2011
Southern Transport Development Project JICA Funded Section - Package 2 Environmental Monitoring Reports Aug 2010
Southern Transport Development Project: Bi-Annual Environmental Impact Monitoring Report (ADB Section) January-June 2010 Environmental Monitoring Reports Aug 2010
Southern Transport Development Project JICA Funded Section - Package 1 Environmental Monitoring Reports Aug 2010
Southern Transport Development Project: JICA Funded Section - Package 1 Environmental Monitoring Reports Apr 2010
Southern Transport Development Project: JICA Funded Section - Package 2 Environmental Monitoring Reports Apr 2010
Southern Transport Development Project: Kurundugahahetekma to Pinnaduwa Environmental Monitoring Reports Mar 2010
Southern Transport Development Project: Kottawa to Dodangoda Environmental Monitoring Reports Oct 2009
Southern Transport Development Project: Dodangoda to Kurundugahahetekma Environmental Monitoring Reports Oct 2009
Southern Transport Development Project: Kurundugahahetekma to Pinnaduwa Environmental Monitoring Reports Oct 2009
Southern Transport Development Project: ADB Section (Bi Annual Report - July to December 2008) Environmental Monitoring Reports Apr 2009
Southern Transport Development Project: JBIC-I Section (Bi Annual Report - July to December 2008) Environmental Monitoring Reports Apr 2009
Southern Transport Development Project: JBIC-II Section (Bi Annual Report - July to December 2008) Environmental Monitoring Reports Apr 2009
Southern Transport Development Project: JBIC Funded Section - Package 01 Environmental Monitoring Reports Nov 2008
Southern Transport Development Project: JBIC Funded Section - Package 02 Environmental Monitoring Reports Nov 2008
Southern Transport Development Project: ADB Funded Section Environmental Monitoring Reports Nov 2008
Southern Transport Development Project: Implementation Progress Update of the Resettlement Implementation Plan Resettlement Plans Oct 2008
Southern Transport Development Project ADB Funded Section and JBIC Funded Section Package 01 and 02 Environmental and Social Monitoring Reports May 2008
Environmental Management Plan for Southern Transport Development Project Environmental Management Plans Jan 2008
Southern Transport Development Project Environmental Monitoring Reports Jan 2008
Southern Transport Development Project: Resettlement Plan Resettlement Plans Jul 2007
Southern Transport Development Project: Addendum to the Supplementary Environmental Assessment Environmental Monitoring Reports Jan 2007
Southern Transport Development Project: ADB Section and Galle Port Access Environmental Monitoring Reports Aug 2006
Southern Transport Development Project: JBIC Section Environmental Monitoring Reports Aug 2006
Southern Transport Development Project: ADB Section and Galle Port Access (Annexes) Environmental Monitoring Reports Aug 2006
Southern Transport Development Project in the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka: Summary Environmental Impact Assessment Summary Environmental Impact Assessments Jul 1999

Evaluation Documents

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