Sri Lanka: SSTA for Preparation of the Southern Transport Corridor Project

Sovereign Project | 26522-022 Status: Closed

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Project Name SSTA for Preparation of the Southern Transport Corridor Project
Project Number 26522-022
Country Sri Lanka
Project Status Closed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 3184-SRI: SSTA for Preparation of the Southern Transport Corridor Project
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 190,000.00
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change
Sector / Subsector

Transport - Road transport (non-urban)

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming
Description The objectives of the SSTA are to assist the Government and the Road Development Authority (RDA) with comprehensively assessing the economic and other benefits that will arise from the Project, and with ensuring that the environmental impacts the Project will cause are identified and mitigated. The scope of the SSTA includes (i) undertaking a detailed development impact analysis including identifying potential impacts on poverty in the southern region;(ii) updating the feasibility study economic analysis to take into account development benefits and alternative operations and maintenance regimes; (iii) undertaking a poverty impact study; (iv) appropriately addressing the environmental impacts that the Project will cause, and assisting the Project Executing Agency with preparing the Environmental Impact Assessment and the Summary Environmental Impact Assessment required by the Bank's guidelines.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome
Progress Toward Outcome
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs
Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)
Geographical Location
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
During Project Implementation
Business Opportunities
Consulting Services

The SSTA will be implemented by individual international consultants and

individual domestic consultants. The international consultants will be a transport/development economist (4 person-months) and an environmental specialist (1.5 person-months). The domestic consultants will be a socio-economist and a development economist (3 person-months each).

Responsible ADB Officer Sri Widowati
Responsible ADB Department South Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Transport and Communications Division, SARD
Executing Agencies
Road Development Authority
Mr. W. A. Jayasingha, Chairman
Sethsiripaya, Sri Jayawardenapura Kotte, Battaramulla Sri Lanka
Concept Clearance 08 Apr 1999
Fact Finding 11 Mar 1999 to 25 Mar 1999
Approval 14 Apr 1999
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 06 Feb 2007

TA 3184-SRI

Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
14 Apr 1999 - 14 Apr 1999 - 31 Aug 2001 -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
190,000.00 0.00 38,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 228,000.00 14 Apr 1999 177,399.76

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