Nepal: Road Network Development

Sovereign Project | 29472-013

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Project Name Road Network Development
Project Number 29472-013
Country Nepal
Project Status Closed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Loan
Source of Funding / Amount
Loan 1876-NEP: Road Network Development
Asian Development Fund US$ 46.00 million
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change
Sector / Subsector

Transport - Road transport (non-urban)

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming
Description The principal objective of the Project is to assist the Government to improve transport efficiency and thereby enable the country to stimulate economic growth and job creation, leading to reductions in poverty. The Project will maintain about 140 km of the EWH, improve approximately 165 km of roads to all-weather paved surface, construct a district headquarters access road of about 96 km using environment-friendly, labor-based construction methods, develop and implement performance-based maintenance on about 200-300 km of the network, and improve about 10 km of cross-border access road. The Project will induce more efficient movement of goods and passengers, provide better access to income and employment opportunities and to education and health centers; improve public sector implementation and maintenance capacity in the road sector; support development of private sector capabilities to carry out road improvement and maintenance by contract; improve road safety and axle-load control; and provide community access and complementary facilities through a participatory approach leading to poverty reduction.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy Nepal continues to lag behind its neighbors in road infrastructure, with a road network of very low density. Road contact between growth centres and many district headquarters remains problematic. About two thirds of the road network remains unpaved, and much of it remains impassable during wet season. Continued attention to the strategic road network remains essential, as road development of unconnected district headquarters and upgrading of poorly maintained parts of the network will be needed. These activities are consistent with the ADB s road sector strategy.
Impact
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome
Progress Toward Outcome
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs
Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)
Geographical Location Eastern, Central, Mid-Western and Far-Western Dev. Regions.
Safeguard Categories
Environment B
Involuntary Resettlement C
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 Consulting services will be required for the (i) detailed design and construction supervision for the civil works under the east-west highway strengthening, roads improvement, feeder-road construction, cross-border access road improvement and road safety and axle-load control; (ii) program design and implementation supervision for PBM; and (iii) poverty reduction impact monitoring. About 170 person-months of international consulting and 1,700 person-months of domestic consulting will be required.
Procurement The civil works contracts will be awarded on the basis of international competitive bidding and local competitive bidding procedures, for about 25-30 contract packages. Civil works packages with contract values more than $1.0 million will be contracted through international competitive bidding.
Responsible ADB Officer Amulya Shrestha
Responsible ADB Department South Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Nepal Resident Mission
Executing Agencies
Ministry of Physical Infrastructure and TransportMr. P. Kadariyainfo@moppw.gov.npMinistry of Physical Planning and Works
Timetable
Concept Clearance 08 Mar 1999
Fact Finding 19 Mar 2001 to 06 Apr 2001
MRM 28 May 2001
Approval 13 Dec 2001
Last Review Mission -
PDS Creation Date 28 Nov 2006
Last PDS Update 10 Dec 2008

Loan 1876-NEP

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
13 Dec 2001 10 Dec 2002 11 Mar 2003 31 Dec 2007 30 Jun 2009 11 Jan 2010
Financing Plan Loan Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 46.00 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 46.00 13 Dec 2001 45.06 0.00 100%
Counterpart 0.00 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 13 Dec 2001 45.06 0.00 100%
Title Document Type Document Date
Road Network Development Project Project/Program Completion Reports Aug 2011
Road Network Development Project Reports and Recommendations of the President Nov 2001

Safeguard Documents

See also: Safeguards
Title Document Type Document Date
Road Network Development: Summary Poverty Intervention and Ethnic Minority Development Plan Indigenous Peoples Planning Frameworks/Indigenous Peoples Development Frameworks Sep 2004
Road Network Development Project Summary Environmental Impact Assessments Aug 2001

Evaluation Documents

See also: Independent Evaluation

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