Papua New Guinea: Road Upgrading and Maintenance

Sovereign Project | 32124-013 Status: Closed

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Project Name Road Upgrading and Maintenance
Project Number 32124-013
Country Papua New Guinea
Project Status Closed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Loan
Source of Funding / Amount
Loan 1709-PNG: Road Upgrading and Maintenance
Ordinary capital resources US$ 63.00 million
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change
Sector / Subsector

Transport - Road transport (non-urban)

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming No gender elements
Description The objective is to assist the Government institutionalize a sustainable and systematic road network maintenance operation in the Highlands region. The Project will establish the required road conditions by restoring the road network to the appropriate standards for meeting the current demand and to enable effective maintenance. The Project will assist the government to upgrade its road maintenance operation in the Highlands region to carry out timely and effective asset management and maintenance. The Project will help the road network serve its role in facilitating economic growth and social integration of remote communities to the mainstream of the economy. The scope of the Project includes (i) road upgrading subprojects in the Provinces of Southern Highlands, Eastern Highlands, Western Highlands, Simbu, and Enga, (ii) asset management including rehabilitation subprojects in the same provinces, (iii) training, (iv) detailed designs, and construction supervision, and (v) strengthening of Project implementation and the road maintenance operation through formation for the Highlands Region Maintenance Group.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy

The Government's macroeconomic objectives aim at stability through (i) implementation of a structural adjustment program supported by International Monetary Fund and the World Bank; (ii) containment of the budget deficit; and (iii) improvement of living standards by investing in infrastructure maintenance, health, and education. The Medium Term Development Strategy 1997-2002 is the principal policy guideline for the country's economic and social development. The Public Investment Program for 1999-2003 is consistent with these priorities. Under the Program, infrastructure accounts for 40.4 percent, with capacity-building accounting for 18 percent and capital investment of 82 percent.

This was listed in ADB's Country Assistance Plan (1999-2001). The Project also complements the ADB-funded Health Sector Development Program providing access to rural areas for the distribution of health and medical supplies.

Project Outcome
Description of Outcome
Progress Toward Outcome
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs
Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)
Geographical Location PNG
Safeguard Categories
Environment B
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 International consulting services will be needed for (i) detailed engineering designs, and construction supervision, and (ii) strengthening of Project implementation and the road maintenance operation. These will be selected by DOWI in accordance with the Bank's Guidelines on the Use of Consultants. Expressions of Interest (EOIs) called for by Executing Agency for strengthening of project implementation and road maintenance operations.
Procurement Civil works will be carried out through contracts awarded on the basis of International Competitive Bidding and Local Competitive Bidding in accordance with the Bank's Guidelines on Procurement. DOWI will prequalify contractors in accordance with the Bank's Guidelines on Procurement.
Responsible ADB Officer Allan Lee
Responsible ADB Department Pacific Department
Responsible ADB Division Papua New Guinea Resident Mission
Executing Agencies
Department of Works
Mr. Joel Luma
PO Box 1108, Boroko, NCD, Papua New Guinea
Concept Clearance 08 Mar 1999
Fact Finding 13 Apr 1999 to 29 Apr 1999
MRM 09 Jun 1999
Approval 16 Nov 1999
Last Review Mission -
PDS Creation Date 10 Nov 2006
Last PDS Update 27 Apr 2010

Loan 1709-PNG

Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
16 Nov 1999 17 Nov 1999 15 Feb 2000 30 Jun 2006 30 Jun 2010 10 Nov 2010
Financing Plan Loan Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 114.60 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 63.00 16 Nov 1999 49.98 0.00 84%
Counterpart 51.60 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 16 Nov 1999 59.18 0.00 100%
Title Document Type Document Date
Road Maintenance and Upgrading (Sector) Project Project/Program Completion Reports Oct 2013
Road Maintenance and Upgrading Sector Project Project Procurement-Related Reviews Jan 2006

Safeguard Documents

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Safeguard documents provided at the time of project/facility approval may also be found in the list of linked documents provided with the Report and Recommendation of the President.

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Evaluation Documents

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Title Document Type Document Date
Papua New Guinea: Road Maintenance and Upgrading (Sector) Project Validations of Project Completion Reports Jan 2015

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