Bhutan: Road Network

Sovereign Project | 32373-013 Status:

Summary

Latest Project Documents

Title Date
Road Network Project Aug 2013
Road Network Project Jun 2011
Road Network Project Jan 2011

Consulting Notices See also: CMS

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Procurement Notices See also: Operational Procurement

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Procurement Documents

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Project Results

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    81,263.20

    average daily vehicle-kilometers using roads built or upgraded in the first full year of operation

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    202

    kilometers of road that have been built or upgraded

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Project Name Road Network
Project Number 32373-013
Country Bhutan
Project Status
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Loan
Source of Funding / Amount
Loan 2187-BHU: Road Network
Asian Development Fund US$ 27.30 million
TA 4658-BHU: Road Network
Japan Special Fund US$ 300,000.00
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change
Sector / Subsector

Transport - Road transport (non-urban)

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming No gender elements
Description
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy
Impact

Project Outcome

Description of Outcome
Progress Toward Outcome
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs
Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues) Overall progress of civil works construction is satisfactory. Nine out of 15 packages have been completed, 3 packages have slow progress and the rest of the packages are in the advanced stage of construction works.
Geographical Location Sarpang, Zhemgang, Chhukha, Lhuentse, Mongar, Trashigang

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

All consultants will be selected and recruited through a firm using the quality- and cost-based selection method, in accordance with ADB's Guidelines on the Use of Consultants and other arrangements satisfactory to ADB for engagement of domestic consultants.

The Project will require consulting services to assist DOR in (i) preparing detailed design and bidding documents of the pavement strengthening works; (ii) reviewing and finalizing DOR's design and bid documents of the bridges, national highway realignment, and feeder roads; and (iii) procurement of civil works. A domestic firm (with about 65 person-month inputs) will be recruited for these assignments. This includes assistance for DOR in (i) preparing resettlement plan and (ii) monitoring implementation of land acquisition.

For construction supervision, an international consulting firm in association with a domestic consulting firm will be recruited. An estimated 38 person-month of international and 1,030 person-month of domestic consulting inputs will be required.

A domestic environmental specialist will be engaged individually for (i) assisting DOR in obtaining environmental clearance, forest clearance, and quarry clearance from relevant government agencies and (ii) monitoring implementation of the environmental management plan. About 8 person-month consulting inputs will be required.

Procurement All civil works contracts (about 15 contract packages) will be procured in accordance with ADB's Guidelines for Procurement following local competitive bidding procedures. Each civil works contract will have an estimated value of maximum $2.5 million, and will be executed in four phases, each within 30 - 35 months period. Supply contracts with values of more than $500,000 will be procured under international competitive bidding procedures, with values between $100,000-500,000 and for less than $100,000 will be procured through international shopping and direct purchase arrangements respectively.

Responsible Staff

Responsible ADB Officer Tsuneyuki Sakai
Responsible ADB Department South Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Transport and Communications Division, SARD
Executing Agencies
Department of Roads
Mr. Sangey Tenzing
ckdorrip@gmail.com
Thimphu, Bhutan

Timetable

Concept Clearance -
Fact Finding -
MRM -
Approval -
Last Review Mission -
PDS Creation Date 05 Jan 2007
Last PDS Update 21 Mar 2011

Loan 2187-BHU

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
30 Sep 2005 19 Oct 2005 01 Dec 2005 31 Dec 2010 31 Dec 2011 12 Apr 2012
Financing Plan Loan Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 34.10 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 27.30 30 Sep 2005 28.62 0.00 98%
Counterpart 6.80 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 30 Sep 2005 29.15 0.00 100%
Status of Covenants
Category Sector Safeguards Social Financial Economic Others
Rating Satisfactory - - Satisfactory - Satisfactory

TA 4658-BHU

Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
300,000.00 0.00 76,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 376,000.00 - 0.00
Title Document Type Document Date
Road Network Project Project/Program Completion Reports Aug 2013
Road Network Project Project/Program Administration Manual Oct 2006
Loan Agreement for Road Network Project between the Kingdom of Bhutan and ADB dated 19 October 2005 Loan Agreement (Special Operations) Oct 2005
Road Network Project Reports and Recommendations of the President Aug 2005

Safeguard Documents See also: Safeguards

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.

Title Document Type Document Date
Road Network Project Environmental Monitoring Reports Jun 2011
Road Network Project Environmental Monitoring Reports Jan 2011
Road Network Project: Annual Environmental Monitoring Report 2010 Environmental Monitoring Reports Sep 2010
Road Network Project: Annual Environmental Monitoring Report 2009 Environmental Monitoring Reports Dec 2009
Road Network Project: Environmental Monitoring Report (January - June 2009) Environmental Monitoring Reports Jun 2009
Road Network Project: Annual Environmental Monitoring Report 2008 Environmental Monitoring Reports Feb 2009
Road Network Project: Mirchim-Bongo Feeder Road: Resettlement Plan Resettlement Plans Mar 2007
Road Network Project: Tekizam-Bjena Feeder Road: Resettlement Plan Resettlement Plans Mar 2007
Road Network Project: Autsho-Garbagtang Feeder Road: Resettlement Plan Resettlement Plans Mar 2007
Road Network Project: Kharthungla-Kangpara Feeder Road: Resettlement Plan Resettlement Plans Mar 2007
Road Network Project: Resettlement Framework Resettlement Frameworks Sep 2005
Road Network Project Summary Environmental Impact Assessments May 2005

Evaluation Documents See also: Independent Evaluation

Title Document Type Document Date
Bhutan: Road Network Project Validations of Project Completion Reports Oct 2014

Related Publications

Title Document Type Document Date
Bhutan: Road Network Project Brochures and Flyers May 2015

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