Afghanistan: Herat-Andkhoy Road Project

Sovereign Project | 37075-012 Status: Closed

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Project Name Herat-Andkhoy Road Project
Project Number 37075-012
Country Afghanistan
Project Status Closed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 4177-AFG: Herat-Andkhoy Road Project
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 1.00 million
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Knowledge solutions
Sector / Subsector

Transport - Road transport (non-urban)

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Gender equity

The Comprehensive Needs Assessment for Rehabilitation and Reconstruction in the Transport Sector (CNA) identified that the Afghanistan ring road linking Kabul to Kandahar - Herat -

Andkhuoy-Mazar-e Sharif is in urgent need of rehabilitation/ reconstruction and designated most sections of the ring road as immediate (short-term) priority. The 550 km stretch from Herat toAndkhuoy is the least developed section of the ring road and the condition of the existing road has been reported to be poor for the most of its length. Improvement of this stretch to a motorable road will greatly enhance the connectivity of the area along the road to the rest of the country, facilitate integration and improve trade links. The primary goal of the proposed PPTA is to assess the feasibility of this improvement and prepare a project suitable for ADB financing.

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 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 The TA will be implemented over 8 months, starting in December 2003 and ending in July 2004. A multidisciplinary team of consultants will provide a total input of 76 person-months of consulting services; 32 international and 44 domestic. The consultants will have expertise in (i) road engineering, (ii) transport economics, (iii) environmental assessment, and (iv) social analysis. The team of consultants, from an international consulting firm in association with domestic consultants, will be selected and engaged by ADB using ADB's quality- and cost-based selection procedures and in accordance with its Guidelines on the Use of Consultants (using simplified technical proposal procedure) and other arrangements satisfactory to ADB for engaging domestic consultants.
Procurement TBD
Responsible ADB Officer Munawar Alam
Responsible ADB Department Central and West Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Infrastructure Division, CWRD
Executing Agencies
Ministry of Public Works
First Macrorayan, Kabul,Islamic Republic
of Afghanistan
Concept Clearance 10 Mar 2003
Fact Finding 04 May 2003 to 24 May 2003
Approval 17 Sep 2003
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 16 May 2008

TA 4177-AFG

Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
17 Sep 2003 27 Sep 2003 27 Sep 2003 31 Jul 2004 30 Jun 2005 -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
1,000,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 1,000,000.00 17 Sep 2003 940,862.00

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