Afghanistan: Capacity Building for Road Sector Institutions

Sovereign Project | 37083-012 Status: Closed

Summary

The objective of the technical assistance (TA) is to upgrade the road database management and the quality control of road works in Afghanistan. The TA will strengthen the capacity of MPW by providing assistance to (i) develop a road database, collect, store, and retrieve road information, and carry out road surveys, and (ii) operate a material testing laboratory equipped with appropriate testing equipment and carry out material testing to ensure quality of road works.

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Project Name Capacity Building for Road Sector Institutions
Project Number 37083-012
Country Afghanistan
Project Status Closed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 4675-AFG: Capacity Building for Road Sector Institutions
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 1.00 million
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Governance and capacity development
Sector / Subsector

Transport - Road transport (non-urban)

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming No gender elements
Description The objective of the technical assistance (TA) is to upgrade the road database management and the quality control of road works in Afghanistan. The TA will strengthen the capacity of MPW by providing assistance to (i) develop a road database, collect, store, and retrieve road information, and carry out road surveys, and (ii) operate a material testing laboratory equipped with appropriate testing equipment and carry out material testing to ensure quality of road works.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy ADB has been assisting the Government in strengthening road sector and MPW through several technical assistances (TA 3874-AFG: Capacity Building for Reconstruction and Development, TA 4371-AFG: Master Plan for Road Network Improvement Project, and TA 4536-AFG: Cross-border Transport and Trade Facilitation). The planned TA 4675-AFG: Capacity Building for Road Sector Institutions, which was included in ADB s Afghanistan Country Strategy and Program Update 2004-2006, will further enhance MPW s capacity in road data base and planning, and quality control of road works.
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 Kabul, Afghanistan

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 require international consulting services of 24 person-months engaged from a firm using the simplified technical proposal procedures based on the quality- and cost-based selection method, and domestic consulting services of 30 person-months engaged on an individual basis in accordance with ADB?s Guidelines on the Use of Consultants and other arrangements satisfactory to ADB for the engagement of domestic consultants. The international consultants will have expertise in pavement engineering/training coordination (12 person-months), material engineering (6 person-months), and database management (6 person-months). The domestic consultants will have expertise in material engineering (10 person-months), pavement engineering (10 person-months), and database management (10 person-months). Equipment under the TA will be procured in accordance with ADB?s Guidelines for Procurement
Procurement TBD

Responsible Staff

Responsible ADB Officer Balabhaskara Reddy Bathula
Responsible ADB Department Central and West Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Transport and Communications Division, CWRD
Executing Agencies
Ministry of Public Works
Minister
"PMU/MPW, Afghanistan"
1st Marcrorayan Abdul Haq Square Kabul, Afghanistan

Timetable

Concept Clearance 10 Mar 2005
Fact Finding 14 Aug 2005 to 18 Aug 2005
MRM -
Approval 31 Oct 2005
Last Review Mission -
PDS Creation Date 23 Jun 2006
Last PDS Update 26 Apr 2010

TA 4675-AFG

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
31 Oct 2005 29 Mar 2006 29 Mar 2006 28 Feb 2007 31 Dec 2009 -
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 31 Oct 2005 859,467.29
Title Document Type Document Date
Capacity Building for Road Sector Institutions TA Completion Reports May 2010
Capacity Building for Road Sector Institutions Technical Assistance Reports Oct 2005

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