Sri Lanka: TA Loan for Road Project Preparatory Facility

Sovereign Project | 37262-013

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Title Document Date
Road Project Preparatory Facility Mar 2004

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Project Name TA Loan for Road Project Preparatory Facility
Project Number 37262-013
Country Sri Lanka
Project Status Approved
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Loan
Source of Funding / Amount
Loan 2080-SRI: TA Loan for Road Project Preparatory Facility
Asian Development Fund US$ 15.00 million
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Private sector development
Sector / Subsector Transport - Road transport (non-urban)
Gender Equity and Mainstreaming No gender elements
Description The objective of the proposed TA loan is to support the Government in developing the road network efficiently. Focusing on road project preparation activities, the TA Loan will (i) facilitate pre-construction activities of road projects and (ii) ensure readiness of the follow-on project implementation. The TA Loan will also contribute to enhancing road agencies' capacity of implementing road projects. The TA Loan is for national and provincial roads and expressways including public private partnerships (PPP) projects. The proposed TA Loan will provide a readily accessible pool of funding, i.e. a road development facility (the Facility, hereafter), for the Government to conduct project preparatory work. Assistance will be provided for preparing feasibility studies, detailed designs including environmental and social assessment and land acquisition and resettlement (LAR) plans, tender documents, bidding, bid evaluation and contract negotiations. Assistance may also be extended to cover the cost of engaging consultants for preparing any concession agreements and negotiations for PPP projects. The Facility will cover roads identified in the Investment Plan prepared under the Road Sector Master Plan. It will also cover roads proposed by the Government as urgency before and while the Investment Plan is developed.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy The Government's vision for economic growth and poverty reduction sets ambitious development targets, which will require massive development of road infrastrucgture and more private sector participation. Timely road investment projects are indispensable to economic proress. Road sector institutions need to be equipped with sufficient capacity to carry out preconstruction activities on time and efficiently for external and/or private sector financing. The TA loan will provide a financing facility that road sector institutions can easily access.
Impact Improved road sector performance
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome Improved institutional efficiency of the road sector.
Progress Toward Outcome ADB approved the request of the Government to extend loan completion and reallocation of loan proceeds. SATC processed the request and the TA Loan completion date is now 30 June 2015.
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs

Road development facility for preconstruction activities completed

Close supervision on the preconstruction activities

Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues) Being done.
Geographical Location Spread all over the country.
Safeguard Categories
Environment C
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design TBD
During Project Implementation
Business Opportunities
Consulting Services The areas of consulting services typically required are highway engineering, transport economics, social, resettlement, and environment specialists. These specialists are necessary to support individual implementing agencies (IAs: such as RDA, BOI and provincial councils) in carrying out comprehensive engineering design, bidding documents, and procurement assistance satisfactory to ADB. The detailed terms of reference (TOR) and the associated resources to fulfill the TOR will be developed by each IA. The international consulting firm will be engaged using ADB's quality- and cost-based selection procedures. The individual consultants will be engaged in accordance with ADB's Guidelines on the Use of Consultants and other arrangements satisfactory to ADB on the engagement of domestic consultants.
Procurement None
Responsible ADB Officer Chen Chen
Responsible ADB Department South Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Transport and Communications Division, SARD
Executing Agencies
Ministry of HighwaysMr. S ChandrapalanRoad Project Preparatory Facility Battaramulla, Sri Lanka
Ministry of Prov'l Councils & Regional DevelopmentEric Illayapparachchirppfse@sltnet.lkMinistry of Provincial Councils & Local Government
Concept Clearance 07 Mar 2004
Fact Finding 10 Nov 2003 to 21 Nov 2003
MRM 05 Feb 2004
Approval 13 Apr 2004
Last Review Mission -
PDS Creation Date 20 Nov 2006
Last PDS Update 10 Mar 2015

Loan 2080-SRI

Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
13 Apr 2004 16 Jun 2004 15 Sep 2004 31 Dec 2008 30 Jun 2015 -
Financing Plan Loan Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 20.00 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 15.00 13 Apr 2004 15.25 0.00 98%
Counterpart 5.00 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 13 Apr 2004 15.50 0.00 99%
Title Document Type Document Date
Road Project Preparatory Facility Reports and Recommendations of the President Mar 2004

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