Afghanistan: Road Rehabilitation and Capacity Building Cluster

Sovereign Project | 37326-012

Summary

The objective of the TA is (i) to prepare a high priority road improvement project for ADB's follow-on investment that will support the priority road improvement programs set-out by the road master plan; and (ii) to strengthen the capacity of MPW and MOT for project management and procurement and regulation of road transport services.

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Project Name Road Rehabilitation and Capacity Building Cluster
Project Number 37326-012
Country Afghanistan
Project Status Closed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 4828-AFG: Road Rehabilitation and Capacity Building Cluster
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 2.70 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 TA is (i) to prepare a high priority road improvement project for ADB's follow-on investment that will support the priority road improvement programs set-out by the road master plan; and (ii) to strengthen the capacity of MPW and MOT for project management and procurement and regulation of road transport services. Consequently, the TA will have 3 components: (i) the project preparation component that will prepare a road rehabilitation project with the established viability from engineering, economic, social, and environmental perspective; (ii) MPW capacity building component that will establish a project management and procurement unit in MPW, develop project management and procurement manuals including handbooks for land acquisition and resettlement and environment impact assessment for road sector projects, and develop and implement human resources development programs and training courses; and (iii) MOT capacity building component that will strengthen the capacity of MOT to carry out its regulatory functions for road transport services, particularly for operator licensing; refusal, suspension, and revocations of licenses; license fees; appeal procedures; planning of routes and terminals; control of terminals; monitoring of services; reporting of offences; enforcemnt of license regulations; penalty provisions; and the system to monitor the payments of fines.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy Once the ring-road has been rehabilitated, Afghanistan s road infrastructure needs to move from an emergency program to a rehabilitation and reconstruction program. Improvements to the North South and East West corridors through the central mountain region will provide access to remote communities and to mines, gas fields, and sources of agricultural products, and will open up alternative links to the ring road. The Ministry of Public Works needs to build its capacity for road improvement projects after years of donor support.
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Project Outcome
Description of Outcome
Progress Toward Outcome
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Description of Project Outputs
Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)
Geographical Location
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
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During Project Implementation
Business Opportunities
Consulting Services Three separate teams of international consultants will be engaged through firms for project preparation component, MPW capacity building component and MOT capacity building component using the simplified technical proposal procedures based on the quality and cost-based selection method and in accordance with ADB's Guidelines on the Use of Consultants. The project preparation component will require 35 person-months of international and 43 person-months of domestic consulting services; the MPW capacity building component 28 person-months of international and 28 person-months of domestic consulting services; and the MOT capacity building component 20 person-months of international and 24 person-months of domestic consulting services. Domestic consultants will be engaged separately after mobilization of international teams in accordance with ADB's Guidelines on the Use of Consultants.
Procurement TBD
Responsible ADB Officer Prianka Seneviratne
Responsible ADB Department Central and West Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Transport and Communications Division, CWRD
Executing Agencies
Ministry of Transport_and Civil AviationAllhaj Nasir Ahmad Insafarunmokashi@hotmail.comMinistry of Transport and Communication
Ministry of Public WorksDr. Wali M. Rasooli, Deputy Minister1st Macrorayan Abdul Haq Square Kabul, Afghanistan
Timetable
Concept Clearance 31 Aug 2005
Fact Finding 30 Apr 2006 to 10 May 2006
MRM -
Approval 21 Aug 2006
Last Review Mission -
PDS Creation Date 27 Feb 2006
Last PDS Update 03 Feb 2009

TA 4828-AFG

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
21 Aug 2006 09 Oct 2006 09 Oct 2006 31 Dec 2007 30 Nov 2008 -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
2,700,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 2,700,000.00 21 Aug 2006 2,068,084.44
Title Document Type Document Date
Preparing the Road Rehabilitation and Capacity Building Cluster Technical Assistance Reports Jul 2006

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