Pakistan: Multitranche Financing Facility-National Highway Development Sector Investment Program

Sovereign Project | 37559-013

Summary

The proposed Project is designed to achieve three specific objectives: (i) improve road sector efficiency on the main transport corridors in Pakistan, (ii) support regional cooperation by removing or relaxing physical, institutional and other barriers to improved transportation and increased trade; and (iii) institutional capacity building of NHA.

Project Location:

(1) National Highway Improvement/Rehabilitation:

N-25, Hub - Uthal, Balochistan;

N-70, Multan - Muzaffargarh, Punjab;

N-50, Khanozai - Mughal Kot, Balochistan-NWFP;

N-35, Hasan Abdal - Manshera, NWFP;

N-65, Sukkur - Jacobabad, Sindh;

N-80, Tarnol - Jand, Punjab;

N-70, Qila Saifullah -Wiagum Rud, Balochistan;

(2) Institutional Strengthening:

National Highway Authority, Islamabad.

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Project Name Multitranche Financing Facility-National Highway Development Sector Investment Program
Project Number 37559-013
Country Pakistan
Project Status Approved
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Loan
Source of Funding / Amount
MFF Facility Concept 0002-PAK: Multitranche Financing Facility-National Highway Development Sector Investment Program
Ordinary capital resources US$ 770.00 million
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
Regional integration
Drivers of Change
Sector / Subsector Transport - Road transport (non-urban)
Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Some gender elements
Description

The proposed Project is designed to achieve three specific objectives: (i) improve road sector efficiency on the main transport corridors in Pakistan, (ii) support regional cooperation by removing or relaxing physical, institutional and other barriers to improved transportation and increased trade; and (iii) institutional capacity building of NHA.

Project Location:

(1) National Highway Improvement/Rehabilitation:

N-25, Hub - Uthal, Balochistan;

N-70, Multan - Muzaffargarh, Punjab;

N-50, Khanozai - Mughal Kot, Balochistan-NWFP;

N-35, Hasan Abdal - Manshera, NWFP;

N-65, Sukkur - Jacobabad, Sindh;

N-80, Tarnol - Jand, Punjab;

N-70, Qila Saifullah -Wiagum Rud, Balochistan;

(2) Institutional Strengthening:

National Highway Authority, Islamabad.

Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy Efficient transport systems and networks contribute to economic growth and prosperity. Investment and noninvestment interventions in this network ultimately help tackle poverty. This approach and prioritization is embodied in the Country Strategy Program (CSP), the platform for ADB operations (public and private). The package of assistance from ADB targets institutional and capacity building. The latter is important in terms of defining and executing policy reform, but also better strategic thinking for the sector and planning, and oversight over the maintenance and upkeep of the new assets created out of the Investment Program. The support envisaged will also ensure a competitive or level playing field for the procurement and provision of goods, civil works and related services. Institutional reforms will enable NHA perform its strategic planning and management role, while setting the scene for the involvement of the private sector. The latter will be invited to take part in strategic parts of the network both as an investor and operator. The investment in the highway network will respond to increasing traffic and address poor road conditions in various parts of the country.
Impact Improved and sustainable economic growth
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome

1. National Highway Network: Improve road sector efficiency on the main transport corridors in Pakistan.

2. Institutional capacity building of NHA

Progress Toward Outcome The outcome will be be assessed in preparing the facility completion report in early 2016. The road projects under the two loans of this Facility have been completed.
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs

National Highway road network infrastructure and operations improved.

National Highway Authority Institutional Strengthening

Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues) The road projects under the two loans of this Facility have been completed. Project and facility completion report are under preparation.
Geographical Location Nat. Highway Improvement/Rehabilitation: Hub-Uthal, Balochistan; Multan-Muzaffargarh, Punjab; Khanozai-Mughal Kot, Balochistan-NWFP; Hasan Abdal-Manshera, NWFP; Sukkur-Jacobabad, Sindh; Tarnol-Jand, Punjab; Qila Saifullah-Wiagum Rud, Balochistan.
Safeguard Categories
Environment A
Involuntary Resettlement A
Indigenous Peoples C
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design Participation, consultation, and information dissemination were incorporated at several levels during planning of the three sample subprojects while (i) conducting poverty and social assessments in communities of proposed road catchments and in the immediate corridor of impact; (ii) validating principles on which entitlements for compensation and compensation levels specified in the entitlement matrix for the project are based; (iii) forming committees of people affected during the census surveys; and (iv) minimizing adverse impacts, exploring alternate alignments, and restricting design to adjust to available space.
During Project Implementation The National Highway Authority (NHA) will ensure that essential participation focuses will be adhered to during implementation that will involve local groups in (i) preparing final compensation listings and individual claim files and in the payment of compensation for acquired land and loss of assets and livelihood; (ii) consultation with displaced APs and host communities on relocation options, if relocation is necessary; (iii) AP's and Citizens Liaison Committees (ACLC) that will also include representatives from NHA and serve as liaison with the Project for compensation matters, technical design and construction issues and participate in any grievance redress; and (iv) the M&E process during implementation of the Resettlement Plan.
Business Opportunities
Consulting Services All consultants were 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 NHA in (i) project management, (ii) construction supervision, (iii) policy reform and institutional strengthening of NHA. International consulting firms in association with domestic firms will be recruited in about 5 contract packages. An estimated 408 person-month of international and 5,243 person-month of domestic consulting inputs will be required. Domestic specialists for resettlement and environmental monitoring will be engaged individually. About 72 person-month consulting inputs will be required.
Procurement All civil works contracts were procured in accordance with ADB's Guidelines for Procurement following international competitive bidding procedures. Civil works contracts with estimated value from $24 million to $92 million executed in three phases, each with 24-36 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 ADB Officer Dong-Soo Pyo
Responsible ADB Department Central and West Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Transport and Communications Division, CWRD
Executing Agencies
National Highway AuthorityMr. Abdul Latiff, Member (Planning)alatiff@nha.gov.pkRoom No. 110, 1st Floor,
NC Building, Sector G-9/1
Islamabad, Pakistan
Timetable
Concept Clearance 28 Feb 2005
Fact Finding 19 May 2005 to 06 Jun 2005
MRM 19 Jul 2005
Approval 13 Dec 2005
Last Review Mission -
PDS Creation Date 26 Aug 2009
Last PDS Update 18 Mar 2015

MFF Facility Concept 0002-PAK

Financing Plan Loan Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 963.80 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 770.00 - 0.00 0.00 %
Counterpart 193.80 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 - 0.00 0.00 %

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