Bhutan: Road Network Project II

Sovereign Project | 39225-022 Status: Active

Summary

ADB is helping Bhutan improve the road network in its southern region. The project will upgrade or construct critical sections (about 180 kilometers) of the southern East-West Highway. This is expected to improve transport efficiency and safety in the region.

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Procurement Notices See also: Operational Procurement

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Procurement Documents

Title Date
Road Network Project II Mar 2014

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Project Name Road Network Project II
Project Number 39225-022
Country Bhutan
Project Status Active
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Grant
Source of Funding / Amount
Grant 0174-BHU: Road Network Project II
Asian Development Fund US$ 38.76 million
TA 7374-BHU: Road Network Project II
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 400,000.00
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
Regional integration
Drivers of Change Governance and capacity development
Sector / Subsector

Transport - Road transport (non-urban) - Transport policies and institutional development

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Some gender elements
Description
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy
Impact

Project Outcome

Description of Outcome
Progress Toward Outcome Physical works have been completed for all 5 national highways and 2 feeder roads.
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs
Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues) Physical works have been completed for all 5 national highways and 2 feeder roads.
Geographical Location Southern areas of Bhutan

Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects

Environmental Aspects The Project has been classified as category A under ADB's Environment Policy (2002) as some of the road segments fall inside environmentally sensitive areas. Most of the impacts are short term, reversible and confined to the construction stage of the Project. Most of the impacts can be minimized and addressed through mitigation measures that have been included in the engineering design and the EMP, which follows the principles of environmentally friendly road construction advocated by the Dept. of Roads. Hence, all neessary mitigation costs have already been included in the engineering works. Both the EMP and the engineering costs were further updated after the detailed design studies were carried out and the updated EMPs were approved by ADB in July 2011. Environmental Clearances for all contract packages have been received by ADB. The first annal external monitoring was carried out in October 2012.
Involuntary Resettlement The updated resettlement plans have been uploaded to the ADB website in May 2011. Proof of compensation for some of the contracts have been approved by ADB before civil works commencement of relevant sections.
Indigenous Peoples No impact on indigenous people is envisaged.
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design Group discussions were undertaken with different stakeholders.
During Project Implementation Continuous consultation with different stakeholders.

Business Opportunities

Consulting Services Two international consulting firms were recruited for (i) detailed design and procurement assistance and (ii) construction supervision of civil works under the Project.
Procurement The civil works contracts are being undertaken in 10 contract packages ranging between $2.4 million - $8.5 million. All these contracts have been procured through international competitive bidding procedures with domestic margin of preference. ADB standard bidding documents with postqualification under the two-envelope system were adopted. The NCB Annex drafted by COSO has been agreed.

Responsible Staff

Responsible ADB Officer Guenter Hoelscher
Responsible ADB Department South Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Transport and Communications Division, SARD
Executing Agencies
Department of Roads
Mr. Tenzin Jamstho
tenzinj2006@yahoo.com
Department of Roads, Thimphu Bhutan

Timetable

Concept Clearance -
Fact Finding -
MRM -
Approval -
Last Review Mission -
PDS Creation Date 18 Jan 2010
Last PDS Update 09 Mar 2016

Grant 0174-BHU

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
10 Nov 2009 14 Dec 2009 19 Jan 2010 30 Jun 2015 30 Jun 2016 -
Financing Plan Grant Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 38.76 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 38.76 10 Nov 2009 38.76 0.00 100%
Counterpart 0.00 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 10 Nov 2009 38.76 0.00 100%
Status of Covenants
Category Sector Safeguards Social Financial Economic Others
Rating - - - - - Satisfactory

TA 7374-BHU

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
10 Nov 2009 27 Jan 2010 27 Jan 2010 31 Jul 2010 30 Dec 2011 -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
400,000.00 0.00 100,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 500,000.00 10 Nov 2009 388,739.31
Title Document Type Document Date
Road Network Project II Procurement Plans Mar 2014
Road Network Project II Project/Program Administration Manual Jan 2010
Grant Agreement (Special Operations) for Road Network Project II between Kingdom of Bhutan and Asian Development Bank dated 14 December 2009 Grant Agreement Dec 2009
Road Network Project II Reports and Recommendations of the President Oct 2009
Road Network Project II Design and Monitoring Frameworks Aug 2009

Safeguard Documents See also: Safeguards

Safeguard documents provided at the time of project/facility approval may also be found in the list of linked documents provided with the Report and Recommendation of the President.

Title Document Type Document Date
Road Network Project II: Environmental Monitoring Report (March–August 2015) Environmental Monitoring Reports Dec 2015
Road Network Project II: Environmental Monitoring Report (September 2014-February 2015) Environmental Monitoring Reports Nov 2015
Road Network Project II: Environmental Monitoring Report (March-August 2015) Environmental Monitoring Reports Aug 2015
Road Network Project II: Social Monitoring Report (January 2015) Social Monitoring Reports Jan 2015
Road Network Project II: Environmental Monitoring Report (March - September 2014) Environmental Monitoring Reports Sep 2014
Road Network Project II: Environmental Monitoring Report (September 2013 - March 2014) Environmental Monitoring Reports Mar 2014
Road Network Project II: Social Monitoring Report (September 2013) Social Monitoring Reports Sep 2013
Road Network Project II: Environmental Monitoring Report (March-September 2013) Environmental Monitoring Reports Sep 2013
Road Network Project II: Environmental Monitoring Report (September 2012 - March 2013) Environmental Monitoring Reports Jul 2013
Road Network Project II: Environmental Monitoring Report (April-September 2012) Environmental Monitoring Reports Sep 2012
Road Network Project II: First Semiannual Report (2011) Environmental Monitoring Reports Mar 2012
Road Network Project II: Panbang-Amshingwoong (Ngangalam) Section Resettlement Plans May 2011
Road Network Project II: Panbang-Amshingwoong (Ngangalam) Section (Draft) Resettlement Plans Jul 2009

Evaluation Documents See also: Independent Evaluation

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Related Publications

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