Sri Lanka: Eastern and North Central Provincial Road Project (formerly Road Network Project [Provincial Roads])

Sovereign Project | 39619-013 Status: Approved

Summary

ADB is helping Sri Lanka upgrade 370 kilometers of roads to revitalize the Eastern and North Central Provinces. The project will also improve or replace bridges, drainage, and culverts; boost the capacity of provincial agencies managing and maintaining roads; and support the central government's move to devolve these responsibilities to the local level.

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Project Name Eastern and North Central Provincial Road Project (formerly Road Network Project [Provincial Roads])
Project Number 39619-013
Country Sri Lanka
Project Status Approved
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Loan
Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
Loan 2546-SRI: Eastern and North Central Provincial Road Project (formerly Road Network Project [Provincial Roads])
Asian Development Fund US$ 70.00 million
TA 7347-SRI: Capacity Development of the Provincial Road Agencies
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 800,000.00
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
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

The Eastern and North Central Provincial Road Project (the Project) will rehabilitate about 370 kilometers (km) of provincial roads in Eastern Province and North Central Province (NCP). Pavement will be strengthened, and bridges, drainage, and culverts will be improved or replaced as necessary. Consulting

services will be provided to support project implementation, strengthening the project management capability of the Eastern Provincial Road Development Department (EPRDD) and North Central Provincial Road Development Authority (NCPRDA). Overall road sector management capacity in both provinces will be enhanced by (i) modernizing the EPRDD office, and (ii) improving the capacity of EPRDD and NCPRDA to manage road assets.

Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy Those who live in eastern Sri Lanka have especially suffered from the consequences of the country's prolonged conflict. With the holding of elections in the Eastern Province, and the constitution of the Provincial Council, the Government of Sri Lanka has focused on Eastern Province's development (and that of adjacent provinces) within the framework of devolution introduced by the 13th amendment to the Constitution. The Project will support the Government's objective by improving provincial roads and strengthening and enhancing capacity of devolved structures of provincial road institutions in Eastern Province and adjacent NCP. The Project will improve connectivity in the provinces transport networks. Improved roads in conjunction with a range of other carefully coordinated measures proposed in the country partnership strategy (CPS) and designed to strengthen administrative and absorptive capacity in poorer regions will contribute to poverty reduction. By improving connectivity to neglected areas, the Project will support socially inclusive development. Therefore, it will contribute to reducing regional disparities in Sri Lanka, the Project is in line with the CPS. The institutional capacities of EPRDD and NCPRDA must be strengthened, particularly in planning, programming, and contract administration. The Project will also help strengthen their institutional capacity in road asset management.
Impact Improved transport system in Sri Lanka
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome

(1) Improved road network in Eastern and North Central Provinces

(2) Improved institutional capacity at provincial level

Progress Toward Outcome

(1) Improved road network in Eastern and North Central Provinces - all the civil work contracts have been completed

(2) Improved institutional capacity at provincial level - Completed (under TA 7347)

Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs

Provincial roads are rehabilitated and improved, and selected bridge links are rehabilitated and replaced.

EPRDD and NCPRDA project management capability is enhanced.

EPRDD's office facilities are improved.

Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)

completed

completed

Completed

Geographical Location Eastern and North Central Provinces
Safeguard Categories
Environment B
Involuntary Resettlement B
Indigenous Peoples C
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
Environmental Aspects No adverse issues are identified. Environmental Management Plans (EMPs) for all contracts are being implemented. PICs are monitored the implementation of EMPs. Details of progress are monthly reported
Involuntary Resettlement Roads are improved within existing right of way ( within existing road corridor) and no land acquisition required. Grievance redress committees are functioning to address issues related to ongoing construction activities, like drainage issues, access to properties, etc.
Indigenous Peoples N/A
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design Completed
During Project Implementation Completed
Business Opportunities
Consulting Services Consultants were recruited in line with the ADB's Guidelines on the Use of Consultants. PICs were selected using quality cost-based selection procedure. PRDD and PRDA hired a separate consulting team as the Project Implementation Consultant (PIC), which have assumed the role of the "Engineer" for the civil works Contracts. The PIC teams for both PRDD and PRDA mobilized on 1 January 2010.
Procurement All procurement to be financed under the proposed ADB loancarried out in accordance with ADB's Procurement Guidelines. National competitive bidding is used for all civil works contracts and for supply contracts estimated at $100,000 to $1.0 million. Shopping is used for supply contracts worth less than $100,000. Advance contracting was used with the Government's understanding that such actions do not commit ADB to approve the Project.
Responsible ADB Officer Aruna Nanayakkara
Responsible ADB Department South Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Sri Lanka Resident Mission
Executing Agencies
Ministry of Prov'l Councils & Regional Development
Mr. Eric Illayapparachchi
No. 330, Union Place, Colombo-2, Sri Lanka
Timetable
Concept Clearance 29 Jan 2009
Fact Finding 19 Feb 2009 to 05 Mar 2009
MRM 15 Apr 2009
Approval 16 Sep 2009
Last Review Mission -
PDS Creation Date 17 Feb 2009
Last PDS Update 03 Sep 2015

Loan 2546-SRI

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
16 Sep 2009 22 Oct 2009 13 Nov 2009 30 Jun 2014 30 Sep 2014 -
Financing Plan Loan Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 78.15 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 70.00 16 Sep 2009 66.10 0.00 95%
Counterpart 8.15 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 16 Sep 2009 65.33 0.00 94%
Status of Covenants
Category Sector Safeguards Social Financial Economic Others
Rating Satisfactory - - - - -

TA 7347-SRI

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
16 Sep 2009 13 Oct 2009 13 Oct 2009 29 Feb 2012 28 Feb 2013 -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
800,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 800,000.00 16 Sep 2009 611,683.17
Status of Covenants
Category Sector Safeguards Social Financial Economic Others
Rating Satisfactory - - - - -

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