Pakistan: National Trade Corridor Highway Investment Program

Sovereign Project | 40075-013

Summary

The program will invest in over 300 km of the NTC network. The improvements in NTC highways will reduce the travel time from Karachi to Peshawar by half and provide faster access to the borders with Afghanistan, the Peoples Republic of China (PRC), and Central Asia.

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Project Name National Trade Corridor Highway Investment Program
Project Number 40075-013
Country Pakistan
Project Status Approved
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Loan
Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
MFF Facility Concept 0016-PAK: National Trade Corridor Highway Investment Program
Ordinary capital resources US$ 890.00 million
Asian Development Fund US$ 10.00 million
TA 7008-PAK: Development of the National Trade Corridor Highway Business Plan
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 500,000.00
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Governance and capacity development
Sector / Subsector

Transport - Road transport (non-urban)

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Some gender elements
Description The program will invest in over 300 km of the NTC network. The improvements in NTC highways will reduce the travel time from Karachi to Peshawar by half and provide faster access to the borders with Afghanistan, the Peoples Republic of China (PRC), and Central Asia.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy

NTCHIP will contribute to the economic growth by developing connectivity assets. This will increase the trade competitiveness and regional cooperation.

Sustainable development of the network will be enhanced through continued policy reform and private sector participation. The investments will lead to better road safety and application of safeguards. NTCHIP will further develop capacity at NHA.

Impact Increased trade growth
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome Efficiency gain for road traffice operation along the National Trade Corridor
Progress Toward Outcome The facility has three tranches: (i) Loan 2400; (ii) Loan 3121; and (iii) Loan 3197. Outcome will be be assessed upon completion of the road projects up to December 2017.
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs

1. Newly constructed and upgraded roads and bridges.

2. NTC Business Plan and Coordinating Body

3. Institutional Capacity Development

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

Loan 2400 is closing in March 2015. Loans 3121 and 3197 were approved in 2014.

For Loan 3121, civil works contracts were signed on 31 December 2014 for 2 packages: Package 1 for 20.4 km from Hassanabdal to Jari Cas and Package 2 for 19.2 km from Jari Cas to Sarai Saleh. Design review and construction supervision consultant contract was signed on 14 January 2015. The commencement letter was issued by the Engineer on 5 March 2015. Both contractors and consultant mobilized their teams and started their works.

Procurement for Loan 3197 are ongoing.

Geographical Location Highway sections in the National Trade Corridor
Safeguard Categories
Environment A
Involuntary Resettlement A
Indigenous Peoples A
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
Environmental Aspects No issue.
Involuntary Resettlement Majority of LARP compensation for Tranche 1 has been paid.
Indigenous Peoples No issue.
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design Participation, consultation, and information dissemination were incorporated at several levels during the planning of tranche 1 projects while (i) validating principles on which entitlements for compensation and compensation levels specified in the entitlement matrix for the project are based; (ii) forming committees of people affected; and (iii) 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 implementation 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) consultations with displaced people and host communities on relocation options if relocation is necessary; (iii) the Land Acquisition and Resettlement Coordinating Committee (which will include representatives from affected people and NHA and will serve as a liaison with the project for compensation matters, technical design, and construction issues and will participate in any grievance redress); and (iv) monitoring and evaluation during implementation of the

resettlement plan.

Business Opportunities
Consulting Services Consulting services will be required for, among others, (i) construction supervision, (ii) project management support, (iii) institutional strengthening, and (iv) NTC Highway Business Plan. Consultants will be selected and engaged in accordance with ADB's Guidelines on the Use of Consultants. Consulting firms will be selected through international competition using the quality- and cost-based selection. Individual consultants may be recruited for specific assignments in accordance with ADB's Guidelines on the Use of Consultants and/or government procedures acceptable to ADB. It is envisioned that because of the continuation of a number of tasks during implementation, single-source selection may be used for certain assignments with the prior approval of ADB.
Procurement Procurement to be financed under NTCHIP will carried out in accordance with ADB's Procurement Guidelines. International competitive bidding (ICB) will be used for for supply contracts estimated to cost the equivalent of $1 million or more. ICB will be used for civil works contracts estimated to cost the equivalent of $5 million or more.
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. Altaf Ahmad ChaudryNational Highway Authority Ministry of Communications Government of Pakistan 27- Muave Area, G-9/1 Islamabad
Timetable
Concept Clearance 02 Mar 2007
Fact Finding 13 Mar 2007 to 31 Mar 2007
MRM 27 Jun 2007
Approval 10 Dec 2007
Last Review Mission -
PDS Creation Date 01 Mar 2006
Last PDS Update 18 Mar 2015

MFF Facility Concept 0016-PAK

Financing Plan Loan Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 900.15 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 900.00 - 0.00 0.00 %
Counterpart 0.15 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 - 0.00 0.00 %

TA 7008-PAK

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
10 Dec 2007 01 Feb 2008 01 Feb 2008 31 Jan 2009 31 Jan 2010 -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
500,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 500,000.00 10 Dec 2007 441,166.20

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