Pakistan: National Trade Corridor Highway Investment Program - Tranche 1

Sovereign Project | 40075-023

Summary

The National Trade Corridor Highway Investment Program (NTCHIP) aims to assist the Government of Pakistan in the implementation of its flagship initiative approved by the Government in 2005. The objective of NTCHIP is to develop and improve road connectivity along the main north-south national highway corridor that will support the national trade corridor (NTC). Road sector efficiencies will be linked to policy reforms and action as identified and endorsed by the Government's reform agenda on NTC.

The Project will construct a four-lane highway from Faisalabad to Gojra (Section 1 of the Faisalabad-Khanewal Highway), including full-depth asphalt pavement, bridges, flyovers, underpasses, and interchanges.

Consulting services for construction supervision of the National Trade Corridor Highway are required to assist the National Highway Authority (NHA) in implementing the proposed improvements and construction.

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Project Name National Trade Corridor Highway Investment Program - Tranche 1
Project Number 40075-023
Country Pakistan
Project Status Approved
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Loan
Source of Funding / Amount
Loan 2400-PAK: National Trade Corridor Highway Investment Program - Project I
Ordinary capital resources US$ 170.00 million
Loan 2401-PAK: National Trade Corridor Highway Investment Program - Project I
Asian Development Fund US$ 10.00 million
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 No gender elements
Description

The National Trade Corridor Highway Investment Program (NTCHIP) aims to assist the Government of Pakistan in the implementation of its flagship initiative approved by the Government in 2005. The objective of NTCHIP is to develop and improve road connectivity along the main north-south national highway corridor that will support the national trade corridor (NTC). Road sector efficiencies will be linked to policy reforms and action as identified and endorsed by the Government's reform agenda on NTC.

The Project will construct a four-lane highway from Faisalabad to Gojra (Section 1 of the Faisalabad-Khanewal Highway), including full-depth asphalt pavement, bridges, flyovers, underpasses, and interchanges.

Consulting services for construction supervision of the National Trade Corridor Highway are required to assist the National Highway Authority (NHA) in implementing the proposed improvements and construction.

Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy The Project will contribute to increased trade growth to enhance efficiency gains through the national trade corridor (NTC) highway network.
Impact Increased economic growth in Punjab Province.
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome Efficiency gain for road traffic operation along Faisalabad-Gojra.
Progress Toward Outcome Project has been completed and opened to traffic on 16 March 2015. Efficiency gain for road traffic operations will be accessed later on.
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs

60-km motorway between Faisalabad and Gojra constructed and operational.

NTC Highway Business Plan endorsed by the Government

Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues) Project has been completed and opened to traffic on 16 March 2015.
Geographical Location Faisalabad - Gojra Punjab
Safeguard Categories
Environment A
Involuntary Resettlement A
Indigenous Peoples A
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
Environmental Aspects No issue.
Involuntary Resettlement

(i) Approval and implementation of LARPs for 3 interchanges have been delayed because of the land price issues. The land price issues were resolved in December 2013 by NHA's modifying the land prices according to an independent land valuation. In February 2014, ADB approved the revised Land Acquisition and Resettlement Plans.

(ii) Based on NHA's status report on the implementation of the Land Acquisition and Resettlement Plan, ADB issued the notice to proceed for the interchanges in March 2014. It was understood that some APs had not been paid because of fully explanable reasons and that NHA would continue to endeavor to locate APs and settle unpaid compensations. NHA mobilized an external monitoring agency (EMA) to prepare an external monitoring report on the implementation of land acquisition and resettlement plans. EMA's report has been approved by ADB and disclosed on ADB website.

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. 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 (LARCC) that 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.

During Project Implementation Follow-up participation, consultation, and information dissemination is being done during project implementation.
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Consulting Services

Services will be provided for construction supervision by an international consulting firm in association with a domestic consulting firm to be selected by NHA according to ADB's Guidelines on the Use of Consultants.

For project management support and institutional strengthening, consultants will be selected and engaged in accordance with ADB's Guidelines on Use of Consultants. Individual consultants may be recruited for specific assignments in accordance with 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 Project I will be carried out in accordance with ADB's Procurement Guidelines. International competitive bidding (ICB) will be used for supply contracts estimated to cost the equivalent of $1 million or more, and civil works contracts estimated to cost the equivalent of $5 million or more. Project 1 covers the roads from Faisalabad to Gojra section of the 184-km Faisalabad-Khanewal Expressway (E4).
Responsible ADB Officer Zaigham Ali Akbar Naqvi
Responsible ADB Department Central and West Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Pakistan Resident Mission
Executing Agencies
National Highway AuthorityMr. Altaf Ahmad ChaudryNational Highway Authority, Islamabad
Timetable
Concept Clearance 28 Feb 2007
Fact Finding 13 Mar 2007 to 31 Mar 2007
MRM 20 Apr 2007
Approval 17 Dec 2007
Last Review Mission -
PDS Creation Date 15 Jan 2008
Last PDS Update 27 Mar 2015

Loan 2400-PAK

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
17 Dec 2007 03 Dec 2008 22 Dec 2008 30 Jun 2014 31 Mar 2015 -
Financing Plan Loan Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 200.00 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 170.00 17 Dec 2007 141.57 0.00 97%
Counterpart 30.00 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 17 Dec 2007 126.44 0.00 87%

Loan 2401-PAK

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
17 Dec 2007 03 Dec 2008 22 Dec 2008 30 Jun 2014 - 20 Jan 2011
Financing Plan Loan Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 10.00 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 10.00 17 Dec 2007 0.00 0.00 0%
Counterpart 0.00 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 17 Dec 2007 0.00 0.00 0%

Safeguard Documents

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Title Document Type Document Date
National Trade Corridor Highway Investment Program – Tranche 1: Faisalabad–Gojra Section (58.2 Km) Environmental Monitoring Report (July-December 2014) Environmental Monitoring Reports Jan 2015
National Trade Corridor Highway Investment Program – Tranche 1: Faisalabad–Gojra Section (58.2 Km): Environmental Monitoring Report (January-June 2014) Environmental Monitoring Reports Jul 2014
National Trade Corridor Highway Investment Program – Tranche 1: Faisalabad–Gojra Section: Social Monitoring Report (July 2014) Social Monitoring Reports Jul 2014
National Trade Corridor Highway Investment Program - Tranche 1: Faisalabad-Khanewal Motorway Project (M-4) - Faisalabad-Gojra Section Resettlement Plans Feb 2014
National Trade Corridor Highway Investment Program – Tranche 1: Faisalabad–Gojra Section (58.2 Km): Environmental Monitoring Report (July-December 2013) Environmental Monitoring Reports Dec 2013
National Trade Corridor Highway Investment Program - Tranche 1: Faisalabad-Khanewal Motorway Project Safeguards Due Diligence Reports Nov 2013
National Trade Corridor Highway Investment Program - Tranche 1: Implementation of Land Acquisition and Resettlement Plan of M4 Section 1 Social Monitoring Reports Oct 2013
National Trade Corridor Highway Investment Program – Tranche 1: Faisalabad–Gojra Section (58.2 Km): Environmental Monitoring Report (January-June 2013) Environmental Monitoring Reports Aug 2013
National Trade Corridor Highway Investment Program - Tranche 1: Sixth External Monitoring and Evaluation Report of Motorway (M-4) Section - I (March-December 2012) Social Monitoring Reports Jul 2013
National Trade Corridor Highway Investment Program – Tranche 1: Faisalabad–Gojra Section (58.2 Km): Environmental Monitoring Report (July-December 2012) Environmental Monitoring Reports Mar 2013
National Trade Corridor Highway Investment Program – Tranche 1: Faisalabad–Gojra Section (58.2 Km): Environmental Monitoring Report (January-June 2012) Environmental Monitoring Reports Mar 2013
National Trade Corridor Highway Investment Program - Tranche 1: Summary Environmental Impact Assessment (E-4: Faisalabad-Khanewal Expressway) Environmental Impact Assessments Jul 2007
National Trade Corridor Highway Investment Program - Tranche 1: Summary Environmental Impact Assessment (M4: Faisalabad-Khanewal Motorway) Summary Environmental Impact Assessments Apr 2007

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