Pakistan: National Trade Corridor Highway Investment Program - Tranche 3

Sovereign Project | 40075-043 Status: Active


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Project Name National Trade Corridor Highway Investment Program - Tranche 3
Project Number 40075-043
Country Pakistan
Project Status Active
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Loan

Source of Funding / Amount
Loan 3197-PAK: National Trade Corridor Highway Investment Program - Tranche 3
Ordinary capital resources US$ 87.80 million
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
Regional integration
Drivers of Change Governance and capacity development
Sector / Subsector

Transport - Road transport (non-urban)

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming No gender elements
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy

Project Outcome

Description of Outcome
Progress Toward Outcome Contractor mobilization is completed and earthwork and safeguards are in progress.
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs
Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)
Geographical Location Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Province

Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects

Environmental Aspects The Project is a new alignment through areas that are sparsely populated, therefore an Environment Category A project; there are no protected areas in the vicinity with no significant or thick vegetation. As required by and ADB's Safeguard Policy Statement (2009) and the EARF for the MFF an EIA was prepared for the entire alignment of E35. Climate change risks and mitigation measures were also considered in the design. The draft EIA was disclosed on 20 March 2012 on both the ADB and NHA websites. Public consultations were conducted with communities along the alignment in 2009 and 2012, respectively; community concerns were addressed through the EIA and incorporated into the Project design.
Involuntary Resettlement The land acquisition and resettlement framework has been updated, endorsed by NHA, cleared by ADB and disclosed on ADB and NHA websites. The LARP was prepared in accordance with the approved updated LARF, the Land Acquisition Act of 1894 and ADB's SPS (2009), and was disclosed to displaced persons and uploaded to the ADB and NHA websites in November 2013. An independent land assessment study is under process for the Project to identify gaps (if any) between valuation by government and ADB replacement cost. The result of the independent valuation will be duly incorporated into the LARP.
Indigenous Peoples No indigenous people are identified in and around the Project corridor.
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design All the affected persons in communities were involved in the project impact and socio-economic survey and assessment. On various occasions during meetings, interviews, focus group discussions, public consultation workshops, and community consultation meetings, local representatives participated in the planning and their concerns have been integrated into the construction design, EIA, and LARP. Before implementation, the village leaders and elders will further discuss and consult with the affected persons to ensure that their interests are protected as per ADB guidelines and the relevant laws of Pakistan. NHA will disclose the LARP locally in the communities, in the local language. The LARP will also be posted on ADB 's website and resettlement information booklets in the local language distributed to affected households prior to tranche approval. The resettlement information booklet contains the resettlement scope, project schedule, compensation rates for land and other assets, relocation and economic rehabilitation' strategies, and grievance redress mechanisms.
During Project Implementation Consultation with national stakeholders will continue during implementation.

Business Opportunities

Consulting Services Not Required.

Construction of Sarai Saleh-Havelian Expressway Section (E35-III), Estimated value US$116.6 million

Procurement of goods, civil works, and services financed from the ADB loan under the project will be done in accordance with ADB's Guidelines for Procurement (2013, as amended from time to time). To ensure competition, international competitive bidding procedures will be adopted.

Responsible Staff

Responsible ADB Officer Pawan Karki
Responsible ADB Department Central and West Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Pakistan Resident Mission
Executing Agencies
National Highway Authority
Room No. 110, 1st Floor,
NC Building, Sector G-9/1
Islamabad, Pakistan


Concept Clearance -
Fact Finding -
Approval -
Last Review Mission -
PDS Creation Date 21 Oct 2009
Last PDS Update 31 Mar 2016

Grant 0435-PAK

Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
31 Jul 2015 01 Sep 2015 08 Oct 2015 17 Dec 2017 - -
Financing Plan Grant Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 0.00 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 0.00 31 Jul 2015 0.00 33.52 86%
Counterpart 0.00 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 31 Jul 2015 0.00 11.67 30%

Loan 3197-PAK

Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
25 Nov 2014 01 Sep 2015 08 Oct 2015 10 Dec 2017 - -
Financing Plan Loan Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 110.80 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 87.80 25 Nov 2014 38.64 0.00 44%
Counterpart 23.00 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 25 Nov 2014 9.92 0.00 11%

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