Afghanistan: MFF - Road Network Development Investment Program (Facility Concept)

Sovereign Project | 42095-012

Summary

The Program will comprise separate sequential projects between 2008 and 2018, with one or more physical and non-physical components. These components will include: (i) feasibility studies and designs; (ii) infrastructure improvements; (iii) ancillary and emergency infrastructure works; (iv) infrastructure maintenance; and (v) human resource development and institutional reform.

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Project Name MFF - Road Network Development Investment Program (Facility Concept)
Project Number 42095-012
Country Afghanistan
Project Status Approved
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Grant
Source of Funding / Amount
Grant 0025-AFG: MFF - Road Network Development Investment Program (Facility Concept)
Asian Development Fund US$ 400.00 million
Grant: MFF - Road Network Development Investment Program (Facility Concept)
Afghanistan Infrastructure Trust Fund US$ 30.00 million
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change
Sector / Subsector Transport - Road transport (non-urban)
Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Some gender elements
Description The Program will comprise separate sequential projects between 2008 and 2018, with one or more physical and non-physical components. These components will include: (i) feasibility studies and designs; (ii) infrastructure improvements; (iii) ancillary and emergency infrastructure works; (iv) infrastructure maintenance; and (v) human resource development and institutional reform.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy Afghanistan's reconstruction and development need investments in many areas. Roads are one of these. Poor connectivity hampers investment, trade, people's mobility, and ultimately job creation. This affects the cost of doing business, but also prevents Afghanistan from becoming an attractive transit option for Central Asian trade. Lack of enough and well maintained roads leaves rural areas isolated. This has a negative impact on growth and prospects for social inclusiveness, peace, and stability. Everyone is affected: manufacturers, public and private sector service providers, farmers, truckers, wholesalers, retailers, women, and children. The MFF makes sense. One of its merits is to build not only new assets and maintain existing ones, but also to work on the institutional front.
Impact Reduced economic disparity among provinces.
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome Increased efficiency of goods and passenger transport
Progress Toward Outcome Construction works are ongoing and outcome will be be assessed upon completion of the road projects.
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs The Program will comprise separate sequential Projects between 2008 and 2013, with one or more physical and non-physical components. These components will include: (i) feasibility studies and designs; (ii) infrstructure improvements; (iii) ancillary and emergency infrastructure works; (iv) infrstructure maintenance; and (v) human resource development and institutional reform.
Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues) Coordination between MPW, MoF, the Contractor and the Engineer are being conducted to assess progress, discuss issues, and update plan of action.
Geographical Location Country-wide in Afghanistan
Safeguard Categories
Environment B
Involuntary Resettlement C
Indigenous Peoples C
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design ADB, USAID, and the World Bank together have financed more than 75% of the cost of improving the economically and strategically vital ring road in Afghanistan. To ensure that future development efforts in the road sector are aimed at a common goal, ADB has consulted USAID and the World Bank while preparing the MFF. Likewise, ADB has met with people of villages adjacent to the roads being constructed, road users and road builders to ascertain the immediate impacts, both positive and negative. These meetings revealed that the positive impacts far outweigh the negatives.
During Project Implementation The Ministry of Public Works (MPW) will ensure that the Investment Program is implemented with active participation of all national stakeholders, using participatory practices. Consultation will continue throughout the Investment Program implementation. MPW, through regular field visits and the use of specialists, will implement each tranche.
Business Opportunities
Consulting Services Consulting services for supervision of works, capacity development, institutional reform and project management will be procured according to ADB's Guidelines on the Use of Consultants (March 2013, as amended from time to time) using the quality and cost based selection.
Procurement Works in a Project include: (i) construction, rehabilitation, and repair of roads or road-related infrastructure; and/or (ii) performance-based maintenance of roads for up to five years using international competitive bidding or national competitive bidding according to ADB's Procurement Guidelines (March 2013, as amended from time to time). Equipment costing up to $100,000 will be procured using shopping procedures acceptable to ADB.
Responsible ADB Officer David Hill
Responsible ADB Department Central and West Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Transport and Communications Division, CWRD
Executing Agencies
Ministry of Public WorksAbdul Qudus Hamidi1st Macrorayan Kabul, Afghanistan
Timetable
Concept Clearance 09 Jun 2008
Fact Finding 18 Apr 2008 to 29 Apr 2008
MRM 08 Jul 2008
Approval 28 Nov 2008
Last Review Mission -
PDS Creation Date 05 Sep 2008
Last PDS Update 13 Mar 2015

Grant

Financing Plan Grant Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 30.00 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 0.00 - 0.00 0.00 %
Counterpart 0.00 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 30.00 - 0.00 0.00 %

Grant 0025-AFG

Financing Plan Grant Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 406.64 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 400.00 - 0.00 0.00 %
Counterpart 6.64 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 - 0.00 0.00 %
Title Document Type Document Date
Road Network Development Investment Program Facility Administration Manual Nov 2008
Road Network Development Investment Program Reports and Recommendations of the President Nov 2008
Multitranche Financing Facility for the Road Network Development Investment Program Procurement Plans Nov 2008
Road Network Development Program Design and Monitoring Frameworks Sep 2008

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