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

Sovereign Project | 42095-012 Status: Active


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Project Name MFF - Road Network Development Investment Program (Facility Concept)
Project Number 42095-012
Country Afghanistan
Project Status Active
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
MFF Facility Concept: 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
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy

Project Outcome

Description of Outcome
Progress Toward Outcome The Government with assistance from the Engineer and ADB has developed a strategy and action plan to resolve issues on project implementation.
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs
Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues) Coordination between MPW, MoF, and ADB are being conducted to discuss and resolve 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.

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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 Staff

Responsible ADB Officer Witoon Tawisook
Responsible ADB Department Central and West Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Transport and Communications Division, CWRD
Executing Agencies
Ministry of Public Works
Abdul Qudus Hamidi
1st Macrorayan Kabul, Afghanistan


Concept Clearance 09 Jun 2008
Fact Finding 18 Apr 2008 to 29 Apr 2008
MRM 08 Jul 2008
Approval -
Last Review Mission -
PDS Creation Date 05 Sep 2008
Last PDS Update 31 Mar 2016

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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