Afghanistan: Road Network Development Investment Program - Tranche 2

Sovereign Project | 42095-032 Status: Active

Summary

ADB is helping Afghanistan improve its road network, which is the country’s primary transport infrastructure. The program’s second tranche will rehabilitate 90 kilometers of the Qaisar-Bala Murghab section of the Herat-Andkhoy road and construct approximately 143 km of the Bala Murghab-Laman section. The project will also improve communities' access to social services and basic infrastructure.

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Project Name Road Network Development Investment Program - Tranche 2
Project Number 42095-032
Country Afghanistan
Project Status Active
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Grant
Source of Funding / Amount
Grant 0244-AFG: MFF - Road Network Development Investment Program, Tranche 2
Asian Development Fund US$ 310.00 million
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Governance and capacity development
Partnerships
Sector / Subsector

Transport - Road transport (non-urban)

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

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)

Road project experienced delays. Implementation delayed mainly due to security reasons. Coordination between MPW, MoF, and ADB are being conducted to discuss and resolve issues and update plan of action.

The community development components of the project have experienced delays also.

Geographical Location Qaisar-Bala Murghab-Laman

Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects

Environmental Aspects The Project is classified category B. The initial environmental examination (IEE) prepared according to ADB's Environment Policy (2002) and Environmental Assessment Guidelines (2003) found that there will be no major long-term adverse impact on the environment. Short-term impacts are considered insignificant and temporary and will be mitigated through the implementation of an environmental management plan (EMP).
Involuntary Resettlement The Project is being implemented under a design-build contract as envisgaed. The detailed engineering design will be prepared by the civil works contractor. The land acquisition and resettlement plan (LARP) will be updated based on the detailed engineering design. Civil works in the affected areas will commence only after the Land Acquisition and Resettlement Plan (LARP) approved by ADB has been implemented.
Indigenous Peoples Given the multiethnic or multitribal nature of the state in Afghanistan, the project does not affect indigenous peoples and is classified as category C for indigenous peoples.
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design Consultation sessions were conducted with local stakeholders and likely project affects persons through the assistance of provincial governors. The benefits from construction of the road sections to be funded under the project was explained. The consultation sessions were open for all to share and exchange views, ideas and experiences. The main issues discussed were with respect to affected land, prices of land, the process for compensation, and potential employment opportunities for the local people (both skilled and unskilled) resultant of the forthcoming project implementation.
During Project Implementation Consultation will continue throughout implementation of the Project. The EA, through regular field visits and the use of specialists, will implement the Project. Disclosure or relevant information will continue throughout implementation of the Project.

Business Opportunities

Consulting Services The Project will require a total of 1,755 person-months (606 person-months international and 1,149 person-months national) of consulting services. Consultants will be recruited and engaged in accordance with ADB's Guidelines on the Use of Consultants (2010, as amended from time to time). A consulting firm will be selected as PMSC to oversee project implementation, using the quality- and cost-based (90:10 ratios) selection method and full technical proposals. PMSC will carry out the tasks of design review and construction supervision.
Procurement The Project will procure one combined civil works contract for the entire Qaisar-Laman section by selecting a competent contractor with the required resources. The civil works contract will follow international competitive bidding procedures.

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
First Macrorayan
Kabul,
Islamic Republic of Afghanistan

Timetable

Concept Clearance -
Fact Finding -
MRM -
Approval -
Last Review Mission -
PDS Creation Date 03 Sep 2009
Last PDS Update 31 Mar 2016

Grant 0244-AFG

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
21 Dec 2010 18 Jan 2011 12 Sep 2011 31 Dec 2016 - -
Financing Plan Grant Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 316.64 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 310.00 21 Dec 2010 285.73 0.00 92%
Counterpart 6.64 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 21 Dec 2010 89.51 0.00 29%
Status of Covenants
Category Sector Safeguards Social Financial Economic Others
Rating - Satisfactory - - - Satisfactory

Grant 0291-AFG

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
29 May 2012 30 May 2012 31 May 2012 31 Dec 2016 - 25 Sep 2013
Financing Plan Grant Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 0.00 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 0.00 29 May 2012 0.00 30.00 100%
Counterpart 0.00 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 29 May 2012 0.00 30.00 100%
Status of Covenants
Category Sector Safeguards Social Financial Economic Others
Rating - Satisfactory - - - Satisfactory

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