India: Advanced Project Preparedness for Poverty Reduction - Capacity Development for Jharkhand State Roads Sector (Subproject 11)

Sovereign Project | 43166-102

Summary

The Jharkhand State Roads Project (JSRP) will rehabilitate and improve a 311 kilometer (km) state road from Govindpur to Sahebganj (via Jamtara, Dumka, and Barhet) to a two-lane standard. JSRP will also enhance the project management skills of the officials of the Road Construction Department (RCD) of the state government of Jharkhand (GOJH) through involvement in activities that are central to project management, such as project design, implementation planning, procurement, land acquisition, resettlement and rehabilitation, environmental management, utility shifting, contract management, and financial management.

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Project Name Advanced Project Preparedness for Poverty Reduction - Capacity Development for Jharkhand State Roads Sector (Subproject 11)
Project Number 43166-102
Country India
Project Status Closed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Governance and capacity development
Sector / Subsector Transport - Road transport (non-urban) - Transport policies and institutional development
Water and other urban infrastructure and services - Urban solid waste management - Urban water supply
Gender Equity and Mainstreaming
Description

The Jharkhand State Roads Project (JSRP) will rehabilitate and improve a 311 kilometer (km) state road from Govindpur to Sahebganj (via Jamtara, Dumka, and Barhet) to a two-lane standard. JSRP will also enhance the project management skills of the officials of the Road Construction Department (RCD) of the state government of Jharkhand (GOJH) through involvement in activities that are central to project management, such as project design, implementation planning, procurement, land acquisition, resettlement and rehabilitation, environmental management, utility shifting, contract management, and financial management.

To further strengthen RCD's project management capacity for better performance of Jharkhand's road sector, a technical assistance (TA) for capacity development of Jharkhand state road sector has been developed in the amount of $1,100,000, which is included in a TA cluster for Advanced Project Preparedness for Poverty Reduction in India, financed by the Government of the United Kingdom.

Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy The C-TA subproject will assist RCD in (i) improving its business procedure for project management and asset management; (ii) adopting best practices and tools for project planning, design, road asset management, and road safety; and (iii) enhancing its staff's skills through dedicated, structured training in these aspects. The scope of the C-TA subproject will also include assistance in establishing Jharkhand's state engineering academy, which will serve as the vehicle to implement various reform initiatives in a sustainable manner. It will also provide assistance to RCD in determining the types and specifications of the equipment and facilities to be procured under the JSRP for strengthening RCD's quality assurance function.
Impact Improved surface-transport accessibility in the state of Jharkhand.
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome Improved mobility and accessibility in the project area.
Progress Toward Outcome
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs

1. Rehabilitated and improved state roads

2. Systems for improved project management

Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)
Geographical Location
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design
During Project Implementation
Business Opportunities
Consulting Services

The focus of the TA is to assist RCD in (i) improving its business procedure for project management and asset management; (ii) adopting best practices and tools for project planning, design, road asset management, and road safety; and (iii) enhancing its staff's skills through dedicated, structured training on these issues. The scope of the TA will also include assistance in establishing Jharkhand's state engineering academy, which will serve as the vehicle to implement various reform initiatives in a sustainable manner. To provide the envisaged assistance, consultants will be engaged by the Asian Development Bank (ADB) under the TA.

Scope of Services

1. Study on RCD institutions and operational procedures.

2. Develop and recommend RCD institutional and operational improvement measures

3. Draft acts, rules, codes and regulations to implement improvement measures

4. Conduct training needs assessment and development of structured training programs

5. Conduct feasibility study on state engineering academy

6. Design and conduct training for effective TA implementation

The TA will be implemented from June 2011 to June 2012 for 12 months. The TA will require a total of 30 person-month international consulting inputs, and a total of 10 person-month national consulting inputs. The international consulting inputs will be by (i) an institutional development specialist with knowledge and experience in institutional strengthening and organization reforms in the road sector, (10 person-months), (ii) a road asset management specialist (6 person-months), (iii) a contract procurement and administration specialist with knowledge and experience in civil works contracting and quality assurance systems (5 months), (iv) a human resource management specialist with experience in training needs assessment and formulating and implementing training programs for public-sector institutions (5 person-months), (v) a legal specialist with experience in dealing with rules and regulations in public-sector institutions (3 person-months), and (vi) a financial specialist with experiencing in developing financing models for public-sector service institutions (1 person-months). The national consulting inputs will be by (i) a maintenance engineer (4 person-months), (ii) a financial management specialist (3 person-months), and (iii) an IT specialist (3 person-months)

The consultants submit reports and other deliverables as specified below to RCD and ADB. The reports shall be available both in printed copies and in electronic copies.

The consultants will design and conduct a series of seminars and workshops in Ranchi to disseminate the findings from their tasks. All draft reports should be presented at such seminars and workshops.

Responsible ADB Officer Witoon Tawisook
Responsible ADB Department South Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Transport and Communications Division, SARD
Executing Agencies
Department of Economic AffairsMinistry of Finance
North Block
New Delhi-110001, India
Timetable
Concept Clearance 11 May 2009
Fact Finding 21 Nov 2008 to 21 Nov 2008
MRM -
Approval 16 Dec 2010
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 16 Jun 2009

TA 7761-IND

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
16 Dec 2010 01 Apr 2011 01 Apr 2011 30 Jun 2012 30 Jun 2013 -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
0.00 0.00 275,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 275,000.00 16 Dec 2010 901,713.99

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