Papua New Guinea: Bridge Replacement for Improved Rural Access Project

Sovereign Project | 43200-012

Summary

The TA will (i) assess the scope of the project; (ii) identify criterion for selection of bridges to be replaced on national roads and rural roads where these bridges can be re-used; (iii) prepare technical and economic feasibility; (iv) ensure compliance with ADB's safeguards policy; (v) develop design requirements for new bridges; (vi) prepare a realistic estimate of project cost and implementation timeframe; (vii) develop suitable contract packages and prepare procurement plan; (viii) prepare draft RFP for project implementtion consultants and draft bid documents for civil works; and (ix) assist EA in advance procurement.

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Project Name Bridge Replacement for Improved Rural Access Project
Project Number 43200-012
Country Papua New Guinea
Project Status Closed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 7594-PNG: Bridge Replacement for Improved Rural Access Project
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 800,000.00
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change
Sector / Subsector Transport - Road transport (non-urban)
Gender Equity and Mainstreaming No gender elements
Description The TA will (i) assess the scope of the project; (ii) identify criterion for selection of bridges to be replaced on national roads and rural roads where these bridges can be re-used; (iii) prepare technical and economic feasibility; (iv) ensure compliance with ADB's safeguards policy; (v) develop design requirements for new bridges; (vi) prepare a realistic estimate of project cost and implementation timeframe; (vii) develop suitable contract packages and prepare procurement plan; (viii) prepare draft RFP for project implementtion consultants and draft bid documents for civil works; and (ix) assist EA in advance procurement.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy Transport connectivity needs to be improved in rural communities throughout PNG, with replacement of bailey bridges in national roads and re-using bailey bridges in provincial and district roads.
Impact The impact of the proposed Project is to enhance social and economic development in rural areas.
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome The outcome will be improved and safer access to markets and social services for the rural population in selected provinces.
Progress Toward Outcome
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs The outputs will be (i) reduced bottlenecks on the national roads, (ii) reduced travel time, (iii) improved capacity of the Department of Works (DOW) to manage bridge assets, and (iv) maintenance of rural bridges by beneficiary communities.
Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)
Geographical Location Papua New Guinea
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design
During Project Implementation There will be consultations with various stakeholders including central and local governments, the private sector, communities, various non-government organizations, faith-based groups, women's asociations, and community organizations. The PPTA will involve various methods of consultation and participation during social analysis, planning, and project design, such as community workshops, focus groups, social surveys, interviews with village leaders and disadvantaged community members.
Business Opportunities
Consulting Services Services of the consulting firm completed.
Responsible ADB Officer Hasan Masood
Responsible ADB Department Pacific Department
Responsible ADB Division Transport, Energy and Natural Resources Division, PARD
Executing Agencies
Department of Works Mr. Joel LumaPO Box 1108, Boroko, NCD, Port Moresby
Timetable
Concept Clearance 03 Sep 2010
Fact Finding 07 Jun 2010 to 09 Jun 2010
MRM -
Approval 03 Sep 2010
Last Review Mission -
PDS Creation Date 16 Sep 2010
Last PDS Update 02 Sep 2011

TA 7594-PNG

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
03 Sep 2010 04 Oct 2010 04 Oct 2010 31 Aug 2011 31 Jan 2012 -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
800,000.00 0.00 100,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 900,000.00 03 Sep 2010 764,925.60
Title Document Type Document Date
Bridge Replacement for Improved Rural Access Project Consultants' Reports Aug 2011

Safeguard Documents

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Evaluation Documents

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