Papua New Guinea: Bridge Replacement for Improved Rural Access Sector Project

Sovereign Project | 43200-024 Status: Active

Summary

ADB is helping Papua New Guinea replace bridges on national roads to improve road safety and connect rural areas to basic services. The project will replace narrow, modular steel bridges on five priority national roads with permanent two-lane bridges. Some of the bridges due for replacement will be reassembled on rural roads, boosting access to urban centers.

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Project Name Bridge Replacement for Improved Rural Access Sector Project
Project Number 43200-024
Country Papua New Guinea
Project Status Active
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Loan
Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
Loan 2783-PNG: Bridge Replacement for Improved Rural Access Project
Ordinary capital resources US$ 40.00 million
Loan 2784-PNG: Bridge Replacement for Improved Rural Access Project
Asian Development Fund US$ 50.00 million
TA 7874-PNG: Major Bridges Study
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 800,000.00
Loan: Bridge Replacement for Improved Rural Access Sector Project
European Investment Bank US$ 8.40 million
European Investment Bank US$ 50.00 million
Strategic Agendas Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Governance and capacity development
Sector / Subsector

Transport - Road transport (non-urban)

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Effective gender mainstreaming
Description
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy
Impact

Project Outcome

Description of Outcome
Progress Toward Outcome

Two civil works contract packages comprising 18 bridges (Central Package 1 - 6 bridges along Magi and Hiritano highways and WNB Package 2 - 12 bridges along New Britatin highway) awarded Dec 2014. Both contracts under construction and expected completion by end-2016.

EIB and GoPNG signed financing agreement in Dec 2015 for financing of works for Package 3 Ramu highway (6 bridges) and Package 4 Sepik highway (3 bridges). Actual construction works anticipated in late 2016.

Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs
Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)

1. Two civil works contract packages comprising 18 bridges (Central Package 1 - 6 bridges along Magi and Hiritano highways and WNB Package 2 - 12 bridges along New Britatin highway) awarded Dec 2014. Both contracts under construction and expected completion by end-2016.

2. Activities yet to commence

3. Work is ongoing to improve DoW capacity for this output.

4. Road Safety awareness programs are ongoing.

5. PIU established and taking charge of administering project implementation assisted by the construction Supervision Consultants.

Geographical Location

Safeguard Categories

Environment B
Involuntary Resettlement B
Indigenous Peoples B

Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects

Environmental Aspects Environmental impacts will be minimal.
Involuntary Resettlement For national roads, involuntary resettlement may be needed in case of realignment. For rural roads, initial consultation indicates voluntary provision of land if additional land is needed for installation of bailey bridges.
Indigenous Peoples Over 800 linguistic groups in PNG have distinct cultural and social practices, but they do not consider themselves ethnic minorities. There will be no adverse impact on the indigenous people.
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design
During Project Implementation

Business Opportunities

Consulting Services Department of Works will be the executing agency for the TA. The TA will require a total of 14 person-months input of international consultants and 18 person-months of national consultants. The consultants will be engaged through a firm using quality- and cost-based selection (90:10). ADB's Guidelines on the Use of Consultants (2010, as amended from time to time) will be followed.

Responsible Staff

Responsible ADB Officer David Hill
Responsible ADB Department Pacific Department
Responsible ADB Division Papua New Guinea Resident Mission
Executing Agencies
Department of Works
ANNIGGINS@ONLINE.NET.PG
P.O. Box 1108
Boroko, NCD
Papua New Guinea

Timetable

Concept Clearance 03 Sep 2010
Fact Finding 20 Jun 2011 to 01 Jul 2011
MRM 05 Aug 2011
Approval -
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 31 Mar 2016

Loan 2783-PNG

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
28 Sep 2011 24 Nov 2011 21 Mar 2012 30 Jun 2017 - -
Financing Plan Loan Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 50.00 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 40.00 28 Sep 2011 28.14 0.00 70%
Counterpart 10.00 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 28 Sep 2011 21.42 0.00 54%

Loan 2784-PNG

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
28 Sep 2011 24 Nov 2011 21 Mar 2012 30 Jun 2017 - -
Financing Plan Loan Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 50.00 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 50.00 28 Sep 2011 26.80 0.00 61%
Counterpart 0.00 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 28 Sep 2011 20.14 0.00 46%

TA 7874-PNG

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
28 Sep 2011 20 Dec 2011 20 Dec 2011 30 Jun 2013 31 Dec 2014 -
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 28 Sep 2011 682,185.40
Status of Covenants
Category Sector Safeguards Social Financial Economic Others
Rating Satisfactory - - Satisfactory - -

Safeguard Documents See also: Safeguards

Safeguard documents provided at the time of project/facility approval may also be found in the list of linked documents provided with the Report and Recommendation of the President.

Title Document Type Document Date
Bridge Replacement for Improved Rural Access Sector Project: New Britain Highway Updated Resettlement Plan Resettlement Plans Jan 2015
Bridge Replacement for Improved Rural Access Sector Project - New Britain Highway: Resettlement Action Plan Resettlement Plans Dec 2014
Bridge Replacement for Improved Rural Access Sector Project - Magi Highway: Resettlement Action Plan Resettlement Plans Dec 2014
Bridge Replacement for Improved Rural Access Sector Project - Hiritano Highway: Resettlement Action Plan Resettlement Plans Dec 2014
Bridge Replacement for Improved Rural Access Sector Project: Hiritano Highway Updated Resettlement Plan Resettlement Plans Aug 2014
Bridge Replacement for Improved Rural Access Sector Project: Magi Highway Updated Resettlement Plan Resettlement Plans Aug 2014
Bridge Replacement for Improved Rural Access Project Environmental Assessment and Review Framework Jul 2011
Bridge Replacement for Improved Rural Access Sector Project: Sepik Highway (as of Board approval) Resettlement Plans Jun 2011
Bridge Replacement for Improved Rural Access Sector Project: Sepik Highway Resettlement Plans Jun 2011
Bridge Replacement for Improved Rural Access Sector Project: Hiritano Highway (as of Board approval) Resettlement Plans Jun 2011
Bridge Replacement for Improved Rural Access Sector Project: Ramu Highway Resettlement Plans Jun 2011
Bridge Replacement for Improved Rural Access Sector Project: Magi Highway (as of Board approval) Resettlement Plans Jun 2011
Bridge Replacement for Improved Rural Access Sector Project: Environmental Assessment and Review Framework (as of Board approval) Environmental Assessment and Review Framework Jun 2011
Bridge Replacement for Improved Rural Access Sector Project: New Britain Highway Resettlement Plans Jun 2011
Bridge Replacement for Improved Rural Access Sector Project: New Britain Highway (as of Board approval) Resettlement Plans Jun 2011
Bridge Replacement for Improved Rural Access Sector Project Resettlement Frameworks Jun 2011
Bridge Replacement for Improved Rural Access Sector Project: Magi Highway Resettlement Plans Jun 2011
Bridge Replacement for Improved Rural Access Sector Project: Ramu Highway (as of Board approval) Resettlement Plans Jun 2011
Bridge Replacement for Improved Rural Access Sector Project: Resettlement Framework (as of Board approval) Resettlement Frameworks Jun 2011
Bridge Replacement for Improved Rural Access Sector Project: Hiritano Highway Resettlement Plans Jun 2011
Bridge Replacement for Improved Rural Access Sector Project: Ramu Highway (as of Board approval) Environmental Assessment and Measures Apr 2011
Bridge Replacement for Improved Rural Access Project: Hiritano Highway Environmental Assessment and Measures Apr 2011
Bridge Replacement for Improved Rural Access Sector Project: Sepik Highway (as of Board approval) Environmental Assessment and Measures Apr 2011
Bridge Replacement for Improved Rural Access Project: Sepik Highway Environmental Assessment and Measures Apr 2011
Bridge Replacement for Improved Rural Access Sector Project: Hiritano Highway (as of Board approval) Environmental Assessment and Measures Apr 2011
Bridge Replacement for Improved Rural Access Project: Ramu Highway Environmental Assessment and Measures Apr 2011
Bridge Replacement for Improved Rural Access Sector Project: Magi Highway (as of Board approval) Environmental Assessment and Measures Apr 2011
Bridge Replacement for Improved Rural Access Project: New Britain Highway Environmental Assessment and Measures Apr 2011
Bridge Replacement for Improved Rural Access Sector Project: New Britain Highway (as of Board approval) Environmental Assessment and Measures Apr 2011
Bridge Replacement for Improved Rural Access Project: Magi Highway Environmental Assessment and Measures Apr 2011

Evaluation Documents See also: Independent Evaluation

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