Papua New Guinea: Regulating and Sustaining Road Transport

Sovereign Project | 43201-012

Summary

The TA will support government's initiatives in four areas:

(i) Establishing the Road Traffic Authority (RTA). Assist the Department of Transport (DOT) in establishing RTA by combining the functions of its Land Transport Division and National Road Safety Council and ensuring its sustainable financing;

(ii) Increasing the National Roads Authority (NRA) Capacity. Assist NRA in implementing road user charges developed earlier and finalizing timeline and agency arrangements for collection of revenues. Also, improve NRA's capacity for planning and programming, financial administration, and management;

(iii) Developing Rural Roads Database. Develop GIS-linked database suitable for monitoring rural roads location, design characteristics and condition to help in network planning and prioritizing improvements. Also, identify funding needs and suggest approaches to manage rural roads; and

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Regulating and Sustaining Road Transport Jul 2012

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Project Name Regulating and Sustaining Road Transport
Project Number 43201-012
Country Papua New Guinea
Project Status Approved
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 8123-PNG: Regulating and Sustaining Road Transport
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 1.00 million
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Governance and capacity development
Sector / Subsector Transport - Road transport (non-urban) - Transport policies and institutional development
Gender Equity and Mainstreaming
Description

The TA will support government's initiatives in four areas:

(i) Establishing the Road Traffic Authority (RTA). Assist the Department of Transport (DOT) in establishing RTA by combining the functions of its Land Transport Division and National Road Safety Council and ensuring its sustainable financing;

(ii) Increasing the National Roads Authority (NRA) Capacity. Assist NRA in implementing road user charges developed earlier and finalizing timeline and agency arrangements for collection of revenues. Also, improve NRA's capacity for planning and programming, financial administration, and management;

(iii) Developing Rural Roads Database. Develop GIS-linked database suitable for monitoring rural roads location, design characteristics and condition to help in network planning and prioritizing improvements. Also, identify funding needs and suggest approaches to manage rural roads; and

(iv) Expanding Technical Education. Develop recommendations to increase capacity of the National University of Technology to increase the number of civil engineers graduating annually.

Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy The TA is a continuation of ADB support for policy and institutional reforms to improve sustainability of investments in the road sector. The TA addresses issues in the areas of (i) road transport regulation; (ii) financial resources for road maintenance; (iii) planning rural road improvements; and (iv) technical capacity of national agencies, both in government and private sector. The TA supports PNG's Strategic Vision 2050, the Development Strategic Plan (DSP; 2011-2030) and the Medium Term Development Plan (MTDP; 2011-2030) that emphasize importance of transport for economic and social development. The trade and economic development targets in DSP and MTDP require considerable growth in traffic volume and movement of people and goods. Connectivity to the rural roads will open up markets, increase agricultural profitability, and improve access to health and education services. The TA is in accordance with the ADB's country partnership strategy (2011-2015) that supports the government's vision and plans.
Impact More efficient and safer movement of goods and people on roads
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome Better regulated road transport and improved sustainability of road infrastructure
Progress Toward Outcome
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs

Road traffic legislation and regulations completed and in force

RTA operating systems ad operating manuals, training materials, and service agreements completed

Arrangements for collection of additional revenues from RUCs implemented by NRA

NRA manuals developed for policy and procedures, financial management, administration, and human resource planning

Action plan for developing and managing a comprehensive database on rural roads completed and ready for implementation

Human resource strategy to increase skilled workforce for transport infrastructure improvements formulated and ready to be implemented

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

Road Traffic Authority (RTA) established, CEO appointed;

RTA Operating manuals for administration, finance and accounting completed; rules and regulations for RTA, procedures for motor vehicle registration and licensing completed.

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 Initial consultations were carried out during reconnaissance with the DOT, NRA, Department of National Planning and Monitoring, Department of Works, University of PNG, and UNITECH.
During Project Implementation
Business Opportunities
Consulting Services The consulting services include an estimated 27 person-months input of international and 5 person-months input of national consultants. Due to unique and varied nature of the required expertise, individual consultants will be engaged to implement the TA. Individual consultant's selection will be done by ADB in accordance with the ADB Guidelines on the Use of Consultants (April 2010, as amended from time to time). Disbursements under the TA will be done in accordance with the ADB's Technical Assistance Disbursement Handbook (May 2010, as amended from time to time).
Responsible ADB Officer Sarosh I. Khan
Responsible ADB Department Pacific Department
Responsible ADB Division Transport, Energy and Natural Resources Division, PARD
Executing Agencies
National Road Authority (NRA)Mogoro Motu Building, P.O. Box 1530
Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea
Timetable
Concept Clearance 02 Apr 2012
Fact Finding 23 Apr 2012 to 27 Apr 2012
MRM -
Approval 25 Jul 2012
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 31 Mar 2015

TA 8123-PNG

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
25 Jul 2012 24 Oct 2012 24 Oct 2012 31 Dec 2013 30 Mar 2015 -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
1,000,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 1,000,000.00 25 Jul 2012 171,894.83
Title Document Type Document Date
Regulating and Sustaining Road Transport Technical Assistance Reports Jul 2012

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