Timor-Leste: Road Network Development Sector Project

Sovereign Project | 43322-012 Status: Active

Summary

ADB is helping Timor-Leste rehabilitate its road network to accelerate economic growth and poverty reduction. The project will improve about 232 kilometers of national roads, develop a road maintenance program, climate-proof road designs, upgrade cross-border facilities with Indonesia, and boost the capabilities of road regulators and national contractors. It will also promote road safety.

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Project Name Road Network Development Sector Project
Project Number 43322-012
Country Timor-Leste
Project Status Active
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Grant
Source of Funding / Amount
Grant 0180-TIM: Road Network Development Sector Project
Asian Development Fund US$ 46.00 million
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
Regional integration
Drivers of Change Governance and capacity development
Sector / Subsector

Transport - Road transport (non-urban)

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Some gender elements
Description
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy
Impact

Project Outcome

Description of Outcome
Progress Toward Outcome All works have been completed. Processing of final payments / disbursements is ongoing. Project accounts expected to be closed on or before 31 May 2016.
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs
Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)

Project scope has been reduced to cover only 76 km of roads due to increased engineering costs.

All civil works contracts have been awarded and are ongoing.

Workshop based training carried out in 2011. General substantial increase in local contractor capacity achieved through other government activities.

Further work on-going under TA 4942 and other interventions for maintenance planning capcity improvement.

Ongoing.

Climate adaptation measures incorporated in civil works designs.

This component is dropped

Geographical Location Timor-Leste

Safeguard Categories

Environment B
Involuntary Resettlement B
Indigenous Peoples B

Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects

Environmental Aspects This category B project and two sample subprojects have undergone initial environmental examination. Selection criteria have been set to ensure that future subprojects comply with the project environmental classification. An environmental assessment review procedure, which has been prepared, will guide the environmental assessment of the subprojects.
Involuntary Resettlement

The Project is a category B project with respect to involuntary resettlement. The civil works under the Project will be conducted within existing road alignments; therefore, only minimal temporary impact on land or resettlement impact is expected. The number of households that may experience incidental impact from civil works will be small. The two sample

roads have been screened and their impact on involuntary resettlement has been determined to be minor or insignificant. The impact will be assessed through the screening of each subproject.

Indigenous Peoples In Timor-Leste, ethnic association is bound up with language. Seventeen languages, derived from one of two broad language groups Austronesian (Malayo-Polynesian) and Papuan (Melanesian) are spoken across the country. The social assessment concluded that no significant differences in cultural and social identity exist among the people who speak different languages, and that no ethnic minority groups are expected to be adversely affected by the Project.
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design

At the inception stage, a stakeholder analysis was carried out to identify the primary and secondary stakeholders; their interests in the Project, their perceptions of current problems related to road accessibility, and transport services. Meetings have been held at the national level with Ministry of Infrastructure (MOI), DRBFC, PMU within MOI, International Labor Organization (in Dili and at one of their project sites in Bacau), RSIP labor-intensive component contractors in Manututo, Directorate of Land and Property, Bobonaro District Administration, and CARE International.

A national consultative workshop was held 30 April 2009 which covered all aspects of the Project including the process for selection of subprojects for inclusion and prioritization in the 10-year master plan, phase 2 technical/engineering, road condition assessment, economic analysis, environmental, social, community-based labor outputs, establishing a road maintenance fund, and how the community would be involved. Consultation meetings were organized with district authorities (district administrators; regional and district works departments; community development, health and education advisors; and district women's networks); along with other local stakeholders including representatives of the community sector (local NGOs, etc.) and the private sector (local business households, bus/truck drivers, etc.). Participation strategy included focus group discussions as well as a structured methodology through survey tools (household socioeconomic survey, traffic survey, and passenger transport operator survey).

During Project Implementation MOI, the EA for the Project, will engage staff responsible for safeguards implementation including environmental and social impact assessment, development of management and mitigation plans, and community consultation activities. The PMU, with assistance from a project supervision consultant, will establish a consultation program for each subproject. The purpose is (i) to inform communities about the Project and, in detail, about the subproject works; (ii) to provide information about the expected benefits and potential adverse impact, as well as project measures such as compensation, environmental management, community-based initiatives through the JFPR and labor-based maintenance activities; (iii) to provide a forum for communities to participate in the Project and express their interests, preferences and concerns; and (iv) to facilitate different aspects of the implementation of the subproject. Consultations with communities will take place at different points in the planning and implementation of subprojects, and will be designed not only to inform people about the subproject or specific activities related to its preparation and implementation, but also to enable people in the community to ask questions, make suggestions, state preferences and express concerns. Special attention will be paid to the participation of women and any other vulnerable groups.

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Consulting Services

A consulting firm will be hired under the Project to provide 497 person-months of consulting services (141 international and 356 national) for (i) subproject appraisal, (ii) detailed design, (iii) bid document preparation, (iv) bidding and bid evaluation assistance, (v) construction supervision, and (vi) project performance monitoring. The consultants will be recruited through quality- and cost-based selection, in line with ADB's Guidelines on the Use of Consultants (2007, as amended from time to time). Financial audit consultants will be hired through least-cost selection.

The Project will also finance the cost of project management. PMU staff will be hired individually through competitive recruitment. As wellqualified national consultants are difficult to find in Timor-Leste, the contracts of the financial administrator (national) and the road maintenance engineer (national) of the PMU for the Road Sector Improvement Project will be extended.

Procurement All procurement under the Project will conform to ADB's Procurement Guidelines (2007, as amended from time to time). All contracts over $1 million for civil works and $0.5 million for goods will undergo international competitive bidding (ICB). Contracts below those amounts will go through national competitive bidding (NCB) or, as appropriate for works contracts up to $100,000, through shopping.

Responsible Staff

Responsible ADB Officer Richard Phelps
Responsible ADB Department Pacific Department
Responsible ADB Division Transport, Energy and Natural Resources Division, PARD
Executing Agencies
Ministry of Infrastructure
Avenida dos Martire de Patria
Mandarin, Dili, Timor-Leste

Timetable

Concept Clearance 11 May 2009
Fact Finding 11 May 2009 to 05 Jun 2009
MRM 23 Jul 2009
Approval -
Last Review Mission -
PDS Creation Date 19 Aug 2009
Last PDS Update 31 Mar 2016

Grant 0180-TIM

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
20 Nov 2009 26 Feb 2010 05 Apr 2010 31 May 2015 31 May 2016 -
Financing Plan Grant Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 52.90 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 46.00 20 Nov 2009 45.98 0.00 100%
Counterpart 6.90 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 20 Nov 2009 45.76 0.00 99%
Status of Covenants
Category Sector Safeguards Social Financial Economic Others
Rating Satisfactory Satisfactory - Satisfactory - Satisfactory

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