India: Uttar Pradesh Major District Road Investment Program

Sovereign Project | 43574-022 Status: Closed

Summary

A PPTA is proposed for due diligence on the proposed project, for an amount of $700,000 from ADB's Technical Assistance Special Fund (TASF-other sources).

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Project Name Uttar Pradesh Major District Road Investment Program
Project Number 43574-022
Country India
Project Status Closed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 8427-IND: Uttar Pradesh Major District Road Investment Program
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 700,000.00
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Private sector development
Sector / Subsector

Transport - Road transport (non-urban)

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Some gender elements
Description A PPTA is proposed for due diligence on the proposed project, for an amount of $700,000 from ADB's Technical Assistance Special Fund (TASF-other sources). While it is envisaged that the basic detailed project reports (DPRs) will be prepared by the Uttar Pradesh Public Works Department, the PPTA will carry out review of the DPRs prepared by UPPWD; economic assessment; assessment on financial management, procurement, anticorruption, policy and legal capacity, and other institutional aspects; a "needs assessment" will be conducted to formulate targeted capacity strengthening programs towards (a) enhancing road safety, (b) improving project management, (c) strengthening the capacity for road asset management, and (d) managing private sector participation in road maintenance; review of the institutional set-up and implementation arrangement aspects under previous multilateral projects will be made, and the bottlenecks, which may cause delays in implementation, will be scrutinized; best practice to be adopted for UPPWD to ensure the project sustainability will be examined; determine scope of poverty and social issues that will need to be addressed; and assess environmental impacts and propose mitigation measures.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy

The proposed project preparatory technical assistance (PPTA) to the Uttar Pradesh Public Works Department (UPPWD) is required to:

(i) Undertake sector preparatory work and define the scope of the ensuing investment program;

(ii) Prepare the project for ADB's approval, including safeguards and financial and economic viability assessment of the ensuing investment program. It may be noted that the detailed project reports for the roads are being prepared by the UPPWD;

(iii) Assess prioritization of roads for the project;

(iv) Assess and strengthen detailed project reports (DPRs) (prepared by UPPWD) for financing by Asian Development Bank (ADB), including safeguards due diligence, with better project readiness. Project readiness will ensure that project preparation is ready for implementation with feasibility reports, safeguards planning documents, DPRs, and bidding documents prepared for priority roads;

(v) Identify capacity development needs of UPPWD in developing and managing state roads in a sustainable manner. Sustainability of road development and management includes planning capacity, procurement and contract management, road asset management, streamlined business process, road safety, environmental consideration, and so on; and

(vi) Assist the UPPWD in undertaking advance contracting actions.

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Project Outcome

Description of Outcome tbd
Progress Toward Outcome
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs tbd
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 Consultation with the Government of Uttar Pradesh (GOUP) and other stakeholders as well as with other donors particularly the World Bank to ensure coordination with regard to institutional matters.
During Project Implementation Consultations and discussions have been carried out with all stakeholders as described during project design. The technical work of the PPTA was substantially completed by November 2015, and the PPTA itself has been concluded in January 2016. Final closing actions are in progress.

Business Opportunities

Consulting Services A firm (or consortium of firms) will be engaged to undertake this PPTA. As estimated, this assignment will require 3 international experts for a total of 12 person-months, and 8 national experts of a total of 28 person-months. The consulting firm will be engaged following the quality- and cost-based selection method, with a quality:cost ratio of 80:20 using full technical proposal procedures. Procurement of all consultancy services used under the PPTA will be carried out in accordance with ADB's Guidelines on the Use of Consultants.

Responsible Staff

Responsible ADB Officer Ravi Peri
Responsible ADB Department South Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Transport and Communications Division, SARD
Executing Agencies
Public Works Department, Uttar Pradesh
Lucknow
India

Timetable

Concept Clearance -
Fact Finding -
MRM -
Approval 13 Aug 2013
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 21 Mar 2016

TA 8427-IND

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
13 Aug 2013 28 Mar 2014 28 Mar 2014 31 Jan 2015 31 Jan 2016 -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
700,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 700,000.00 13 Aug 2013 633,068.30

Safeguard Documents See also: Safeguards

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