Afghanistan: MFF - Transport Network Development Investment Program

Sovereign Project | 44482-012

Summary

ADB is working with Afghanistan to improve transport. The project upgrades transport infrastructure, particularly roads and railways, and helps improve capacity development in the transport sector.

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Project Name MFF - Transport Network Development Investment Program
Project Number 44482-012
Country Afghanistan
Project Status Approved
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Grant
Source of Funding / Amount
MFF Facility Concept 0063-AFG: MFF - Transport Network Development Investment Program
Asian Development Fund US$ 667.00 million
MFF Facility Concept: MFF - Transport Network Development Investment Program
Afghanistan Infrastructure Trust Fund US$ 33.00 million
Afghanistan Infrastructure Trust Fund US$ 60.00 million
European Union US$ 21.00 million
MFF Facility Concept: MFF - Transport Network Development Investment Program
Afghanistan Infrastructure Trust Fund US$ 27.00 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 The MFF comprises physical investments for upgrading road and rail infrastructure, and nonphysical investments for institutional capacity development including: project preparation and implementation management, asset management, and sector wide planning and governance. The MFF is the modality of choice for the investment program as it strengthens the existing partnership between ADB and the Government of Afghanistan that began with the MFF Road Network Development Investment Program 1.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy The proposed investment program will rehabilitate and expand major sections of Afghanistan's road and railway networks. The investments, physical and nonphysical in nature, will add to those already being supported by the Asian Development Bank (ADB) and other development partners. The aim is to further improve domestic and regional connectivity while widening access to social and economic opportunities. The effort will facilitate investment into key strategic industries, including mining and related services. The result will be growth, jobs, welfare and trade. Providing better links from Central Asia to markets in the south, east, and west will generate transit fees but also new business opportunities to companies across Afghanistan. The road network is incomplete, mostly in bad shape, and the railway network is in its infancy. Capital outlays in both networks will cut transport costs, increase competitiveness, and raise productivity. A modern and efficient multimode system reduces poverty, and contributes to inclusive economic growth and stability.
Impact Increased trade and jobs
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome Increased movement of goods and services and better connectivity for people and businesses
Progress Toward Outcome Construction works are ongoing and outcome will be be assessed upon completion of the road projects.
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs

1. 578 km of reconstructed and rehabilitated regional and national roads

2. 225 km of constructed railway and stations between Mazar-e-Sharif and Andkhoy

4. Strengthened capacity of MPW

5. Improved transport sector governance

3. Operation and maintenance of 75 km of new railway line, loops and stations between Hairatan and Mazar-e-Sharif

Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues) Coordination between MPW, MoF, the Contractor and the Engineer are being conducted to assess progress, discuss issues, and update plan of action for more efficient project implementation.
Geographical Location Helmand-Bamyan-Nangarhar-Samangan-Badakshan-Kapisa-Laghman-Paktika-Balkh-Kabul
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
Environmental Aspects Category B
Involuntary Resettlement Category A
Indigenous Peoples Category C
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design

Consultation sessions were conducted with local people in the project areas through the assistance of provincial governors. The benefits of constructing the propsoed projects were explained to the people. The consultation sessions were open for all to share and exchange views, ideas and experiences. The main issues discussed were with respect to affected land, prices of land, the process of compensation and employment opportunity for the local people (both skilled and unskilled).

Public consultation was conducted during project preparation (LARP, IEE), and will continue as a means to achieve maximum beneficiary buy-in during implementation.

During Project Implementation Public consultation will continue as a means to achieve maximum beneficiary buy-in during implementation.
Business Opportunities
Consulting Services All consultants ADB finances will be recruited under ADB's Guidelines on the Use of Consultants (March 2013, as amended) and the procurement plans for each of the Program's tranche projects.
Procurement Procurement of goods, civil works, and related services ADB finances will follow ADB's Procurement Guidelines (March 2013, as amended from time to time). Procurement plans will be developed for each tranche project under the Program. International competitive bidding (ICB) will be used for civil works over $3 million and goods and services over $1 million. National competitive bidding (NCB) for civil works can be conducted for contracts not exceeding $1 million.
Responsible ADB Officer David Hill
Responsible ADB Department Central and West Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Transport and Communications Division, CWRD
Executing Agencies
Ministry of Public WorksMr. Atiqullah Halim, Program Director, Project Management Officeatiq.halim@gmail.comFirst Macrorayan Kabul, Islamic Republic of Afghanistan
Ministry of Agriculture and CooperativesSingh Durbar, Kathmandu
Nepal
Timetable
Concept Clearance 10 May 2011
Fact Finding 27 May 2011 to 08 Jun 2011
MRM 26 Jul 2011
Approval 20 Sep 2011
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 13 Mar 2015

MFF Facility Concept 0063-AFG

Financing Plan Grant Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 685.00 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 667.00 - 0.00 0.00 %
Counterpart 18.00 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 - 0.00 0.00 %

Safeguard Documents

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Title Document Type Document Date
Transport Network Development Investment Program: Updated Resettlement Framework Resettlement Frameworks Nov 2012
Transport Network Development Investment Program Resettlement Frameworks Jul 2011
Transport Network Development Investment Program Environmental Assessment and Review Framework Jul 2011
Transport Network Development Investment Program: Jabul Saraj - Nijrab Road Project Resettlement Plans Jul 2011
Transport Network Development Investment Program: Faizabad - Beharak Road Project Resettlement Plans Jul 2011
Transport Network Development Investment Program: Bagramy - Sapary Road Project Resettlement Plans Jul 2011
Transport Network Development Investment Program: Kabul-Jalalabad Road: Bagramy-Sapary Initial Environmental Examination Jun 2011
Transport Network Development Investment Program: Initial Environmental Examination for Project 1 (Faizabad-Beharak Road) (as of Board approval) Environmental Assessment and Measures Jun 2011
Transport Network Development Investment Program: Fayzabad-Beharak Road Initial Environmental Examination Jun 2011
Transport Network Development Investment Program: Initial Environmental Examination for Project 1 (Kabul-Jalalabad Road: Bagramy-Sapary) (as of Board approval) Environmental Assessment and Measures Jun 2011
Transport Network Development Investment Program: Initial Environmental Examination for Project 1 (Jabul Saraj-Nijrab Road) (as of Board approval) Environmental Assessment and Measures Jun 2011
Transport Network Development Investment Program: Jabul Saraj-Nijrab Road Initial Environmental Examination Jun 2011

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