Afghanistan: Transport Network Development Investment Program - Tranche 2

Sovereign Project | 44482-023 Status: Active

Summary

ADB is helping Afghanistan improve major sections of its road and railway networks. The second tranche of the program will upgrade more than 180 kilometers of roads and include community development and security plans. It will also provide capacity building for the country’s Ministry of Public Works and support implementation of the investment program and project management.

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Project Name Transport Network Development Investment Program - Tranche 2
Project Number 44482-023
Country Afghanistan
Project Status Active
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Grant
Source of Funding / Amount
Grant 0327-AFG: Transport Network Development Investment Program - Tranche 2
Asian Development Fund US$ 149.00 million
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
Regional integration
Drivers of Change Governance and capacity development
Partnerships
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 ADB mission was fielded in August 2015 and discussed necessary changes including staff changes in the PMO to improve existing deficiencies of the PMO in properly administering both the road and transport projects in Afghanistan.
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs
Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)

ADB approved TBER of Chah-e-Anjir to Greshk civil works package on 19 January 2015 and PBER on 20 March 2015. The contract is approved by National Procurement Committee (NPC) and contract was signed in October 2015.

Two civil works contracts (i) Sapary-Jalalabad road, and (ii) Sharan Angoor Ada. Sapary-Jalalabad road contract was awarded to Xinjiang Beixin Road and Bridge Group Co. Ltd. (PRC) in Dec 2013 and contractor has been mobilized and works are underway. However, the work progress has been slow due to security situation and weak capacity of contractor. Sharan Angoor Ada road contract was awarded to MAB Construction Company Ltd. and Hamid Kandahar Construction Co. JV on 6 December 2014. The contractor and consultant are mobilized.

All three contracts for project management and construction supervision consultants and contract for pre-feasibility study of Bamyan-Kandahar has already been signed.

Not yet due.

The status of civil work procurement and consultant recruitment are as described above.

The request of MPW to modify the capacity building component under the tranche to provide assistance to PMO/MPW in procurement was approved by ADB on 31 January 2014. As of September 2104, all three international individual consultants, procurement specialist, resettlement specialist and transport advisor were recruited, contracts were signed in September 2014 and are mobilized.

Not yet due.

Geographical Location Nangarhar, Helmand, and Paktika provinces

Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects

Environmental Aspects The road alignments will not pass through an environmentally sensitive areas. The subproject roads have been classified as Category B. Initial environmental examinations for each subproject road have been prepared and approved.
Involuntary Resettlement Draft LARPs have been produced for each road subproject. Each of these LARPs require further work before finalization. Based on the estmated resettlement impacts of one road subproject, Chan-e-Anjir to Gereshk road, in which land acquisition and resettlement is assessed as being significant, Tranche 2 is classified as Category A.
Indigenous Peoples There are no people definable as indigenous people based on ADB's Safeguard Policy Statement (2009) found in Afghanistan as the structure of the state reflects and encompasses the multi-ethnic multi-tribal composition of the national population. In such a situation all ethnic groups fully participate in local socioeconomic processes and none of them could be considered as relatively vulnerable. As such Tranche 2 is classified as Category C.
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design Consultations were conducted with local people and the benefits of improving the land transport infrastructure under the investment program were explained. Consultations were open for all to share and exchange views, ideas and experiences.
During Project Implementation Public consultation will continue as a means to achieve maximum beneficiary buy-in during implementation.

Business Opportunities

Consulting Services All consulting services financed under Tranche 2 will be procured in accordance with the Guidelines on The Use of Consultants by Asian Development Bank and Its Borrowers (2010, as amended from time to time).
Procurement Procurement of all civil works, equipment and goods will be undertaken in accordance with ADB's Procurement Guidelines (2010, as amended from time to time).

Responsible Staff

Responsible ADB Officer Witoon Tawisook
Responsible ADB Department Central and West Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Afghanistan Resident Mission
Executing Agencies
Ministry of Public Works
First Macrorayan
Kabul,
Islamic Republic of Afghanistan

Timetable

Concept Clearance -
Fact Finding -
MRM -
Approval -
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 31 Mar 2016

Grant 0327-AFG

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
10 Dec 2012 07 Mar 2013 04 Apr 2013 30 Jun 2017 30 Jun 2019 -
Financing Plan Grant Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 168.00 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 149.00 10 Dec 2012 134.86 0.00 91%
Counterpart 19.00 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 10 Dec 2012 20.71 0.00 14%

Grant 0328-AFG

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
10 Dec 2012 07 Mar 2013 04 Apr 2013 30 Jun 2017 30 Jun 2019 -
Financing Plan Grant Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 0.00 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 0.00 10 Dec 2012 0.00 87.00 100%
Counterpart 0.00 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 10 Dec 2012 0.00 28.97 33%

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