44482-023: Transport Network Development Investment Program - Tranche 2 | Asian Development Bank

Afghanistan: Transport Network Development Investment Program - Tranche 2

Sovereign (Public) Project | 44482-023 Status: Active

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.

 
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
concessional ordinary capital resources lending / Asian Development Fund US$ 149.00 million
Grant 0328-AFG: Transport Network Development Investment Program - Tranche 2
Afghanistan Infrastructure Trust Fund US$ 60.00 million
Grant 0328-AFG: Transport Network Development Investment Program - Tranche 2
Afghanistan Infrastructure Trust Fund US$ 27.00 million
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
Regional integration
Drivers of Change Gender Equity and Mainstreaming
Governance and capacity development
Partnerships
Sector / Subsector

Transport / Road transport (non-urban)

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Some gender elements
Description

Tranche 2 will finance outputs under both components of the approved MFF:

Component A: Transport Infrastructure Development

a) reconstruction and widening of the approximately 106 kilometer (km) Sapary to Jalalabad Road (the second section of the Kabul to Jalalabad Road), including provision of related design and construction supervision services;

b) rehabilitation of the approximately 32 km Chan-e-Anjir to Gereshk Road, (the second section of the Lashkar Gah to Gereshk Road), including provision of related design and construction supervision services; and

c) reconstruction of the approximately 50 km Sharan to Angoor Ada Road in Paktika, including provision of related design and construction supervision services.

All road infrastructure development projects under Tranche 2 have been designed to include community development and security plans.

Component B: Transport Network Management Capacity Development

a) capacity building for the Ministry of Public Works (MPW) including restructuring support based on a revised business plan and design and implementation of an asset management system; and

b) provision of support for project management and investment program implementation to MPW including procurement oversight, construction and contract supervision, safeguard policy and plan preparation and implementation, and feasibility studies to prepare subsequent tranches of the investment program.

Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy

As planned in the approved facility and linked documents, Tranche 2 of the investment program builds upon the ongoing Tranche 1 subprojects and the complementary efforts of other development partners in the sector to further improve domestic and regional connectivity while widening access to social and economic opportunities. Collectively, the proposed three subprojects involve the reconstruction and upgrading of approximately 188 kilometers (km) of roads, each of which has been previously identified as a priority in the Afghanistan National Development Strategy (ANDS) and subsequent national planning and implementation frameworks.

The rationale for the proposed subprojects include: (i) creating increased capacity for cross border links with Pakistan, which is Afghanistan's largest trading partner; (ii) supporting completion of CAREC Corridors 5 and 6; (iii) completing key national road network radian links between the Ring Road and provincial capitals; and (iv) the dilapidated physical condition of the roads, which impede transport, southern Afghanistan's economy, and regional trade. After years of use and lack of periodic maintenance, the subproject roads are in poor condition beyond repair, thus requiring major rehabilitation. The state of these roads is hindering economic development in the southern provinces, impeding regional trade and the opening of alternative trade routes, and imposing efficiency losses as traffic volumes continue to rise.

In addition to supporting the ANDS, justification of Tranche 2 stems from Afghanistan's strategic geographic center of gravity in the Central Asian region and potential to serve as the nexus between north-south and east-west regional trade corridors. Afghanistan is traversed by three major CAREC corridors, to which the proposed Tranche 2 subprojects support Corridors 5 and 6 providing landlocked Central Asian access to populous commercial centers in South Asia, and major ports in the Persian Gulf and Arabian Sea. An efficient and sustained Afghanistan road network will improve regional connectivity, support increased domestic and international trade, and generate jobs and economic growth. The proposed tranche is consistent with the envisaged outputs, outcomes, and impacts of the investment program and additionally Strategy CAREC 2020 aimed at the development of priority transport routes, increasing trade through transport connectivity, and facilitating cross-border movement of goods.

Impact Better connectivity and efficiency of the southern road network with focus on cross border links to Pakistan.
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome Rehabilitated and reconstructed sections of national and regional highways.
Progress Toward Outcome All civil works and PMSC contracts for the Sapary-Jalalabad, Sharan Angoor-Ada, and Chah-e-Anjir Greshk road projects are awarded. The contractors and consultants have been mobilized, and physical work is ongoing on all three subprojects (Sapary-Jalalabad 19%, Sharan Angoor-Ada 43%, Chah-e-Anjir Greshk 48%). The outcome remains likely to be achieved at existing project completion date.
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs

188 km (Sapary-Jalalabad, Sharan-Angoor Ada, and Chan-e-Anjir-Gereshk sections) of reconstructed, rehabilitated, and appropriately maintained national and regional highways.

Strengthened capacity of MPW

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

All civil works and PMSC contracts for the Sapary-Jalalabad, Sharan Angoor-Ada and Chah-e-Anjir Greshk road projects are awarded contractors and consultants are mobilized. Work is ongoing on all three subprojects (Sapary-Jalalabad 19%, Sharan Angoor-Ada 43%, Chah-e-Anjir Greshk 48%). The outcome remains likely to be achieved at existing project completion date.

i. Sapary-Jalalabad road contract has been awarded to Xinjiang Beixin Road and Bridge Group Co. Ltd. (PRC) on 4 December 2013, and the contractor has already been mobilized. However, the work progress has been slow due to the security situation and weak capacity of the contractor. The contractor has only access to 36 km of the road, and the remaining 70 Km is not accessible due to the security problem in the project site.

ii. Sharan Angoor Ada road contract has been awarded to the JV of MAB Construction Company Ltd. and Hamid Kandahari Construction Co. The contractor was mobilized on 18 April 2015. The contractor capacity has been improved and mobilized more professional staff and Machinery and its enabled the contractor to overcome the problems and the implementation progress has been enhanced significantly.

iii. Chah-e-Anjir Greshk road contract was awarded to Rauf Aziz Construction and Supply Co. The contract signed on 4 October 2015. Due to the harmonized effort of the contractor, consultant, and PMO project team, the implementation progress has been satisfactory despite the difficulties due to security threats in the project area.

iv. The capacity building component was designed to assist the PMO/MPW in the areas of contract management, engineering design, procurement and land acquisition and resettlement. Currently, three international consultants namely contract management specialist, highway design specialist, and resettlement specialist are engaged to support the PMO.

v. The pre-feasibility study contract of Bamyan-Kandahar road project has been awarded to Dongshin consulting firm. However, MPW terminated the contract due to the weak performance of the consultant in 2016. The recruitment process to hire a new consultant to carry out the feasibility study is already initiated, and the consultant is expected to be on board in Q2 2018.

Geographical Location Angoor Adda, Bermal, Chah Anjir, Gereshk, Helmand, Hisarak, Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, Jalalabad, Jalalabad, Khugyani, Nad `Ali, Nahr-e Saraj, Nangarhar, Sar Rowzah, Sarobi, Sharan, Sharan, Sherzad, Surkh Rod, Urgun, Wilayat-e Paktika
Safeguard Categories
Environment B
Involuntary Resettlement A
Indigenous Peoples C
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 ADB Officer Tawisook, Witoon
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 22 Nov 2012
Approval 10 Dec 2012
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 27 Sep 2017

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 141.15 0.00 95%
Counterpart 19.00 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 10 Dec 2012 55.02 0.00 37%

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 87.00 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 0.00 10 Dec 2012 0.00 87.00 100%
Counterpart 0.00 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 87.00 10 Dec 2012 0.00 40.78 47%

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Title Document Type Document Date
Transport Network Development Investment Program - Tranche 2: Section 1, Sapary-Jalalabad Road Resettlement Plan Resettlement Plans May 2017
Transport Network Development Investment Program - Tranche 2: Chah-e-Anjir-Gereshk Road Environmental Monitoring Report (July-December 2016) Environmental Monitoring Reports Dec 2016
Transport Network Development Investment Program - Tranche 2: Sapary-Surkhrud Road Environmental Monitoring Report (July-December 2016) Environmental Monitoring Reports Dec 2016
TNDIP - Tranche 2: Sharan-Angor Ada Bi-annual Environmental Monitoring Report (January-June 2016) Environmental Monitoring Reports Nov 2016
TNDIP - Tranche 2: Sapary-Surkhroad Bi-annual Environmental Monitoring Report (January-June 2016) Environmental Monitoring Reports Nov 2016
TNDIP - Tranche 2: Sapary-Jalalabad Bi-annual Environmental Monitoring Report (July-December 2015) Environmental Monitoring Reports Jul 2016
TNDIP - Tranche 2: Sharan Angoor-Ada Bi-annual Environmental Monitoring Report (July-December 2015) Environmental Monitoring Reports Jul 2016
Transport Network Development Investment Program - Tranche 2: Paktika Economic Corridor (Sar Hawzar–Orgun/Rabat–Shkin Roads Subproject) Resettlement Plans Nov 2012
Transport Network Development Investment Program: Sapary - Jalalabad Road Project Resettlement Plans Nov 2012
Transport Network Development Investment Program - Tranche 2: Chah-e-Anjir to Gereshk Road Improvements Resettlement Plans Nov 2012
Transport Network Development Investment Program - Tranche 2 (Section 2 of the Bagrami–Khaki Jabbar–Hisarak–Sherzad–Surkhrod Road) Initial Environmental Examination Sep 2012
Transport Network Development Investment Program - Tranche 2 (Lashkar Gah to Gereshk Road Improvements–Contract 2) Initial Environmental Examination Sep 2012
Transport Network Development Investment Program - Tranche 2 (Paktika Economic Corridor: Sar Hawza to Orgun Road and Rabat to Shkin Road) Initial Environmental Examination Sep 2012

Evaluation Documents See also: Independent Evaluation

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Contracts Awarded

Contract Title Approval Number Contract Date Contractor Contractor Address Executing Agency Contract Description Total Contract Amount (US$) Contract Amount Financed by ADB (US$)
Recruitment of Resettlement Specialist Grant 0327 23 Jan 2017 Dr. Jamshed Tirmizi 6083A Second Floor Yonge Street Toronto Ontario M2M 3W6 Canada Ministry of Public Works Recruitment of Resettlement Specialist 529770