45094-004: Road Network Upgrading Project - Additional Financing | Asian Development Bank

Timor-Leste: Road Network Upgrading Project - Additional Financing

Sovereign (Public) Project | 45094-004 Status: Active

Project Details

Project Officer
Phelps, Richard S. Pacific Department Request for information
Country
  • Timor-Leste
Sector
  • Transport
 
Project Name Road Network Upgrading Project - Additional Financing
Project Number 45094-004
Country
Project Status Active
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Grant
Source of Funding / Amount
Grant 0504-: Road Network Upgrading Project-Additional Financing
European Union US$ 22.62 million
Strategic Agendas Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
Regional integration
Drivers of Change Gender Equity and Mainstreaming
Governance and capacity development
Knowledge solutions
Partnerships
Private sector development
Sector / Subsector

Transport / Transport policies and institutional development

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

Impact the Project is Aligned with

Timor-Leste Strategic Development Plan, 2011 2030a

Current project

Increased and more efficient movement of people and goods

Overall project

Unchanged

Project Outcome
Description of Outcome

Current project

The MPWTC provides a more reliable and safer road network

Overall project

Unchanged

Progress Toward Outcome
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs

Current project

National roads will be upgraded and climate-proofed

Overall project

Changed output

National roads and district roads are rehabilitated and climate-proofed

Current project

Feasibility studies and detailed design for the future upgrading of priority and road links prepared

Overall project

Unchanged

Current project

Performance-based road maintenance contracts are introduced

Overall project

Unchanged

Current project

Awareness of road safety and transport-related social issues will be increased

Overall project

Unchanged

Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)
Geographical Location
Safeguard Categories
Environment B
Involuntary Resettlement B
Indigenous Peoples C
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
Environmental Aspects

The project is classified category B and uses a sector-like approach to environmental management. International expert services will be provided through the project management unit (PMU) to support DRBFC to prepare environmental assessments in accordance with the requirements of the National Directorate of Environment (NDE). The consultant will support DRBFC in its application for Environmental Licenses for all the subproject roads and other components in the project. The approved EMPs will be included in the civil works bidding documents and incorporated into the construction contract.

During the construction phase, full time national expert services will be provided through the PMU for monitoring the implementation of the environmental management plans by the civil works contractors. Monthly compliance reports will be prepared and submitted to the DRBFC and will be incorporated into the quarterly progress reports to ADB. The civil works contract will contain appropriately scaled remedies for non-compliance.

The project's sample Initial Environmental Examinations (IEE/EARF) were prepared and will be provided later. The EMP will be used to guide environmental mitigation, monitoring, and reporting.

Involuntary Resettlement

The project is classified category B. The widening and improvement of roads under the loan financed sub projects will require additional land. The project EA the CAFI, and the IA the MPW will follow the principles and procedures set out in the RF, (Appendix 2 of the original RRP) to comply with the government s applicable laws and regulations and relevant policies of ADB. The objectives are to (i) avoid resettlement impacts wherever possible; (ii) minimize impacts by exploring alternatives; (iii) enhance, or at least restore, the living standards of affected persons (APs); and (iv) improve the living standards of the poor and vulnerable APs. No additional land or resettlement action is anticipated for the grant-financed district roads.

The RF outlines the principles and procedures to obtain land and address potential resettlement impacts under the project. The EA and the IA will follow the procedures to comply with the government s applicable laws and regulations and relevant policies of ADB.

The PMU will oversee preparation of the RPs by the consulting firm engaged for detailed design work. Supplementary staff to be recruited to the PMU include a part-time international resettlement specialist, a national resettlement specialist.

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. Therefore, the project is a category C project with respect to the ADB Policy on Indigenous Peoples (1998). If necessary, actions will be taken through RFs and RPs.
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design
During Project Implementation
Responsible ADB Officer Phelps, Richard S.
Responsible ADB Department Pacific Department
Responsible ADB Division Transport, Energy and Natural Resources Division, PARD
Executing Agencies
Ministry of Public Works, Transport and Communications (formerly Ministry of Public Works)
Avenida dos martires da Patria
Mandarin, Dili, Timor-Leste
Timetable
Concept Clearance 08 Oct 2014
Fact Finding 13 Oct 2014 to 15 Oct 2014
MRM -
Approval 19 Oct 2016
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 14 Nov 2016

Grant 0504-

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
19 Oct 2016 22 Nov 2016 20 Feb 2017 30 Jun 2019 - -
Financing Plan Grant Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 23.37 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 0.00 19 Oct 2016 0.00 0.00 0%
Counterpart 0.75 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 22.62 19 Oct 2016 0.00 0.00 0%

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