Timor-Leste: Road Network Upgrading Sector Project

Sovereign Project | 46260-002 Status: Active

Summary

ADB is helping Timor-Leste upgrade priority sections of the national road network and make them more climate-resilient. The project will upgrade the trans-island road from Manatuto to Natarbora, which will improve national connectivity and support the governments' petroleum and gas developments on the south coast. The project will also establish systems and practices for road maintenance. 

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Project Name Road Network Upgrading Sector Project
Project Number 46260-002
Country Timor-Leste
Project Status Active
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Grant
Loan
Source of Funding / Amount
Loan 3020-TIM: Road Network Upgrading Sector Project
Ordinary capital resources US$ 40.00 million
Loan 3021-TIM: Road Network Upgrading Sector Project
Asian Development Fund US$ 10.00 million
Grant 0404-TIM: Road Network Upgrading Sector Project (additional financing)
GEF-Least Developed Countries Fund US$ 4.50 million
Loan 3341-TIM: Road Network Upgrading Sector Project (additional financing)
Ordinary capital resources US$ 53.00 million
Loan 3342-TIM: Road Network Upgrading Sector Project (additional financing)
Asian Development Fund US$ 23.22 million
Loan: Road Network Upgrading Sector Project
Ordinary capital resources US$ 28.22 million
Asian Development Fund US$ 23.22 million
Strategic Agendas Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Governance and capacity development
Knowledge solutions
Partnerships
Sector / Subsector

Transport - Road transport (non-urban)

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Effective gender mainstreaming
Description
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy
Impact

Project Outcome

Description of Outcome
Progress Toward Outcome

Low disbursements due to bureaucratic reasons.

The project will be scaled up with additional financing approved 3 December 2015. Increased scope will include upgrading of Baucau to Lautem road, Maubere to karimbala and Atabae to Mota Ain roads, bids for civil works will be received Qtr 2 2016 and construction commencement by Qtr4 2016

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

Under construction.

Completed.

On-going.

On-going.

On-going.

To be assessed later.

To be assessed later.

To be assessed later.

Recruitment of other PMU staff still ongoing

To be assessed later.

Geographical Location

Safeguard Categories

Environment B
Involuntary Resettlement B
Indigenous Peoples C

Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects

Environmental Aspects

The project is classified as category B for the environment. An environmental assessment and review framework (EARF) has been prepared to ensure that the project will comply with ADB's Safeguard Policy Statement (2009) and Timor-Leste laws. An initial environmental examination (IEE) has been prepared for the core subproject based on the detailed design. This has been publicly disclosed, along with the EARF on the government and ADB websites. IEEs of five candidate subprojects have also been undertaken, and these will be updated based on the detailed design. The environmental impacts of road upgrading works during construction and operation have been assessed, and can be mitigated to acceptable levels.

The Environmental Management Plan (EMP) from the updated IEE for each subproject will be incorporated in civil works contracts. The EMP will guide the PMU, supervision consultants, and contractors in managing, monitoring, and reporting environmental impact mitigations and compliance. Civil works will not start until (i) the contractor has received training on environmental management and has submitted the site-specific EMP; (ii) the site-specific EMP has been reviewed and cleared by the PMU and supervision consultant; and (iii) an

environment license has been obtained from the National Directorate for Environment. During implementation, the environmental management capacity of the DRBFC and PMU will be strengthened through environment specialists who will provide training.

Involuntary Resettlement

The project has been classified as category B for resettlement. The improvement of roads is expected to be mostly within the existing road corridor, but will require some resettlement involving small areas of land, some houses and shops, and roadside stalls and kiosks. A

resettlement framework has been prepared, providing guidelines on screening, assessment, and the preparation of resettlement plans for road subprojects. A draft resettlement plan has been prepared for the core subproject. This has been disclosed, along with the resettlement

framework on the government and ADB websites. Resettlement plans for other subprojects will be prepared during implementation following the resettlement framework. The MPW will endorse and publicly disclose the resettlement framework and draft resettlement plan, and

disseminate relevant information in local languages in subproject areas.

The MPW will finalize the resettlement plan for each subproject after the detailed design is prepared, and ensure that affected persons receive compensation following the resettlement framework. The MPW will (i) appoint a focal person for land issues; (ii) set up an environmental and social unit within PMU, including social safeguard specialists; (iii) coordinate with the Department of Land, Property and Cadastral Services and other relevant agencies; and (iv) set up national and district committees to implement resettlement activities. The project will strengthen the MPW's social safeguard capacity by providing resettlement specialists (30 person-months) and by conducting training.

Indigenous Peoples The project has been classified as category C for indigenous people.
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design
During Project Implementation

Responsible Staff

Responsible ADB Officer Richard Phelps
Responsible ADB Department Pacific Department
Responsible ADB Division Transport, Energy and Natural Resources Division, PARD
Executing Agencies
Ministry of Transport and Communication
Telecommunication Building
Av. Bispo de Medeiros No. 8 Caicoli
Dili, Timor-Leste
Council for Administration of the Infrastructure Fund (also Conselho Administrativo do Fundo Infraestrutura)
Palacio do Governo,Ministry of Finance
Edificio 5, 1 Andar Dili, Timor-Leste

Timetable

Concept Clearance 29 Aug 2012
Fact Finding 25 Apr 2013 to 10 May 2013
MRM 31 May 2013
Approval -
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 31 Mar 2016

Grant 0404-TIM

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
11 Sep 2014 03 Dec 2015 18 Dec 2015 30 Jun 2020 - -
Financing Plan Grant Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 4.50 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 0.00 11 Sep 2014 0.00 2.93 65%
Counterpart 0.00 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 4.50 11 Sep 2014 0.00 0.06 1%

Loan 3020-TIM

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
19 Sep 2013 18 Nov 2013 03 Mar 2014 30 Jun 2020 - -
Financing Plan Loan Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 108.75 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 40.00 19 Sep 2013 37.41 0.00 94%
Counterpart 68.75 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 19 Sep 2013 6.36 0.00 16%

Loan 3021-TIM

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
19 Sep 2013 18 Nov 2013 03 Mar 2014 30 Jun 2020 - -
Financing Plan Loan Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 10.00 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 10.00 19 Sep 2013 7.69 0.00 83%
Counterpart 0.00 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 19 Sep 2013 4.06 0.00 44%

Loan 3341-TIM

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
03 Dec 2015 04 Mar 2016 19 May 2016 30 Jun 2021 - -
Financing Plan Loan Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 55.39 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 53.00 03 Dec 2015 0.00 0.00 0%
Counterpart 2.39 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 03 Dec 2015 0.00 0.00 0%

Loan 3342-TIM

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
03 Dec 2015 04 Mar 2016 19 May 2016 30 Jun 2021 - -
Financing Plan Loan Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 23.22 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 23.22 03 Dec 2015 0.00 0.00 0%
Counterpart 0.00 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 03 Dec 2015 0.00 0.00 0%
Title Document Type Document Date
Loan Agreement (Special Operations) for Loan 3342-TIM: Road Network Upgrading Sector Project - Additional Financing Loan Agreement (Special Operations) Mar 2016
Loan Agreement for Loan 3341-TIM: Road Network Upgrading Sector Project - Additional Financing Loan Agreement (Ordinary Resources) Mar 2016
Grant Agreement (Global Environment Facility) for Grant 0404-TIM: Road Network Upgrading Sector Project - Additional Financing Grant Agreement Dec 2015
Road Network Upgrading Sector Project (Additional Financing): Project Administration Manual Project/Program Administration Manual Nov 2015
Road Network Upgrading Sector Project (Additional Financing): Report and Recommendation of the President Reports and Recommendations of the President Nov 2015
Road Network Upgrading Sector Project (Additional Financing): Gender Action Plan Gender Action Plans Nov 2015
Road Network Upgrading Sector Project (Additional Financing): Procurement Plan Procurement Plans Nov 2015
Projetu Setor Modernizasaun Rede Estrada: Folla de Dadus Projetu Translated PDS Nov 2013
Loan Agreement for Road Network Upgrading Sector Project Loan Agreement (Ordinary Resources) Nov 2013
Loan Agreement (Special Operations) for Road Network Upgrading Sector Project Loan Agreement (Special Operations) Nov 2013
Road Network Upgrading Sector Project Reports and Recommendations of the President Aug 2013
Road Network Upgrading Sector Project Project/Program Administration Manual Aug 2013
Road Network Upgrading Sector Project Gender Action Plans Aug 2013
Road Network Upgrading Sector Project: Procurement Plan Procurement Plans Aug 2013

Safeguard Documents See also: Safeguards

Safeguard documents provided at the time of project/facility approval may also be found in the list of linked documents provided with the Report and Recommendation of the President.

Evaluation Documents See also: Independent Evaluation

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