Sri Lanka: Southern Highways Investment Program

Sovereign Project | 46374-001

Summary

The proposed technical assistance will (i) prepare an action plan to strengthen the institution and policy framework plan for expressway development and operation, (ii) recommend appropriate construction technologies for Sri Lanka's road sector, and (iii) provide technical support for project preparation to review the feasibility study and preliminary design of Southern Expressway Extension, and to improve the implementation readiness.

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Project Name Southern Highways Investment Program
Project Number 46374-001
Country Sri Lanka
Project Status Approved
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 8271-SRI: Southern Highways Investment Program
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 1.00 million
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Private sector development
Sector / Subsector Transport - Road transport (non-urban)
Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Some gender elements
Description The proposed technical assistance will (i) prepare an action plan to strengthen the institution and policy framework plan for expressway development and operation, (ii) recommend appropriate construction technologies for Sri Lanka's road sector, and (iii) provide technical support for project preparation to review the feasibility study and preliminary design of Southern Expressway Extension, and to improve the implementation readiness.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy

A multitranche financing facility (MFF) is proposed as the financing modality for the investment program because it allows the government to focus on institutional strengthening and project implementation, and to provide an optimal amount of timely financing by arranging contract packages in specialized components and/or a larger size. While the government is utilizing the Road Project Preparatory Facility to prepare (i) the feasibility study and preliminary design of Southern Expressway Extension, and (ii) the detailed design of national highway rehabilitations, technical support is required to assist the government in improving the policy framework for expressway development and operation, and in identifying appropriate construction technology that is environment-friendly and responsive to the climate change.

In addition, the design and pre-construction activities of Southern Expressway Extension is complicated due to its location in densely populated area, its nature of elevated expressway, and its significant impacts to the countrywide expressway network expansion. An independent peer review is needed to help the government and ADB to ensure the quality of project design, and manage the potential risks.

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Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
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Consulting Services

A team of international and national consultants has been engaged following the QCBS method, using 90:10 ratio and full technical proposal for the institutional and policy framework strengthening action plan and construction technology and individual consultants for the technical support for project preparation in accordance with the Guidelines on the use of Consultants. Consulting firm was mobilized on 1 August 2013.

The TA will require 48 person-months of consulting services, 24 international and 24 national. For institutional and policy framework strengthening action plan and construction technology, five international and 4 national consultants will be needed with expertise in (i) institutional strengthening for expressway development and operation, (ii) road pricing, (iii) intelligent transport system, (iv) performance-based road maintenance, and (v) road construction technology. For the technical support for project preparation, one international and one national consultant with general knowledge on expressway development and management will be selected. Expressway disbursement under the TA will be carried out in accordance with ADB's TA Disbursement Handbook. Procurement of equipment will follow ADB's Procurement Guidelines. The equipment will be handed over to the government upon TA completion.

Responsible ADB Officer Chen Chen
Responsible ADB Department South Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Transport and Communications Division, SARD
Executing Agencies
Ministry of Hways, Higher Educ & Investment Promo(National Road Safety Secretariat)
Sethsiripaya Office Complex
P.O. Box 53, Battaramulla, Sri Lanka
Timetable
Concept Clearance -
Fact Finding -
MRM -
Approval 10 Dec 2012
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 31 Mar 2015

TA 8271-SRI

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
10 Dec 2012 07 Jan 2013 07 Jan 2013 30 Jun 2014 30 Sep 2016 -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
1,000,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 1,000,000.00 10 Dec 2012 360,330.71

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