Pakistan: Sindh Provincial Road Improvement Project

Sovereign Project | 46377-002

Summary

The proposed provincial road improvement project is located in Province of Sindh, Islamic Republic of Pakistan (Pakistan). The proposed project will help provincial road network improvement to enhance connectivity between provincial transport centers and cities with local markets and communities, provide much-needed access to education and health facilities, and contribute to poverty reduction by creation of jobs and employment opportunities.

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Project Name Sindh Provincial Road Improvement Project
Project Number 46377-002
Country Pakistan
Project Status Proposed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Loan
Source of Funding / Amount
Loan: Provincial Roads (Sindh)
Ordinary capital resources US$ 197.85 million
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
Regional integration
Drivers of Change Governance and capacity development
Sector / Subsector Transport - Road transport (non-urban)
Gender Equity and Mainstreaming No gender elements
Description The proposed provincial road improvement project is located in Province of Sindh, Islamic Republic of Pakistan (Pakistan). The proposed project will help provincial road network improvement to enhance connectivity between provincial transport centers and cities with local markets and communities, provide much-needed access to education and health facilities, and contribute to poverty reduction by creation of jobs and employment opportunities.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy

Given its wide geographic coverage of the road network, each province needs to plan, prioritize, and develop its overall road network with a systematic approach over next years.

Of the four provinces, Sindh is selected as the first province with ADB's help to prepare and adopt a strategic plan in road network improvement given its size of road network, availability of maintenance fund, volume of GDP, and condition of the road network.

The road network in Sindh is about 56,257 km, of which NHA manages about 1,365 km of inter-provincial national highway and the Works & Services Department (WSD) manages 17,631 km provincial roads directly and also oversees about 37,261 km district roads indirectly, which are majorly located in rural areas and managed by district governments. A large portion of the network has deteriorated with inadequate pavement and drainage, as a result of poor regulation and endorsement, overloading, inadequate maintenance, and lack of capital investment. At present, more than 50% of provincial road network are in fair to poor condition, and one third is in very poor condition.

Impact an efficient and integrated transportation system that will facilitate the development of a competitive economy established (Pakistan Vision 2025).
Outcome key sections of Sindh provincial highway network improved.
Outputs

About 391 km provincial highway rehabilitated.

Institutional capacity of WSD strengthened.

Geographical Location Province of Sindh
Safeguard Categories
Environment B
Involuntary Resettlement B
Indigenous Peoples C
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
Environmental Aspects The environment impact will be minor, as all works are rehabilitation on existing right of way, and follow existing alignment. The environment management plan (EMP) will be prepared and included in contract to mitigate the impact during construction.
Involuntary Resettlement Land acquisition is not required as the work will be carried out within existing roads and right of ways owned by the project executing agency. Some resettlement isses are envisaged in limited locations due to encroachment. The project is placed under category B for Involuntary resettlement and resettlement plans (as needed) will be prepared and implemented in accordance with SPS 2009
Indigenous Peoples No indigenous people is expected in this project.
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design It is planned to conduct community meetings and consultations with local government, Non Government Organizations, transport related societies. A series of focus group discussions and consultation will be undertaken with all stakeholders as part of poverty assessment, the socio-economic analysis and preparation of resettlement planning documents.
During Project Implementation Meetings and consultations with local government, Non Government Organizations and transport related societies will continue during project implementation.
Business Opportunities
Consulting Services The consultants under the project will be recruited in accordance with ADB's Guidelines on the Use of Consultants (2010, as amended from time to time).
Procurement Goods and civil works financed from the ADB loan will be procured in accordance with ADB's Guidelines for Procurement (2010, as amended from time to time).
Responsible ADB Officer Jiangbo Ning
Responsible ADB Department Central and West Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Transport and Communications Division, CWRD
Executing Agencies
Planning & Development Department, SindhSindh Secretariat
Karachi, Pakistan
Timetable
Concept Clearance 18 Jul 2013
Fact Finding 16 Mar 2015 to 25 Mar 2015
MRM 23 Jul 2015
Approval 28 Sep 2015
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 30 Mar 2015

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