Pakistan: National Highway Network Development in Balochistan Project

Sovereign Project | 47281-001

Summary

The project will rehabilitate 79 km of the existing two-lane road of Zhob Mughal Kot (N50) and 128 km of the existing two-lane road of Qila Saifullah Waghum (N70) in Balochistan of Pakistan.

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Project Name National Highway Network Development in Balochistan Project
Project Number 47281-001
Country Pakistan
Project Status Approved
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Loan
Source of Funding / Amount
Loan 3134-PAK: National Highway Network Development in Balochistan Project
Ordinary capital resources US$ 121.40 million
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Partnerships
Sector / Subsector Transport - Road transport (non-urban)
Gender Equity and Mainstreaming No gender elements
Description The project will rehabilitate 79 km of the existing two-lane road of Zhob Mughal Kot (N50) and 128 km of the existing two-lane road of Qila Saifullah Waghum (N70) in Balochistan of Pakistan.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy Balochistan is situated in the southwest of Pakistan and the largest province by area constituting 44% of Pakistan's total land mass. It is bordered by Afghanistan north and north-west, Iran to the south-west, Punjab and Sindh, and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and the Federally Administered Tribal Areas to the north-east. To the south lies the Arabian Sea. It links the geopolitical regions of the Middle East, Central and South Asia, and provides the shortest route to seaports from Central Asia and Xinjian province of PRC. Despite the large potential as a transport hub, its economic development has been in doldrums because of poor security and political instability and its transport infrastructure is in a dire state, hardly serviceable for regional transit traffic. The road network and connectivity is poorest in the country. The length of the national highways in the province is about 2,300 km. Balochistan has still, however, the lowest density of roads among the four provinces of Pakistan. Poor connectivity and access continue to be a major problem, which particularly affect the poor, who live mostly in the rural areas. Several sections of existing roads and highways are too narrow with respect to the traffic carried, and in poor condition; the conditions cause high vehicle operating cost and compromise road safety.
Impact Accessible, affordable, and safe road network in Balochistan
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome Reduced transport cost from Balochistan to the political and industrial centers of the country
Progress Toward Outcome
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs

Two-lane roads of Zhob-Mughal Kot and Qila Saifullah-Waghum rehabilitated

Community facilitation centers integrated into the improved mobility through rehabilitated project roads

Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)
Geographical Location Balochistan
Safeguard Categories
Environment B
Involuntary Resettlement B
Indigenous Peoples C
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
Environmental Aspects The impact on environment, involuntary resettlement, and indigenous peoples will be assessed. According to the initial assessment, the project is classified as Category B for environment and involuntary resettlement impact and as Category C for indigenous peoples impact.
Involuntary Resettlement The impact on environment, involuntary resettlement, and indigenous peoples will be assessed. According to the initial assessment, the project is classified as Category B for environment and involuntary resettlement impact and as Category C for indigenous peoples impact.
Indigenous Peoples The impact on environment, involuntary resettlement, and indigenous peoples will be assessed. According to the initial assessment, the project is classified as Category B for environment and involuntary resettlement impact and as Category C for indigenous peoples impact.
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design At the design stage of the project, due diligence are being undertaken. Discussions with the stakeholders are ongoing for the resettlement plan, initial environmental examination, and economic analysis of the project.
During Project Implementation Information dissemination and consultation will continue throughout the project implementation.
Business Opportunities
Consulting Services

Recruitment of design review, contract administration and construction supervision consultant is ongoing.

Consultants will be recruited in accordance with ADB's Guidelines on the Use of Consultants (2013, as amended from time to time).

Procurement

Bidding documents for 2 civil works packages are being finalized.

Procurement of goods, civil works, and services financed from the ADB loan under the project will be done in accordance with ADB's Guidelines for Procurement (2013, as amended from time to time). To ensure competition, international competitive bidding procedures will be adopted.

Responsible ADB Officer Dong-Soo Pyo
Responsible ADB Department Central and West Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Transport and Communications Division, CWRD
Executing Agencies
National Highway AuthorityRoom No. 110, 1st Floor,
NC Building, Sector G-9/1
Islamabad, Pakistan
Timetable
Concept Clearance 08 Nov 2013
Fact Finding 24 Oct 2013 to 30 Oct 2013
MRM 20 May 2014
Approval 27 Jun 2014
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 18 Mar 2015

Loan

Financing Plan Loan Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 0.00 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 0.00 - 0.00 0.00 %
Counterpart 0.00 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 - 0.00 0.00 %

Loan 3134-PAK

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
27 Jun 2014 12 May 2015 10 Aug 2015 31 Dec 2018 - -
Financing Plan Loan Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 161.40 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 121.40 27 Jun 2014 0.00 0.00 0%
Counterpart 40.00 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 27 Jun 2014 0.00 0.00 0%

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