Pakistan: National Highway Network Development in Balochistan Project

Sovereign Project | 47281-001 Status: Active


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Project Name National Highway Network Development in Balochistan Project
Project Number 47281-001
Country Pakistan
Project Status Active
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Loan

Source of Funding / Amount
Grant 0451-PAK: National Highway Network Development in Balochistan Project
Department for International Development of the United Kingdom US$ 72.40 million
Loan 3134-PAK: National Highway Network Development in Balochistan Project
Ordinary capital resources US$ 122.60 million
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Partnerships
Sector / Subsector

Transport - Road transport (non-urban)

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming No gender elements
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy

Project Outcome

Description of Outcome
Progress Toward Outcome ADB approved the EA's recommendation for award of contracts on 13 November 2015. The contracts are expected to be signed during 2nd quarter of 2016 and the contractors and construction supervision consultants will be mobilized immediately thereafter.
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs
Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues) Road construction is underway upon mobilization of the contractors expected during second quarter of 2016. Community facilitation centers will be facilitated during project implementation.
Geographical Location Balochistan

Safeguard Categories

Environment B
Involuntary Resettlement B
Indigenous Peoples C

Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects

Environmental Aspects The project has been categorized environment category B. The civil works associated with the two road rehabilitation subprojects are limited to resurfacing and some widening. This will involve minimum civil works, and the entire operation will remain within the existing right-of-way (ROW) of both highways. The environmental impacts that will result from this are limited to the construction phase of the two subprojects; all impacts will be temporary in nature, with no residual long-term impacts. Initial environmental examination reports for the two project roads were prepared and uploaded on the ADB website.
Involuntary Resettlement The project is classified category B for resettlement impacts. The project was designed to avoid land acquisition and minimize the involuntary resettlement impacts by adopting existing alignment of the project roads and using the most feasible technical design. Resettlement plans were prepared in accordance with national legal requirements and ADB's Safeguard Policy Statement (2009). According to the census survey, no affected household will be physically or economically displaced.
Indigenous Peoples The project roads are located in the settled areas of Balochistan Province, with no indigenous peoples as defined under ADB's Safeguard Policy Statement (2009). Therefore, no indigenous peoples communities will be affected by the project. Accordingly, the project is classified category C under ADB's Safeguard Policy Statement, with no indigenous peoples planning documents required.
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design Public consultation and information disclosure were undertaken during the preparation of resettlement plans, including affected persons and the public along the project roads.
During Project Implementation The consultation and information-sharing process will be continued throughout project implementation.

Business Opportunities

Consulting Services Consulting Services are in accordance with ADB''s Guidelines on the Use of Consultants (2013, as amended from time to time). A construction supervision consulting firm for the four civil works contracts was selected for the Project.
Procurement Procurement of civil works under the project is in accordance with ADB''s Guidelines for Procurement (2015, as amended from time to time) using international competitive bidding procedure. Four civil works contracts were advertised under the project: (i) Zhob-Mughal Kot-N50 (2 lots); and (ii) Qila Saifullah-Waghum Rud-N70 (2 lots).

Responsible Staff

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 Authority
Room No. 110, 1st Floor,
NC Building, Sector G-9/1
Islamabad, Pakistan


Concept Clearance 08 Nov 2013
Fact Finding 24 Oct 2013 to 30 Oct 2013
MRM 20 May 2014
Approval -
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 31 Mar 2016

Grant 0451-PAK

Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
03 Nov 2015 14 Jan 2016 02 Feb 2016 31 Dec 2018 - -
Financing Plan Grant Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 72.40 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 0.00 03 Nov 2015 0.00 70.00 97%
Counterpart 0.00 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 72.40 03 Nov 2015 0.00 0.00 0%

Loan 3134-PAK

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 162.60 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 122.60 27 Jun 2014 72.95 0.00 60%
Counterpart 40.00 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 27 Jun 2014 10.96 0.00 9%

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