|Project Name||Baucau to Viqueque Highway Project|
|Project Type / Modality of Assistance||Loan
|Source of Funding / Amount||
|Strategic Agendas||Inclusive economic growth
|Drivers of Change||Gender Equity and Mainstreaming
Governance and capacity development
|Sector / Subsector||
Transport / Road transport (non-urban)
|Gender Equity and Mainstreaming||Effective gender mainstreaming|
|Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy|
|Impact||Increased and more efficient movement of people and goods|
|Outcome||More reliable and safer road network|
Improved and safe Baucau to Viqueque Road
Sustainable maintenance arrangements for improved Baucau to Viqueque Road
Improved maintenance planning and asset management
Draft legislation to establish Land Transport Authority
|Geographical Location||Baucau, Viqueque|
|Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects|
Following the process and procedures already established by the PMU, the environmental assessment is reported in the simplified environmental impact statement (SEIS), which is equivalent to an initial environmental examination, including the inclusion of an environmental management plan (EMP). The SEIS has been reviewed by ADB to ensure that in addition to meeting the country safeguard system for environment, it complies with the requirements of ADB's Safeguard Policy Statement. Environmental impacts will be similar in scale to those of completed and ongoing national road projects. The main impacts will be during the construction stage and will include (i) vegetation and tree removal, and utilities relocation during site clearing and establishment works; (ii) dust, noise, runoff, sedimentation, and slope stability issues from earthworks, including excavations; and (iii) waste generation/management, spoil disposal, health and safety, and traffic management issues during construction activities. The road alignment traverses close to three protected areas. The potential impacts will largely be site-specific and readily mitigated through measures identified in the EMP. Few, if any, of the impacts will be irreversible. As reported in the SEIS, meaningful consultation was undertaken. The grievance redress mechanism established for ongoing projects is included in the SEIS, and will be implemented under the project. The draft SEIS has been disclosed on the ADB website and will be updated. Upon completion, it will be disclosed locally.
The process of minerals license application will require preparation of a location application, mining plan, and site-specific EMP for each new materials source. Training and support will be provided by construction supervision consultants to the successful contractor to prepare and implement the construction EMP, submit the minerals license applications, and monitor construction EMP compliance. Capacity building of DRBFC environmental safeguards staff will be provided through mentoring and on-the-job training by the PMU and construction supervision consultants, as detailed in the PAM. Particular conditions of contract in the bidding documents include provisions for the employer to enforce environment safeguards compliance by the contractor.
|Involuntary Resettlement||A resettlement plan was prepared for the Baucau Venilale and Venilale Viqueque road sections based on the detailed design completed in 2015. These resettlement plans will be updated to validate all impacts. The improvement of roads is expected to be mostly within the existing road corridor, but will require small areas of agricultural land; removal of crops and trees; and permanent and temporary impacts on residential houses, shops, and roadside stalls and kiosks. There are an estimated 82 affected households or 402 affected persons, but only 34 households or 146 persons will experience significant impacts from physical and/or economic displacement. The MPWTC will ensure that affected persons receive entitlements and compensation following the resettlement plan. Key stakeholders and affected persons have been consulted during the resettlement plan preparation and disclosure, and will be further consulted during the resettlement plan update and implementation. The PMU will be responsible for overall monitoring and supervision of safeguards activities, working closely with the PISC. The capacity building of the DRBFC safeguard staff by the PMU is ongoing with ADB's financing through other road projects.|
|Indigenous Peoples||The project will not trigger ADB's Policy on Indigenous Peoples (1998) since no distinct or vulnerable indigenous groups will be affected by the project.|
|Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation|
|During Project Design||The project has been designed in consultation with the government, including the Ministry of Finance, Loan and PPP Unit, and Development Partner Monitoring Unit and Ministry of Public Works, Transport and Communications, Project Management Unit, and Maintenance Division. Development partners and non-government organizations active in the transport sector were also consulted. Landowners have also been consulted, especially those requiring resettlement or who have assets affected by the project. Meetings with sucos were arranged to help develop the gender action plan and poverty assessments. Separate meetings with men and women were held. Road users including drivers, and users of anggunas and microlets were also consulted.|
|During Project Implementation|
|Consulting Services||An estimated 930 person-months (330 international, 600 national) of consulting services are required to (i) facilitate project management, (ii) provide construction supervision services, and (iii) implement and monitor environmental and social mitigation measures. Consulting firms will be engaged using the quality- and cost-based selection (QCBS) method with a standard quality:cost ratio of 90:10 and quality based selection where appropriate. Individual consultants will be recruited using Individual Consultant Selection (ICS).|
|Procurement||See Procurement plan of this project.|
|Responsible ADB Officer||Ling, David Tai-Wen|
|Responsible ADB Department||Pacific Department|
|Responsible ADB Division||Transport, Energy and Natural Resources Division, PARD|
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
|Concept Clearance||30 May 2017|
|Fact Finding||18 May 2017 to 01 Jun 2017|
|MRM||28 Jul 2017|
|Last Review Mission||-|
|Last PDS Update||29 Sep 2017|
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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.
|Title||Document Type||Document Date|
|Baucau to Viqueque Highway Project: Road Link A06-02 Venilale-Viqueque Section Resettlement Plan||Resettlement Plans||Jun 2017|
|Baucau to Viqueque Highway Project: Road Link A06-01 Baucau-Venilale Section Resettlement Plan||Resettlement Plans||Jun 2017|
Evaluation Documents See also: Independent Evaluation
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|Tender Title||Type||Status||Posting Date||Deadline|
|Project Implementation and Construction Supervision Services||Firm - Consulting||Active||14 Sep 2017||13 Oct 2017|
|51115-TIM: Upgrading and Maintenance of the Baucau – Viqueque Highway Project & Consultant Services for Project Implementation and Construction Supervision||Advance Notice||Active||30 Aug 2017|
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