Pakistan: National Highway Development Sector Investment Program
This report validates the completion of the program. The program’s investment projects were drawn from the government’s National Highway Development Plan. The program's Project 1 was designed to reduce transport costs and travel times including relieving congestion in urban and industrial areas on N25 and N70. In 2009, ADB approved the second tranche of a multitranche financing facility to finance Project 2, which involved road construction and improvements on two highway sections—N65 Sukkur–Jacobabad (65 km) and N50 Qila Saifullah–Zhob (155 km). This institutional strengthening project was designed to meet National Housing Authority's needs. As reflected in the Medium-Term Development Framework, the project’s design included policy reform and institutional development to (i) formulate a national transport policy; (ii) enhance public–private partnership in road infrastructure development; (iii) build capacity in the National Housing Authority, including network, business planning, and strengthening of transparency and accountability policies; (iv) improve national highway road safety; and (v) upgrade road maintenance. This project also aimed to implement a computerized management information system for daily traffic flow analysis.
This report validates the completion report of the project. IED overall assessment: Successful.