Papua New Guinea: Highlands Region Road Improvement Investment Program-Project 1
The Highlands Region Road Improvement Investment Program, a multitranche financing facility (MFF), aimed to ensure the maintenance of the Highlands Core Road Network, comprising 2,500 kilometers (km) of major national and provincial roads. The MFF is funded through three tranches. The first tranche (Project 1) had six components. The physical component was improvements to 211 km of national roads. Two components supported the Department of Works (DOW) and the National Roads Authority (NRA) in project implementation. Another two components were for consulting services to both DOW and NRA for project supervision, and consulting services for capacity development and improving road transport services. The last component was for a socioeconomic monitoring study. Projects 2 and 3 are ongoing projects.
This report validates the completion report's assessment of the program. IED overall assessment: Less than successful.