|Project Name||Roads Network Improvement|
|Location||Western, Central, Southern, and Northern Provinces|
|Type or Modality of Assistance||
|Drivers of Change|
|Sector / Subsector||
Transport - Road transport (non-urban)
|Gender Equity and Mainstreaming|
|Responsible ADB Department||South Asia Department|
|Responsible ADB Division||Sri Lanka Resident Mission|
|Responsible ADB Officer||ADB Disclosure|
The objective of Bank assistance is to modernize and
streamline sector policies and institutional capacity to enable the effective planning and management of the entire road network to meet the needs of the growing economy. The Project will provide investment finance and advisory services to improve part of the high-priority national road infrastructure as well as the upgrading of the private construction industry. The scope of the proposed Project will include (i) improvement
of geometric alignment and pavement strengthening (Option 1) of about 189 kms of Class A and B roads, (ii) pavement strengthening only (Option 2) of about 156 km of Class A and B roads, (iii) rehabilitation and/or widening of 47 bridges, (iv) construction supervision, (v) capacity building in the local road construction industry, and (vi) engineering studies for the Southern Transport Corridor Project. (Piggybacked to this loan is Reengineering of Road Sector Institutions technical assistance).
|Objectives and Scope|
|Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy|
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
|Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation|
|Consulting Services||About 165 person-months of international consulting services and 750 person-months of domestic consulting services will be required for Project supervision. In addition, consulting services will be required to assist in the development of the local road construction industry through the provision of on-site advice to contractors and through formal training programs relating to technical and financial management. These services will require about 130 person-months of international consulting services and 40 person-months of domestic consulting services.|
|Procurement||The five largest civil works packages for road improvement works will be procured through international competitive bidding, while the rest of the contracts for improvement works and all of the contracts for pavement strengthening works will be carried through local competitive bidding. Procurement of civil works will be carried out in two phases.|
Timetable for assistance design, processing and implementation
|Credit Committee Meeting||15 Jun 1998|
|Approval||08 Dec 1998|
|PDS Creation Date||02 Feb 2007|
|Last PDS Update||16 Apr 2010|
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|Title||Document Type||Document Date|
|Road Network Improvement Project||Project/Program Completion Reports||Dec 2009|
|Roads Network Improvement Project: Project Procurement-Related Review||Project Procurement-Related Reviews||Jul 2003|
|Road Network Improvement Project||Reports and Recommendations of the President||Nov 1998|
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