Sri Lanka: Roads Network Improvement

Nonsovereign Project | 28331-013 Status: Archived

Project Details

Project Officer
ADB Disclosure South Asia Department Request for information
  • Sri Lanka
  • Transport
Project Name Roads Network Improvement
Project Number 28331-013
Country Sri Lanka
Location Western, Central, Southern, and Northern Provinces
Approval Number 1649
Type or Modality of Assistance
1649 ADF US$ 80.00 million Approved
Strategic Agendas
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
Project Sponsor(s)

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

Safeguard Categories

Environment B
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples

Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects

Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation

Business Opportunities

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

Concept Clearance -
Due Diligence
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

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.

None currently available.

Evaluation Documents See also: Independent Evaluation

Title Document Type Document Date
Sri Lanka: Road Network Improvement Project Validations of Project Completion Reports Aug 2010

Related Publications

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