The principal objective of the Project is to assist the Government to improve transport efficiency and thereby enable the country to stimulate economic growth and job creation, leading to reductions in poverty. The Project will maintain about 140 km of the EWH, improve approximately 165 km of roads to all-weather paved surface, construct a district headquarters access road of about 96 km using environment-friendly, labor-based construction methods, develop and implement performance-based maintenance on about 200-300 km of the network, and improve about 10 km of cross-border access road.
|Project Name||Road Network Development|
|Project Type / Modality of Assistance||Loan
|Source of Funding / Amount||
|Strategic Agendas||Regional integration
|Drivers of Change||Gender Equity and Mainstreaming
Governance and capacity development
Private sector development
|Sector / Subsector||
Transport / Road transport (non-urban)
|Gender Equity and Mainstreaming||Some gender elements|
|Description||The principal objective of the Project is to assist the Government to improve transport efficiency and thereby enable the country to stimulate economic growth and job creation, leading to reductions in poverty. The Project will maintain about 140 km of the EWH, improve approximately 165 km of roads to all-weather paved surface, construct a district headquarters access road of about 96 km using environment-friendly, labor-based construction methods, develop and implement performance-based maintenance on about 200-300 km of the network, and improve about 10 km of cross-border access road. The Project will induce more efficient movement of goods and passengers, provide better access to income and employment opportunities and to education and health centers; improve public sector implementation and maintenance capacity in the road sector; support development of private sector capabilities to carry out road improvement and maintenance by contract; improve road safety and axle-load control; and provide community access and complementary facilities through a participatory approach leading to poverty reduction.|
|Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy||Nepal continues to lag behind its neighbors in road infrastructure, with a road network of very low density. Road contact between growth centres and many district headquarters remains problematic. About two thirds of the road network remains unpaved, and much of it remains impassable during wet season. Continued attention to the strategic road network remains essential, as road development of unconnected district headquarters and upgrading of poorly maintained parts of the network will be needed. These activities are consistent with the ADB_s road sector strategy.|
|Description of Outcome|
|Progress Toward Outcome|
|Description of Project Outputs|
|Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)|
|Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects|
|Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation|
|During Project Design|
|During Project Implementation|
|Consulting Services||Consulting services will be required for the (i) detailed design and construction supervision for the civil works under the east-west highway strengthening, roads improvement, feeder-road construction, cross-border access road improvement and road safety and axle-load control; (ii) program design and implementation supervision for PBM; and (iii) poverty reduction impact monitoring. About 170 person-months of international consulting and 1,700 person-months of domestic consulting will be required.|
|Procurement||The civil works contracts will be awarded on the basis of international competitive bidding and local competitive bidding procedures, for about 25-30 contract packages. Civil works packages with contract values more than $1.0 million will be contracted through international competitive bidding.|
|Responsible ADB Officer||Shrestha, Amulya Das|
|Responsible ADB Department||South Asia Department|
|Responsible ADB Division||Nepal Resident Mission|
Ministry of Physical Infrastructure and Transport
Mr. P. Kadariya
Ministry of Physical Planning and Works
|Concept Clearance||08 Mar 1999|
|Fact Finding||19 Mar 2001 to 06 Apr 2001|
|MRM||28 May 2001|
|Approval||13 Dec 2001|
|Last Review Mission||-|
|PDS Creation Date||28 Nov 2006|
|Last PDS Update||10 Dec 2008|
|Approval||Signing Date||Effectivity Date||Closing|
|13 Dec 2001||10 Dec 2002||11 Mar 2003||31 Dec 2007||30 Jun 2009||11 Jan 2010|
|Financing Plan||Loan Utilization|
|Total (Amount in US$ million)||Date||ADB||Others||Net Percentage|
|Project Cost||46.00||Cumulative Contract Awards|
|ADB||46.00||13 Dec 2001||44.02||0.00||98%|
|Cofinancing||0.00||13 Dec 2001||45.06||0.00||100%|
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|Title||Document Type||Document Date|
|Road Network Development: Summary Poverty Intervention and Ethnic Minority Development Plan||Indigenous Peoples Planning Frameworks/Indigenous Peoples Development Frameworks||Sep 2004|
|Road Network Development Project||Summary Environmental Impact Assessments||Aug 2001|
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