The objective is to assist the Government institutionalize a sustainable and systematic road network maintenance operation in the Highlands region. The Project will establish the required road conditions by restoring the road network to the appropriate standards for meeting the current demand and to enable effective maintenance. The Project will assist the government to upgrade its road maintenance operation in the Highlands region to carry out timely and effective asset management and maintenance. The Project will help the road network serve its role in facilitating economic growth and social integration of remote communities to the mainstream of the economy.
|Project Name||Road Upgrading and Maintenance|
|Country||Papua New Guinea
|Project Type / Modality of Assistance||Loan
|Source of Funding / Amount||
|Strategic Agendas||Inclusive economic growth
|Drivers of Change|
|Sector / Subsector||
Transport - Road transport (non-urban)
|Gender Equity and Mainstreaming||No gender elements|
|Description||The objective is to assist the Government institutionalize a sustainable and systematic road network maintenance operation in the Highlands region. The Project will establish the required road conditions by restoring the road network to the appropriate standards for meeting the current demand and to enable effective maintenance. The Project will assist the government to upgrade its road maintenance operation in the Highlands region to carry out timely and effective asset management and maintenance. The Project will help the road network serve its role in facilitating economic growth and social integration of remote communities to the mainstream of the economy. The scope of the Project includes (i) road upgrading subprojects in the Provinces of Southern Highlands, Eastern Highlands, Western Highlands, Simbu, and Enga, (ii) asset management including rehabilitation subprojects in the same provinces, (iii) training, (iv) detailed designs, and construction supervision, and (v) strengthening of Project implementation and the road maintenance operation through formation for the Highlands Region Maintenance Group.|
|Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy||
The Government's macroeconomic objectives aim at stability through (i) implementation of a structural adjustment program supported by International Monetary Fund and the World Bank; (ii) containment of the budget deficit; and (iii) improvement of living standards by investing in infrastructure maintenance, health, and education. The Medium Term Development Strategy 1997-2002 is the principal policy guideline for the country's economic and social development. The Public Investment Program for 1999-2003 is consistent with these priorities. Under the Program, infrastructure accounts for 40.4 percent, with capacity-building accounting for 18 percent and capital investment of 82 percent.
This was listed in ADB's Country Assistance Plan (1999-2001). The Project also complements the ADB-funded Health Sector Development Program providing access to rural areas for the distribution of health and medical supplies.
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|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||International consulting services will be needed for (i) detailed engineering designs, and construction supervision, and (ii) strengthening of Project implementation and the road maintenance operation. These will be selected by DOWI in accordance with the Bank's Guidelines on the Use of Consultants. Expressions of Interest (EOIs) called for by Executing Agency for strengthening of project implementation and road maintenance operations.|
|Procurement||Civil works will be carried out through contracts awarded on the basis of International Competitive Bidding and Local Competitive Bidding in accordance with the Bank's Guidelines on Procurement. DOWI will prequalify contractors in accordance with the Bank's Guidelines on Procurement.|
|Responsible ADB Officer||Lee, Allan|
|Responsible ADB Department||Pacific Department|
|Responsible ADB Division||Papua New Guinea Resident Mission|
Department of Works
Mr. Joel Luma
PO Box 1108, Boroko, NCD, Papua New Guinea
|Concept Clearance||08 Mar 1999|
|Fact Finding||13 Apr 1999 to 29 Apr 1999|
|MRM||09 Jun 1999|
|Approval||16 Nov 1999|
|Last Review Mission||-|
|PDS Creation Date||10 Nov 2006|
|Last PDS Update||27 Apr 2010|
|Approval||Signing Date||Effectivity Date||Closing|
|16 Nov 1999||17 Nov 1999||15 Feb 2000||30 Jun 2006||30 Jun 2010||10 Nov 2010|
|Financing Plan||Loan Utilization|
|Total (Amount in US$ million)||Date||ADB||Others||Net Percentage|
|Project Cost||114.60||Cumulative Contract Awards|
|ADB||63.00||16 Nov 1999||49.98||0.00||84%|
|Cofinancing||0.00||16 Nov 1999||59.18||0.00||100%|
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|Papua New Guinea: Road Maintenance and Upgrading (Sector) Project||Validations of Project Completion Reports||Jan 2015|
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