The objective of the TA is (i) to prepare a high priority road improvement project for ADB's follow-on investment that will support the priority road improvement programs set-out by the road master plan; and (ii) to strengthen the capacity of MPW and MOT for project management and procurement and regulation of road transport services.
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TA 4828-AFG: Road Rehabilitation and Capacity Building Cluster
Technical Assistance Special Fund
Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change
Governance and capacity development
Sector / Subsector
- Road transport (non-urban)
Gender Equity and Mainstreaming
No gender elements
The objective of the TA is (i) to prepare a high priority road improvement project for ADB's follow-on investment that will support the priority road improvement programs set-out by the road master plan; and (ii) to strengthen the capacity of MPW and MOT for project management and procurement and regulation of road transport services. Consequently, the TA will have 3 components: (i) the project preparation component that will prepare a road rehabilitation project with the established viability from engineering, economic, social, and environmental perspective; (ii) MPW capacity building component that will establish a project management and procurement unit in MPW, develop project management and procurement manuals including handbooks for land acquisition and resettlement and environment impact assessment for road sector projects, and develop and implement human resources development programs and training courses; and (iii) MOT capacity building component that will strengthen the capacity of MOT to carry out its regulatory functions for road transport services, particularly for operator licensing; refusal, suspension, and revocations of licenses; license fees; appeal procedures; planning of routes and terminals; control of terminals; monitoring of services; reporting of offences; enforcemnt of license regulations; penalty provisions; and the system to monitor the payments of fines.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy
Once the ring-road has been rehabilitated, Afghanistan s road infrastructure needs to move from an emergency program to a rehabilitation and reconstruction program. Improvements to the North South and East West corridors through the central mountain region will provide access to remote communities and to mines, gas fields, and sources of agricultural products, and will open up alternative links to the ring road. The Ministry of Public Works needs to build its capacity for road improvement projects after years of donor support.
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
Three separate teams of international consultants will be engaged through firms for project preparation component, MPW capacity building component and MOT capacity building component using the simplified technical proposal procedures based on the quality and cost-based selection method and in accordance with ADB's Guidelines on the Use of Consultants. The project preparation component will require 35 person-months of international and 43 person-months of domestic consulting services; the MPW capacity building component 28 person-months of international and 28 person-months of domestic consulting services; and the MOT capacity building component 20 person-months of international and 24 person-months of domestic consulting services. Domestic consultants will be engaged separately after mobilization of international teams in accordance with ADB's Guidelines on the Use of Consultants.
Responsible ADB Officer
Responsible ADB Department
Central and West Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division
Transport and Communications Division, CWRD
Ministry of Public Works Dr. Wali M. Rasooli, Deputy Minister 1st Macrorayan Abdul Haq Square Kabul, AfghanistanMinistry of Transport and Civil Aviation Allhaj Nasir Ahmad Insaf email@example.com Ministry of Transport and Communication