Pakistan: National Highway Development Sector Investment Program

Sovereign Project | 37559-023 Status: Closed

The Asian Development Bank is working with Pakistan to improve road sector efficiency on the main transport corridors; support regional cooperation by removing or relaxing physical, institutional and other barriers to improve transportation and increase trade, and improving the efficiency and operations of the transport sector. 

Project Name National Highway Development Sector Investment Program
Project Number 37559-023
Country Pakistan
Project Status Closed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Loan
Source of Funding / Amount
Loan 2210-PAK: National Highway Development Sector Investment Program
concessional ordinary capital resources lending / Asian Development Fund US$ 3.00 million
Strategic Agendas Regional integration
Drivers of Change Governance and capacity development
Private sector development
Sector / Subsector

Transport - Road transport (non-urban)

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming No gender elements
Description The project will facilitate finalization of a national transport policy (NTP), facilitate public-private partnership (PPP) transactions, and build institutional capacity in network/business planning, road safety, and road maintenance.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy This loan is a capacity building component of the main project. The main project corridors form part of the Asian highway network and the trade corridors identified by the Central and South Asian Transport and Trade Forum. Together with ongoing and planned road projects in Afghanistan, the Investment Program supports subregional cooperation through physical and nonphysical improvements of critical sections of N25, N50, and N70, which all form part of the transport corridors for Afghanistan, Iran and India. In addition, to providing improved access to ports in southern Pakistan, the Investment Program will facilitate the economic and social development of the corridor areas through improved access and easier movement of people and goods; these help reduce poverty and support pro-poor economic growth.
Impact Economic growth and poverty reduction

Project Outcome

Description of Outcome Institutional Capacity Building of National Highway Authority (NHA)
Progress Toward Outcome Project was partially sucessfull.
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs National Highway Authority Institutional Strengthening
Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues) The project closed on 31 Dec 2010. Financial expected before 30 March 2011.
Geographical Location National Highway Authority, Pakistan

Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects

Environmental Aspects Loan 2210 is a capacity building component together with Loan 2231 which involves the civil works.
Involuntary Resettlement Loan 2210 is a capacity building component together with Loan 2231 which involves the civil works.
Indigenous Peoples Loan 2210 is a capacity building component together with Loan 2231 which involves the civil works.
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design
During Project Implementation

Business Opportunities

Consulting Services The selection, engagement and services of the consultants shall be subject to the provisions of the "Guidelines on the Use of Consultants. The consutlants shall be selected and engaged as a firm by the Project Executing Agency using the quality-and-cost based selection (QCBS) method.
Procurement None

Responsible Staff

Responsible ADB Officer Mitra, Sunil
Responsible ADB Department Central and West Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Transport and Communications Division, CWRD
Executing Agencies
National Highway Authority
Mr. Altaf Chaudhry
[email protected]
NHA, Islamabad


Concept Clearance 08 Mar 2005
Fact Finding 19 May 2005 to 06 Jun 2005
MRM 19 Jul 2005
Approval 13 Dec 2005
Last Review Mission -
PDS Creation Date 27 Feb 2007
Last PDS Update 24 Feb 2011

Loan 2210-PAK

Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
13 Dec 2005 14 Jun 2006 27 Jul 2006 31 Dec 2010 - 31 Mar 2011
Financing Plan Loan Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 3.00 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 3.00 13 Dec 2005 0.67 0.00 99%
Counterpart 0.00 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 13 Dec 2005 0.68 0.00 100%
Status of Covenants
Category Sector Safeguards Social Financial Economic Others
Rating Satisfactory - - - - Satisfactory

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Title Document Type Document Date
Pakistan: National Highway Development Sector Investment Program–Project 1 Validations of Project Completion Reports May 2014

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