The proposed project is designed to achieve three specific objectives: (i) improve road sector efficiency on the main transport corridors in Pakistan, (ii) support regional cooperation by removing or relaxing physical, institutional and other barriers to improve transportation and increase trade; and (iii) institutional capacity building of NHA.
|Project Name||National Highway Development Sector Investment Program-Project 1|
|Project Type / Modality of Assistance||Loan
|Source of Funding / Amount||
|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||Some gender elements|
|Description||The proposed project is designed to achieve three specific objectives: (i) improve road sector efficiency on the main transport corridors in Pakistan, (ii) support regional cooperation by removing or relaxing physical, institutional and other barriers to improve transportation and increase trade; and (iii) institutional capacity building of NHA.|
|Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy||The majority of the 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||Improved and sustainable economic growth.|
|Description of Outcome||1. National Highway NetworK: Improve road sector efficiency on the main transport corridors in Pakistan.|
|Progress Toward Outcome||Outcomes are largely achieved.|
|Description of Project Outputs||National Highway road network infrastructure and operations improved.|
|Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)||Outputs have been achieved - the roads have been built.|
|Geographical Location||Balochistan and Punjab|
|Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects|
|Environmental Aspects||Project completed.|
|Involuntary Resettlement||Project completed.|
|Indigenous Peoples||Project completed.|
|Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation|
|During Project Design||Project completed.|
|During Project Implementation||Project completed.|
|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 consultants shall be selected and engaged as a firm by the Proejct Executing Agency using the quality-and-cost based selection (QCBS) method.|
|Procurement||Procurement of goods and services shall be in accordance with ADB's Guidelines for Procurment following international competitive bidding procedures.|
|Responsible ADB Officer||Singru, Narendra|
|Responsible ADB Department||Central and West Asia Department|
|Responsible ADB Division||Transport and Communications Division, CWRD|
National Highway Authority
Mr. Altaf Chaudhry
NHA, Islamabad, Pakistan.
|Concept Clearance||08 Sep 2005|
|Fact Finding||19 May 2005 to 06 Jun 2005|
|MRM||19 Jul 2005|
|Approval||15 Feb 2006|
|Last Review Mission||-|
|PDS Creation Date||27 Oct 2006|
|Last PDS Update||08 Jan 2013|
|Approval||Signing Date||Effectivity Date||Closing|
|15 Feb 2006||14 Jun 2006||27 Jul 2006||31 Dec 2010||-||19 Apr 2011|
|Financing Plan||Loan Utilization|
|Total (Amount in US$ million)||Date||ADB||Others||Net Percentage|
|Project Cost||220.30||Cumulative Contract Awards|
|ADB||180.00||15 Feb 2006||117.45||0.00||95%|
|Cofinancing||0.00||15 Feb 2006||123.12||0.00||100%|
|Status of Covenants|
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|Title||Document Type||Document Date|
|National Highway Development Sector Investment Program: Project Completion Report||Project/Program Completion Reports||Aug 2016|
|National Highway Development Sector Investment Program - Project 1||Project/Program Completion Reports||Dec 2011|
|Amendments to Rebate and Surcharge Provisions of Loan Agreement for National Highway Development Sector Investment Program - Project 1 between Islamic Republic of Pakistan and ADB dated 1 July 2007||Loan Agreement (Ordinary Resources)||Jun 2007|
|Loan Agreement for National Highway Development Sector Investment Program - Project 1 between Islamic Republic of Pakistan and ADB dated 14 June 2006||Loan Agreement (Ordinary Resources)||Jun 2006|
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|
|Pakistan: National Highway Development Sector Investment Program–Project 1||Validations of Project Completion Reports||May 2014|
None currently available.
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