The program will invest in over 300 km of the NTC network. The improvements in NTC highways will reduce the travel time from Karachi to Peshawar by half and provide faster access to the borders with Afghanistan, the Peoples Republic of China (PRC), and Central Asia.
|Project Name||National Trade Corridor Highway Investment Program|
|Project Type / Modality of Assistance||Loan
|Source of Funding / Amount||
|Strategic Agendas||Inclusive economic growth
|Drivers of Change||Governance and capacity development
|Sector / Subsector||
Transport - Road transport (non-urban)
|Gender Equity and Mainstreaming||Some gender elements|
|Description||The program will invest in over 300 km of the NTC network. The improvements in NTC highways will reduce the travel time from Karachi to Peshawar by half and provide faster access to the borders with Afghanistan, the Peoples Republic of China (PRC), and Central Asia.|
|Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy||
NTCHIP will contribute to the economic growth by developing connectivity assets. This will increase the trade competitiveness and regional cooperation.
Sustainable development of the network will be enhanced through continued policy reform and private sector participation. The investments will lead to better road safety and application of safeguards. NTCHIP will further develop capacity at NHA.
|Impact||Increased trade growth|
|Description of Outcome||Efficiency gain for road traffice operation along the National Trade Corridor|
|Progress Toward Outcome||The facility has three tranches: (i) Loan 2400; (ii) Loan 3121/Grant 0434; and (iii) Loan 3197/Grant 0435. Outcome will be be assessed upon completion of the road projects up to December 2017.|
|Description of Project Outputs||
1. Newly constructed and upgraded roads and bridges.
2. NTC Business Plan and Coordinating Body
3. Institutional Capacity Development
|Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)||
Loan 2400 is closing in March 2015. Loans 3121 and 3197 were approved in 2014.
For Loan 3121, civil works contracts were signed on 31 December 2014 for 2 packages: Package 1 for 20.4 km from Hassanabdal to Jari Cas and Package 2 for 19.2 km from Jari Cas to Sarai Saleh. Design review and construction supervision consultant contract was signed on 14 January 2015. The commencement letter was issued by the Engineer on 5 March 2015. Both contractors and consultant mobilized their teams and started their works.
Contract under Loan 3197 for Construction of Hassanabdal-Havelian Expressway section of E-35 - SARAI SALEH TO SIMLAILA was signed on 16 November 2015.
|Geographical Location||Highway sections in the National Trade Corridor|
|Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects|
|Environmental Aspects||No issue.|
|Involuntary Resettlement||Majority of LARP compensation for Tranche 1 has been paid.|
|Indigenous Peoples||No issue.|
|Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation|
|During Project Design||Participation, consultation, and information dissemination were incorporated at several levels during the planning of tranche 1 projects while (i) validating principles on which entitlements for compensation and compensation levels specified in the entitlement matrix for the project are based; (ii) forming committees of people affected; and (iii) minimizing adverse impacts, exploring alternate alignments, and restricting design to adjust to available space.|
|During Project Implementation||
The National Highway Authority (NHA) will ensure that implementation will involve local groups in (i) preparing final compensation listings and individual claim files and in the payment of compensation for acquired land and loss of assets and livelihood; (ii) consultations with displaced people and host communities on relocation options if relocation is necessary; (iii) the Land Acquisition and Resettlement Coordinating Committee (which will include representatives from affected people and NHA and will serve as a liaison with the project for compensation matters, technical design, and construction issues and will participate in any grievance redress); and (iv) monitoring and evaluation during implementation of the
|Consulting Services||Consulting services will be required for, among others, (i) construction supervision, (ii) project management support, (iii) institutional strengthening, and (iv) NTC Highway Business Plan. Consultants were selected and engaged in accordance with ADB's Guidelines on the Use of Consultants. Consulting firms were selected through international competition using the quality- and cost-based selection.|
|Procurement||Procurement to be financed under NTCHIP were carried out in accordance with ADB's Procurement Guidelines. International competitive bidding (ICB) was used for supply contracts estimated to cost the equivalent of $1 million or more. ICB was used for civil works contracts estimated to cost the equivalent of $5 million or more.|
|Responsible ADB Officer||Pyo, Dong-Soo|
|Responsible ADB Department||Central and West Asia Department|
|Responsible ADB Division||Transport and Communications Division, CWRD|
National Highway Authority
Mr. Altaf Ahmad Chaudry
National Highway Authority Ministry of Communications Government of Pakistan 27- Muave Area, G-9/1 Islamabad
|Concept Clearance||02 Mar 2007|
|Fact Finding||13 Mar 2007 to 31 Mar 2007|
|MRM||27 Jun 2007|
|Approval||10 Dec 2007|
|Last Review Mission||-|
|PDS Creation Date||01 Mar 2006|
|Last PDS Update||31 Mar 2016|
MFF Facility Concept 0016-PAK
|Financing Plan||Loan Utilization|
|Total (Amount in US$ million)||Date||ADB||Others||Net Percentage|
|Project Cost||900.15||Cumulative Contract Awards|
|Financing Plan/TA Utilization||Cumulative Disbursements|
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|Title||Document Type||Document Date|
|Amendment to Framework Financing Agreement for MFF 0016-PAK: National Trade Corridor Highway Investment Program||Framework Financing Agreement||Sep 2015|
|Amendment to Framework Financing Agreement for MFF 0016-PAK: National Trade Corridor Highway Investment Program||Framework Financing Agreement||Apr 2014|
|Proposed Multitranche Financing Facility and Technical Assistance Grant: National Trade Corridor Highway Investment Program||Reports and Recommendations of the President||Oct 2007|
|National Trade Corridor Highway Investment Program (NTCHIP)||Initial Poverty and Social Analysis||Aug 2007|
|National Trade Corridor Highway Investment Program||Design and Monitoring Frameworks||Apr 2007|
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.
|Title||Document Type||Document Date|
|National Trade Corridor Highway Investment Program: Land Acquisition and Resettlement Framework||Resettlement Frameworks||Jul 2007|
|National Trade Corridor Highway Investment Program||Environmental Assessment and Review Framework||Apr 2007|
Evaluation Documents See also: Independent Evaluation
None currently available.
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