Pakistan: National Trade Corridor Highway Investment Program - Tranche 3

Sovereign Project | 40075-043

The Asian Development Bank is helping Pakistan improve highways along its national trade corridor, which handles the bulk of the country's freight movements and provides a gateway to Afghanistan and Central Asia. The program aims to cut the cost of trade and transport logistics along the route. Tranche 3 funds a 19 km expressway between Sarai Saleh and Havelian in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Province.

Project Details

  • Project Officer
    Ghafoor, Khurram
    Central and West Asia Department
    Request for information
  • Country/Economy
    Pakistan
  • Modality
    • Grant
    • Loan
  • Sector
    • Transport
Project Name National Trade Corridor Highway Investment Program - Tranche 3
Project Number 40075-043
Country / Economy Pakistan
Project Status Closed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Grant
Loan
Source of Funding / Amount
Loan 3197-PAK: National Trade Corridor Highway Investment Program - Tranche 3
Ordinary capital resources US$ 87.80 million
Grant 0435-PAK: National Trade Corridor Highway Investment Program - Tranche 3 (Partial Substitution of ADB OCR Loan)
Department for International Development US$ 39.20 million
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
Regional integration
Drivers of Change Governance and capacity development
Partnerships
Sector / Subsector

Transport / Road transport (non-urban)

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming No gender elements
Description The Project 3 (E35: Hasanabdal-Havellian Expressway Package-3) is part of the National Trade Corridor and the Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation (CAREC) Corridor 5. E-35 connects the existing Islamabad - Peshawar Motorway M1 near Hasanabadal to Havelian near Abbotabad.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy Project is part of the Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation (CAREC). The Project is almost parallel with existing N-35 which is urbanized in many sections. Due to high traffic volume and deteriorated road condition, E-35 is necessary in order to improve the sub-regional connectivity within Pakistan, and to China, Afghanistan and other central Asian countries. It will be PAK Investment Project 119 under corridor 5 of CAREC. It will improve regional connectivity through improving linkages with the neighboring countries and developing inter-provincial linkages to improve sub-regional connectivity. The project will construct a north-south access controlled expressway system to link the northern area of the country to existing expressway network and lead to better connectivity within Pakistan, and to China and Afghanistan and other central Asian countries.
Impact efficiency gain for road traffic operation along the National Trade Corridor.
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome improved regional network for the movement of goods and people along E35 expressway.
Progress Toward Outcome Civil Work construction is ongoing.
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs Expressway connecting Sarai Saleh and Havelian constructed and operational.
Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues) Construction work in ongoing.
Geographical Location
Safeguard Categories
Environment A
Involuntary Resettlement A
Indigenous Peoples C
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
Environmental Aspects The Project is a new alignment through areas that are sparsely populated, therefore an Environment Category A project; there are no protected areas in the vicinity with no significant or thick vegetation. As required by and ADB's Safeguard Policy Statement (2009) and the EARF for the MFF an EIA was prepared for the entire alignment of E35. Climate change risks and mitigation measures were also considered in the design. The draft EIA was disclosed on 20 March 2012 on both the ADB and NHA websites. Public consultations were conducted with communities along the alignment in 2009 and 2012, respectively; community concerns were addressed through the EIA and incorporated into the Project design.
Involuntary Resettlement The land acquisition and resettlement framework has been updated, endorsed by NHA, cleared by ADB and disclosed on ADB and NHA websites. The LARP was prepared in accordance with the approved updated LARF, the Land Acquisition Act of 1894 and ADB's SPS (2009), and was disclosed to displaced persons and uploaded to the ADB and NHA websites in November 2013. An independent land assessment study is under process for the Project to identify gaps (if any) between valuation by government and ADB replacement cost. The result of the independent valuation will be duly incorporated into the LARP.
Indigenous Peoples No indigenous people are identified in and around the Project corridor.
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design All the affected persons in communities were involved in the project impact and socio-economic survey and assessment. On various occasions during meetings, interviews, focus group discussions, public consultation workshops, and community consultation meetings, local representatives participated in the planning and their concerns have been integrated into the construction design, EIA, and LARP. Before implementation, the village leaders and elders will further discuss and consult with the affected persons to ensure that their interests are protected as per ADB guidelines and the relevant laws of Pakistan. NHA will disclose the LARP locally in the communities, in the local language. The LARP will also be posted on ADB 's website and resettlement information booklets in the local language distributed to affected households prior to tranche approval. The resettlement information booklet contains the resettlement scope, project schedule, compensation rates for land and other assets, relocation and economic rehabilitation' strategies, and grievance redress mechanisms.
During Project Implementation Consultation with national stakeholders will continue during implementation.
Business Opportunities
Consulting Services Not Required.
Procurement

Construction of Sarai Saleh-Havelian Expressway Section (E35-III), Estimated value US$116.6 million

Procurement of goods, civil works, and services financed from the ADB loan under the project will be done in accordance with ADB's Guidelines for Procurement (2013, as amended from time to time). To ensure competition, international competitive bidding procedures will be adopted.

Responsible ADB Officer Ghafoor, Khurram
Responsible ADB Department Central and West Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Pakistan Resident Mission
Executing Agencies
National Highway Authority
Mr. Barakzaie
Room No. 110, 1st Floor,
NC Building, Sector G-9/1
Islamabad, Pakistan
Timetable
Concept Clearance -
Fact Finding -
MRM 14 Oct 2014
Approval 25 Nov 2014
Last Review Mission -
PDS Creation Date 21 Oct 2009
Last PDS Update 29 Mar 2018

Grant 0435-PAK

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
31 Jul 2015 01 Sep 2015 08 Oct 2015 17 Dec 2017 - 23 Oct 2017
Financing Plan Grant Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 39.20 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 0.00 17 Jun 2022 0.00 33.54 86%
Counterpart 0.00 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 39.20 17 Jun 2022 0.00 33.54 86%
Status of Covenants
Category Sector Safeguards Social Financial Economic Others
Rating - Satisfactory - Satisfactory - -

Loan 3197-PAK

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
25 Nov 2014 01 Sep 2015 08 Oct 2015 10 Dec 2017 - 15 Dec 2017
Financing Plan Loan Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 110.80 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 87.80 17 Jun 2022 50.99 0.00 100%
Counterpart 23.00 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 17 Jun 2022 50.99 0.00 100%
Status of Covenants
Category Sector Safeguards Social Financial Economic Others
Rating - Satisfactory - Satisfactory - -

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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 - Tranche 3: Hassanabdal Havelian Expressway (E-35) Environmental Monitoring Report (September 2019) Environmental Monitoring Reports Sep 2019
National Trade Corridor Highway Investment Program - Tranche 3 (Package III): Hassanabdal-Havelian Expressway (E-35) External Monitoring Report of Implementation of Land Acquisition and Resettlement Plan (May 2018) Social Monitoring Reports Jan 2019
National Trade Corridor Highway Investment Program - Tranche 3: Hassanabdal Havelian Expressway (E-35) Environmental Monitoring Report (July-December 2018) Environmental and Social Monitoring Reports Dec 2018
National Trade Corridor Highway Investment Program - Tranche 3: Hassanabdal-Havelian Expressway (E-35) Environmental Monitoring Report (January-June 2018) Environmental Monitoring Reports Jun 2018
National Trade Corridor Highway Investment Program - Tranche 3: Hassanabdal-Havelian Expressway (E-35) Environmental Monitoring Report (July-December 2017) Environmental Monitoring Reports Feb 2018
National Trade Corridor Highway Investment Program - Tranche 3: Hassanabdal-Havelian Expressway (E-35) Social Monitoring Report (July-September 2017) Social Monitoring Reports Sep 2017
National Trade Corridor Highway Investment Program - Tranche 3: Hassanabdal - Havelian Expressway (E-35) Social Monitoring Report (April-June 2017) Environmental and Social Monitoring Reports Jun 2017
National Trade Corridor Highway Investment Program - Tranche 3: Hassanabdal-Havelian Expressway (E-35) Environmental Monitoring Report (January-June 2017) Environmental Monitoring Reports Jun 2017
National Trade Corridor Highway Investment Program - Tranche 3: Hassanabdal - Havelian Expressway (E-35) Social Monitoring Report (January-March 2017) Environmental and Social Monitoring Reports Mar 2017
National Trade Corridor Highway Investment Program - Tranche 3: Hassanabdal - Havelian Expressway Social Monitoring Report (October 2016-March 2017) Environmental and Social Monitoring Reports Mar 2017
National Trade Corridor Highway Investment Program - Tranche 3: Hassanabdal-Havelian Expressway (E-35) Environmental Monitoring Report (July-December 2016) Environmental Monitoring Reports Dec 2016
NTCHIP - Tranche 3: Hasanabdal-Havelian Expressway (E-35) Package III EnvironmentalMonitoring Report (January-June 2016) Environmental Monitoring Reports Jun 2016
National Trade Corridor Highway Investment Program - Tranches 2 & 3: Hassanabdal - Havelian Expressway (E-35) Package I, II & III Environmental Impact Assessment Environmental Impact Assessments Mar 2016
NTCHIP - Tranche 3: Hasanabdal-Havelian Expressway (E-35) Package III Social Monitoring Report (November 2015-January 2016) Social Monitoring Reports Feb 2016
National Trade Corridor Highway Investment Program (Tranche 3): Package III - Sarai Saleh-Langra Resettlement Plan Resettlement Plans Sep 2015
National Trade Corridor Highway Investment Program - Tranche 3: Resettlement Plan for Package III: Sarai Saleh-Havelian Resettlement Plans Oct 2014

Evaluation Documents See also: Independent Evaluation

Title Document Type Document Date
Pakistan: National Trade Corridor Highway Investment Program Validations of Project Completion Reports Sep 2022

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Tenders

Tender Title Type Status Posting Date Deadline
PAK: National Trade Corridor Highway Investment Program - Tranche 3 Advance Notice Archived 09 Jan 2015

Contracts Awarded

No contracts awarded for this project were found