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Papua New Guinea: Highlands Region Road Improvement Investment Program - Project 2

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Project Name Highlands Region Road Improvement Investment Program - Project 2
Project Number 40173-043
Country Papua New Guinea
Project Status Active
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Loan
Source of Funding / Amount
Loan 3076-PNG: Highlands Region Road Improvement Investment Program - Project 2
concessional ordinary capital resources lending / Asian Development Fund US$ 40.00 million
concessional ordinary capital resources lending / Asian Development Fund US$ 40.00 million
Loan 3077-PNG: Highlands Region Road Improvement Investment Program - Project 2
Ordinary capital resources US$ 69.00 million
Ordinary capital resources US$ 69.00 million
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Gender Equity and Mainstreaming
Governance and capacity development
Sector / Subsector

Transport / Road transport (non-urban)

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Some gender elements
Description

The proposed Project 2 of the Program will contribute to establishing a sustainable road system in the Highlands region that will enable maximum use of its natural, mineral, and human resources. It will support the Government's objectives of (i) export-driven economic growth; (ii) rural development, and poverty reduction; (iii) good governance; and (iv) promotion of sustainable agriculture, forestry, fisheries and tourism. Project 2 has three components which include (i) transport infrastructure development, (ii) program support and capacity development, and (iii) program administration. The following outputs will achieve Project 2 components: (i) improvements to 118 km of priority national roads of the HCRN, with design considerations for all road users including pedestrians and public motor vehicles; (ii) maintenance arrangements for 500 km; (iii) improved capacity of the National Road Authority (NRA) to plan and manage long-term road maintenance contracts; (iv) more efficient Department of Works (DOW) capable of delivering road improvements with attention to safeguards capacity, and an established asset management system of the HCRN; and (v) improved road safety capacity of the National Road Safety Council (NRSC).

The DOW is the executing agency (EA) and the implementing agency (IA) for the road improvement works. The NRA is the IA for road maintenance. The Highlands Road Management Group (HRMG) is the DOW project implementation unit for the ongoing ADB loans. Based on lessons learned from Project 1 implementation, the unit will be strengthened under Project 2 specifically on safeguards and on-going monitoring and evaluation. HRMG will engage all consulting services and road improvement contracts under the Program. The NRA established a project implementation unit (PIU) consisting of key NRA staff and supported by Program consultants. A program steering committee (PSC) oversees implementation, monitors progress, approves roads for subsequent projects, and provides guidance to the executing and implementing agencies.

DOW has completed technical designs of civil works. Initial environmental examinations (IEEs) and resettlement plans (RPs) for all sub-projects have been prepared and cleared by DOW and ADB. The resettlement framework and the environmental frameworks have been updated for Project 2 based on lessons learned from Project 1. DOW has completed technical designs of civil works, as part of advance action.

Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy

The periodic financing request (PFR)-2 request is for a loan amount of $109 million to finance Project 2 components which include (i) Transport infrastructure development, (ii) Investment program support and capacity development, and (iii) Program administration. The following outputs will achieve Project 2 components: (i) improvements to 118 km of priority national roads5 of the HCRN, with design considerations for all road users including pedestrians and public motor vehicles; (ii) maintenance arrangements for 500 km, including the 118 km mentioned above, of the HCRN; (iii) improved capacity of the National Road Authority (NRA) to plan and manage long-term road maintenance contracts; (iv) more efficient Department of Works (DOW) capable of delivering road improvements with attention to safeguards capacity, and an established asset management system of the HCRN; and (v) improved road safety capacity of the National Road Safety Council (NRSC).

Project-2 has been designed to meet targets set out for the overall program based on lessons learned from the implementation of Project 1, to achieve the sustainable transport goals of making transport more accessible and safe for all users of rural communities, by improving connecting rural roads and provision for public transport services, as outlined in governments recently approved NTS as well as ADBs Sustainable Transport Initiative (STI). The project will adopt STI approach to ensure road rehabilitation investments are sustainable through strengthened support on road maintenance financing.

Impact The proposed Project 2 of the Program will contribute to establishing a sustainable road system in the Highlands Region that will enable maximum use of its natural, mineral, and human resources
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome Improved accessibility and reduced transport cost in the areas served by Project 2 roads.
Progress Toward Outcome EA awarded three road contracts with total road length of 118kms in 2016. A total of 64kms completed for Ialibu-Kagua and Kotna-Lampramp up to June 2018. Both road sections are now opened for traffic. Mendi-Tambul is still ongoing with up to 88% physical completion. The full scope is expected to be completed by October 2018.
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs

1. Improved core road network in Highlands region to national standards for all road users including

pedestrians

2. Sustainable maintenance arrangements for Highlands core road network

3. Improved capacity of NRA to plan and manage long-term road maintenance contracts

4. More efficient DOW capable of implementing road improvements

5. Improved road safety capacity of NRSC

Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)

Kotna-Lampramp and Ialibu-Kagua roads (63.6km) completed and opened to traffic. Work on Mendi-Tambul ongoing and expected to be completed by 31 October 2018.

Construction in progress on the road sections indicated above.

Not yet due.

Not yet due.

Not yet due.

Not yet due.

Not yet due.

EA's ESSU being assisted with staffing and capacity building initiatives under Project. ADB supported Advance Environment and Resettlement Training in Nov 2017. Both international Environment/Team Leader and Social/Resettlement specialists strengthening the ESSU.

Not yet due.

Not yet started.

Geographical Location Ialibu, Ialibu District, Jimi District, Kagua, Kagua-Erave District, Kandep, Kandep District, Kotna, Lagaip District, Laiagam, Mendi, Mendi District, Porgera, Tambul, Tambul-Nebilyer District
Safeguard Categories
Environment B
Involuntary Resettlement B
Indigenous Peoples C
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design Consultation between the Department of Works (EA), key agencies of Government and other stakeholders are undertaken during fact finding and the review missions for relevant inputs on sector and national strategic policies, technical and engineering requirements.
During Project Implementation The Project Steering Committee meets on quarterly basis to keep abreast on the progress of the project and address any issues arising from implementation of the project.
Responsible ADB Officer Khpalwan, Bashirullah
Responsible ADB Department Pacific Department
Responsible ADB Division Papua New Guinea Resident Mission
Executing Agencies
Department of Works and Implementation
[email protected]
P.O. Box 1108
Boroko, NCD
Papua New Guinea
Timetable
Concept Clearance -
Fact Finding -
MRM 09 Sep 2013
Approval 04 Dec 2013
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 26 Sep 2018

Loan 3076-PNG

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
04 Dec 2013 25 Feb 2014 16 Apr 2014 30 Jun 2018 30 Jun 2019 -
Financing Plan Loan Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 207.20 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 80.00 04 Dec 2013 35.77 0.00 99%
Counterpart 127.20 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 04 Dec 2013 36.29 0.00 100%

Loan 3077-PNG

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
04 Dec 2013 25 Feb 2014 16 Apr 2014 30 Jun 2018 30 Jun 2019 -
Financing Plan Loan Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 138.00 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 138.00 04 Dec 2013 66.59 0.00 97%
Counterpart 0.00 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 04 Dec 2013 66.15 0.00 96%

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Title Document Type Document Date
Highlands Region Road Improvement Investment Program – Project 2: Mendi–Tambul Road Subproject Environmental Monitoring Report (January-June 2019) Environmental Monitoring Reports Jan 2020
Highlands Region Road Improvement Investment Program – Project 2: Mendi-Tambul Road Suproject Social Monitoring Report (July-December 2018) Social Monitoring Reports Jan 2019
Highlands Region Road Improvement Investment Program – Project 2: Mendi–Tambul Road Subproject Environmental Monitoring Report (July-December 2018) Environmental Monitoring Reports Jan 2019
Highlands Region Road Improvement Investment Program – Project 2: Kotna-Lampramp Road Suproject Social Monitoring Report (January-June 2018) Social Monitoring Reports Aug 2018
Highlands Region Road Improvement Investment Program – Project 2: Mendi-Tambul Road Suproject Social Monitoring Report (January-June 2018) Social Monitoring Reports Aug 2018
Highlands Region Road Improvement Investment Program – Project 2: Ialibu-Kagua Road Suproject Social Monitoring Report (January-June 2018) Social Monitoring Reports Aug 2018
Highlands Region Road Improvement Investment Program - Project 2: Ialibu-Kagua Road Subproject Environmental Monitoring Report (January-June 2018) Environmental Monitoring Reports Jul 2018
Highlands Region Road Improvement Investment Program - Project 2: Kotna-Lampramp Road Subproject Environmental Monitoring Report (January-June 2018) Environmental Monitoring Reports Jul 2018
Highlands Region Road Improvement Investment Program - Project 2: Mendi-Tambul Road Subproject Environmental Monitoring Report (January-June 2018) Environmental Monitoring Reports Jul 2018
Highlands Region Road Improvement Investment Program – Project 2: Mendi-Tambul Road Sub-project Social Monitoring Report (July-December 2017) Social Monitoring Reports Mar 2018
Highlands Region Road Improvement Investment Program – Project 2: Ialibu-Kagua Road Sub-project Environmental Monitoring Report (July-December 2017) Environmental Monitoring Reports Mar 2018
Highlands Region Road Improvement Investment Program – Project 2: Kotna-Lampram Road Sub-project Environmental Monitoring Report (July-December 2017) Environmental Monitoring Reports Mar 2018
Highlands Region Road Improvement Investment Program – Project 2: Mendi-Tambul Road Sub-project Environmental Monitoring Report (July-December 2017) Environmental Monitoring Reports Mar 2018
Highlands Region Road Improvement Investment Program – Project 2: Ialibu-Kagua Road Sub-project Social Monitoring Report (July-December 2017) Social Monitoring Reports Mar 2018
Highlands Region Road Improvement Investment Program – Project 2: Kotna-Lampramp Road Sub-project Social Monitoring Report (July-December 2017) Social Monitoring Reports Mar 2018
Highlands Region Road Improvement Investment Program - Project 2: Mendi-Tambul Road Subproject Environmental Monitoring Report (January-June 2017) Environmental Monitoring Reports Jul 2017
Highlands Region Road Improvement Investment Program - Project 2: Ialibu-Kagua Road Subproject Social Monitoring Report (January-June 2017) Social Monitoring Reports Jul 2017
Highlands Region Road Improvement Investment Program - Project 2: Mendi-Tambul Road Subproject Social Monitoring Report (January-June 2017) Social Monitoring Reports Jul 2017
Highlands Region Road Improvement Investment Program - Project 2: Kotna-Lampramp Road Subproject Social Monitoring Report (January-June 2017) Social Monitoring Reports Jul 2017
Highlands Region Road Improvement Investment Program - Project 2: Ialibu-Kagua Road Subproject Environmental Monitoring Report (January-June 2017) Environmental Monitoring Reports Jul 2017
Highlands Region Road Improvement Investment Program - Project 2: Kotna-Lampramp Road Subproject Environmental Monitoring Report (January-June 2017) Environmental Monitoring Reports Jul 2017
Highlands Region Road Improvement Investment Program - Project 2: Ialibu-Kagua Road Subproject Environmental Monitoring Report (July-December 2016) Environmental Monitoring Reports Mar 2017
Highlands Region Road Improvement Investment Program - Project 2: Kotna-Lampram Road Subproject Environmental Monitoring Report (July-December 2016) Environmental Monitoring Reports Mar 2017
Highlands Region Road Improvement Investment Program - Project 2: Mendi-Tambul Road Subproject Environmental Monitoring Report (July-December 2016) Environmental Monitoring Reports Mar 2017
Highlands Region Road Improvement Investment Program - Project 2: Kotna-Lampram Road Social Monitoring Report (July-December 2016) Social Monitoring Reports Feb 2017
Highlands Region Road Improvement Investment Program - Project 2: Mendi-TambulRoad Social Monitoring Report (July-December 2016) Social Monitoring Reports Feb 2017
Highlands Region Road Improvement Investment Program - Project 2: Ialibu-Kagua Road Social Monitoring Report (July-December 2016) Social Monitoring Reports Feb 2017
Highlands Region Road Improvement Investment Program - Project 2: Ialibu-Kagua Sub-Road Environmental Monitoring Report (January-June 2016) Environmental Monitoring Reports Sep 2016
Highlands Region Road Improvement Investment Program - Project 2: Kotna-Lampramp Sub-Road Environmental Monitoring Report (January-June 2016) Environmental Monitoring Reports Sep 2016
Highlands Region Road Improvement Investment Program - Project 2: Mendi-Tambul Road Environmental Monitoring Report (January-June 2016) Environmental Monitoring Reports Sep 2016
Highlands Region Road Improvement Investment Program - Project 2: Mendi-Tambul Road Social Monitoring Report (January-June 2016) Social Monitoring Reports Sep 2016
Highlands Region Road Improvement Investment Program - Project 2: Kotna-Lapramp Road Social Monitoring Report (January-June 2016) Social Monitoring Reports Sep 2016
Highlands Region Road Improvement Investment Program - Project 2: Ialibu-Kagua Road Social Monitoring Report (January-June 2016) Social Monitoring Reports Sep 2016
Highlands Region Road Improvement Investment Program - Project 2 Environmental Assessment and Review Framework Sep 2013
Highlands Region Road Improvement Investment Program - Project 2: Mendi-Tambul Road Resettlement Plans Sep 2013
Highlands Region Road Improvement Investment Program - Project 2: Kotna-Lapramp Road Resettlement Plans Sep 2013
Highlands Region Road Improvement Investment Program - Project 2: Ialibu-Kagua Road Resettlement Plans Sep 2013
Highlands Region Road Improvement Investment Program - Project 2 Resettlement Frameworks Sep 2013
Highlands Region Road Improvement Investment Program - Project 2: Kotna-Lapramp Road Initial Environmental Examination Jul 2013
Highlands Region Road Improvement Investment Program - Project 2: Mendi-Tambul Road Initial Environmental Examination Jul 2013
Highlands Region Road Improvement Investment Program - Project 2: Ialibu-Kagua Road Initial Environmental Examination Jun 2013

Evaluation Documents See also: Independent Evaluation

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Tenders

Tender Title Type Status Posting Date Deadline
Recruiting PCR Consultant Individual - Consulting Closed 04 Feb 2021 18 Feb 2021
PNG: Highlands Region Road Improvement Investment Program – Project – II Advance Notice Archived 16 Oct 2013

Contracts Awarded

Contract Title Approval Number Contract Date Contractor Contractor Address Executing Agency Contract Description Total Contract Amount (US$) Contract Amount Financed by ADB (US$)
ROAD SAFETY SPECIALIST Loan 3077 06 Feb 2019 TIM SELBY 16/2 WYLIE PLACE, LEEDERVILLE WA 6007 AUSTRALIA Department of Works CONSULTANCY 242,500.00 242,500.00
BEING CONTRACT FOR INTERNATION SOCIAL/RESETTLEMENT SPECIALIST FOR DOW. Loan 3077 11 Jul 2018 MR. SANTIAGO AYALA QLD, AUSTRALIA AUSTRALIA Department of Works CONSULTANCY 147,900.00 147,900.00
INTERNATIONAL ENVIRONMENTAL SPECIALIST AND TEAM LEADER FOR DOW ENVIRONMENT & SOCIAL SAFEGUARDS UNIT (ESSU). Loan 3077 05 Feb 2018 TIM WRIGLEY 81 MAREEBA ROAD, ASHGROVE QUEENSLAND AUSTRALIA Department of Works CONSULTANCY 159,550.00 159,550.00
Being Contract for Environmental Specialist Loan 3077 06 Apr 2017 Dr. Md. Mohsin Almaji Sector No.13 Uttara Model Town Dhaka 1230 Bangladesh Department of Works Consultancy 309,900.00
Being Contract for Contract Management Specialist Loan 3077 25 Jan 2017 Bashirullah Khpalwan Kabul City, Afghanistan Department of Works Consultancy 319,700.00