Papua New Guinea: Highlands Region Road Improvement Investment Program- Tranche 3

Sovereign Project | 40173-044 Status: Active

Summary

Project 3 outputs will include (i) improvements to 113.5 km of priority national roads identified in the National Transport Development Plan (NTDP), 2006-2010 of the Highlands Core Road Network (HCRN), with design considerations for all road users including pedestrians and public motor vehicles; (ii) maintenance arrangements for 200 km 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 and Implementation (DOW) capable of implementing and delivering road improvements with attention to safeguards capacity, an improved asset management system of the HCRN and consulting support to pilot community-based road maintenance; and (v) improved road safety capacity of the National Road Safety Council (NRSC).

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Project Name Highlands Region Road Improvement Investment Program- Tranche 3
Project Number 40173-044
Country Papua New Guinea
Project Status Active
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Grant
Loan
Source of Funding / Amount
Grant 0485-PNG: Highlands Region Road Improvement Investment Program-Tranche 3
European Union US$ 19.99 million
Loan 3404-PNG: Highlands Region Road Improvement Investment Program-Tranche 3
Concessional ordinary capital resources / Asian Development Fund US$ 38.90 million
Loan 3408-PNG: Highlands Region Road Improvement Investment Program-Tranche 3
Ordinary capital resources US$ 70.41 million
Strategic Agendas Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Governance and capacity development
Partnerships
Sector / Subsector

Transport - Road transport (non-urban) - Transport policies and institutional development

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Some gender elements
Description Project 3 outputs will include (i) improvements to 113.5 km of priority national roads identified in the National Transport Development Plan (NTDP), 2006-2010 of the Highlands Core Road Network (HCRN), with design considerations for all road users including pedestrians and public motor vehicles; (ii) maintenance arrangements for 200 km 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 and Implementation (DOW) capable of implementing and delivering road improvements with attention to safeguards capacity, an improved asset management system of the HCRN and consulting support to pilot community-based road maintenance; and (v) improved road safety capacity of the National Road Safety Council (NRSC).
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy The Highlands region is a major contributor to the PNG economy through its agricultural and mineral exports. It is also home to 40% of the country's population, who rely almost exclusively on the road network for movement of people and goods. The road network is vulnerable because of the mountainous terrain, the fragile geological conditions, and the climate. The Government and its development partners have invested significantly in improving the road network, but a lack of regular maintenance has left the network in a poor condition. There is a need to (i) initiate a program of regular maintenance on all HCRN roads that are in good condition, and (ii) improve those HCRN roads that are in a poor condition and ensure that routine maintenance begins on these roads as soon as the improvement works are done.
Impact Project is aligned with export-driven economic growth and rural development in the Highlands region

Project Outcome

Description of Outcome Improved accessibility and reduced transport cost in areas served by Project 3 roads
Progress Toward Outcome
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs

Improved core road network in Highlands region

Sustainable maintenance arrangements for core road network

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

Safeguard Categories

Environment B
Involuntary Resettlement B
Indigenous Peoples C

Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects

Environmental Aspects Project 3 has been classified as category B for environment following the SPS. Following the requirements of the SPS, the overall project's environmental assessment and review framework and PNG's Environment Act, environmental assessments initial environmental examinations (IEEs) for four sub-projects have been prepared.
Involuntary Resettlement Project 3 has been classified as category B for involuntary resettlement and category C for indigenous peoples following the SPS. While the widening of roads will require additional land and clearances of trees/crops and some structures it will not cause major impacts on the livelihood of affected persons (APs). Resettlement plans (RPs) for each subproject including the memorandum of agreement (MOA) signed by land owning units--have been prepared. The RPs describe principles, entitlements, implementation arrangements and other necessary details according to the SPS. The RPs will be updated for each road section based on the detailed measurement survey and assessment of impacts
Indigenous Peoples APs have been consulted and they will be further consulted during implementation. DOW has endorsed the resettlement planning documents and these will be posted on ADB website before ADB's staff review meeting. DOW will ensure that APs receive their compensation before the start of civil works affecting land or property Relevant information including an information brochure in local language will be disseminated to APs and local stakeholders. DOW has established procedures for the grievance redress mechanism in Project 1 and 2, these will be adapted as necessary for Project 3, to receive and address project related concerns or grievances that may arise during project implementation. APs will be informed by DOW how they can access to the grievance redress mechanism.
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design APs have been consulted and they will be further consulted during implementation.
During Project Implementation APs have been consulted and they will be further consulted during implementation.

Responsible Staff

Responsible ADB Officer Ling, David Tai-Wen
Responsible ADB Department Pacific Department
Responsible ADB Division Transport, Energy and Natural Resources Division, PARD
Executing Agencies
Department of Works
[email protected]
P.O. Box 1108
Boroko, NCD
Papua New Guinea

Timetable

Concept Clearance -
Fact Finding -
MRM 08 Jun 2016
Approval 19 Jul 2016
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 25 Jul 2016

Grant 0485-PNG

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
19 Jul 2016 06 Oct 2016 04 Jan 2017 30 Jun 2018 - -
Financing Plan Grant Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 19.99 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 0.00 19 Jul 2016 0.00 0.00 0%
Counterpart 0.00 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 19.99 19 Jul 2016 0.00 0.00 0%

Loan 3404-PNG

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
19 Jul 2016 06 Oct 2016 04 Jan 2017 30 Jun 2018 - -
Financing Plan Loan Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 51.97 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 38.90 19 Jul 2016 0.00 0.00 0%
Counterpart 13.07 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 19 Jul 2016 0.00 0.00 0%

Loan 3408-PNG

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
19 Jul 2016 06 Oct 2016 04 Jan 2017 30 Jun 2018 - -
Financing Plan Loan Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 70.41 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 70.41 19 Jul 2016 0.00 0.00 0%
Counterpart 0.00 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 19 Jul 2016 0.00 0.00 0%

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
Highlands Region Road Improvement Investment Program, Tranche 3: Pangia-Wiru Loop Subproject Resettlement Plan Resettlement Plans Aug 2016
Highlands Region Road Improvement Investment Program, Tranche 3: Nipa-Munihu Subproject Resettlement Plan Resettlement Plans Aug 2016
Highlands Region Road Improvement Investment Program, Tranche 3: Henganofi-Nupuru Subproject Resettlement Plan Resettlement Plans Jun 2016
Highlands Region Road Improvement Investment Program, Tranche 3: Gewa-Gembogl Subproject Resettlement Plan Resettlement Plans Jun 2016
Highlands Region Road Improvement Investment Program, Tranche 3: Nipa-Munihu Road Initial Environmental Examination Initial Environmental Examination Apr 2016
Highlands Region Road Improvement Investment Program, Tranche 3: Gewa-Gembogl Road Initial Environmental Examination Initial Environmental Examination Apr 2016
Highlands Region Road Improvement Investment Program, Tranche 3: Henganofi-Nupuru Road Initial Environmental Examination Initial Environmental Examination Apr 2016
Highlands Region Road Improvement Investment Program, Tranche 3: Nipa-Munihu Subproject Resettlement Plan Resettlement Plans Mar 2016
Highlands Region Road Improvement Investment Program, Tranche 3: Pangia-Wiru Loop Subproject Resettlement Plan Resettlement Plans Mar 2016
Highlands Region Road Improvement Investment Program, Tranche 3: Gewa-Gembogl Subproject Resettlement Plan Resettlement Plans Mar 2016
Highlands Region Road Improvement Investment Program, Tranche 3: Henganofi-Nupuru Subproject Resettlement Plan Resettlement Plans Jan 2016
Highlands Region Road Improvement Investment Program, Tranche 3: Pangia-Wiru Loop Road Initial Environmental Examination Initial Environmental Examination Dec 2015

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