Papua New Guinea : Highlands Region Road Improvement Investment Program, Project 3 (additional financing)

Sovereign Project | 40173-045

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 Name
Highlands Region Road Improvement Investment Program, Project 3 (additional financing)
Project Number
40173-045
Country / Economy
  • Papua New Guinea
Project Status
Approved
Project Type / Modality of Assistance
  • Grant
Source of Funding / Amount
Grant 0485-PNG: Highlands Region Road Improvement Investment Program, Project 3 (additional financing)
Source Amount
European Union US$ 1.11 million
Strategic Agendas
  • Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change
  • Gender Equity and Mainstreaming
  • Governance and capacity development
  • Partnerships
Sector / Subsector
  • Transport / Road transport (non-urban)

Gender
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 Outcome

Description of Outcome
Progress Toward Outcome

Implementation Progress

Description of Project Outputs
Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)
Geographical Location
Nation-wide

Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects

Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples

Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation

During Project Design
During Project Implementation

Contact

Responsible ADB Officer
Ganiga, Ganiga Gomara
Responsible ADB Department
Pacific Department
Responsible ADB Division
Papua New Guinea Resident Mission
Executing Agencies
Department of Works and Implementation
P.O. Box 1108
Boroko, NCD
Papua New Guinea

Timetable

Concept Clearance
16 Apr 2022
Fact Finding
27 May 2020 to 27 May 2020
MRM
09 Jul 2020
Approval
26 Jun 2020
Last Review Mission
-
Last PDS Update
31 Jul 2020

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