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

Sovereign (Public) Project | 40173-045 Status: Approved

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 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)
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 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 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
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

Grant 0485-PNG

Financing Plan Grant Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 1.11 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 0.00 - 0.00 0.00 %
Counterpart 0.00 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 1.11 - 0.00 0.00 %

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