The PPTA will prepare the Multimodal Transport Project for possible financing by ADB. A feasibility study with preliminary engineering design for all project components and economic and financial assessment will be carried out. The main outcome of the TA will be the project design fully agreed to by the Government and ADB and related safeguards planning documents prepared.
|Project Name||Multimodal Transport Project|
|Project Type / Modality of Assistance||Technical Assistance
|Source of Funding / Amount||
|Strategic Agendas||Inclusive economic growth
|Drivers of Change||Governance and capacity development
|Sector / Subsector||
Transport - Rail transport (non-urban)
|Gender Equity and Mainstreaming||Some gender elements|
|Description||The PPTA will prepare the Multimodal Transport Project for possible financing by ADB. A feasibility study with preliminary engineering design for all project components and economic and financial assessment will be carried out. The main outcome of the TA will be the project design fully agreed to by the Government and ADB and related safeguards planning documents prepared.|
|Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy||The Country Partnership Strategy is closely aligned with the Government's efforts towards promoting broad-based and inclusive growth, catalyzing investment, and improving the effectiveness of development interventions. The PPTA will support inclusive growth by preparing investment for multimodal hinterland transport and establish integrated multimodal logistics center in dry ports, which will create employment opportunities by enhancing access for Sri Lanka's economy to international markets.|
|Impact||Improve transport network|
|Description of Outcome||Improved efficiency of railway transport network|
|Progress Toward Outcome|
|Description of Project Outputs||Establishment of dry port with railway link to Colombo Port|
|Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)|
|Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects|
|Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation|
|During Project Design|
|During Project Implementation|
The TA was carried out by a firm of consultants consisting of experts in transport planning, railway engineering, road and bridge design, transport economics and financial analysis, public private partnership (PPP), procurement and contract management, social impact assessment, involuntary resettlement and environmental assessment. The consultants firm was recruited in accordance with ADB's Guidelines on the Use of Consultants. The consultant was selected in accordance with ADB's quality and cost based selection method with a quality to cost ratio of 90:10. Simplified technical proposals were submitted.
(1) 17 person-months of International inputs on transport planning, railway engineering, multimodal transport, PPP, procurement, and transport economics
(2) 42 person-months of national inputs on transport planning, road and bridge engineering, railway engineering, logistics and supply chain, intermodal, transport economics, traffic modeling, financial analysis, social development, environment, and resettlement.
|Responsible ADB Officer||Roesner, Markus|
|Responsible ADB Department||South Asia Department|
|Responsible ADB Division||Transport and Communications Division, SARD|
Ministry of Transport
No. 01 D.R. Wijawandara Mw. Colombo 10, Sri Lanka
|Concept Clearance||17 Sep 2010|
|Fact Finding||22 Apr 2010 to 27 Apr 2010|
|Approval||17 Sep 2010|
|Last Review Mission||-|
|PDS Creation Date||03 Jun 2010|
|Last PDS Update||03 Jun 2010|
|Approval||Signing Date||Effectivity Date||Closing|
|17 Sep 2010||08 Dec 2010||08 Dec 2010||31 Jul 2011||31 Jul 2012||-|
|Financing Plan/TA Utilization||Cumulative Disbursements|
|0.00||1,000,000.00||250,000.00||0.00||0.00||0.00||1,250,000.00||17 Sep 2010||976,183.70|
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