The Program will comprise separate sequential projects between 2008 and 2018, with one or more physical and non-physical components. These components will include: (i) feasibility studies and designs; (ii) infrastructure improvements; (iii) ancillary and emergency infrastructure works; (iv) infrastructure maintenance; and (v) human resource development and institutional reform.
|Project Name||MFF - Road Network Development Investment Program (Facility Concept)|
|Project Type / Modality of Assistance||Grant
|Source of Funding / Amount||
|Strategic Agendas||Inclusive economic growth
|Drivers of Change|
|Sector / Subsector||
Transport - Road transport (non-urban)
|Gender Equity and Mainstreaming||Some gender elements|
|Description||The Program will comprise separate sequential projects between 2008 and 2018, with one or more physical and non-physical components. These components will include: (i) feasibility studies and designs; (ii) infrastructure improvements; (iii) ancillary and emergency infrastructure works; (iv) infrastructure maintenance; and (v) human resource development and institutional reform.|
|Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy||Afghanistan's reconstruction and development need investments in many areas. Roads are one of these. Poor connectivity hampers investment, trade, people's mobility, and ultimately job creation. This affects the cost of doing business, but also prevents Afghanistan from becoming an attractive transit option for Central Asian trade. Lack of enough and well maintained roads leaves rural areas isolated. This has a negative impact on growth and prospects for social inclusiveness, peace, and stability. Everyone is affected: manufacturers, public and private sector service providers, farmers, truckers, wholesalers, retailers, women, and children. The MFF makes sense. One of its merits is to build not only new assets and maintain existing ones, but also to work on the institutional front.|
|Impact||Reduced economic disparity among provinces.|
|Description of Outcome||Increased efficiency of goods and passenger transport|
|Progress Toward Outcome||The MFF availability period is up to 31 December 2017. Discussions are ongoing to extend the availability period, subject to improvement on progress in resolving implementation delays.|
|Description of Project Outputs||The Program will comprise separate sequential Projects between 2008 and 2013, with one or more physical and non-physical components. These components will include: (i) feasibility studies and designs; (ii) infrstructure improvements; (iii) ancillary and emergency infrastructure works; (iv) infrstructure maintenance; and (v) human resource development and institutional reform.|
|Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)||Government decided to retender civil work contract of Sections 1 & 2. It is estimated that the contract can be awarded by April 2017. Recruitment of design consultant for Sections 3-6 is expected to be completed by February 2017.|
|Geographical Location||Country-wide in Afghanistan|
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
|Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation|
|During Project Design||ADB, USAID, and the World Bank together have financed more than 75% of the cost of improving the economically and strategically vital _ring road_ in Afghanistan. To ensure that future development efforts in the road sector are aimed at a common goal, ADB has consulted USAID and the World Bank while preparing the MFF. Likewise, ADB has met with people of villages adjacent to the roads being constructed, road users and road builders to ascertain the immediate impacts, both positive and negative. These meetings revealed that the positive impacts far outweigh the negatives.|
|During Project Implementation||The Ministry of Public Works (MPW) will ensure that the Investment Program is implemented with active participation of all national stakeholders, using participatory practices. Consultation will continue throughout the Investment Program implementation. MPW, through regular field visits and the use of specialists, will implement each tranche.|
|Consulting Services||Consulting services for supervision of works, capacity development, institutional reform and project management will be procured according to ADB's Guidelines on the Use of Consultants (March 2013, as amended from time to time) using the quality and cost based selection.|
|Procurement||Works in a Project include: (i) construction, rehabilitation, and repair of roads or road-related infrastructure; and/or (ii) performance-based maintenance of roads for up to five years using international competitive bidding or national competitive bidding according to ADB's Procurement Guidelines (March 2013, as amended from time to time). Equipment costing up to $100,000 will be procured using shopping procedures acceptable to ADB.|
|Responsible ADB Officer||Tawisook, Witoon|
|Responsible ADB Department||Central and West Asia Department|
|Responsible ADB Division||Transport and Communications Division, CWRD|
Ministry of Public Works
Abdul Qudus Hamidi
1st Macrorayan Kabul, Afghanistan
|Concept Clearance||09 Jun 2008|
|Fact Finding||18 Apr 2008 to 29 Apr 2008|
|MRM||08 Jul 2008|
|Approval||28 Nov 2008|
|Last Review Mission||-|
|PDS Creation Date||05 Sep 2008|
|Last PDS Update||26 Sep 2016|
|Financing Plan||Grant Utilization|
|Total (Amount in US$ million)||Date||ADB||Others||Net Percentage|
|Project Cost||406.64||Cumulative Contract Awards|
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|Title||Document Type||Document Date|
|Road Network Development Investment Program||Facility Administration Manual||Nov 2008|
|Road Network Development Investment Program||Reports and Recommendations of the President||Nov 2008|
|Multitranche Financing Facility for the Road Network Development Investment Program||Procurement Plans||Nov 2008|
|Road Network Development Program||Design and Monitoring Frameworks||Sep 2008|
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|
|Road Network Development Investment Program: Rehabilitation of Jabul Saraj to Nijrab Road Section||Summary Initial Environmental Examination||Jun 2009|
|Road Network Development Investment Program: Rehabilitation of Fayzabad-Beharak Road Section||Initial Environmental Examination||Jun 2009|
Evaluation Documents See also: Independent Evaluation
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