Sri Lanka: Transport Project Preparatory Facility

Sovereign (Public) Project | 44350-013

The proposed Transport Project Preparatory Facility (the Project) will improve the startup efficiency of priority transport projects in the road, railway, and port subsectors by (i) preparing the feasibility studies, detailed design, and procurement documents, and (ii) providing implementation support during the inception stage of project implementation.

Project Details

  • Project Officer
    Nakai, Kanzo
    South Asia Department
    Request for information
  • Country
    Sri Lanka
  • Modality
    • Loan
  • Sector
    • Transport
Project Name Transport Project Preparatory Facility
Project Number 44350-013
Country Sri Lanka
Project Status Active
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Loan
Source of Funding / Amount
Loan 3425-SRI: Transport Project Preparatory Facility
concessional ordinary capital resources lending / Asian Development Fund US$ 24.42 million
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Governance and capacity development
Sector / Subsector

Transport / Rail transport (non-urban) - Road transport (non-urban) - Water transport (non-urban)

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming No gender elements
Description The proposed Transport Project Preparatory Facility (the Project) will improve the startup efficiency of priority transport projects in the road, railway, and port subsectors by (i) preparing the feasibility studies, detailed design, and procurement documents, and (ii) providing implementation support during the inception stage of project implementation.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy The country's economy faces several short-term challenges in 2016 as the government seeks to undertake difficult reforms to re-start fiscal consolidation and tackle high priority, structural reforms, but it has favorable medium-term prospects given that the issues are being dealt with proactively. To attain high, inclusive, and sustained growth, the country needs to further invest in its international and domestic transport infrastructure.
Impact Transport projects successfully implemented.
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome Readiness of priority transport projects improved
Progress Toward Outcome
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs

Feasibility studies and/or detailed design of transport projects completed.

Implementation support for transport projects provided.

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

Being achieved.

Being achieved.

Out of the four contracts for the consulting services, three contracts for (i) Detailed Design of SASEC Port Access Elevated Highway Project; (ii) Feasibility Study ($1.78 million) and Detailed Design of Colombo Suburban Railway Project ($8.90 million) and the (iii) Feasibility Study for the Colombo North Port Development Project ($3.5 million) were signed in February 2017, January 2018, and February 2020, respectively, generally on schedule.

Geographical Location Nation-wide
Safeguard Categories
Environment C
Involuntary Resettlement C
Indigenous Peoples C
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
Environmental Aspects The project scope involves preparation of feasibility studies, detailed design and safeguard documents of transport projects. There will be no physical construction works. Hence, the safeguards category for environment is _C_.
Involuntary Resettlement TA loan will not finance any actual infrastructure investment or any activities with involuntary resettlement impact. Resettlement planning documents will be prepared for selected subprojects in accordance to ADB's SPS and national regulation.
Indigenous Peoples TA Loan will not finance any actual infrastructure investment or any activities with impact to indigenous peoples. IP planning documents will be prepared for selected subprojects in accordance to ADB's SPS and national regulation.
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design The MOHEH, RDA, MOTCA, SLR, MOPS, SLPA, and other development partners active in Sri Lanka's transport sector development, project beneficiaries (residents, road, rail, port users, tourists), affected persons, NGOs, business and community groups are the main stakeholders during the project design.
During Project Implementation
Business Opportunities
Consulting Services Advance contracting and retroactive financing will be used to expedite the project implementation. Consulting firms and individual consultants will be selected for preparing feasibility study, detailed engineering, procurement documents, and safeguards documents, and for providing support during the inception stage of project implementation. All consultants will be recruited in accordance with ADB's Guidelines on the Use of Consultants (March 2013, as amended from time to time).
Procurement In case that goods and/or works will be required, all procurement of goods and works will be undertaken in accordance with ADB's Procurement Guidelines (April 2015, as amended from time to time).
Responsible ADB Officer Nakai, Kanzo
Responsible ADB Department South Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Transport and Communications Division, SARD
Executing Agencies
Ministry of Highways
Mr. W. A. Karumasena
[email protected]
Maganeguma Mahamedura,
8th Floor, Denzil Kobbekaduwa Mawatha,
Koswata,
Battaramulla, Sri Lanka
Ministry of Ports and Shipping
[email protected]
Sri Lanka Ports Authority
#19, Chrurch Street, Colombo 01,
Sri Lanka
Ministry of Transport and Civil Aviation
[email protected]
7th Floor, Sethsiripaya, Stage II,
Battaramulla, Sri Lanka
Road Development Authority
[email protected]
Sethsiripaya, Sri Jayawardenapura
Kotte, Battaramulla
Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka Ports Authority
[email protected]
19 Chaithya Road
Colombo 1
Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka Railways
[email protected]
Sri Lankan Railways, Colombo 10, Sri Lanka
Timetable
Concept Clearance 06 Jul 2016
Fact Finding 04 Jul 2016 to 08 Jul 2016
MRM 22 Jul 2016
Approval 22 Sep 2016
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 25 Nov 2020

Loan 3425-SRI

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
22 Sep 2016 28 Oct 2016 21 Dec 2016 30 Jun 2023 - -
Financing Plan Loan Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 27.70 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 24.42 07 Sep 2021 15.97 0.00 65%
Counterpart 3.28 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 07 Sep 2021 12.62 0.00 51%

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Title Document Type Document Date
Transport Project Preparatory Facility: Colombo Suburban Railway Project Audited Project Financial Statements (January-December 2019) Audited Project Financial Statements Jan 2021
Transport Project Preparatory Facility: Audited Project Financial Statements (January-December 2019) Audited Project Financial Statements Sep 2020
Transport Project Preparatory Facility: Audited Project Financial Statements (January-December 2018) Audited Project Financial Statements Aug 2019
Transport Project Preparatory Facility (Colombo Suburban Railway Project): Audited Project Financial Statements (January-December 2017) Audited Project Financial Statements Aug 2018
Transport Project Preparatory Facility: Audited Project Financial Statements (January-December 2017) Audited Project Financial Statements Aug 2018
Technical Assistance Loan Agreement (Special Operations) for Loan 3425-SRI: Transport Project Preparatory Facility Loan Agreement (Special Operations) Oct 2016
Project Agreement for Loan 3425-SRI: Transport Project Preparatory Facility (Road Development Authority) Project/Program Agreements Oct 2016
Project Agreement for Loan 3425-SRI: Transport Project Preparatory Facility (Sri Lanka Ports Authority) Project/Program Agreements Oct 2016
Transport Project Preparatory Facility: Project Administration Manual Project/Program Administration Manual Sep 2016
Transport Project Preparatory Facility: Report and Recommendation of the President Reports and Recommendations of the President Sep 2016
Transport Project Preparatory Facility: Procurement Plan Procurement Plans Aug 2016
Transport Project Preparatory Facility: Project Data Sheet (Sinhala Translation) Translated PDS Jul 2016
Transport Project Preparatory Facility: Project Data Sheet (Tamil Translation) Translated PDS Jul 2016

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.

None currently available.


Evaluation Documents See also: Independent Evaluation

None currently available.


Related Publications

None currently available.


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Tenders

Tender Title Type Status Posting Date Deadline
National Legal Counsel Individual - Consulting Closed 12 Mar 2021 18 Mar 2021
CONSULTING SERVICES FOR CONCEPTUAL STUDY, FEASIBILITY STUDY AND PRELIMINARY ENGINEERING DESIGN OF EXPRESSWAY DEVELOPMENT PROJECT Firm - Consulting Closed 08 Oct 2020 16 Nov 2020
International Structural Design Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed 01 Apr 2020 15 Apr 2020
International Highway Design Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed 01 Apr 2020 15 Apr 2020
National Cost Estimator Individual - Consulting Closed 01 Apr 2020 15 Apr 2020
International Contract Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed 31 Mar 2020 15 Apr 2020
CONSULTING SERVICES FOR CONCEPTUAL STUDY, FEASIBILITY STUDY AND DETAILED ENGINEERING DESIGN OF EXPRESSWAY DEVELOPMENT PROJECT Firm - Consulting Closed 21 Nov 2019 20 Jan 2020
International PPP Procurement Advisor Individual - Consulting Closed 10 Apr 2019 16 Apr 2019
International Railway Operations Expert Individual - Consulting Closed 14 Aug 2018 23 Aug 2018
Feasibility Study for Colombo North Port Development Project Firm - Consulting Closed 09 Mar 2018 05 Jun 2018
Consultancy Service for Feasibility Study and Detailed Design of Kandy Suburban Railway Project Firm - Consulting Closed 22 Sep 2017 27 Oct 2017
Consultancy Service for Design of Ticketing and Seat Reservation System for Sri Lanka Railways Individual - Consulting Closed 21 Sep 2017 13 Oct 2017
Consultancy Service for Design of Ticketing and Seat Reservation System for Sri Lanka Railways Individual - Consulting Closed 21 Sep 2017 13 Oct 2017
International Individual Transaction Advisor Individual - Consulting Closed 17 Jul 2017 30 Jul 2017
International Individual Financial Advisor Individual - Consulting Closed 17 Jul 2017 30 Jul 2017

Contracts Awarded

Contract Title Approval Number Contract Date Contractor Contractor Address Executing Agency Contract Description Total Contract Amount (US$) Contract Amount Financed by ADB (US$)
INTERNATIONAL PPP PROCUREMENT ADVISOR Loan 3425 16 Mar 2021 MR. DEVAYAN DEY C/O PRICEWATERHOUSE COOPERS THE MILLENIA, TOWER D, #1&2, MURPHY ROAD ULSOOR, BANGALORE 560008, KARNATAKA INDIA Ministry of Highways & Road Development and PRD CONSULTANCY 120700 120700
CONSULTANCY SERVICE FOR FEASIBILITY STUDY AND DETAILED DESIGN FOR THE COLOMBO NORTH PORT DEVELOPMENT PROJECT Loan 3425 27 May 2020 AECOM INFRASTRUCTURE & ENVIRONMENT UK LIMITED ALDGATE TOWER 2, LEMAN STREET, LONDON E1 8FA ENGLAND UNITED KINGDOM Ministry of Highways & Road Development and PRD CONSULTANCY 3449149.696 3449149.696
FEASIBILITY STUDY AND DETAILED DESIGN FOR COLOMBO SUBURBAN RAILWAY PROJECT Loan 3425 15 Dec 2017 DOHWA-OGC-BARSYL JV 438 SAMESEONG-RO, GANGNAM-GU SEOUL 06178 KOREA, REPUBLIC OF Ministry of Higher Education and Highways 9258838 9252609
INDIVIDUAL CONSULTANT {FINANCIAL ADVISOR) ELEVATED HIGHWAY PROJECT Loan 3425 17 Nov 2017 DEBASHIS GHOSH, C/O M/S INFRASTRUCTURE 2ND FLOOR, 9/7, KCN BHAVAN, YAMUNABAI RD BANGALORE 560001 KARNATAKA INDIA Ministry of Higher Education and Highways 102750 1596
INTERNATIONAL TRANSACTION ADVISER FOR 4-LANE ELEVATED HIGHWAY DESIGN PROJECT UNDER TPPF LOAN Loan 3425 16 Oct 2017 PAWAN KUMAR NYAYAPATI SITARAMA 11TH FLOOR, PRESTIGE PALADIUM BAYAN GREAMS ROAD, CHENAI INDIA Ministry of Higher Education and Highways 198010 23582
Detail Design of SASEC Port Access Elevated Highway Project Loan 3425 14 Mar 2017 Katahira & Engineers International, Japan JV with Nippon 3F Ichigo Hatchibori Bldg. 1-14-1 Shintomi Chuoku, Tokyo 104-0041 Japan Ministry of Higher Education and Highways Consultancy 1787978.85

Procurement Plan