Afghanistan: Transport Network Development Investment Program - Tranche 3

Sovereign Project | 44482-024 Status: Active

ADB is helping Afghanistan upgrade its transport network. The third tranche of the program will rebuild 178 kilometers of a national road from Dar-i-Suf to Yakawlang, which will provide an alternative north-south transit route from from Mazar-e-Sharif to Kabul. It will also improve sanitation facilities and practices in Bamyan and Samangan provinces, which particularly benefit women and children.

Project Name Transport Network Development Investment Program - Tranche 3
Project Number 44482-024
Country Afghanistan
Project Status Active
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Grant
Source of Funding / Amount
Grant 0355-AFG: Transport Network Development Investment Program - Tranche 3
concessional ordinary capital resources lending / Asian Development Fund US$ 220.00 million
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
Regional integration
Drivers of Change Governance and capacity development
Sector / Subsector

Transport - Road transport (non-urban)

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Effective gender mainstreaming
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy

Project Outcome

Description of Outcome
Progress Toward Outcome Project implementation is ongoing. Outcome will be assessed after completion.
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs
Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)

Civil works contract for the reconstruction of Dara-i-Suf to Yakawlang (178 km) Road was signed on 31 December 2016. Contractor is expected to mobilize by Q2 2017.

Recruitment of construction supervision consultant for civil works is ongoing. In addition, the selection of the consultant for preparing feasibility study of the Kabul Ring Road is at an advanced stage.

Geographical Location Bamyan-Samangan

Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects

Environmental Aspects The road will not pass through any environmentally sensitive areas and rehabilitation activities will be confined with the existing ROW. The project is anticipated to have site specific environmental impacts. A further environmental assessment will re-confirm whether environment category B will be maintained.
Involuntary Resettlement Expected significant land acquisition and resettlement as defined by SPS (2009). Land acquisition process is ongoing.
Indigenous Peoples N/A
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design Consultation sessions were conducted with the local residents in the project affected areas. The primary issues discussed were affected land, the process of land acquisition planning, compensation, and employment opportunities for the local residents, both skilled and unskilled. The benefits of constructing the projects roads were explained. The community development subcomponent will involve collaborative decision making and empowerment elements.
During Project Implementation Consultation sessions will continue during project implementation.

Business Opportunities

Consulting Services All consulting services financed under Tranche 3 will be procured in accordance with the Guidelines on The Use of Consultants by Asian Development Bank and Its Borrowers (2013, as amended from time to time).
Procurement Procurement of all civil works, equipment and goods will be undertaken in accordance with ADB's Procurement Guidelines (2015, as amended from time to time).

Responsible Staff

Responsible ADB Officer Singru, Narendra
Responsible ADB Department Central and West Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Transport and Communications Division, CWRD
Executing Agencies
Ministry of Public Works
First Macrorayan
Islamic Republic of Afghanistan


Concept Clearance -
Fact Finding -
Approval -
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 29 Mar 2017

Grant 0355-AFG

Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
11 Sep 2013 09 Nov 2013 03 Jan 2014 31 Dec 2017 31 Dec 2019 -
Financing Plan Grant Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 230.00 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 220.00 11 Sep 2013 213.78 0.00 97%
Counterpart 10.00 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 11 Sep 2013 20.50 0.00 9%

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