The Asian Development Bank is working with Timor-Leste to create a shorter and safer route between Dili and Tibar Bay, the site of a planned international seaport. The project is making it easier and less costly to transport goods, and enhance the Tibar Bay area as a place to do business.
|Project Name||Road Network Upgrading Project - Additional Financing|
|Project Type / Modality of Assistance||Grant
|Source of Funding / Amount||
|Strategic Agendas||Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
|Drivers of Change||Gender Equity and Mainstreaming
Governance and capacity development
Private sector development
|Sector / Subsector||
Transport / Transport policies and institutional development
|Gender Equity and Mainstreaming||Some gender elements|
|Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy|
Impact the Project is Aligned with
Timor-Leste Strategic Development Plan, 2011 2030a
Increased and more efficient movement of people and goods
|Description of Outcome||
The MPWTC provides a more reliable and safer road network
|Progress Toward Outcome|
|Description of Project Outputs||
National roads will be upgraded and climate-proofed
National roads and district roads are rehabilitated and climate-proofed
Feasibility studies and detailed design for the future upgrading of priority and road links prepared
Performance-based road maintenance contracts are introduced
Awareness of road safety and transport-related social issues will be increased
|Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)|
|Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects|
The project is classified category B and uses a sector-like approach to environmental management. International expert services will be provided through the project management unit (PMU) to support DRBFC to prepare environmental assessments in accordance with the requirements of the National Directorate of Environment (NDE). The consultant will support DRBFC in its application for Environmental Licenses for all the subproject roads and other components in the project. The approved EMPs will be included in the civil works bidding documents and incorporated into the construction contract.
During the construction phase, full time national expert services will be provided through the PMU for monitoring the implementation of the environmental management plans by the civil works contractors. Monthly compliance reports will be prepared and submitted to the DRBFC and will be incorporated into the quarterly progress reports to ADB. The civil works contract will contain appropriately scaled remedies for non-compliance.
The project's sample Initial Environmental Examinations (IEE/EARF) were prepared and will be provided later. The EMP will be used to guide environmental mitigation, monitoring, and reporting.
The project is classified category B. The widening and improvement of roads under the loan financed sub projects will require additional land. The project EA the CAFI, and the IA the MPW will follow the principles and procedures set out in the RF, (Appendix 2 of the original RRP) to comply with the government s applicable laws and regulations and relevant policies of ADB. The objectives are to (i) avoid resettlement impacts wherever possible; (ii) minimize impacts by exploring alternatives; (iii) enhance, or at least restore, the living standards of affected persons (APs); and (iv) improve the living standards of the poor and vulnerable APs. No additional land or resettlement action is anticipated for the grant-financed district roads.
The RF outlines the principles and procedures to obtain land and address potential resettlement impacts under the project. The EA and the IA will follow the procedures to comply with the government s applicable laws and regulations and relevant policies of ADB.
The PMU will oversee preparation of the RPs by the consulting firm engaged for detailed design work. Supplementary staff to be recruited to the PMU include a part-time international resettlement specialist, a national resettlement specialist.
|Indigenous Peoples||In Timor-Leste, ethnic association is bound up with language. Seventeen languages, derived from one of two broad language groups Austronesian (Malayo-Polynesian) and Papuan (Melanesian) are spoken across the country. The social assessment concluded that no significant differences in cultural and social identity exist among the people who speak different languages, and that no ethnic minority groups are expected to be adversely affected by the project. Therefore, the project is a category C project with respect to the ADB Policy on Indigenous Peoples (1998). If necessary, actions will be taken through RFs and RPs.|
|Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation|
|During Project Design|
|During Project Implementation|
|Responsible ADB Officer||Phelps, Richard S.|
|Responsible ADB Department||Pacific Department|
|Responsible ADB Division||Transport, Energy and Natural Resources Division, PARD|
Ministry of Public Works, Transport and Communications (formerly Ministry of Public Works)
Avenida dos martires da Patria
Mandarin, Dili, Timor-Leste
|Concept Clearance||08 Oct 2014|
|Fact Finding||13 Oct 2014 to 15 Oct 2014|
|Approval||19 Oct 2016|
|Last Review Mission||-|
|Last PDS Update||14 Nov 2016|
|Approval||Signing Date||Effectivity Date||Closing|
|19 Oct 2016||22 Nov 2016||20 Feb 2017||30 Jun 2019||-||-|
|Financing Plan||Grant Utilization|
|Total (Amount in US$ million)||Date||ADB||Others||Net Percentage|
|Project Cost||23.37||Cumulative Contract Awards|
|ADB||0.00||19 Oct 2016||0.00||0.00||0%|
|Cofinancing||22.62||19 Oct 2016||0.00||0.00||0%|
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|Title||Document Type||Document Date|
|Grant Agreement (Externally Financed - European Union) for Grant 0504-TIM: Road Network Upgrading Project - Additional Financing||Grant Agreement||Nov 2016|
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