Sri Lanka : Southern Highways Investment Program

Sovereign Project | 46374-001

The proposed technical assistance will (i) prepare an action plan to strengthen the institution and policy framework plan for expressway development and operation, (ii) recommend appropriate construction technologies for Sri Lanka's road sector, and (iii) provide technical support for project preparation to review the feasibility study and preliminary design of Southern Expressway Extension, and to improve the implementation readiness.

Project Details

  • Project Officer
    Nakai, Kanzo
    South Asia Department
    Request for information
  • Country/Economy
    Sri Lanka
  • Modality
  • Sector
    • Transport
Project Name
Southern Highways Investment Program
Project Number
46374-001
Country / Economy
  • Sri Lanka
Project Status
Closed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance
  • Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 8271-SRI: Southern Highways Investment Program
Source Amount
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 1.00 million
Strategic Agendas
  • Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change
  • Gender Equity and Mainstreaming
  • Private sector development
Sector / Subsector
  • Transport / Road transport (non-urban)

Gender
Some gender elements
Description
The proposed technical assistance will (i) prepare an action plan to strengthen the institution and policy framework plan for expressway development and operation, (ii) recommend appropriate construction technologies for Sri Lanka's road sector, and (iii) provide technical support for project preparation to review the feasibility study and preliminary design of Southern Expressway Extension, and to improve the implementation readiness.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy

A multitranche financing facility (MFF) is proposed as the financing modality for the investment program because it allows the government to focus on institutional strengthening and project implementation, and to provide an optimal amount of timely financing by arranging contract packages in specialized components and/or a larger size. While the government is utilizing the Road Project Preparatory Facility to prepare (i) the feasibility study and preliminary design of Southern Expressway Extension, and (ii) the detailed design of national highway rehabilitations, technical support is required to assist the government in improving the policy framework for expressway development and operation, and in identifying appropriate construction technology that is environment-friendly and responsive to the climate change.

In addition, the design and pre-construction activities of Southern Expressway Extension is complicated due to its location in densely populated area, its nature of elevated expressway, and its significant impacts to the countrywide expressway network expansion. An independent peer review is needed to help the government and ADB to ensure the quality of project design, and manage the potential risks.

Impact

Project Outcome

Description of Outcome
Progress Toward Outcome

Implementation Progress

Description of Project Outputs
Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)
Geographical Location

Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects

Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples

Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation

During Project Design
During Project Implementation
A team of experts completed services in December 2015. Individual experts were also engaged to provide additional support.

Business Opportunities

Consulting Services

A team of international and national consultants has been engaged following the QCBS method, using 90:10 ratio and full technical proposal for the institutional and policy framework strengthening action plan and construction technology and individual consultants for the technical support for project preparation in accordance with the Guidelines on the use of Consultants. Consulting firm was mobilized on 1 August 2013.

The TA will require 48 person-months of consulting services, 24 international and 24 national. For institutional and policy framework strengthening action plan and construction technology, five international and 4 national consultants will be needed with expertise in (i) institutional strengthening for expressway development and operation, (ii) road pricing, (iii) intelligent transport system, (iv) performance-based road maintenance, and (v) road construction technology. For the technical support for project preparation, one international and one national consultant with general knowledge on expressway development and management will be selected. Expressway disbursement under the TA will be carried out in accordance with ADB's TA Disbursement Handbook. Procurement of equipment will follow ADB's Procurement Guidelines. The equipment will be handed over to the government upon TA completion.

Contact

Responsible ADB Officer
Nakai, Kanzo
Responsible ADB Department
South Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division
Transport and Communications Division, SARD
Executing Agencies
Ministry of Highways

Timetable

Concept Clearance
-
Fact Finding
-
MRM
-
Approval
10 Dec 2012
Last Review Mission
-
Last PDS Update
20 Sep 2018

Funding

TA 8271-SRI

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
10 Dec 2012 07 Jan 2013 07 Jan 2013 30 Jun 2014 30 Sep 2018 20 Dec 2018
Financing Plan/TA Utilization
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
1,000,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 1,000,000.00
Cumulative Disbursements
Date Amount
17 Jun 2022 736,498.71

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Title Document Type Document Date
Southern Highways Investment Program: Technical Assistance Completion Report TA Completion Reports May 2020

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

Title Document Type Document Date
Sri Lanka: Southern Highways Investment Program Validation of Technical Assistance Completion Reports Mar 2021

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Tenders

Tender Title Type Status Posting Date Deadline
Materials Engineer (National Consultant) Individual - Consulting Closed
FIDIC-based Design-Build Contract Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed

Contracts Awarded

No contracts awarded for this project were found

Procurement Plan

None currently available.