The Project is required to help Work and Services Department (WSD) prepare a mutually agreeable project suitable for ADB financing. The Project will (i) prepare an investment project with technical soundness and economical viable by a ADB loan; (ii) conduct required due diligence; and (iii) assist the EA in developing required documentation for country resource allocation including PC-1 for submission to the Planning Commission.
|Project Name||Provincial Road Improvement Project|
|Project Type / Modality of Assistance||Technical Assistance
|Source of Funding / Amount||
|Strategic Agendas||Inclusive economic growth
|Drivers of Change||Governance and capacity development
|Sector / Subsector||
Transport - Road transport (non-urban)
|Gender Equity and Mainstreaming||No gender elements|
|Description||The Project is required to help Work and Services Department (WSD) prepare a mutually agreeable project suitable for ADB financing. The Project will (i) prepare an investment project with technical soundness and economical viable by a ADB loan; (ii) conduct required due diligence; and (iii) assist the EA in developing required documentation for country resource allocation including PC-1 for submission to the Planning Commission.|
|Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy||
The proposed project will help provincial road network improvement to enhance connectivity between provincial transport centers and cities with local markets and communities, provide much-needed access to education and health facilities, and contribute to poverty reduction by creation of jobs and employment opportunities.
Given its wide graphic coverage of the road network, each province needs to plan, prioritize, and develop its overall road network with a systematic approach over next years. Of the four provinces, Sindh is selected as the first province, with ADB's help, to prepare and adopt a strategic plan in road network improvement given its size of road network, availability of maintenance fund, volume of GDP, and condition of the road network.
|Description of Outcome|
|Progress Toward Outcome|
|Description of Project Outputs|
|Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)|
|Geographical Location||Province of Sindh|
|Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects|
|Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation|
|During Project Design||During the processing, the Project team conducted consultation with 1) local communities; 2) local government; 3) Finance Department, Government of Sindh; 4) Deputy Inspector General of Traffic Police, Karachi; and 5) local NGOs.|
|During Project Implementation||
Consultations with local government, NGOs, and transport related societies continued during project implementation.
The TA was completed on 30 September 2015.
|Consulting Services||The TA was implemented by a combined team of individual consultants and a consortium of international and national consulting firm over a 6-month period, which commenced from September 2013. The consulting firm (with two international experts and nine national experts) and three individual consultants were recruited and mobilized in April 2014.|
|Responsible ADB Officer||Ning, Jiangbo|
|Responsible ADB Department||Central and West Asia Department|
|Responsible ADB Division||Transport and Communications Division, CWRD|
Works and Services Department
Third Floor, Sindh Secretariat no.1, Karachi, Pakistan
|Approval||18 Jul 2013|
|Last Review Mission||-|
|Last PDS Update||29 Mar 2016|
|Approval||Signing Date||Effectivity Date||Closing|
|18 Jul 2013||12 Aug 2013||12 Aug 2013||31 Dec 2014||30 Sep 2015||-|
|Financing Plan/TA Utilization||Cumulative Disbursements|
|700,000.00||0.00||0.00||0.00||0.00||0.00||700,000.00||18 Jul 2013||642,703.86|
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|Title||Document Type||Document Date|
|Provincial Road Improvement Project: Consultant’s Report||Consultants' Reports||Jun 2015|
|Provincial Road Improvement Project: Project Data Sheet (Urdu Translation)||Translated PDS||Apr 2015|
|Provincial Road Improvement Project||Technical Assistance Reports||Sep 2013|
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