Sri Lanka: Integrated Road Investment Program-Tranche 1
ADB is supporting rural and national road upgrades in six provinces in Sri Lanka that will significantly improve access of remote communities to markets, services, and jobs. The project will also enhance the capacity of road agencies. The first tranche of the project is largely earmarked for road improvements in Southern Province and expected to benefit about 1.2 million people.
Nanayakkara, Aruna Uddeeptha
South Asia Department
Request for information
|Project Name||Integrated Road Investment Program-Tranche 1|
|Project Type / Modality of Assistance||Loan
|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 / Road transport (non-urban)
|Gender Equity and Mainstreaming||Effective gender mainstreaming|
The project proposed for financing under the requested PFR is a slice of Project 1, which is the project in Southern Province, under the Integrated Road Investment Program, including three components:
(i) Road improvement in Southern Province: The component will improve and/or maintain 560 km of rural access roads and 130 km of national roads. The rural access roads, including 510 km of local roads and 50 km of provincial will be on access routes between the rural hubs and the trunk road network. The rural access roads will be improved to all-weather standards, and be maintained for three years. The national roads will connect the rural access roads to adjacent socioeconomic centers. About 110 km of national road corridor will be improved and maintained under road management contracts for seven years, and the other 20 km of national road sections will be improved together with the rural access roads and maintained for three years.
(ii) Capacity development: The component will build the capacity of road agencies on road asset management, project management, and contract administration. The road agencies including the Ministry of Highways, Ports and Shipping (MOHPS), Road Development Authority (RDA), and the provincial and local road agencies. RDA will take lead in developing a harmonized road asset management approach in the level of central, provincial, and local governments. Individual consulting services will be engaged to assist the MOHPS and RDA in developing their own capacity and in the skill transfer program from RDA to provincial and local road agencies in Southern Province.
(iii) Project preparation: The component will carry out feasibility study, and engineering design for the subsequent tranches. The scope will cover projects in Sabaragamuwa Province, Kalutara District of Western Province, Central Province, North Central Province, and North Western Province.
|Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy||
Sri Lanka occupies a strategic position near the main sea trade routes between Asia and Europe, which allowed Colombo to develop as an international port city, and subsequently as a transshipment point for cargo originating in or destined for the Indian subcontinent. The island country consists mostly of flat or rolling coastal plains, with mountains in the south central core. About 85% of Sri Lanka's population (20.3 million in 2012) lives in rural and peri-urban areas.
Sri Lanka has experienced strong economic growth following the end of civil conflict in May 2009. Economic growth was 8% in 2010 and 2011; slowed to 6.4% in 2012 due to weak external demand, drought, and floods; and then rebounded to 7.3% in 2013. It is envisaged that an improving external environment, higher investment, and a recovery in domestic consumption will sustain a rapid economic growth during 2014 2015. Sri Lanka's economic expansion has been driven by the industry and services sectors, which account for 89% of gross domestic product, followed by the agriculture sector, which contributed the remaining 11%. As a result of the robust growth, the national poverty headcount ratio fell to just below 9% in 2010 from over 15% in 2006. Nevertheless, less-developed areas did not exhibit consistently higher elasticity of poverty reduction (proportional change in poverty per unit growth in gross domestic product per capita). The poor transport infrastructure, in particular the provincial and local authority roads, has hindered the spread of economic activities and access to basic social resources.
|Impact||Improved connectivity between rural communities and socioeconomic centers|
|Description of Outcome||Increased transport efficiency on project roads|
|Progress Toward Outcome||As of 30 August 2021, progress is 80.5%. The overall progress slowed down due to COVID -19|
|Description of Project Outputs||
1. Improved road conditions between the selected rural communities and socioeconomic centers in Southern Province
2. Enhanced capacity of road agencies
3. Preparation of projects completed for succeeding projects
|Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)||
1. 510km rural roads completed in Southern Province. Performance based maintenance is in progress. Contract awarded for 75km National roads in Southern Province and construction works completed for 23 km.
2. Altogether 125 workshops, training and seminars were conducted. Out of this 58 are related to the capacity development of road agencies (RDA, PRDA and Local Authorities). Approximately 400 staff members benefited. Rural road design standard, construction specification, and maintenance manual endorsed by RDA.
3. Appraisal reports and bidding documents of succeeding projects completed.
|Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects|
|Environmental Aspects||Tranche 1 involves rehabilitation and maintenance of existing rural and national roads and hence has been designated as category B. A consolidated provincial-level initial environmental examination (IEE) report including a standard EMP has been prepared. An environmental assessment and review framework has been prepared to guide compliance with the environmental safeguard requirements of the government and ADB's Safeguard Policy Statement in succeeding tranches.|
|Involuntary Resettlement||A Resettlement Framework has been prepared to guide the screening and preparation for the investment program. Project roads financed under Tranche 1 will all be improved within the existing right of way. No involuntary resettlement impacts were identified.|
|Indigenous Peoples||No indigenous people will be impacted under Tranche 1. An Indigenous Peoples Planning Framework has been prepared to guide the screening and preparation for the investment program.|
|Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation|
|During Project Design||Meaningful consultation and social surveys were conducted along all project roads, which included 4,899 household surveys (approximately 38% of the households along project roads), and 14 focus group discussions in public areas. The community participation was undertaken to increase awareness of the project, to determine people's needs and concerns, and obtain suggestions for enhancing benefits and mitigating negative impacts. Community groups were identified and consulted during project preparation.Detailed community consultation guidelines for finalizing the detailed design of rural roads have been prepared and piloted during project preparation; these emphasize the participation of the poor and vulnerable.|
|During Project Implementation||For the rural road component, continued consultation will take place throughout the implementation period, including by using community participatory approaches to finalize road designs, especially with respect to (i) improving road safety, (ii) minimizing environmental impact, and (iii) minimizing construction impact. A grievance redressal mechanism will be set up in all project areas. Project information will be disclosed to the public through various venues. Project information and will be readily available to civil society. Civil society organizations along the project roads will be engaged as part of community participation in finalizing road design, and will be part of the grievance redressal mechanism. Local communities (including at least 40% women) will be consulted in the final design of rural access roads, including issues regarding the construction impact, social and environment impact, and road safety.|
Consulting firms and individual consultants will be selected to assist the project implementation unit in project management, contract administration, and capacity development programs.
Consultants will be recruited, as firms or individuals, to support the project implementation and capacity development in accordance with ADB's Guidelines on the Use of Consultants (2013, as amended from time to time).
|Procurement||To expedite project implementation, advance contracting and retroactive financing will be used to procure the civil works and consulting services. Procurement of civil works and equipment will be carried out in accordance with ADB Procurement Guidelines (2013, as amended from time to time). The works contracts will adopt the international or national competitive bidding procedure, using the output and performance-based road contract mode. The bidding and contract documents will use the one developed by the World Bank, with modification to comply with ADB requirements.|
|Responsible ADB Officer||Nanayakkara, Aruna Uddeeptha|
|Responsible ADB Department||South Asia Department|
|Responsible ADB Division||Sri Lanka Resident Mission|
Ministry of Highways
Mr. W. A. Karumasena
8th Floor, Denzil Kobbekaduwa Mawatha,
Battaramulla, Sri Lanka
|MRM||13 Jun 2014|
|Approval||03 Oct 2014|
|Last Review Mission||-|
|Last PDS Update||27 Sep 2021|
|Approval||Signing Date||Effectivity Date||Closing|
|03 Oct 2014||05 Nov 2014||07 Jan 2015||30 Sep 2021||30 Jun 2022||-|
|Financing Plan||Loan Utilization|
|Total (Amount in US$ million)||Date||ADB||Others||Net Percentage|
|Project Cost||118.00||Cumulative Contract Awards|
|ADB||100.00||18 Oct 2021||86.43||0.00||96%|
|Cofinancing||0.00||18 Oct 2021||87.74||0.00||97%|
|Status of Covenants|
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|Tender Title||Type||Status||Posting Date||Deadline|
|Loan No. 3171-SRI: Integrated Road Investment Program-Tranche 1 [RDA/ADB/iROAD/ICB/RMC/SP1]||Invitation for Bids||Closed||19 Jun 2018||15 Nov 2018|
|Road Asset Management Specialist||Individual - Consulting||Closed||18 Dec 2017||27 Dec 2017|
|Capacity Development Specialist (International)||Individual - Consulting||Closed||28 Jun 2017||10 Jul 2017|
|Contract Title||Approval Number||Contract Date||Contractor | Address||Executing Agency||Total Contract Amount (US$)||Contract Amount Financed by ADB (US$)|
|REHABILITATION AND IMPROVEMENT, PERIODIC MAINTENAN -CE & ROUTINE MAINTENANCE WORKS OF 51.7 KM OF NATIONAL ROADS IN GALLE DISTRICT||Loan 3171||22 Jul 2019||KDAW - YCIH (JV) | 8/16, THALAPATHPITIYA ROAD NUGEGODA SRI LANKA||Ministry of Highways & Road Development and PRD||34,774,838.40||281,769.51|
|INDIVIDUAL INTERNATIONAL CONSULTANT - ROAD ASSET MANAGEMENT SPECIALIST||Loan 3171||25 Sep 2018||SATRA INFRASTRUCTURE MANAGEMENT SER. PVT LTD | NO-1-16-108/G2, JJ NAG, RK GILL PLAZA ALWAL SECUNDERABAD - 500 015, INDIA INDIA||Ministry of Highways and Road Development||300,000.00||3,000.00|
|MONITORING CONSULTANT (MC) FOR ROAD MANAGEMENT CONTRACTS (RMC) OF NATIONAL ROADS||Loan 3171||30 Nov 2017||ORIENTAL CONSULTANTS GLOBAL CO., LTD (JAPAN) | 3-20-2, NISHISHINJUKU, SHINJUKU-KU, TOKYO, 163-1409, JAPAN JAPAN||Ministry of Higher Education and Highways||5,506,770.00||270,000.00|
|INDIVIDUAL INTERNATIONAL CONSULTANT - CAPACITY DEVELOPMENT SPECIALIST||Loan 3171||24 Oct 2017||MR. L. WELIKALA | 13, EDMUND CIRCUIT, NORTH LAKES BRISBANE, QLD 4509, AUSTRALIA AUSTRALIA||Ministry of Higher Education and Highways||160,000.00||1,600.00|
|Title||Document Type||Document Date|
|Integrated Road Investment Program - Tranche 1: Procurement Plan||Procurement Plans||May 2019|