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Sri Lanka: Integrated Road Investment Program-Tranche 2

Sovereign (Public) Project | 47273-004 Status: Active

The Asian Development Bank is helping Sri Lanka upgrade its rural roads network, to support social and economic development in poor, isolated communities. Tranche 2 will improve 2,500 km of rural access roads and about 118 km of national roads. The upgrades will include road safety and climate-resilience design features.

 
Project Name Integrated Road Investment Program-Tranche 2
Project Number 47273-004
Country Sri Lanka
Project Status Active
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Loan
Source of Funding / Amount
Loan 3221-SRI: Integrated Road Investment Program-Tranche 2
Ordinary capital resources US$ 98.00 million
Loan 3222-SRI: Integrated Road Investment Program-Tranche 2
concessional ordinary capital resources lending / Asian Development Fund US$ 9.00 million
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
Description Tranche 2 will help improve about 2,548 kilometers (km) of rural access roads to all-weather standards, and about 118 km of national roads--sustaining connectivity between rural communities and socioeconomic centers in Sri Lanka. It will also address some of the challenges highlighted in the Sustainable Transport Initiative, such as climate adaptation, road safety and promoting effective gender mainstreaming. Tranche 2 is part of Government's country-wide rural road investment program aimed at providing all-weather road connectivity to currently unconnected rural communities in Sri Lanka.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy The investment program supports the Government's sector objective of establishing a modern and inclusive transport system that will enable acceleration of economic growth, with reduced travel time and cost, and improved safety. It is envisaged to improve and sustain connectivity between rural communities and socioeconomic centers in Sri Lanka. The immediate outcome will be increased transport efficiency on project roads in the country.
Impact improved connectivity between rural communities and socioeconomic centers in Sri Lanka
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome increased transport efficiency on project roads.
Progress Toward Outcome Overall physical progress in Conventional Road Contracts in the iRoad program is 83.5% as at 28 February 2019.
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs Improved road conditions between the selected rural communities and socioeconomic centers.
Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)

Contracts awarded to improve 3112 km of rural roads and all contracts commenced.

Procurement completed to award 25 km national road under RMC contracts. 51.7 km national road in Galle district is under procurement.

Gender targets achieved at the road sections commenced maintenance.

Geographical Location
Safeguard Categories
Environment B
Involuntary Resettlement B
Indigenous Peoples C
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
Environmental Aspects

Tranche 2 is classified as category B in accordance with ADB's Safeguard Policy Statement (2009) (SPS). The scope of tranche 2 includes the rehabilitation and maintenance of existing rural and national roads. All improvements will be confined to the existing alignment and right of way. Five province level initial environmental examinations (IEE) for the rural roads and one consolidated IEE for the national roads have been prepared in accordance with the Environmental Assessment and Review Framework (EARF) for the MFF and the ADB SPS requirements. All six IEEs are disclosed on the ADB website.

Anticipated environmental impacts entail typical road improvement and maintenance related issues such as generation of dust, noise, exhaust, waste from construction sites and worker camps, water contamination, occupational health and safety, erosion, and siltation. Mitigation measures have been included in a standard environmental management plan (EMP) as part of each IEE. The contractor will be required to prepare contract package-specific EMPs based on their final design, road-specific environment checklists, and the standard EMP. Consultations have been conducted during project preparation, and the IEEs incorporate the concerns of the affected persons and stakeholders.

The monitoring and implementation of the EMP and compliance to requirements of the EARF, respective IEE, ADB SPS and domestic environmental regulations will be implemented by RDA through its provincial project implementation units (PIU).13 Each PIU will have a dedicated safeguards team that will be supported by the project implementation consultant for safeguards implementation and monitoring. Capacity building activities will be implemented across all PIUs and the project implementation consultant on a continuous basis to ensure that proper contract specific EMPs are prepared and strictly implemented.

Involuntary Resettlement Tranche 2 is classified as category B in involuntary resettlement in accordance with ADB's SPS. The improvement of rural access roads and national roads will be within the existing alignment with no widening. Due diligence for Tranche 2 identified no impacts to land, structures, private trees, or community resource properties. However, resettlement impacts may be encountered at a later stage of the seven-year road management contract of selected national roads. A grievance redressal mechanism will be set up in all project areas. If land is required for the rural access roads during implementation, the voluntary land donation system will be used. The system has been used effectively under other rural development programs in Sri Lanka. Specific procedural requirements for land donation, involving comprehensive consultations with the communities, have been prepared in the resettlement framework. The Government will ensure that land donation is undertaken without coercion and documented in a transparent manner, and will have the process verified by an independent monitor. For national roads requiring land, acquisition will take place in accordance with requirements of the Government and ADB's SPS, per the resettlement framework.
Indigenous Peoples Tranche 2 is not expected to impact indigenous peoples and is consequently designated category C. Screening was done as per the investment program's indigenous peoples planning framework.
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design

Consultation and social surveys were conducted along all project roads, and covered 46,820 households (approximately 23% of the households along the project roads). The current road conditions were described as bad or very bad by 66% of surveyed households. Communities indicated that the poor conditions prevented safe travel, and cited that positive benefits will include improved access to education and health, better transport services, and increased job opportunities. Communities will be consulted through a transect walk to ensure that the final design of rural access roads incorporate their concerns on construction, social and environmental issues, and road safety.

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

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.

Business Opportunities
Consulting Services Tranche 2 has no provision for financing consulting services. The services of consultants will continue to be financed under Tranche 1 and will include the supervision and monitoring of civil works construction, monitoring safeguard activities, impact monitoring, providing on-the-job training, preparation of project completion reports and other services for all projects under the multitranche financing facility according to the terms of reference.
Procurement Procurement will be in accordance with ADB's Procurement Guidelines (2013. as amended from time to time). The Bribery Act, No. 11 of 1954 (as amended from time to time), the Declaration of Asset and Liabilities Act, No. 1 of 1975, and the Permanent Commission to Investigate Allegations of Bribery and Corruption Act, No. 19 of 1994 provide legal bases to deal with bribery and corruption. The auditor general monitors procurement activities.
Responsible ADB Officer Aruna Uddeeptha Nanayakkara
Responsible ADB Department South Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Sri Lanka Resident Mission
Executing Agencies
Ministry of Highways & Road Development and Petroleum Resources Development
[email protected]
8th Floor, Denzil Kobbekaduwa Mawatha,
Koswata,
Battaramulla, Sri Lanka
Timetable
Concept Clearance -
Fact Finding -
MRM 10 Oct 2014
Approval 11 Dec 2014
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 12 Mar 2019

Loan 3221-SRI

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
11 Dec 2014 28 May 2015 23 Jul 2015 30 Sep 2019 - -
Financing Plan Loan Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 110.50 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 98.00 11 Dec 2014 96.35 0.00 98%
Counterpart 12.50 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 11 Dec 2014 97.44 0.00 99%

Loan 3222-SRI

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
11 Dec 2014 28 May 2015 23 Jul 2015 30 Sep 2019 - 07 Apr 2017
Financing Plan Loan Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 9.00 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 9.00 11 Dec 2014 8.43 0.00 100%
Counterpart 0.00 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 11 Dec 2014 8.43 0.00 100%

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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.

Title Document Type Document Date
Integrated Road Investment Program - Tranches 2, 3, and 4: Selected Roads in Anuradhapura District, North Central Province Initial Environmental Examination Initial Environmental Examination Mar 2019
Integrated Road Investment Program - Tranche 2, 3, and 4: Pelmadulla-Embilipitiya-Nonagama (A018) Involuntary Resettlement Due Diligence Report Safeguards Due Diligence Reports Mar 2019
Integrated Road Investment Program - Tranches 2, 3, and 4: Pelmadulla-Padalangala Section of Pelmadulla-Embilipitiya-Nonagama (A018) Road Initial Environmental Examination Initial Environmental Examination Mar 2019
Integrated Road Investment Program - Tranche 2, 3, and 4: North Central Province Involuntary Resettlement Due Diligence Report Safeguards Due Diligence Reports Mar 2019
Integrated Road Investment Program – Tranches 2, 3, and 4: PIC 02 – North Western and North Central Provinces Environmental Monitoring Report (January-December 2018) Environmental Monitoring Reports Dec 2018
Integrated Road Investment Program – Tranches 2, 3, and 4: PIC 02 – North Western and North Central Provinces Social Monitoring Report (July-December 2018) Social Monitoring Reports Dec 2018
Integrated Road Investment Program – Tranches 2, 3, and 4: PIC 03 – Sabaragamuwa, Central Provinces, and Kaluthara District Social Monitoring Report (July-December 2018) Social Monitoring Reports Dec 2018
Integrated Road Investment Program – Tranches 2, 3, and 4: PIC 03 – Sabaragamuwa, Central Provinces, and Kaluthara District Environmental Monitoring Report (January-December 2018) Environmental Monitoring Reports Dec 2018
Integrated Road Investment Program - Tranches 2-4: PIC 03 Sabaragamuwa, Central Provinces and Kaluthara District Social Monitoring Report (January-June 2018) Social Monitoring Reports Jun 2018
Integrated Road Investment Program - Tranches 2-4: PIC 02 North Western and North Central Provinces Social Monitoring Report (January-June 2018) Social Monitoring Reports Jun 2018
Integrated Road Investment Program - Tranches 1-4: PIC 01 Southern Province Social Monitoring Report (January-June 2018) Social Monitoring Reports Jun 2018
Integrated Road Investment Program - Tranches 2 & 3: PIC 02 North Western and North Central Provinces Social Monitoring Report (June-December 2017) Social Monitoring Reports Mar 2018
Integrated Road Investment Program - Tranches 2 & 3: PIC 03 Sabaragamuwa, Central Provinces and Kaluthara District Social Monitoring Report (July-December 2017) Social Monitoring Reports Mar 2018
Integrated Road Investment Program - Tranches 2 & 3: PIC 03 Sabaragamuwa, Central Provinces and Kaluthara District Environmental Monitoring Report (January-December 2017) Environmental Monitoring Reports Mar 2018
Integrated Road Investment Program - Tranches 2 and 3: PIC 02 – North Western and North Central Provinces Environmental Monitoring Report (January-December 2017) Environmental Monitoring Reports Dec 2017
Integrated Road Investment Program - Tranches 1-3: PIC 01 Southern Province Social Monitoring Report (July-December 2017) Social Monitoring Reports Dec 2017
Integrated Road Investment Program - Tranches 1-3: Social Safeguards Due Diligence Report Safeguards Due Diligence Reports Sep 2017
Integrated Road Investment Program - Tranches 1-3: Environmental Due Diligence Report Safeguards Due Diligence Reports Sep 2017
Integrated Road Investment Program - Tranches 1-3: PIC 01 Southern Province Social Monitoring Report (January-June 2017) Social Monitoring Reports Jun 2017
Integrated Road Investment Program - Tranches 1-3: PIC 03 Sabaragamuwa, Central Provinces and Kaluthara District of Western Province Social Monitoring Report (January-June 2017) Social Monitoring Reports Jun 2017
Integrated Road Investment Program - Tranches 1-3: PIC 02 North Western and North Central Provinces Social Monitoring Report (January-June 2017) Social Monitoring Reports Jun 2017
Integrated Road Investment Program - Project 2: Maradankadawala-Habarana Section of Maradankadawela-Habarana-Tirikondiadimadu (A011) Road, North Central Province Initial Environmental Examination Initial Environmental Examination May 2017
Integrated Road Investment Program - Tranche 2: Maradankadawela - Habarana - Tirikkondiadimadu (A011) Resettlement Due Diligence Report Safeguards Due Diligence Reports Apr 2017
Integrated Road Investment Program - Tranches 1-3: Sabaragamuwa, Central Provinces and Kaluthara District Environmental Monitoring Report (January-December 2016) Environmental Monitoring Reports Mar 2017
Integrated Road Investment Program - Tranches 1-3: Southern Province Environmental Monitoring Report (January-December 2016) Environmental Monitoring Reports Mar 2017
Integrated Road Investment Program - Tranches 1-3: Southern Province Social Monitoring Report (July-December 2016) Social Monitoring Reports Dec 2016
Integrated Road Investment Program - Tranches 1-3: North Western and North Central Provinces Environmental Monitoring Report (March-December 2016) Environmental Monitoring Reports Dec 2016
Integrated Road Investment Program - Tranches 1-3: North Western and North Central Provinces Social Monitoring Report (July-December 2016) Social Monitoring Reports Dec 2016
Integrated Road Investment Program - Tranches 1-3: Sabaragamuwa, Central Provinces and Kaluthara District of Western Province Social Monitoring Report (July-December 2016) Social Monitoring Reports Dec 2016
Integrated Road Investment Program-Tranche 2: Social Monitoring Report (January-June 2015) Social Monitoring Reports Jun 2015
Integrated Road Investment Program - Project 2: North Central Province Initial Environmental Examination Initial Environmental Examination Sep 2014
Integrated Road Investment Program - Project 2: North Western Province Initial Environmental Examination Initial Environmental Examination Sep 2014
Integrated Road Investment Program - Project 2: Road Management Contract (RMC) Initial Environmental Examination Initial Environmental Examination Sep 2014
Integrated Road Investment Program - Project 2: Central Province Initial Environmental Examination Initial Environmental Examination Sep 2014
Integrated Road Investment Program - Project 2: Sabaragamuwa Initial Environmental Examination Initial Environmental Examination Sep 2014
Integrated Road Investment Program - Project 2: Western Province Initial Environmental Examination Initial Environmental Examination Sep 2014
Integrated Road Investment Program: North Western Province Rural Roads - Project 5 Involuntary Resettlement Due Diligence Report Safeguards Due Diligence Reports Aug 2014
Integrated Road Investment Program: Sabaragamuwa Province and Western Province Rural Roads - Project 2 Involuntary Resettlement Due Diligence Report Safeguards Due Diligence Reports Aug 2014
Integrated Road Investment Program: Central Province Rural Roads - Project 3 Involuntary Resettlement Due Diligence Report Safeguards Due Diligence Reports Aug 2014
Integrated Road Investment Program: National Roads for Project 2, 3 and 5 Involuntary Resettlement Due Diligence Report Safeguards Due Diligence Reports Aug 2014
Integrated Road Investment Program: North Central Province Rural Roads - Project 4 Involuntary Resettlement Due Diligence Report Safeguards Due Diligence Reports Aug 2014

Evaluation Documents See also: Independent Evaluation

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Related Publications

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Tenders

Tender Title Type Status Posting Date Deadline
L3221-SRI: Integrated Road Investment Program – Tranche 2 [RDA/ADB/iROAD/ICB/RMC/04] Invitation for Bids Active 11 Jul 2019 22 Aug 2019
L3221: Integrated Road Investment Program [RDA/ADB/iROAD(NW)/NCB/CP-RR(KU3-R); RDA/ADB/iROAD(NW)/NCB/CP-RR(KU5-R)] Invitation for Bids Closed 13 Jun 2019 12 Jul 2019
Loan No. 3221/3222-SRI: Integrated Road Investment Program-Tranche 2 [RDA/ADB/iROAD/ICB/RMC/03] Invitation for Bids Closed 30 Jun 2017 02 Nov 2017

Contracts Awarded

Contract Title Approval Number Contract Date Contractor Contractor Address Executing Agency Contract Description Total Contract Amount (US$) Contract Amount Financed by ADB (US$)
Provision of Solar Facilities at Tourist Guest Houses in Uttarakhand Loan 3222 17 Mar 2017 Maga Engineering Pvt. Ltd. No 200, Nawala Road, Narahenpita, Colombo-05 Sri Lanka Ministry of Higher Education and Highways Construction 13,187,311.52 370,409.37

Procurement Plan