47273-006: Integrated Road Investment Program (Tranche 4) | Asian Development Bank

Sri Lanka: Integrated Road Investment Program (Tranche 4)

Sovereign (Public) Project | 47273-006 Status: Active

Tranche 4 will improve and maintain about 3,108 kilometers (km) of rural access roads, 248 km of national roads, project management and consulting services financed under tranches 1, 2 and 3.

 
Project Name Integrated Road Investment Program (Tranche 4)
Project Number 47273-006
Country Sri Lanka
Project Status Active
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Loan
Source of Funding / Amount
Loan 3610-SRI: Integrated Road Investment Program-Tranche 4
Ordinary capital resources US$ 150.00 million
Strategic Agendas Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Gender Equity and Mainstreaming
Governance and capacity development
Sector / Subsector

Transport / Road transport (non-urban)

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Effective gender mainstreaming
Description Tranche 4 will improve and maintain about 3,108 kilometers (km) of rural access roads, 248 km of national roads, project management and consulting services financed under tranches 1, 2 and 3.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy The absence of an all-weather road connectivity is a serious problem in Sri Lanka's rural areas, preventing communities from accessing socioeconomic centers. Poor road infrastructure has a strong link to poverty and affects economic growth in rural areas, agricultural productivity, and employment. The Government of Sri Lanka is addressing this problem through a country-wide rural road investment program - aimed at providing all-weather road connectivity to eligible unconnected rural habitations. The Asian Development Bank's (ADB's) country partnership strategy, 2018-2022 for Sri Lanka aims to address the major constraints to improving quality of growth and is closely aligned with the government's priorities. The country partnership strategy reconfirms continuing ADB assistance for developing the transport sector, including rural roads, which are critical for rural development in providing access to markets, health, education, and administrative services.
Impact Connectivity between rural communities and socioeconomic centers in Sri Lanka improved.
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome Transport efficiency on project roads increased.
Progress Toward Outcome The loan was made effective on 13 February 2018.
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs

Road conditions between the selected rural communities and socioeconomic centers improved

Capacity of road agencies enhanced.

Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)

Altogether 108 workshops, training and seminars were conducted. Out of this 52 are related to the capacity development of road agencies (RDA, PRDA and Local Authorities). Approximately 200 staff members benefited.

Consultants mobilized in 2017 and design manuals, specifications being prepared and targeting to complete by end of 2018.

55 staff have been trained.

trainings are ongoing.

Female representation in consultations related to the final design is ongoing as all designs are not yet completed.

Performance based contracts are not yet commenced.

Achieved.

Achieved.

Geographical Location Nation-wide
Safeguard Categories
Environment B
Involuntary Resettlement B
Indigenous Peoples C
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
Environmental Aspects Tranche 4 is classified as category B, consistent with Tranches 1, 2 and 3 and in accordance with the Safeguard Policy Statement (2009). All Tranche 4-financed projects have been appraised under Tranches 1 and 2; and the environmental assessment and review framework, initial environmental examinations (IEEs), and climate risk assessments remain valid. The due diligence report indicates that the compensatory planting is not as specified in the environmental management plans, therefore RDA is requested to follow up and provide its plan on how it will be achieved. Other environmental safeguard requirements are either complied or being complied with. Monitoring reports are being submitted regularly as required and have been disclosed. There are no outstanding complaints. None of the project roads passed through reserved forest or national parks, sanctuaries, or habitats of protected species, and none of the roads disturbed any cultural heritage or monuments of cultural or historical importance. All bidding documents contained the provincial-specific environmental management plans, environmental monitoring plans, and road-specific environmental code of practice checklists, from which respective contractors prepared road-specific environmental management plans.
Involuntary Resettlement Tranche 4 is categorized as category B for involuntary resettlement following ADB's Safeguard Policy Statement (2009). The categorization follow those of the previous tranches. All Tranche 4-financed projects have been appraised under Tranches 1 and 2. The due diligence report covering all projects confirms that safeguard impacts are minimal, as envisaged at appraisal, and that Tranches 1, 2 and 3 are compliant with the social safeguards requirements outlined in the resettlement framework and indigenous peoples planning framework prepared for the MFF. All requirements in the frameworks have been met, and all planning documents have been disclosed. The government has committed adequate resources to implement safeguard measures, and project implementation consultant staffs are in place to provide support. Monitoring reports have been submitted and disclosed, and there are no outstanding complaints.
Indigenous Peoples Tranche 4 is categorized as category C for indigenous peoples following ADB's Safeguard Policy Statement (2009). The categorization follow those of the previous tranches. All Tranche 4-financed projects have been appraised under Tranches 1 and 2. The due diligence report covering all projects confirms that safeguard impacts are minimal, as envisaged at appraisal, and that Tranches 1, 2 and 3 are compliant with the social safeguards requirements outlined in the resettlement framework and indigenous peoples planning framework prepared for the MFF. All requirements in the frameworks have been met, and all planning documents have been disclosed. The government has committed adequate resources to implement safeguard measures, and project implementation consultant staffs are in place to provide support. Monitoring reports have been submitted and disclosed, and there are no outstanding complaints.
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design
During Project Implementation
Business Opportunities
Consulting Services No procurement of civil works and consulting services will occur under tranche 4, as all procurement was done under tranches 1 and 2.
Procurement No procurement of civil works and consulting services will occur under tranche 4, as all procurement was done under tranches 1 and 2.
Responsible ADB Officer Nanayakkara, Aruna Uddeeptha
Responsible ADB Department South Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Sri Lanka Resident Mission
Executing Agencies
Ministry of Higher Education and Highways
[email protected]
8th Floor, Denzil Kobbekaduwa Mawatha,
Koswata,
Battaramulla, Sri Lanka
Timetable
Concept Clearance -
Fact Finding -
MRM 13 Sep 2017
Approval 04 Dec 2017
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 13 Mar 2018

Loan 3610-SRI

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
04 Dec 2017 15 Dec 2017 13 Feb 2018 30 Sep 2022 - -
Financing Plan Loan Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 168.00 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 150.00 04 Dec 2017 32.27 0.00 22%
Counterpart 18.00 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 04 Dec 2017 0.00 0.00 0%

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