47281-001: National Highway Network Development in Balochistan Project | Asian Development Bank

Pakistan: National Highway Network Development in Balochistan Project

Sovereign (Public) Project | 47281-001 Status: Active

Project Details

Project Officer
Karki, Pawan Central and West Asia Department Request for information
Country
  • Pakistan
Modality
  • Grant
  • Loan
Sector
  • Transport
 
Project Name National Highway Network Development in Balochistan Project
Project Number 47281-001
Country Pakistan
Project Status Active
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Grant
Loan
Source of Funding / Amount
Loan 3134-PAK: National Highway Network Development in Balochistan Project
Ordinary capital resources US$ 122.60 million
Grant 0451-PAK: National Highway Network Development in Balochistan Project (Partial Substitution of ADB OCR Loan)
Department for International Development US$ 72.40 million
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Partnerships
Sector / Subsector

Transport / Road transport (non-urban)

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming No gender elements
Description The project will rehabilitate 79 km of the existing two-lane road of Zhob Mughal Kot (N50) and 128 km of the existing two-lane road of Qila Saifullah Waghum (N70) in Balochistan of Pakistan.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy Balochistan is situated in the southwest of Pakistan and the largest province by area constituting 44% of Pakistan's total land mass. It is bordered by Afghanistan north and north-west, Iran to the south-west, Punjab and Sindh, and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and the Federally Administered Tribal Areas to the north-east. To the south lies the Arabian Sea. It links the geopolitical regions of the Middle East, Central and South Asia, and provides the shortest route to seaports from Central Asia and Xinjian province of PRC. Despite the large potential as a transport hub, its economic development has been in doldrums because of poor security and political instability and its transport infrastructure is in a dire state, hardly serviceable for regional transit traffic. The road network and connectivity is poorest in the country. The length of the national highways in the province is about 2,300 km. Balochistan has still, however, the lowest density of roads among the four provinces of Pakistan. Poor connectivity and access continue to be a major problem, which particularly affect the poor, who live mostly in the rural areas. Several sections of existing roads and highways are too narrow with respect to the traffic carried, and in poor condition; the conditions cause high vehicle operating cost and compromise road safety.
Impact Accessible, affordable, and safe road network in Balochistan
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome Reduced transport cost from Balochistan to the political and industrial centers of the country
Progress Toward Outcome This is a continuous process and will be assessed time to time or as the need arises.
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs

Two-lane roads of Zhob-Mughal Kot and Qila Saifullah-Waghum rehabilitated

Community facilitation centers integrated into the improved mobility through rehabilitated project roads

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

Assessment of outputs will be determined at project completion.

Physical Progress of Each Package as of 22 September 2017 is given below:

N-50, Lot-1 (Zhob-Killi Khudae Nazar): 49.2%

N-50, Lot-2 (Khudae Nazar-Mughalkot): 33.3%

N-70, Lot-1 (Qila Saifullah -Loralai): 32.1%

N-70, Lot-2. (Qila Saifullah-Waghum Rud): 31.1%

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

Revised SSEMP of N70 Package 1 is submitted for approval on the 14 September 2017.

SSEMP of N50 has been approved 14 March 2017.

The project has been categorized environment category B. The civil works associated with the two road rehabilitation subprojects are limited to resurfacing and some widening. This will involve minimum civil works, and the entire operation will remain within the existing right-of-way (ROW) of both highways. The environmental impacts that will result from this are limited to the construction phase of the two subprojects; all impacts will be temporary in nature, with no residual long-term impacts. Initial environmental examination reports for the two project roads were prepared and uploaded on the ADB website.

Involuntary Resettlement

N70: EA endorsed updated LARP cleared by ADB in January 2017. LARP implementation is in progress

N50: LARP updating is being processed by the EA.

The project is classified category B for resettlement impacts. The project was designed to avoid land acquisition and minimize the involuntary resettlement impacts by adopting existing alignment of the project roads and using the most feasible technical design. Resettlement plans were prepared in accordance with national legal requirements and ADB's Safeguard Policy Statement (2009). According to the census survey, no affected household will be physically or economically displaced.

Indigenous Peoples The project roads are located in the settled areas of Balochistan Province, with no indigenous peoples as defined under ADB's Safeguard Policy Statement (2009). Therefore, no indigenous peoples communities will be affected by the project. Accordingly, the project is classified category C under ADB's Safeguard Policy Statement, with no indigenous peoples planning documents required.
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design Public consultation and information disclosure were undertaken during the preparation of resettlement plans, including affected persons and the public along the project roads.
During Project Implementation The consultation and information-sharing process will be continued throughout project implementation.
Business Opportunities
Consulting Services Consulting Services are in accordance with ADB''s Guidelines on the Use of Consultants (2013, as amended from time to time). A construction supervision consulting firm for the four civil works contracts was selected for the Project.
Procurement Procurement of civil works under the project is in accordance with ADB''s Guidelines for Procurement (2015, as amended from time to time) using international competitive bidding procedure. Four civil works contracts were awarded under the project: (i) Zhob-Mughal Kot-N50 (2 lots); and (ii) Qila Saifullah-Waghum Rud-N70 (2 lots).
Responsible ADB Officer Karki, Pawan
Responsible ADB Department Central and West Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Pakistan Resident Mission
Executing Agencies
National Highway Authority
Room No. 110, 1st Floor,
NC Building, Sector G-9/1
Islamabad, Pakistan
Timetable
Concept Clearance 08 Nov 2013
Fact Finding 24 Oct 2013 to 30 Oct 2013
MRM 20 May 2014
Approval 27 Jun 2014
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 27 Sep 2017

Grant 0451-PAK

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
03 Nov 2015 14 Jan 2016 02 Feb 2016 31 Dec 2018 - -
Financing Plan Grant Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 72.40 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 0.00 03 Nov 2015 0.00 60.10 83%
Counterpart 0.00 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 72.40 03 Nov 2015 0.00 0.00 0%

Loan 3134-PAK

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
27 Jun 2014 12 May 2015 10 Aug 2015 31 Dec 2018 - -
Financing Plan Loan Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 162.60 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 122.60 27 Jun 2014 89.08 0.00 73%
Counterpart 40.00 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 27 Jun 2014 71.09 0.00 58%

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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
National Highway Network Development in Balochistan Project: Zhob-Mughalkot Section (N-50) Resettlement Monitoring Report (May-July 2017) Environmental and Social Monitoring Reports Aug 2017
National Highway Network Development in Balochistan Project: Qila Saifullah-Loralai-Waigum Rud Section (N-70) Resettlement Monitoring Report (April-July 2017) Social Monitoring Reports Aug 2017
National Highway Network Development in Balochistan Project: Zhob-Mughalkot Section (N-50) Resettlement Plan Resettlement Plans May 2017
National Highway Network Development in Balochistan Project: N-70 Qila Saifullah-Loralai-WaigumRud Road Section Resettlement Implementation Report (January-March 2017) Social Monitoring Reports May 2017
National Highway Network Development in Balochistan Project: N-70 Qila Saifullah-Loralai-Waigum Rud Section Resettlement Plan Resettlement Plans Dec 2016
National Highway Network Development in Balochistan Project: QilaSaifullah-WaigumRud Section (N-70) Safeguards Due Diligence Report Safeguards Due Diligence Reports Sep 2016
National Highway Network Development in Balochistan Project: Zhob-MughalKot Section (N-50) Safeguards Due Diligence Report Safeguards Due Diligence Reports Sep 2016
National Highway Network Development in Balochistan Project: Improvement and Widening of Zhob-Mughalkot Section of N-50 (Revised) Initial Environmental Examination May 2014
National Highway Network Development in Balochistan Project: N-70 Road Widening and Improvement Project Resettlement Plans May 2014
National Highway Network Development in Balochistan Project: N-50 Road Widening and Improvement Project Resettlement Plan Resettlement Plans May 2014
National Highway Network Development in Balochistan Project: Improvement and Widening of Qila Saifullah-Loralai-Waigum Rud Section of N-70 (Revised) Initial Environmental Examination May 2014
National Highway Network Development in Balochistan Project: Improvement and Widening of Qila Saifullah-Loralai-Waigum Rud Section of N-70 Initial Environmental Examination Jan 2014
National Highway Network Development in Balochistan Project: Improvement and Widening of Zhob-Mughalkot Section of N-50 Initial Environmental Examination Jan 2014

Evaluation Documents See also: Independent Evaluation

None currently available.

Related Publications

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Tenders

Tender Title Type Status Posting Date Deadline
PAK: Balochistan Road Network Improvement Project Advance Notice Archived 14 Jan 2014

Contracts Awarded

No contracts awarded for this project were found