India: South Asia Subregional Economic Cooperation Road Connectivity Investment Program - Tranche 1

Sovereign Project | 47341-002

ADB and the Government of India are working together to improve roads and increase trade along the North Bengal-Northeastern Region international trade corridor. The South Asian Subregional Economic Cooperation Road Connectivity Investment Program is building 2 national highways in West Bengal, as well as state roads in Manipur, extending to Myanmar. In total, the project is building about 236 kilometers of roads in the area to help resolve the constraint of _last-mile_ connections between the main in-country road network and neighboring countries. These roads leading to the border areas are enabling efficient and safe transport within India and in neighboring countries. The roads being improved provide key strategic links between South and Southeast Asia connecting Bangladesh, Bhutan, Myanmar, and Nepal. The improved roads are helping India and other South Asian countries link to Myanmar and other countries in Southeast Asia.

Project Name South Asia Subregional Economic Cooperation Road Connectivity Investment Program - Tranche 1
Project Number 47341-002
Country India
Project Status Active
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Loan
Source of Funding / Amount
Loan 3118-IND: South Asia Subregional Economic Cooperation Road Connectivity Investment Program - Tranche 1
Ordinary capital resources US$ 300.00 million
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
Regional integration
Drivers of Change Gender Equity and Mainstreaming
Private sector development
Sector / Subsector

Transport / Road transport (non-urban)

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Some gender elements
Description ADB and the Government of India are working together to improve roads and increase trade along the North Bengal-Northeastern Region international trade corridor. The South Asian Subregional Economic Cooperation Road Connectivity Investment Program is building 2 national highways in West Bengal, as well as state roads in Manipur, extending to Myanmar. In total, the project is building about 236 kilometers of roads in the area to help resolve the constraint of _last-mile_ connections between the main in-country road network and neighboring countries. These roads leading to the border areas are enabling efficient and safe transport within India and in neighboring countries. The roads being improved provide key strategic links between South and Southeast Asia connecting Bangladesh, Bhutan, Myanmar, and Nepal. The improved roads are helping India and other South Asian countries link to Myanmar and other countries in Southeast Asia.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy Although South Asia is one of the fastest growing economic regions in the world, trade within the region still only makes up a small percentage of total trade. To promote intra-regional trade, road and border improvements are needed. The dominant mode of transport in the region, particularly between India and its neighbors, is by road. As cross-border restrictions are eased, reliance on road transport to ship goods is expected to increase. Trade from the region to Myanmar and Thailand via India is currently by sea, which is slow and expensive, especially for landlocked countries. One of the major constraints in the region is the lack of _last-mile_ roads that connect national road networks and neighboring countries. These are often left out of development plans. This is a problem in the North Bengal-Northeastern Region. Other factors that limit road use is geographic constraints, limited availability of land, traffic congestion, and security concerns.
Impact Increased domestic and regional trade through NB-NER
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome Improved road connectivity and efficiency of the NB-NER international trade corridor
Progress Toward Outcome

Civil Works Ongoing for the Manipur component.

Review will be done in the post-implementation survey upon project completion.

Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs

Improved roads for regional connectivity

Developed capacity and supported project improvement for MPWD

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

Workshops are being conducted.

Seminars are being conducted.

Not yet due.

Not yet due.

Geographical Location
Safeguard Categories
Environment A
Involuntary Resettlement A
Indigenous Peoples A
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
Environmental Aspects The implementation of environment management plans are being monitored by the implementing agencies and supervision consultants.
Involuntary Resettlement The resettlement activities are being undertaken in accordance with the resettlement plans and are being monitored by implementing agencies and supervision consultants.
Indigenous Peoples Indigenous peoples plan, if required shall ensure compliance with ADB's Safeguard Policy Statement 2009 and government guidelines, regulations and policies.
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design The stake holders have been consulted during design stage.
During Project Implementation Consultation as required is being carried out during project implementation.
Business Opportunities
Consulting Services Engagement of consultants has been undertaken in accordance with ADB's Guidelines on the Use of Consultants
Procurement All procurement of goods and works has been undertaken in accordance with ADB's Procurement Guidelines
Responsible ADB Officer Sorti, Mihir
Responsible ADB Department South Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division India Resident Mission
Executing Agencies
Ministry of Road Transport and Highways
Transport Bhavan
Room 509
Public Works Department State of Manipur
[email protected]
PWD Complex, Khuyathong, Imphal Manipur 795001
Timetable
Concept Clearance -
Fact Finding -
MRM 31 Jan 2014
Approval 01 Apr 2014
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 14 Dec 2021

Loan 3118-IND

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
01 Apr 2014 26 Mar 2015 24 Jun 2015 30 Jun 2022 - -
Financing Plan Loan Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 424.80 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 300.00 11 Jan 2022 298.07 0.00 99%
Counterpart 124.80 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 11 Jan 2022 218.19 0.00 73%
Status of Covenants
Category Sector Safeguards Social Financial Economic Others
Rating - Satisfactory Satisfactory Satisfactory - Satisfactory

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Title Document Type Document Date
South Asia Subregional Economic Cooperation Road Connectivity Investment Program - Tranche 1: Audited Project Financial Statements (April 2019-March 2020) Audited Project Financial Statements Apr 2021
South Asia Subregional Economic Cooperation Road Connectivity Investment Program - Tranche 1: Public Works Department, Government of Manipur Audited Project Financial Statements (April 2019-March 2020) Audited Project Financial Statements Dec 2020
South Asia Subregional Economic Cooperation Road Connectivity Investment Program - Tranche 1: Procurement Plan Procurement Plans Sep 2020
South Asia Subregional Economic Cooperation Road Connectivity Investment Program - Tranche 1: Ministry of Roads Transport and Highways (MoRTH) and West Bengal Public Works Department Audited Project Financial Statements (April 2018-March 2019) Audited Project Financial Statements Dec 2019
South Asia Subregional Economic Cooperation Road Connectivity Investment Program - Tranche 1: Public Works Department, Government of Manipur Audited Project Financial Statements (April 2018-March 2019) Audited Project Financial Statements Oct 2019
South Asia Subregional Economic Cooperation Road Connectivity Investment Program - Tranche 1: Manipur Audited Project Financial Statements (April 2017- March 2018) Audited Project Financial Statements Dec 2018
South Asia Subregional Economic Cooperation Road Connectivity Investment Program - Tranche 1: West Bengal Audited Project Financial Statements (April 2017- March 2018) Audited Project Financial Statements Nov 2018
South Asia Subregional Economic Cooperation Road Connectivity Investment Program - Tranche 1: Audited Project Financial Statements (2016-2017) Audited Project Financial Statements Jan 2018
South Asia Subregional Economic Cooperation Road Connectivity Investment Program - Tranche 1: Audited Project Financial Statements (April 2016-March 2017) Audited Project Financial Statements Sep 2017
South Asia Subregional Economic Cooperation Road Connectivity Investment Program - Tranche 1: Audited Project Financial Statements (1 April 2014-31 March 2016 ) Audited Project Financial Statements Jun 2017
South Asia Subregional Economic Conectivity Road Connectivity Investment Program - Tranche 1: Project Data Sheet (हिन्दी) Translated PDS Apr 2015
Project Agreement for South Asia Subregional Economic Connectivity Road Connectivity Investment Program - Tranche 1 between ADB and State of Manipur Project/Program Agreements Mar 2015
Project Agreement for South Asia Subregional Economic Connectivity Road Connectivity Investment Program - Tranche 1 between ADB, Ministry of Road Transport and Highways, and State of West Bengal Project/Program Agreements Mar 2015
Loan Agreement for South Asia Subregional Economic Connectivity Road Connectivity Investment Program - Tranche 1 Loan Agreement (Ordinary Resources) Mar 2015
South Asia Subregional Economic Conectivity Road Connectivity Investment Program - Tranche 1: Periodic Financing Request Periodic Financing Request Reports Feb 2014

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
South Asia Subregional Economic Cooperation Road Connectivity Investment Program – Tranche 1: Imphal–Kangchup–Tamenglong Road Internal Social Monitoring Report (July-December 2020) Social Monitoring Reports Mar 2021
South Asia Subregional Economic Cooperation Road Connectivity Investment Program – Tranche 1: Imphal–Kangchup–Tamenglong Road Internal Social Monitoring Report (January-June 2020) Social Monitoring Reports Nov 2020
South Asia Subregional Economic Cooperation Road Connectivity Investment Program – Tranche 1: Changrabandha–Jaigaon Section, Asian Highway 48 Social Monitoring Report (January-June 2019) Social Monitoring Reports Jun 2020
South Asia Subregional Economic Cooperation Road Connectivity Investment Program - Tranche 1: Asian Highway Nos. 02 and 48 Environmental Monitoring Report (July-December 2019) Environmental Monitoring Reports Jun 2020
South Asia Subregional Economic Cooperation Road Connectivity Investment Program – Tranche 1: Panitanki–Fulbari Section, Asian Highway 02 Social Monitoring Report (July-December 2018) Social Monitoring Reports Jun 2020
South Asia Subregional Economic Cooperation Road Connectivity Investment Program – Tranche 1: Imphal–Kangchup–Tamenglong Road External Social Monitoring Report (July-December 2019) Social Monitoring Reports Jun 2020
South Asia Subregional Economic Cooperation Road Connectivity Investment Program – Tranche 1: Imphal–Kangchup–Tamenglong Road Internal Social Monitoring Report (July-December 2019) Social Monitoring Reports Jun 2020
South Asia Subregional Economic Cooperation Road Connectivity Investment Program – Tranche 1: Manipur Health and Safety Plan in Response to COVID-19 Pandemic Addendum to the Initial Environmental Examination Initial Environmental Examination Jun 2020
South Asia Subregional Economic Cooperation Road Connectivity Investment Program – Tranche 1: Panitanki-Fulbari Section, Asian Highway 02 Social Monitoring Report (January-June 2019) Social Monitoring Reports Apr 2020
South Asia Subregional Economic Cooperation Road Connectivity Investment Program – Tranche 1: Imphal-Kangchup-Tamenglong Road Social Monitoring Report (January-June 2019) Social Monitoring Reports Mar 2020
South Asia Subregional Economic Cooperation Road Connectivity Investment Program - Tranche 1: Asian Highway 48 Social Monitoring Report (July-December 2018) Social Monitoring Reports Sep 2019
South Asia Subregional Economic Cooperation Road Connectivity Investment Program – Tranche 1: Imphal–Kangchup–Tamenglong Road External Social Monitoring Report (July-December 2018) Social Monitoring Reports Jun 2019
South Asia Subregional Economic Cooperation Road Connectivity Investment Program – Tranche 1: Imphal–Kangchup–Tamenglong Road Internal Social Monitoring Report (July-December 2018) Social Monitoring Reports Jun 2019
South Asia Subregional Economic Cooperation Road Connectivity Investment Program – Tranche 1: Imphal-Kangchup-Tamenglong Road Internal Social Monitoring Report (January-June 2018) Social Monitoring Reports Jan 2019
South Asia Subregional Economic Cooperation Road Connectivity Investment Program – Tranche 1: Imphal-Kangchup-Tamenglong Road External Social Monitoring Report (January-June 2018) Social Monitoring Reports Jan 2019
South Asia Subregional Economic Cooperation Road Connectivity Investment Program - Tranche 1: Asian Highway 48 Subproject Social Monitoring Report (January-June 2018) Social Monitoring Reports Dec 2018
South Asia Subregional Economic Cooperation Road Connectivity Investment Program - Tranche 1: Panitanki-Fulbari Section, Asian Highway 02 (AH-02) Social Monitoring Report (January-June 2018) Social Monitoring Reports Oct 2018
South Asia Subregional Economic Cooperation Road Connectivity Investment Program - Tranche 1: Imphal-Kangchup-Tamenglong Road Social Monitoring Report (July-December 2017) Social Monitoring Reports Jul 2018
South Asia Subregional Economic Cooperation Road Connectivity Investment Program - Tranche 1: Imphal-Kangchup-Tamenglong Road Environmental Monitoring Report (July–December 2017) Social Monitoring Reports Jun 2018
South Asia Subregional Economic Cooperation Road Connectivity Investment Program - Tranche 1: Panitanki-Fulbari Section, Asian Highway 02 (AH-02) Social Monitoring Report (July–December 2017) Social Monitoring Reports Jun 2018
South Asia Subregional Economic Cooperation Road Connectivity Investment Program - Tranche 1: Asian Highway 02 Social Monitoring Report (July - December 2017) Social Monitoring Reports Jun 2018
South Asia Subregional Economic Cooperation Road Connectivity Investment Program - Tranche 1: Asian Highway 48 Social Monitoring Report (July-December 2017) Social Monitoring Reports May 2018
South Asia Subregional Economic Cooperation Road Connectivity Investment Program - Tranche 1: Asian Highway Nos. 02 and 48 Environmental Monitoring Report (July-December 2017) Environmental Monitoring Reports Apr 2018
South Asia Subregional Economic Cooperation Road Connectivity Investment Program - Tranche 1: AH-48 Social Monitoring Report (January-June 2017) Social Monitoring Reports Feb 2018
SASEC Road Connectivity Investment Program - Tranche 1: Asian Highway 48 Social Monitoring Report (January-June 2017) Social Monitoring Reports Feb 2018
South Asia Subregional Economic Cooperation Road Connectivity Investment Program - Tranche 1: Asian Highway Nos. 02 and 48 Environmental Monitoring Report (July-December 2016) Environmental Monitoring Reports Jan 2018
SASEC Road Connectivity Investment Program - Tranche 1: Panitanki-Fulbari Section, Asian Highway 02 (AH-02) Social Monitoring Report (January-June 2017) Environmental and Social Monitoring Reports Dec 2017
South Asia Subregional Economic Cooperation Road Connectivity Investment Program - Tranche 1: Imphal-Kangchup-Tamenglong Road Environmental Monitoring Report (January–June 2017) Environmental Monitoring Reports Dec 2017
South Asia Subregional Economic Cooperation Road Connectivity Investment Program - Tranche 1: Imphal-Kangchup-Tamenglong Road Social Monitoring Report (January-June 2017) Social Monitoring Reports Oct 2017
South Asia Subregional Economic Cooperation Road Connectivity Investment Program (Tranche 1) - Asian Highways 2 and 48: Addendum to the December 2013 Environmental Impact Assessment Environmental Impact Assessments Sep 2017
South Asia Subregional Economic Cooperation Road Connectivity Investment Program - Tranche 1: Social Monitoring Report (AH-48) (July-December 2016) Social Monitoring Reports Jul 2017
South Asia Subregional Economic Cooperation Road Connectivity Investment Program - Tranche 1: Social Monitoring Report (AH-02) (July-December 2016) Social Monitoring Reports Jul 2017
South Asia Subregional Economic Cooperation Road Connectivity Investment Program - Tranche 1: Imphal-Kangchup-Tamenglong Road Social Monitoring Report (July–December 2016) Social Monitoring Reports Mar 2017
South Asia Subregional Economic Cooperation Road Connectivity Investment Program - Tranche 1: Imphal-Kangchup-Tamenglong Road Environmental Monitoring Report (July-December 2016) Environmental Monitoring Reports Jan 2017
SASEC Road Connectivity Investment Program - Tranche 1: Asian Highway Nos. 02 and 48 Environmental Monitoring Report (January-June 2017) Environmental Monitoring Reports Jan 2017
SASEC Road Connectivity Investment Program - Tranche 1: Asian Highway Nos. 02 and 48 Environmental Monitoring Report (July-December 2016) Environmental Monitoring Reports Jan 2017
SASEC Road Connectivity Investment Program - Tranche 1: Imphal-Kangchup-Tamenglong Road Social Monitoring Report (January–June 2016) Social Monitoring Reports Dec 2016
SASEC Road Connectivity Investment Program - Tranche 1: Asian Highway No. 48 Changrabandha–Pasakha Social Monitoring Report (January–June 2016) Social Monitoring Reports Dec 2016
SASEC Road Connectivity Investment Program - Tranche 1: Asian Highway No. 02 Panitanki to Banglabandha Social Monitoring Report (January–June 2016) Social Monitoring Reports Dec 2016
SASEC Road Connectivity Investment Program - Tranche 1: Manipur State Roads Environmental Monitoring Report (January–March 2016) Environmental Monitoring Reports Oct 2016
SASEC Road Connectivity Investment Program - Tranche 1: Manipur State Roads Environmental Monitoring Report (April–June 2016) Environmental Monitoring Reports Oct 2016
SASEC Road Connectivity Investment Program - Tranche 1: Imphal-Tamenglong Road, Manipur Environmental Monitoring Report (January–June 2016) Environmental Monitoring Reports Oct 2016
SASEC Road Connectivity Investment Program - Tranche 1: Asian Highway Nos. 02 and 48 Environmental Monitoring Report (January-June 2016) Environmental Monitoring Reports Sep 2016
SASEC Road Connectivity Investment Program - Tranche 1: Asian Highway Nos. 02 and 48 Environmental Monitoring Report (July–December 2015) Environmental Monitoring Reports Apr 2016
SASEC Road Connectivity Investment Program - Tranche 1: Asian Highway Nos. 02 and 48 Environmental Monitoring Report (August–December 2015) Environmental Monitoring Reports Apr 2016
SASEC Road Connectivity Investment Program - Tranche 1: Asian Highway No. 02 Panitanki to Banglabandha Social Monitoring Report (July–December 2015) Social Monitoring Reports Mar 2016
SASEC Road Connectivity Investment Program - Tranche 1: Asian Highway No. 48 Changrabandha–Pasakha Social Monitoring Report (July–December 2015) Social Monitoring Reports Mar 2016
SASEC Road Connectivity Investment Program - Tranche 1: Asian Highway No. 48 Changrabandha–Pasakha Social Monitoring Report (January–June 2015) Social Monitoring Reports Dec 2015
SASEC Road Connectivity Investment Program - Tranche 1: Asian Highway No. 02 Panitanki to Banglabandha Social Monitoring Report (January–June 2015) Social Monitoring Reports Dec 2015
SASEC Road Connectivity Investment Program - Tranche 1: Imphal–Kangchup–Tamenglong Road Indigenous Peoples Plan Indigenous Peoples Plans/Indigenous Peoples Development Plans Nov 2015
SASEC Road Connectivity Investment Program - Tranche 1: Imphal-Kangchup Section of Imphal–Kangchup–Tamenglong Road Resettlement Plan Resettlement Plans Nov 2015
SASEC Road Connectivity Investment Program - Tranche 1: Kangchup-Tamenglong Section of Imphal–Kangchup–Tamenglong Road Resettlement Plan Resettlement Plans Nov 2015
SASEC Road Connectivity Investment Program (Tranche 1) - Imphal-Kangchup-Tamenglong Road: Final Environmental Impact Assessment Environmental Impact Assessments Jun 2015
South Asia Subregional Economic Cooperation Road Connectivity Investment Program (Tranche 1) - Imphal-Kangchup-Tamenglong Road: Updated Environmental Impact Assessment Environmental Impact Assessments Mar 2015
South Asia Subregional Economic Cooperation Road Connectivity Investment Program (Tranche 1) - Imphal-Kangchup-Tamenglong Road: Environmental Impact Assessment (Updated Draft) Environmental Impact Assessments Dec 2014
South Asia Subregional Economic Cooperation Road Connectivity Investment Program - Tranche 1: Imphal-Kangchup-Tamenglong Road Environmental Impact Assessment Environmental Impact Assessments Dec 2014

Evaluation Documents See also: Independent Evaluation

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Tenders

Tender Title Type Status Posting Date Deadline
3118-IND: SASEC Road Connectivity Investment Program (SRCIP) Tranche 1 [MN/PWD/EAP/PROC/2020] Invitation for Bids Closed 07 Sep 2020 07 Oct 2020

Contracts Awarded

Contract Title Approval Number Contract Date Contractor | Address Executing Agency Total Contract Amount (US$) Contract Amount Financed by ADB (US$)
IMPHAL KANGCHUP TAMENGLONG ROAD SECTION IIB PKG2 (KM. 51 000 TO KM. 72 300) (LOT 2) Loan 3118 26 Nov 2020 ABCI INFRASTRUCTURES PVT. LTD. | CLUB ROAD, SILCHAR, ASSAM INDIA Ministry of Road Transport & Highways 29,344,819.51 29,344,819.51
IMPHAL KANGCHUP TAMENGLONG ROAD SECTION IIA PKG (KM. 34 600 TO KM. 51 000) (LOT 1) Loan 3118 26 Nov 2020 ABCI INFRASTRUCTURES PVT. LTD. | CLUB ROAD, SILCHAR, ASSAM INDIA Ministry of Road Transport & Highways 29,540,446.07 29,540,446.07