Tranche 2 will finance upgrading of a part of Asian Highway (AH)-1 connecting to Myanmar from Manipur state and construction of an international bridge between India and Nepal as the last mile connectivity improvement along AH-2. It will also finance a part of the project cost of the state highway in Manipur being constructed as a subproject under tranche 1. The tranche 2 subprojects will further reduce transaction costs along the targeted cross-border corridors, ushering in economies of scale and commercial prosperity.
|Project Name||South Asia Subregional Economic Cooperation Road Connectivity Investment Program-Tranche 2|
|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
Private sector development
|Sector / Subsector||
Transport / Road transport (non-urban)
|Gender Equity and Mainstreaming||Some gender elements|
|Description||Tranche 2 will finance upgrading of a part of Asian Highway (AH)-1 connecting to Myanmar from Manipur state and construction of an international bridge between India and Nepal as the last mile connectivity improvement along AH-2. It will also finance a part of the project cost of the state highway in Manipur being constructed as a subproject under tranche 1. The tranche 2 subprojects will further reduce transaction costs along the targeted cross-border corridors, ushering in economies of scale and commercial prosperity.|
|Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy||Trade between SASEC countries via India to Myanmar and Thailand is currently by sea, which makes exchanges slow and expensive, especially for the landlocked countries and the North Bengal and North Eastern Region of India (NB-NER). Cross-border trade via roads between India and Myanmar, through Moreh, Tamu and Reed, comprises only 1.5% of the total road-based cross-border trade of Myanmar ($1.1 billion), against 70% with China and 26% with Thailand. Industry estimates suggest that seamless connectivity through the India-Myanmar-Thailand trilateral road would ratchet up India's trade with Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN) to about $100 billion by 2020.|
|Impact||Connectivity with the North-East, both within the region and with the far eastern region, including Myanmar, Bangladesh and Thailand improved.|
|Description of Outcome||Road connectivity and efficiency of the international trade corridor in NB-NER improved.|
|Progress Toward Outcome|
|Description of Project Outputs||Roads for regional connectivity improved|
|Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)|
|Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects|
Tranche 2 is categorized category B in accordance with ADB's Safeguard Policy Statement (SPS 2009). No significant, irreversible environmental impacts are anticipated from subprojects. The subprojects are not located inside or near any protected or environmentally sensitive areas. Initial environmental examinations (IEE) have been prepared for each subproject. Environment safeguards compliance for subprojects under tranche 1 has been found satisfactory. The environmental due diligence report is disclosed on the ADB website.
Anticipated environmental impacts from the subprojects entail typical road construction related issues such as removal of trees, generation of dust, noise, exhaust, waste from construction and worker camps, water contamination, occupational health and safety, slope failures, erosion, and siltation. Mitigation measures have been included in the environmental management plan, which the contractor will implement. Long-term impacts are mainly related to noise and emissions from the increased traffic, which will be curbed through the construction of noise barriers and speed control measures. For the Mechi bridge subproject, precautionary measures will be taken to avoid disturbing the hydrology, contaminating the water, and preventing social and health issues from the construction workers.
|Involuntary Resettlement||Tranche 2 is categorized A in accordance with the SPS. The projects were developed to minimize impact. All plans were prepared in accordance with the resettlement framework of the investment program. One combined resettlement and indigenous peoples plan was prepared for AH-1 priority section, and two resettlement plans were prepared for Mechi bridge one for India and one for Nepal. A total of 84.28 hectares will be acquired at replacement cost; 2,359 households comprising 12,888 persons will be affected, occupying 621 structures. A total of 404 households will be physically displaced, 1,955 households will be economically displaced, and 1,007 households will experience significant impact. The displaced households will be entitled to compensation for the loss of land and structures at replacement cost, shifting cost, and other income restoration assistance. The resettlement cost is estimated at about $64.5 million.|
|Indigenous Peoples||Tranche 2 is categorized B in accordance with the SPS. Planning was undertaken in accordance with the indigenous peoples planning framework of the investment program. A total of 262 indigenous peoples' households will be impacted by involuntary resettlement, but this does not trigger the requirement for broad community support. The census found that tribal groups in the subproject areas freely interact with outside communities and live along existing roads to benefit from better connectivity. A combined resettlement and indigenous peoples plan has been prepared for the AH-1 priority section subproject. Adequate compensation provisions are made to mitigate adverse impacts on indigenous peoples' households.|
|Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation|
|During Project Design||Meaningful consultations were held with affected persons and other key stakeholders while preparing the IEE and RP.|
|During Project Implementation||Consultation, as required, will be carried out during project implementation. A grievance redress mechanism will be established to address any concerns and complaints during implementation.|
|Consulting Services||No consultants will be recruited under the project, using ADB loan proceeds.|
|Procurement||All procurement of goods and works will be undertaken in accordance with ADB's Procurement Guidelines (2015, as amended from time to time).|
|Responsible ADB Officer||Lu, Yang|
|Responsible ADB Department||South Asia Department|
|Responsible ADB Division||Transport and Communications Division, SARD|
Ministry of Finance (Aid Accounts & Audit Division)
5th Floor, B Wing, Janpath Bhawan
Janpath, New Delhi 110 001
India Ministry of Road Transport and Highways
Room 509 Public Works Department State of Manipur
PWD Complex, Khuyathong, Imphal Manipur 795001
|MRM||14 Jul 2017|
|Approval||13 Aug 2018|
|Last Review Mission||-|
|Last PDS Update||21 Sep 2018|
|Approval||Signing Date||Effectivity Date||Closing|
|13 Aug 2018||01 Oct 2018||29 Nov 2018||30 Jun 2022||-||-|
|Financing Plan||Loan Utilization|
|Total (Amount in US$ million)||Date||ADB||Others||Net Percentage|
|Project Cost||307.80||Cumulative Contract Awards|
|ADB||150.00||13 Aug 2018||83.13||0.00||55%|
|Cofinancing||0.00||13 Aug 2018||0.00||0.00||0%|
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ADB, India Sign $150 Million Loan to Improve Regional ConnectivityADB and the Government of India today signed a $150 million loan to finance continued improvements to road connectivity and efficiency of the international trade corridor in northern part of West Bengal and northeastern region of India.
|Tender Title||Type||Status||Posting Date||Deadline|
|Loan No. 3690-IND: South Asia Subregional Economic Cooperation Road Connectivity Investment Program – Tranche 2 [SRCIPII-NHIDCL/IM-NH39-CP I]||Invitation for prequalification||Closed||04 Jan 2019||30 Jan 2019|
|Loan No. 47341-IND: South Asia Subregional Economic Cooperation Road Connectivity Investment Program – Tranche 2 [SRCIPII-NHIDCL/IM-NH39-CP I]||Invitation for Bids||Closed||24 Aug 2017||27 Nov 2017|
|Loan No. 47341-IND: South Asia Subregional Economic Cooperation Road Connectivity Investment Program – Tranche 2 [SRCIPII-NHIDCL/IM-NH39-CP II]||Invitation for Bids||Closed||24 Aug 2017||27 Nov 2017|
|Loan No. 47341-IND: South Asia Subregional Economic Cooperation (SASEC) Road Connectivity Investment Program – Tranche 2 [SRCIP II/RFP/AH02-Mechi Bridge/2017]||Invitation for Bids||Closed||20 Jul 2017||19 Sep 2017|
|IND: South Asia Subregional Economic Cooperation Road Connectivity Investment Program – Tranche 2||Advance Notice||Archived||02 Dec 2016|
No contracts awarded for this project were found
|Title||Document Type||Document Date|
|South Asia Subregional Economic Connectivity Road Connectivity Investment Program – Tranche 2: Procurement Plan||Procurement Plans||Oct 2018|