India: South Asia Subregional Economic Cooperation Road Connectivity Investment Program-Tranche 2
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.
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|Project Name||South Asia Subregional Economic Cooperation Road Connectivity Investment Program-Tranche 2|
|Country / Economy||India
|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 West 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||Works for the international bridge is complete and package 1 and 2 of the Imphal-Moreh section are ongoing.|
|Description of Project Outputs||Roads for regional connectivity improved|
|Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)||Civil works ongoing|
|Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects|
|Environmental Aspects||Tranche 2 is categorized category B in accordance with ADB's Safeguard Policy Statement (SPS 2009). The implementation of environment management plans are being monitored by the implementing agencies and supervision consultants.|
|Involuntary Resettlement||Tranche 2 is categorized A in accordance with the SPS. The resettlement activities are being undertaken in accordance with the resettlement plans and are being monitored by implementing agencies and supervision consultants.|
|Indigenous Peoples||Tranche 2 is categorized B in accordance with the SPS. 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||Meaningful consultations were held with affected persons and other key stakeholders while preparing the IEE and RP.|
|During Project Implementation||Consultation, as required, is carried out during project implementation. A grievance redress mechanism 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||Sorti, Mihir|
|Responsible ADB Department||South Asia Department|
|Responsible ADB Division||India Resident Mission|
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||14 Dec 2021|
|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||01 Apr 2022||122.00||0.00||100%|
|Cofinancing||0.00||01 Apr 2022||73.51||0.00||60%|
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ADB, India Sign $150 Million Loan to Improve Regional ConnectivityADB and the Government of India today signed a $150 million loan to finance continued improvements to road connectivity and efficiency of the international trade corridor in northern part of West Bengal and northeastern region of India.
|Tender Title||Type||Status||Posting Date||Deadline|
|Loan No. 3690-IND: South Asia Subregional Economic Cooperation Road Connectivity Investment Program – Tranche 2 [SRCIPII-NHIDCL/IM-NH39-CP I]||Invitation for prequalification||Closed||04 Jan 2019||30 Jan 2019|
|Loan No. 47341-IND: South Asia Subregional Economic Cooperation Road Connectivity Investment Program – Tranche 2 [SRCIPII-NHIDCL/IM-NH39-CP I]||Invitation for Bids||Closed||24 Aug 2017||27 Nov 2017|
|Loan No. 47341-IND: South Asia Subregional Economic Cooperation Road Connectivity Investment Program – Tranche 2 [SRCIPII-NHIDCL/IM-NH39-CP II]||Invitation for Bids||Closed||24 Aug 2017||27 Nov 2017|
|Loan No. 47341-IND: South Asia Subregional Economic Cooperation (SASEC) Road Connectivity Investment Program – Tranche 2 [SRCIP II/RFP/AH02-Mechi Bridge/2017]||Invitation for Bids||Closed||20 Jul 2017||19 Sep 2017|
|IND: South Asia Subregional Economic Cooperation Road Connectivity Investment Program – Tranche 2||Advance Notice||Archived||02 Dec 2016|
|Contract Title||Approval Number||Contract Date||Contractor | Address||Executing Agency||Total Contract Amount (US$)||Contract Amount Financed by ADB (US$)|
|CONSTRUCTION OF 4 LANING IMPHAL-MOREH SECTION OF NH39 (PKG 1 REBID) FROM KM 330 TO KM 350 IN THE STATE OF MANIPUR ON EPC MODE||Loan 3690||22 Oct 2019||G.S. INFRAPROJECTS LIMITED | REVENUE BLK NO.223, OLD SURVEY NO. 384/1 384/2 PAIKI AND 384/3, KHATA NO.464 INDIA||Ministry of Road Transport & Highways||55,779,187.48||42,761,486.76|
|CONSTRUCTION OF IMPHAL KANGCHUP TAMENGLONG ROAD FROM TRANCHE 1 (L3118)(PD/EAP/SRCIP/CW/AGRT/2016/ 03||Loan 3690||21 Dec 2018||HCC-VCCL (JV) | 11/FLR,247PARK,LAL BAHADUR SHASTRI(LBS) VIKHROLI (WEST) MUMBAI-400083 INDIA||Ministry of Road Transport & Highways||158,433,597.21||23,515,553.33|
|TWO LANING OF IMPHAL - MOREH SECTION NH 39 (PACKAGE II) FROM KM 350.000 TO KM 395.680 IN STATE OF MANIPUR ON EPC MODE||Loan 3690||21 Dec 2018||G.R. INFRA PROJECTS LIMITED | REVENUE BLOCK OLD SURVEY AHMEDABAD, GUJARAT - 382220 INDIA||Ministry of Road Transport & Highways||65,093,957.30||49,740,225.44|
|CONSTRUCTION OF MECHI BRIDGE AND APPROACHES IN INDIA-DEPAL BORDER LINKING KAKARVITTA IN NEPAL AND PANITANKI IN INDIA UNDER EPC MODE||Loan 3690||21 Dec 2018||DINESHCHANDRA R. AGRAWAL INFRACON PVT LTD | 401 THE GRAND MALL OPP STATE BANK ZONAL OFC S M ROAD, AMBAWADI, AHMEDABAD380015 INDIA||Ministry of Road Transport & Highways||14,757,303.64||11,276,493.87|
|Title||Document Type||Document Date|
|South Asia Subregional Economic Connectivity Road Connectivity Investment Program – Tranche 2: Procurement Plan||Procurement Plans||Oct 2018|