Pakistan: Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Provincial Roads Improvement Project
The proposed Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Provincial highways Rehabilitation Project (project) in the Province of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KPK). The project will (a) rehabilitate approximately 300 km of provincial highways throughout KPK; and (b) strengthen the capacity of PKHA in planning, maintenance and highway safety. The PPTA will carry out a due diligence of the detailed design carried out by Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Highways Authority (PKHA) for the entire provincial highways and will complete technical, economic, financial, social, and environmental due diligence in accordance with ADB's requirements for the 300 km of provincial highways to be financed by ADB. The PPTA will also assist the executing agency (EA) in developing required documentation for country resource allocation including PC-1 for submission to the Planning Commission. The cost estimate of each package will be prepared by the PPTA consultant.
Central and West Asia Department
Request for information
- Technical Assistance
|Project Name||Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Provincial Roads Improvement Project|
|Project Type / Modality of Assistance||Technical Assistance
|Source of Funding / Amount||
|Strategic Agendas||Inclusive economic growth
|Drivers of Change||Governance and capacity development
|Sector / Subsector||
Transport / Road transport (non-urban)
|Gender Equity and Mainstreaming||No gender elements|
|Description||The proposed Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Provincial highways Rehabilitation Project (project) in the Province of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KPK). The project will (a) rehabilitate approximately 300 km of provincial highways throughout KPK; and (b) strengthen the capacity of PKHA in planning, maintenance and highway safety. The PPTA will carry out a due diligence of the detailed design carried out by Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Highways Authority (PKHA) for the entire provincial highways and will complete technical, economic, financial, social, and environmental due diligence in accordance with ADB's requirements for the 300 km of provincial highways to be financed by ADB. The PPTA will also assist the executing agency (EA) in developing required documentation for country resource allocation including PC-1 for submission to the Planning Commission. The cost estimate of each package will be prepared by the PPTA consultant.|
|Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy||
KPK is the third largest province in Pakistan with a population of approximately 28.9 million and a total land area of 74,521 square kilometers. KPK's economic growth faces challenges because of its landlocked location and lack of an adequate road network, which raises transport and trade costs. Its share of the unemployed labor force remains above the national average in fiscal year 2014. KPK's poverty rate declined to 28.2% in 2005-06 but remains higher than the national average of 22.3%.
The Planning and Development Department of the GoKP is in charge of planning coordination, budget allocation, monitoring and evaluation in KPK. The Communication and Works Department (CWD) is responsible for building, planning, execution and maintenance of 11,400 km of district roads. PKHA, under the control of CWD, is solely responsible for the management of 1,924 km of provincial highways. PKHA was setup as an autonomous entity to generate revenues through toll tax to maintain provincial highways. There is a significant backlog in maintenance and rehabilitation in KPK, as only 27.7% of the 1,924 km of the provincial highways maintained by PKHA are in "fair to good condition" while the rest are in poor condition. The GoKP plans to raise the ratio to 80% by 2020. To achieve this it needs to mobilize external funding to reduce the maintenance backlog and bring its highway network back to fair/good condition and maintain at an acceptable level. PKHA has established a Road Asset Management System (RAMS) and a Road Management Unit (RMU) which is fully equipped with modern testing equipment. PKHA has already completed the detailed design of the Project, comprising of physical pavement condition surveys, traffic counts, road roughness surveys, geotechnical investigations, pavement structural strength evaluation and pavement design. The candidate highways are in a high state of readiness for donor funding.
By 2020, the Project proposes that about 16% of the provincial highways shall be rehabilitated to 3.5 International Roughness Index (IRI), thus bringing them to acceptable levels. The scope of works shall include resurfacing dual lanes, improving drainage, structures, safety aspects of the road and making the highways climate resilient. This will reduce the operating costs borne by road users, and reduce future road maintenance costs.
The Project will improve the sustainability of KPK provincial highways maintenance by maximizing the provincial highways maintenance fund. The project will provide capacity development support to PKHA to improve its functions in highway planning, maintenance and highway safety. The project will also assist PKHA in embedding and strengthening a project finance and PPP function in the PKHA. The institutional strengthening component will lead to better governance and enhanced sustainability of the provincial highways. Highway rehabilitation will contribute to improvements in overall highway safety by removing blind curves and black spots, introduction of highway safety audits, installation of necessary infrastructure and road furniture, and provision of emergency response equipment for traffic police.
The main lessons learned from previous similar projects in KPK highlight the need to: (a) ensure highway safety, (b) consider the security situation in the project area, (d) advance the procurement of civil works, (e) avoid frequent changes of key implementing staff by securing firm commitments from the Government, and (f) ensure full compliance with ADB's Safeguard Policy Statement (2009) (SPS).
|Description of Outcome|
|Progress Toward Outcome|
|Description of Project Outputs|
|Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)|
|Geographical Location||Khyber Pakhtunkhwa|
|Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects|
|Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation|
|During Project Design||The main stakeholders of the project include local Government, farmers, trading companies, transport companies, local business, and local residents. Consultations with all stakeholders were planned and conducted during project design.|
|During Project Implementation||Project is ongoing. Consultations are conducted as needed, at least through project review missions.|
|Consulting Services||Consulting services to be financed under the TA will be guided by the Procurement Regulations for ADB Borrowers (2017, as amended from time to time) and require ADB''s prior review.|
|Procurement||Procurement of goods to be financed under the TA will be guided by the Procurement Regulations for ADB Borrowers (2017, as amended from time to time) and require ADB''s prior review.|
|Responsible ADB Officer||Ning, Jiangbo|
|Responsible ADB Department||Central and West Asia Department|
|Responsible ADB Division||Transport and Communications Division, CWRD|
Communication and Works Department, KP
Civil Secretariat, Peshawar, KPK
|Approval||30 Sep 2016|
|Last Review Mission||-|
|Last PDS Update||21 Sep 2018|
|Approval||Signing Date||Effectivity Date||Closing|
|30 Sep 2016||25 Oct 2016||25 Oct 2016||31 May 2017||31 Mar 2019||-|
|Financing Plan/TA Utilization||Cumulative Disbursements|
|1,000,000.00||0.00||0.00||0.00||0.00||0.00||1,000,000.00||07 Sep 2021||888,662.69|
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|ِخیبر پختونخوا کی صوبائی سٹرکوں کو بہتر بنانے کا پراجیکٹ||Translated PDS||Mar 2017|
|Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Provincial Roads Improvement Project: Project Preparatory Technical Assistance Report||Project Preparatory Technical Assistance Reports||Sep 2016|
|Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Provincial Roads Improvement Project: Initial Poverty and Social Analysis||Initial Poverty and Social Analysis||Sep 2016|
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|Tender Title||Type||Status||Posting Date||Deadline|
|Transport Economist||Individual - Consulting||Closed||25 Apr 2018||01 May 2018|
|Contract Title||Approval Number||Contract Date||Contractor||Contractor Address||Executing Agency||Contract Description||Total Contract Amount (US$)||Contract Amount Financed by ADB (US$)|
|Project Preparatory||Technical Assistance 9194||20 Mar 2017||Engineering Consultants International Pvt. Ltd. (ECIL) (Pakistan) in Association with AA Associates (Pakistan)||29, Block 7/8, Dchs, Sharea Faisal 75350 Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan||Communication and Works Department, KP||856526|
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