47360-002: Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Provincial Roads Improvement Project | Asian Development Bank

Pakistan: Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Provincial Roads Improvement Project

Sovereign (Public) Project | 47360-002 Status: Proposed

The proposed project will (i) rehabilitate 214 km of provincial roads in the Province of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP); (ii) pilot two performance-based maintenance (PBM) contracts covering 104 km of provincial roads; and (iii) enhance road asset management.

Project Details

Project Officer
Ning, Jiangbo Central and West Asia Department Request for information
  • Pakistan
  • Loan
  • Transport
Project Name Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Provincial Roads Improvement Project
Project Number 47360-002
Country Pakistan
Project Status Proposed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Loan
Source of Funding / Amount
Loan: Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Provincial Roads Improvement Project
Ordinary capital resources US$ 121.50 million
concessional ordinary capital resources lending / Asian Development Fund US$ 18.50 million
Strategic Agendas Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Gender Equity and Mainstreaming
Governance and capacity development
Knowledge solutions
Sector / Subsector

Transport / Road transport (non-urban)

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Some gender elements
Description The proposed project will (i) rehabilitate 214 km of provincial roads in the Province of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP); (ii) pilot two performance-based maintenance (PBM) contracts covering 104 km of provincial roads; and (iii) enhance road asset management.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy

Pakistan''s transport sector contributes about 10% to the GDP and accounts for over 6% of employment in the country. Road transport dominates Pakistan's transport system, accounting for almost 96% of freight traffic in ton-kilometers and 92% of passenger traffic in passenger-kilometers. Transport in KP has an even higher dependence on

road transport. In addition, KP provides the main transit corridor to Afghanistan across the Khyber Pass. The classified paved road network of 15,102 km in KP includes 1,878 km of national highways managed by the National Highway Authority, 1,824 km of provincial highways managed by the Pakhtunkhwa Highways Authority (PKHA), and 11,400 km of district roads managed by the provincial Communication and Works Department (C&WD). Provincial highways connect district centers with the national highway network, and play a vital role in economic development of the province. With an average daily traffic ranging from 3,000 8,000 vehicles, provincial highways also connect provincial administrative and commercial centers with district headquarters and market towns. They are vital in facilitating intra-provincial trade and commerce; providing access to health, education, and other public services; and reducing poverty by creating jobs and business opportunities.

Impact An efficient and integrated transportation network established.
Outcome Efficiency and safety along key sections of the provincial road network in KP improved.

Provincial roads rehabilitated.

PBM contracts implemented.

Institutional capacity of PKHA strengthened.

Geographical Location Khyber Pakhtunkhwa
Safeguard Categories
Environment B
Involuntary Resettlement C
Indigenous Peoples C
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
Environmental Aspects The project is classified category B for environment, based on category of the most environmentally sensitive subprojects. A consolidated Initial Environmental Examination (IEE) including Environmental Management Plans (EMPs) was prepared by the PKHA in accordance with PEPA 1997, KP Wildlife and Biodiversity Act 2015, and ADB''s Safeguard Policy Statement (SPS) 2009. The potential environmental impacts are largely related to construction stage, and are temporary and site-specific. Among them are soil erosion and water contamination, noise, vibration, air pollution, cutting road-side trees, traffic disruptions, and impacts pertaining to occupational and community health and safety. Adequate mitigation measures were designed and will be implemented through the EMPs. As environmental safeguard capacity of the PKHA is limited, and the EMPs will include capacity building and training of PMU personnel in environmental management. An Environmental Specialist of the construction supervision consultant will support the PMU in ensuring that project comply with environmental requirements of ADB and local government. Two series of public consultations were conducted in the project area between in March/April and June/July 2017.
Involuntary Resettlement

The project is classified as category C for involuntary resettlement. All the eight road subprojects will be rehabilitated and improved within their respective rights-of-way (ROW), and no additional land acquisition will be carried out. Of the eight road subprojects, four roads had no LAR Impacts, while the remaining four roads had LAR Impacts, which have totally been avoided by reducing formation widths and technical solutions. Thus, there is no land acquisition in any of the subprojects. Some mitigation measures, such as traffic calming or rigid pavement, have been adopted where necessary to totally avoid LAR impact on all the eight road subprojects.

Land Acquisition and Resettlement Framework (LARF) has been prepared for handling any unforeseen or unplanned for LAR issues that may arise out of negligence construction workers and/or further changes in the road designs during the design review and implementation processes. Accordingly, the LARF will be a guiding umbrella document for the preparation of LARPs if necessary. Institutional arrangements such as a dedicated deputy director of PIU for social safeguard, hiring of a resettlement specialist in the supervision team have been considered.

Indigenous Peoples The project is classified as category C for indigenous peoples. There is no presence of indigenous peoples in and around the project areas.
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. All these stakeholders will participate in the community meetings and consultation during project design and implementation.

Consultation and participation process involve a stakeholder analysis followed by subsequent consultations with various groups. Community meetings and consultations with local Government, Non-Government Organizations, transport related societies were conducted. A series of focus group discussions and consultation were undertaken with all stakeholders as part of poverty assessment, the socio-economic analysis and preparation of resettlement planning documents.

During Project Implementation Consultants (Social Development Specialist) will identify all key stakeholders for consultations, information sharing and ensuring community needs and suggestions are incorporated during project implementation.
Business Opportunities
Consulting Services The consultants for construction supervision and capacity development under the Project will be recruited in accordance with ADB's Guidelines on the Use of Consultants (March 2013, as amended from time to time).
Procurement Goods and civil works financed from the ADB loan will be procured in accordance with ADB's Procurement Guidelines (April 2015, as amended from time to time).
Responsible ADB Officer Ning, Jiangbo
Responsible ADB Department Central and West Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Transport and Communications Division, CWRD
Executing Agencies
Communication and Works Department, KP
Engineer Muhammad Asaf, -
[email protected]
Civil Secretariat, Peshawar, KPK
Government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP)
Engr. Zahid Akhtar Sabri, Director Commercial / PM Machai HPP
[email protected]
Sarhad Hydel Development Organization, 372-WAPDA House, Shami Road, Peshawar, NWFP, PAKISTAN
Concept Clearance 30 Sep 2016
Fact Finding 15 May 2017 to 26 May 2017
MRM 26 Sep 2017
Approval -
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 29 Sep 2017

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Tender Title Type Status Posting Date Deadline
Loan No. 47360-PAK: Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Provincial Roads Improvement Project [ADB/ICB/PRIP] Invitation for Bids Active 22 Sep 2017 06 Nov 2017
PAK: Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Provincial Roads Improvement Project Advance Notice Active 09 Jun 2017

Contracts Awarded

No contracts awarded for this project were found

Procurement Plan

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