48444-001: Multipartner Financing Facility for the Highlands Highway | Asian Development Bank

Papua New Guinea: Multipartner Financing Facility for the Highlands Highway

Sovereign (Public) Project | 48444-001 Status: Active

The PPTA will: (i) Define the overall scope of the investment and maintenance program; (ii) Structure and prepare the road map for the sequencing of the implementation of the program in three consecutive tranches; (iii) Coordinate and conduct initial program level assessments and initial field surveys and activities required for the full preparation and readiness of Project 1 to be funded under tranche 1, this includes technical, environmental and social safeguards, procurement and fiduciary aspects; (iv) Identify capacity gaps of the Department of Works and Implementation's (DOW) Highlands Region Management Group (HRMG) for successfully delivering Project 1 and the next two, make practical commendation to fulfill these gaps with implementation support and capacity building TA, adequate and realistic national staffing, and appropriate restructuring; prepare TOR for the HRMG, the Highlands Highway Steering Committee, the CWG, and the common Secretariat of the two latter; (v) Identify specific infrastructure

Project Details

Project Officer
Hill, David J. Pacific Department Request for information
Country
  • Papua New Guinea
Sector
  • Transport
 
Project Name Multipartner Financing Facility for the Highlands Highway
Project Number 48444-001
Country Papua New Guinea
Project Status Active
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 9117-PNG: Multipartner Financing Facility for the Highlands Highway
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 1.50 million
Strategic Agendas Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
Regional integration
Drivers of Change Governance and capacity development
Knowledge solutions
Partnerships
Private sector development
Sector / Subsector

Transport - Road transport (non-urban)

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Some gender elements
Description The PPTA will: (i) Define the overall scope of the investment and maintenance program; (ii) Structure and prepare the road map for the sequencing of the implementation of the program in three consecutive tranches; (iii) Coordinate and conduct initial program level assessments and initial field surveys and activities required for the full preparation and readiness of Project 1 to be funded under tranche 1, this includes technical, environmental and social safeguards, procurement and fiduciary aspects; (iv) Identify capacity gaps of the Department of Works and Implementation's (DOW) Highlands Region Management Group (HRMG) for successfully delivering Project 1 and the next two, make practical commendation to fulfill these gaps with implementation support and capacity building TA, adequate and realistic national staffing, and appropriate restructuring; prepare TOR for the HRMG, the Highlands Highway Steering Committee, the CWG, and the common Secretariat of the two latter; (v) Identify specific infrastructure investments to improve road safety for vehicle occupants and pedestrians and incorporate them into the road and bridge works contracts; (vi) Conduct the economic analysis of the overall program to determine its acceptability in terms of economic efficiency and fiscal sustainability, and undertake a detailed economic analysis of Project 1 in accordance with the relevant ADB's guidelines. (vii) Conduct an overall climate risk and vulnerability assessment (CRVA) of the overall program, and a detailed CRVA of Project 1, including recommendations for adaptation measures and estimates of the associated costs in line with the Green Climate Fund (GCF) requirements. (viii)Prepare cost estimates and financing plan, conduct financial evaluation of the program and financial entities, and conduct financial management assessment. (ix) Prepare a summary poverty reduction and social strategy and a gender action plan for the program, Prepare EARF, RF, IPDF (if required). Prepare an environmental impact assessment (EIA) or initial environmental examination (IEE), environmental management plan (EMP), resettlement plan (RP), and IPDP (if required) for Project 1. (x)Prepare Facility Administration Manual for the program. (xi) Develop assurances under the facility agreed with the borrower. (xii)Prepare the procurement plan for Project 1, and verify that efficient procurement monitoring and contract management systems are in place;
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy A program preparatory technical assistance (PPTA) is required for the proposed multipartner financing facility program. The planned outputs are: (i) Highlands Highway rehabilitated. About 455 km of the Highlands Highway from Lae Nadzab airport to Kagamuga airport in Mount Hagen will be restored, upgraded as required, and effectively maintained to be safe, climate- and disaster-resilient for all users; (ii) Road safety improved. Road safety of the Highlands Highway has been assessed in 2015 from Lae to Mendi. The iRAP assessment methodology will guide the road safety design and monitoring processes. An initial assessment indicates that the highway requires and roadside protection, intersection improvement controls, signage and horizontal marking, installation of traffic calming devices, pedestrian crossing, and protected footpaths in towns and villages along the road; (iii) Movement of goods, people and services improved. The movement restriction of goods, people and services, particularly agricultural products, within to and from the Highlands region caused by poor provision and quality of transport services and insufficient logistics centers for collecting, sorting, storing and trading of Highlands produce will be further explored to develop an output. It will support improved infrastructure and strengthened cross border movement of goods to the Hagen and Kagamuga airports and the Lae port connected by the highway. (iv) Road sector management and implementation capacity strengthened. The sustainable achievement of the investment and maintenance program will require good governance, strong program management and adequate institutional capacity. Under the program, capacity development will be provided to the project implementation unit to ensure that it will successfully achieve the investments and effectively maintain them thereafter. Beside, a fully functioning Secretariat will support both the Highlands Highway Steering Committee and the core working group (CWG).
Impact The TA will assist ADB and relevant Government agencies to develop a new Land Transport Improvement Investment Program during 2015. The proposed Investment Program will seek to maintain progress towards enhancing the overall quality of the highlands region road network and to establish a sustainable road system in the Highlands region that will enable maximum use of its natural, mineral, and human resources.
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome
Progress Toward Outcome
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs
Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)
Geographical Location
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design
During Project Implementation
Business Opportunities
Consulting Services Individual consultants recruited.
Responsible ADB Officer Hill, David J.
Responsible ADB Department Pacific Department
Responsible ADB Division Transport, Energy and Natural Resources Division, PARD
Executing Agencies
Asian Development Bank
6 ADB Avenue,
Mandaluyong City 1550, Philippines
Department of Works and Transport
P.O. Box 1489, Port Moresby
NCD, Papua New Guinea
Timetable
Concept Clearance -
Fact Finding -
MRM -
Approval 13 May 2016
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 30 Sep 2016

TA 9117-PNG

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
13 May 2016 27 Jun 2016 27 Jun 2016 28 Feb 2017 27 Feb 2018 -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
1,500,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 1,500,000.00 13 May 2016 743,129.53

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