50299-001: South Asia Subregional Economic Cooperation Port Access Elevated Highway Project | Asian Development Bank

Sri Lanka: South Asia Subregional Economic Cooperation Port Access Elevated Highway Project

Sovereign (Public) Project | 50299-001 Status: Active

The proposed project will finance the construction of about 5.3 kilometers of an elevated toll highway with related facilities between the New Kelani Bridge (NKB) and Galle Face in central Colombo. It will provide a direct link to the city center and the port from the Colombo- Katunayake Expressway via the NKB, and then extend the expressway network into the city. The project will help alleviate traffic congestion in Colombo's densely populated areas, improve last-mile connectivity between the country's expressway network and Colombo's international port, provide better logistics services for freight operations, and facilitate regional trade.

Project Details

Project Officer
Nakai, Kanzo South Asia Department Request for information
Country
  • Sri Lanka
Sector
  • Transport
 
Project Name South Asia Subregional Economic Cooperation Port Access Elevated Highway Project
Project Number 50299-001
Country Sri Lanka
Project Status Active
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Loan
Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
Loan 3716-SRI: South Asia Subregional Economic Cooperation Port Access Elevated Highway
Ordinary capital resources US$ 300.00 million
Loan: South Asia Subregional Economic Cooperation Port Access Elevated Highway
Japan International Cooperation Agency US$ 342.73 million
TA 9596-SRI: Expressway Operations Improvement Project
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 500,000.00
TA 9597-SRI: Supporting Trade Logistics Facilitation
Japan Fund for Poverty Reduction US$ 1.25 million
Strategic Agendas Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
Regional integration
Drivers of Change Gender Equity and Mainstreaming
Governance and capacity development
Partnerships
Private sector development
Sector / Subsector

Transport / Multimodal logistics - Transport policies and institutional development - Urban roads and traffic management

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Some gender elements
Description The proposed project will finance the construction of about 5.3 kilometers of an elevated toll highway with related facilities between the New Kelani Bridge (NKB) and Galle Face in central Colombo. It will provide a direct link to the city center and the port from the Colombo- Katunayake Expressway via the NKB, and then extend the expressway network into the city. The project will help alleviate traffic congestion in Colombo's densely populated areas, improve last-mile connectivity between the country's expressway network and Colombo's international port, provide better logistics services for freight operations, and facilitate regional trade.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy The government''s development policy statement highlights the strategic importance of Sri Lanka as a hub for global logistics and commercial operations. The government also emphasized that export development is a top priority, with measures aimed at productivity improvement, trade facilitation, and bilateral economic integration. The Public Investment Programme, 2017 -2020 provides policy directions to facilitate the country's economic growth by creating an efficient road network. Key strategies to achieve the policy are (i) providing efficient links between key economic centers and ports by extending the expressway network, and (ii) constructing an elevated road network to minimize traffic congestion in the Colombo metropolitan area. The project is identified as a priority road project in the Western Region Megapolis Master Plan. In line with the government''s national strategy, the ADB country partnership strategy, 2018 -2022, aims to address major constraints on the nation's development through the following pillars: (i) strengthen the drivers of economic growth, and (ii) improve the quality of growth. The transport sector is one of the key areas where the strategy will be implemented. For the first pillar, ADB places a high value on the provision of growth-oriented infrastructure, which includes regional cooperation and is boosted by better connectivity to Colombo port. Emphasis is also given to institutional capacity strengthening to support financial management and operation and maintenance. Support for improving customs practices is in line with operational priorities identified under the South Asia Subregional Economic Cooperation Operational Plan's strategic objective of enhancing trade facilitation. Improved trade logistics will strengthen competitiveness and thus also aligns with the country partnership strategy's thematic priority of supporting private sector development.
Impact Economic growth and regional trade and cooperation of the country facilitated
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome Transport efficiency along the project road increased
Progress Toward Outcome
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs

Elevated toll highway and related infrastructure constructed, upgraded and installed

TA Project

Tolling operation capacity of expressways strengthened

TA Project

Support for trade logistics facilitation provided

Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)
Geographical Location Nation-wide
Safeguard Categories
Environment B
Involuntary Resettlement C
Indigenous Peoples C
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 All consultants will be recruited according to ADB Procurement Policy (2017, as amended from time to time) and Procurement Regulations for ADB Borrowers (2017, as amended from time to time). To facilitate project management and implementation, an international firm (or joint venture) will be recruited as construction supervision consultants (CSC). The total person-months is estimated at 153 for international consultants and 1,611 for national consultants.
Procurement All procurement of goods and works will be undertaken in accordance with ADB Procurement Policy (2017, as amended from time to time) and Procurement Regulations for ADB Borrowers (2017, as amended from time to time). Open competitive bidding with international advertisement will be used for civil works contracts estimated to cost $15,000,000 or more, and supply contracts valued at $2,000,000 or higher. Request for quotations will be used for procurement of works and equipment worth less than $100,000.
Responsible ADB Officer Nakai, Kanzo
Responsible ADB Department South Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Transport and Communications Division, SARD
Executing Agencies
Ministry of Highways and Road Development
3rd Floor, Sethsiripaya
Battaramulla, Sri Lanka
Ministry of Ports and Shipping
[email protected]
Sri Lanka Ports Authority
#19, Chrurch Street, Colombo 01,
Sri Lanka
Road Development Authority
[email protected]
Sethsiripaya, Sri Jayawardenapura
Kotte, Battaramulla
Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka Ports Authority
[email protected]
19 Chaithya Road
Colombo 1
Sri Lanka
Timetable
Concept Clearance 19 Sep 2017
Fact Finding 28 May 2018 to 05 Jun 2018
MRM 09 Jul 2018
Approval 27 Sep 2018
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 28 Sep 2018

Loan 3716-SRI

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
27 Sep 2018 - - 31 Dec 2025 - -
Financing Plan Loan Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 360.20 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 300.00 27 Sep 2018 0.00 0.00 0%
Counterpart 60.20 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 27 Sep 2018 0.00 0.00 0%

TA 9596-SRI

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
27 Sep 2018 - - 30 Sep 2023 - -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
500,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 500,000.00 27 Sep 2018 0.00

TA 9597-SRI

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
27 Sep 2018 07 Nov 2018 07 Nov 2018 30 Nov 2020 - -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
0.00 1,250,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 1,250,000.00 27 Sep 2018 0.00

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