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

Sovereign Project | 50299-001

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
    Nanayakkara, Aruna Uddeeptha
    Sectors Group
    Request for information
  • Country/Economy
    Sri Lanka
  • Sector
    • Transport
Project Name South Asia Subregional Economic Cooperation Port Access Elevated Highway Project
Project Number 50299-001
Country / Economy 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 Prosperous and Resilient Asia and the Pacific US$ 1.25 million
TA 9597-SRI: Supporting Trade Logistics Facilitation (Supplementary)
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 250,000.00
Japan Fund for Prosperous and Resilient Asia and the Pacific US$ 750,000.00
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 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 Elevated highway construction is in progress with delays due to COVID-19 pandemic.
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)

In progress; on track to meet specific target.

In progress; on track to meet specific target with delays.

In progress; on track to meet specific target with delays.

ETC Policy Expert submitted the report on 27 January 2020.

TA consultancy firm mobilized on 5 February 2020; assignment delayed due to COVID-19 outbreak; final report submitted in July 2021.

TA consultancy firm mobilized on 5 February 2020; assignment delayed due to COVID-19 outbreak; final report submitted in July 2021.

In progress; on track to meet the specific target.

The Trade Facilitation Specialist completed preparing Risk Management Framework and Standard Operating Procedures for SLCD; and the Risk Management Specialist completed preparing risk area priorities, risk register, risk profiles, and risk rules, and conducted training for officials of risk management unit at SLCD

New customs inspection facility consultants mobilized in March 2020; The consultancy firm conducted the feasibility study for the identified site and submitted the final report in December 2021.

Assignment ongoing; consultant submitted draft report on 11 June 2021. Field trials to be conducted in January 2023.

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 Nanayakkara, Aruna Uddeeptha
Responsible ADB Department Sectors Group
Responsible ADB Division Transport Sector Office (SG-TRA)
Executing Agencies
Ministry of Highways
Ministry of Ports and Shipping
Ministry of Transport
Road Development Authority
Sri Lanka Ports Authority
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 Apr 2023

Loan 3716-SRI

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
27 Sep 2018 17 Jan 2019 13 Mar 2019 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 24 Apr 2024 213.94 0.00 71%
Counterpart 60.20 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 24 Apr 2024 188.88 0.00 63%
Status of Covenants
Category Sector Safeguards Social Financial Economic Others
Rating - Satisfactory Satisfactory Satisfactory - Satisfactory

TA 9596-SRI

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
27 Sep 2018 27 Nov 2018 27 Nov 2018 30 Sep 2023 26 Nov 2024 -
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 24 Apr 2024 352,947.19
Status of Covenants
Category Sector Safeguards Social Financial Economic Others
Rating - Satisfactory Satisfactory Satisfactory - Satisfactory

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 06 Nov 2024 -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
250,000.00 2,000,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 2,250,000.00 24 Apr 2024 1,782,907.35
Status of Covenants
Category Sector Safeguards Social Financial Economic Others
Rating - Satisfactory Satisfactory Satisfactory - Satisfactory

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Title Document Type Document Date
South Asia Subregional Economic Cooperation Port Access Elevated Highway Project: Road Development Authority Audited Project Financial Statements (January-December 2022) Audited Project Financial Statements Aug 2023
South Asia Subregional Economic Cooperation Port Access Elevated Highway Project: Sri Lanka Port Authority Audited Project Financial Statements (January-December 2022) Audited Project Financial Statements Aug 2023
South Asia Subregional Economic Cooperation Port Access Elevated Highway Project: Sri Lanka Port Authority Audited Project Financial Statements (January 2019-December 2021) Audited Project Financial Statements Nov 2022
South Asia Subregional Economic Cooperation Port Access Elevated Highway Project: Road Development Authority Audited Project Financial Statements (January-December 2021) Audited Project Financial Statements Aug 2022
South Asia Subregional Economic Cooperation Port Access Elevated Highway Project: y Road Development Authority Audited Project Financial Statements (January-December 2020) Audited Project Financial Statements Nov 2021
South Asia Subregional Economic Cooperation Port Access Elevated Highway Project: Road Development Authority Audited Project Financial Statements (January-December 2019) Audited Project Financial Statements Dec 2020
Loan Agreement (Ordinary Operations) for Loan 3716-SRI: South Asia Subregional Economic Cooperation Port Access Elevated Highway Project Loan Agreement (Ordinary Resources) Jan 2019
Project Agreement (Road Development Authority) for Loan 3716-SRI: South Asia Subregional Economic Cooperation Port Access Elevated Highway Project Project/Program Agreements Jan 2019
Project Agreement (Sri Lanka Ports Authority) for Loan 3716-SRI: South Asia Subregional Economic Cooperation Port Access Elevated Highway Project Project/Program Agreements Jan 2019
South Asia Subregional Economic Cooperation Port Access Elevated Highway Project: Report and Recommendation of the President Reports and Recommendations of the President Sep 2018
Expressway Operations Improvement Project: Technical Assistance Report Technical Assistance Reports Sep 2018
South Asia Subregional Economic Cooperation Port Access Elevated Highway Project: Project Administration Manual Project/Program Administration Manual Sep 2018
Supporting Trade Logistics Facilitation: Technical Assistance Report Technical Assistance Reports Sep 2018
South Asia Subregional Economic Cooperation Port Access Elevated Highway Project: Procurement Plan Procurement Plans Aug 2018
South Asia Subregional Economic Cooperation Port Access Elevated Highway: Project Data Sheet (Tamil Translation) Translated PDS Sep 2017
SASEC Port Access Elevated Highway: Initial Poverty and Social Analysis Initial Poverty and Social Analysis Sep 2017

Safeguard Documents See also: Safeguards
Safeguard documents provided at the time of project/facility approval may also be found in the list of linked documents provided with the Report and Recommendation of the President.

Title Document Type Document Date
South Asia Subregional Economic Cooperation Port Access Elevated Highway Project: Annual Environmental Monitoring Report (2022) Environmental Monitoring Reports Jan 2023
South Asia Subregional Economic Cooperation Port Access Elevated Highway Project: Annual Social Monitoring Report (2022) Social Monitoring Reports Jan 2023
South Asia Subregional Economic Cooperation Port Access Elevated Highway Project: Annual Environmental Monitoring Report (2021) Environmental Monitoring Reports Jan 2022
South Asia Subregional Economic Cooperation Port Access Elevated Highway Project: Annual Social Monitoring Report (2021) Social Monitoring Reports Dec 2021
South Asia Subregional Economic Cooperation Port Access Elevated Highway: Annual Social Monitoring Report (2020) Social Monitoring Reports Dec 2020
South Asia Subregional Economic Cooperation Port Access Elevated Highway: Annual Environmental Monitoring Report (2020) Environmental Monitoring Reports Dec 2020
South Asia Subregional Economic Cooperation Port Access Elevated Highway: Annual Social Monitoring Report (2019) Social Monitoring Reports Dec 2019
South Asia Subregional Economic Cooperation Port Access Elevated Highway: Annual Environmental Monitoring Report (2019) Environmental Monitoring Reports Dec 2019
South Asia Subregional Economic Cooperation Port Access Elevated Highway: Maritime Facilitation Center Initial Environmental Examination Initial Environmental Examination Jun 2018
South Asia Subregional Economic Cooperation Port Access Elevated Highway: Maritime Facilitation Center Resettlement Due Diligence Report Safeguards Due Diligence Reports Jun 2018
South Asia Subregional Economic Cooperation Port Access Elevated Highway: Initial Environmental Examination Initial Environmental Examination Jun 2018
South Asia Subregional Economic Cooperation Port Access Elevated Highway: Ingurukade Junction to Galle Face Resettlement Due Diligence Report Safeguards Due Diligence Reports Jun 2018

Evaluation Documents See also: Independent Evaluation

None currently available.


Related Publications

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Tenders

Tender Title Type Status Posting Date Deadline
Supporting Trade Logistics Facilitation: National Port I.T Expert Individual - Consulting Closed
Expressway Operation Improvement Project - Transport Planner / Transport Economist Individual - Consulting Closed
Supporting Trade Logistics Facilitation: Consultancy Services for Carrying Out Preliminary Design and Feasibility Study for Establishing a Port Community System for Sri Lanka Ports Authority Firm - Consulting Closed
International Structural Engineer Individual - Consulting Closed
National Contract Engineer Individual - Consulting Closed
South Asia Subregional Economic Cooperation Port Access Elevated Highway Project - Risk Management Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed
South Asia Subregional Economic Cooperation Port Access Elevated Highway Project - Transport Facilitation Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed
3716-SRI: South Asia Sub-regional Economic Cooperation Port Access Elevated Highway Project [RDA/ADB/OCB/PAEH/CW/02] Invitation for Bids Closed
ETC Policy Expert Individual - Consulting Closed
Consultancy services for developing of toll rate management tool Firm - Consulting Closed
Supporting Trade Logistics Facilitation Project - Consultancy service for preliminary design and feasibility study for new customs inspection facility Firm - Consulting Closed
PROJECT MANAGEMENT CONSULTANTS OF ELECTRONIC TOLL COLLECTION SYSTEM Firm - Consulting Closed
South Asia Subregional Economic Cooperation Port Access Elevated Highway Project Individual - Consulting Closed
South Asia Subregional Economic Cooperation Port Access Elevated Highway Project - International Trade Facilitation Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed
50299 SRI: South Asia Subregional Economic Cooperation Port Access Elevated Highway Project [PAEH-CW-01] Prequalified applicants Archived
Project Implementation Consultant for SASEC Port Access Elevated Highway Project Firm - Consulting Closed
Loan No. 50299-SRI: South Asia Sub Regional Economic Cooperation (SASEC) Port Access Elevated Highway Project [RDA/ADB/OCB/PAEHP] CORRIGENDUM Invitation for Bids Closed

Contracts Awarded

Contract Title Approval Number Contract Date Contractor | Address Executing Agency Total Contract Amount (US$) Contract Amount Financed by ADB (US$)
Project Management Consultant for Electronic Toll Collection System Loan 3716 08 Oct 2021 Egis International | 15, avenue du Centre Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines, 78286 Cedex France Sri Lanka Ports Authority 3,279,491.54 1,062,430.09
Construction of Workshop Building for Sri Lanka Ports Authority Loan 3716 01 Oct 2021 Boomer Engineering (Private) Limited and Dockyard General Engineering Services (Private) Limited Joint Venture | No. 39/12/1, New Kandy Road, Naranwala, Ghampaha Sri Lanka Ports Authority 5,965,317.60 5,965,317.60
Construction of Proposed Maritime Facilitation Center for Sri Lanka Ports Authority Loan 3716 12 Aug 2021 China Civil Engineering Construction Corporation and China Railway Construction Group Co. Ltd Joint Venture | No. 60, Abdul Caffoor Mawatha, Colombo 3, Sri Lanka Sri Lanka Ports Authority 25,353,622.73 25,353,622.73
PROJECT MANAGEMENT EXPENDITURE Loan 3716 20 Aug 2020 VARIOUS | VARIOUS SRI LANKA Ministry of Highways & Road Development and PRD 1,632,830.78 1,614,118.15
Capacity Development Technical Assistance 9596 21 Jan 2020 ARC DEVELOPMENTS INTERNATIONAL PTY. LTD., AUS(AUSTRALIA) in association with Dornier Consulting GmbH(GERMANY) | Level 38, Central Plaza, 345 Queen St., Brisbane, QLD 4000 Australia Ministry of Highways and Road Development 176,840.00
PILING WORKS FOR PROPOSED MARITIME FACILITATION CENTER Loan 3716 03 Jul 2019 ACCESS ENGINEERING PLC | ACCESS TOWERS, 278, UNION PLACE, COLOMBO 02 SRI LANKA Ministry of Highways & Road Development and PRD 3,535,920.57 3,516,990.59
CIVIL WORKS FOR PORT ACCESS ELEVATED HIGHWAY PROJ (PAEH-CW-01) Loan 3716 25 Sep 2019 CHINA CIVIL ENGINEERING CONSTRUCTION CORP. JV | NO. 4 BEIFENGWO ROAD, HAIDIAN DISTRICT, BEIJING, CHINA CHINA,PEOPLE'SREP.OF Ministry of Highways & Road Development and PRD 154,922,410.47 153,520,974.20
CONSULTING SERVICES FOR CONSTRUCTION SUPERVISION FOR SASEC PORT ACCESS ELEVATED HIGHWAY PROJECT Loan 3716 12 Sep 2019 SHELADIA ASSOCIATES INC. JOINT VENTURE WITH | 15825 SHADY GROVE ROAD SUITE 100 ROCKVILLE, MARYLAND, USA 20850 UNITED STATES Ministry of Highways & Road Development and PRD 7,750,296.15 7,717,810.76
Project Management Consultant for Electronic Toll Collection System Loan 3716 08 Oct 2021 Egis International | 15, avenue du Centre Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines, 78286 Cedex France Sri Lanka Ports Authority 3,279,491.54 1,062,430.09

Procurement Plan