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

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

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

The proposed project will construct about 5.3 kilometers (km) of an elevated toll highway with related facilities between New Kelani Bridge (NKB) and Galle Face in central Colombo. It will provide a direct link to Colombo -Katunayake Expressway (CKE) via NKB from the city center and the port, and then constitute a part of the expressway network of Sri Lanka. The project will help alleviate traffic congestion in the densely populated areas, and also improve connectivity between potential economic hinterland along the expressway network and both the commercial center and international gateway in Colombo. The project will also support trade logistics facilitation to provide better logistics services for freight forwarders.

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 Number 50299-001
Country Sri Lanka
Project Status Proposed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Loan
Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
Loan: South Asia Subregional Economic Cooperation Port Access Elevated Highway
Ordinary capital resources US$ 300.00 million
TA: South Asia Subregional Economic Cooperation Port Access Elevated Highway
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 500,000.00
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 Equity and Mainstreaming Some gender elements
Description The proposed project will construct about 5.3 kilometers (km) of an elevated toll highway with related facilities between New Kelani Bridge (NKB) and Galle Face in central Colombo. It will provide a direct link to Colombo -Katunayake Expressway (CKE) via NKB from the city center and the port, and then constitute a part of the expressway network of Sri Lanka. The project will help alleviate traffic congestion in the densely populated areas, and also improve connectivity between potential economic hinterland along the expressway network and both the commercial center and international gateway in Colombo. The project will also support trade logistics facilitation to provide better logistics services for freight forwarders.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy

The government's development policy statement highlighted the strategic importance of Sri Lanka as a hub in the realm of global logistics and commercial operations pursuing economic integration. 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) to provide efficient mobility linking key economic centers and ports by extending expressway network; and (ii) to construct an elevated road network to minimize traffic congestion in the Colombo Metropolitan Area. The proposed project is identified as a priority road project in The Megapolis Western Region Master Plan.

In line with the government''s national strategy, the Country Partnership Strategy 2018- 2022 of the Asian Development Bank aims to address major constraints to 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 provision of growth-oriented infrastructure. It includes regional cooperation boosted by better connectivity to Colombo Port. Emphasis is also given to institutional capacity strengthening to support financial management capacity, operations and maintenance. Support for improving risk management system and developing customs inspection facility is in line with operational priorities identified under SASEC Operational Plan''s strategic objective of enhancing trade facilitation. Improved trade logistics will strengthen competitiveness and is thus also aligned to CPS''s thematic priority of supporting private sector development.

Impact Economic growth of the country facilitated
Outcome Transport efficiency along the project road increased
Outputs

New elevated highway constructed

Operation and maintenance capacity of expressways strengthened

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 For procurement of Goods, Works, Nonconsulting and Consulting Services, ADB Procurement Policy (2017, as amended from time to time) and Procurement Regulations for ADB Borrowers (2017, amended from time to time) shall apply.
Procurement For procurement of Goods, Works, Nonconsulting and Consulting Services, ADB Procurement Policy (2017, as amended from time to time) and Procurement Regulations for ADB Borrowers (2017, amended from time to time) shall apply.
Responsible ADB Officer Nakai, Kanzo
Responsible ADB Department South Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Transport and Communications Division, SARD
Executing Agencies
Ministry of Higher Education and Highways
8th Floor, Denzil Kobbekaduwa Mawatha,
Koswata,
Battaramulla, Sri Lanka
Ministry of Ports and Shipping
Sri Lanka Ports Authority
#19, Chrurch Street, Colombo 01,
Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka Customs
Sri Lanka Customs, No.40, Main Street,
Colombo 11, Sri Lanka
Timetable
Concept Clearance 19 Sep 2017
Fact Finding 28 May 2018 to 05 Jun 2018
MRM 10 Jul 2018
Approval -
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 12 Mar 2018

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