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Sri Lanka: Second Integrated Road Investment Program-Tranche 2

Sovereign (Public) Project | 50301-003 Status: Approved

Tranche 2 will finance the second slice of projects of the time-slice multitranche financing facility (MFF) approved on 29 September 2017. The investment program will improve the accessibility of the road network in Sri Lanka's rural areas, and thereby increase the involvement of the rural population in nationwide economic and social development. It will upgrade and maintain about 3,400 kilometers (km) of rural access roads to all-weather standard; rehabilitate and maintain to a good condition about 340 km of national roads in Eastern, Northern, Uva, and Western provinces; and improve the capacity of road agencies with respect to safeguards, road safety, maintenance, research capacity, and road design and construction.

Project Details

Project Officer
Kanzo Nakai South Asia Department Request for information
Country
  • Sri Lanka
Sector
  • Transport
 
Project Name Second Integrated Road Investment Program-Tranche 2
Project Number 50301-003
Country Sri Lanka
Project Status Approved
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Loan
Source of Funding / Amount
Loan 3851-SRI: Second Integrated Road Investment Program - Tranche 2
Ordinary capital resources US$ 150.00 million
Strategic Agendas Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Gender Equity and Mainstreaming
Governance and capacity development
Private sector development
Sector / Subsector

Transport / Road transport (non-urban)

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Effective gender mainstreaming
Description Tranche 2 will finance the second slice of projects of the time-slice multitranche financing facility (MFF) approved on 29 September 2017. The investment program will improve the accessibility of the road network in Sri Lanka's rural areas, and thereby increase the involvement of the rural population in nationwide economic and social development. It will upgrade and maintain about 3,400 kilometers (km) of rural access roads to all-weather standard; rehabilitate and maintain to a good condition about 340 km of national roads in Eastern, Northern, Uva, and Western provinces; and improve the capacity of road agencies with respect to safeguards, road safety, maintenance, research capacity, and road design and construction.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy Despite rapid progress in reducing poverty, Sri Lanka faces several challenges to fully eradicate poverty. Disparities in the poverty rate exist across provinces and districts, particularly in districts in Eastern, Northern, and Uva provinces. Securing prosperity for everyone through sustainable and inclusive development is the government priority strategy. Pro-poor economic growth will need to be driven not only by high rates of public expenditure, but also by market-oriented value addition and private sector-led investment; however, it is hindered by poor transport infrastructure, particularly poorly maintained provincial and local authority roads. Access to markets, and business and knowledge opportunities and benefits, especially along agricultural value chains, will be key to further poverty reduction and shared prosperity in rural areas.
Impact Connectivity between rural communities and socioeconomic centers in Sri Lanka improved.
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome Transport efficiency on project roads increased.
Progress Toward Outcome
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs

Road conditions between the selected rural communities and socioeconomic centers improved

Capacity of road agencies enhanced.

Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)
Geographical Location Province of Uva
Safeguard Categories
Environment B
Involuntary Resettlement B
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

Project implementation consultants (QCBS 90:10), including for training programs. 144 person-months of international consulting services and 9,741 person-months of national consulting services (4 contracts, with 2 already awarded).

For individual consultant selection, 104 person-months of international consulting services and 198 person-months of national consulting services.

Procurement 31 of 53 civil works contracts of the road development component were awarded (15 contracts in UVA province, 11 contracts in Eastern province, and 5 contracts in Northern Province). The remaining 12 packages in Northern province and 10 packages in Western province are scheduled to be awarded in 2019 and early 2020, respectively. Physical progress of civil works in Uva province is 28% while the works just commenced in Eastern and Northern provinces. Capacity development implementation is slightly delayed due to (i) the Road Development Authority focused on procurement of the road development component and (ii) most of the capacity development component need to be implemented in parallel with or after substantial progress of the road development component. Most of the capacity development activities will start in 2020.
Responsible ADB Officer Kanzo Nakai
Responsible ADB Department South Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Transport and Communications Division, SARD
Executing Agencies
Ministry of Highways & Road Development and Petroleum Resources Development
8th Floor, Denzil Kobbekaduwa Mawatha,
Koswata,
Battaramulla, Sri Lanka
Timetable
Concept Clearance -
Fact Finding -
MRM 16 Aug 2019
Approval 05 Nov 2019
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 05 Nov 2019

Loan 3851-SRI

Financing Plan Loan Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 171.80 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 150.00 - 0.00 0.00 %
Counterpart 21.80 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 - 0.00 0.00 %

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