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Afghanistan: Road Rehabilitation and Maintenance Program

Sovereign (Public) Project | 53026-001 Status: Active

The PRF will allow the government to prepare the feasibility studies, detailed engineering designs and associated documents, far ahead of ADB's project processing cycle. It will help synchronize ADB's project approval with contract award and contractors' mobilization, thus, minimizing the initial startup delays on project implementation. Project design will be enhanced by incorporating meaningful consultations with the beneficiary communities and by including their needs into the final design. In broader terms, the PRF will accelerate the delivery of road connectivity and infrastructure needs, and promote the government's vision of achieving sustainable development which translates to peace and stability.

Project Details

Project Officer
Kailasam, Ganesh Central and West Asia Department Request for information
Country
  • Afghanistan
Sector
  • Transport
 
Project Name Road Rehabilitation and Maintenance Program
Project Number 53026-001
Country Afghanistan
Project Status Active
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Grant
Source of Funding / Amount
Grant 6021-AFG: Road Network Maintenance Rehabilitation Program
concessional ordinary capital resources lending / Asian Development Fund US$ 12.00 million
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
Regional integration
Drivers of Change Governance and capacity development
Sector / Subsector

Transport / Road transport (non-urban)

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming
Description The PRF will allow the government to prepare the feasibility studies, detailed engineering designs and associated documents, far ahead of ADB's project processing cycle. It will help synchronize ADB's project approval with contract award and contractors' mobilization, thus, minimizing the initial startup delays on project implementation. Project design will be enhanced by incorporating meaningful consultations with the beneficiary communities and by including their needs into the final design. In broader terms, the PRF will accelerate the delivery of road connectivity and infrastructure needs, and promote the government's vision of achieving sustainable development which translates to peace and stability.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy The PRF will support the preparation of ensuing projects, which are either indicated in the COBP 2020-2022 or separately requested by the Government. These projects will assist the Ministry of Transport to improve regional accessibility and enhance the current state of the road network.
Impact
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome
Progress Toward Outcome
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs
Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)

On 27 October 2020, Letters of Proposal for the Framework Agreement (FA) were provided to MPW for signature (to be countersigned by consultants) to complete the signing of the FA.

As priorities of MPW may have changed (latest Mission of 28 September- 15 October 2020 pointed to the need of MPW to use the PRF to complete the preparation of the Kabul-Jalalabad Road Project, reflected in the new COBP for approval in 2021). Requested for meeting with government on the priority projects.

On 14 October 2020, ADB provided to MPW (i) copies of the Amplified Expression of Interest (AEOI) including the Technical Proposals, and (ii) the Minutes of the Consultant Selection Committee (CSC) and MPW gave concurrence by email on 21 Oct 2020.

On 5 March 2020, the request for AEOIs to provide feasibility studies, detailed designs, and procurement support for MPW was issued through CMS. ADB's CSC received and reviewed a total of 16 proposals from firms interested in working with MPW under a framework agreement. The CSC Meeting was concluded on 25 August 2020, which resulted in the above ranking of the top 3 firms submitted to MPW on 25 September 2020.

Matrix of Responsibilities containing details on the Delegation of Grant Consultant Recruitment Activities to ADB were signed by Acting Minister MPW on 7 July 2020.

Geographical Location Nation-wide
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
Environmental Aspects Since the proposed activities consist of consulting services only, activities have not been categorized in accordance with ADB's Safeguard Policy Statement (2009). The PRF will have no environmental impact.
Involuntary Resettlement Since the proposed activities consist of consulting services only, activities have not been categorized in accordance with ADB's Safeguard Policy Statement (2009). The PRF will have no resettlement impact.
Indigenous Peoples Since the proposed activities consist of consulting services only, activities have not been categorized in accordance with ADB's Safeguard Policy Statement (2009). The PRF will have no social impact.
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design
During Project Implementation In addition to formal reporting, the consultant will organize consultation meetings with the government and ADB during inception and review missions regarding project administration, outputs, deliverables, and achievements; and with stakeholders on all activities under the project as documented in the reports.
Business Opportunities
Consulting Services

Procurement will be undertaken in accordance with ADB Procurement Policy and ADB Procurement Regulations for ADB Borrowers for Goods, Works, Nonconsulting and Consulting Services (2017, as amended from time to time).

The procurement process of the consultants will be started as advance procurement using ADB's framework agreement for consulting services procedure.

Procurement Procurement will be undertaken in accordance with ADB Procurement Policy and ADB Procurement Regulations for ADB Borrowers for Goods, Works, Nonconsulting and Consulting Services (2017, as amended from time to time).
Responsible ADB Officer Kailasam, Ganesh
Responsible ADB Department Central and West Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Transport and Communications Division, CWRD
Executing Agencies
Ministry of Finance
[email protected]
Pashtunistan Watt,
Kabul,
Islamic Republic of Afghanistan
Ministry of Finance
Pashtunistan Watt,
Kabul,
Islamic Republic of Afghanistan
Ministry of Public Works
First Macrorayan, Kabul,Islamic Republic of Afghanistan
Timetable
Concept Clearance 11 Oct 2019
Fact Finding 24 Jun 2019 to 11 Jul 2019
MRM 29 Oct 2019
Approval 22 Nov 2019
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 09 Dec 2020

Grant 6021-AFG

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
22 Nov 2019 19 Jan 2020 10 Jun 2020 31 Jul 2023 - -
Financing Plan Grant Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 12.00 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 12.00 22 Nov 2019 0.00 0.00 0%
Counterpart 0.00 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 22 Nov 2019 0.00 0.00 0%
Status of Covenants
Category Sector Safeguards Social Financial Economic Others
Rating - Satisfactory - - - -

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Tenders

Tender Title Type Status Posting Date Deadline
53026-AFG: Road Rehabilitation and Maintenance Program Advance Notice Active 27 Mar 2020
Framework Agreement Firm - Consulting Closed 05 Mar 2020 05 Jun 2020

Contracts Awarded

No contracts awarded for this project were found

Procurement Plan