Pakistan : Punjab Arterial Roads Improvement Project

Sovereign Project | 54149-001

The project will dualize about 535 kilometers (km) of provincial highways in south Punjab from the existing two-lane to divided four-lane standards with road safety and climate resilience features. It will also engage concessionaires to conduct operations and maintenance for the project roads through tolling and performance-based maintenance approach.

It will also support the government to (i) establish a dedicated entity with streamlined funding to manage all provincial highways in Punjab; (ii) conduct road safety assessment for the provincial highway network of Punjab and pilot the Safe System approach with a framework and action plan; and (iii) improve climate resilience of the road network and Communication and Works Department's disaster-response capability.

Project Details

Project Name Punjab Arterial Roads Improvement Project
Project Number 54149-001
Country / Economy Pakistan
Project Status Proposed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Loan
Source of Funding / Amount
Loan: Punjab Arterial Roads Improvement Project
Ordinary capital resources US$ 362.36 million
Operational Priorities OP1: Addressing remaining poverty and reducing inequalities
OP2: Accelerating progress in gender equality
OP3: Tackling climate change, building climate and disaster resilience, and enhancing environmental sustainability
OP4: Making cities more livable
OP6: Strengthening governance and institutional capacity
Sector / Subsector

Transport / Road transport (non-urban)

Gender Effective gender mainstreaming
Description

The project will dualize about 535 kilometers (km) of provincial highways in south Punjab from the existing two-lane to divided four-lane standards with road safety and climate resilience features. It will also engage concessionaires to conduct operations and maintenance for the project roads through tolling and performance-based maintenance approach.

It will also support the government to (i) establish a dedicated entity with streamlined funding to manage all provincial highways in Punjab; (ii) conduct road safety assessment for the provincial highway network of Punjab and pilot the Safe System approach with a framework and action plan; and (iii) improve climate resilience of the road network and Communication and Works Department's disaster-response capability.

Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy There is a significant geographical disparity in the development of Punjab's economy, with the southern and western districts of the province (more rural, agricultural) lagging substantially behind the relatively more prosperous northern and eastern districts (more urban, industrial). The inadequacy of east-west road connectivity becomes most apparent in southern Punjab given the north-south orientation of the three high-capacity national road transport corridors (M4, M3, and N5) while there are no direct east-west corridors linking the market towns of southern Punjab and the neighboring districts in Balochistan and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa across the Indus. The Government of Punjab in its Punjab Spatial Strategy and the Punjab Growth Strategy 2023 assessed and identified the potential of Punjab's growth corridors and nodes with competitive economic position, and proposes to focus special attention on the development needs of backward areas, such as southern Punjab which is lagging in social and economic development due to the past pattern and distribution of public sector spending.
Impact

Safe, affordable, efficient, durable, and environmentally friendly means of transport provided, ensuring reliable access to jobs, markets, education, and other services for all.

Outcome

Safety and sustainability of the road network in Punjab improved.

Outputs

Provincial highway network improved.

Institutional capacity of C&WD strengthened.

Geographical Location Punjab
Safeguard Categories
Environment B
Involuntary Resettlement A
Indigenous Peoples C
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design The main stakeholders include local community, farmers, traders, local business community, transport companies, local government, and local residents. All these stakeholders will participate in the community consultation meetings during project design and implementation. It is envisioned that during the project preparation stage, the consultation and participation process will involve a stakeholder analysis followed by subsequent consultations with various groups. It is planned to conduct community meetings and consultations with the local government, nongovernment organizations, and transport-related societies. A series of focus group discussions and consultation will be undertaken with all stakeholders as part of poverty assessment, the socio-economic analysis and preparation of resettlement planning documents.
During Project Implementation Key civil society organizations include the Transport and Road Safety Foundation, and local women's organizations such as the All Pakistan Women's Association-Punjab, the Women's Rights Association. Others will be identified further. The level of participation will be consultations, information generation and sharing.
Business Opportunities
Consulting Services All consulting services 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) and its associated project staff instructions.
Procurement All procurement of goods and works will be undertaken in accordance with ADB's Procurement Policy (2017, as amended from time to time) and Procurement Regulations for ADB Borrowers (2017, as amended from time to time).
Responsible ADB Officer Kim, Seunghyun
Responsible ADB Department Sectors Group
Responsible ADB Division Transport Sector Office (SG-TRA)
Executing Agencies
Planning & Dev. Dept., Govt. of the Punjab
Timetable
Concept Clearance 11 Dec 2020
Fact Finding 09 Aug 2021 to 23 Aug 2021
MRM 12 Sep 2023
Approval -
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 14 Dec 2020

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Title Document Type Document Date
Punjab Sustainable Highway Development Project: Initial Poverty and Social Analysis Initial Poverty and Social Analysis Dec 2020

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
Punjab Arterial Roads Improvement Project: Corridor 1 - Chichawatni–Rajana/Pir Mahal–Chowk Azam–Layyah Updated Initial Environmental Examination Initial Environmental Examination Sep 2023
Punjab Arterial Roads Improvement Project: Corridor 2 - M4 Chiraghabad Interchange–Jhang Bypass–Shorkot Updated Initial Environmental Examination Initial Environmental Examination Sep 2023
Punjab Arterial Roads Improvement Project: Corridor 3 - Depalpur-Pakpattan Sharif-Vehari Updated Initial Environmental Examination Initial Environmental Examination Sep 2023
Punjab Arterial Roads Improvement Project: Corridor 1 (Lot 5) - Shorkot-District Boundary Jhang Updated Resettlement Plan Resettlement Plans Aug 2023
Punjab Arterial Roads Improvement Project: Corridor 2 (Lot 3) - Qaim Bharwana–Shorkot Updated Resettlement Plan Resettlement Plans Aug 2023
Punjab Arterial Roads Improvement Project: Corridor 3 (Lot 1) - Depalpur-Pakpattan Updated Land Acquisition and Resettlement Plan Resettlement Plans Aug 2023
Punjab Arterial Roads Improvement Project: Corridor 1 (Lot 7) - Chobara-Layyah Updated Resettlement Plan Resettlement Plans Aug 2023
Punjab Arterial Roads Improvement Project: Corridor 3 (Lot 4) - Burewala-Vehari Updated Resettlement Plan Resettlement Plans Aug 2023
Punjab Arterial Roads Improvement Project: Corridor 1 (Lot 1) - Chichawatni-Kamalia Bypass Updated Land Acquisition and Resettlement Plan Resettlement Plans Aug 2023
Punjab Arterial Roads Improvement Project: Corridor 1 (Lot 3) - Kamalia Bypass-Rajana Link Updated Resettlement Plan Resettlement Plans Aug 2023
Punjab Arterial Roads Improvement Project: Corridor 3 (Lot 2) - Pakpattan-Arifwala Resettlement Plan Resettlement Plans Aug 2023
Punjab Arterial Roads Improvement Project: Corridor 1 (Lot 4) - Flyover at Railway Line-Shorkot Updated Land Acquisition and Resettlement Plan Resettlement Plans Aug 2023
Punjab Arterial Roads Improvement Project: Corridor 2 (Lot 2) - Jhang Bypass-Qaim Bharwana Updated Resettlement Plan Resettlement Plans Aug 2023
Punjab Arterial Roads Improvement Project: Corridor 2 (Lot 1) - M4 Chiraghabad Interchange-Jhang Bypass Updated Land Acquisition and Resettlement Plan Resettlement Plans Aug 2023
Punjab Arterial Roads Improvement Project: Corridor 1 (Lot 2) - Kamalia Bypass-Flyover at Railway Line Updated Land Acquisition and Resettlement Plan Resettlement Plans Aug 2023
Punjab Arterial Roads Improvement Project: Corridor 1 (Lot 6) - District Boundary Jhang-Chobara Updated Resettlement Plan Resettlement Plans Aug 2023
Punjab Arterial Roads Improvement Project: Corridor 3 (Lot 3) - Arifwala-Burewala Updated Resettlement Plan Resettlement Plans Aug 2023
Punjab Arterial Roads Improvement Project: Corridor 1 (Lot 4) - Flyover at Railway Line-Shorkot Draft Resettlement Plan Resettlement Plans Dec 2022
Punjab Arterial Roads Improvement Project: Corridor 1 (Lot 7) - Chobara-Layyah Draft Resettlement Plan Resettlement Plans Dec 2022
Punjab Arterial Roads Improvement Project: Corridor 3 (Lot 2) - Pakpattan-Arifwala Draft Resettlement Plan Resettlement Plans Dec 2022
Punjab Arterial Roads Improvement Project: Corridor 2 (Lot 1) - M4 Chiraghabad Interchange-Jhang Bypass Draft Resettlement Plan Resettlement Plans Dec 2022
Punjab Arterial Roads Improvement Project: Corridor 1 (Lot 5) - Shorkot-District Boundary Jhang Draft Resettlement Plan Resettlement Plans Dec 2022
Punjab Arterial Roads Improvement Project: Corridor 4 (Lot 2) - Chestian-Bahawalnagar Draft Resettlement Plan Resettlement Plans Dec 2022
Punjab Arterial Roads Improvement Project: Corridor 2 (Lot 2) - Jhang Bypass-Qaim Bharwana Draft Resettlement Plan Resettlement Plans Dec 2022
Punjab Arterial Roads Improvement Project: Corridor 1 (Lot 2) - Kamalia Bypass-Flyover at Railway Line Draft Resettlement Plan Resettlement Plans Dec 2022
Punjab Arterial Roads Improvement Project: Corridor 3 (Lot 3) - Arifwala-Burewala Draft Resettlement Plan Resettlement Plans Dec 2022
Punjab Arterial Roads Improvement Project: Corridor 1 (Lot 1) - Chichawatni-Kamalia Bypass Draft Resettlement Plan Resettlement Plans Dec 2022
Punjab Arterial Roads Improvement Project: Corridor 1 (Lot 6) - District Boundary Jhang-Chobara Draft Resettlement Plan Resettlement Plans Dec 2022
Punjab Arterial Roads Improvement Project: Corridor 3 (Lot 1) - Depalpur-Pakpattan Draft Resettlement Plan Resettlement Plans Dec 2022
Punjab Arterial Roads Improvement Project: Corridor 2 (Lot 3) - Qaim Bharwana–Shorkot Draft Resettlement Plan Resettlement Plans Dec 2022
Punjab Arterial Roads Improvement Project: Corridor 1 (Lot 3) - Kamalia Bypass-Rajana Link Draft Resettlement Plan Resettlement Plans Dec 2022
Punjab Arterial Roads Improvement Project: Corridor 4 (Lot 1) - Hasilpur-Chestian Draft Resettlement Pan Resettlement Plans Dec 2022
Punjab Arterial Roads Improvement Project: Corridor 3 (Lot 4) - Burewala-Vehari Draft Resettlement Plan Resettlement Plans Dec 2022
Punjab Arterial Roads Improvement Project: Corridor 3 - Depalpur-Pakpattan Sharif-Vehari Initial Environmental Examination Initial Environmental Examination Sep 2022
Punjab Arterial Roads Improvement Project: Corridor 1 - Chichawatni–Rajana/Pir Mahal–Chowk Azam–Layyah Initial Environmental Examination Initial Environmental Examination Sep 2022
Punjab Arterial Roads Improvement Project: Corridor 4 - Hasilpur-Bahawalnagar Initial Environmental Examination Initial Environmental Examination Sep 2022
Punjab Arterial Roads Improvement Project: Corridor 2 - M4 Chiraghabad Interchange–Jhang Bypass–Shorkot Initial Environmental Examination Initial Environmental Examination Sep 2022

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