Project Data Sheet

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PDS Creation Date 16 Feb 2007
PDS Updated as of 20 Jul 2010

Project Name Punjab Road Development Sector Project
Country Pakistan
Project/Program Number 32058-033
Status Approved
Geographical Location
In preparing any country program or strategy, financing any project, or by making any designation of, or reference to, a particular territory or geographic area in this document, the Asian Development Bank does not intend to make any judgments as to the legal or other status of any territory or area.
Sector Transport and ICT
Subsector Road Transport
Strategic Agendas
Drivers of Change
Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Categories


Type/Modality of Assistance Approval Number Source of Funding Approved Amount (thousand)

Safeguard Categories

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Environment B

Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects

1. PPG will ensure that Road construction and maintenance will be carried out as required under the Government's environmental laws and regulations and ADB's environmental guidelines including: (a) appropriate selection of quarry and borrow sites and their subsequent rehabilitation after use; (b) proper disposal of spoils and construction materials; (c) use of sound environmental design and construction techniques that ensure slope stability and drainage; and (d) minimization of construction impacts such as dust, diversion of stream flow and increased turbulence, and equipment noise. (LA, Sch 6, para 5(b). 2. When project roads pass through or near protected or sensitive areas (e.g. nature reserves, parks, conservation areas, biodiversity reserves, or cultural and historical sites), a rapid assessment will be carried out prior to commencement of any construction works. PPG will ensure cooperation with the responsible authority in preparing and implementing protective measures. (LA, Sch 6, para 5(c)). 3. The Borrower shall cause CWD to ensure that all environmental mitigation measures identified in the initial Environmental Examination are incorporated into the Project design and implemented during Project construction, O&M, in accordance with the ADB s environmental guidelines and the Environmental Management Monitoring Plan agreed with ADB. (LA, Schedule 6, para 5-a). 4. Punjab CWD will ensure that land acquisition and resettlement activities are implemented in accordance with all applicable laws and regulations, and ADB's Policy on Involuntary Resettlement, as agreed in the resettlement plans. (LA, Sch 6, para 4). 5. The Subproject shall not involve any involuntary resettlement or land acquisition, and the impact on any affected persons (APs) or their livelihoods of any resettlement or land acquisition shall be minimal. In the event the Subproject involves land acquisition or involuntary resettlement, a resettlement plan acceptable to ADB shall have been prepared in accordance with the RRP. {LA, Schedule 6, para 2(c)}.

Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples

Stakeholder Communication, Participation and Consultation

During Project Design
During Project Implementation


The objectives of the Project are to (i) reduce rural poverty and increase access for rural populations to markets and social services by improving and rehabilitating the province's rural access road network; (ii) improve important provincial highways that facilitate trade and provide access to income and employment opportunities; (iii) support continued organizational reform and institutional strengthening of CWD, including devolution of power and functions to districts and expansion of electronic governance; (iv) preserve road infrastructure assets by strengthening the planning and budgeting capacity at CWD and improving the processes for road maintenance, including the creation of a provincial road maintenance funding mechanism; and (v) increase private sector participation in the delivery of road infrastructure and maintenance.

Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy

Development Impact

Project Outcome

Description of Outcome
Progress Towards Outcome

Outputs and Implementation Progress

Description of Project Outputs
Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)
Status of Development Objectives
Status of Operation / Construction
Material Changes

Business Opportunities

Date of First Listing 2007 Feb 16
Consulting Services
The Project will require 176 person-months of international and 7,100 person-months of domestic consulting services for (i) institutional development and capacity building, (ii) project management and coordination, (iii) construction supervision for provincial highways, and (iv) design and construction supervision for rural access roads.
Civil works for the provincial highways component will be procured through four contract packages following international competitive bidding (ICB) among prequalified bidders. ICB will be followed for civil works contracts with an estimated value exceeding $3 million. Contracts estimated to cost in excess of $500,000 for goods and related services will be subject to ICB. Civil works for the rural access roads component will follow local competitive bidding procedures acceptable to ADB with separate prequalification. The rural access roads component will entail about 50 contracts for civil works, each with an estimated value of $1.0 million to $2.5 million. Axle-load equipment will be procured under international shopping procedures. International shopping procedures will be followed for supply contracts valued at less than $500,000 equivalent and direct purchase procedures will be followed for items valued at less than $100,000. CWD has agreed to include the relevant sections of ADB's Anticorruption Policy in all bidding documents and contracts. ADB approved CWD's request for advance action for procurement.
Procurement and Consulting Notices


Concept Clearance
Fact-finding 20 May 2002 to 31 May 2002
Management Review Meeting 20 Jun 2002
Approval 31 Oct 2002


Approval No. Approval Signing Effectivity Closing
Original Revised Actual
Loan 1928 31 Oct 2002 26 Mar 2003 26 Jun 2003 31 Dec 2008 02 Sep 2009


Date Approval Number ADB (US$ thousand) Others (US$ thousand) Net Percentage
Cumulative Contract Awards
17 Apr 2015 Loan 1928 77,159 0 93.00%
Cumulative Disbursements
17 Apr 2015 Loan 1928 82,838 0 100.00%

Status of Covenants

Covenants are categorized under the following categories—audited accounts, safeguards, social, sector, financial, economic, and others. Covenant compliance is rated by category by applying the following criteria: (i) Satisfactory—all covenants in the category are being complied with, with a maximum of one exception allowed, (ii) Partly Satisfactory—a maximum of two covenants in the category are not being complied with, (iii) Unsatisfactory—three or more covenants in the category are not being complied with. As per the 2011 Public Communications Policy, covenant compliance ratings for Project Financial Statements apply only to projects whose invitation for negotiation falls after 2 April 2012.

Approval No. Category
Sector Social Financial Economic Others Safeguards Project Financial Statements
Loan 1928

Contacts and Update Details

Responsible ADB Officer Atiq Ahmad (
Responsible ADB Department Central and West Asia Department
Responsible ADB Divisions Infrastructure Division, CWRD
Executing Agencies Communication and Works Department, Punjab
Mr. Safdar Raza


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