Project Data Sheet

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PDS Creation Date 17 Jul 2009
PDS Updated as of 27 Oct 2014

Project Name National Highway Development Sector Investment Program - Tranche 2
Country Pakistan
Project/Program Number 37559-043
Status Approved
Geographical Location Balouchistan , Sindh
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
Subsector Road transport (non-urban)
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth (IEG)
Regional integration (RCI)
Drivers of Change Governance and capacity development (GCD)
Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Categories Category 4: No gender elements (NGE)


Type/Modality of Assistance Approval Number Source of Funding Approved Amount (thousand)
Loan2540Ordinary capital resources230,000
Counterpart 40,000
TOTAL US$ 270,000

Safeguard Categories

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Environment A
Involuntary Resettlement A
Indigenous Peoples C

Summary of Environmental and Social Issues

Environmental Aspects
EMP is under implementation. Contractor's initial lack of concern has been overcome.
Involuntary Resettlement
Under the Sukkur-Jacobabad road, additional land acquisition totaling 11 acres was identified as necessary at four locations in Section-1, Section-2 and Section 3. NHA processed acquisition of this additional land by negotiating with the affected households. For all new identified LAR issues, NHA prepared and endorsed corrective action plans as addenda to ADB approved sectional resettlement plans for ADB s review and concurrence. During mission meetings, NHA informed that land compensation has been paid to all affected households and confirmed that the external monitor has been mobilized to review progress and validate full implementation of corrective action plans and payment of compensation to affected households in all three sections. ADB advised NHA that the external monitor s report supplement to its final report of August 2013 be submitted to ADB to confirm full implementation of corrective action plans for all three sections.
Indigenous Peoples

Stakeholder Communication, Participation and Consultation

During Project Design
Consultations were held with affected persons (i.e., those directly affected by the construction of the road through land acquisition, resettlement or business disruption),
During Project Implementation
Consultations are being held during implementation with affected persons (i.e., those directly affected by the construction of the road through land acquisition, resettlement or business disruption).


Batch 2 Investment Program will finance Batch 2 subprojects under National Highway Improvement Component. The proposed investment of Batch 2 Investment Program will continue focusing on improving domestic transport system serving inter-provincial traffic and selected national highways. The proposed subprojects under Batch 2 Investment Program are: Sukkur-Jacobabad and Qila Saifullah-Zhob roads.

Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy

Improve road sector efficiency on the main transport corridors in Pakistan.

Development Impact

Improved economic performance along N50 and N65

Project Outcome

Description of Outcome
Efficiency gain for road users along N50 and N65.
Progress Towards Outcome
The Project's loan closing date is 31 December 2014. Of the two road projects, the Sukkur-Jacobabad road is expected to be completed by October 2014 and has reached 99.55% work progress as of 30 September 2014. The Qila Zaifullah-Zhob road is physically completed, the taking over certificate was issued in January 2014. The project's loan closing date was extended first up to 30 June 2014 from the original closing date of 31 December 2013. The second extension approved on 27 June 2014 was extension up to 31 December 2014, cumulative extension of 12 months. The extensions were necessitated to complete the project following the road design changes needed to cope with the heightened water level caused by unprecedented heavy rains in September 2012.

Outputs and Implementation Progress

Description of Project Outputs
218 km of National Highway (N50 and N65) rehabilitated and upgraded.
Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)
Sukkur Jacobabad road (N65) is expected to be completed in October 2014 and has reached 99.55% work progress as of 30 September 2014. Qila Saifullah-Zhob (N50) is physically completed, the taking over certificate of which was issued in January 2014. As of 21 October 2014, the disbursement progress of the Qila Saifullah-Zhob road and the Sukkur-Jacobabad road were 92% and 91% respectively. Once completed, these two roads will benefit not only people in Sindh and Balochistan but also the regional traffic connecting Karachi to Quetta and Chaman and Quetta to Peshawar and Islamabad.
Status of Development Objectives
Material Changes

Business Opportunities

Date of First Listing 2009 Feb 24
Consulting Services
The supervision consulting packages for Project 2 was engaged under Project 1 and has continued services for Tranche 2 after Tranche 1 loan was closed on 19 April 2011.
The Project has two civil works contract packages procured using International Competitive Bidding procedure. One package was awarded on 25 February 2010 and the contractor was mobilized in March 2010. The second civil works contract was awarded to the same contractor on 20 October 2010 and mobilized in December 2010.
Procurement and Consulting Notices


Concept Clearance 08 Sep 2005
Management Review Meeting 06 Mar 2009
Approval 26 Aug 2009
Last Review Mission


Approval No. Approval Signing Effectivity Closing
Original Revised Actual
Loan 2540 26 Aug 2009 02 Sep 2009 21 Sep 2009 31 Dec 2013 31 Dec 2014


Date Approval Number ADB (US$ thousand) Others (US$ thousand) Net Percentage
Cumulative Contract Awards
24 Nov 2014 Loan 2540 211,819 0 92.00%
Cumulative Disbursements
24 Nov 2014 Loan 2540 199,322 0 87.00%

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 2540 Satisfactory Satisfactory Satisfactory Satisfactory Satisfactory

Contacts and Update Details

Responsible ADB Officer Dong-Soo Pyo (
Responsible ADB Department Central and West Asia Department
Responsible ADB Divisions Transport and Communications Division, CWRD
Executing Agencies National Highway Authority


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