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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|
|Geographical Location||Balouchistan , Sindh|
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|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)|
|Loan||2540||Ordinary capital resources||230,000|
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EMP is under implementation. Contractor's initial lack of concern has been overcome.
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.
|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.|
|Improve road sector efficiency on the main transport corridors in Pakistan.|
|Improved economic performance along N50 and N65|
|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.
|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
|Date of First Listing||2009 Feb 24|
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||–|
|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%|
|24 Nov 2014||Loan 2540||199,322||0||87.00%|
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.
|Sector||Social||Financial||Economic||Others||Safeguards||Project Financial Statements|
|Responsible ADB Officer||Dong-Soo Pyo (email@example.com)|
|Responsible ADB Department||Central and West Asia Department|
|Responsible ADB Divisions||Transport and Communications Division, CWRD|
National Highway Authority
|List of Project Documents||http://www.adb.org/projects/37559-043/documents|