Project Data Sheets (PDS) contain summary information on the project or program: Because the PDS is a work in progress, some information may not be included in its initial version but will be added as it becomes available. Information about proposed projects is tentative and indicative.
|PDS Creation Date||31 Jul 2009|
|PDS Updated as of||12 Dec 2014|
|Project Name||National Trade Corridor Highway Investment Program, Tranche 2|
|Geographical Location||Punjab/Khyber Pakhtunkhwa|
|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.|
|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||3121||Ordinary capital resources||200,000|
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Tranche 2 is a new alignment through areas that are sparsely populated, therefore an Environment Category A project; there are no protected areas in the vicinity with no significant or thick vegetation. The environmental impacts identified are largely concentrated in the construction phase, due to the sheer scale of the project, appropriate and specific mitigation measures.
Project 2 is classified category A for the purposes of social safeguards including involuntary resettlement. About 9,000 households will be affected by the project , and the impacts vary from household to household, and primarily involve the acquisition of portions of agricultural land. Some residential lands will be affected, however all households will be able to relocate either on remaining land, or land within close proximity to the affected lands. The LARF has been updated, endorsed by NHA, cleared by ADB and has been disclosed/uploaded to the ADB and NHA websites. Three LARPs have been prepared in accordance with the approved updated LARF, the Land Acquisition Act of 1894 and ADB SPS, 2009. The resettlement planning was informed by a detailed independent land assessment study to ensure prices proposed for compensation approximate full replacement cost as required by SPS 2009.
There will no indigenous people in the project affected area.
|During Project Design
The consultation process will continue to share the latest development interventions in the project and take responses from the APs.
|During Project Implementation
The consultation process will continue during project implementation.
|The Project 2 (E35: Hasanabdal-Havellian Expressway) is part of national trade corridor. It will connect existing M1 at Hasanabadal to Havellian, and will further extend to Abbotabad and Mansehra to North. The Project is almost parallel with existing N5 which is being urbanized in many sections. Due to high traffic volume and deteriorated road condition, E35 is becoming necessary in order to improve the sub regional connectivity within Pakistan, and to China, Afghanistan and other central Asian countries.|
|The proposed Project 2 is part of the Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation (CAREC). It will be PAK Investment Project 119 under corridor 5 of updated CAREC. It will improve regional connectivity through improving linkages with the neighboring countries and developing inter-provincial linkages to improve sub-regional connectivity. The proposed project 2 will construct a north-south access controlled expressway system to link the northern area of the country to existing expressway network and lead to better connectivity within Pakistan, to China and Afghanistan and other central Asian countries. The Project 2 is part of the famous Karakoram Highway (KKH), which connects Kashgar of China to Abbottabad of Pakistan and extends to meet the Grand Trunk Road at Hassanabad, and it is also a part of ancient Silk Road. The Project is in line with the Country Partnership Strategy for 2009-2013 and is consistent with ADB s continuous supports on the NTCIP.|
|Efficiency gain for road traffic operation along the National Trade Corridor|
|Description of Outcome
Improved regional network for movement of goods and people along E35 expressway
|Progress Towards Outcome
|Description of Project Outputs
Expressway connecting Hassanabdal and Sarai Saleh constructed and operational NHA's institutional capacity in social safeguards improved
|Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)
|Status of Development Objectives
|Status of Operation / Construction
|Date of First Listing||2012 Dec 21|
All consulting services financed under Tranche 2 will be procured in accordance with the Guidelines on The Use of Consultants by Asian Development Bank and Its Borrowers (2010, as amended from time to time).
Procurement of all civil works, equipment and goods will be undertaken in accordance with ADB's Procurement Guidelines (2010, as amended from time to time).
|Procurement and Consulting Notices
|Concept Clearance||28 Jul 2007|
|Fact-finding||01 Jan 1970|
|Management Review Meeting||25 Nov 2013|
|Approval||01 Apr 2014|
|Loan 3121||01 Apr 2014||17 Sep 2014||11 Nov 2014||31 Dec 2017||–||–|
|Date||Approval Number||ADB (US$ thousand)||Others (US$ thousand)||Net Percentage|
|Cumulative Contract Awards|
|29 Jan 2015||Loan 3121||126,780||0||63.00%|
|29 Jan 2015||Loan 3121||13||0||0.00%|
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||Jiangbo Ning (firstname.lastname@example.org)|
|Responsible ADB Department||Central and West Asia Department|
|Responsible ADB Divisions||Pakistan Resident Mission|
National Highway Authority
|List of Project Documents||http://www.adb.org/projects/40075-033/documents|