According to AIIB documents, the objective of the Project is to improve rural accessibility through resilient infrastructure and enhance capacity of MPRRDA to manage MP's rural road network.
The project consists of 3 components:
1) Rural Connectivity and Mobility Enhancement: The component includes: (a) upgrading the existing gravel surfaced rural roads (approx. 10,000 km) developed under the CMGSY program to a sealed surface standard to improve sustainability of last mile connectivity provided to 5400 villages; (b) providing alternate connectivity (approx. 510 km) to villages that have higher potential to grow faster, given additional linkages to more economic and market centers, and (c) supporting MPRRDA in the overall project management, construction supervision and quality control, technical and financial audit, with the support from independent consultants.
2) Institutional Development: The component consists of developing automated web project management system, improving road asset management, reinforcing the engineering design and research unit of MPRRDA and training of MPRRDA staff in the design, procurement,contract management, road safety, social and environmental management of road projects.
3) Road Safety Management Capacity Development: This component supports MPRRDA and other Government departments to build their capacity in managing the state’s road safety program including development of a Road Accident Data Management System (RADMS) and a community based road safety reporting system, design of an annual statewide road safety campaign, and piloting a speed management program along high risk corridors.
This project will use the World Bank's Environmental and Social Safeguard Policies.
The estimated project cost is $502 USD million. The AIIB investment is estimated at $141 USD million. The World Bank investment is estimated at $211 USD million.
Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB):
Mr. Soon-Sik Lee
Project Team Leader/Senior Investment Operations Specialist
Tel: +86 10 8358 0078
Mr. Tesfamichael Nahusenay Mitiku
Task Team Leader
Tel: +1 202 4730221
Borrower/Implementation Agency: Republic of India
Dr. Prasanna V. Salian
Joint Director (UN&OMI), Department of Economic Affairs,Ministry of Finance
Tel: +91 11 2309 2594
Mr. Nitesh Vyas
CEO, Madhya Pradesh Rural Road Development Authority
Tel: +91 755 2572207
ACCOUNTABILITY MECHANISM OF AIIB
In addition, the AIIB has a Bank Oversight Mechanism. According to AIIB's policies, "people who believe they have been or are likely to be adversely affected by a failure of the Bank to implement the ESP may also submit complaints to the Bank's oversight mechanism in accordance with the policies and procedures to be established by the Bank for such mechanism." However, at the time of writing, it is unclear what the exact scope and function of this Oversight Mechanism will be.