Highlands Region Road Improvement Investment Program- Tranche 3 (ADB-40173-044)

  • Papua New Guinea
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  • Asian Development Bank (ADB)
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Project Status
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Voting Date
Jul 19, 2016
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Government of Papua New Guinea
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  • Transport
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Investment Type(s)
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Investment Amount (USD)
$ 109.31 million
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Project Cost (USD)
$ 128.31 million
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Primary Source

Original disclosure @ ADB website

Updated in EWS Jun 26, 2020

Disclosed by Bank Jul 25, 2016

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Project Description

Project 3 outputs will include (i) improvements to 113.5 km of priority national roads identified in the National Transport Development Plan (NTDP), 2006-2010 of the Highlands Core Road Network (HCRN), with design considerations for all road users including pedestrians and public motor vehicles; (ii) maintenance arrangements for 200 km of the HCRN; (iii) improved capacity of the National Road Authority (NRA) to plan and manage long-term road maintenance contracts; (iv) more efficient Department of Works and Implementation (DOW) capable of implementing and delivering road improvements with attention to safeguards capacity, an improved asset management system of the HCRN and consulting support to pilot community-based road maintenance; and (v) improved road safety capacity of the National Road Safety Council (NRSC).

Project is aligned with export-driven economic growth and rural development in the Highlands region

Investment Description

European Union-Grant US$ 19.00 million

Contact Information

Department of Works
P.O. Box 1108
Boroko, NCD
Papua New Guinea

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