The proposed Transport Project Preparatory Facility (the Project) will improve the startup efficiency of priority transport projects in the road, railway, and port subsectors by (i) preparing the feasibility studies, detailed design, and procurement documents, and (ii) providing implementation support during the inception stage of project implementation.
PROJECT RATIONALE AND LINKAGE TO COUNTRY/REGIONAL STRATEGY
The country's economy faces several short-term challenges in 2016 as the government seeks to undertake difficult reforms to re-start fiscal consolidation and tackle high priority, structural reforms, but it has favorable medium-term prospects given that the issues are being dealt with proactively. To attain high, inclusive, and sustained growth, the country needs to further invest in its international and domestic transport infrastructure.
Transport projects successfully implemented.
Advance contracting and retroactive financing will be used to expedite the project implementation. Consulting firms and individual consultants will be selected for preparing feasibility study, detailed engineering, procurement documents, and safeguards documents, and for providing support during the inception stage of project implementation. All consultants will be recruited in accordance with ADB's Guidelines on the Use of Consultants (March 2013, as amended from time to time).
In case that goods and/or works will be required, all procurement of goods and works will be undertaken in accordance with ADB's Procurement Guidelines (April 2015, as amended from time to time).
Loan 3425-SRI: Transport Project Preparatory Facility
Concessional ordinary capital resources / Asian Development Fund US$ 24.42 million
ACCOUNTABILITY MECHANISM OF ADB
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Responsible ADB Officer Nakai, Kanzo
Responsible ADB Department South Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Transport and Communications Division, SARD
Ministry of Higher Education and Highways
8th Floor, Denzil Kobbekaduwa Mawatha,
Battaramulla, Sri Lanka
Ministry of Ports and Shipping
Sri Lanka Ports Authority
#19, Chrurch Street, Colombo 01,
Ministry of Transport and Civil Aviation
7th Floor, Sethsiripaya, Stage II,
Battaramulla, Sri Lanka