Road Network Upgrading Project (Additional Financing-European Union) (ADB-45094-004)

  • Timor-Leste
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Specific Location
Tasitolu, Tibar
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  • Asian Development Bank (ADB)
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Voting Date
Oct 19, 2016
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Government of Timor-Leste
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  • Transport
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Investment Amount (USD)
$ 22.62 million
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Project Cost (USD)
$ 143.10 million
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Primary Source

Original disclosure @ ADB website

Updated in EWS Jun 26, 2020

Disclosed by Bank Sep 30, 2016

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Project Description
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The Government of Timor-Leste has requested the Asian Development Bank (ADB) to provide financing to facilitate the upgrading and realignment of about 3.6km Tasitolu to Tibar section of the National Road No.3. The objective is to upgrade the national road as part of a comprehensive program to upgrade, widen and maintain priority road sections of the road network of Timor-Leste that provide links between major cities and towns; improvement that will be designed and implemented by Ministry of Public Works (MPW). This IEE covers the 3.6 stretch known as the Tasitolu to Tibar New Port Road (A03).

The project will be composed of improving existing roads and new construction. The Project will improve, widen and construct a new section of the 3.6km long Tasitolu – Tibar New Port Road. The project will run along the existing National Highway A03 route from Tasitolu, Dili District to Dili District border. A new section will be constructed from this point, as a short cut to Tibar, Liqiçia District. A map of the road location is presented in Figure 3.1. Detailed design for the Project has been prepared. The Project will be completed by: (i) improvement, road widening and upgrading along the existing alignment and constructing new alignment section following international best practices and quality standards; (ii) providing two wider traffic lanes per direction, with sealed hard shoulders and sidewalks near the centres of habitation (iii) installation of culverts; (iv) installing a higher capacity drainage system along the corridor (v) fine tuning alignment by widening curves (vi) introducing new road marking and signage and other measures to improve road safety.

Investment Description
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European Union US$ 22.62 million (Grant)
Japan International Cooperation Agency US$ 68.70 million (Loan)

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Ministry of Public Works, Transport and Communications (formerly Ministry of Public Works)
Avenida dos martires da Patria
Mandarin, Dili, Timor-Leste

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