As stated by the ADB, the overall project is estimated to cost $255.72 million, including additional financing of $120.00 million, of which ADB is providing a concessional loan of $100.00 million from ADB's ordinary capital resources. The government will finance $20.00 million of the proposed additional financing project. The attached TA is estimated to cost $1.00 million, which will be financed on a grant basis by ADB's Technical Assistance Special Fund.
The impact and outcome of the overall project will remain unchanged from those of the ongoing project. The proposed additional financing will scale up the current output 1 by an additional 324 km of rural roads and output 2 by increasing capacity support to fulfill the roles and responsibilities in a federal system.
The additional financing will increase the project's scope by upgrading an additional 324 km of rural roads across five provinces. The implementation arrangements will evolve from the ongoing project to better align and support federalism. The overall project scope is aligned with the government's priorities under the Fifteenth Plan (fiscal year 2020-FY2024), ADB's country partnership strategy for Nepal, 2020-2024 and ADB's Strategy 2030.
The roads will improve connection of rural and agricultural areas with administrative and socio-economic centers. The roads will be improved to all-weather standards, with safety features, and will be maintained for 3 years under performance-based maintenance contracts. The additional financing will also integrate climate adaptation and disaster resilience measures into the technical designs of the infrastructure. Compared to the ongoing project, the additional financing will also include upgrading bridges that are essential for all-weather connectivity and include more intermediate lanes necessary for higher volume areas and steeper slopes.
The ADB categorized the project as follows:
ADB Team Leaders:
Ms. Mio Oka - Director, Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture Division (SAER)
Phone: +63-2 8632 6834
Mr. Andrew Brubaker - Principal Rural Development Specialist
Phone: +63-2 8632 1636
Executing Agency - Ministry of Urban Development:
Mr. Ramesh Prasad Singh - Secretary
Phone: +977 1 4211673
Address: Singhadurbar, Kathmandu
Department of Local Infrastructure Project Coordination Unit:
Mr. Madhav Prashad Bhattarai - Project Coordinator
Phone: +977 1-5555001
Address: Lalitpur, Nepal
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