According to the Bank’s website, this stand-alone loan, formerly Highlands Region Road Improvement Program (HRRIIP) 2, is one of the three ensuing projects of Loan No. 6032-PNG: Transport Sector Preparatory Project (Project Readiness Financing [PRF]). The proposed project builds on the first HRRIIP, which was completed in 2020 and improved 347 km of the Highlands core road network (HCRN). The proposed project will improve the top priority roads with high design readiness. The larger project covering tentatively 12 remaining roads totaling 407 km is being prepared through the ongoing PRF loan in parallel. As Phase 1, this project will finance the improvement of five roads of the HCRN totaling 116 km to all-weather roads with gender-responsive and social-inclusive design features (output 1). The project will also enhance the socioeconomic and poverty benefits of improved transportation through physical and nonphysical interventions that support climate-resilient livelihood and income diversification, build capacity to address key social issues and improve community-based infrastructure relevant to the communities along the project roads (output 2). The project will improve road safety and women's use and access to road infrastructure through gender-sensitive designs (output 3).
Responsible ADB Officer: Kalliokoski, Ari
Responsible ADB Officer: Sectors Group
Responsible ADB Division: Transport Sector Office (SG-TRA)
Executing Agencies: Department of Works and Highways
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