Sustainable Highlands Region Core Road Network Project (ADB-56007-001)

  • Papua New Guinea
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Financial Institutions
  • Asian Development Bank (ADB)
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Government of Papua New Guinea
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  • Transport
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Investment Type(s)
Grant, Loan
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Investment Amount (USD)
$ 163.20 million
Value listed on project documents at time of disclosure. If necessary, this amount is converted to USD ($) on the date of disclosure. Please review updated project documents for more information.
Grant Amount (USD)
$ 6.50 million
Value listed on project documents at time of disclosure. If necessary, this amount is converted to USD ($) on the date of disclosure. Please review updated project documents for more information.
Primary Source

Original disclosure @ ADB website

Updated in EWS Jul 26, 2023

Disclosed by Bank Jul 4, 2023

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Project Description
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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).

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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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