Second Integrated Road Investment Program (ADB-50301-001)

  • Sri Lanka
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Financial Institutions
  • Asian Development Bank (ADB)
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Project Status
Bank Risk Rating
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Voting Date
Sep 29, 2017
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Government of Sri Lanka
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  • Transport
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Investment Type(s)
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Loan Amount (USD)
$ 900.00 million
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Project Cost (USD)
$ 1,084.60 million
Value listed on project documents at time of disclosure. If necessary, converted to USD$. Please see updated project documentation for more information.
Bank Documents
Primary Source

Original disclosure @ ADB website

Updated in EWS Jul 20, 2020

Disclosed by Bank Sep 26, 2017

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Project Description

The investment program will improve the accessibility of the road network in Sri Lanka's rural areas, and thereby increase the involvement of the rural population in nationwide economic and social development. It will upgrade and maintain about 3,400 kilometers (km) of rural access roads to an all-weather standard; rehabilitate and maintain to a good condition about 340 km of national roads in Eastern, Northern, Uva, and Western provinces; and improve the capacity of road agencies with respect to safeguards, road safety, maintenance, research capacity, and road design and construction.


In spite of the rapid progress in poverty reduction, Sri Lanka still faces several challenges to fully eradicate poverty. Pro-poor economic growth will need to be driven not by the high rates of public expenditures but by market-oriented value addition and private-sector-led investment. In this context, access to market, business and knowledge opportunities and benefits especially along agricultural value chains will be a key to further poverty reduction and shared prosperity in rural areas.


Connectivity between rural communities and socioeconomic centers in Sri Lanka improved.


Consultants will be recruited, as firms or individuals, to support the project implementation and capacity development in accordance with ADB's Guidelines on the Use of Consultants (2013, as amended from time to time).


Procurement of civil works and equipment will be carried out in accordance with ADB Procurement Guidelines (2015, as amended from time to time).

Investment Description

MFF Facility Concept 0102-SRI: Second Integrated Road Investment Program
Ordinary capital resources
US$ 815.00 million
concessional ordinary capital resources lending / Asian Development Fund
US$ 85.00 million
US$ 184.60 million

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