Strengthening Capacity to Design and Implement Transport Infrastructure Projects (ADB-53225-001)

  • India
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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
Jul 11, 2019
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Government of India
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  • Technical Cooperation
  • Transport
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Investment Type(s)
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Investment Amount (USD)
$ 2.50 million
Value listed on project documents at time of disclosure. If necessary, converted to USD$. Please review updated project documents for more information.
Primary Source

Original disclosure @ ADB website

Updated in EWS Oct 3, 2019

Disclosed by Bank Jul 11, 2019

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Project Description

According to the bank website, "The TA facility will support project preparation and increase project readiness of pipeline projects including those identified in the country operations business plan. Initially, the TA facility will support:
(i) Assam Road Network Improvement Project;
(ii) Bengaluru Metro Rail Project;
(iii)Bihar State Highways IV Project;
(iv) Chennai Metro Rail Project;
(v) Indore Metro Rail Project;
(vi) Maharashtra State Roads Improvement Project;
(vii)Second Uttarakhand State Highways Project;
(viii) South Asia Subregional Economic Cooperation (SASEC) Highways Project, Phase II;
(ix) SASEC Road Connectivity Program (Tranche 3); and (x) other projects, as proposed for approval.

The TA facility will also support ongoing projects as required and agreed with the respective project's implementing agency. There are instances during project implementation where unanticipated scope and impacts are realized, hence, resources for additional assessment and mitigation are deemed necessary. Ongoing projects that suffer from weak project implementation capacity require similar technical support to ensure project sustainability and improve transfer capacity through specific training and skills building activities. Ongoing projects that will be supported under the TA will be identified in consultation with the specific project's implementing agency. Initially, the TA facility will support:
(i) Chhattisgarh Road Connectivity Project;
(ii) Karnataka State Highways Improvement III Project;
(iii) Promoting Public Private Partnership in Madhya Pradesh Road Sector Project (after approval);
(iv) SASEC Road Connectivity Program (Tranche 2); and
(v) other projects, as discussed with executing and implementing agencies."

Investment Description

Contact Information

Responsible ADB Officer Vergel M. Medina
Responsible ADB Department South Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Transport and Communications Division, SARD
Executing Agencies Department of Economic Affairs
Ministry of Finance
Room No. 40-B North Block, New Delhi-110001, India


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