The Project consists of developing urban mobility, sanitation and communication programs in various cities alongside the Trans-Amazonian highway in Para state. The Project includes three main components: i) Drainage and Road Paving program intends to pave 186 km of existing urban dirt roads (streets) and manage pluvial draining in 12 municipalities to improve the urban condition of the cities;ii) Sanitation program intends to build 5 waste disposal sites serving 12 municipalities to improve waste management in the state of Para allowing communities and cities to have adequate final destinations for solid waste, thereby improving sustainability;iii) Telecommunications program intends to extend fiber optic internet connectivity to 29 municipalities (a total cable length of 1,000km) that currently do not have proper internet access NDB will finance the Project through a Project Loan with Sovereign Guarantee from the Federative Republic of Brazil of up to USD 50 million to the state of Para to support the drainage and road paving program.
ENVIRONMENTAL AND SOCIAL ASPECT
The Project's positive development impacts include bringing all-weather connectivity within the city to residents of the municipalities, decreased flooding, improved sanitation, and reduced road maintenance cost after implementation of superficial and underground drainage system along the roads. The Project also contributes to bringing better internet connectivity to 29 municipalities, improved urban solid waste management and promoting better urban planning through the development of Master Plans of the state. The component of Road and Drainage financed by NDB is categorized as "B" in accordance with the NDB Environment and Social Framework. The Project's negative impacts are site specific, with few, if any, irreversible impacts and in most cases mitigation measures can be designed and implemented easily. The Project does not lead to expansion of roads, land acquisition or impacts on natural environments.
The Project is estimated to be implemented over 3 years between 2018 and 2021. The procurement for the Project will be conducted through a competitive and transparent bidding process.