Modjo-Hawassa Road Project Phase I
- Reference: P-ET-DB0-018
- Approval date: 06/11/2013
- Start date: 16/11/2015
- Appraisal Date: 03/04/2013
- Status: OngoingOnGo
- Implementing Agency: ETHIOPIAN ROADS AUTHORITY
- Location: OROMIA AND SNNP REGION
Project components A.Construction of the road works I.Modjo - Zeway section (93km) The works component will include
(i) detailed design and construction of 93 km of a new asphalt paved 4-lane dual carriageway highway (2x2x3.65 m wide carriageway with 2m wide paved shoulders and 1.5 m median) between Modjo, Meki and Zeway, including link roads to three main towns, and
(ii) Implementation of ESMP (road safety, gender sanitization and HIV/AIDS awareness). II.Supervision Consultancy Services Consultancy services for the supervision of roads work will include reviewing and approving detailed engineering design, administering the works contract, quality and quantity control of all works, including the control and monitoring of the day to day activities of the contractor, reporting to the EA on all matters of project progress, advising EA on payments, claims and all matters pertaining to technical and financial aspects of the contract, amongst others. The services will include the supervision of the full implementation of the ESMP and compensation/resettlement of PAPs. The consultant will also collect desi gnated baseline and first year impact data. III.Capacity building of the Executing Agency This component will include consultancy services to enhance capacity of ERA in form of 2 individual consultant engineers who will support ERA by coordinating the implementation of this and all other Bank funded transport projects. The consultants will ensure that the contractual monthly progress meetings between the contractor, supervision consultant and ERA are held regularly. In addition, 200 ERA engineers (making up about 80% of the ERA engineering staff) will receive further short-term and on-the-job training in project related skills, including skills transfer from the 2 individual consultants. IV.Project audit consultancy services Consultancy services for audit will include annual independent audit of the financial and technical aspects of the project implementation. B.Implementation of the Environmental and Social Management Plan I.Afforestation program will consist of production, planting and caring for one million trees along the road reserve. The work will be implemented by specialist organizations. II.Sensitization on social issues includes consultancy services for Road Safety campaign, HIV/AIDS awareness and gender sensitization. The cost is included in the works. III.Compensation and Resettlement of PAP includes the implementation of the Resettlement Action Plan and compensation of project affected persons.
Project type The Modjo - Hawassa Highway Project (Phase I) is designed as a standalone operation to be parallel co-financed with Korea Exim Bank. The project is within multi-donor supported activities whose objective is to connect Ethiopia with Kenya as well as improve the local road network. In addition, this project is within the broad five-year RSDP-IV (2011 -15) program which the government anticipates scaled up support from DPs. All other DPs are using stand-alone operations in the transport sector. The exception here is the European Union which is using sector budget support mechanism. In order to move towards full sector budget support, the Bank is planning to undertake a broad audit of the country's experience and readiness for efficient use of sector wide support.
Project Costs The cost of the Modjo - Hawassa Highway Project (Phase I) is UA 233.20 million, including road works, consultancy services, capacity building, afforestation, local taxes and implementation of ESMP. The project is divided into two lots. The cost of Lot 1: Modjo-Meki Section (56 km) is UA 151.83 m and the cost of Lot 2: Meki - Zeway section (37km) is UA 81.37 m. See Table 2.3 below.
Sources of finance The Bank has provided an ADF loan amounting to UA 84.08 m (USD 126.02 m) to fund part of the construction costs of Lot 1: Modjo-Meki section (56 km) and an ADF grant of UA 1.63 m (USD 2.44 m) to fund capacity building of ERA. The government will contribute the balance of UA 66.12 m (USD 99.10 m) to fund part of costs, local taxes and compensation / resettlement costs. See Table 2.5 below. The proposed Korea Exim Bank (EDCF) loan of UA 66.72 m (USD 100 m) and government contribution of UA 14.65 m will fund the construction of Lot 2: Meki - Zeway section (37km
The objective of the Bank's Long Term Strategy (2013-22) is to support Africa's efforts in building integrated economy through investment in, amongst others, selected key regional integration infrastructures that have impact on agricultural production and trade. Modjo-Zeway-Hawassa project, being part of the Cape-to-Cairo road corridor, is aligned with above strategy. The Bank is funding projects in Ethiopia, Kenya and Tanzania to close the missing-links on this PIDA/NEPAD key route corridor. Furthermore, the project includes an afforestation program which will promote good climate and, by its implementation using a work-for-pay platform of grass-root organizations, the project will enhance inclusive growth agenda at local level.
The RSDP IV is an ambitious program intended to enhance road transport service throughout the country. While the government has mobilized its own resources (projected to cover about 75% of the cost), it is depending on the financial assistance from development partners to close the 25% gap in funding. In this respect, the Bank, being the fourth largest development partner in the sector and a leading financier of eastern Africa regional infrastructures, is well positioned to continue making strategic contributions. This is particularly so in southern Ethiopia where it has successfully funded other transport and energy projects.
The project highway is located in the Eastern Shewa Zone of Oromiya Region and traverses 2-5 km away from and parallel to the existing road. The population in affected woredas (districts) is 483,000 (49% women) out of which the majority (292,000 of which 48% are women) reside in the rural areas. More than 60% of the population is made up of those below the age of 24.
The direct project beneficiaries will include international and regional traders, transporters, farmers and those in the agro-business who will benefit from an improved road connection to Addis Ababa and the resultant reduction in travel time and costs. The communities along the existing road will benefit from increased forest cover, reduced noise, air pollution and road accidents because major heavy traffic will use new road. Most of the micro businesses are run by women and as such will benefit from increased trade due access to larger markets.
The road has an estimated annual average daily traffic (AADT) of 3,610 vehicles; the traffic projection is discussed in Technical Annex B para B2. As a result of the new dual carriageway, the road user benefits consist of savings in vehicle operating costs, travel time for passengers and cargo, reduced accidents and road maintenance costs.
WA-KYENDO Mumina Augustus - RDGE4