Transportation

Kabul – Jalalabad Highway Project

Project Name

Kabul – Jalalabad Highway Project, Afghanistan

Client

Ministry of Public Works, Afghanistan

Donor

Asian Development Bank

Project Cost

US$ 110 million

Duration

2014-2017

Decades of war have crippled the road network throughout Afghanistan, restricting the free flow of people and goods, and hampering peace building and reconstruction efforts. Since 2001, SHELADIA has been working in Afghanistan to improve the transportation sector throughout the country, completing over nearly 30 projects to reconstruct and rehabilitate some of the essential infrastructure needed for economic growth and recovery.

Working with the Ministry of Public Works, SHELADIA is the primary consultant on the Asian Development Bank-financed Kabul – Jalalabad Highway Project, tasked with reviewing the design, providing supervision of construction works and overall project management support to MPW. We are also responsible for implementing the environmental monitoring plan, assisting in the land acquisition and resettlement efforts, as well as the community outreach program.  This important highway section in Afghanistan aims to transform one of the worlds most dangerous roads into a crucial economic corridor, traversing some of the most difficult terrain in Central Asia.

Services

  • Project Management
  • Stakeholder/community coordination
  • Detailed Engineering Design (DED) review and approval (including all drawings, specifications, and supporting calculations and documentation for the Project submitted by the Contractor)
  • Contract administration support and implementation advice including
    • Progress of the civil works and issues arising,
    • Certification of Works
    • Variations to the Works and the Contractors contract
    • Dispute resolution
  • Monitoring, inspecting, and certifying the temporary and permanent Works ensuring construction compliance with the provisions of the Contract (Contractor s approved Quality Assurance Plan, Health and Safety Plan, Environmental Management Pl an (EMP), and Method Statements
  • Updating, and the Project Land Acquisition and Resettlement Plan (LARP))
  • Design and implementation of Project Performance Management System (PPMS)
  • Development and implementation of Project Security Plan (the Security Plan)
  • Assessment and supervision of Community Outreach Program

Kisumu Town Bypasses and Town Roads Project

Project Name

Kisumu Town Bypasses and Town Roads Project

Client

Kenya National Highway Authority

Donor

The World Bank

Project Cost

US$ 60 million

Duration

2011-2016

In 2002, the new, democratically elected Government of Kenya was faced with mounting economic issues after two decades of slowed growth and high unemployment. With a renewed commitment to national prosperity, transportation infrastructure was targeted as both a primary obstacle to and investment objective for catalyzing productivity and economic growth in the country.

A major component of the Government’s transportation plan to promote growth through regional integration and trade was improvement of the roads along Kenya’s Northern Corridor. Under the $207 million, World Bank-funded Northern Corridor Transport Improvement project, SHELADIA assisted the Ministry of Transportation by providing consulting services for Design Review and Supervision for the upgrading, reconstruction, and strengthening of a 141-km 2-lane road segment between Mau Summit and Kisumu City. The successfully completed segment now provides the people of Kenya with a more efficient and reliable foundation to support the nation’s promising social and economic future.

Services

PHASE I: Design Review and documentation

  • Full review of technical recommendation and detailed design
  • Traffic Surveys and traffic loading estimate
  • Environmental Impact Assessment
  • Preparation of a detailed environmental mitigation plan
  • Preparation of bidding documents
  • Quality assurance/ Quality control
PHASE II: Supervision of Works: Construction Supervision and Maintenance Supervision

  • Contract administration
  • Administration of HIV Aids awareness/alleviation program
  • Implementation of environmental impact mitigation measures
  • On-the-job training

Technical Infrastructural Support to the Ministry of Public Works (MPW) in Liberia

Project Name

Technical Infrastructural Support to the Infrastructure Implementation Unit (IIU) of the Ministry of Public Works (MPW), Liberia

Client

Ministry of Public Works

Donor

The World Bank

Project Cost

US$ 2.5 million

Duration

2008-2010

By the time the Liberian civil war ended in 2003, the nation was in shambles. To address the country’s most pressing needs, the Government of Liberia, with financing from the World Bank, prepared the Emergency Infrastructure Project (EIP) and the Liberia Infrastructure Rehabilitation Project (LIRP). The overall objectives of the EIP and LIRP were to help revive the economy by restoring transport infrastructure and to strengthen the institutional capacity of local transport agencies to facilitate improved farm to market access, increase the movement of goods and access to services, and to produce local employment opportunities.

To support both projects, a special implementation unit (SIU) was created under the Ministry of Public Works (MPW) for which SHELADIA was retained to assist with program implementation and design oversight, project management, and institutional strengthening and capacity building. Between 2008 and 2011 SHELADIA contributed to significant improvements in MPW’s capacity to effectively and efficiently manage local infrastructure operations and maintenance, particularly in the transport sector.

Services

  • Program management assistance
  • Implementation oversight
  • Procurement management assistance
  • Quality control
  • Review of inception reports, feasibility study reports, detailed designs (survey reports, drawings, and analyses) and design reports, specifications, and bid documents
  • Site visits
  • Review of physical and financial progress of projects
  • Claims and dispute resolution support
  • MPW structure and reporting systems design
  • On-the-job training and technology transfer
  • Supervision of road sector planning and programming