26522-013: Southern Transport Development

Project Data Sheet (PDS): Overview


The primary objectives of the project are to : Facilitate and act as a catalyst for development in the economically deprived southern region of the country, by constructing a new highway linking Colombo with Galle, the provincial capital and Matara; and to produce a sustainable and quantifiable reduction in the country's high road accident rates. The secondary objective is reduction of poverty within the immediate project area, where more than 30 percent of the population is classified as ... Read More

Country Sri Lanka
Project Number 26522-013
Type or Modality of Assistance Loan
Financing Public sector (Sovereign)
Status Closed
Approval Number Loan No. 1711
Approval Date 25 Nov 1999
Closing Date 25 Feb 2011
ADB Financing ($ thousand) 90,000
Geographical Location It is south of Colombo running almost parallel to existing A2 highway.
Sector Transport
Subsector Road transport (non-urban)
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth (IEG)
Safeguard Categories Environment: A

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