26522-023: Southern Transport Development Project (Supplementary Financing)

Project Data Sheet (PDS): Overview


The primary objectives of the Project are to (i) facilitate and act as a catalyst for development in the economically deprived southern region by constructing a new southern highway linking Colombo with Galle, the capital of Southern Province, and Matara; and (ii) produce a sustainable and quantifiable reduction in the country's very high road accident rate. The secondary objective is poverty reduction within the immediate project area, where more than 30% of the population is classified as ... Read More

Country Sri Lanka
Project Number 26522-023
Type or Modality of Assistance Loan
Technical Assistance
Financing Public sector (Sovereign)
Status Closed
Approval Numbers Loan No. 2413
TA No. 7065
Approval Date 06 Mar 2008
ADB Financing ($ thousand) 90,300
Geographical Location Southern Highway, Sri Lanka
Sector Transport
Subsector Road transport (non-urban)
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth (IEG)
Safeguard Categories Environment: A
Resettlement: A
Indigenous People: C

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