Rural Road Construction Project (RRCP) – Phase II

Rural Road Construction Project (RRCP) – Phase II

Name of Employer:
Works & Services Department Government of Sindh

Name of Associated Consultants:
M/s Katahira Engineers, Japan


Detail Narrative Description of the Project:

Japan’s Donor Agency JICA has provided funding for development of Second Rural Farm to Market Roads Project (RRCP-II) for Sindh province. Project aims at construction of black top roads in Rural Sindh areas to provide essential transport infrastructure (500 kms of road) to Agricultural & Farming communities in 8 districts of Sindh, while also improving & uplifting socio-economic conditions, health & education facilities of rural Sindh. TCI having successfully completed the 1st phase in 1996 – 2003 was selected once again to screen, plan, design and monitor construction of some 500 kms of road network to modern standards.

The bridges are briefly described as follows:

Thatta   Bridge at Naghan Bhatto out fall drain (400 m)

Larkana Bridge at Gharwa Canal Crossing (360 m)


Description of Actual Services Provided by the Firm:

  • Detailed Topographic Survey
  • Road alignment and design of roads as per approved standards and where applicable, to Road note 31 standards.
  • Design of Roads, Embankment and Side Ditches.
  • Priority Rating and Feasibility Assessment of Roads
  • Planning work of Road and Drainage works in accordance with relevant standards.
  • Road alignment and improvement of road geometrics.
  • Land acquisition & Utilities Infrastructure
  • Soil Investigation & investigate for available Construction Material.
  • Geotechnical investigations
  • Roadside drainage/ hydraulic, cross-drainage, formation heights with respect to flood levels, water table & surface drainage characteristics of each site.
  • Detailed Socio Economic Survey Report
  • Traffic Study including data collection and analysis of Traffic Counts & O/D Surveys
  • Design of functional and economical pavement structures & adoption of cross-section commensurate with project area / terrain.
  • Design of drainage structures and rehabilitation works.
  • Environmental Impacts Study and their mitigation.
  • Rate analysis, BOQ, Cost Estimates and technical specifications for project.
  • Bid documents, contract packages and construction schedules
  • Assist W&S Department in pre-tender work & Prequalification of contractors
  • Project benefit and monitoring evaluation
  • Capacity Development Report
  • Detailed Construction Supervision of works.