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|PDS Creation Date||21 Feb 2007|
|PDS Updated as of||18 Jul 2007|
|Project Name||Almaty-Bishkek Regional Road Rehabilitation|
|Geographical Location||Between Almaty in Kazakhstan and Bishkek in Kyrgyz Republic.|
|In preparing any country program or strategy, financing any project, or by making any designation of, or reference to, a particular territory or geographic area in this document, the Asian Development Bank does not intend to make any judgments as to the legal or other status of any territory or area.|
|Sector||Transport and ICT
|Drivers of Change||–|
|Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Categories||–|
|Type/Modality of Assistance||Approval Number||Source of Funding||Approved Amount (thousand)|
|Loan||1774||Ordinary Capital Resources||52,000|
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There are no significant potential adverse impacts from the Project. Likewise, no severe and/or social impacts are expected as a result of the road rehabilitation. Attention must be given to good practice during the different stages of project planning, design and implementation to prevent any adverse impacts. Also, the mitigation measures recommended in the summary initial environmental examination should be implemented and accurately monitored.
Environmental protection and safety measures were incorporated in civil works contracts. Carried out campaign in prevention of socially transmitted diseases.
|During Project Design
|During Project Implementation
|The objective of the Project is to improve the efficiency and safety of the principal regional road transport link between Almaty and Bishkek by rehabilitating road infrastructure, modernizing border control policies and procedures, upgrading cross-border facilities, improving the coordination and management of road safety and introducing an efficient road maintenance system. The Project comprises: (i) rehabilitation of Kazakh portion of Almaty-Bishkek road comprising about 204 km, including consulting services for Project supervision; (ii) improvement of customs facilities at Georgievka border; and (iii) road maintenance equipment for Kazakhstan. Associated advisory technical assistance will help implement the Cross-Border Agreement and coordinate and manage the road safety initiatives in both the countries, and will provide advisory support to the Kazakh Ministry of Transport, Communications and Tourism to streamline the functions, define roles and sector objectives and prepare a three-year national transportation investment plan. The Project is being processed in conjunction with the Almaty-Bishkek Regional Road Rehabilitation Loan Project for the Kyrgyz Republic.|
|Regional cooperation among the countries of Central Asia is required to develop their economies. The transport sector contributes substantially towards this through the development of adequate transport infrastructure that allows new markets to be opened up and through the emergence of cost-effective and competitive transport modes that facilitate restructuring of trade and industry and expanding the scope for international trade in goods and services. For road transport, cross-border cooperation improves efficiency and safer and better-maintained roads reduce road accidents and travel costs. The Almaty-Bishkek road is at a cross-link between the road corridors that connect the Far East with Europe and Fergana valley with Russia. Its rehabilitation, combined with removal of the cross-border physical and non-physical barriers impeding cross-border transport, will facilitate regional cooperation complementing earlier assistance by the Bank in Kazakhstan, the Kyrgyz Republic and Uzbekistan and is given high priority by both the Governments.|
|Description of Outcome
|Progress Towards Outcome
|Description of Project Outputs
|Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)
|Status of Development Objectives
|Date of First Listing||2007 Feb 21|
Consultants to be financed under the loan will assist in detailed design, construction supervision and road maintenance assistance. About 90 person-months of international and 252 person-months of local consulting services will be required and recruited in accordance with the Bank's Guidelines on the Use of Consultants. The Management Review Meeting (MRM) held on 12 May 1999 approved the advance recruitment action. Shortlisting of consultants is underway.
The procurement under the Project will include two packages of civil works for rehabilitation of about 204 km of Kazakh portion of the Almaty-Bishkek road and one package of equipment for road maintenance (yet to be determined) under international competitive bidding.
|Procurement and Consulting Notices
|Fact-finding||01 Mar 1999 to 11 Mar 1999|
|Management Review Meeting||12 May 1999|
|Approval||31 Oct 2000|
|Last Review Mission||–|
|Loan 1774||31 Oct 2000||04 Jun 2001||31 May 2002||30 Jun 2005||31 Dec 2006||30 Jun 2007|
|Date||Approval Number||ADB (US$ thousand)||Others (US$ thousand)||Net Percentage|
|Cumulative Contract Awards|
|25 Oct 2014||Loan 1774||49,284||0||99.00%|
|25 Oct 2014||Loan 1774||49,804||0||100.00%|
Covenants are categorized under the following categories—audited accounts, safeguards, social, sector, financial, economic, and others. Covenant compliance is rated by category by applying the following criteria: (i) Satisfactory—all covenants in the category are being complied with, with a maximum of one exception allowed, (ii) Partly Satisfactory—a maximum of two covenants in the category are not being complied with, (iii) Unsatisfactory—three or more covenants in the category are not being complied with. As per the 2011 Public Communications Policy, covenant compliance ratings for Project Financial Statements apply only to projects whose invitation for negotiation falls after 2 April 2012.
|Sector||Social||Financial||Economic||Others||Safeguards||Project Financial Statements|
|Responsible ADB Officer||()|
|Responsible ADB Department||Central and West Asia Department|
|Responsible ADB Divisions||Infrastructure Division, CWRD|
Ministry of Transport and Communications
Mr. Ascar Mamin
|List of Project Documents||http://www.adb.org/projects/29568-013/documents|