Project Data Sheet

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PDS Creation Date 21 Feb 2007
PDS Updated as of 18 Jul 2007

Project Name Almaty-Bishkek Regional Road Rehabilitation
Country Kazakhstan
Project/Program Number 29568-013
Status Closed
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 and/or Subsector Classification Transport and ICT
/ Road Transport
Thematic Classification
Gender Mainstreaming Categories

Financing

Type/Modality of Assistance Approval Number Source of Funding Approved Amount (thousand)
Loan1774Ordinary Capital Resources52,000
TOTAL US$ 52,000

Safeguard Categories

For more information about the safeguard categories, please see http://www.adb.org/site/safeguards/safeguard-categories

Environment B

Summary of Environmental and Social Issues

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 Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples

Stakeholder Communication, Participation and Consultation

During Project Design
During Project Implementation

Description

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.

Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy

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.

Development Impact

Project Outcome

Description of Outcome
Progress Towards Outcome

Outputs and Implementation Progress

Description of Project Outputs
Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)
Status of Development Objectives
Material Changes

Business Opportunities

Date of First Listing 2007 Feb 21
Consulting Services
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.
Procurement
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
http://www.adb.org/projects/29568-013/business-opportunities

Timetable

Concept Clearance
Fact-finding 01 Mar 1999 to 11 Mar 1999
Management Review Meeting 12 May 1999
Approval 31 Oct 2000
Last Review Mission

Milestones

Approval No. Approval Signing Effectivity Closing
Original Revised Actual
Loan 1774 31 Oct 2000 04 Jun 2001 31 May 2002 30 Jun 2005 31 Dec 2006 30 Jun 2007

Utilization

Date Approval Number ADB (US$ thousand) Others (US$ thousand) Net Percentage
Cumulative Contract Awards
18 Apr 2014 Loan 1774 49,284 0 99.00%
Cumulative Disbursements
18 Apr 2014 Loan 1774 49,804 0 100.00%

Status of Covenants

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.

Approval No. Category
Sector Social Financial Economic Others Safeguards Project Financial Statements
Loan 1774

Contacts and Update Details

Responsible ADB Officer Sangpa Tamang ( @adb.org)
Responsible ADB Department Central and West Asia Department
Responsible ADB Divisions Infrastructure Division, CWRD
Executing Agencies Ministry of Transport and Communications
Mr. Ascar Mamin

Links

Project Website http://www.adb.org/projects/29568-013/main
List of Project Documents http://www.adb.org/projects/29568-013/documents