Project Data Sheet

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PDS Creation Date 08 Mar 2007
PDS Updated as of 18 Jan 2008

Project Name Almaty-Bishkek Regional Road Rehabilitation
Country Kyrgyz Republic
Project/Program Number 32463-013
Status Closed
Geographical Location Between Almaty in Kazahkstan 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
Subsector Road Transport
Strategic Agendas
Drivers of Change
Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Categories


Type/Modality of Assistance Approval Number Source of Funding Approved Amount (thousand)
Loan1775Asian Development Fund5,000
TOTAL US$ 5,000

Safeguard Categories

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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

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 Kyrgyz portion of Almaty-Bishkek road comprising about 41 km, including consulting services for Project supervision; and (ii) improvement of customs facilities at Georgievka border. Associated advisory technical assistance will help implement the Cross-Border Agreement and coordinate and manage the road safety initiatives in both the countries. The Project is being processed in conjunction with the Almaty-Bishkek Regional Road Rehabilitation Loan Project for Kazakhstan.

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 Mar 08
Consulting Services
Consultants to be financed under the loan will assist in detailed design, construction supervision and road maintenance assistance. About 20 person-months of international and 30 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 civil works for rehabilitation of about 41 km of Kyrgyz portion of the Almaty-Bishkek road through one contract following local competitive bidding procedures acceptable to the Bank.
Procurement and Consulting Notices


Concept Clearance
Fact-finding 17 Mar 1999 to 26 Mar 1999
Management Review Meeting 12 May 1999
Approval 31 Oct 2000
Last Review Mission


Approval No. Approval Signing Effectivity Closing
Original Revised Actual
Loan 1775 31 Oct 2000 31 May 2001 31 May 2002 30 Jun 2004 31 Dec 2007 07 Mar 2008


Date Approval Number ADB (US$ thousand) Others (US$ thousand) Net Percentage
Cumulative Contract Awards
17 Sep 2014 Loan 1775 5,309 0 98.00%
Cumulative Disbursements
17 Sep 2014 Loan 1775 5,403 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 1775

Contacts and Update Details

Responsible ADB Officer Rustam Ishenaliev (
Responsible ADB Department Central and West Asia Department
Responsible ADB Divisions Infrastructure Division, CWRD
Executing Agencies Ministry of Transport and Communications
Mr. N. Sulaimanov


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