Project Data Sheet

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PDS Creation Date 05 Dec 2006
PDS Updated as of 15 Dec 2006

Project Name Road Rehabilitation
Country Tajikistan
Project/Program Number 32514-013
Status Approved
Geographical Location Khatlon Oblast
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

Financing

Type/Modality of Assistance Approval Number Source of Funding Approved Amount (thousand)
Loan1819-0
TOTAL US$ 0

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

The Project will not have any major adverse social impacts and will not require any resettlement. The Project will be able to contribute to local socioeconomic development and poverty reduction by (i) providing temporary and permanent employment opportunities for the unskilled and skilled laborers living near the project road; (ii) generating additional business opportunities for local people through purchase of local construction materials and daily consumables; and (iii) reducing transport costs and enhancing access of the rural population to markets, other economic opportunities, and social services.

Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples

Stakeholder Communication, Participation and Consultation

During Project Design
During Project Implementation

Description

The main objective of the Project is to enhance incomes and reduce poverty in Khatlon Region by improving road transport infrastructure and thereby supporting the creation of productive employment opportunities. The Project will (i) increase income by reducing transport costs on the Dushanbe-Khulyab road; (ii) provide agricultural and industrial enterprises with improved all-weather access to markets; (iii) improve access of the rural poor population to markets, other economic opportunities, and social services; and (iv) strengthen the Government's institutional capacity for efficient management of the national road network. The scope of the Project includes (i) rehabilitation of approximately 80 km of the most seriously deteriorated sections of the Dushanbe-Khulyab road, in particular, repair and strengthening of embankments, bridges, protection structures, drainage facilities, and pavement; (ii) improvement of approximately 150 km of rural roads including grading dirt road surfaces, building appropriate drainage facilities, and surfacing some important sections with gravel; (iii) procurement of appropriate equipment for road maintenance, laboratory and field material testing, technical surveys, and design computerization; (iv) consulting services for construction supervision, contract management, and training needs assessment; and (v) training in contract management, pavement management systems, and other areas critical for maintaining the rehabilitated road sections.

Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy

The improvement of road transport services is vital for economic development and poverty reduction in Tajikistan, which is the poorest of the Central Asian republics. The breakup of the former Soviet Union, civil conflict, and major natural disasters have resulted in a dramatic decline of economic activity and increase in poverty. Poverty incidence is currently estimated at 91 percent in the project area and 83 percent in Tajikistan overall. Rehabilitation of the country's road infrastructure is necessary to sustain the economic recovery now under way and to reduce poverty. Roads are the most important mode of domestic freight and passenger transport. Maintenance of a good road network is vital for the agriculture sector, which accounts for 65 percent of total employment in Tajikistan. Roads provide the sector with crucial access to markets for produce as well as sources of inputs, and the rural population with access to economic opportunities and social services. The project road links Tajikistan's third and fourth largest cities (Khulyab and Kurgan-Tyube) with Dushanbe, the capital and largest city. Since sections of the road were last rehabilitated in the 1970s and are deteriorating due to inadequate maintenance, rehabilitation is necessary to extend the road's useful life.

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 2006 Dec 05
Consulting Services
Under the Project, 75 person-months of international consulting services will be provided for construction supervision and training (72 person-months), and monitoring and evaluation (3 person-months). In association with international consultants, domestic consulting services will be provided for construction supervision, contract management and other technical advisory assistance (810 person-months). An additional 15 person-months of domestic consulting services will be required to help the international consultants monitor the Project impact. International consultants to be financed under the Loan will be recruited in accordance with ADB's Guidelines on the Use of Consultants. Domestic consultants will be recruited using other arrangements satisfactory to ADB.
Procurement
All procurement to be financed under the ADB loan and the OPEC Fund loan will be carried out in accordance with ADB's Guidelines for Procurement. Civil works for rehabilitation of the Dushanbe-Khulyab road component have been packaged into one contract under international competitive bidding (ICB). The rural road improvement component will be procured under local competitive bidding procedures (LCB). The equipment for road maintenance, technical survey and design computerization, and laboratory and field material testing will be procured using ICB or international shopping (IS) procedures.
Procurement and Consulting Notices
http://www.adb.org/projects/32514-013/business-opportunities

Timetable

Concept Clearance
Fact-finding 09 Feb 2000 to 22 Feb 2000
Management Review Meeting 12 May 2000
Approval 20 Dec 2000
Last Review Mission

Milestones

Approval No. Approval Signing Effectivity Closing
Original Revised Actual
Loan 1819 20 Dec 2000 26 Feb 2001 07 Aug 2001 31 Mar 2005 30 Nov 2006 21 Mar 2007

Utilization

Date Approval Number ADB (US$ thousand) Others (US$ thousand) Net Percentage
Cumulative Contract Awards
29 Aug 2014 Loan 1819 20,555 0 98.00%
Cumulative Disbursements
29 Aug 2014 Loan 1819 20,978 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 1819

Contacts and Update Details

Responsible ADB Officer Jeffrey M. Miller (jmiller@adb.org)
Responsible ADB Department Central and West Asia Department
Responsible ADB Divisions Infrastructure Division, CWRD
Executing Agencies Ministry of Transport
Mr. Abdurahim Ashurov

Links

Project Website http://www.adb.org/projects/32514-013/main
List of Project Documents http://www.adb.org/projects/32514-013/documents