Project Data Sheet

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PDS Creation Date 03 Oct 2006
PDS Updated as of 02 Jun 2009

Project Name Dushanbe-Kyrgyz Border Road Rehabilitation Project (Phase I)
Country Tajikistan
Project/Program Number 34569-013
Status Closed
Geographical Location Tajikistan
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)
Loan2062Asian Development Fund15,000
TOTAL US$ 15,000

Safeguard Categories

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Environment B

Summary of Environmental and Social Issues

The project will have no particular adverse impact on vulnerable groups and no negative implication for gender concerns or indigenous people. No resettlement activities will be necessary and there will be no resettlement effects.
The project is classified as categy B according to ADB's classification system and there will be no major adverse impact on environment. The project activities occured within the existing alignment.

Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples

Stakeholder Communication, Participation and Consultation

The proposed project design was discussed in detail with local government officials and representatives of the affected communities. The communities were aware of the proposed Project and of the implications for their welfare.

During Project Design
During Project Implementation


The objective of the Project is to reduce poverty by reducing the cost of road transport and improving access to markets, and to increase regional trade and cooperation by rehabilitating the road linking Dushanbe to Darband in the Rasht Valley and onwards to the Kyrgyz Republic. The Project will (i) reduce transport costs on the Dushanbe-Darband road; (ii) provide agricultural and industrial enterprises with all-weather access to markets within the country, (iii) improve access of the rural poor population to market opportunities, other economic activities, and social services by improving rural roads; and (iv) strengthen the Government's institutional capacities for efficient management of the national road network. The Project comprises: (i) improvement of about 140 km of the mostly two-lane highway from Dushanbe to Darband, through a combination of rehabilitation of km 22-95, heavy maintenance of km 96-150, and minor works on the km 9-22 section; (ii) improvement of 77 km of rural roads located in the project area; (iii) consulting services for construction supervision, monitoring and evaluation, implementation of measures to improve road safety, auditing, and project management; and (iv) procurement of maintenance equipment for heavy maintenance of the km 95-150 section and routine maintenance of all of the improved road sections.

Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy

The Project will rehabilitate a key national and international transport corridor. The project road provides the primary link between Dushanbe and the Rasht Valley, to the northeast. For several months during the winter, the road also serves as a link between the northern Sugdh oblast (province) and the rest of Rajikistan. The project area was the scene of heavy fighting during Tajikistan's civil war in the mid-1990s and has a poverty incidence of 91%. The improvement of the rural roads will improve access to the main road for poor villages not located on the main road, and therefore improve access to regional markets and Dushanbe.

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 Oct 03
Consulting Services
International consulting services for 44 person-months will be provided by a firm for construction supervision, project impact monitoring and evaluation, implementation of measures to improve road safety, auditing, and project management. The international consultants will also provide on-the-job training to the counterpart staff and domestic consultants. In association with the international consultants, domestic consulting services totalling 300 person-months will be provided for construction supervision, contract management and other technical advisory assistance; as well as for assisting the international consultants in monitoring the social and poverty impact of the Project through household survey and data analysis.
All procurement to be financed under the ADB loan will be carried out in accordance with ADB's Guidelines for Procurement. Contracts valued in excess of $500,000 for goods and $1.0 million for civil works will be procured through international competitive bidding (ICB). Supply contracts not exceeding $500,000 will be procured through international shopping (IS). Civil works for rehabilitation of the Kofarnikhon-Faisobad-Obigarm sections (km 22-95) have been packaged into two contracts and will follow ICB procedures. Civil works for the km 9-22 and km 95-150 sections and also the rural road improvement component will be procured under local competitive bidding procedures. Supply contracts for the equipment will be packaged based on the technical requirements of the equipment and will be finalized during project implementation.
Procurement and Consulting Notices


Concept Clearance
Fact-finding 11 Feb 2003 to 21 Feb 2003
Management Review Meeting 14 May 2003
Approval 18 Dec 2003
Last Review Mission


Approval No. Approval Signing Effectivity Closing
Original Revised Actual
Loan 2062 18 Dec 2003 05 Mar 2004 15 Apr 2004 31 Dec 2008 21 Apr 2009


Date Approval Number ADB (US$ thousand) Others (US$ thousand) Net Percentage
Cumulative Contract Awards
22 Sep 2014 Loan 2062 14,639 0 98.00%
Cumulative Disbursements
22 Sep 2014 Loan 2062 14,899 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 2062

Contacts and Update Details

Responsible ADB Officer Joji Tokeshi (
Responsible ADB Department Central and West Asia Department
Responsible ADB Divisions Infrastructure Division, CWRD
Executing Agencies Ministry of Transport
Mr. N. Hakimov


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