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|PDS Creation Date||–|
|PDS Updated as of||27 Jan 2014|
|Project Name||Road Improvement Project|
|Geographical Location||Ayni/Sughd Province,Panjakent/Sughd Province|
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|Sector and/or Subsector Classification||Transport and ICT
/ Road Transport
|Thematic Classification||Capacity development
Regional cooperation and integration
|Gender Mainstreaming Categories||Effective gender mainstreaming|
|Type/Modality of Assistance||Approval Number||Source of Funding||Approved Amount (thousand)|
|Grant||0301||Asian Development Fund||100,000|
|Loan||8259||OPEC Fund for International Development||14,000|
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The project does not pass through any environmentally sensitive areas and will not result in significant negative environmental impacts. An initial environmental examination has been prepared by Ministry of Transport (MOT) and disclosed on ADB website. The project will have temporary and reversible environmental impacts during implementation. Project-affected people were consulted.
Major impacts are the relocation of few residential houses and possible temporary income loss of several shops during road construction. MOT has prepared a resettlement plan to mitigate the impacts and assigned a dedicated staff with resources to carry out the land acquisition and resettlement activity of the project. The resettlement plan was disclosed to affected persons through public consultations and also disclosed on the ADB website.
No indigenous peoples are living in the project area
|During Project Design
Consultations with community-based organizations, local governments and communities, and project affected people were held during project processing.
|During Project Implementation
Meetings with community-based organizations, local governments and communities, project affected people, and/or NGOs are being held as needed from time to time.
|The project will finance the rehabilitation and reconstruction of a road of approximately 113 km between Ayni-Panjakent and the border with Uzbekistan, the improvement of road safety, the upgrading of Sarazm border post infrastructure and community development including improvement of feeder roads and public facilities and provision of training for local communities. The impact of the project will be enhanced regional cooperation and inclusive economic growth in Tajikistan, particularly in the Sughd province. The outcome will be improved connectivity and mobility along the CAREC Corridor 6 (Ayni-Uzbekistan Border Road). The outputs will comprise (i) approximately 113 km of rehabilitated and reconstructed road between Ayni-Panjakent and the border with Uzbekistan; (ii) improved road safety; and (iii) upgraded Sarazm border post infrastructure and improved local communities.|
|The project road part of the historic Silk Road runs east west following the Zarafshan River through the valley, crossing the Ayni and Panjakent districts before ending at the border with Uzbekistan in the west. The connecting road in Uzbekistan (national road A377) links with Samarkand (about 40 km from the border) via the Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation (CAREC) Corridor 6 in Uzbekistan. Through the north south transport artery the CAREC Corridor 6 in Tajikistan the project road goes (i) northeast to Khudjand (the provincial center), and onward to Uzbekistan; and (ii) south to Dushanbe, onward to Afghanistan and east west bound to the Kyrgyz Republic and Uzbekistan respectively through the CAREC Corridor 3 in Tajikistan. The project road is a vital link in the national network, and is regionally strategic as it provides a trade corridor with Uzbekistan in the long term, particularly for northern Tajikistan. Improvements to this road will increase regional connectivity, reduce transport costs, and strengthen competitiveness. This will also improve access to markets and social services for impoverished local communities; stimulate development of agriculture, tourism and mining industries that in return create job opportunities and improve the region s living standards.|
|Enhanced regional cooperation and inclusive economic growth in Tajikistan, particularly in the Sughd province|
|Description of Outcome
Improved connectivity and mobility along the CAREC Corridor 6 (Ayni-Uzbekistan Border Road)
|Progress Towards Outcome
The consultation mission of Dec 2013 informed the EA, supervision consultant, and the contractor that project administration will be handed over to TJRM effective 1 Jan 2014. All onward implementation activities after the effective date are to be undertaken by TJRM with due support from ADB headquarter.
|Description of Project Outputs
113 km of rehabilitated and reconstructed road between Ayni-Panjakent and the border with Uzbekistan Improved road safety Upgraded Sarazm border post infrastructure and improved local communities
|Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)
Procurement of civil works concluded in October 2012 with the contract award of $84.7 million and the construction period of three years. As of Oct 2013, about 200 km road section (out of 113 km project road) paved with asphalt layer. As of Dec 2013, physical progress is about 25% including design work of 75% completion and 36 km road section (out of 113 km project road) completed with ashphalt paving. Due to econonimic and technical consideration it was agreed to revise the road category from III to IV for the section between km 47 - km 53. Supervision Consultant mobilized in March 2013. Road safety audit of detailed design is ongoing and kept in line with design progress. The international road safety consultant mobilized on 15 Oct 2013 and submitted in Nov 2013 the first road safety report for sections with completed detalied design. Supervision Consultant mobilized in March 2013. Final bidding documents will be submitted to ADB for approval by 31 Dec 2013. Invitation for bidding following ICB procedure is expected to be issued by end Jan 2014. Preconstruction activities of civil works started in November 2012. Implementation progress is on track. No activity started yet. This needs to be aligned with progress of main road civil works. Consultant mobilized in March 2013. A selection committee comprising staff from MOT and local road maintenance units, representatives at both village and district level, and PMC consultant has been established and functioning to identify appropriate feeder roads for improvement. The selection committee has preliminary identified about 30 km of feeder roads each in Ayni and Panjakent districts for improvement. Draft bidding documents is under review by the EA. Final bidding documents for the feeder roads is expected to be submitted to ADB by 31 Dec 2013. No activity started yet. This needs to be aligned with progress of main road civil works. Supervision Consultant mobilized in March 2013. Preparatory work for related training will start as per schedule.
|Status of Development Objectives
|Date of First Listing||2013 Sep 13|
Consultants will be selected in accordance with ADB's Guidelines on the Use of Consultants by the Asian Development Bank and its Borrowers (April 2010, as amended). Advance contracting and retroactive financing to expedite project implementation will follow ADB's procurement and consulting services guidelines.
All procurement under ADB financing will be carried out in accordance with ADB's Procurement Guidelines (2010, as amended from time to time). Advance contracting and retroactive financing to expedite project implementation will follow ADB's procurement and consulting services guidelines.
|Procurement and Consulting Notices
|Concept Clearance||08 Feb 2012|
|Fact-finding||31 May 2012 to 14 Jun 2012|
|Management Review Meeting||20 Jul 2012|
|Approval||12 Sep 2012|
|Last Review Mission||–|
|Loan 8259||12 Sep 2012||30 Oct 2012||03 Dec 2012||30 Sep 2016||–||–|
|Date||Approval Number||ADB (US$ thousand)||Others (US$ thousand)||Net Percentage|
|Cumulative Contract Awards|
|10 Mar 2014||Loan 8259||13,891||0||99.00%|
|10 Mar 2014||Loan 8259||4,968||0||35.00%|
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|Sector||Social||Financial||Economic||Others||Safeguards||Project Financial Statements|
|Responsible ADB Officer||Farrukh Nuriddinov (firstname.lastname@example.org)|
|Responsible ADB Department||Central and West Asia Department|
|Responsible ADB Divisions||Transport and Communications Division, CWRD|
|List of Project Documents||http://www.adb.org/projects/45432-002/documents|