Project Name Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation Corridor 6 (Ayni-Uzbekistan Border Road) Improvement Project
Project Number 45432-002
Country Tajikistan
Project Status Active
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Grant
Loan
Source of Funding / Amount
Grant 0301-TAJ: CAREC Corridor 6 (Ayni-Uzbekistan Border Road) Improvement Project
Asian Development Fund US$ 100.00 million
Loan 8259-TAJ: CAREC Corridor 6 (Ayni-Uzbekistan Border Road) Improvement Project (Formerly Roads Improvement Project)
OPEC Fund for International Development US$ 14.00 million
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
Regional integration
Drivers of Change Governance and capacity development
Partnerships
Sector / Subsector

Transport - Road transport (non-urban)

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Effective gender mainstreaming
Description
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy
Impact

Project Outcome

Description of Outcome
Progress Toward Outcome Project implementation is generally on track. Assessment of the project progress towards outcome will be made by the end of 2016.
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs
Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)

(1) Civil Works Progress: The design-and-build contract for the main road was awarded on 10 October 2012; work commencement on 9 November 2012. As of March 2016, all major works were almost completed. In December 2015, ADB approved extension of the civil works contract from 9 November 2015 to 31 July 2016 to allow completion of minor outstanding works, as well as rehabilitation of two additional bridges in Dupula and Urmitan.

(2) Improved road safety: Contract for procurement of road maintenance equipment was signed on 10 June 2015; equipment was delivered in the first quarter 2016. Works for development of a national road safety action plan and traffic safety-related training and public campaigns in the project area are ongoing.

(3) Feeder road improvement and maintenance: The selection committee (comprising staffs from MOT and local road maintenance units, representatives at both village and district level, and PMC consultant) preliminary identified about 30 km of feeder roads in each in Ayni and Panjakent district. Contracts for improvement of rural roads in both districts were signed on 9 June 2015; rehabilitation works are ongoing.

(4) Border post infrastructure upgrading: The works at Sarazm custom border post will comprise the design and construction of an administrative building, customs control building (terminal), canteen, storehouses, checkpoints, bus scanner shelters, toilet buildings, dog cages, disinfection barrier, and asphalted light vehicles parking and other vehicle transit and movement areas, street lighting, landscaping etc. and other associated works including internal and external engineering services. The contract for Sarazm Border Infrastructure Improvement was awarded on 16 October 2015. The works started in November 2015 with expected completion by June 2016.

Geographical Location Ayni/Sughd Province,Panjakent/Sughd Province

Safeguard Categories

Environment B
Involuntary Resettlement B
Indigenous Peoples C

Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects

Environmental Aspects 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.
Involuntary Resettlement 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.
Indigenous Peoples No indigenous peoples are living in the project area
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
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.

Business Opportunities

Consulting Services 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.
Procurement 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.

Responsible Staff

Responsible ADB Officer Farrukh Nuriddinov
Responsible ADB Department Central and West Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Tajikistan Resident Mission
Executing Agencies
Ministry of Transport
MT-RT@MAIL.RU
14, Aini Street
Dushanbe 734042
Tajikistan

Timetable

Concept Clearance 08 Feb 2012
Fact Finding 31 May 2012 to 14 Jun 2012
MRM 20 Jul 2012
Approval -
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 28 Mar 2016

GrantĀ 0301-TAJ

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
11 Sep 2012 02 Oct 2012 05 Nov 2012 30 Sep 2016 - -
Financing Plan Grant Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 122.00 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 100.00 11 Sep 2012 96.34 0.00 96%
Counterpart 22.00 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 11 Sep 2012 77.70 0.00 78%
Status of Covenants
Category Sector Safeguards Social Financial Economic Others
Rating - - - - - Satisfactory

LoanĀ 8259-TAJ

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
12 Sep 2012 30 Oct 2012 03 Dec 2012 30 Sep 2016 - -
Financing Plan Loan Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 14.00 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 0.00 12 Sep 2012 0.00 14.00 100%
Counterpart 0.00 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 14.00 12 Sep 2012 0.00 13.67 98%
Status of Covenants
Category Sector Safeguards Social Financial Economic Others
Rating - - - - - Satisfactory

 
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