Kyrgyz Republic: Southern Transport Corridor Road Rehabilitation Project

Sovereign Project | 36257-013

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Project Name Southern Transport Corridor Road Rehabilitation Project
Project Number 36257-013
Country Kyrgyz Republic
Project Status Closed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Loan
Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
Loan 2106-KGZ: Southern Transport Corridor Road Rehabilitation Project
Asian Development Fund US$ 32.80 million
TA 4444-KGZ: Improving Road Maintenance and Strengthening the Transport Corridor Management Department
Japan Special Fund US$ 800,000.00
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change
Sector / Subsector

Transport - Road transport (non-urban)

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Some gender elements
Description The Project's objective is to promote economic growth and reduce poverty by improving the transport network by increasing regional trade and cooperation through rehabilitation of the road linking the Kyrgyz Republic, Uzbekistan, and the PRC. The Project will reduce the cost of road transport and improve access to markets for people living along the road. The scope of the Project includes (a) improvement of about 120 km of the two-lane highway from Osh to Gulcha to Sopu Korgon; (b) consulting services for construction supervision and monitoring and evaluation; and (c) procurement of maintenance equipment to maintain the entire Osh-Sary Tash-Irkeshtam road. Parts of the road section from Sary Tash to Irkeshtam will also be rehabilitated using cofinancing from the PRC.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy

The Project will promote economic growth and poverty reduction in the Kyrgyz Republic by rehabilitating a section of the Osh-Sary Tash-Irkeshtam road, which will extend the rehabilitated Bishkek to Osh corridor further into the southern region of the Kyrgyz Republic and to neighboring countries. The Project will foster regional cooperation by rehabilitating a key transport corridor linking the Kyrgyz Republic, PRC, and Uzbekistan. The project road links the population and production centers of Uzbekistan's part of the Fergana Valley and Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region in the PRC.

The Osh-Sary Tash-Irkeshtam road link important commercial centers in the Kyrgyz Republic, PRC and Uzbekistan. The road also provides connections to Afghanistans and Tajikistan to the south and to Almaty, other cities in Kazakhstan, and the Russian Federation to the north. At SaryTash, there is a junction with the road leading to the border with Tajikistan. At Osh, the project connects to the Bishkek-Almaty road. By providing an intermodal link between the railway networks of the PRC and Uzbekistan, which terminate in Kashgar and Osh respectively, rehabilitation of the project road will enable the formation of a comprehensive intermodal transporation network extending from Western Europe to the coastal regions of the PRC.

Project Outcome
Description of Outcome
Progress Toward Outcome
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs
Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)
Geographical Location Kyrgyzstan - Uzbekistan border and PRC - Kyrgyzstan border
Safeguard Categories
Environment B
Involuntary Resettlement C
Indigenous Peoples C
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design
During Project Implementation
Business Opportunities
Consulting Services International consulting services for 57 person-months will be provided under the Project 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 totaling 500 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 surveys and data analysis. The consultants to be financed under the loan will be recruited in accordance with ADB's Guidelines on the Use of Consultants and other arrangements satisfactory to ADB on the selection and engagement of domestic consultants. The quality- and cost-based selection method will be used in selecting the consultants.
Procurement Goods and services financed by the ADB loan will be procured 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. Supply contracts not exceeding $500,000 will be procured through international shopping. Civil works have been packaged into two contracts, which will be financed following international competitive bidding procedures. Advance procurement action was approved on 13 July 2004.
Responsible ADB Officer Mirdin Eshenaliev
Responsible ADB Department Central and West Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Kyrgyz Resident Mission
Executing Agencies
Ministry of Transport and Communications
Mr. K.Mamaev
42 Isanov str., Bishkek, Kyrgyz Republic
Concept Clearance 07 Mar 2004
Fact Finding 16 Mar 2004 to 30 Mar 2004
MRM 13 Jul 2004
Approval 23 Nov 2004
Last Review Mission -
PDS Creation Date 27 Feb 2007
Last PDS Update 15 Apr 2010

Loan 2106-KGZ

Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
23 Nov 2004 21 Feb 2005 28 Jul 2005 31 Mar 2009 30 Sep 2010 04 Nov 2010
Financing Plan Loan Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 39.51 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 32.80 23 Nov 2004 32.29 0.00 99%
Counterpart 6.71 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 23 Nov 2004 32.71 0.00 100%

TA 4444-KGZ

Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
23 Nov 2004 01 Feb 2005 01 Feb 2005 28 Feb 2007 31 May 2008 -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
800,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 800,000.00 23 Nov 2004 724,550.32

Safeguard Documents

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Title Document Type Document Date
Southern Transport Corridor Road Rehabilitation Project Initial Environmental Examination Jan 2007

Evaluation Documents

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