Kyrgyz Republic: Regional Customs Modernization and Infrastructure Development Project (KGZ)

Sovereign Project | 38177-013 Status: Closed

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Project Name Regional Customs Modernization and Infrastructure Development Project (KGZ)
Project Number 38177-013
Country Kyrgyz Republic
Project Status Closed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Loan
Source of Funding / Amount
Loan 2113-KGZ: Regional Customs Modernization and Infrastructure Development Project (KGZ)
Asian Development Fund US$ 7.50 million
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
Regional integration
Drivers of Change Governance and capacity development
Sector / Subsector

Industry and trade - Trade and services

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming No gender elements
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy

Project Outcome

Description of Outcome
Progress Toward Outcome Project is closed as scheduled on 31 December 2012. The project has broadly achieved its outcomes.
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs
Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)










Geographical Location Kyrgyz Republic

Safeguard Categories

Environment C
Involuntary Resettlement C
Indigenous Peoples C

Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects

Environmental Aspects The Project will have no direct negative impacts on water supply, sewerage, energy systems or waste disposal. It is concluded that the environmental impact of the project is minimal and can be kept to acceptable levels by implementing simple mitigation measures where appropriate. Therefore, it is recommended that the project be classified as Environmental Category C and a full environmental impact assessment would not be required.
Involuntary Resettlement None
Indigenous Peoples None
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design Consultation with Government agencies and nongovernment organizations during the implementation of the PPTA.
During Project Implementation A Project Steering Committee (PSC) has been established to guide the overall direction and coordinate issues related to Project implementation. The PSC serves as an additional mechanism for private sector participation in customs modernization in addition to the Consultatvie Council where Customs and private sector stakeholders meet regularly to discuss customs related issues and address major non-trade barriers facing traders and their representatives. Members of the PSC will meet two times a year or as needed. To oversee the daily implementation of the Project, a Project Management Office (PMO) was set up within the State Customs Services.

Business Opportunities

Consulting Services The Project will finance international and domestic consulting services to assist the PMO in project implementation. The terms of reference for the consultant services include systems analysis and design (technical specifications, hardware and software strategy), systems development/integration, systems implementation, and project management advices. About 20 person-months of international and 45 person-months of domestic consulting services will be required. The consultants will be engaged either as individuals, and/or consulting firm(s) of international consultants with domestic associates to be selected following the quality-and cost-based selection (QCBS) method, in accordance with ADB's Guidelines on the Use of Consultants. The implementing agency and ADB have agreed that most of the consultants will be hired through a firm. Domestic consultants will be selected and engaged in accordance with arrangements satisfactory to ADB. Advance recruitment of consultants will be undertaken in accordance with ADB's Guidelines on the Use of Consultants. The Government was informed that approval of advance action does not commit ADB to finance the Project or to finance the recruitment cost.

All services, supplies and equipment to be financed by ADB will be procured in accordance with ADB's Guidelines for Procurement. Equipment and materials for packages valued at $500,000 or more will be procured through international competitive bidding procedures. Some supply contracts and certain items estimated to cost less than $500,000 will be procured using international shopping procedures. Minor items of equipment and materials costing at $100,000 or less will be procured through direct purchase.

Civil work contracts estimated at $1 million equivalent or more will be carried out among pre-qualified contractors using international competitive bidding procedures, while those valued below $1 million equivalent will be carried out using local competitive bidding procedures acceptable to ADB. Force account will be applied to border-post infrastructure development. The upper limit for a force account works package will be $50,000.

Responsible Staff

Responsible ADB Officer Gulkayr Tentieva
Responsible ADB Department Central and West Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Kyrgyz Resident Mission
Executing Agencies
Ministry of Finance
Public Debt Department Room 500
58 Erkindik Boulevard
Bishkek 720040, Kyrgzy Republic


Concept Clearance 25 Nov 2003
Fact Finding 19 Jun 2004 to 24 Jun 2004
MRM 27 Jul 2004
Approval -
Last Review Mission -
PDS Creation Date 14 Dec 2006
Last PDS Update 19 Apr 2013

Loan 2113-KGZ

Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
26 Nov 2004 24 Feb 2005 23 Feb 2006 30 Jun 2010 31 Dec 2012 18 Apr 2013
Financing Plan Loan Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 9.37 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 7.50 26 Nov 2004 7.01 0.00 100%
Counterpart 1.87 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 26 Nov 2004 7.01 0.00 100%
Status of Covenants
Category Sector Safeguards Social Financial Economic Others
Rating - - - Satisfactory - Satisfactory
Title Document Type Document Date
Regional Customs Modernization and Infrastructure Development Project Project/Program Completion Reports Jun 2014
Regional Customs Modernization and Infrastructure Development Project Project/Program Administration Manual Dec 2004
Regional Customs Modernization and Infrastructure Development Project Reports and Recommendations of the President Nov 2004
Regional Customs Modernization and Infrastructure Development Project Reports and Recommendations of the President Oct 2004

Safeguard Documents See also: Safeguards

Safeguard documents provided at the time of project/facility approval may also be found in the list of linked documents provided with the Report and Recommendation of the President.

None currently available.

Evaluation Documents See also: Independent Evaluation

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