Tajikistan: Dushanbe-Kyrgyz Border Road Rehabilitation Project, Phase II (TAJ)

Sovereign Project | 38236-022

Summary

The project of L2196-TAJ was approved in 2005, as a government priority. It aims to rehabilitate the road from Dushanbe to the border with the Kyrgyz Republic - part of the CAREC Transport corridors 3 and 5. The supplementary grant will reinforce that project's development impact, outcome and outputs. It will complete the entire Dushanbe-Kyrgyz border road (the road). The supplementary grant original outputs are (i) the rehabilitated road section from Obigarm to Nurobod (km 95-140), (ii) the repaired emergency bypass road at km 110-112, (iii) the improved central section from Nurobod to Nimich (km 140-217) and (iv) the upgraded border section at Karamyk. This grant financing will improve 127-km of the road and 7-km of the bypass road.

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Project Name Dushanbe-Kyrgyz Border Road Rehabilitation Project, Phase II (TAJ)
Project Number 38236-022
Country Tajikistan
Project Status Closed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Grant
Loan
Source of Funding / Amount
Grant 0023-TAJ: Dushanbe-Kyrgyz Border Road Rehabilitation Project, Phase II (Supplementary)
Asian Development Fund US$ 500,000.00
Loan 2196-TAJ: Dushanbe-Kyrgyz Border Road Rehabilitation Project, Phase II (Supplementary)
Asian Development Fund US$ 29.50 million
Grant 0154-TAJ: Dushanbe-Kyrgyz Border Road Rehabilitation Project, Phase II (Supplementary)
Asian Development Fund US$ 20.00 million
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
Regional integration
Drivers of Change
Sector / Subsector Transport - Road transport (non-urban)
Gender Equity and Mainstreaming
Description The project of L2196-TAJ was approved in 2005, as a government priority. It aims to rehabilitate the road from Dushanbe to the border with the Kyrgyz Republic - part of the CAREC Transport corridors 3 and 5. The supplementary grant will reinforce that project's development impact, outcome and outputs. It will complete the entire Dushanbe-Kyrgyz border road (the road). The supplementary grant original outputs are (i) the rehabilitated road section from Obigarm to Nurobod (km 95-140), (ii) the repaired emergency bypass road at km 110-112, (iii) the improved central section from Nurobod to Nimich (km 140-217) and (iv) the upgraded border section at Karamyk. This grant financing will improve 127-km of the road and 7-km of the bypass road.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy The road is a flagship road in Tajikistan and is part of the CAREC Transport Corridors 3 and 5 under the CAREC Transport and Trade Facilitation Strategy - connecting Afghanistan, Kazakhstan, the Kyrgyz Republic, the People's Republic of China (PRC), Tajikistan and Uzbekistan. Because of its poor conditions, the road obstructs regional trade and domestic commercial activities. The rehabilitated project road will spur regional connectivity, trade and jobs. Directly, it will reduce travel time and transport costs, and improve road safety. It will offer higher prices for agricultural products and lower prices for imports. Improved access will encourage commercial activities among rural communities and the country's capital, Dushanbe, elevating the welfare of communities, businesses and people. It will support public service delivery along the road, and thereby assist the poor, women and children.
Impact Supplementary finance complements the Project's impact of restoring an integrated and efficient regional road transport and trade link.
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome Original project outcome reinforced; improved access to markets and social services.
Progress Toward Outcome All the work at km 95-217 were completed by October 2012, and the section is fully open to traffic. Maintenance goods were installed by June 2013 at the Karamyk border and other designated areas and are well utilized by the executing agency (Ministry of Transport) for realizing smooth traffic. ADB fielded the project completion review mission in February/March 2013.
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs

1. Rehabilitation of 127 km of the project corridor

2. Improvement of 7 km of the emergency bypass road

3. Regular maintenance system implemented at Karamyk Section (km 337-346)

Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)

Rehabilitated 72.9 km of the section at km 140-217.

Rehabilitated 27 km of the section at km 95-140 (12 km at km 95-107 and 15 km in total at km 112-140).

Constructed emergency bypass in 2011.

All the equipment were procured, delivered and assembled at the designated sites, in accordance with the requirement in the contract. The entire works were completed in June 2013.

Geographical Location Obigarm-Nimich, Karamyk border section,Republic of Tajikistan
Safeguard Categories
Environment C
Involuntary Resettlement C
Indigenous Peoples C
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
Environmental Aspects During implementation, semi-annual safeguard monitoring reports were submitted in accordance with the Grant Agreement and the Project Administration Manual (PAM). The construction supervision consultant closely monitored the contractors' full compliance with their site-specific environmental management plans, and the contractors met with the requirement of submitting regular safeguard monitoring reports.
Involuntary Resettlement Throughout the project, no land acquisition and resettlement activity was involved. Nonetheless, the construction supervision consultant monitored closely any impact from social safeguard perspectives during implementation.
Indigenous Peoples Not applicable.
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design Due diligence was carried out during preparation and implementation-covering technical, social, and safeguards issues. In parallel to L2196-TAJ's implementation, nongovernment organizations and potential affected local communities were engaged during the project processing as needed.
During Project Implementation Due diligence works were carried out during implementation in technical, social and safeguard terms.
Business Opportunities
Consulting Services Construction supervision consultants are engaged in accordance with ADB's Guidelines on the Use of Consultants (2007, as amended from time to time) by varying the existing contracts under L2196 and G0085. The Government of Tajikistan engages audit service consultants under coordination with Tajikistan Resident Mission (block audit).
Procurement MOT procured contractors for civil works in accordance with ADB's Procurement Guidelines (2007, as amended from time to time). International and national competitive bidding was applied, as well as varying the existing contracts. This will ensure continuity, and adherence to existing implementation schedules. The same arrangement is applied to the procurement of goods.
Responsible ADB Officer Rika Idei
Responsible ADB Department Central and West Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Transport and Communications Division, CWRD
Executing Agencies
Ministry of HealthMr.Ruziev16 Shevchenko St.
Dushanbe
Tajikistan
Ministry of TransportMr. Shokulov Ismonkul Salimovich, Executive Director for Project Implementation Unit for Roads Rehabilitationpiurr@tojikiston.com14, Aini Street Dushanbe 734042 Tajikistan
Timetable
Concept Clearance 27 Apr 2009
Fact Finding 20 Mar 2009 to 23 Mar 2009
MRM 29 Apr 2009
Approval 17 Nov 2005
Last Review Mission -
PDS Creation Date 19 Mar 2008
Last PDS Update 08 Sep 2013

Grant 0023-TAJ

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
17 Nov 2005 14 Feb 2006 13 Mar 2006 31 Dec 2009 - 19 Jan 2010
Financing Plan Grant Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 0.50 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 0.50 17 Nov 2005 0.49 0.00 98%
Counterpart 0.00 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 17 Nov 2005 0.49 0.00 98%
Status of Covenants
Category Sector Safeguards Social Financial Economic Others
Rating - Satisfactory Satisfactory - - Satisfactory

Grant 0154-TAJ

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
24 Jul 2009 07 Aug 2009 03 Sep 2009 31 Dec 2012 30 Jun 2013 30 Aug 2013
Financing Plan Grant Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 25.00 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 20.00 24 Jul 2009 20.00 0.00 100%
Counterpart 5.00 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 24 Jul 2009 20.00 0.00 100%
Status of Covenants
Category Sector Safeguards Social Financial Economic Others
Rating - Satisfactory Satisfactory - - Satisfactory

Loan 2196-TAJ

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
17 Nov 2005 14 Feb 2006 13 Mar 2006 31 Dec 2009 30 Sep 2010 16 Nov 2010
Financing Plan Loan Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 29.50 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 29.50 17 Nov 2005 31.21 0.00 100%
Counterpart 0.00 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 17 Nov 2005 31.21 0.00 100%
Status of Covenants
Category Sector Safeguards Social Financial Economic Others
Rating - Satisfactory Satisfactory - - Satisfactory

Evaluation Documents

See also: Independent Evaluation
Title Document Type Document Date
Tajikistan: Dushanbe–Kyrgyz Border Road Rehabilitation Project, Phase II Validations of Project Completion Reports Dec 2014

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