Regional: Facilitation of Transport Cooperation Among Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation Countries (Phase I)

Sovereign Project | 39540-012

Summary

The impact of the TA is facilitation of transport cooperation among Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation (CAREC) countries to achieve sustainable and inclusive economic development in the region. The TA has the following components: (i) support for TSCC activities, and (ii) preparation of a prefeasibility study of improving three regional roads (i.e., the road from Bishkek in the Kyrgyz Republic to Kashi in the PRC via Torugart, the Dushanbe-Tursunzade road in Tajikistan, and the Angren-Gulistan road in Uzbekistan).

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Project Name Facilitation of Transport Cooperation Among Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation Countries (Phase I)
Project Number 39540-012
Country Regional
Project Status Closed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 6294-REG: Facilitation of Transport Cooperation Among Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation Countries (Phase I)
Japan Special Fund US$ 650,000.00
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
Regional integration
Drivers of Change
Sector / Subsector Transport - Transport policies and institutional development
Gender Equity and Mainstreaming No gender elements
Description The impact of the TA is facilitation of transport cooperation among Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation (CAREC) countries to achieve sustainable and inclusive economic development in the region. The TA has the following components: (i) support for TSCC activities, and (ii) preparation of a prefeasibility study of improving three regional roads (i.e., the road from Bishkek in the Kyrgyz Republic to Kashi in the PRC via Torugart, the Dushanbe-Tursunzade road in Tajikistan, and the Angren-Gulistan road in Uzbekistan).
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy The TA is consistent with ADB s Regional Cooperation Strategy and Program for Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation (CAREC). Since 1997 ADB has been promoting the CAREC Program. ADB s Regional Cooperation Strategy and Program (RCSP) for CAREC Countries aims to increase trade and integration with large markets, reduce transport costs and facilitate transit, improve supplies of energy, and tackle negative externalities. The latest RCSP update for CAREC countries reconfirms transport as a priority sector for ADB assistance. ADB is the lead agency in coordinating transport cooperation activities under CAREC.
Impact
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome
Progress Toward Outcome
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs
Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)
Geographical Location The road from Bishkek in the Kyrgyz Republic to Kashi in the PRC via Torugart; the Dunshanbe-Tursunzade road in Tajikistan, and the Angren-Gulistan road in Uzbekistan.
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 The TA will require 58.5 person-months of consultant inputs (17.5 international and 41.0 domestic). This includes (i) a consulting firm for 34.5 person-months (17.5 international and 17 domestic) for prefeasibility study on development and improvement of four selected regional transport corridors, and (ii) an individual domestic consultant for 24 person-months for support to TSCC activities. The international consultant's team for prefeasibility study on development and improvement of four selected regional transport corridors will comprise a transport economist/team leader, a road engineer, a railway specialist, a social development specialist, and an environment specialist. The international consultant will be supported by domestic consultant with same expertise. The governments of the CAREC countries to be involved in the prefeasibility studies of the selected transport corridors (i.e., Azerbaijan, Kyrgyz Republic, PRC, Tajikistan, and Uzbekistan) will provide offices with appropriate furnishings, counterpart staff, and administrative support to the consultant. The individual domestic consultant for support to TSCC activities will have experience and expertise in regional transport cooperation. All the consultants will be engaged by ADB in accordance with the Guidelines on the Use of Consultants by Asian Development Bank and its Borrowers and other arrangements acceptable to ADB for selecting and engaging domestic consultants. The consulting firm will be recruited according to ADB's quality- and cost-based selection method under simplified technical proposals.
Responsible ADB Officer Hong Wang
Responsible ADB Department Central and West Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Transport and Communications Division, CWRD
Executing Agencies
Asian Development Bank6 ADB Avenue, Mandaluyong
Metro Manila, Philippines
P.O. Box 789, 1099 Manila,
Philippines
Timetable
Concept Clearance 10 Mar 2005
Fact Finding 12 Oct 2005 to 13 Oct 2005
MRM -
Approval 21 Dec 2005
Last Review Mission -
PDS Creation Date 03 May 2006
Last PDS Update 14 Feb 2008

TA 6294-REG

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
21 Dec 2005 - 21 Dec 2005 31 Dec 2007 30 Jun 2008 -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
650,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 650,000.00 21 Dec 2005 567,394.49

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