Tajikistan: Sustainable Access for Isolated Rural Communities

Sovereign Project | 41038-012

Summary

To restore access for the isolated rural communities in the Rasht Rayon who presently have to travel up to 80 km detour to access the road to Dushanbe and Tajikabad center as a result of the flood that washed away a bridge on the Surkhob River in August 2006. The Project will contribute to sustainable economic development and social stability by fostering improved connectivity and mobility for economically marginalized rural poor to partake in normal daily economic activities. It will further assist the self-sufficiency of the affected rural villagers by empowering locals to be accountable for their infrastructure maintenance needs.

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Project Name Sustainable Access for Isolated Rural Communities
Project Number 41038-012
Country Tajikistan
Project Status Closed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Grant
Source of Funding / Amount
Grant 9111-TAJ: Sustainable Access for Isolated Rural Communities
Japan Fund for Poverty Reduction US$ 2.00 million
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change
Sector / Subsector Transport - Transport policies and institutional development
Gender Equity and Mainstreaming
Description To restore access for the isolated rural communities in the Rasht Rayon who presently have to travel up to 80 km detour to access the road to Dushanbe and Tajikabad center as a result of the flood that washed away a bridge on the Surkhob River in August 2006. The Project will contribute to sustainable economic development and social stability by fostering improved connectivity and mobility for economically marginalized rural poor to partake in normal daily economic activities. It will further assist the self-sufficiency of the affected rural villagers by empowering locals to be accountable for their infrastructure maintenance needs.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy The Project is consistent with the Medium Term Strategy II (2006-2008); Country Strategy and Program Update (2006-2008); the Government s Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper (2006); and Poverty Reduction Partnership Agreement (2002)
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 Rasht rayon (district)
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 and local consultants will be engaged individually by the Executing Agency in accordance with ADB's Guidelines on the Use of Consultants (2007, as amended from time to time) and with no objection from MOTC. Consulting services will be conducted over 24 months, requiring approximately 21.5 person-months of international consultancy and 26 person-months of domestic consultancy.
Procurement All procurement under the project will be in accordance with ADB's Procurement Guidelines (2007, as amended from time to time). National competitive bidding will be used. The estimated cost of each contract package should be less than $10,000 and designed to use local labor as far as is practical. Safety equipment, such as mobile signage and protective clothing will be procured for less than $10,000. For contracts above 10,000, competititve bidding and preapproval by ADB is required. Road maintenance contracts will be structured to maximize the use of local labor and materials. Local small-scale contractors with expertise and training in labor-intensive construction and maintenance will be preferred and engaged by the PIU with the assistance of the project manager.
Responsible ADB Officer Farrukh Nuriddinov
Responsible ADB Department Central and West Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Tajikistan Resident Mission
Executing Agencies
Ministry of TransportNizom Hakimovpiurr@tojikiston.comAyni, 734046 Dushanbe, Tajikistan
Timetable
Concept Clearance 29 Jan 2007
Fact Finding 14 Feb 2007 to 17 Feb 2007
MRM -
Approval 23 Oct 2007
Last Review Mission -
PDS Creation Date 29 Feb 2008
Last PDS Update 27 Oct 2010

Grant 9111-TAJ

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
23 Oct 2007 30 Nov 2007 30 Nov 2007 30 May 2010 - 16 Sep 2010
Financing Plan Grant Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 2.00 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 0.00 23 Oct 2007 0.00 1.99 99%
Counterpart 0.00 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 2.00 23 Oct 2007 0.00 1.99 99%

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