Kazakhstan: CAREC Transport Corridor 1 (Zhambyl Oblast Section) Investment Program - Tranche 2

Sovereign Project | 41121-033 Status: Closed

Summary

ADB is helping Kazakhstan improve a key road that will contribute to increasing domestic and regional trade. The second project will reconstruct 79 kilometers of the highway in Zhambyl Oblast. This will be part of the Central Asian Regional Economic Cooperation Transport Corridor I, running from Khorgos city through Almaty and Shymkent to the Russian Federation's western border.

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Project Name CAREC Transport Corridor 1 (Zhambyl Oblast Section) Investment Program - Tranche 2
Project Number 41121-033
Country Kazakhstan
Project Status Closed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Loan
Source of Funding / Amount
Loan 2562-KAZ: MFF CAREC Transport Corridor I (Zhambyl Oblast Section) [Western Europe-Western People's Republic of China International Transit Corridor] Investment Program - Project 2
Ordinary capital resources US$ 187.00 million
Loan: MFF CAREC Transport Corridor I (Zhambyl Oblast Section) [Western Europe-Western People's Republic of China International Transit Corridor] Investment Program - Project 2
Islamic Development Bank US$ 170.00 million
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
Regional integration
Drivers of Change Governance and capacity development
Sector / Subsector

Transport - Road transport (non-urban)

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Some gender elements
Description
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy
Impact

Project Outcome

Description of Outcome
Progress Toward Outcome Road users benefit from the completed road sections (Km 358.6-389.4, Km 310.5-358.6 and Km 536-593).
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs
Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)

Reconstruction of the following road sections were completed (i) km 358.6-389.4 in December 2012, (ii) km 310.5-358.6 in August 2013, and (iii) km 536-593 in January 2013. All road sections are open to traffic.

Works at Merke depot were completed as of Q2 2015 while works in other depots are ongoing.

Geographical Location Zhambyl Oblast

Safeguard Categories

Environment A
Involuntary Resettlement A
Indigenous Peoples C

Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects

Environmental Aspects

There are no expected major negative impacts. The environmental impacts of the project road and prescribed environmental protection and mitigation measures cost about $1.0 million. The EA paid attention to potential impacts during construction, which include mismanagement of earthwork and aggregate site operations, mismanagement of lead contaminated soils, mismanagement of construction camp wastes and fuels, mismanagement of asphalt and concrete production, air pollution during construction, and bridge and culvert replacement and repair; implemented immediate remediation for any non-compliance with the EMP; and ensured that contractors take full responsibility for implementing the EMP.

EMP implementation is monitored through review missions, project progress reports, and bi-annual environmental monitoring reports.

Involuntary Resettlement

The civil works for the km 310.5-389.4 road section require additional 151.8 hectares of land, and resettlement of 178 affected land users. The preliminary estimate for resettlement costs is $0.73 million. The EA completed relocating or reconstructing the affected structures/businesses before civil works start, and paying appropriate compensation before displacing affected persons; ensured that contractors take full responsibility for implementing the LARP; implemented immediate remediation for any non-compliance with the LARP; and ensured that they have regular consultation to resolve and follow up on matters raised by the public.

Supplemental LARP was prepared for newly identified APs.

LARP implemention is monitored through review missions, project progress reports, and bi-annual LAR internal monitoring reports and annual LAR external monitoring reports.

Indigenous Peoples The Project has no impact on indigenous peoples.
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design

A number of consultations with raion (district) akimats and affected persons in the road sections, local officials (Akims, Deputy Akims, land allocation offices), and design firms have been conducted by IA since 2007. A census of all affected households and socioeconomic surveys of a 20% sample of the affected households were undertaken in May 2009 to assess resettlement impacts. As part of the preparation of the EIA extensive public consultations were undertaken from mid-2008 to early 2009, including two public hearings in two major towns (Kulan and Merke) along the sections. Questions and concerns related to the project were noted. Compensation issues and crossings for animals were among the common concerns raised in the consultations. Such concerns were incorporated in the environmental mitigation plan and land acquisition and resettlement plan.

A second round of public hearings was held in September 2009. The results and safeguard provisions for the Project were made available to all participants through a translated version of the EMP, which is the core of the EIA.

During Project Implementation Public consultations are held during implementation, as needed. Grievance redress mechanism was set up in 2010. The establishment of Coordination Liaison Group (CLG) strengthens the grievance mechanism. A CLG Coordinator was engaged to monitor and report complaints, and facilitate resolution.

Business Opportunities

Consulting Services The Project required 77 person-months of international consulting services and 336 person-months of national consulting services for construction supervision. Recruitment of ADB-financed consultants followed ADB's Guidelines on the Use of Consultants and the procurement plan for the project. Selection method adopted ADB's quality- and cost-based selection procedures with full technical proposal requirement.
Procurement Procurement of civil works followed ADB's Procurement Guidelines, and the project procurement plans. International competitive bidding (ICB) was used for civil works over $3 million, and national competitive bidding (NCB) for civil works for contracts not exceeding $3 million. All relevant sections of ADB's Anticorruption Policy were reflected in all bidding and contractual documents. Before commencement of NCB procurement, ADB and MOTC reviewed the Government's procurement procedures to ensure consistency with ADB requirements.

Responsible Staff

Responsible ADB Officer Almazbek Galiev
Responsible ADB Department Central and West Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Transport and Communications Division, CWRD
Executing Agencies
Ministry of Investment and Development
Dulat Kuterbekov
Tel#(7-7172) 299061 / Fax#(7-7170) 243705
47 Kabanbai Batyr Ave, Transport Tower, Astana 010000, Kazakhstan

Timetable

Concept Clearance 19 Feb 2008
Fact Finding -
MRM 05 Sep 2009
Approval -
Last Review Mission -
PDS Creation Date 08 Jul 2009
Last PDS Update 11 Sep 2015

Loan 2562-KAZ

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
07 Oct 2009 03 Dec 2009 13 Apr 2010 30 Jun 2015 - 22 Oct 2015
Financing Plan Loan Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 415.00 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 187.00 07 Oct 2009 184.66 0.00 100%
Counterpart 58.00 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 170.00 07 Oct 2009 184.66 0.00 100%
Status of Covenants
Category Sector Safeguards Social Financial Economic Others
Rating - Satisfactory Satisfactory Satisfactory - Satisfactory

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.

Title Document Type Document Date
CAREC Transport Corridor 1 (Zhambyl Oblast Section) [Western Europe-Western PRC International Transit Corridor] Investment Program – Project 2: Final Environmental Monitoring Report Environmental Monitoring Reports Dec 2014
CAREC Transport Corridor 1 (Zhambyl Oblast Section) Investment Program - Tranche 2: Environmental Monitoring Report (July-December 2013) Environmental Monitoring Reports Mar 2014
CAREC Transport Corridor I (Zhambyl Oblast Section) Investment Program - Tranche 2: Bi-Annual Social Report (July - December 2013) Social Monitoring Reports Mar 2014
CAREC Transport Corridor 1 (Zhambyl Oblast Section) Investment Program - Tranche 2: LARP External Monitoring Report Social Monitoring Reports Nov 2013
CAREC Transport Corridor 1 (Zhambyl Oblast Section) Investment Program - Tranche 2: Environmental Monitoring Report (January-June 2013) Environmental Monitoring Reports Sep 2013
CAREC Transport Corridor 1 (Zhambyl Oblast Section) Investment Program - Tranche 2: Biannual Social Monitoring Report (January-June 2013) Social Monitoring Reports Sep 2013
CAREC Transport Corridor 1 (Zhambyl Oblast Section) Investment Program - Tranche 2: (Km 310.5-Km 389.4) Resettlement Plan Resettlement Plans Jul 2013
MFF CAREC Transport Corridor 1 (Zhambyl Oblast Section) [Western Europe-Western People’s Republic of China International Transit Corridor] Investment Program – Project 2: Biannual Environmental Monitoring Report (July-December 2012) Environmental Monitoring Reports Dec 2012
CAREC Transport Corridor 1 (Zhambyl Oblast Section) Investment Program - Tranche 2: Biannual Social Monitoring Report (July-December 2012) Social Monitoring Reports Dec 2012
MFF CAREC Transport Corridor 1 (Zhambyl Oblast Section) [Western Europe-Western People’s Republic of China International Transit Corridor] Investment Program – Project 2: Biannual Environmental Monitoring Report (January-June 2012) Environmental Monitoring Reports Jul 2012
Отчет по внешнему мониторингу внедрения Плана изъятия земли и переселения (ПИЗП) на Проекте 2, не перепроектированный участок (км 331 - км 389,5) Жамбылская область Social Monitoring Reports Jun 2012
Отчет по внешнему мониторингу внедрения Плана изъятия земли и переселения (ПИЗП) на Транше 2, перепроектированный участок (км 305 - км 331) Жамбылская область Social Monitoring Reports Jun 2012
Compliance Monitoring Report on the Land Acquisition and Resettlement Plan (LARP) for Tranche 2, non-redesigned section (km 331-389.5) Zhambyl Oblast Social Monitoring Reports Jun 2012
Compliance Monitoring Report on the Land Acquisition and Resettlement Plan (LARP) for Tranche 2, redesigned section (km 305-331) Zhambyl Oblast Social Monitoring Reports Jun 2012
CAREC Transport Corridor I (Zhambyl Oblast Section) [Western Europe-Western People's Republic of China International Transit Corridor] Investment Program - Project 2 Social Monitoring Reports Jun 2011
MFF: CAREC Transport Corridor 1 (Zhambyl Oblast Section) [Western Europe-Western People's Republic of China International Transit Corridor] Investment Program- Project 2: Km 305-Km 331 (Realigned Section) Resettlement Plans Mar 2011
CAREC Transport Corridor 1 (Zhambyl Oblast Section) [Western Europe–Western People’s Republic of China International Transit Corridor] Investment Program—Tranche 2: Km 310.5–Km 389.4 Road Section Resettlement Plans Dec 2009
CAREC Transport Corridor 1 (Zhambyl Oblast Section) [Western Europe-Western People Resettlement Plans Dec 2009
MFF CAREC Transport Corridor I (Zhambyl Oblast Section) [Western Europe-Western People's Republic of China International Transit Corridor] Investment Program - Project 2 Summary Environmental Impact Assessments May 2009
CAREC Transport Corridor 1 (Zhambyl Oblast Section) Investment Program: Tranche 2 Summary Environmental Impact Assessments May 2009

Evaluation Documents See also: Independent Evaluation

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