Uzbekistan: MFF - Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation Corridor 2 Road Investment Program

Sovereign Project | 42107-013 Status: Active

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Project Name MFF - Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation Corridor 2 Road Investment Program
Project Number 42107-013
Country Uzbekistan
Project Status Active
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Loan
Source of Funding / Amount
MFF Facility Concept 0042-UZB: MFF - Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation Corridor 2 Road Investment Program
Ordinary capital resources US$ 240.00 million
Asian Development Fund US$ 360.00 million
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change
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
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs
Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues) Three tranches have been approved under the MFF. Tranche 1 (Loan 2635-UZB) was closed in December 2014 while Tranches 2 (L2746-UZB) and 3 (Loan 2868-UZB) are still under implementation. Overall implementation is slow owing to extreme weather conditions in the desert area, financial difficulties faced by contractors, delays in obtaining materials, and procedural delays within the government. All issues have been resolved and construction work is progressing satisfactory.
Geographical Location Bukhara, Khorezm, and Karakalpakstan Republic

Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects

Environmental Aspects

Project 1 is classified as category B for environment as it does not have major environmental impacts. In line with ADB''s Safeguard Policy Statement (SPS) 2009, the Republican Road Fund prepared an environment assessment and review framework (EARF) for the investment program and an initial environmental examination (IEE) for Project 1. Detailed design of civil works was carried out in accordance with the SPS 2009 and applicable laws and regulations in Uzbekistan. Contract agreement with civil works contractor specifically includes the environmental requirements.

Project 2 is classified as category B for environment as no major negative environmental impacts are expected. IEE and the Environmental Management Plan (EMP) were prepared as per SPS 2009. The bidding documents include details of the environmental management and monitoring requirements.

Project 3 is classified as environmental category B. The Republican Road Fund prepared the IEE, which is found to be in compliance with the requirements of the SPS 2009. Public consultations including two public hearings in two locations along the project road were held in August 2010. Further consultations were carried out in December 2011. The English version of the IEE was posted on ADB's website on 1 March 2012, and the Russian version of the IEE has been available on the Road Fund's website. No major negative impacts are expected, and the effective implementation of the EMP will minimize and mitigate any adverse impacts during implementation. The tender and the contract documents contain details of the environmental management and monitoring requirements. The contractors will have primary responsibility for implementing the EMP. With assistance of supervision consultants, the Republican Road Fund will monitor the effectiveness of the contractor in complying with the requirements.

Involuntary Resettlement

Civil works under Project 1 do not involve land acquisition or involuntary resettlement. Project 1 is classified as category C for involuntary resettlement.

Project 2 is classified as category B for involuntary resettlement with a total of 0.84 hectare of land acquired affecting 16 people. The land acquisition and resettlement framework (LARF) for the investment program and land acquisition and resettlement plan (LARP) for Project 2 were developed as per SPS 2009 and disclosed on the ADB website. Compensation has been paid to all affected persons and the LARP compliance report was disclosed August 2014.

Project 3 is classified as category B for involuntary resettlement. The project will mainly follow the existing right-of-way and land acquisition and resettlement are minimal. A total of 0.61 ha of land will be acquired permanently (including abandoned and non-operating entities) and a total of 4 affected households have been identified, out of which 1 is operating and 3 are nonoperating. These entities are located in the desert areas along the project road. The total estimated cost of land acquisition and resettlement ($0.1 million) has been included in the project cost. A LARP compliance report was posted on ADB website in October 2015.

Indigenous Peoples Projects 1, 2, and 3 are classified category C for impact on indigenous peoples as defined under SPS 2009.
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design
During Project Implementation Stakeholder participation and consultation were conducted during project implementation.

Business Opportunities

Consulting Services All consulting services to be financed under the Facility will be procured in accordance with the Guidelines on the Use of Consultants by Asian Development Bank and Its Borrowers (2010, as amended from time to time).
Procurement All goods and services to be financed under the Facility will be procured in accordance with ADB's Procurement Guidelines (2010, as amended from time to time).

Responsible Staff

Responsible ADB Officer Khuong Luu
Responsible ADB Department Central and West Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Transport and Communications Division, CWRD
Executing Agencies
Republican Road Fund
Mr. Murod Allabergenov, Deputy Director
Ministry of Finance 29 Istiklol Street Tashkent, 100017,Republic of Uzbekistan

Timetable

Concept Clearance 18 Jan 2010
Fact Finding 25 Jan 2010 to 08 Feb 2010
MRM 03 Mar 2010
Approval -
Last Review Mission -
PDS Creation Date 12 Feb 2010
Last PDS Update 28 Mar 2016

MFF Facility Concept 0042-UZB

Financing Plan Loan Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 738.00 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 600.00 - 0.00 0.00 %
Counterpart 138.00 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 - 0.00 0.00 %

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