Uzbekistan: CAREC Corridor 2 Road Investment Program - Tranche 3

Sovereign Project | 42107-043

Summary

A multitranche financing facility for the Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation (CAREC) Corridor 2 Road Investment Program (the investment program) was approved in April 2010 for an aggregate amount of $600 million. The third tranche (Loan 2868-UZB) of the investment program was approved in June 2012 for $100 million from the Asian Development Fund. The project will lead to better connectivity and an efficient transport system along the Uzbekistan section of the CAREC Corridor 2 road. The project outcome will be the reconstructed A380 highway section and crossborder facilities with improved travel time and efficiency. The project outputs will be (i) an approximately 40 km of the reconstructed Uzbekistan section of CAREC Corridor 2 road (between Km315 and Km355 of A380 highway), (ii) improved cross-border facilities, and (iii) community development.

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Project Name CAREC Corridor 2 Road Investment Program - Tranche 3
Project Number 42107-043
Country Uzbekistan
Project Status Approved
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Loan
Source of Funding / Amount
Loan 2868-UZB: Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation Corridor 2 Road Investment Program - Tranche 3
Asian Development Fund US$ 100.00 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 A multitranche financing facility for the Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation (CAREC) Corridor 2 Road Investment Program (the investment program) was approved in April 2010 for an aggregate amount of $600 million. The third tranche (Loan 2868-UZB) of the investment program was approved in June 2012 for $100 million from the Asian Development Fund. The project will lead to better connectivity and an efficient transport system along the Uzbekistan section of the CAREC Corridor 2 road. The project outcome will be the reconstructed A380 highway section and crossborder facilities with improved travel time and efficiency. The project outputs will be (i) an approximately 40 km of the reconstructed Uzbekistan section of CAREC Corridor 2 road (between Km315 and Km355 of A380 highway), (ii) improved cross-border facilities, and (iii) community development.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy The project is a continuation of the rehabilitation of the A380 highway being funded by the CAREC Corridor 2 Road Investment Program. The project will contribute to the better connectivity and improved efficiency of the transport system along the A380 highway.
Impact Better connectivity and an efficient transport system along Uzbekistan section of CAREC Corridor 2 Road
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome Reconstructed A380 highway section and cross border facilities with improved travel time and efficiency
Progress Toward Outcome The civil works contract was awarded to Euro-Asian Construction Corporation "Evrascon" (formerly Joint Stock-Company "Azerkorpu") of Azerbaijan in August 2013, registered by the Ministry of Foreign Economic Relations, Investment and Trade in December 2013, and commenced in May 2014. The contractor started construction works in July 2014. As of 23 January 2015, the contractor completed 8 km of earthworks, 5 km of subbase and 0.35 km of cement treated base course.
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs

Uzbekistan section of CAREC Corridor 2 road reconstructed

Border infrastructure at Daut-Ata Border Crossing Point improved

Community development

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

The civil works contract was awarded in August 2013, registered by the Ministry of Foreign Economic Relations, Investment and Trade in December 2013, and commenced in May 2014. The contractor started construction works in July 2014. As of 23 January 2015, the contractor completed 8 km of earthworks, 5 km of subbase and 0.35 km of cement treated base course.

Rapiscan has delivered stationary x-ray scanner equipment for inspection of trucks and containers for border infrastructure to the Customs Department in 2013.

The recruitment of consultant for the community development consultant is ongoing. It was advertised on 11 March 2015.

Geographical Location Bukhara Province,Khorezm Province
Safeguard Categories
Environment B
Involuntary Resettlement B
Indigenous Peoples C
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
Environmental Aspects The Initial Environmental Examination (IEE) report has been disclosed on the ADB website. No major negative impacts are expected. Effective implementation of the Environmental Management Plan (EMP) will minimize and mitigate any adverse impacts during implementation.
Involuntary Resettlement Project 3 will mainly follow the existing right-of-way. Hence, land acquisition is relatively minimal. A total of 0.61 ha of land is being acquired (including abandoned and non-operating entities). A total of 4 affected households were identified out of which 1 is operating and 3 are non-operating. These entities are located in the desert areas along the existing road. The LARP provided compensation for lands, structures, loss on income, relocation assistance for all affected businesses/households. Payment of compensation to affected households is at an advance stage. Physical displacement will be completed before start of construction work on any particular section.
Indigenous Peoples The Project is likely to have no adverse impact on indigenous peoples.
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design Discussions were held with Khokimyat authorities and key stakeholders, and public consultations with villagers, Mahalla Committees (CBO), women's groups and other interested parties. Where land acquisition and resettlement is required, household surveys and a full census of all affected persons was held in accordance with ADB's Safeguards Policy Statement 2009.
During Project Implementation Public consultations will be held with key stakeholders during project implementation.
Business Opportunities
Consulting Services All consultants financed from ADB were recruited according to ADB's Guidelines on the Use of Consultants (2010, as amended from time to time) and the procurement plan of Project 3.
Procurement Procurement of civil works and goods followed ADB's Procurement Guidelines (2010, as amended from time to time) and the procurement plan of Project 3.
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 FundMinistry of Finance
29 Istiklol Street
Tashkent, 100017,Republic of Uzbekistan
Timetable
Concept Clearance -
Fact Finding -
MRM 14 Mar 2012
Approval 05 Jun 2012
Last Review Mission -
PDS Creation Date 15 Jul 2010
Last PDS Update 24 Mar 2015

Loan 2868-UZB

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
05 Jun 2012 30 Aug 2012 09 Nov 2012 30 Jun 2015 30 Apr 2016 -
Financing Plan Loan Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 117.00 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 100.00 05 Jun 2012 70.29 0.00 77%
Counterpart 17.00 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 05 Jun 2012 32.45 0.00 35%

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