Uzbekistan: CAREC Corridor 2 Road Investment Program - Tranche 3

Sovereign Project | 42107-043 Status: Active

Summary

ADB is helping Uzbekistan improve a key highway linking the country to its neighbors in Central Asia. Tranche 3 of the program will finance the rehabilitation of about 40 kilometers of the A380 highway – which is the Uzbekistan section of CAREC Corridor 2. It will also cover improvements to facilities at Daut-Ata Border Crossing Point and community development.

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Project Name CAREC Corridor 2 Road Investment Program - Tranche 3
Project Number 42107-043
Country Uzbekistan
Project Status Active
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
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy
Impact

Project Outcome

Description of Outcome
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
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 31 March 2016, the contract time elapsed is 147% with work progress at 85%.

Rapiscan delivered stationary x-ray scanner equipment for inspection of trucks and containers for border infrastructure to the Customs Department in 2013. Installation and training were completed in February 2015.

No activity yet for community development component.

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

The project will mainly follow the existing right-of-way and land acquisition and resettlement are minimal. A total of 0.61 ha of lang 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 non-operating. These entities are located in the desert areas along the project road. They will be demolished during contruction, including the fencing of one gas station. The total estimated cost of land acquisition and resettlement ($0.1 million) has been included in the project cost. All the affected business and lands will receive compensation. Preparation of the replacement lands and its associated facilities will be done before relocation. During construction, additional land may be used temporarily for camps and borrow pits. However, the government confirmed that this land was desert and free of land acquisition and resettlement impacts.

The Road Fund prepared the LARP in accordance with the SPS 2009 and the LARF for the investment program, as well as based on the surveys carried out in August 2010 and updated in December 2011. The LARP was disclosed on the ADB website on 1 March 2012. The LARP provided compensation for lands, structures, loss on income, relocation assistance for all affected businesses/households.

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 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
Ministry of Finance 29 Istiklol Street
Tashkent, 100017,Republic of Uzbekistan

Timetable

Concept Clearance -
Fact Finding -
MRM 14 Mar 2012
Approval -
Last Review Mission -
PDS Creation Date 15 Jul 2010
Last PDS Update 28 Mar 2016

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 Sep 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 70.47 0.00 77%
Counterpart 17.00 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 05 Jun 2012 53.25 0.00 58%

Safeguard Documents See also: Safeguards

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Evaluation Documents See also: Independent Evaluation

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