Kazakhstan: Aktau-Beineu Road Project

Sovereign Project | 43439-012

Summary

The TA will provide the agreed design and feasibility study that will make the Project suitable for ADB financing as well as Kazakhstan national standards and regulations.

TA consultants will (i) duly review the engineering design, technical standards, alignment, and procurement documentation, following ADB guidelines and policies, and Kazakhstan standards and regulations; (ii) develop sub-components to help distribute project benefits to the poor; and (iii) assist the EA with public consultations and socioeconomic surveys to ensure that local residents' needs are incorporated in the project design.

Completed outputs include (i) draft final report (DFR), (ii) feasiblity study; (iii) land acquisition and resettlement framework and plans (LARF and LARPs); (iii) environment assessment review framework (EARF), and initial environment examination (IEE).

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Project Name Aktau-Beineu Road Project
Project Number 43439-012
Country Kazakhstan
Project Status Closed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 7409-KAZ: Aktau-Beineu Road Project
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 600,000.00
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
Regional integration
Drivers of Change
Sector / Subsector

Transport - Road transport (non-urban)

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Some gender elements
Description

The TA will provide the agreed design and feasibility study that will make the Project suitable for ADB financing as well as Kazakhstan national standards and regulations.

TA consultants will (i) duly review the engineering design, technical standards, alignment, and procurement documentation, following ADB guidelines and policies, and Kazakhstan standards and regulations; (ii) develop sub-components to help distribute project benefits to the poor; and (iii) assist the EA with public consultations and socioeconomic surveys to ensure that local residents' needs are incorporated in the project design.

Completed outputs include (i) draft final report (DFR), (ii) feasiblity study; (iii) land acquisition and resettlement framework and plans (LARF and LARPs); (iii) environment assessment review framework (EARF), and initial environment examination (IEE).

Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy

Mangystau Oblast is Kazakhstan's major oil- and mineral-producing region on the eastern shore of the Caspian Sea. Aktau, Mangystau's capital, is a regional hub for transporting the Caspian's bulky cargoes of oil and oil products to European and Asian countries, and for transit traffic connecting the surrounding oilfield developers to other countries. Aktau is an integral part of three international transport corridors-- Transport Corridor Europe-Caucasus-Asia, North-South, and Inogate. Cargo transported across the Caspian Sea amounts to 30 million tons, of which 38% is via Aktau port. Consequently, investments have been poured in pipelines, shipping services, and Aktau port. As spillover traffic from the pipeline and the transport of goods increase, roads become indispensable.

More than half of the road surface in Mangystau Oblast is gravel or earth, and most of the paved sections are severely deteriorated and impassable. Traffic on the Akau-Beineu road has grown by 7% annually. Despite its strategic role as an arterial route, most of the road is in bad shape, as steep slopes and sharp turns limit the allowable speed. Congestion occurs daily, and the actual axle load of vehicles exceeds the road's design capacity. The road's inadequate serviceability and the consequent 12-hour travel time between Aktau and Beineu bloat transport costs and restrict trade.

An investment program based on the Government's transport sector strategy will be developed to improve CAREC Corridor 2 roads in Mangystau Oblast. The investment program roads will connect Kazakhstan to Azerbaijan, and Europe through the Caspian Sea to the west; to the Russian Federation to the north; to Uzbekistan to the southeast; and to Turkmenistan to the south. The investment program will effectively responds to bottlenecks, risks, and mitigation measures, which were assessed in the road map.

Impact An integrated, efficient, safe road infrastructure in Mangystau Oblast.
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome The outcome of the TA will be the agreed design and feasibility study that will make the Project suitable for ADB financing as well as Kazakhstan national standards and regulations.
Progress Toward Outcome --
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs Outputs include: (i) refined a project proposal suitable for ADB financing; (ii) a feasibility study, including cost estimates and financing plan, and related due diligence on technical, economic, social, and environmental safeguards.
Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)
Geographical Location Aktau / Beineu
Safeguard Categories
Environment B
Involuntary Resettlement B
Indigenous Peoples C
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design Public consultations with relevant stakeholders, including civil society, designers, government agencies, and communities were undertaken during project preparation.
During Project Implementation Public consultations with relevant stakeholders, including villages, local authorities, and local NGOs were undertaken during TA implementation.
Business Opportunities
Consulting Services A team of individual consultants and national consulting firm was engaged using single source selection.
Responsible ADB Officer Sunil Mitra
Responsible ADB Department Central and West Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Transport and Communications Division, CWRD
Executing Agencies
Ministry of Investments and DevelopmentNurlanbek Omirbayevospanova_m@mtc.gov.kzTransport Tower, 47 Kabanbay Batyr Avenue, Astana 010000, Kazakhstan
Timetable
Concept Clearance 25 Nov 2009
Fact Finding 14 Oct 2009 to 23 Oct 2009
MRM -
Approval 08 Dec 2009
Last Review Mission -
PDS Creation Date 01 Dec 2009
Last PDS Update 06 Sep 2011

TA 7409-KAZ

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
08 Dec 2009 29 Dec 2009 29 Dec 2009 31 May 2011 31 Dec 2011 -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
600,000.00 0.00 150,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 750,000.00 08 Dec 2009 546,797.01

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