Uzbekistan: CAREC Corridor 2 Road Investment Program II - Tranche 1

Sovereign Project | 44483-023

Summary

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) approved a multitranche financing facility for an aggregate amount not exceeding $500 million for the Second CAREC Corridor 2 Road Investment Program on 23 August 2011 and an OCR loan of $130 million for Loan 2772-UZB Project 1 on 2 September 2011. The investment program aims to increase domestic and international trade. The outputs under the investment program will be (i) about 236 km of the reconstructed road section of CAREC Corridor 2; and (ii) implemented road system sustainability plans, which relate to road safety and asset management. The investment program will finance three separate projects.

Loan 2772-UZB Project 1 was signed on 1 December 2011 and became effective on 13 January 2012 with current loan closing of 31 March 2015. The project intends to reconstruct about 58 km of the A373 highway (between Km 116 and Km 190), and improve road safety management.

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Project Name CAREC Corridor 2 Road Investment Program II - Tranche 1
Project Number 44483-023
Country Uzbekistan
Project Status Approved
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Loan
Source of Funding / Amount
Loan 2772-UZB: Second Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation Corridor 2 Road Investment Program - Tranche 1
Ordinary capital resources US$ 129.50 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 Effective gender mainstreaming
Description

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) approved a multitranche financing facility for an aggregate amount not exceeding $500 million for the Second CAREC Corridor 2 Road Investment Program on 23 August 2011 and an OCR loan of $130 million for Loan 2772-UZB Project 1 on 2 September 2011. The investment program aims to increase domestic and international trade. The outputs under the investment program will be (i) about 236 km of the reconstructed road section of CAREC Corridor 2; and (ii) implemented road system sustainability plans, which relate to road safety and asset management. The investment program will finance three separate projects.

Loan 2772-UZB Project 1 was signed on 1 December 2011 and became effective on 13 January 2012 with current loan closing of 31 March 2015. The project intends to reconstruct about 58 km of the A373 highway (between Km 116 and Km 190), and improve road safety management.

Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy The second investment program will finance the reconstruction of the Uzbekistan section of CAREC Corridor 2, which connects Uzbekistan to Afghanistan, Kazakhstan, the Kyrgyz Republic, Tajikistan, and Turkmenistan. This reconstruction will improve connectivity and road safety, and boost domestic and international trade. The second investment program fits with Strategy 2020 of ADB, is included in the country operations business plan (2011 -2013), and is aligned with the United Nations Decade of Action for Road Safety 2011- 2020. The investment program is in line with the Uzbekistan Transport Sector Strategy (2006- 2020) and road map, as well as the CAREC Transport and Trade Facilitation Strategy and Action Plan.
Impact Improved road connectivity, safety, and effective Road Fund management for the Uzbekistan sections of CAREC Corridor 2 Road
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome Reconstructed A373 highway section with increased traffic volume is safe and effectively operated and maintained
Progress Toward Outcome

Civil works, project management and construction supervision, and road safety contracts awarded. The government requested for a reduction in the scope of the project from reconstruction of 74 km to that of 58 km. The remaining 16 km are being constructed by the government using its own budget.

ADB review missions are fielded regularly to resolve all outstanding project implementation issues.

Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs

Selected section of A373 highway reconstructed by the Road Fund

Road sector sustainability plans implemented by the Road Fund

Tranche 1 Project completed as targeted and budgeted

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

Civil works contract awarded and contractor mobilized. Project scope reduced from 74 km to 58 km as requested by the Government. Construction delayed owing to poor weather conditions and contractual issues. All issues resolved now. Civil works ongoing.

Implementation of road safety consultancy contract ongoing.

Project management and construction supervision contract awarded. Increase in cost of civil works to be funded under Tranche 2.

Geographical Location Fergana region
Safeguard Categories
Environment B
Involuntary Resettlement C
Indigenous Peoples C
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
Environmental Aspects The project does not have major environmental impacts.
Involuntary Resettlement Civil works do not involve land acquisition or involuntary resettlement.
Indigenous Peoples There are no potential impacts expected on indigenous people.
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design Discussions were held with hokimyat authorities and key stakeholders, and public consultations with villagers, Mahalla committees, women''s committee representatives and groups, and other interested parties.
During Project Implementation Stakeholder participation and consultation during implementation will be conducted consistently by Road Fund, consultants, and ADB.
Business Opportunities
Consulting Services Firms were recruited in accordance with ADB's Guidelines on the Use of Consultants (2010, as amended from time to time).
Procurement Procurement of works and goods were undertaken in accordance with ADB's Procurement Guidelines (2010, as amended from time to time).
Responsible ADB Officer Narendra Singru
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 01 Mar 2011
Fact Finding 12 Apr 2011 to 28 Apr 2011
MRM 14 Jun 2011
Approval 02 Sep 2011
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 24 Mar 2015

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Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
02 Sep 2011 01 Dec 2011 13 Jan 2012 31 Mar 2014 30 Jun 2016 -
Financing Plan Loan Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 159.50 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 129.50 02 Sep 2011 111.07 0.00 86%
Counterpart 30.00 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 02 Sep 2011 76.12 0.00 59%

Safeguard Documents

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Title Document Type Document Date
CAREC Corridor 2 Road Investment Program II - Project 1: Environmental Monitoring Report (October 2014) Environmental Monitoring Reports Oct 2014
MFF - Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation Corridor 2 Indigenous Peoples Planning Frameworks/Indigenous Peoples Development Frameworks May 2011
MFF - Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation Corridor 2: Resettlement Framework Resettlement Frameworks Apr 2011

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