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

Sovereign Project | 44483-026

Summary

The components for financing under the Loan 2965-UZB are:

(i) Road development. The output will be about 75 km of the reconstructed section of A373/4R112 highway (between Km 0 and Km 75) from Pungan to Namangan. The investment will upgrade the existing two-lane section to a four-lane section with an international design. The cost includes civil works and construction supervision consulting services.

(ii) Additional financing for Tranche 1. The output will be completion of civil works for the 58 km road improvement approved under Tranche 1.

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Project Name CAREC Corridor 2 Road Investment Program II - Tranche 2
Project Number 44483-026
Country Uzbekistan
Project Status Approved
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Loan
Source of Funding / Amount
Loan 2965-UZB: Second Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation Corridor 2 Road Investment Program - Tranche 2
Ordinary capital resources US$ 220.00 million
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
Regional integration
Drivers of Change
Sector / Subsector Transport - Road transport (non-urban)
Gender Equity and Mainstreaming No gender elements
Description

The components for financing under the Loan 2965-UZB are:

(i) Road development. The output will be about 75 km of the reconstructed section of A373/4R112 highway (between Km 0 and Km 75) from Pungan to Namangan. The investment will upgrade the existing two-lane section to a four-lane section with an international design. The cost includes civil works and construction supervision consulting services.

(ii) Additional financing for Tranche 1. The output will be completion of civil works for the 58 km road improvement approved under Tranche 1.

Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy The second investment program will finance the reconstruction of selected sections of CAREC Corridor 2 A380 and A373/4R112. This reconstruction will improve connectivity and road safety, and boost domestic and international trade. The second investment program fits with Strategy 2020 of the Asian Development Bank (ADB), and is aligned with the United Nations Decade of Action for Road Safety 2011-2020. The investment program is in line with the proposed Uzbekistan Transport Sector Strategy (2006-2020) and road map, as well as the CAREC Transport and Trade Facilitation Strategy and Action Plan. The investment program is included in ADB's 2012-2016 Country Partnership Strategy for Uzbekistan.
Impact Improved road connectivity, safety, and effective management for the Uzbekistan sections of CAREC Corridor 2 Road
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome Increased travel efficiency on the reconstructed A373/4R112 highway section
Progress Toward Outcome Procurement of civil works and recruitment of project management and construction supervision consultant are underway.
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs

Selected section of A373/4R112 highway reconstructed by the Road Fund

Remaining sections of Project 1 completed

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

Procurement of civil works and recruitment of project management and construction supervision consultant are underway.

Project 1 construction is ongoing.

Geographical Location Namangan Province
Safeguard Categories
Environment B
Involuntary Resettlement A
Indigenous Peoples C
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
Environmental Aspects Project 2 does not have any major environmental impacts. IEE has been prepared in accordance with the updated environment assessment and review framework for the investment program.
Involuntary Resettlement The Project 2 traverses through four districts namely Turakurgon, Chust, Pop, and Namangan. A total of 230.5 ha land is estimated to be acquired with 320 affected households. The land acquisition is also likely to affect crop farms, orchards and trees. A total of 16,117 trees would be affected along the road section. Consultations with stakeholders have been carried out (last consultation was done in August 2013) and will be continued during project implementation. A draft land acquisition and resettlement plan (LARP) has been prepared and disclosed to all stakeholders. The LARP has been further revised and disclosed after the finalization of detailed design.
Indigenous Peoples The project is likely to have no adverse impact on indigenous peoples.
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design Discussions have been held with affected persons, khokimyat authorities and key stakeholders through public consultations with villagers, Mahalla committees, and various groups.
During Project Implementation Consultations will be continued with khokimyat authorities and key stakeholders. Public consultations with villagers, Mahalla committees, women's committee representatives and groups, and other interested parties will be carried out.
Business Opportunities
Consulting Services All consulting services to be financed under the project 2 will be procured in accordance with ADB's Guidelines on the Use of Consultants (2010, as amended from time to time).
Procurement All procurement of works and goods will be 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 FundJamol ShukurovMinistry of Finance
29 Istiklol Street
Tashkent, 100017,Republic of Uzbekistan
Timetable
Concept Clearance -
Fact Finding -
MRM 22 Nov 2012
Approval 10 Dec 2012
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 24 Mar 2015

Loan 2965-UZB

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
10 Dec 2012 16 Apr 2013 15 Aug 2013 30 Jun 2016 - -
Financing Plan Loan Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 265.00 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 220.00 10 Dec 2012 31.88 0.00 14%
Counterpart 45.00 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 10 Dec 2012 0.48 0.00 0%

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