Uzbekistan: Railway Electrification Investment Program

Sovereign Project | 45067-004

Summary

The small-scale project preparatory technical assistance will fine tune the feasibility study prepared by UTY (aided by a consortium of Japan and national consultants) and undertake due diligence for the project for electrification of the existing railway line from Marakand to Karshi. Its impact will be improved operation performance and institutional effectiveness in Uzbekistan's railway system. Its outcome will be an agreed design for the project as per the loan fact-finding mission.

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Project Name Railway Electrification Investment Program
Project Number 45067-004
Country Uzbekistan
Project Status Closed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 7799-UZB: Railway Electrification Investment Program
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 225,000.00
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
Regional integration
Drivers of Change
Sector / Subsector Transport - Rail transport (non-urban)
Gender Equity and Mainstreaming No gender elements
Description The small-scale project preparatory technical assistance will fine tune the feasibility study prepared by UTY (aided by a consortium of Japan and national consultants) and undertake due diligence for the project for electrification of the existing railway line from Marakand to Karshi. Its impact will be improved operation performance and institutional effectiveness in Uzbekistan's railway system. Its outcome will be an agreed design for the project as per the loan fact-finding mission.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy With three Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation (CAREC) corridors crossing its territory, Uzbekistan is a key transit country for trade in Central Asia and beyond. The project will finance the electrification of the Marakand Karshi section on one of the CAREC Corridors. This railway upgrade will improve regional connectivity, cut transport costs, lessen greenhouse gas emissions and boost domestic and regional trade. The project is part of the government's railway development strategy, fits with Strategy 2020 of the Asian Development Bank (ADB), and is included in the Country Operations Business Plan (2011 2013). It is also an integral part of the CAREC Transport and Trade Facilitation Strategy and Action Plan and aligns with the Uzbekistan Transport Sector Strategy (2006 2020).
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Project Outcome
Description of Outcome
Progress Toward Outcome
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs
Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)
Geographical Location
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design Public consultations with affected people living nearby the project were conducted to discuss the findings and recommendations from the initial environmental examination study.
During Project Implementation Social safeguards field surveys were completed.
Business Opportunities
Consulting Services The S-PPTA requires four international consultants (6 person-months) and three national consultants (6 person-months), all intermittently. ADB will recruit the consultants individually under ADB's procedures for recruiting individual consultants. UTY will provide counterpart staff, office space and office equipment, and project-related data and information for the consultants' works.
Responsible ADB Officer Zheng Wu
Responsible ADB Department Central and West Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Transport and Communications Division, CWRD
Executing Agencies
Uzbekistan Temir Yullari7 Taras Shevochenko St.
Tashkent 70060
Uzbekistan
Timetable
Concept Clearance -
Fact Finding -
MRM -
Approval 06 Apr 2011
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 20 Oct 2011

TA 7799-UZB

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
06 Apr 2011 - 06 Apr 2011 15 Nov 2011 31 Oct 2012 -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
225,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 225,000.00 06 Apr 2011 165,864.37

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