Kazakhstan: CAREC Corridor 1 (Taraz Bypass) Project

Sovereign Project | 45150-001 Status: Approved

Summary

ADB is helping Kazakhstan improve a 65-kilometer bypass road in Taraz of Zhambyl Oblast. The project is a vital part of a broader government investment program to improve over 2,700 kilometers of roads along the Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation (CAREC) Corridor 1, which passes through Kazakhstan from the People's Republic of China, all the way to the Russian Federation's western border.

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Project Name CAREC Corridor 1 (Taraz Bypass) Project
Project Number 45150-001
Country Kazakhstan
Project Status Approved
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Loan
Source of Funding / Amount
Loan 2824-KAZ: Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation Corridor 1 (Taraz Bypass) Project
Ordinary capital resources US$ 85.00 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 The project reconstructed a 7.7-km road section and constructed 57.3-km bypass. This 65-km Taraz bypass section is integral to the transport corridor, connecting the oil-rich western part of the country to its southeast and beyond. The project will boost regional connectivity and strengthen the viability of the investment program roads.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy The project will improve a 65 kilometer (km) road section in Taraz of Zhambyl Oblast, which is part of the Government's priority Western Europe-Western People's Republic of China Corridor Investment Program (the investment program). The investment program aims to improve approximately 2,787 km of road sections in the Kazakhstan territory along CAREC Corridor 1, running from Khorgos through Almaty and Shymkent to the Russian Federation's western border. When the investment program is completed by 2015, the corridor is expected to carry the increasing international traffic more efficiently.
Impact Increased trade in Kazakhstan

Project Outcome

Description of Outcome Better connectivity for the Zhambyl Oblast section of the CAREC Transport Corridor 1
Progress Toward Outcome Outcome performance indicators are currently being monitored. Road users are starting to benefit the travel time savings.
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs A 65 km road section (Taraz bypass) reconstructed
Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues) The road works for the 65-km Taraz Bypass Road were substantially completed in November 2015.
Geographical Location Taraz

Safeguard Categories

Environment A
Involuntary Resettlement B
Indigenous Peoples C

Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects

Environmental Aspects

The project is classified as Environment Category A. MOTC prepared the environmental impact assessment (EIA) in accordance with the ADB's Safeguard Policy Statement (SPS) (2009). Major anticipated environmental impacts relate to construction of bridges, railway overpass, interchanges, and cutting non-special status trees. The alignment has been deviated to ensure that it does not encroach on the protection zone of archeological sites. Adequate mitigation measures were included in, and implemented through, the environmental management plan. The environmental management plan stipulated for capacity development for MOTC and its consultants through training workshops at pre-construction and construction stages.

EA and ADB monitor the EMP implementation through review missions, progress reports and bi-annual environment monitoring reports.

Involuntary Resettlement

The project is classified as Involuntary Resettlement Category B. Some 98 households and 10 legal entities were affected by the project. But most impacts were considered minor and no household will be displaced under the project. Only five households lost more than 10% of their land. Some 214 hectares of land were acquired for permanent use, most of which (188 hectares) were leased on a long-term basis for agricultural use.

EA and ADB monitor the LARP implementation through review missions, progress reports and bi-annual LAR monitoring reports.

Indigenous Peoples The project is classified as Indigenous People Category C. No people fitting ADB's definition of indigenous peoples are expected to be negatively affected by the project.
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design A number of consultations with rayon (district) akimats and anticipated displaced people (DPs) had been conducted by the Committee of Roads since 2007. From 2007 to 2011, further informal discussion and public consultations were held. At the consultation in 2011, representatives from Committee of Roads, ADB and PMC under the MFF also attended, and the detailed explanation about the Project were given to DPs.
During Project Implementation Discussions and public consultations were conducted during project implementation, as needed.

Business Opportunities

Consulting Services The project management consultant engaged under Loan 2503 assisted the Project Director in managing this Project. The construction supervision consultant engaged under Loan 2735 assisted e Project Director in supervising the progress and quality of civil works construction and administering the contract.
Procurement Civil works procurement followed ADB's procurement guidelines and procurement plan. Civil works contract over $3 million was procured through international bidding using single stage two-envelope procedure among post-qualified bidders. ADB's prior review procedures were followed.

Responsible Staff

Responsible ADB Officer Ma. Virginita Capulong
Responsible ADB Department Central and West Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Transport and Communications Division, CWRD
Executing Agencies
Ministry of Investment and Development
MID@MID.GOV.KZ
Transport Tower, 47 Kabanbay Batyr Ave.
Astana 010000
Kazakhstan

Timetable

Concept Clearance 24 Jun 2011
Fact Finding -
MRM 06 Jul 2011
Approval 07 Dec 2011
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 31 Mar 2016

Loan 2824-KAZ

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
07 Dec 2011 19 Jun 2012 28 Feb 2013 30 Jun 2015 31 Dec 2015 -
Financing Plan Loan Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 113.00 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 85.00 07 Dec 2011 79.68 0.00 94%
Counterpart 28.00 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 07 Dec 2011 77.55 0.00 91%
Status of Covenants
Category Sector Safeguards Social Financial Economic Others
Rating - Satisfactory - Satisfactory - -

Safeguard Documents See also: Safeguards

Safeguard documents provided at the time of project/facility approval may also be found in the list of linked documents provided with the Report and Recommendation of the President.

Title Document Type Document Date
CAREC Corridor 1 (Taraz Bypass) Project: Environmental Monitoring Report (July-December 2015) Environmental Monitoring Reports Dec 2015
CAREC Corridor 1 (Taraz Bypass) Project: Environmental Monitoring Report (July-December 2015) (Russian Translation) Environmental Monitoring Reports Dec 2015
CAREC Corridor 1 (Taraz Bypass) Project: Environmental Monitoring Report (January-June 2015) Environmental Monitoring Reports Jun 2015
Коридор ЦАРЭС 1 (Тараз байпас) проекта: отчет по мониторингу окружающей среды (Январь-июнь 2015 года) Environmental Monitoring Reports Jun 2015
CAREC Corridor 1 (Taraz Bypass) Project: Internal Monitoring cum Biannual Social Monitoring on Implementation of Land Acquisition and Resettlement Plan (July-December 2014) Social Monitoring Reports Mar 2015
Коридор ЦАРЭС 1 (Тараз байпас) проекта: отчет по мониторингу окружающей среды ( июль-декабрь 2014 г.) Environmental Monitoring Reports Jan 2015
CAREC Corridor 1 (Taraz Bypass) Project: Environmental Monitoring Report (July-December 2014) Environmental Monitoring Reports Jan 2015
CAREC Transport Corridor 1 (Taraz Bypass) Project: Internal Monitoring cum Biannual Report on Implementation of Land Acquisition and Resettlement Plan (January-June 2014) Social Monitoring Reports Oct 2014
CAREC Transport Corridor 1 (Taraz Bypass) Project: Internal Monitoring cum Biannual Report on Implementation of Land Acquisition and Resettlement Plan (January-June 2014) (Russian Translation) Social Monitoring Reports Oct 2014
CAREC Corridor 1 (Taraz Bypass) Project: Environmental Monitoring Report (January-June 2014) Environmental Monitoring Reports Jul 2014
CAREC Corridor 1 (Taraz Bypass) Project: Environmental Monitoring Report (January-June 2014) [Russian] Environmental Monitoring Reports Jul 2014
CAREC Corridor 1 (Taraz Bypass) Project: Internal Monitoring cum Bi-Annual Report On Land Acquisition and Resettlement Plan (July-December 2013) Social Monitoring Reports Jul 2014
CAREC Corridor 1 (Taraz Bypass) Project: Environmental Monitoring Report (July-December 2013) [Russian] Environmental Monitoring Reports Jan 2014
CAREC Corridor 1 (Taraz Bypass) Project: Internal Monitoring cum Bi-Annual Report On Land Acquisition and Resettlement Plan (January-June 2013) Social Monitoring Reports Jun 2013
CAREC Corridor 1 (Taraz Bypass) Project (km 483-km 536) Social Monitoring Reports May 2012
Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation Corridor 1 (Taraz Bypass) Project Resettlement Plans Jun 2011
Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation Corridor 1 (Taraz Bypass) Project (as of Board approval) Environmental Impact Assessments May 2011
Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation Corridor 1 (Taraz Bypass) Project (Draft) Environmental Impact Assessments Feb 2011

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