Kazakhstan: CAREC Corridor 1 (Taraz Bypass) Project

Sovereign Project | 45150-001

Summary

The project comprises reconstructing an approximate 7.7km road section and constructing an approximate 57.3 km bypass. The 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.

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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$ 95.00 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 comprises reconstructing an approximate 7.7km road section and constructing an approximate 57.3 km bypass. The 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 Road users will benefit after completing the construction of the new 57.3-km bypass road and the rehablitation of the old bypass road.
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs A 65 km road section (Taraz bypass) reconstructed
Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues) The concrete pavement works for 7.7 km road section (Km 483.3-491) were completed. The construction of the new 57.3-km bypass road and the rehablitation of the old bypass road are ongoing, and will be completed as scheduled.
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 are included in, and will be implemented through, the environmental management plan. The environmental management plan stipulates for capacity development for MOTC and its consultants through training workshops at pre-construction and construction stages.
Involuntary Resettlement The project is classified as Involuntary Resettlement Category B. Some 98 households and 10 legal entities will be affected by the project. But most impacts are expected to be minor and no household will be displaced under the project. Only five households will lose more than 10% of their land. Some 214 hectares of land will be acquired for permanent use, most of which (188 hectares) are leased on a long-term basis for agricultural use.
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 are being conducted duirng project implementation, as needed.
Business Opportunities
Consulting Services The project management consultant engaged under Loan 2503 assists the Project Director in managing this Project. The construction supervision consultant engaged under Loan 2735 assists the Project Director in supervising civil works constructiona nd administering contracts.
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 ADB Officer Almazbek Galiev
Responsible ADB Department Central and West Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Transport and Communications Division, CWRD
Executing Agencies
Ministry of Investments and DevelopmentMID@MID.GOV.KZTransport 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 23 Mar 2015

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 123.00 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 95.00 07 Dec 2011 77.57 0.00 82%
Counterpart 28.00 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 07 Dec 2011 70.21 0.00 74%
Status of Covenants
Category Sector Safeguards Social Financial Economic Others
Rating - Satisfactory - Satisfactory - -

Safeguard Documents

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Title Document Type Document Date
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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