Kyrgyz Republic: Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation Corridor 3 (Bishkek-Osh Road) Improvement Project, Phase 4

Sovereign Project | 45169-001

Summary

The project will improve national and regional connectivity by reconstructing and rehabilitating an estimated 120 km of crucial road sections between Bishkek and Osh, and will include road safety measures such as road signs, lane markings, street lighting, parking areas, bus stops, crash barriers, and sidewalks. The impact of the project will be enhanced regional connectivity and trade via CAREC Corridor 3. The outcome will be improved efficiency and safer movement of goods and people on the Bishkek Osh road. The project outputs will be (i) 52.5 km of rehabilitated road from Bishkek to Kara Balta, (ii) 67 km of rehabilitated road from Madaniyat to Jalalabad, (iii) strengthened road asset management system, and (iv) improved road safety.

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Project Name Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation Corridor 3 (Bishkek-Osh Road) Improvement Project, Phase 4
Project Number 45169-001
Country Kyrgyz Republic
Project Status Approved
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Grant
Loan
Source of Funding / Amount
Grant 0366-KGZ: Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation Corridor 3 (Bishkek-Osh Road) Improvement Project, Phase 4
Asian Development Fund US$ 35.00 million
Loan 3056-KGZ: Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation Corridor 3 (Bishkek-Osh Road) Improvement Project, Phase 4
Asian Development Fund US$ 65.00 million
Loan: Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation Corridor 3 (Bishkek-Osh Road) Improvement Project, Phase 4
Eurasian Development Bank US$ 60.00 million
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
Regional integration
Drivers of Change Governance and capacity development
Partnerships
Sector / Subsector Transport - Road transport (non-urban)
Gender Equity and Mainstreaming No gender elements
Description The project will improve national and regional connectivity by reconstructing and rehabilitating an estimated 120 km of crucial road sections between Bishkek and Osh, and will include road safety measures such as road signs, lane markings, street lighting, parking areas, bus stops, crash barriers, and sidewalks. The impact of the project will be enhanced regional connectivity and trade via CAREC Corridor 3. The outcome will be improved efficiency and safer movement of goods and people on the Bishkek Osh road. The project outputs will be (i) 52.5 km of rehabilitated road from Bishkek to Kara Balta, (ii) 67 km of rehabilitated road from Madaniyat to Jalalabad, (iii) strengthened road asset management system, and (iv) improved road safety.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy ADB has assisted the Kyrgyz Republic in rehabilitating 320 kilometers (km) of the 655 km Bishkek Osh road in three phases. All three projects were rated successful and highly relevant in the performance evaluation report by ADB's Independent Evaluation Department in 2010. Other development partners, such as the Japan Bank for International Cooperation and the Islamic Development Bank, also recognize the importance of this road. Overall, development partners have assisted the government in rehabilitating more than 539 km (about 82%) of the Bishkek Osh road. However, because of funding limitations, there are still two sections that need urgent attention: Bishkek to Kara-Balta and Madaniyat to Jalal-Abad. These two sections are in very poor condition, with an international roughness index above 7 and truck and bus average travel speed of less than 50 kilometers per hour (km/h), and are unable to provide the required level of service. They pose traffic hazards to road users and pedestrian traffic. In addition to connecting the poorest population needing access to services, goods, and markets and enhancing regional connectivity, upgrading the Bishkek Osh road will improve safety for all road users.
Impact Enhanced regional connectivity and trade via CAREC Corridor 3
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome Improved efficiency and safer movements of goods and people on the Bishkek- Osh Road
Progress Toward Outcome Project is at early stage of implementation. It is expected that outcome can be achieved on time.
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs

Reconstructed road from Bishkek to Kara-Balta

Institutional capacity strengthened

Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues) The engineering and supervision consultant has been mobilized in late January 2015. Detailed design is expected by June 2015. Procurement activities for both the Bishkek-Kara Balta civil works and performance-based maintenance contract will then start.
Geographical Location Bishkek-Kara Balta,Bishkek-Osh,Madaniyat-Jalalabad
Safeguard Categories
Environment B
Involuntary Resettlement B
Indigenous Peoples C
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
Environmental Aspects The IEE and EMP will be updated during the detailed design stage.
Involuntary Resettlement The draft LARP will be updated during detailed design stage.
Indigenous Peoples The project affects neither indigenous peoples nor vulnerable groups. General positive economic and social impacts are expected in areas traversed by the road sections.
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design Meetings with NGOs and local residents were held during project design.
During Project Implementation Meetings with NGOs and local residents will be held during implementation.
Business Opportunities
Consulting Services All consulting services to be financed will be recruited following ADB's Guidelines on the Use of Consultants.
Procurement All goods, works, and services to be financed will be procured following ADB's Procurement Guidelines.
Responsible ADB Officer Susan Lim
Responsible ADB Department Central and West Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Transport and Communications Division, CWRD
Executing Agencies
Ministry of Transport and Communications42, N. Isanov St.
Bishkek City 720017
Kyrgyz Republic
Timetable
Concept Clearance 05 Jul 2012
Fact Finding 22 May 2013 to 04 Jun 2013
MRM 16 Aug 2013
Approval 05 Nov 2013
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 18 Mar 2015

Grant 0366-KGZ

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
05 Nov 2013 17 Jan 2014 17 Jun 2014 30 Apr 2020 - -
Financing Plan Grant Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 66.80 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 35.00 05 Nov 2013 4.37 0.00 12%
Counterpart 31.80 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 05 Nov 2013 1.01 0.00 3%

Loan

Financing Plan Loan Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 91.80 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 0.00 - 0.00 0.00 %
Counterpart 31.80 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 60.00 - 0.00 0.00 %

Loan 3056-KGZ

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
05 Nov 2013 17 Jan 2014 17 Jun 2014 30 Apr 2020 - -
Financing Plan Loan Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 125.00 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 65.00 05 Nov 2013 0.00 0.00 0%
Counterpart 0.00 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 60.00 05 Nov 2013 0.00 0.00 0%

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