Kazakhstan: Astana Light Rail Transit Project

Sovereign Project | 45195-002

Summary

The proposed Astana Light Rail Transit (LRT) project will promote urban mobility and improve quality of life, thereby supporting inclusive growth in the fast-growing Astana City in the Republic of Kazakhstan. It will support the construction of a part of the LRT system which the Government of Kazakhstan (GOK) plans to construct during 2012-2017. The whole LRT system will be structured in three phases: (i) phase 1 of 14 kilometer from the Astana airport to the city center; (ii) phase 2 of 8 km to 10 km from the city center to the northern part of Astana and the main railway station; and (iii) phase 3 of 18 km that will close the loop back to the city center. GOK considers this to be a flagship project, and has requested the Asian Development Bank (ADB) to finance the civil works for Phase 2 (the project). Phase 3 will be pursued at a later stage.

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Project Name Astana Light Rail Transit Project
Project Number 45195-002
Country Kazakhstan
Project Status Closed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 7865-KAZ: Astana Light Rail Transit Project
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 565,000.00
TA 7865-KAZ: Astana Light Rail Transit Project (Supplementary)
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 151,000.00
Strategic Agendas Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Governance and capacity development
Sector / Subsector Transport - Urban public transport
Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Effective gender mainstreaming
Description The proposed Astana Light Rail Transit (LRT) project will promote urban mobility and improve quality of life, thereby supporting inclusive growth in the fast-growing Astana City in the Republic of Kazakhstan. It will support the construction of a part of the LRT system which the Government of Kazakhstan (GOK) plans to construct during 2012-2017. The whole LRT system will be structured in three phases: (i) phase 1 of 14 kilometer from the Astana airport to the city center; (ii) phase 2 of 8 km to 10 km from the city center to the northern part of Astana and the main railway station; and (iii) phase 3 of 18 km that will close the loop back to the city center. GOK considers this to be a flagship project, and has requested the Asian Development Bank (ADB) to finance the civil works for Phase 2 (the project). Phase 3 will be pursued at a later stage. The LRT system will introduce modern tram in Kazakhstan and provide a holistic solution for integrated urban mobility, having a demonstration value and potential for replication as no modern transit system currently exists in the country.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy In addition to the technical and economic feasibility studies prepared in 2010-2011, detailed design for the whole LRT network including the project (phase 2) will be performed by the Turnkey contractor hired for phase 1. However, a technical assistance is required to conduct project due diligence, to complete safeguards assessments and to ensure project readiness.
Impact
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome
Progress Toward Outcome
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs
Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)
Geographical Location Astana
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design
During Project Implementation
Business Opportunities
Consulting Services LRT project due diligence (international consultant 16 person-months and national consultant 4 person-months) requires a team of 8 experts -LRT specialist, transport economist and financial specialist, environmental specialist (international and national), social and resettlement specialist (international and national), gender specialist, and contract and procurement specialist- recruited as individual consultant.
Responsible ADB Officer Bertrand Goalou
Responsible ADB Department Central and West Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Urban Development and Water Division, CWRD
Executing Agencies
Astana LRT LLP10 floor, Business Center Asia
8 Auezov Street, Astana
Republic of Kazakhstan
Timetable
Concept Clearance -
Fact Finding -
MRM -
Approval 19 Sep 2011
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 20 Oct 2011

TA 7865-KAZ

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
19 Sep 2011 14 Oct 2011 14 Oct 2011 30 Jun 2012 31 Dec 2013 -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
716,000.00 0.00 29,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 745,000.00 19 Sep 2011 433,468.29
Title Document Type Document Date
Astana Light Rail Transit Project TA Completion Reports May 2014
Preparing the Astana Light Rail Transit Project Technical Assistance Reports Sep 2011

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