Tajikistan: Roads Improvement Project

Sovereign Project | 45432-001

Summary

The Government of Tajikistan requested the Asian Development Bank (ADB) to finance the rehabilitation and reconstruction of the road between Ayni-Panjakent and the border with Uzbekistan, and overlay of an additional asphalt concrete layer to the Sayron-Karamik section of the Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation Corridor 3. The Ministry of Transport, i.e., the executing agency, conducted an engineering conceptual design including project costing in 2011. Additional work is required to improve the preliminary study and undertake due diligence for the project. The project preparatory technical assistance consultants will, build on existing project information, carry out a feasibility study and preliminary design for the project road, including bidding documents and an investment plan.

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Title Document Date
Roads Improvement Project Jan 2012

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Project Name Roads Improvement Project
Project Number 45432-001
Country Tajikistan
Project Status Closed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 8052-TAJ: Roads Improvement Project
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 800,000.00
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 Government of Tajikistan requested the Asian Development Bank (ADB) to finance the rehabilitation and reconstruction of the road between Ayni-Panjakent and the border with Uzbekistan, and overlay of an additional asphalt concrete layer to the Sayron-Karamik section of the Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation Corridor 3. The Ministry of Transport, i.e., the executing agency, conducted an engineering conceptual design including project costing in 2011. Additional work is required to improve the preliminary study and undertake due diligence for the project. The project preparatory technical assistance consultants will, build on existing project information, carry out a feasibility study and preliminary design for the project road, including bidding documents and an investment plan.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy

The proposed project will contribute to reducing the country's transport costs by rehabilitating and reconstructing the Zarafshan Valley's road outlet, and improving traffic safety and technical standards for the Sayron-Karamik section of the Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation (CAREC) Corridor 3. This project will increase connectivity and service level of the regional road network, which are vital for inclusive economic growth and social development in Tajikistan.

The project is part of the government's 2012-2014 Public Investment Program, and its poverty-reduction dimension is fully embedded in the country's National Development Strategy up to 2015. The project fits with ADB's Strategy 2020 in two core operational areas (infrastructure and regional cooperation and integration), and is included in the Country Operations Business Plan for Tajikistan (2012 2014).

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 sughd province
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design Meetings with NGOs and/or community-based organizations, consultations with local communities and/or affected people.
During Project Implementation No C&P plan will be prepared during the project design for project implementation since the community development component has only a limited scope.
Business Opportunities
Consulting Services The PPTA will require about 63 person-months of consultant inputs (both international and national consultants) over around 12 months' period. The consultants shall have adequate experience and expertise in road engineering, bridge engineering, hydrology engineering, geotechnical engineering, engineering procurement, economic analysis, social and resettlement, and environment safeguards. All consultants will be selected in accordance with ADB's Guidelines on the Use of Consultants by the Asian Development Bank and its Borrowers (April 2010, as amended).
Responsible ADB Officer Zheng Wu
Responsible ADB Department Central and West Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Transport and Communications Division, CWRD
Executing Agencies
Ministry of TransportMr. Shokulov Ismonkul Salimovich, Executive Director for Project Implementation Unit for Roads Rehabilitationpiurr@tojikiston.com14, Aini Street Dushanbe 734042 Tajikistan
Timetable
Concept Clearance -
Fact Finding -
MRM -
Approval 08 Feb 2012
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 17 Jun 2013

TA 8052-TAJ

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
08 Feb 2012 27 Feb 2012 27 Feb 2012 31 May 2013 30 May 2014 -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
800,000.00 0.00 100,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 900,000.00 08 Feb 2012 771,146.47
Title Document Type Document Date
Roads Improvement Project Concept Papers Jan 2012

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