Regional: Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation Regional Improvement of Border Services Project (RIBS)

Sovereign Project | 46124-001 Status: Active

Summary

ADB is helping upgrade facilities at two key border crossing points, one in Tajikistan and one in the Kyrgyz Republic, and introduce a single window system for tracking cargo to cut processing time and costs. The project will help boost the volume of trade within the CAREC (Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation) region.

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Project Name Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation Regional Improvement of Border Services Project (RIBS)
Project Number 46124-001
Country Regional
Project Status Active
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Grant
Loan
Source of Funding / Amount
Grant 0340-REG: Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation Regional Improvement of Border Services Project (RIBS)
Asian Development Fund US$ 4.20 million
Grant 0341-REG: Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation Regional Improvement of Border Services Project (RIBS)
Asian Development Fund US$ 9.20 million
Loan 2995-REG: Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation Regional Improvement of Border Services Project (RIBS)
Asian Development Fund US$ 4.20 million
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
Regional integration
Drivers of Change
Sector / Subsector

Finance - Trade finance

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Some gender elements
Description
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy
Impact

Project Outcome

Description of Outcome
Progress Toward Outcome BCP Guliston civil works is in process with expected delivery in June 2016. BCP Karamyk works shall start in Q2 2016 with completion in 2017. Single Window components are in progress, Business Process Analysis and legal analysis have been completed in Kyrgyz Republic. Main activities for reducing trade barriers were identified and discussed with key stakeholders, which established prerequisite conditions for achieving Outcomes of the project.
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs
Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)

TAJ component: Civil work in BCP Guliston (Tajikistan) is ongoing with expected completion in June 2016. Civil work in BCP Karamyk (Kyrgyz Republic) are expected to start in 2016, with completion in 2017.

Consultant selection for NSW in both countries completed

Not yet due.

Geographical Location Not Applicable,Karamyk,Goliston

Safeguard Categories

Environment C
Involuntary Resettlement B
Indigenous Peoples C

Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects

Environmental Aspects No adverse environmental impact is foreseen to date. Continued monitoring is being conducted to ensure compliance with ADB's Safeguard Policy Statement (2009).
Involuntary Resettlement To date, LARP has been implemented satisfactorily, with all affected persons duly compensated. IA of RIBS-KGZ project submitted the final compliance report to indicate that some errors noted in the earlier report had been corrected and cleared in accordance with the national regulatory requirements.
Indigenous Peoples BCP civil works will be carried out within customs-controlled zones or public land owned by local administrations to ensure that no ethnic communities are affected.
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design Extensive consultations were undertaken during project preparation with various stakeholders including government agencies, local communities, chambers of commerce, transport organizations, relevant private sector representatives, and international aid agencies. The consultations focused on the information and communication technology system design requirements, the potential impact of proposed works, obstacles impeding the adoption of more efficient operational procedures (a risk management approach to vehicle inspection), and other aspects related to the economic development of border communities. The project preparation consultants conducted a workshop on time release studies for Customs officials, and a representative of Azerbaijan's State Customs was invited to conduct an experience-sharing seminar on Azerbaijan's single window. Consultations were held with border management personnel stationed at BCPs, and with local authorities and civil society organizations. Stakeholder engagement will continue into project implementation.
During Project Implementation Extensive consultations will be undertaken during project implementation with various stakeholders including government agencies, chambers of commerce, transport organizations, relevant private sector representatives, local communities in border areas, international aid agencies, and other development partners. The consultations will be focused on the information and communication technology system design requirements, potential impact of proposed works, obstacles to the adoption of more efficient business processes and procedures, and other aspects related to the economic development of border communities. Under this project and other ongoing CAREC technical assistance projects, efforts will be made to organize capacity building and knowledge sharing events with regard to NSW development, joint customs control, and coordinated border management. These events will involve and benefit border management personnel stationed at BCPs, local authorities and civil society organizations.

Business Opportunities

Consulting Services

All consultants to be financed under the ADB grant will be recruited in accordance with ADB's Guidelines on the Use of Consultants (2010, as amended from time to time). Consultants will be selected and engaged using ADB's quality- and cost-based selection (QCBS) procedures with the ratio of 90:10, Consultant Qualification Selection (CQS) and Individual Consultant Selection (ICS).

A total of 469 person-months (55 international and 414 national) of consulting services will be needed: a) 187 person-months of consulting services (25 international, 162 national) grouped into one package will be funded under the Project for the single window institutional and technical support to (i) provide operational assistance to single window governance and working groups, (ii) undertake business process analysis and reengineering, (iii) undertake legal and regulatory framework review, and (iv) develop and organize stakeholder engagement and public awareness activities; b) 282 person-months of project management and supervision consulting services consisting 252 person-months of national consulting services to work as full-time PIU staff, and 30 person-months of international consulting services to support the PIU in (i) preparing the design and build (D&B) bid documents, (ii) organizing and implementing the bidding, (iii) establishing the evaluation criteria for bidding the D&B packages, (iv) ensuring knowledge transfer to CST and end-users, (v) undertaking monitoring and evaluation, and (vi) preparing progress reports.

Procurement

Procurement of goods and works will be done for the following:

KGZ = 2 contracts ($4.568 million) [Karamyk BCP Improvement, Int'l Competitive Bidding (ICB) works, $2.809 million, and Single window system development, ICB Good $1.759 million]

TAJ = 3 contracts ($5.844 million) [Guliston BCP goods, ICB $1.471 million, Guliston BCP Works, Nat'l Competitive Bidding $ 0.753 and Single window system development, ICB Good $3.62 million]

Responsible Staff

Responsible ADB Officer Oleg Samukhin
Responsible ADB Department Central and West Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Transport and Communications Division, CWRD
Executing Agencies
Ministry of Economy
106, Chui Prospect, Bishkek, Kyrgyz Republic

Timetable

Concept Clearance 20 Dec 2010
Fact Finding 05 Jul 2012 to 12 Jul 2012
MRM 12 Oct 2012
Approval -
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 28 Mar 2016

Grant 0340-REG

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
01 Apr 2013 22 May 2013 15 Aug 2013 30 Jun 2018 - -
Financing Plan Grant Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 4.20 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 4.20 01 Apr 2013 3.02 0.00 72%
Counterpart 0.00 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 01 Apr 2013 1.54 0.00 37%

Grant 0341-REG

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
01 Apr 2013 24 Apr 2013 08 Jul 2013 30 Jun 2018 - -
Financing Plan Grant Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 11.12 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 9.20 01 Apr 2013 5.30 0.00 58%
Counterpart 1.92 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 01 Apr 2013 2.39 0.00 26%

Loan 2995-REG

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
01 Apr 2013 22 May 2013 15 Aug 2013 30 Jun 2018 - -
Financing Plan Loan Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 5.69 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 4.20 01 Apr 2013 0.00 0.00 0%
Counterpart 1.48 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 01 Apr 2013 0.00 0.00 0%
Title Document Type Document Date
CAREC Regional Improvement of Border Services Project - Kyrgyz Republic: Audited Project Financial Statements (January-December 2014) Audited Project Financial Statements Jun 2015
Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation Regional Improvement of Border Services Project (Tajikistan): Procurement Plan Procurement Plans Feb 2015
Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation Regional Improvement of Border Services Project (Kyrgyz Republic) Project/Program Administration Manual Jan 2014
Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation Regional Improvement of Border Services Project (Tajikistan) Project/Program Administration Manual Jan 2014
Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation Regional Improvement of Border Services Project (Kyrgyz Republic) Procurement Plans Sep 2013
Project Agreement for Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation Regional Improvement of Border Services Project Project/Program Agreement Jul 2013
Financing Agreement for Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation Regional Improvement of Border Services Project Financing Agreement May 2013
Grant Agreement (Special Operations) for Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation Regional Improvement of Border Services Project Grant Agreement Apr 2013
Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation Regional Improvement of Border Services Project Reports and Recommendations of the President Mar 2013
Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation Regional Improvement of Border Services Project (Kyrgyz Republic) Project/Program Administration Manual Feb 2013
Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation Regional Improvement of Border Services Project (Tajikistan) Project/Program Administration Manual Feb 2013

Safeguard Documents See also: Safeguards

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