Kazakhstan: CAREC Corridor 3 (Shymkent-Tashkent Section) Road Improvement Project

Sovereign Project | 46145-001 Status: Approved

Summary

ADB is helping rehabilitate a road in Kazakhstan, which is a key section of a transport corridor that connects the Russian Federation, Middle East, and South Asia. The project will improve 37 kilometers of a four-lane, asphalt-paved road that runs from Shymkent, one of the major industrial cities in South Kazakhstan, toward Tashkent, the capital of Uzbekistan.

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Project Name CAREC Corridor 3 (Shymkent-Tashkent Section) Road Improvement Project
Project Number 46145-001
Country Kazakhstan
Project Status Approved
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Loan
Source of Funding / Amount
Loan 2916-KAZ: CAREC Corridor 3 (Shymkent-Tashkent Section) [Link to the Western Europe-Western People's Republic of China International Transit Corridor] Road Improvement Project
Ordinary capital resources US$ 85.00 million
Loan: CAREC Corridor 3 (Shymkent-Tashkent Section) [Link to the Western Europe-Western People's Republic of China International Transit Corridor] Road Improvement Project
European Bank for Reconstruction and Development US$ 196.50 million
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
Regional integration
Drivers of Change Partnerships
Sector / Subsector

Transport - Road transport (non-urban)

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming No gender elements
Description

The project will rehabilitate a 37-km four-lane asphalt-paved Category 1 road section in Kazakhstan, a part of the road connecting Tashkent, the capital of Uzbekistan, and Shymkent, one of the major industrial cities in Kazakhstan. The remaining part will be financed by European Bank of Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) in parallel. The project road will start from Shymkent, a junction of CAREC Corridors 1 and 3, and is expected to extend benefits of the ongoing ADB-financed improvement works. In addition, commodities' trade network will be enhanced from/to Shymkent because various manufacturing industries are active in Shymkent.

The proposed project will have an impact on amplifying regional cooperation and trade along CAREC Corridors. The outcome will be improved road networks in South Kazakhstan region. The output of the project will be a rehabilitated 37-km four-lane road from Shymkent toward Tashkent.

Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy The Tashkent-Shymkent road which is located on CAREC Corridor 3 (Russian Federation-Middle East and South Asia). Corridor 3 runs from west and south Siberian region of the Russian Federation through Afghanistan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyz Republic, Tajikistan, and Uzbekistan to the Middle East and South Asia. It intersects CAREC Corridor 1. Therefore the project road is an important road section for regional and international traffic.
Impact Improved regional cooperation and increased trade along CAREC Corridor 3
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome Efficient transport network in the South Kazakhstan section of CAREC Corridor 3
Progress Toward Outcome Road users will benefit after completing the rehabilitation of the 37-km road section from Shymkent towards Tashkent.
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs A 37 km (km 705 to km 742) rehabilitated road section from Shymkent toward Tashkent
Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues) Overall works progress is at 44.3%. The contractor has completed 25.2-km of new concrete paved road, and 3 underpasses out of 7.
Geographical Location Shymkent-Tashkent
Safeguard Categories
Environment B
Involuntary Resettlement B
Indigenous Peoples C
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
Environmental Aspects

An initial environmental examination was prepared and disclosed in July 2012, following ADB s Safeguard Policy Statement (2009). The major potential environmental impacts of the project include (i) air and water pollution; (ii) noise impacts; (iii) soil erosion; (iv) generation of construction and domestic waste; (v) occupational health and safety; (vi) cutting of trees; and (viii) disruptions and utilities relocation, occurring mainly during construction. Adequate mitigation measures are included in, and will be implemented through, an environmental management plan. The environmental management plan stipulates that capacity development be provided for MOTC through training workshops before and during construction.

EA and ADB monitor the EMP implementation through review missions, progress reports and bi-annual environment monitoring reports.

Involuntary Resettlement

The project was originally categorized as " C" while the EBRD financed-section as " A" . A LARF was prepared to cover unforeseen impacts. During CWRD's safeguards review mission, it was noted that several small businesses mostly gas stations were closed due to the project's civil works. The LARF requires that measures be taken to ensure these businesses are kept operational. The project is being recategorized to ensure these businesses are compensated for their lossess. A mitigation plan will be prepared accordingly.

EA and ADB monitor the LARP implementation through review missions, progress reports and bi-annual LAR monitoring reports.

Indigenous Peoples The project is not expected to negatively impact anyone fitting ADB s definition of indigenous peoples.
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design Public consultations were conducted during EA's project design preparation.
During Project Implementation Public consultations are conducted during project implementation, as needed.
Business Opportunities
Consulting Services Recruitment of all ADB-financed consultants followed ADB's Guidelines on the Use of Consultants. Consulting firms will be selected and engaged using ADB's quality- and cost-based selection procedures and the full technical proposal method.
Procurement Procurement of goods, civil works, and related services financed from ADB followed ADB's Procurement Guidelines. Civil works contracts over $3 million were procured through international competitive bidding (ICB) without pre-qualification of bidders. ADB's prior review procedures were followed. MOTC included the relevant sections of ADB's Anticorruption Policy in all bidding and contractual documents.
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 Development
MID@MID.GOV.KZ
Transport Tower, 47 Kabanbay Batyr Ave.
Astana 010000,Kazakhstan
Timetable
Concept Clearance 03 Apr 2012
Fact Finding 24 Apr 2012 to 04 May 2012
MRM 26 Jul 2012
Approval 05 Oct 2012
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 18 Sep 2015

Loan 2916-KAZ

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
05 Oct 2012 28 May 2013 27 Nov 2013 30 Jun 2016 - -
Financing Plan Loan Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 331.20 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 85.00 05 Oct 2012 76.89 0.00 90%
Counterpart 49.70 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 196.50 05 Oct 2012 57.64 0.00 68%
Status of Covenants
Category Sector Safeguards Social Financial Economic Others
Rating - - - Satisfactory - Satisfactory
Title Document Type Document Date
CAREC Corridor 3 (Shymkent-Tashkent Section) Road Improvement Project: Audited Project Financial Statements (January-December 2014) Audited Project Financial Statements Jul 2015
CAREC Corridor 3 (Shymkent-Tashkent Section) Road Improvement Project: Procurement Plan Procurement Plans May 2015
Проект Коридора ЦАРЭС 3 (участок дороги Шымкент-Ташкент) Проект по улучшению дороги : Информационный бюллетень о проекте Translated PDS Jul 2014
ОАӨЭЫ 3 Дәлізінің жобасы (Шымкент-Ташкент жол учаскесі) Жолды жақсарту бойынша жоба : Жоба туралы ақпараттық бюллетень Translated PDS Jul 2014
CAREC Corridor 3 (Shymkent-Tashkent Section) Road Improvement Project: Audited Project Financial Statements (January-December 2013) Audited Project Financial Statements Jun 2014
Loan Agreement for CAREC Corridor 3 [Shymkent-Tashkent Section] [Link to the Western Europe-Western PRC International Transit Corridor] Road Improvement Project Loan Agreement (Ordinary Resources) May 2013
CAREC Corridor 3 (Shymkent–Tashkent Section) [Link to the Western Europe–Western People’s Republic of China International Transit Corridor] Road Improvement Project Reports and Recommendations of the President Sep 2012
CAREC Corridor 3 (Shymkent-Tashkent Section) [Link to the Western Europe-Western People's Republic of China International Transit Corridor] Road Improvement Project Project/Program Administration Manual Aug 2012

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