Tajikistan: Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation Corridors 3 and 5 Enhancement Project

Sovereign Project | 46543-001

Summary

The government of Tajikistan has requested ADB assistance for the CAREC Corridors 3 and 5 enhacement project which is important for national road network connectivity, particularly in the Khatlon province, and for the socio-economic development of the country. Additional work will be required to undertake due diligence for the project design and improve the current engineering design for the 88-km asphalt concrete overlay and 87-km road rehabilitation under the project. The project preparatory consultants will build on existing project information, carry out a feasibility study and preliminary design for the project roads including preparing relevant bidding documents.

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Project Name Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation Corridors 3 and 5 Enhancement Project
Project Number 46543-001
Country Tajikistan
Project Status Approved
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 8373-TAJ: Preparing the CAREC Corridors (3 and 5) Enhancement Project
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 500,000.00
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
Regional integration
Drivers of Change
Sector / Subsector

Transport - Road transport (non-urban)

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Effective gender mainstreaming
Description The government of Tajikistan has requested ADB assistance for the CAREC Corridors 3 and 5 enhacement project which is important for national road network connectivity, particularly in the Khatlon province, and for the socio-economic development of the country. Additional work will be required to undertake due diligence for the project design and improve the current engineering design for the 88-km asphalt concrete overlay and 87-km road rehabilitation under the project. The project preparatory consultants will build on existing project information, carry out a feasibility study and preliminary design for the project roads including preparing relevant bidding documents.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy

The proposed project will improve the Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation (CAREC) Corridors 3 and 5 and associated sub-network by strengthening the 88 km Sayron-Karamik section, rehabilitating the 87 km Vose-Hovaling sub-network connecting road, and improving road safety and roadside communities with solar energy installations. This will improve national road network connectivity and quality of service, promote trade and facilitate the economic and social development in southern Tajikistan.

The project is part of the Transport Sector Development Program up to 2025 and included in the Country Operations Business Plan for Tajikistan (2013-2014) and fits with ADB's Strategy 2020 in two core operational areas (infrastructure and regional cooperation and integration).

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 Vose/Khatlon province,Hovaling/Khatlon province,Region of Republican Subordination
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design Consultations with community-based organizations, local governments and communities, and project affected people were held during project processing.
During Project Implementation Meetings with community-based organizations, local governments and communities, project affected people, and/or NGOs will be held from time to time during project implementation.
Business Opportunities
Consulting Services

The PPTA will require, among others, around 8 international consultants of 12 person-months and 7 national consultants of 33 person-months. The consultants shall have adequate experience and expertise in road engineering, structure engineering, hydrology engineering, geotechnical engineering, solar energy installations associated with transport infrastructure, engineering procurement, economic analysis, social, resettlement and environment safeguards. All consultants will be selected in accordance with ADB's Guidelines on the Use of Consultants (2013, as amended from time to time).

The PPTA, among other tasks, will address the following aspects relating to the ensuing project: (i) updated capacity assessment of the executing agency and suggested measures to minimize procurement and financial management risks; (ii) proposed project procurement plan and relevant bidding documents; and (iii) indicative implementation schedule with proposed sequencing of consultant recruitment and procurement bidding and awarding.

Responsible ADB Officer Fergal Trace
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 29 May 2013
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 13 Mar 2015

TA 8373-TAJ

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
29 May 2013 20 Jun 2013 20 Jun 2013 01 Jun 2014 31 May 2015 -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
500,000.00 0.00 150,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 650,000.00 29 May 2013 427,483.82

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