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

Sovereign Project | 46543-002 Status: Active

Summary

ADB is helping Tajikistan upgrade about 175 kilometers of roads that cross two transport corridor routes, linking countries in Central Asia. It will improve road conditions and road safety on the 88-km Sayron Karamyk section of CAREC corridors 3 and 5, and the 87-km Vose Khovaling road. It will also upgrade feeder roads to rural communities, and build solar energy and other public facilities.

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Title Deadline
NATIONAL GENDER CONSULTANT 30 Jun 2016

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Project Name Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation Corridors 3 and 5 Enhancement Project
Project Number 46543-002
Country Tajikistan
Project Status Active
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Grant
Source of Funding / Amount
Grant 0356-TAJ: Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation Corridors 3 and 5 Enhancement Project
Asian Development Fund US$ 70.00 million
Strategic Agendas Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
Regional integration
Drivers of Change Governance and capacity development
Sector / Subsector

Transport - Road transport (non-urban)

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Effective gender mainstreaming
Description
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy
Impact

Project Outcome

Description of Outcome
Progress Toward Outcome Overall project implementation remains on track in the context of achieving the project outcome and outputs.
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs
Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)

Rehabilitation of Vose-Khovaling road section: Procurement of civil works concluded in September 2013; the contractor commenced the work on 14 January 2014. As of 29 February 2016, civil works progress is assessed at 80% against planned 78%. The contract is due for completion in July 2016; extension of contract may be needed.

Rehabilitation of Sayron- Karamik road section: Procurement of civil works of Sayron-Karamik road concluded in September 2014 ; the contractor commenced the work on 20 October 2014. As of 29 February 2016, civil works progress is assessed at 48% against planned 90%; extension of contract may be needed.

Road safety features: Invitation for bid for Solar PV facilities issued on 4 Feb 2015. The procurement process is ongoing.

Rural Roads: $900,000 has been allocated for local road improvements. Submission of draft bidding documents to ADB is expected in the second quarter of 2016.

Institutional strengthening: The performance-based road maintenance contracts will be procured with government own funds upon completion of road rehabilitation. No activity started yet in this regard.

Road safety audits and engineering, including design review and traffic safety trainings were conducted.

Geographical Location Khatlon region,Dushanbe region

Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects

Environmental Aspects The roads will not pass through any environmentally sensitive area and rehabilitation activities will be contained within the existing ROW. The project is anticipated to have site-specific environmental impacts.
Involuntary Resettlement Limited IR impacts might occur in terms of impacts on agricultural land plot, residential fences structures, and business establishment.
Indigenous Peoples No impact on indigenous people or ethnic minorities in the project areas are envisaged since all activities will be limited to the existing ROW.
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

An international firm will be recruited in accordance with ADB's Guidelines on the Use of Consultants (2013, as amended from time to time) to (i) help the PIU supervise project implementation, (ii) provide hands-on training in project management and reporting, and (iii) improve institutional capacity in road safety management and promote community road safety awareness.

Request For Proposal for consulting services was sent out to short-listed firms in August 2013.

Procurement

All procurement financed under the ADB grant will follow international competitive bidding and/or national competitive bidding procedures pursuant to ADB's Procurement Guidelines (2013, as amended from time to time) and ADB's prior review.

The Invitation for Bidding for Vose-Khovaling road works was issued in July 2013.

Responsible Staff

Responsible ADB Officer Farrukh Nuriddinov
Responsible ADB Department Central and West Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Tajikistan Resident Mission
Executing Agencies
Ministry of Transport
MT-RT@MAIL.RU
14, Aini Street
Dushanbe 734042
Tajikistan

Timetable

Concept Clearance -
Fact Finding -
MRM -
Approval -
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 28 Mar 2016

Grant 0356-TAJ

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
19 Sep 2013 07 Oct 2013 07 Jan 2014 31 Oct 2017 - -
Financing Plan Grant Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 89.00 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 70.00 19 Sep 2013 46.33 0.00 66%
Counterpart 19.00 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 19 Sep 2013 36.12 0.00 52%

Evaluation Documents See also: Independent Evaluation

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