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Tajikistan: Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation Corridor 6 (Ayni–Uzbekistan Border Road) Improvement Project

Evaluation Document | 4 December 2019

The government of Tajikistan requested the Asian Development Bank (ADB) to assist in reducing the bottlenecks within the transport network. In response, the Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation (CAREC) Corridor 6 (Ayni–Uzbekistan Border Road) Improvement Project was prepared. This project was consistent with the core operational areas of infrastructure and regional cooperation and integration in the Strategy 2020 of ADB. It was also included in the country operations business plan for Tajikistan during 2012–2014. At appraisal, the importance of the CAREC Corridor 6 (Ayni–Uzbekistan Border Road) was acknowledged as it links Zarafshan Valley to the rest of the country and strategically positions Tajikistan, in the long term, as a regional trade corridor via the Uzbekistan border in the west.

The expected outcome was improved connectivity and mobility along the CAREC Corridor 6 (Ayni–Uzbekistan Border Road). The following were the three target outputs: (i) 113 kilometers (km) of rehabilitated and reconstructed road between Ayni–Panjakent and the border with Uzbekistan, (ii) improved road safety, and (iii) upgraded Sarazm border post infrastructure and improved local communities.

This report validates the completion report's assessment of the project. IED overall assessment: Successful.