Uzbekistan: CAREC Regional Road Project

Sovereign Project | 39669-013 Status: Closed


ADB is helping Uzbekistan upgrade a key highway that is an integral part of a regional transport corridor across Central Asia. The project will improve 131 kilometers of the A-380 highway, a 1,204 kilometer road that runs from the Kazakh border in Uzbekistan's north toward Afghanistan and Turkmenistan in the south. It will also help strengthen government’s operation and maintenance of the road network.

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Project Name CAREC Regional Road Project
Project Number 39669-013
Country Uzbekistan
Project Status Closed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Loan
Source of Funding / Amount
Loan 2403-UZB: CAREC Regional Road Project
Ordinary capital resources US$ 72.30 million
Strategic Agendas Regional integration
Drivers of Change Governance and capacity development
Sector / Subsector

Transport - Road transport (non-urban)

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Some gender elements
Description The Project aims to develop strategic international highways and improve road sustainability in Uzbekistan. It will improve 131 kilometers (km) of the A-380 highway; and assist the Government in strengthening operation and maintenance of the road network in Uzbekistan.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy The Project is fully in line with ADB's country and regional strategies. ADB's future role in the transport sector, as outlined in Uzbekistan's ADB country strategy and program 2006-2010. It will focus on (i) developing a reliable existing infrastructure network that opens up regional and international markets; (ii) integrating transport systems for improved safety and service quality; (iii) harmonizing the regulatory framework to promote efficiency; (iv)restructuring and modernizing the transport sector by promoting competition; (v) competitive marketing and tariff setting; and (vi) improving financing and management efficiency and effectiveness.
Impact Sustainable economic development and increased trade

Project Outcome

Description of Outcome Improved regional connectivity and an adequate, efficient, and sustainable road network in Uzbekistan
Progress Toward Outcome The loan is closed. All the outputs have been achieved as planned, except for the 91 km reconstruction (Contracts B1, B2, and B3) on the POSCO section. This work is currently ongoing through government's own financing and is planned for completion by December 2013. Outcomes will only be visible after the completion of this road section.
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs

Reconstructed road sections of A-380 between Guzar and Dautata border

Road Equipment Pool Company (REPC) operationalized

Road sustainability enhanced

Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)

All civil works and consulting contracts and equipment procured. Construction under the civil works contract for B2, B3 and B4 packages had been stopped owing to dispute between the EA and the contractor POSCO. This dispute was resolved and an agreement was signed on 12 July 2012 between EA and contractor POSCO to complete the remaining work by end Dec 2013.

283 units of machinery purchased and operationalized. REPC operationalized

All other components have been completed.

Geographical Location A380 between Guzar to Dautata (Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan border)

Safeguard Categories

Environment B
Involuntary Resettlement C
Indigenous Peoples C

Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects

Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design
During Project Implementation

Business Opportunities

Consulting Services

A total of about 360 person-months of consultancy services (120 person-months international and 240 person-months national will be needed for: (i) an international procurement specialist, (ii) project management and construction supervision, (iii) advisory support for development of the road equipment pool company (REPC), and (iv) road sector planning and maangement system.

An individual procurement specialist with international experience will be recruited to help implement the procurement of works, goods, and services. For the remaining services, consulting firms will be selected and engaged using ADB's quality and cost-based selection procedures in accordance with its Guidelines on the Use fo Consultants (2007, as amended from time to time). Full technical proposals will be required for the project management and construction supervision, and the road sector planning and management system; and biodata technical proposals for development of REPC.

Procurement Procurement of goods, civil works and related services financed from the ADB loan will be done in accordance with ADB's Procurement Guidelines (2007, as amended from time to time). To ensure competition, ICB contract packages will be adopted. Civil works contracts will be procured through ICB among prequalified bidders. ICB will be used for civil works over $2 million; national competitive bidding (NCB) for civil works of $100,000-$2 million; shopping for civil works up to $100,000; and ICB for goods over $1 million.

Responsible Staff

Responsible ADB Officer Luu, Khuong
Responsible ADB Department Central and West Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Transport and Communications Division, CWRD
Executing Agencies
Ministry of Finance
* Mr. Jamol Shukurov
5 Mustaqiliik Square
Tashkent 100008
Republic of Uzbekistan


Concept Clearance 16 Mar 2006
Fact Finding 24 Jul 2007 to 06 Aug 2007
MRM 15 Oct 2007
Approval 19 Dec 2007
Last Review Mission -
PDS Creation Date 06 Jun 2006
Last PDS Update 26 Mar 2013

Loan 2403-UZB

Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
19 Dec 2007 14 Apr 2008 02 May 2008 30 Jun 2012 - 31 Jan 2013
Financing Plan Loan Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 170.50 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 72.30 19 Dec 2007 59.88 0.00 100%
Counterpart 98.20 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 19 Dec 2007 59.88 0.00 100%
Status of Covenants
Category Sector Safeguards Social Financial Economic Others
Rating Satisfactory Satisfactory Satisfactory Satisfactory - Satisfactory
Title Document Type Document Date
CAREC Regional Road Project: Project Completion Report Project/Program Completion Reports Sep 2015
CAREC Regional Road Project Procurement Plans Mar 2012
CAREC Regional Road Project Project/Program Administration Manual Nov 2010
Loan Agreement for CAREC Regional Road Project between Republic of Uzbekistan and Asian Development Bank dated 14 April 2008 Loan Agreement (Ordinary Resources) Apr 2008
Loan Agreement for CAREC Regional Road Project between Republic of Uzbekistan and Asian Development Bank Loan Agreement (Ordinary Resources) Jan 2008
CAREC Regional Road Project Reports and Recommendations of the President Nov 2007
CAREC Regional Road Project Design and Monitoring Frameworks Nov 2007

Safeguard Documents See also: Safeguards

Safeguard documents provided at the time of project/facility approval may also be found in the list of linked documents provided with the Report and Recommendation of the President.

Evaluation Documents See also: Independent Evaluation

Title Document Type Document Date
Uzbekistan: CAREC Regional Road Project Validations of Project Completion Reports Sep 2016

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