The Asian Development Bank is working with Tajikistan to build a 227-meter bridge and just over a kilometer of road leading up to the bridge. The project is also improving over 14 kilometers of rural roads connecting nearby communities to the bridge.
|Project Name||Sustainable Access for Isolated Rural Communities|
|Project Type / Modality of Assistance||Grant
|Source of Funding / Amount||
|Strategic Agendas||Inclusive economic growth
|Drivers of Change||Gender Equity and Mainstreaming
|Sector / Subsector||
Transport / Transport policies and institutional development
|Gender Equity and Mainstreaming||Gender equity|
|Description||To restore access for the isolated rural communities in the Rasht Rayon who presently have to travel up to 80 km detour to access the road to Dushanbe and Tajikabad center as a result of the flood that washed away a bridge on the Surkhob River in August 2006. The Project will contribute to sustainable economic development and social stability by fostering improved connectivity and mobility for economically marginalized rural poor to partake in normal daily economic activities. It will further assist the self-sufficiency of the affected rural villagers by empowering locals to be accountable for their infrastructure maintenance needs.|
|Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy||The Project is consistent with the Medium Term Strategy II (2006-2008); Country Strategy and Program Update (2006-2008); the Government_s Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper (2006); and Poverty Reduction Partnership Agreement (2002)|
|Description of Outcome|
|Progress Toward Outcome|
|Description of Project Outputs|
|Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)|
|Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects|
|Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation|
|During Project Design|
|During Project Implementation|
|Consulting Services||International and local consultants will be engaged individually by the Executing Agency in accordance with ADB's Guidelines on the Use of Consultants (2007, as amended from time to time) and with no objection from MOTC. Consulting services will be conducted over 24 months, requiring approximately 21.5 person-months of international consultancy and 26 person-months of domestic consultancy.|
|Procurement||All procurement under the project will be in accordance with ADB's Procurement Guidelines (2007, as amended from time to time). National competitive bidding will be used. The estimated cost of each contract package should be less than $10,000 and designed to use local labor as far as is practical. Safety equipment, such as mobile signage and protective clothing will be procured for less than $10,000. For contracts above 10,000, competititve bidding and preapproval by ADB is required. Road maintenance contracts will be structured to maximize the use of local labor and materials. Local small-scale contractors with expertise and training in labor-intensive construction and maintenance will be preferred and engaged by the PIU with the assistance of the project manager.|
|Responsible ADB Officer||Nuriddinov, Farrukh Sharofiddinovich|
|Responsible ADB Department||Central and West Asia Department|
|Responsible ADB Division||Tajikistan Resident Mission|
Ministry of Transport
Ayni, 734046 Dushanbe, Tajikistan
|Concept Clearance||29 Jan 2007|
|Fact Finding||14 Feb 2007 to 17 Feb 2007|
|Approval||23 Oct 2007|
|Last Review Mission||-|
|PDS Creation Date||29 Feb 2008|
|Last PDS Update||27 Oct 2010|
|Approval||Signing Date||Effectivity Date||Closing|
|23 Oct 2007||30 Nov 2007||30 Nov 2007||30 May 2010||-||16 Sep 2010|
|Financing Plan||Grant Utilization|
|Total (Amount in US$ million)||Date||ADB||Others||Net Percentage|
|Project Cost||2.00||Cumulative Contract Awards|
|ADB||0.00||23 Oct 2007||0.00||1.99||99%|
|Cofinancing||2.00||23 Oct 2007||0.00||1.99||99%|
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|Title||Document Type||Document Date|
|Sustainable Access for Isolated Rural Communities||Grant Implementation Manuals||Feb 2008|
|Sustainable Access for Isolated Rural Communities (Financed by the Japan Fund for Poverty Reduction)||Grant Assistance Reports||Sep 2007|
|Sustainable Access for Isolated Rural Communities||Procurement Plans||Sep 2007|
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Tajikistan Transport: Surhob River Bridge Saves LivesIn Tajikistan, a new bridge across the Surhob River is connecting once-isolated villages to the amenities of town, saving lives in medical emergencies, and providing a much-needed shot in the arm for small businesses.