Uzbekistan: CAREC Corridor 2 Road Investment Program - Tranche 1

Sovereign Project | 42107-023 Status: Closed


ADB is helping Uzbekistan improve a key highway linking the country to its neighbors in Central Asia. The project will rehabilitate about 50 kilometers of the A380 highway, and provide training support for improved planning, project management, road asset management, and community facilities.

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Project Name CAREC Corridor 2 Road Investment Program - Tranche 1
Project Number 42107-023
Country Uzbekistan
Project Status Closed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Loan
Source of Funding / Amount
Loan 2635-UZB: MFF - Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation Corridor 2 Road Investment Program - Project 1
Concessional ordinary capital resources / Asian Development Fund US$ 115.00 million
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
Regional integration
Drivers of Change Governance and capacity development
Sector / Subsector

Transport - Road transport (non-urban)

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Some gender elements
Description Under the CAREC Corridor 2 Road Investment Program, the Project will comprise civil works for rehabilitating about 50 km of the Uzbekistan Section of CAREC Corridor 2 Road (between Km 440 and 490 of A380 highway), support to to the expansion and implementation of the road asset management system, and support capacity building for the Road Fund and the local communities living along the Investment Program road.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy The investment program has strong links to CAREC Corridor 6, which connects to the Ring Road in Afghanistan and thereafter the main ports in Pakistan and Iran. A National Road Development Program for 2009-2014 Resolution of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan PP-1103 dated 22 April 2009 has been prepared. It is consistent with the sector strategy and road map and is estimated to cost $2.6 billion of which $1.6 billion is directed at the A380 highway. The investment program will contribute to this program.
Impact Better connectivity and an efficient transport system along the Uzbekistan section of CAREC Corridor 2 Road

Project Outcome

Description of Outcome Reconstructed A380 highway section with improved travel time and effectively operated and maintained
Progress Toward Outcome The road construction work has been completed. Full attainment of the project impact will depend on the completion of the entire investment program.
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs

Uzbekistan section of CAREC Corridor 2 road constructed

Road sector sustainability strategy and plans adopted by the Road Fund.

Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues) The road development component for the reconstruction of about 50 km of the Uzbekistan section of CAREC Corridor 2 Road (between Km 440 and Km 490 of the A380 highway) was completed in November 2013, while the road sector sustainability component which included community development and expanded road asset management system was completed in July 2014. The unutilized loan balance was cancelled and the loan was financially closed on 19 December 2014. The preparation of ADB's project completion report is scheduled for the second quarter of 2015.
Geographical Location Bukhara province,Khorezm province

Safeguard Categories

Environment B
Involuntary Resettlement C
Indigenous Peoples C

Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects

Environmental Aspects

Project 1 does not have any major environmental impacts. In line with ADB's Safeguard Policy Statement (SPS) 2009, Project 1 is

classified as environment category B. The Republican Road Fund (Road Fund) prepared an initial environmental examination for Project 1 and an environment assessment and review framework for the investment program, which were monitored by the Road Fund

and construction supervision consultant. The Road Fund submitted the required environmental monitoring reports to ADB.

Involuntary Resettlement Civil works under Project 1 do not involve land acquisition and involuntary resettlement.
Indigenous Peoples Civil works under Project 1 do not affect ethnic minority groups.
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design Consultations were carried out with local communities, khokimiyat (local government), and district level agencies.
During Project Implementation

Consultations with stakeholder have been carried out during project implementation. More specificially, consultations have been carried out for implementating the gender action plan.

ADB missions have been discussing the rehabilitation of a community center in Sarimoy village, adjacent to project site. The community center building has been rehabilitated and is now fully functional.

Business Opportunities

Consulting Services All consultants were recruited in accordance with ADB's Guidelines on the Use of Consultants by the Asian Development Bank and its Borrowers (2007 as amended from time to time). Consulting firms were selected and engaged using ADB's quality- and cost-based selection procedures.
Procurement All goods and services financed under the Project were procured in accordance with ADB's Procurement Guidelines (2007, as amended from time to time).

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
Republican Road Fund
Ministry of Finance 29 Istiklol Street
Tashkent, 100017,Republic of Uzbekistan


Concept Clearance 18 Jan 2010
Fact Finding 25 Jan 2010 to 08 Feb 2010
MRM 03 Mar 2010
Approval 21 Apr 2010
Last Review Mission -
PDS Creation Date 12 Feb 2010
Last PDS Update 24 Mar 2015

Loan 2635-UZB

Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
21 Apr 2010 01 May 2010 17 May 2010 30 Sep 2013 30 Sep 2014 19 Dec 2014
Financing Plan Loan Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 146.00 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 115.00 21 Apr 2010 83.73 0.00 100%
Counterpart 31.00 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 21 Apr 2010 83.73 0.00 100%
Status of Covenants
Category Sector Safeguards Social Financial Economic Others
Rating Satisfactory Satisfactory Satisfactory Satisfactory - Satisfactory

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