ADB is helping Uzbekistan improve a key highway linking the country to its neighbors in Central Asia. Tranche 2 of the program will finance the rehabilitation of about 85 kilometers of the A380 highway, which forms part of the Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation Program (CAREC) Corridor 2. It will also improve road planning.
|Project Name||CAREC Corridor 2 Road Investment Program - Tranche 2|
|Project Type / Modality of Assistance||Loan
|Source of Funding / Amount||
|Strategic Agendas||Inclusive economic growth
|Drivers of Change||Governance and capacity development
|Sector / Subsector||
Transport - Road transport (non-urban)
|Gender Equity and Mainstreaming||No gender elements|
|Description||The project's outcome will be reconstructed, effectively operated and maintained A380 highway section with improved travel time. The project has two outputs--(i) reconstructed Uzbekistan section of CAREC Corridor 2 road (85 km of the A380 highway between Km355 and Km440), and (ii) road sector sustainability strategy and plans adopted by the Republican Road Fund (RRF).|
|Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy||With the increasing role of the Uzbekistan's transport sector, it faces operational and institutional bottlenecks. These problems translate into higher-than-average transport costs. These also hamper regional cooperation and integration opportunities, and ultimately the country's competitiveness. Under ADB's Loan 2403-UZB, RRF has improved its planning capacity to be able to make better investment decision. It has also looked at various options to improve the road sector institutional structure.|
|Impact||Better connectivity and an efficient transport system along Uzbekistan section of CAREC Corridor 2 Road|
|Description of Outcome||Reconstructed A380 highway section with improved travel time and effectively operated and maintained|
|Progress Toward Outcome||The loan is scheduled to close by 31 March 2017.|
|Description of Project Outputs||
Uzbekistan section of CAREC Corridor 2 road constructed
Road sector sustainability plans adopted by the Road Fund
|Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)||
As of 31 December 2016, the civil works contractor substantially completed all major physical works and the taking-over certificate inspection was conducted on 22 November 2016. The remaining works including 12 km of shoulder fill, minor pavement markings and installation of road signs were completed in December 2016.
Boring equipment procured and delivered to Uzbekistan in 2012 and commissioned in 2013.
|Geographical Location||Bukhara, Khorezm, and Karakalpakstan Republic|
|Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects|
1. No major environmental impacts. Project 2 is classified as Category B.
2. An initial environmental examination (IEE) was prepared.
3. The IEE concluded that the overall environmental impacts of Project 2 would be insignificant and will be minimized by adequate mitigation measures included in the environmental management plan (EMP).
4. The civil works contractor will implement all environmental management requirements set out in the IEE and will prepare site specific EMPs. Monthly monitoring reports will be issued by the contractor and will be reviewed by the project management and construction supervision consultant.
5. The project management and construction supervision consultant will monitor the EMP.
|Involuntary Resettlement||Project 2 is classified as Category B. An assessment of impacts and the inventory of loss assets was undertaken during 19-25 July 2010, following the project cut-off date of 19 July 2010. Project 2 will mostly follow the existing right-of-way, so land acquisition is minimal. However, a total of 0.84 ha of land will be acquired permanently (including abandoned and non-operating entities). Project 2 will affect 4 households comprised of 16 people. These households include business entities (1 operating and 3 non-operating) and located in the desert areas along the project road. During construction, additional land may be used temporarily for camps and borrow pits. However, this land is desert, and free of any land acquisition and resettlement impacts. Preparation of the replacement lands and payment of compensation has been completed. The land acquisition and resettlement plan compliance report was disclosed on 30 September 2014.|
|Indigenous Peoples||Project 2 is classified as Category C. The project will not affect the dignity, livelihood systems, or culture of indigenous peoples and will have no impacts on land, housing, property or income and no new limitations to the movement of local residents.|
|Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation|
|During Project Design||
Discussions were held with hokimyat authorities and key stakeholders, and public consultations with villagers and other interested parties. Where land acquisition and resettlement is required, household surveys and a full census of all affected persons was held in accordance with ADB's social safeguards.
A consultation and participation plan was prepared for Project 2 which undertook detailed level of information sharing and consultation particularly for the land acquisition and resettlement plan preparation.
|During Project Implementation||Information sharing and public consultations will continue during implementation. ADB's safeguards specialist is monitoring the resettlement activities. Payment of compensation to the affected households has been completed.|
|Consulting Services||All consultants financed from ADB were recruited according to ADB''s Guidelines on the Use of Consultants (2010, as amended from time to time) and the procurement plan of Project 2. Consulting firms were selected and engaged using the quality- and cost-based selection method. Individual consultants were recruited for procurement and safeguard component.|
|Procurement||Procurement of civil works and goods followed ADB''s Procurement Guidelines (2010, as amended from time to time) and the procurement plan of Project 2.|
|Responsible ADB Officer||Luu, Khuong|
|Responsible ADB Department||Central and West Asia Department|
|Responsible ADB Division||Uzbekistan Resident Mission|
Republican Road Fund
Ministry of Finance 29 Istiklol Street
Tashkent, 100017,Republic of Uzbekistan
|Approval||31 Mar 2011|
|Last Review Mission||-|
|PDS Creation Date||15 Jul 2010|
|Last PDS Update||22 Mar 2017|
|Approval||Signing Date||Effectivity Date||Closing|
|31 Mar 2011||12 Apr 2011||06 May 2011||30 Jun 2014||31 Mar 2017||11 Aug 2017|
|Financing Plan||Loan Utilization|
|Total (Amount in US$ million)||Date||ADB||Others||Net Percentage|
|Project Cost||289.00||Cumulative Contract Awards|
|ADB||240.00||31 Mar 2011||179.39||0.00||98%|
|Cofinancing||0.00||31 Mar 2011||183.56||0.00||100%|
|Status of Covenants|
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|Title||Document Type||Document Date|
|CAREC Corridor 2 Road Investment Program - Tranche 2: Procurement Plan||Procurement Plans||Aug 2017|
|Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation Corridor 2 Road Investment Program: Facility Administration Manual||Facility Administration Manual||Oct 2014|
|Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation Corridor 2 Road Investment Program||Facility Administration Manual||Aug 2013|
|Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation Corridor 2 Road Investment Program||Facility Administration Manual||Feb 2012|
|Loan Agreement for CAREC Corridor 2 Road Investment Program - Project 2 between the Republic of Uzbekistan and Asian Development Bank dated 12 April 2011||Loan Agreement (Ordinary Resources)||Apr 2011|
|Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation Corridor 2 Road Investment Program (Project 2)||Design and Monitoring Frameworks||Mar 2011|
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