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Uzbekistan: Second Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation Corridor 2 Road Investment Program - Tranche 1

Sovereign (Public) Project | 44483-023 Status: Closed

The Asian Development Bank is helping Uzbekistan upgrade roads that will boost trade along a key transport corridor linking Central Asia to Europe. The first tranche of the program will rehabilitate a 74-kilometer section of a highway running through the Fergana Valley, where a third of all Uzbeks live and a large proportion of the country's agricultural goods are produced. It will also improve road safety and asset management.

 
Project Name Second Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation Corridor 2 Road Investment Program - Tranche 1
Project Number 44483-023
Country Uzbekistan
Project Status Closed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Loan
Source of Funding / Amount
Loan 2772-UZB: Second Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation Corridor 2 Road Investment Program - Tranche 1
Ordinary capital resources US$ 129.50 million
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
Regional integration
Drivers of Change Gender Equity and Mainstreaming
Governance and capacity development
Sector / Subsector

Transport / Road transport (non-urban)

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Effective gender mainstreaming
Description

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) approved a multitranche financing facility for an aggregate amount not exceeding $500 million for the Second CAREC Corridor 2 Road Investment Program on 23 August 2011 and an OCR loan of $130 million for Loan 2772-UZB Project 1 on 2 September 2011. The investment program aims to increase domestic and international trade. The outputs under the investment program will be (i) about 236 km of the reconstructed road section of CAREC Corridor 2; and (ii) implemented road system sustainability plans, which relate to road safety and asset management. The investment program will finance three separate projects.

Loan 2772-UZB Project 1 was signed on 1 December 2011 and became effective on 13 January 2012 with current loan closing of 31 December 2019. The project intends to reconstruct about 58 km of the A373 highway (between Km 116 and Km 190), and improve road safety management.

Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy The second investment program will finance the reconstruction of the Uzbekistan section of CAREC Corridor 2, which connects Uzbekistan to Afghanistan, Kazakhstan, the Kyrgyz Republic, Tajikistan, and Turkmenistan. This reconstruction will improve connectivity and road safety, and boost domestic and international trade. The second investment program fits with Strategy 2020 of ADB, is included in the country operations business plan (2011-2013), and is aligned with the United Nations Decade of Action for Road Safety 2011-2020. The investment program is in line with the Uzbekistan Transport Sector Strategy (2006-2020) and road map, as well as the CAREC Transport and Trade Facilitation Strategy and Action Plan.
Impact Improved road connectivity, safety, and effective Road Fund management for the Uzbekistan sections of CAREC Corridor 2 Road
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome Reconstructed A373 highway section with increased traffic volume is safe and effectively operated and maintained
Progress Toward Outcome

The reconstruction of A373 highway section envisaged under Tranche 1 (L2772) was completed by 31 December 2019. The loan was financially closed on 10 July 2020.

The remaining additional works financed under Tranche 2 (L2965) will be finished by 23 August 2021. The increased traffic volume safety and effective operation and maintenance will be assessed after completion of civil works in 2021.

Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs

Selected section of A373 highway reconstructed by the Road Fund

Road sector sustainability plans implemented by the Road Fund

Tranche 1 Project completed as targeted and budgeted

Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues) Tranche 1 was completed as targeted and within the budget. Tranche 1 was financially closed effective 10 July 2020. The remaining works will be completed under Tranche 2, which finances additional works to be completed under the project. The gender action plan (GAP) was successfully implemented during October 2013 to November 2014 under the CWRD Gender RETA 7563. GAP was implemented by the local NGO _Association for Support Children and Families (ASCF)_. The NGO carried out 3-day livelihood trainings for 100 female residents of Kirchin and Pungon villages of Pop district of Namangan Region. Set of materials and handouts for business plan development was developed and distributed to all participants. More than 80 female beneficiaries prepared their business plans with 10 of them (food and bread making, tailoring and sewing) being selected and reviewed for registration in the local banks. Three women-entrepreneurs have been registered as individual entrepreneurs and became a member of the Hunarmand (Craftsmen) association. Eleven women registered as individual entrepreneurs in 2015. These activities were supported and conducted in close cooperation with the Women's Committee of Uzbekistan.Due to extension of MFF availability until 23 August 2021, contracts with the Construction supervision consultant (Engineer) and Contractor have been extended accordingly to ensure completion of remaining works. Due diligence for Tranches 2 and 3 completed as Tranche 2 was approved on 10 December 2012 and Tranche 3 on 9 December 2015.IQCU has been established.The Law on Road Traffic Safety was approved by the government in March 2013.Road safety contract was completed by Eptisa (Spain) in October 2015. Adoption of road safety strategy is ongoing and is projected to be approved by the end of 2020.ADB approved on 16 March 2016 the direct contracting with Euro-Asian Construction Corporation "Evrascon" (Azerbaijan), and on 20 June 2016 the award of contract. The target completion date is 23 August 2021, same as the extension of Tranche 2. During review missions, the project team regularly reminds the EA, the contractor, and the Engineer to ensure the quality of work according to the standards.Assessment of achievement of targeted 58 km of road with pavement IRI less than 4m/km and quality of works will be conducted at completion of all civil works being financed under Tranche 2.
Geographical Location Tashkent, Toshkent Tumani
Safeguard Categories
Environment B
Involuntary Resettlement C
Indigenous Peoples C
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
Environmental Aspects The project does not have major environmental impacts.
Involuntary Resettlement Civil works do not involve land acquisition or involuntary resettlement.
Indigenous Peoples There are no potential impacts expected on indigenous people.
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design Discussions were held with hokimyat authorities and key stakeholders, and public consultations with villagers, Mahalla committees, women's committee representatives and groups, and other interested parties.
During Project Implementation Stakeholder participation and consultation during implementation were regularly conducted with Republican Road Fund, consultants, and ADB.
Business Opportunities
Consulting Services

Consulting services were recruited in accordance with ADB's Guidelines on the Use of Consultants (2013, as amended from time to time).

Notices regarding project's tenders are accessible at ADB website through this link:

https://www.adb.org/projects/44483-023/main#project-tenders

Procurement

Procurement of works and goods were undertaken in accordance with ADB's Procurement Guidelines (2015, as amended from time to time).

Notices regarding project's tenders are accessible at ADB website through this link:

https://www.adb.org/projects/44483-023/main#project-tenders

Responsible ADB Officer Mamatkulov, Raushanbek
Responsible ADB Department Central and West Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Uzbekistan Resident Mission
Executing Agencies
Republican Road Fund
Ministry of Finance 29 Istiklol Street
Tashkent, 100017,Republic of Uzbekistan
Timetable
Concept Clearance 01 Mar 2011
Fact Finding 12 Apr 2011 to 28 Apr 2011
MRM 14 Jun 2011
Approval 02 Sep 2011
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 29 Oct 2020

Loan 2772-UZB

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
02 Sep 2011 01 Dec 2011 13 Jan 2012 31 Mar 2014 31 Dec 2019 10 Jul 2020
Financing Plan Loan Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 159.50 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 129.50 02 Sep 2011 129.33 0.00 100%
Counterpart 30.00 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 02 Sep 2011 129.33 0.00 100%
Status of Covenants
Category Sector Safeguards Social Financial Economic Others
Rating Satisfactory Satisfactory Satisfactory Satisfactory - Satisfactory

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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.

Title Document Type Document Date
Second Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation Corridor 2 Road Investment Program – Tranche 1: Environmental Monitoring Report (January-June 2020) Environmental Monitoring Reports Jul 2020
Second Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation Corridor 2 Road Investment Program – Tranche 1: Environmental Monitoring Report (July-December 2019) Environmental Monitoring Reports Apr 2020
Second Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation Corridor 2 Road Investment Program – Tranche 1: Safeguards Due Diligence Report Safeguards Due Diligence Reports Oct 2019
Second Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation Corridor 2 Road Investment Program – Tranche 1: Environmental Monitoring Report (January-June 2019) Environmental Monitoring Reports Aug 2019
Second Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation Corridor 2 Road Investment Program – Tranche 1: Environmental Monitoring Report (July-December 2018) Environmental Monitoring Reports Apr 2019
Second Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation Corridor 2 Road Investment Program – Tranche 1: Environmental Monitoring Report (January-June 2018) Environmental Monitoring Reports Oct 2018
Second Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation Corridor 2 Road Investment Program – Tranche 1: Environmental Monitoring Report (July–December 2017) Environmental Monitoring Reports Jun 2018
Second Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation Corridor 2 Road Investment Program – Tranche 1: Environmental Monitoring Report (18 August 2016-30 June 2017) Environmental Monitoring Reports Aug 2017
Second Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation Corridor 2 Road Investment Program – Tranche 1: Environmental Monitoring Report (July-December 2015) Environmental Monitoring Reports Mar 2016
Second Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation Corridor 2 Road Investment Program – Tranche 1: Environmental Monitoring Report (18 August-31 December 2016) Environmental Monitoring Reports Mar 2016
Second Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation Corridor 2 Road Investment Program – Tranche 1: Environmental Monitoring Report (January-June 2015) Environmental Monitoring Reports Oct 2015
Second Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation Corridor 2 Road Investment Program – Tranche 1: Environmental Monitoring Report (October 2014) Environmental Monitoring Reports Oct 2014
MFF - Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation Corridor 2 Indigenous Peoples Planning Frameworks/Indigenous Peoples Development Frameworks May 2011
MFF - Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation Corridor 2: Resettlement Framework Resettlement Frameworks Apr 2011

Evaluation Documents See also: Independent Evaluation

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Contracts Awarded

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